We stayed 3 nights at 'A Dune Escape' and loved every minute of it! The house is beautiful, gorgeously remote and literally a few steps from the Emu Bay beach. The owners are very nice and easy to contact, everything went smoothly. The pictures are accurate, the house is as beautiful as on the pictures, including the kangaroos who came to say 'Hello' in the morning.
We had three beautiful days there, the perfect place to enjoy Kangaroo Island close to nature and direct access to the ocean <3
The Dune Escape offers peace, quiet and total privacy. Everything is kept sparkling clean and in perfect working order. The house is well appointed and very comfortable. The view from the top of the dune is less than a minute walk from the veranda and is stunning at all times of the day, particularly in the early morning. A great place for your morning coffee! Beautiful panoramic views of the country side and abundant wildlife. One caveat: the walk down to the beach is steep and probably not for the mobility challenged. We are in our late 60's and had no issue. If you don't feel like the walk down the dune you can take the quick drive to Emu Bay and access the beach there. The fish and chips at the Cal Tex petrol station (in Kingscote) is fantastic! Just take our word! The sky at night is a perfect black with thousands of stars and the milky way is very clear. No light pollution (or any kind of pollution). We're sorry that we couldn't have stayed longer. Our expectations were totally exceeded!
Booking was simple and Brian sent us clear and easy directions to the property. Any queries I had were answered very quickly. Emu Bay is about 50 minutes on sealed roads from the ferry terminal at Penneshaw and about 20 minutes from Kingscote where you will find a well stocked supermarket, 2 banks, bakery, cafes, gift shops, hairdressers, gallery etc. The actual road into and up to the property is unsealed and a bit bumpy in places but fine for a hire car to use when we were there. There are steps up to the property and access to the top of the dune might be a bit difficult if you have mobility issues as would the steep descent to the beach. The views are stunning, the colours in the bay have to be seen to be believed. Emu Bay is safe for swimming, you can drive straight on to the beach and the sand is nice and firm for walking.
Brian made us very welcome on arrival and told us he was 2 minutes away if we needed anything.
Brian & Kris have created an idyllic home in such a beautiful location. The house is spotlessly clean and very tastefully furnished. Lots of comfy seating both indoors and out and the most comfortable bed, we slept so well. Beautiful views from all the windows including the bathroom.
Peaceful, quiet and sheer bliss. Roo and her Joey, Wallabies, Possum, Goannas, so many birds. We spent a wonderful 4 nights in this very special home and would highly recommend to couples and families.
We stayed for 2 nights in November and it surpassed our expectations. We were showcasing Kangaroo Island to visitors from Northern England and the whole experience at the property was exceptional. The views from both bedrooms were beautiful, the small walk up to the top of the dunes was delightful, ending with a special location overlooking Emu Bay - a lovely way to share a glass of Dudley Bubbly.
The property is off grid which adds to the unique experience and it catered for everyone's needs exceptionally well. The furnishing of the property was comfortable and relaxing, the amenities excellent and the host was very helpful when we had a flat battery in the car.
We saw wallabies from the bathroom window and we could see for miles from the property without another dwelling in site yet we were very close to Emu Bay.
I would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone and it is conveniently located for day excursions to Flinders Chase and Seal Bay via unsealed, but excellent, roads where we saw echidnas and koalas and the bush was in bloom showing KI at its best.
Our guests loved every minute of the 4 days on the island and could not believe the natural beauty it had to offer.
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If you are looking for a modern private retreat, that has an exceptional view to a magnificient beach then this is the place to stay. Brian made us very welcome and gave some great travel suggestions for the Island. Highly recommend