Your beach is a 2 minute walk awayArchitect-designed cottage
3 BR Cottage in bush setting by sea

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds

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A spacious cottage with an exposed beam, cathedral ceiling living room, two queen downstairs bedrooms and an upstairs attic bedroom - set in a secluded, bush garden with grassy area - only 2 minutes to beach or walk along beach to town for good coffee.

The space

Every room looks out on the garden, and each bedroom (except the attic) has french doors leading to outside. There is a grassy area which is great for children to play. There is plenty of off-road parking space.

Guest access

The entire house and garden is yours and completely private. The Sealink bus can drop you at the door, and there is a Rockhopper (local bus transport) nearby. The local neighbourhood boasts a golf course.

Interaction with guests

Your host can help with information and local knowledge during your stay

Other things to note

A beautiful walk and cycle path along the edge of the sea leads into town in one direction. It leads to a beautiful cliff walk from which you can see seals and in season, occasionally whales. Continue on along the esplanade to historic Point Reeves with a beautiful view over the spit, where the first settlement in South Australia occurred - now occupied by large numbers of shore birds.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 10 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 50
Security Deposit: 500
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

The house is non-smoking.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

28 Reviews

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Alisa User Profile
July 2017
I didn't manage to stay at Carole's place because of very unfortunate severe weather warnings which meant that sailings to KI from the mainland were cancelled, however Carole was very understanding about the cancellation. Carole is also a great communicator and was very clear both in email and over the phone.

Nike User Profile
June 2017
It's a nice and well-maintained cottage with all the necessities prepared... board games were available for the children to keep themselves entertained :) Good to go for a walk on the beach near to the house too.. We all enjoyed the stay and I will not hesitate to recommend this house if you stay in Kangaroo Island! :)
Carole User ProfileCarole is a superhost.
Response from Carole:
Thankyou for these thoughts. We love to have families with children staying with us. There is so much here on KI for families to enjoy! Carole
June 2017

Nancy User Profile
May 2017
very nice place, comfortable

Kerry User Profile
April 2017
Island Chalet is well -equipped for a family holiday. Kids loved the upstairs bedroom and short walk to the beach. It's a leisurely and picturesque walk into Kingscote. We managed to fit so much into our short stay and Island Chalet was a great base to do everything.

Clyde User ProfileClyde is a superhost.
March 2017
Carole's place was perfect for our visit to KI. Clean, spacious living area, breakfast items supplied. We loved the quiet seclusion.

Jessica User Profile
March 2017
Cute little cottage on the outskirts of town, definitely recommend hiring a car if you are going to stay here as the 35 minute walk from town isn't ideal to get supplies! Be aware that the kitchen is fully stocked with herbs etc but only enough for a night or two, we had to buy more toilet rolls, coffee, salt/pepper, milk and tea during our 4 night stay for 2. Maybe the people before us had used it all up haha. Be aware that it is a country property that isn't always occupied so check all your linen/towels etc for spiders before getting relaxed as we found a few nasties. We'd happily stay here again though! Beautiful private yard for relaxing and a great selection of board games kept us very happy :)
Carole User ProfileCarole is a superhost.
Response from Carole:
Thankyou for your comments. It is true it is easier to see the best of Kangaroo Island if you have your own transport. Island Chalet is just 3 km out of Kingscote, and a car is handy if you are staying in self-catering accommodation. However even without a car, tour buses can pick you up and drop you off at Island Chalet, as will the shuttle to and from the Ferry. It has been unusually warm and humid on KI this summer and so we have had more mosquitoes and spiders, but I'm very sorry you had that experience and also lacked supplies. I appreciate you letting us know so we can keep on top of that, particularly at busy times,
March 2017

George User Profile
February 2017
A very comfortable and spacious cottage close to the beach and a short drive from Kingscote; very reasonably priced.

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Glen Osmond, AustraliaJoined in June 2011
Carole User ProfileCarole is a superhost.

I am a retired health worker living in Adelaide. A while ago I made a conservation trip to a beautiful Island called Kangaroo Island where there are spectacular beaches and animals which no longer exist on the mainland. I have visited many times, at first staying in a small unit which I renovated. Recently I bought a spacious, architect-designed cottage close to the beach, in a bushy area just outside a small coastal town of Kingscote (pop about 1600). I'm thrilled because the house is full of character, spacious and comfortable, there is a large garden and an abundance of tiny birds such as the blue wren, white eyes and finches that I no longer see in Adelaide. I walk along the beach every morning and find it a peaceful, beautiful secluded place to relax.

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