Searenity Holiday Accommodation
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Searenity Holiday Accommodation

1 Hawthorn Ave, Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia
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5.0
#1 of 1 villa in Emu Bay
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Searenity Accommodation is located at Emu Bay on the north coast of Kangaroo Island and only a short drive to Kingscote the Island’s main township. It provides accommodation for up to 10 people with modern decor, panoramic sea views and only a short walk to the beach. Everything is provided for a comfortable stay. Accommodation can be either self catering or breakfast provisions can be provided by prior arrangement.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Canoeing
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Parking
Wifi
Diving
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Fishing
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Iron
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, German

Location

1 Hawthorn Ave, Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia
Getting there
Car recommended
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 44 out of 100
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Kingscote Airport
Adelaide Airport
117.6 km
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Bevro wrote a review June 2020
Loxton, Australia45 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
'Searenity' at Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, is a wonderful, relaxing place to stay with all mod cons and more. Janette and Herb are wonderful hosts and really enjoy showing you around their bnb as well as being great ambassadors for the whole of the island. They are most helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The lounge area and deck have amazing views of the bay. The beach and rocky area just a short walk away are wonderful for exploring. We visited on the Queen's Birthday long weekend 2020 (which was fairly cold) and found the house comfortable and stylishly furnished with heating in the main living area and electric blankets ont he two Queen sized bed). We wanted for nothing, there were even picnic utensils and thermoses for hot drinks when out and about. Everything was clean and tidy and very well organised. I would highly recommend this bnb for anyone visiting KI and wanting a comfortable, relaxing home to stay in. The location is about 15 - 20 minutes from Kingscote so you will need your own transport to stay at Searenity.
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Date of stay: June 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Own transport required.
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Maralyn C wrote a review Apr 2020
Adelaide, Australia95 contributions73 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently, my husband and I spent 5 glorious nights in a self contained, fully equipped, 1 bedroom apartment at SEARENITY at picturesque Emu Bay, with its long white sandy beach. After disembarking from the ferry at Penneshaw, we arrived at our accommodation to be welcomed by our hosts Herb and Janette who showed us over the spacious apartment with its modern fully equipped kitchen, beautiful en-suite, living/bedroom area with flat screen TV with Foxtel, and free Wi-Fi. There is also a 3 bedroom self-contained house situated at the rear of the property, ideal for larger groups and families.
Over the coarse of the following 5 days we visited many of KI's tourist attractions and also wineries, breweries, distilleries, and restaurants, where we thoroughly enjoyed the local produce. Herb was extremely helpful with directions and other advice because of his thorough knowledge of the island On a couple of occasions we even drove the short distance into Kingscote to purchase fresh seafood which we cooked up in our kitchen for dinner.
A thoroughly enjoyable 10 out of 10 holiday stay in a serene and tranquil setting.
A big thank you to Herb and Janette
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Herb S, Owner at Searenity Holiday Accommodation
Responded 7 Apr 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write your very kind review - much appreciated. We are so pleased you found enough places to visit and enjoy to fill your days even though there were some major tourist attractions closed due to the impact of the recent bushfires. We're glad you chose and enjoyed your stay in our holiday apartment and maybe you'll consider returning to visit and enjoy those places you couldn't see this time.
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SA-Repontheroad wrote a review Dec 2021
Adelaide, Australia15 contributions5 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous house, beautiful location and our lovely hosts Herb and Jenette have thought of everything any guests might need, even down to a beach bag and kids beach toys.
Herb is a wealth of information on how to fit in visiting all the best places on K.I. during your stay.
Located 15 mins from Kingscote, Emu bay is stunning with a cute penguin population that’s a must see at dusk.
The lavender farm did an amazing breakfast and we had to bring home some lavender giant scones for friends.
If you’re there in summer stop past Mini Delights food, coffee and cocktails van near the beach, awesome espresso martini’s 😋
Thanks for a great long weekend Herb and Jenette we’ll be back! 🤩
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Drive slowly at dusk on K.I. we had to stop for Koalas, Echidnas, Wallaby’s and Kangaroos...
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Andrea C wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We highly recommend you Stay at Searenity at Emu Bay when you visit Kangeroo Island. Not only is Emu Bay the place to be on the island, but the Searenity villa is so comfortable, clean, well equipped and so lovely that none of us actually wanted to leave!! It’s truly a home away from home with everything you can imagine or need. The kids were thrilled to have toys, books and games, and we enjoyed the magical views of the ocean and home comforts.

