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Nature meets the Sea - Escape to serenity, beauty and peaceful harmony!
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90 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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raandaka
Adelaide
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Special memories made in this exceptionally appointed house in idyllic location”
Reviewed 26 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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While we only had a two night stay at A Dune Escape together with visiting German family, it was perfect in every way for us as two couples and made for very special memories. From the moment we drove up to the secluded location amongst the bush land behind the dune, it was WOW... The house was exceptionally well appointed, very tastefully decorated, the series of glass doors on two sides of the house opening to the spacious decking areas and big picture windows taking in the lovely and varied views all around, it was obvious the attention to detail, planning and thoughtfulness that has gone into creating this eco-friendly haven. A gourmet kitchen adjacent to the open plan living and dining areas, luxurious bathroom, separate toilet, very comfortable beds and then there was the seating area at the crest of the dune just a few steps behind the deck, a perfect place for a glass of wine at sunset, a coffee at sunrise, stargazing at night or just lazing about at any time overlooking the wide long white beach with crystal clear blue water. A couple minutes walk down the dune steps onto that beautiful beach for swimming or long walks, even seals and penguins around the rocky point at the far end of Emu Bay Beach. Mist hanging low in the valley in the mornings, kangaroos and wallabies in the bushland garden each evening and morning... In addition, the owners were very helpful, welcoming and thoughtful from the outset of the first enquiry months before to the day of our departure. A perfect place to relax and take it all in and with close proximity to so many attractions for day trips and the services of Kingscote. Very highly recommended.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
30 Oct 2014
Thank you so much - we are humbled by your review! - We are so glad it was just perfect for you in all ways and you have made such great memories. The sun deck is our favourite place too - so many colours of blue in the skies and ocean hey - always changing:) We look forward to your return some day.
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Annette p
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Special place, very comfortable with amazing breathtaking views.”
Reviewed 26 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

My husband and I with our two young kids had the most relaxing and fun stay at a Dune escape in Emu Bay. The house was luxurious in it's finishes and furniture and the combustion burner was a real treat. The view from the lounge chair deck on top of the dune overlooking the Bay was a real highlight and we used it everyday with a glass of wine to watch the sunset and the kids run around below us. It's so peaceful being just that wee bit away from the bulk of the accommodation in Emu Bay to give a real sense of isolation and peacefulness. The little wallaby prints on our steps in the mornings were really cute! Brian was a great host and very friendly. Very special place indeed!

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Liked best: The comfortable beds, lounge furniture and the lookout with sunlounges
Liked least: no cable car to the beach!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jan 2015
Thank you so much for your favourable review - it sounds like you had a great time escaping to our paradise - we hope to see you again some day!
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bluebambi...
1 review
“Perfect holiday house for our family break on Kangaroo Island.”
Reviewed 22 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This bright airy house suited our young family perfectly. Quiet and peaceful in a great location, we went on adventures during the days and loved returning to the house to unwind. Fantastic sunny deck too...

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Oct 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and your great review - we are so glad you appreciated the tranquility and the relaxing home feeling we have created for our visitors - after travelling through many holiday houses ourselves we feel we know what to provide for a comfortable stay :)
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Bridget25...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Incredible location by the beach with sweeping landscape views”
Reviewed 5 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I can't recommend this place more highly. The house was nestled behind a cliff-face looking out over the sea, protecting us from the elements (we went in winter). It's a 2 minute walk down the cliff to what feels like a private beach, no-one around. The country surrounding the house is breathtaking. The house is perfect size for a family. It was incredibly clean and had everything we needed. It's a 15 minute drive from Kingscote. We didn't feel the need to go out all the time because the house was so cosy, the fireplace kept it very warm. Brian and Kris were incredibly helpful and always accessible over email with advice for our trip.
Best place for a relaxing holiday to unwind.

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Liked best: The remoteness, proximity to beach and bush and cleanliness of house
Liked least: Not much was open in the town. (low season)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Management Response
8 Sep 2014
Thank you so much - you really experienced and loved what we set out to offer! We hope to see you or your friends again some time :)
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Kylie K
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous and relaxing stay at A Dune Escape”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Our family stayed at A Dune Escape in December 2013, in the week leading up to Christmas. What a beautiful environment and house. The quality of the finishes and the linen was excellent, waking up in the morning to see kangaroos boxing nearby the house and finding echidnas wandering up the drive were the highlight of our childrens' stay. The accommodation was very central to many things in KI and, although the beach was a bit of a hike up and down the dunes (especially for the little legs) it was worth it. The house was very clean and had all modern conveniences (other than a washing machine which might have been very useful as we were staying for a week). I would recommend guests take a good bug spray as the bush flies can be pretty persistent. All up though, lovely acccommodation in a unique and natural setting.

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Liked best: Quality of bedding / towels and secluded setting
Liked least: The flies
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Aug 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review - so glad you were able to see such amazing animal life - spring is gorgeous too with the wild flowers and walking trails over the property :)
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