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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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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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Janette E
England
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Amazing house in perfect location. Amazing wildlife and views!”
Reviewed 21 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

What a wonderful place to stay - the house is new, spacious, well-equipped and a perfect place to relax. Surrounded by a veranda on 2 sides - you can sit and enjoy the view - watching the kangaroos at dawn and dusk is a must! It's nestled in the bush, but a few steps take you up a small hill to the top of the dunes, with chairs to relax in and enjoy the view of Emu Bay below. If you want to venture to the beach it's 99 steps down.

The house has all you need in it - comfy settees - armchairs - dining table - breakfast bar - well equipped kitchen - new BBQ - and very comfy beds with great black outs. Every detail has been thought about.

The hosts were so helpful too - living nearby - very happy to help if you want advice on what to do.

We spent 3 wonderful nights here - and it was a great base to explore from - being able to head over to Flinders Chase NP (About 1hr 30 minutes) - Seal Bay - and Stokes Bay (access beach through hole in the rocks) closer by.

Don't hesitate to book - just wish we could have stayed longer!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Jan 2018
Thank you so much for the great review - we are so glad you were able to appreciate all that we offer and it entirely suited your needs. As you say, we have tried to think of all details as though we were on holiday there ourselves. The wildlife and beach views are definitely highlights especially for guests from overseas like yourselves.Thank you again for booking A Dune Escape.
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tjenkinso...
Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
“A Fantatastic Location for Kangaroo Island Holiday”
Reviewed 12 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We couldn't believe what a wonderful, clean and cleverly designed house awaited us on our arrival. This is a truly magic place just far enough away from the rest of the "crowd" at Emu Bay. The wildlife share the garden too and it was great to sit on the deck watching them quietly do what wallabies and kangaroos do. We had an echidna and possum visit us too. Brian and Kris have obviously taken great care planning and equipping this house and were more than happy to be on hand to help if we asked for it. The information and directions that were sent to us before our arrival were very much appreciated.
The view from the top of dune is stunning, overlooking Emu Bay and the beach. What a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy the privacy of this fantastic location.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jan 2018
Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you were able to relax and enjoy all that A Dune Escape provides along with your great wildlife visitors, sometimes a koala visits too! Thank you kindly for your time taken to write this review - we are all very busy people but we appreciate the time you have taken to promote our holiday house.
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Ichibanja...
Basel, Switzerland
1 review
“Nice place”
Reviewed 25 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Super clean and very well equipped house.
Although designated as a "Beach House", location is behind a 50m high dune with no direct sea views. No central heating.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jan 2018
Thank you for your review. We still feel it is a beach house, as you can walk to the beach from the house and the sea views are merely 30m from the front decking, where we have set up an outdoor sitting patio area. The house is eco-designed with double glazed windows throughout and for Australian climate along with the cosy log fire and the lounge chair wraps provided, this is sufficient to stay snug and warm during Australian winters.
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Lyndy J
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
388 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“The only place to stay on KI”
Reviewed 12 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

So very glad we booked to stay here. This beautiful little cottage is so well set out and maintained. Away from everyone at the rear of the dunes at Emu Bay - you can stroll up to the top of the dunes and relax watching the waves on the gorgeous beach below. Its so quiet and relaxing here - no-one around for miles. The cottage has a wood fire heater which was great for us in the middle of winter. Warmed the whole house. Powered by solar and using tank water. There is tv and free wifi here. Bed was comfortable and bedding was lovely. There are approx 15 steps up the outside of the cottage to get up to the entry on the deck and you have great views all around you from the decks and windows. Will be recommending the cottage to our friends.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jan 2018
Thank you kindly for taking the time in your busy life to write this review. I'm glad you made the comments about the warmth of the house, along with the double glazed windows we feel this is enough in an Australian climate and keeps in line with our eco-design.
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patthwait...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Private, peaceful, perfect!”
Reviewed 24 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The only unhappy part of our stay was when it was time to leave! We stayed for five wonderful nights and loved it. Tucked in behind a dune and out of the wind, a stunning beach view was only a one minute walk away. Sitting on the peak of the dune, watching the sun setting while a pod of dolphins played in the bay below, was magical. Kangaroos peeking through the windows, wedge-tailed eagles and sea eagles cruising above - how marvellous! Modern, clean and comfortable with everything you need, Brian and Kris have worked hard to thoughtfully design and equip the house. They have been attentive to every detail. Brian checked in to see that all was well and urged us to call him if we needed anything. Great people to deal with and they clearly wanted us to enjoy our stay. Highly recommended!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jan 2018
Thank you - yes we always love guests to fully enjoy their stay - so glad it worked out as a relaxing holiday for you
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John j
1 review
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 10 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Beautiful setting and top quality cottage ... outstanding inland and ocean scenery with abundant KI wildlife ... very peaceful and relaxing ... Excellent hosts

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 May 2017
Thank you John - you were wonderful guests - we look forward to seeing you again - Cheers Brian and Kris
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Go704770
1 review
“Amazing”
Reviewed 7 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We spent 2.5 weeks in Australia, stayed at 8 different locations. Kangaroo Island and especially Kris' and Brian's lovely home was our favorite. Should have spent a week. Too much to do and to see. Have been greeted by dolphins the first night, a paradise for animal lovers. We would go back in a heart beat, most likely will. The house is perfect, you could spend a week on the beach. Kris and Brian, thanks for sharing your home. We miss it already.

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