We (6 couples) had the time of our lives staying at the Villa. The location is a lovely quiet spot with an easy stroll to the beach and well positioned for drives to many of the popular tourist destinations. Rachel was extremely helpful leading up to our holiday with lots of itinerary suggestions and pointing us in the direction of some hidden gems. All our emails were responded to in a timely manner.
The Villa is outstanding accommodation with loads of room to move. Rachel has added lots of lovely extra touches that made us feel very welcome and right at home. I must add too, the King Size bed was SO comfortable, we had the best sleep in the lovely quiet surroundings.
What a gem this place was..... from the first time I spoke with Rachel the owner, I had a good feeling about her integrity & hospitality. Never have I seen such attention to detail or struck so many of the little things that make a stay something you will always remember. Beautifully clean & spotless throughout, more than generous range of supplies & nibbles to last a full week, quality furnishings throughout & a well kept garden to supply seasonal fruits included and ample car parking under cover also. Such a nice surprise to find all the personal touches you are rarely afforded, in five star accomodation, are generously included in the pantries & fridge.
Can’t speak highly enough of this operator, I hope they will one day be the recipient of a well deserved tourism award!
(Small suggestion if I may...... a fish cleaning area outside would be awesome for fisherman returning home with dinner)!
House was really spacious, clean, big bedrooms and well maintained garden, but what we liked best is that they’ve thought of everything. I can see now why it’s a bit more expensive than some other places, but having stayed in other places on KI, it’s really in a league of its own, so I wouldn’t hesitate in saying that you won’t be disappointed. All the little extras made our stay so easy and enjoyable, the owner Rachaelle (sorry if that’s spelt wrong) had told us we didn’t need to bring much other than our personal stuff and she was right – the whole house was well stocked with lots of things that we haven’t usually found in holiday houses, like oil, flour, clothes washing liquids, glad wrap, paper towel, a whole carton of milk in the fridge, capsules for the coffee maker and then there was also things like extra sets of keys that was good for our big group, spare bbq gas bottle, sunscreen, beach towels, esky, sand toys and cricket set for the kids, the list goes on and on (I think I’ve missed a lot on that list), we really couldn’t believe it. There were lemons, limes and leeks in the garden which we made good use of, but the almonds and figs weren’t quite ripe yet unfortunately so I’ll have to time it a bit better next time.
Even the information that they sent us before we arrived was really helpful, things like what’s open when, local restaurants, shop hours etc., we’ve never had that before when we stay somewhere and it made a big difference having something to refer to. Because we stayed in December a Christmas tree, wreath and outside fairy lights were all set up so it felt like an early Christmas holiday, we’re wishing that we had booked for xmas now. They have another house next door too (and maybe even a third I think), which I think would be good if you had a few families on holidays together. We should have stayed longer, when the owner said that you could easily spend 2 weeks on the Island she wasn’t wrong. I can’t thank the owner enough, you said that this is a wonderful place and you’re right.
Spent 4 nights, very comfortable. Close to shops in Kingscote and 45mins from the ferry. Good suggestions from Rachel as to planning our stay . We really enjoyed our stay on KI.