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Ecopia Retreat - The Villas

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Villa Ada and Villa May. Understated Kangaroo Island Luxury. Just two luxuriously appointed rammed earth villas, each graced by sweeping panoramic views of the natural surroundings and carefully sited to provide guests with an intimate, private experience. Each villa is stunningly crafted from rammed earth, and appointed with a luxurious king-size bed, and freestanding bath. A contemporary open plan design boasting double glazed full height windows throughout, Spotted Gum floors and a charming log wood fireplace gives guests a truly unique eco-luxe immersive stay. Combining eco luxury with a quintessential Kangaroo Island nature experience. Meticulous attention into the design of the rammed earth villas, has made it possible to achieve the softest footprint achievable when it comes to...Villa Ada and Villa May. Understated Kangaroo Island Luxury. Just two luxuriously appointed rammed earth villas, each graced by sweeping panoramic views of the natural surroundings and carefully sited to provide guests with an intimate, private experience. Each villa is stunningly crafted from rammed earth, and appointed with a luxurious king-size bed, and freestanding bath. A contemporary open plan design boasting double glazed full height windows throughout, Spotted Gum floors and a charming log wood fireplace gives guests a truly unique eco-luxe immersive stay. Combining eco luxury with a quintessential Kangaroo Island nature experience. Meticulous attention into the design of the rammed earth villas, has made it possible to achieve the softest footprint achievable when it comes to luxury off-grid living. Warmth in the winter, coolness in the summer is harnessed within the surrounds of the monolithic 300mm thick rammed earth walls, while the full height double glazed windows bring the outside in. Each villa is comfortably equipped with all the modern, eco-friendly, appliances required for a luxurious self-contained stay on Kangaroo Island. Powered by an off-grid solar energy system and utilising 100% pure Kangaroo Island rainwater, the luxury villas are in every essence, a true unique fusion of luxury and nature. At a glance: *Secluded luxury accommodation *Solar-passive rammed earth construction *Seamless self check-in *Super comfortable king size bed *Luxury soft linen and towels, including beach towels *Large freestanding bath, natural soaps and bath salts *Wood fire place and wood provided *Fully self-contained kitchen with washing machine *Freshly ground coffee, tea, sugar and milk *TV, hard drive full of entertainment options, music player, complimentary Wi-Fi *Eco, off-grid living – rainwater and solar *Abundance of wildlife (including a habitat for the endangered red tail glossy black cockatoo) *Spectacular views *Immersive stay *Binoculars for spotting that wildlife activity that’s not quite at your doorstep *Head torches for night time exploration *Helpful hosts that are a phone call away More
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About the Owner
Robert and Yael C
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
Interaction with guests
The Villas at Ecopia Retreat are set up to be a self check in, and self catering luxury dwellings. They are set out in secluded parts of the large property, to allow guests to have a real private immersive stay. Having said that, various Island experiences can be arranged with your hosts, as well as catering options. Speak to us about what you would like to add to complete your experience on KI.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Villa Ada for 4 nights and absolutely loved it!!! The Villa was fully equipped with everything you could need and the interior was modern and stylish. The Australian wildlife was right at our feet and we saw so many animals in their...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank ninamadsen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at the Ecopia Retreat. We loved the villa May, and as a person who needs a manual wheelchair for mobilitythe accessibility wa great. Yaely and Robert were extremely friendly and helpful. Great location for exploring all...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Malcolm48
Trail21409741392, VR Owner at Ecopia Retreat - The Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review Malcolm! We are delighted that you both had such a special, peaceful and memorable time here at Ecopia. We are honoured that you chose us for your 20th anniversary, and so pleased you found the Villa so...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot recommend Ecopia retreat highly enough. The house was absolutely stunning with beautiful interior design and fantastic attention to detail. The surroundings were gorgeous, teeming with wildlife and you could make wonderful exploring strolls to enjoy nature. The owners were super friendly, accommodating every...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Inter18
Trail21409741392, VR Owner at Ecopia Retreat - The Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Amcke! We are thrilled you loved our Villa Ada, and your overall stay at Ecopia so much! It was a pleasure to have you visit and we'd love to see you all back here on another adventure!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best time at Ecopia Retreat. We stayed a small week with our 2 kids and we all loved it. The place is beautiful and environmental friendly (something very important for us who try to have the lowest impact when we are travelling)....More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Barbara K
Trail21409741392, VR Owner at Ecopia Retreat - The Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review Barbara! And thank you for appreciating our effort to have minimal foot print in our off-grid, environmentally friendly design! We would love to see you back here again!

Reviewed 15 January 2019

The villas (2) are set amongst KI bush - ours Villa May overlooked trees with a Koala looking across at us. The location on the island is perfect as you are central to all must do activities but have a quality, affordable away from it...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Trail21409741392, VR Owner at Ecopia Retreat - The Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks a million for the glowing review Rhian! I am delighted to hear that you and Ian had such a special time at our Villa May! Using Ecopia as a central base for all your KI adventures is fantastic. We would love to see you...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
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Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Terrace
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About the neighbourhood
Kangaroo Island offers visitors a diverse range of attractions and activities and has long been regarded as one of Australia’s finest nature destinations. Besides the iconic natural attractions, Kangaroo Island or KI as locals call it, also boasts a number of boutique wineries, marron, honey and lavender farms, adventure tourism opportunities, great fishing and surfing, numerous galleries, and a wide range of restaurants. Ecopia Retreat property boasts plenty of natural wonders, including a natural habitat of the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos! Spotting them or even finding a feather is quite special! Ideally positioned in the centre of Kangaroo Island, Ecopia Retreat is the perfect location to base yourself, from which you can explore
Getting around
You will need a vehicle to get around and explore the Island.
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