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Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat

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Donnelly, Idaho
Reviewed 6 December 2016

David was a very hospitable host and extremely knowledgeable. The entire retreat is self-sufficient and eco-concious. We were a little surprised at the amount of time it took us to reach the retreat from Cape Jervis - about an hour - and we were in a low slung small car, which was a little dicy on the dirt road to...

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ResidentonKI, Owner at Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Our guests were a young honeymoon couple from the US and stayed two nights. They were excited to stay and well in tune with the ethos of the Retreat, the husband a University Professor speaking at conferences in Adelaide before and Melbourne after leaving us. His wife was also in a high powered position at the edge of development working...

Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is a very unique B&B which is totally self sufficient for power and water, but the lifestyle here is by no means impoverished. Our host David looked after us very well and accommodated us in well appointed and spacious bedrooms with private ensuites. Access is via a dirt road, easily navigable by conventional vehicles, but you need to be...

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ResidentonKI, Owner at Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Since Tony stayed with us, I have provided a shared three course evening meal for guests of vegetable soup, BBQ chops & sausages or steak ( could also be free range chicken ) with six steamed veg followed by desert of yoghurt, diced fruit and a surprise ! This is only available on request and most guests are happy to...

Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

This property is deep in bushland on the North coast, about a third of the way from the Eastern end. This means that the very best swimming beaches on the island start just to the West. It has two double rooms with ensuite bathrooms plus a third double room and a separate bathroom with sauna. There is a superbly equipped...

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ResidentonKI, Owner at Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind, accurate comment on our property, Charles. Most of our guests go out for the day and often have an evening meal at good eating places in Kingscote, the Community Hotel in Parndana, Stokes bay Café in summer etc Unfortunately we no longer have the chickens but still the fruit trees bear ! Evening meals with...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 15 January 2015

The house is a Green Globe bench-mark and Advanced Eco Tourism Accredited. David, the owner, extremely kind and helpful. You get to experience wild life right there in the courtyard, with kangaroos and other animals. Very clean and spacious rooms. No keys and locks anywhere. There's a long dirty road to get to the house which I would not recommend...

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ResidentonKI, Owner at Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

A belated thank you for your kind comments, Donatella. Keys provided when we have guests in when they don't know one another. Only a few weeks ago three sets were required ! Boiled eggs could be available on request any time. Another couple liked to have omelletes each morning so zucchini was purchased for the next day, tomatoes on hand....

Reviewed 6 December 2014

My partner and I stayed for four nights as part of his birthday celebrations and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staying in ecologically sustainable accommodation is a wonderful way to really appreciate the natural beauty of Kangaroo Island - and there is plenty right outside the retreat, from amazing cliff top views to the kangaroos and wallabies grazing by the...

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Kadina, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cape Cassini Wilderness retreat. It was a beautiful bed-and-breakfast, surrounded by spectacular wilderness and wildlife. Hospitality was fantastic and the host could provide so much advice on how to utilise our time on the island. Would definitely recommend this place for those who want a relaxing holiday or those keen to get submerged in...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2014

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat, from the wildlife that surrounds the house, to the breath-taking cliff top views, we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay on Kangaroo Island. During our stay, we spotted kangaroos, wallabies and birds at the water bowls, which the children loved. The cliff top is...

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ResidentonKI, Owner at Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Kathryn ! After a few years of having very few guests ( our choice ) we now have a new website and are open for bookings once more. We also can now cater for Self Contained stays as well.

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in the beautiful guest house at Cape Cassini. Our room was superb with a magnificent view over the ocean. We enjoyed walking in the grounds and the visits of the local kangaroos to the garden. The hospitality was excellent and we made full use of the owner, David Welford's, experienced knowledge of the island. He...

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat is a fabulous lodge, and I would highly recommend it as a base to explore Kangaroo Island. The Retreat is located on a secluded cliff on the northern shores of the island with stunning ocean-views. My family of four stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed the many amnenities that were available. Our two rooms were spacious...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat is the only accommodation on Kangaroo Island with Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation from Ecotourism Australia, providing numerous Sustainability experiences for guests but with all the comforts of home. Only 100 metres from 90 metre high cliffs, guests can enjoy balcony views from their King bedrooms with ensuites and walk in robes. Close up animal and bird viewing is available from our Sun room.There are numerous walking trails to explore 1000 acres of wilderness fronting onto 2.25 km of foreshore with numerous access places. Activities include sandy beach and rock pool swimming, and fishing at a variety of locations. Guided walking tours are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat

Address: 16 Hummocky Road | Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Price Range: $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“There are two north-facing ensuite rooms with balconies designed for couples.”
 of 5 bubbles 909TonyS, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“We had 2 rooms. Both same size and with en suite bathrooms. Maybe the one to the right as you go up the stairs is a bit better as it's sun exposed in the morning therefore warmer”
 of 5 bubbles DonatellaR75, 14 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Ocean views a must.”
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 of 5 bubbles RGC1911, 6 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The balcony rooms provide amazing views.”
 of 5 bubbles kathryn_hopkins, 1 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Ocean-view rooms enjoy a full balcony and are well worth additional cost.”
 of 5 bubbles Jdzu, 5 Aug 2012 | Read review
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