Herb & Janette are the most amazing hosts, they’re super knowledgeable about the island and gave us great tips on where to visit. Their wonderful hospitality started even before we were due to arrive, they gave us the heads up about the ferries being cancelled, which allowed us to change our ferry time and in the end saved us our holiday.

We had such an incredible time and were so impressed with our stay at Searenity that we will be telling everyone this is the best place to stay when visiting KI.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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edwin p wrote a review Oct 2023
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A warm welcome from Herb and Janette was our introduction to our fabulous 'home away from home'. An awesome location in Emu Bay on K I gave us glorious sunrises and sunsets (if the weather is kind).
The accommodation is fastidiously presented, with many extra touches, both practical and decorative : motion sensor lights in hallway, extra pillows, cushions, knee-rug on lounge, all modern kitchen conveniences, etc.

Herb has a long 'island history' and his suggestions ensured we had the experiences we wanted and so enjoyed.

There couldn't be a better place to stay on KI!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Janette Herb Stichel, Owner at Searenity Holiday Accommodation
Responded 13 Oct 2023
It was a pleasure to host you at Searenity. Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay. 🙂
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Travelling Pixie wrote a review May 2022
Adelaide, Australia898 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent 4 nights here and the house is perfect. It is so well looked after and they have everything you could think of and more. I would highly recommend staying here and would easily stay here again. The hosts are very kind, helpful people. The view is lovely, you can eat breakfast outside while enjoying views of the ocean.
Very short walk to the beach.
Only comment I would add is to remind people there is no food, supermarket, petrol station etc. at Emu Bay so you do need to drive to Kingscote for dinner or bring supplies, so no popping out for late night snacks!
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Gregg D wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable, clean with good range of appliances, cooking facilities, coffee plunger:) etc. If it isn't here you probably don't need it.

Hosts are helpful and knowledgeable of the local area. Emy Bay is Magnificent and a great base to explore the island
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kapil wrote a review Oct 2020
Perth, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Herb & Janette are such lovely hosts who go that extra mile to make your stay so comfortable. Excellent location. Beautiful views. Very clean & well equipped accommodation. Had a great trip/stay there. Will definitely stay here again when we visit Kangaroo Island next time and will recommend this accommodation in Ki whole-heartedly. Thanks Herb & Janette.
Cheers/Kapil
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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OzJulie wrote a review Dec 2023
Brisbane, Australia54 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed with a group of photography friends at the holiday home and the accommodation was superb. The view was lovely and the house well set up. Everything you need for a holiday on the amazing place was provided. Janette and Herb are excellent hosts and very informative of what to do, see and photograph.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dmathers wrote a review Feb 2022
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent four wonderful nights in this immaculate house in Emu Bay.
This is the best appointed house we have stayed in, every thing you could think of is there, it is also very comfy and homey.
The surrounds are lovely and peaceful, and the views stunning.
So do your self a massive favour and head to Kangaroo Island for your next get away, and be sure to book at Searenity, Emu Bay.
You won’t be sorry 😀
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SA-Repontheroad wrote a tip Dec 2021
Adelaide, Australia15 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Drive slowly at dusk on K.I. we had to stop for Koalas, Echidnas, Wallaby’s and Kangaroos crossing the road often."
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Bevro wrote a tip June 2020
Loxton, Australia45 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Own transport required."
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mcduff172017 wrote a tip Oct 2019
South Perrott, United Kingdom26 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good views and quiet location"
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Amanda B wrote a tip July 2018
West Sussex, United Kingdom30 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfectly equipped for a couple wishing to tour the island. Drive up to the door."
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Nero W wrote a tip Mar 2018
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All was good"
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Searenity Holiday Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to Searenity Holiday Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include Emu Bay Lavender (2.7 km), George's 52,000 Castle Lights (5.1 km), and Emu Bay (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Searenity Holiday Accommodation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Searenity Holiday Accommodation?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Searenity Holiday Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Searenity Holiday Accommodation?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Searenity Holiday Accommodation?
Conveniently located restaurants include Emu Bay Lavender, Beach Day Emu Bay, and Bubbles In The Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Searenity Holiday Accommodation?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Searenity Holiday Accommodation?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Searenity Holiday Accommodation?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reeves Point Historical Site (12.9 km) and Old Wisanger School (11.4 km).
Does Searenity Holiday Accommodation have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
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