Waves and Wildlife Cottages
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Waves and Wildlife Cottages

1-8 North Coast Road, Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia Australia
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5.0
#1 of 1 cottage in Stokes Bay
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Fully self contained one and three bedroom Seaside Cottages on the north coast of Kangaroo Island. If you are planning a holiday to Kangaroo Island, please contact us anytime, Paul has lived here all his life and we are more than happy to help you plan an itinerary to make the most of your stay. Cottages are set on 80 acres bordering Stokes Bay beach and being revegetated, providing sanctuary to abundant wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, birds, echidnas, and the occasional koala discovering our newly planted gums. Pods of dolphins and resident pelicans are also sighted often at Stokes Bay. Property features· Great swimming beach with safe natural rockpool for children· Central location· Neighbours Lathami National Park – home to the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo· Boatramp – 500 meters away Each Cottage features· Magnificent ocean views· Fully equipped kitchen· Queen beds· Gas heating and Ceiling fans· BBQ· TV, DVD, Video· Phone· DVDs, Toys and Games available
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Property amenities
Complimentary tea
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Seating area
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern

Location

1-8 North Coast Road, Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia Australia
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 40 out of 100
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Kingscote Airport
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Adelaide Airport
141.6 km
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1 Restaurant
within 10 kilometers
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travelbugDelhi wrote a review Feb 2020
New Delhi, India787 contributions163 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Seven independent cottages in a row on a grassy meadow surrounded by kangaroos & wallabies of all shapes & sizes, set high on the cliff top with a sheer drop to the stunning hidden beach, the perfect sunset & beautiful ocean vistas. We stayed in a spacious 3 bedroom cottage ( one bedroom ones were sold out ) with a small kitchen & good sized living room. The kitchen utensils could be cleaned & updated, bathroom could have a few more things & a washing machine & iron was sadly lacking. Luckily we didn't need an aircon in october but it must get pretty hot in the summer. And the place was not cheap. The owners left a small bottle of honey & some choclates along with a note but we never met them.
Despite quite a few shortcomings we absolutely loved this place because of its remote, unspoilt location. Travelling to the other parts of the big island was definitely a long drive away but we looked forward to our evenings in this stunning paradise & the company of kangaroos.
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Date of stay: October 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Cecilia wrote a review July 2021
Brisbane, Australia30 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed 2 nights at Waves and Wildlife cottages with my husband during our visit to Kangaroo island. We stayed in a one bedroom cabin, which was clean and had all the necessities required for a comfortable stay including kitchen utensils, heating, and a comfy bed. The location is quite remote which we enjoyed, but there is limited phone/internet reception and the closest place to pick up groceries would be an IGA around 30min drive away.

The location and scenery is peaceful and stunning with lots of Kangaroos milling around the property during the day. We were fortunate enough to meet Paul and some of his critters which was definitely a highlight of our stay!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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simulacra27 wrote a review June 2021
Maroochydore, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 8 days at Waves and Wildlife cottages at Stokes Bay and rate the location and accommodation highly. The cottage is spacious, clean and comfortable in a fantastic location that overlooks the bay and home to plenty of native fauna. Stokes Bay is a relaxed retreat and perfectly positioned for exploring the rest of the island. Paul and Katja were wonderful hosts and Paul will pop by to involve you in feeding the kangaroos in front of your cabin during your stay, must have been 100 or so roos that turned up. We had a great time exploring Kangaroo Island and really did not want to leave.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jonathon S wrote a review Jan 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent 7 nights at waves and wildlife in Janurary 2021 and it was a great experience. The cabins have amazing views of the ocean and wildlife literally on your door step. The self contained cabins are generous in size and have full cooking facilities. The staff are amazing and there was opportunities to feet wildlife on the grasslands in front of the cabins. Excellent value, very generous size and space. Only a few minutes walk out the front of the cabins to beautiful stokes bay beach with its amazing rock formations. Centrally located to get to all the attractions of kangaroo Island. We will be back again!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nicola C wrote a review Feb 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked 5 nights at Waves and Wildlife Cottages and we couldn't choose a better place! If you are looking for a place to unwind and relax, this is the perfect getaway!!
Our cottage was spacious, clean and comfortable and it had all you need for a great stay. There is plenty of kangaroos around the cottages and they come very close to the cottages. You can seat in the verandah and have dinner at sunset while enjoying their company.
Paul is a great host, nice and friendly. He let us feed the kangaroos, the lamb and he also showed us his reptiles. He accomodated all our requests and he also gifted us with a bottle of wine and a small pot of honey at our arrival!!
The Cottages are located very close to Stokes Bay which is probably the most beautiful beach on the island...if you know how to reach it :)
We were lucky to have a close encouter with a seal and dolphins one morning at the beach!!
From Stokes Bay you can also easily visit all the Island which is slowly recovering from the 2020 fires.

