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“Total peace and tranquility”
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Nature meets the Sea - Escape to serenity, beauty and peaceful harmony!
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Nature meets the Sea - Escape to serenity, beauty and peaceful harmony!
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92 reviews
Nature meets the Sea - Escape to serenity, beauty and peaceful harmony!
View from the crest of the dune
Dining with nature views
A Dune Escape
Fully equipped kitchen
Bedroom one with a view to the crest of the dune
Bedroom two with elevated hinterland views
Nature and sunshine a part of the living spaces
Cosy lounging with open log fire
Quality decor
Relaxing loungeroom
Sunny open decking
Peaceful and restfull decor design
Stairway to your escape
Bathroom in sea greens and crisp white
Design and quality
Kangaroos on the 15-hectare property
Crystal waters of Emu bay
Walk down the dunes to the beach
Dolphins at the base of the dune
Evening meals on the deck
Romantic walks on the beach
Bike ride on the beach
Family fun
Nature meets the sea
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Excellent - based on 92 reviews
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kay T
1 review
“Total peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The ultra-modern residence was immaculately presented by the owners. The outside BBQ area was a sun- trap even in Winter. We especially loved the patio overlooking the vast beach and spent many happy relaxed hours there. In the evening the log fire was a welcome addition. We found Emu Bay a central holiday destination to explore the island, and have already recommended it to a number of our friends.

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Liked best: The peace
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Thank you for your very positive review. Yes, there is always a little spot in the warmth even in winter and at night its very cosy with the log fire in the lounge room. The beach view from the patio is certainly stunning, we live down in the gully and just knew when we built the holiday beach house we had to have that view! We welcome your return and/or any of your friends to come and stay again - thank you once again for the very kind and appreciative words.
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J T
Adelaide, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful, luxurious, relaxing, sublime!!”
Reviewed 2 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We adored A Dune Escape! The property and location were spectacular. We loved the privacy and seclusion, spotting wildlife during dusk and dawn walks through the expansive private property, meandering along the beach collecting shells and breathing the fresh ocean air, and gazing into the captivating night skies. The friendly, obliging owners have thought of everything. The house itself is a dream - the cleanest holiday house we've ever seen, equipped with high quality fixtures, fittings and furnishings with the most comfortable bed and lounges and a beautiful wood stove.

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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Wow, what a great review, thank you so much. We are so glad you got to see and really feel the beautiful (almost private at times) beach - the spring flowers are all out over the property now but roaming around as you did is one of the simple pleasures - you don't need to go to the BIG tourist venues hey, the animals are on our property anyway - Thank you once again for a wonderful review :)
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FMRP202B
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great escape in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This accommodation is fantastic and is very well located. The house is stunning and very peaceful, the beds are comfy, the kitchen and bathroom are fully appointed and the living area is simply relaxing with beautiful rural views and a cosy efficient wood heater. The sea views from the top of the dune 20m away are breathtaking. Being only 15 mins to Kingscote the location is perfect as all tourist attractions are within an hour's drive. We spent a week on KI and this accommodation made our holiday a huge success.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: we only had a week
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Thank you for your appreciative comments, we are glad you noticed the many extra touches we have tried to value add in the beach house. Thank you for your booking and we hope to see you or your friends come to stay in the future!
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Bruce L
Greater Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“A fantastic three days of peaceful relaxation.”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Our stay at A Dune Escape was one of the most peaceful and enjoyable short holidays we have had. Both Brian and Kris were very welcoming and the house was presented in spotless condition. The house is so well designed that the temperature inside didn't vary much at all even though the May nights were quite chilly.
The bed was extremely comfortable and all the furniture and appliances are of high quality.
We are certainly looking forward to a return visit!

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Liked best: The house and beautiful location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Thank you for your kind words, yes the double glazed windows work extremely efficiently! It's good you enjoyed relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. We would love to have you return sometime in the future!
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travelflo...
Perth
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Island Adventure”
Reviewed 15 May 2015 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We spent a long time choosing our Kangaroo Island accommodation and we could not have been happier! We originally thought that this house might be too isolated and we really wanted an ocean view. However it's seclusion is one of the highlights and it is actually very well situated on the island, and we had our own private beach view that was a short walk away. The view of waking to kangaroos was amazing! Our children absolutely loved our "little blue house" and they still talk about the wallaby hunts we went on at night (with torches of course!). Our lovely hosts made it easy from start to finish, and our only complaint would be that we ended up leaving late everyday because we didn't feel any rush to leave! Being a very eco friendly house was also a major plus for us, as anything less would've lessened the value of the superb natural landscape that surrounds the house. We had the most wonderful family holiday on Kangaroo Island and a big part of that was our beautiful house. Thank you Brian and Chris

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Liked best: High quality furnishings
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate all that you valued in the house and its surroundings, you are the kind of guests we love to host - we hope you can return in the future.
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macgrej68
Detroit
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I wish all rentals were this beautiful and peaceful.”
Reviewed 7 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I only wish we had stayed longer! The location was perfect for us, because we would be visiting other areas of the island early in the day, and then chill out in this peaceful setting in the evening. I just wish that we would have had a day or two to just enjoy this house. There is so much to love about this place- the views, the wood stove ( now I want one just like it for our home!), the furniture, the deck, the expansive windows that bring the outside in, the bathroom, just everything. You need to have a car (Budget at the airport and ferry was perfect), and you have to bring your own hair dryer. We stayed in many places in Australia, but none were even close to this.

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Liked best: Everything was the best, seriously!
Liked least: No internet or hair dryer.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Management Response
17 May 2015
Thank you for your fabulous review - we were so happy to see that it was perfect for you - we can supply a hair dryer upon request - we just like to talk about solar power before we supply heating items
Happy travelling and big cheers from Brian and Kris
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Karolina...
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“One of the best places in Australia”
Reviewed 29 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The place is absolutely stunning and we were sad to leave. The house is very neat, clean and cosy, and the surrounding is just picturesque. It is quite isolated which we loved but conveniently located with lots of wildlife around - just ideal. We loved every moment of our stay at A Dune Escape and we will be definitely back. Brian has been helpful since the beginning what made our stay even more memorable. It is one of the most beautiful accommodations we went to. Highly recommend!!!!

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
29 Apr 2015
Thank you Karolina - we are so glad you loved everything at A Dune Escape. It was a pleasure to have you and we look forward to your return - we are always listening to guests and constantly upgrading so it will be even better next time:)
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