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ESCAPE to the peace and tranquility of American River.

Family-friendly American River vacation home with kitchen and balcony

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American River, SA, Australia
  • Excellent

    Jan 7, 2022

  • Fantastic holiday accommodation, so clean, modern & comfortable. Would stay again, &…

    Dec 27, 2021

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  • 6 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Highchair

What’s around

  • The Oyster Farm Shop - 16 min walk
  • Buick Point - 16 min walk
  • Prospect Hill - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Beyeria Conservation Park - 12.9 mi / 20.7 km
  • Nepean Bay Conservation Park - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km
  • Dudley Conservation Park - 16.4 mi / 26.4 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Futon

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

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About this home

American River offers visitors some of the most delightful scenery on Kangaroo Island – “KI” as locals call it. Sitting on the western shore of a large bay, spectacular sunrises are common and moonrises turn the bay into a sea of glittering silver.
Situated in an elevated position overlooking the bay, “Harbour View” provides a 180° panorama from the mainland to the boat harbour where more than 20 yachts swing lazily on their moorings, reflecting the golden glow of sunset.

The home offers a very spacious open living area and a full width balcony to enjoy the spectacular views. There is plenty of off street parking and room for a trailer boat should that be your thing.

American River offers visitors a welcome restful break from the hectic pace of modern life.

Features include walking the nearby coast, fishing from the wharf or local charter boats, kayaking on the lagoon, dining at the harbour-side café, sampling the fresh oysters from the local oyster farm, enjoying the fine foods of local restaurants or spotting some of KI’s many bird species, especially the extremely rare Red-tailed Glossy Black Cockatoo … need we go on?!

American River is the ideal base from which to visit KI’s many attractions, including the internationally renowned Seal Bay, Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

‘Harbour View’ is located in Bayview Rd, American River’s ‘dress circle’, which overlooks the entire Eastern Cove. Stunning, richly coloured sunrises and silver moonrises across the placid bay are a feature of American River and truly breathtaking. KI’s Tammar wallabies are commonly seen around the house and koalas and other wildlife are occasional visitors.

A spacious lounge/dining/kitchen area overlooks the magnificent views, with a snug corner offering a comfortable reading retreat.

The house has two bedrooms, each with QS beds. A large bathroom incorporating a shower, bath, sink and toilet is backed up by a separate toilet with handbasin. Additional beds may be provided by arrangement with the hosts.

There is plenty of off-street parking with a carport and space for a boat.

Two restaurants are within a five minute walk and a Thai restaurant with live music is 15 mins drive. (Thurs evening only.)

Your hosts Carol and Trevor live 100m away and look forward to being of service during your stay. Where possible, they will greet you on arrival to familiarise you with ‘Harbour View’. They are seasoned travellers and take great pleasure meeting folk from all over Australia ... and the world. Trevor is a professional Tour Guide on KI and will gladly share with guests his knowledge of the island and all its charms.

What’s around


  • The Oyster Farm Shop - 16 min walk
  • Buick Point - 16 min walk
  • Prospect Hill - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Beyeria Conservation Park - 12.9 mi / 20.7 km
  • Nepean Bay Conservation Park - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km
  • Dudley Conservation Park - 16.4 mi / 26.4 km
  • Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park - 16.8 mi / 27.1 km
  • Cygnet Estuary Conservation Park - 22 mi / 35.4 km
  • Simpson Conservation Park - 23.1 mi / 37.1 km
  • Soldiers Memorial Park - 24.1 mi / 38.7 km
  • Sealink Ferry Terminal - 24.2 mi / 39 km

Getting around

  • Kangaroo Island, SA (KGC-Kingscote) - 26 min drive
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American River, SA, Australia

The manager

Carol Hammond

Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Carport
  • WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed
  • Other sleeping area one - 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower, 1 bathtub, and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Highchair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Boat on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Tennis courts


  • Barbecue grill
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Beach towels

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The host will greet guests on arrival. You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

Also known as

  • Escape to the Peace Tranquility of American River
  • ESCAPE to the peace tranquility of American River.


  • Yes. Onsite parking options include a carport.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Reflections (6-min walk) and KI Tru Thai (6.5 mi).
  • Have fun with onsite activities such as boating, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, basketball, and birdwatching.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    KI home

    This was the perfect option for what we like to do. Great location, comfortable accommodation. Welcoming and helpful hosts. Terrific facilities. It really was our KI home.

    Edgar B., 5 night trip, Nov 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice person very good advise very nice house

    Qiancheng, 3 night family trip, Nov 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    American River Short Stay

    Carol and Trevor provide a perfect home with an amazing view over American River. Everything we needed was there for our 2 night stay. The kitchen was well equipped with breakfast essentials also supplied in the fridge and pantry. Even home made scones on arrival and lots of local knowledge. Would highly recommend for your stay on Kangaroo Island.

    Terri B., 2 night trip, Oct 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was in a very quiet location & central for when travelling to other parts of the Island. Unfortunately, there wasn't much in the way of eateries or dining options close by.

    Karen, 5 night romance trip, Oct 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic Weekend

    I booked Trevor and Carol's house as an 80th Birthday gift for my father and friend. The house was located in a great location overlooking the water, it was exceptionally clean and well presented. A surprise delivery of fresh homemade scones from Trevor on the afternoon was a much appreciated surprise. I will be booking this property again for all my family and friends who visit the island. Thank you so much. Sharon, Ron (Dad) and Jenny x

    Sharon C., 3 night trip, Jan 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A perfect stay

    Thank you for a lovely stay. Trevor could not have been more accommodating, hospitable and considerate. Trevor and Carol go above and beyond with their guests to make you feel at home. The house is lovely, the view from the deck is beautiful. I’d highly recommend a stay here!

    Louise L., 2 night trip, Jul 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    ‘Harbour view’ delight...what a gem.

    We were greeted by the owner upon our arrival and immediately made to feel at home. He provided us with great assistance throughout our stay due to my mobility issues and provided us with an in depth itinerary for viewing KI with mobility scooter accessibility in mind. The house was immaculately presented, well equipped and beautifully positioned to take full advantage of the view. We thoroughly recommend both the house and the owner 10/10 from us.

    bob m., Other trip, Oct 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Harbour View - wonderful host

    The house is comfortable and casual, well laid out and well furnished. Great views from the balcony and birds love the garden. Carol and Trevor have thought of their guests and provide the everyday essentials - a huge indicator of their skills as hosts. Carol arrived in evening we checked in with scrumptious hot scones, jam and cream and brilliant travel guide advice. Trevor is a travel guide and can be hired as well! What more could you want from hosts? They live a few doors down the street and nothing is too much trouble.

    Lin E., Other trip, Oct 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Weekend in KI

    A very well appointed house with a stunning view. Great value for money ! The owner provides good advise on how to maximise ones stay on KI.

    Geoffrey S., Other trip, Sep 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Home away from home

    We felt at home from day one of our holiday! We were greeted with warm scones and provided local knowledge personally by Trevor. The view from the balcony is breathtaking and the attention to detail within the house is sublime. We don’t want to leave and are both looking forward to returning. Can’t fault the location for navigating around the island either.

    Andrea L., Other trip, Aug 31, 2019

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