We will definitively come back!
Thanks Paul for everything and we wish you all the best!!
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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LawseyH wrote a review May 2021
Broome33 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot rate these cabins highly enough. Not only do they have an amazing view, they are every well equipped and perfect for both couples and families. The cabins are well positioned so that they all have a view and are far enough apart that you don't notice your neighbours. Except the kangaroos which are everywhere! Much better than your average caravan park cabin and lots of thoughtful touches like board games and decent kitchen utensils. We also received a complementary bottle of wine and Kangaroo island honey even though we had only booked two nights. Great value for money and very friendly place.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Alex Nguyen wrote a review Apr 2022
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very unique and unforgettable experience. We had a pleasant three nights stay in a self contained 3 bedroom cottage. The place was very spacious and fully furnished with all the essential amenities.
Walkable distance to the Rockpool Cafe and Stokes Bay Beach, one of the best beaches on the entire island. Amazing sunset views in our very own backyard.

Paul was an friendly, excellent and an amazing host, who gave us the opportunity to feed about fifty Kangaroos at a time right behind our back verandah. Would not stay anywhere else on the island if we had the opportunity to come back. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Kangaroo Island.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: 4WD vehicle is recommended, the roads to this accommodation is very remote and the roads are very...
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Corinne W wrote a review Apr 2021
Adelaide, Australia55 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
These cottages are perfect for a no-frills accommodation and the view and wildlife are amazing. Facilities are basic, local town only 24kms with basic supplies but close to Kingscote with larger supplies. The location is perfect to tour the island in any direction. A family run business, Paul and Katja are lovely and always willing to help or have a chat.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mark Ketelaars wrote a review Jan 2020
14 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Waves & Wildlife cottages in November 2017 for 3 nights. Amazing nature, wildlife and sunsets. Also loved the cottage with all necessary amenities and luxury, appreciated the welcome wine bottle. We found a wildlife paradise at Stokes Bay and its beach. Writing only now this review due to the sad and devastating bush fires in Kangaroo Island and hope by god that your cottage, the wild life and its surroundings are not affected. Thinking of you guys and our beautiful KI animals.
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Date of stay: February 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Neil B wrote a review Mar 2012
Toronto, Canada142 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I have just returned from a five-day stay at Waves and Wildlife and hve nothing but praise for it. One evening, we counted 61 kangaroos hopping near our cabin as the beautiful sunset unfolded. They are not quite tame enough to touch but the owner, Paul Stanton, also runs an animal sanctuary, just up the hill, where you can feed them by hand and cuddle some very tame koalas. Our vist to KI was just great.
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Date of stay: March 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There are four one-bedroon cabins and two three-bedroom ones. All seem to be in great shape.
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Alex Nguyen wrote a tip Apr 2022
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"4WD vehicle is recommended, the roads to this accommodation is very remote and the roads are very rugged and bumpy. "
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TravelPad wrote a tip Jan 2018
London, United Kingdom552 contributions185 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I think they are all good. There won't be any noise issues."
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Ely3761 wrote a tip Apr 2017
Milwaukee WI36 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"High numbered cabins have better views."
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leGrandMechantLoup wrote a tip Mar 2017
Montréal79 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All cottages are side by side and very similar. Only the number of rooms vary."
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stefandreas wrote a tip Mar 2017
Frankfurt, Germany158 contributions92 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All are good"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$215 - AU$223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaSouth AustraliaKangaroo IslandStokes Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waves and Wildlife Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Waves and Wildlife Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Stokes Beach (0.4 km), Will's Rare Breeds Farm (2.9 km), and Stokes Bay Bush Garden (3.3 km).
Which room amenities are available at Waves and Wildlife Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Does Waves and Wildlife Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.