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Kestrel Downs - A Unique Experience - Sea & Nature

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
Listed Since:February 2013
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

A lovely cottage, so thoughtfully and carefully presented. Sally has created such a welcoming space. We usually stay in hotels or places with on-site managers so this was a first for us and we loved it. Set amongst 40 hectares with sweeping views it was...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Heather M
NorthStar447020, VR Owner at Kestrel Downs - A Unique Experience - Sea & Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Kestrel Downs. It’s wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We love sharing our peaceful retreat and it’s wildlife with our guests. And a special thank you for leaving Kestrel Downs so clean...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

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

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Andrew S
Management response:Responded 30 May 2018

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!

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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

Date of stay: May 2018
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

  • 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
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    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...
    1 Full bath
    2 Kings
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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.
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Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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