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. Through every window there are serene sea and bushland views.
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.
This island retreat features spacious open plan living with Balinese furniture, polished bamboo floors and a sparkling new farm-size kitchen. Light and airy, it offers eco-friendly design features including solar power, surround verandah and pure rainwater throughout.
Go bird watching, fauna spotting, swimming, beach combing, fishing, surfing - or just relax, drift away and enjoy the view.
Kestrel Downs is the perfect base for exploring the island.
SPECIAL FEATURES AND LAYOUT
- Free WiFi
- Only 25 minutes from ferry and airport
- Just 7 km from restaurant and cafe
- Spacious, fully equipped, contemporary design kitchen with 700mm stove
- Polished bamboo floors throughout the 3 bedrooms (2 x queen, 2 x single)
- Luxury pillow-top mattresses
- Quality furnishings
- Laundry and washing machine
- Freshly ironed linen and towels included in tariff
- Reverse cycle air conditioning and wood fire
- Solar power
- Bluetooth HiFi sound system
- No extra change for weekends
- Ample private parking
Tributes from our Guest Book:
"truly the best accommodation on the island, words cannot describe the splendour of this location" S/K Assoc, Brighton
"the vibe of this place certainly speaks of many contented souls" A&E, Adelaide Hills
"...much comfort and interest in the interior of the house, with the space, the furniture and the decor...a blissfully perfect base..." J&E, Adelaide
Kestrel Downs is close to many island attractions.
One of the 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.
Beautiful Pennington Bay, backed by pristine dunes, is just 2km from the front door; go beach combing, fishing, swimming or surfing.
Climb the 530 steps of the giant dune of Prospect Hill, adjacent to Kestrel Downs - for panoramic views of the north and south coast of the island.
At low tide walk along the shores of Pelican Lagoon, located opposite the driveway. Explore the unique estuarine environment with its community of aquatic birds and schools of stingrays splashing through the shallow waters.
Take a short drive to picturesque American River to eat out, sample the exquisite local oysters from the Oyster Shop, launch your boat, charter a fishing expedition or wander along the shady waterside Cannery Walk.
Swim in the gentle waters of endless Island Beach, just a 10 minute drive away.
Enjoy the diverse talents of Kangaroo Island's artist community at nearby Baudin Beach Gallery and Stoner's Silk and Glass Studio.
Treat yourself to wine tasting and a gourmet platter at Sunset Winery or sample the delicious honey ice cream at Clifford's Honey Farm.
All of this and more is at your doorstep.
- Excellent mobile network coverage
- LCD TV
- DVD (DVD library)
- Reverse cycle a/c
- Slow combustion fire (wood supplied)
- Ceiling fans
- New 700mm gas stove/oven
- Washing machine
- CD player/Radio
- 360 degree verandah
- Outdoor setting
- Spacious car park
- Wildlife sensitive - pets not permitted