Stayed for six days for a quiet getaway and base to explore KI. This place was perfect- spotlessly clean, stylish,had everything we needed. lovely private setting, only Neighbours we saw were kangaroos and wallabies grazing in the paddock. Emu bay is a gorgeous beach with pods of dolphins swimming by, but the stairs down to the beach are not for the faint hearted - no handrails and unsuitable for young children and older people. We opted to stay in and enjoy the peace in the evenings and the kitchen was well equipped, plus nice BBQ on the terrace but no dishwasher or microwave. We loved our stay and the owners Brian and Kris were helpful and friendly. We'll be back.
This stunning beach house is located in an idyllic elevated spot beside the aquamarine waters of Emy Bay- tranquility and absolute privacy were our first impressions, which made us quickly appreciate the awesome beauty of this place. The spacious and stylish house interior opens onto wonderful wraparound decks that bring the beautiful KI landscape inside, and the well-planned outdoor areas complement this gorgeous natural setting. The house is fully equiped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday and provides a perfect base to explore Flinders Chase National Park, Seal Bay and the other must-see places and towns on KI. The dune seating overlooking the turquoise bay and private access to the pristine beach are special features that make A Dune Escape so unique.
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.