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Kestrel Downs - awe inspiring northern view from our property across Pelican Lagoon
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Kestrel Downs - awe inspiring northern view from our property across Pelican Lagoon
Spacious open plan living
Dine to water views
Relax in comfort
Harmony
Sparkling new kitchen
Master bedroom
2-way bathroom
Kestrel Downs - stunning bird's eye view to the Southern Ocean
Flying fish welcome
Relax on the verandah
Shy visitors at our bird bath
Northern aspect
Verandah view - glorious sunrise over Pelican Lagoon
A tranquil spot
Feathered friends at our bird bath
Stonework in local limestone
Spring time at Kestrel downs
Spring time at Kestrel Downs
Walk across Kestrel Downs to climb the towering dune of Prospect Hill
Our local beach - beautiful Pennington Bay
Evening at Pennington Bay
Early morning at Pennington Bay
Morning light, Pennington Bay
Walk quietly - endangered Hooded Plovers at Pennington Bay
Residents of our local habitat, Pelican Lagoon
Black Swans at Pelican Lagoon - our local habitat
Calm waters of nearby Island Beach
Wander the serene Cannery Walk
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Excellent - based on 39 reviews
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Noble1966
Esperance, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect in Every Way”
Reviewed 14 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This lovely home was a perfect location for WA & NSW family to meet. Centrally located to every attraction, yet isolated - giving us the feeling no-one else lived on the island. The house was spotless, but Sally's artistic touch with furnishings etc made it a lovely home away from home. We just wished we could have stayed longer.

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Liked best: The feeling of a home away from home
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
15 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Kestrel Downs and for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, we think the peaceful coastal location is really special, surrounded by native fauna habitat and still close to everything. always welcome!
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Terri F
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Serenity and Seclusion, at one with nature”
Reviewed 14 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Kestrel Downs is a delightful holiday spot. Nestled among the trees with a fantastic view of American River and beyond it is great for families, couples, everyone. The house itself is well appointed, a home away from home. Bring your own provisions and enjoy the views and peace as you dine. It has wifi and blue tooth music player. It is well positioned as a spot to tour the island from and has a lovely walk through the property to Prospect hill.We loved it and Sally the owner made us feel very welcome, nothing was too much trouble.We thoroughly recommend Kestrel Downs.

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Liked best: The views and location
Liked least: Nothing negative at all
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tramboy
2 reviews
“Beautiful house in a beautiful spot”
Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

A gorgeous house in an absolutely beautiful area overlooking Pelican Lagoon with lots of beautiful birds and a couple of Wallabies.
Ideally located for all areas of the island.
Very comfortable rooms, awesome kitchen, great bathroom.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Quite a long driveway
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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HippoWell...
Wellington NZ
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 28 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Kestrel Downs is a wonderful place. We didn't meet Sally but she was very communicative, great directions and loads of information on the house and area. We didn't have a single problem with the house, it was very well maintained and spotlessly clean, and loved the location. Views are amazing and a great place to relax and Kangaroo Island itself offers an amazing experience. We would absolutely stay here again and it would be a regular haunt if we lived closer.

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Liked best: Impossible to pick, it was all wonderful
Liked least: That I don't live closer to visit more often!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Luke C
1 review
“The perfect house with a perfect view”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I stayed here with my wife and baby, and had a fantastic time. The house is very well equipped with everything you need. The wood fire was the standout for me. I will be coming back again for sure!

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Liked best: The fireplace
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Aug 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review Kestrel Downs. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. Winter is a lovely time on the island and yes, the fire at night is a welcome finish to the day.
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