Bright airy sunroom, step out on to the large lawn from here
Evening closing in, time to watch wildlife grazing on the lawn in front of the house
Snelling Beach Escape - sea views on 520 acre farm
Snelling Beach Escape - sea views on 520 acre farm

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A rural, peaceful, 520 acre working farm. Comfortable home which sleeps 6. For larger parties, there is a studio flat, attached to the main house but separate entrance, which sleeps 2. Preparing meals won't be a chore from our well equipped kitchen, which also provides spectacular sea views. Extensive lawn. We have a fire for cooler months, a sun room, 2 bathrooms and laundry. Enjoy watching stock graze, or wildlife: koalas, kangaroos, wallabies to name a few. Birds. Pets by prior arrangement.

The space

Although there are other houses in the area, this home is private - you will have unobstructed sea views, and no other property overlooks you.

Guest access

You will have full use of the BBQ, and lawned area, as well as the 20 acres of land to explore.

Interaction with guests

We live nearby, so will be unobtrusive unless you need help with anything.

Other things to note

Please remember that the area is remote, so you will need to bring your food, and any other necessities. The main shopping centre is in Kingscote, about a 45 minute drive. Remember also that some of the roads are unsealed, so drive with care.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $25 AUD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $250 AUD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Please respect our home, and leave it tidy, let us know of any breakages or malfunctions, thank you. We ask that guest numbers do not exceed the number booked.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Shasank User Profile
June 2017
This place is amazing! We went there in peak winter but we're blessed with plentiful sunshine over the long weekend. Sharon went above and beyond the turn up the heating and log fire to keep the house warm and cozy when arrive late and left some kids toys and puzzle books for my two lill monsters. Not to mention the other welcome surprises which we loved! Getting to the house was not a problem at all with (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps accurately pointing us to the right place even without mobile signal. The views are as good as it looks on the pictures. Kangaroos come on the house lawns - are more elusive. House is wonderfully appointed and clean. Some really wonderful beaches close by. We would love to come back in the summers!
Sharon User ProfileSharon is a superhost.
Response from Sharon:
So glad you enjoyed yourselves, Shasank. Thank you for the great review, and we really hope you return one day. All the best :))))
June 2017

Julie User Profile
April 2017
A great house, comfortably furnished with a well equipped kitchen. Fabulous outlook with wildlife!

Peta User Profile
April 2017
Great spot to enjoy the Kangaroo island scenery and unwind at the end of a day of touring the island.

Katherine User Profile
March 2017
We stayed for ten days with a 2 year old and a 8 week old and couldn't have asked for a better place, location or host! We had an amazing time. The house is so well equipped - particularly the kitchen. We cooked every night and found all the equipment we needed. Sharon also went over and beyond to ensure we had some additional toys for our 2 year old and equipment for the baby! We couldn't have asked for more! The location is also brilliant - beautiful views, lovely sunrises and the regular visits from some kangaroos on the front lawn! You need a car to get around and see the sights but you would most places you stay! Can't recommend the place and Snelling beach enough! If you do go, you also must visit Rockpool Cafe for some lunch!
Sharon User ProfileSharon is a superhost.
Response from Sharon:
Katherine, thank you for your wonderful review. I am very happy to know you enjoyed yourselves so much - intrepid parents that you are. It isn't easy travelling with such young children, so well done to all of you. Once again, apologies that we didn't meet up. As you know, it was an eventful week in our lives - but you are always welcome to return. Best wishes to you and your family, Sharon.
March 2017

Polly User Profile
February 2017
OASIS- My family has been to 52 countries now on an around the world trip and this spot is in the top 5. Book it now! This is a completely equipped home with movies, games, magazines, books, lounge areas, throw blankets...just pack in your food and you are set. There is everything you need to cook with- even a food processor! Rarely do you see such a well stocked kitchen in a rental. There are only animals and views of the turquoise sea for as far as you can see. A true "in nature" get away. Book longer than you think as you will not want to leave. Trust me. There is so much to do with the hikes and parks and beaches but it's also wonderful to draw, paint , cook and read from the comfort of this retreat on the hill. Bravo Sharon and thank you!
Sharon User ProfileSharon is a superhost.
Response from Sharon:
Polly, thank you for this wonderful review. We do try hard to make a home from home, and are thrilled that you found this to be the case. You have been wonderful guests and will always be welcome to return. Safe onward travels :)))
February 2017

Torben User Profile
January 2017
Sharon is a lovely, very attentive person who cared a lot about our wellbeing. She also gave us good insider tipps what to do and how to see wildlife best on Kangaroo Islands. We had 10 really great days at Snelling Beach Escape, which is situated in an amazing beautiful and peaceful area of the island.
Sharon User ProfileSharon is a superhost.
Response from Sharon:
Torben, thank you for your kind words. We so enjoyed meeting you and your lovely family - you are welcome back any time. All the best, Sharon
January 2017

Dani User Profile
January 2017
Dear Sharon, Thank you. We are catching a morning ferry so will vacate by 8ish. We saw some spectacular places on island but this beautiful home has a spirit and energy of its own. You can sense the love. An absolute treasure. Dani
Sharon User ProfileSharon is a superhost.
Response from Sharon:
Thank you Dani for your great review. You were a pleasure to host, and we appreciated the way you left our home. Beautifully clean and tidy - I hope you return, Sharon :))
January 2017

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Sharon User ProfileSharon is a superhost.

Born in South Africa, but have lived in UK and Australia since 1979. Three adult children, 3 grandchildren, aged 4, 3 and 2. Partner is a farmer here on Kangaroo Island, where we farm beef and sheep. We are hard workers, and enjoy the coast when we have time to relax. We are unobtrusive hosts, living on a property about 3 Km away with our dogs, but happy to help if necessary.
We enjoy travelling, favorite destinations are Tasmania, South Africa, USA and England.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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