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Kestrel Downs - A Unique Experience - Sea & Nature

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39 reviews
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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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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Kestrel Downs is a tranquil, light-filled island retreat with free WiFi.

A unique island property - this secluded coastal haven offers both close proximity to pristine beaches and also the opportunity to share the natural habitat of Kangaroo Island's native birds and animals.

Settled lightly on the landscape, on 40 private hectares of ancient dune country - and next door to pristine Pennington Bay - Kestrel Downs offers a beautiful vista of waterways and islands. Wake to dawn's light reflected in the ocean inlet of Pelican Lagoon; sit on the verandah and watch native fauna drink and bathe at the bird bath.

The property's native bushland is home to kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, echidnas, goannas and plentiful bird life; it offers serene sea and bushland views from every window, not a neighbour in sight.

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Listing #FKN3442443
About the Owner
Sally H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for my fourth time. Very well equipped 3 bedroom house set in native vegetation on a hill overlooking Pelican Lagoon. Stunning views. Private and peaceful setting amongst birdlife and wallabies (small kangaroos). Great kitchen, dining area and lounge room with cozy slow-combustion wood heater....More

Thank Andrew S
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Kestrel Downs. We're thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay at our peaceful retreat - and our return guests are always so welcome. Hope to see you again next year!

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Me an my family loved the house. Beautiful setting, great views. The house is comfy, well equipped and nicely decorated. It was a short drive from the ferry and easy to find as well, thanks to Sally's instructions. The house is exactly as shown on...More

Thank Stromboly
Management response:Responded 6 May 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Kestrel Downs. It is always a thrill to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay. We do our best to provide quality accommodation in our unique setting. It’s certainly worth waking early to catch...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Overlooking beautiful pelican lagoon. This well equipped Home is secluded and peaceful but only 20km from the Penneshaw ferry. The Wallabies joined us in the evening and Kangaroos in the Morning

Thank Hayking
Management response:Responded 4 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Kestrel Downs. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We love sharing our special place with our guests, as well as our beautiful wildlife. Always welcome to return!

Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We do not charge for cleaning. Please leave our house clean and tidy on departure. Kestrel Downs is a smoke-free zone. Guests are requested not to smoke inside. Kestrel Downs is a...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    2 Kings
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Dates Min stay Per night
Default 2 nights
$215
A$200
1 May 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Standard
2 nights
$204
A$190
24 Dec 2018 -
1 Jan 2019
Standard
3 nights
$226
A$210
19 Apr 2019 -
22 Apr 2019
Standard
3 nights
$226
A$210
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About the neighbourhood
Kestrel Downs is close to many Island attractions.
One of very few properties located on the narrow isthmus of the island, it affords magnificent northern views over the ocean inlet of Pelican Lagoon and to the township of American River in the distance; and to the south, is the mighty Southern Ocean.
The driveway of Kestrel Downs is opposite Pelican Lagoon and the house enjoys an elevated position, looking over native vegetation to the sea.
Access
Car recommended
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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