Secluded comfort: Grass Tree Coastal Retreat, Eastern Kangaroo Island wilderness

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Sun loungers, beach towels
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Sun loungers, beach towels
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Secluded comfort: Grass Tree Coastal Retreat, Eastern Kangaroo Island wilderness

Cuttlefish Bay riverfront vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

10.0/10 Exceptional

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Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Cuttlefish Bay, SA
Main amenities
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Barbecue grills
For families
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Coffee/tea maker

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Sealink Ferry Terminal - 17 min drive
  • Kangaroo Island Sealink - 60 min drive

Getting around

  • Kangaroo Island, SA (KGC-Kingscote) - 52 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Secluded comfort: Grass Tree Coastal Retreat, Eastern Kangaroo Island wilderness

Our comfortable 3 bedroom island home accommodates 2 large families or 2+ couples, which offers seclusion, nature in abundance, and spectacular views across sparkling seas to the mainland.

What to do at home...
Relax on the fully screened deck in the daybed or pod chair, or in the open plan living space. Or if you prefer to be more active, explore the walking trail through the bush and experience the different types of vegetation on the property leading down to the rocky coastal reserve, bordering Lashmar conservation park. You will hear the birds, and see creek beds and wildflowers, ancient grass trees and if you're quiet, the occasional kangaroo.
Enjoy meals with family and friends on the spacious deck or at the indoor dining table. Have lunch and taste some local wines at nearby Dudley Wines or source local goodies from Penneshaw shops and cook up a storm in the generous kitchen.

This comfortable home has all mod cons - reverse cycle airconditioning to either heat or cool the living area and all 3 bedrooms, ceiling fans and screened windows to allow sea breezes in. There is a TV nook with smart TV and large screen, which can be turned to face the lounges if needed, without disrupting the view.
The kitchen is generously proportioned with dishwasher, microwave, stove and large island bench which seats 4 and still provides plenty of workspace. If you prefer to barbecue, there's a large gas fuelled bbq on the deck. And a coffee machine and milk frother take care of morning caffeine needs.
The bedrooms are comfortable with quality bedding and linen provided, electric blankets, heating and cooling, and beach as well as bath towels.
There is an indoor lounge and outdoor area with daybed for 2-3 people to relax on, as well as a pod chair overlooking the sea view.

Nature close at hand
Watch the eagles and superb wrens fly by and the kangaroos hopping past at dawn. We have KI bird and wildflower books to help you identify your finds and even a shipwreck book if you would like to learn more about the island's history.

What to do nearby and further afield:
Visit Antechamber Bay and the Chapman river for beachcombing, walking, picnics, fishing or a game of beach cricket. It is around 2 minutes drive from the house, with remarkably clear water and hardly anyone else on the beach most days.

Ten minutes further away is the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse which offers superb views and interesting tours and information about the hostory of the lighthouse, its keepers, and shipwrecks on the Island.

2 minutes in the other direction sample wines or eat pizza at Dudley Wines. Or continue on to newly opened False Cape Wines, to Penneshaw for a meal at the local pub, or Millie Mae's Pantry for brunch. A good supermarket and petrol station (which doubles as a hardware and fishing tackle shop), plus several cafes and restaurants will meet most needs. Try the supermarket's sourdough loaves with some KI honey, or locally made olive oil and dukkah!

Further afield, a half hour from the house, visit beautiful Pennington Bay for surfing and beach waks. If you're not a confident swimmer, park and walk down to the bay before the big beach, which offers a more sheltered lagoon and rock pool perfect for the kids too.

Then on to fishing village American River or our kids like to visit Clifford's Honey Farm to try honey icecream and learn about the Ligurian bees!

Along the South coast a little visit rugged D'Estrees Bay for scenery, walking and see if you can find the Tadpole and the ospreys' nest.

Day trips from the house can include a day on the North Coast seeing:
- Kingscote, for food, coffee or supplies
- Emu Bay where you can drive on to the beach
- Stokes Bay, to access a beautiful beach through a cave entrance, with a sheltered swimming lagoon and rock pools for the kids to explore, or
- Snellings Beach, where the Middle River meets the sea

A day trip along the South Road (or 2 days!) could include:
- stops at Seal Bay or Raptor Domain to get up close to and learn more about the local wildlife
- Vivonne Bay, voted one of the World's best beaches a few years back ( Antechamber Bay is still my favourite!)
(Road closed at present to:
- Kelly Hill Caves underground tour
- Flinders Chase to visit Remarkable Rocks and Admiral's Arch)

We have done lots of bushwalking on the island so are happy to provide tips on good walks depending on your preferences.

At a glance


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 13


  • Pets not allowed

Property amenities


  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers


  • Pool


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's games


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Day bed


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property
  • Note from host: Smoking is a fire risk oitdoors

Services and conveniences

  • Safe
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the river
  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Swimming nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 3875 sq ft (360 sq m)


  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching
  • Wildlife and game walks

Fees & policies


This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

Also known as

Vrbo Property

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