About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Currawong Cottage is nestled in the dunes, adjacent to the coastal reserve.
It has its own track, winding through the scrub to the beach. You can hear the sounds of the ocean from every room.
The cabin comprises a large living area (with 2 single fold-down sofa beds), modern, well equipped kitchen, three bedrooms (one with a double bed and trundle, the other with a queen-sized bed, ensuite and ante-room), and a sleepout with a single bed and double bunk.
The main bathroom has an old fashioned bathtub, with shower.
There are extensive verandahs and decks with a gas barbeque and outdoor dining areas. You can catch the morning sun or settle down with a book and an apple in the afternoon (after wearing the kids out on the beach.)
A lovely rustic feel, with all the comforts of home.
Vivonne Bay has everything for the beach-lover. Situated on the mid-south coast, it offers both seclusion and proximity to the many attractions of the central and western end of the island. These include Flinder's Chase Conservation Park (including a terrific visitor's centre with great coffee, food & souvenir shop) Remarkable Rocks, Admiral's Arch, Kelly Hill Caves, Seal Bay, Raptor Domain (birds of prey & reptile displays not to be missed!), Rustic Blue Cafe & Gallery (a stunning collection of unique & beautiful items in the gallery/shop & a perfect place to relax & enjoy delicious food & drinks, in gorgeous, peaceful surroundings) The Little Sahara (giant sand dunes), Andermel Marron Farm (delicious menu & local wine-tasting) and Clifford's Honey Farm (all your Ligurian honey needs & home-made honey ice-cream to die for!). Vivonne Bay, which has been voted Australia's best beach in a survey conducted by Sydney University, offers safe swimming, snorkelling, surfing, and fishing. Nestled between Vivonne Bay and Seal Bay Conservation Parks, Currawong Cottage is a bushwalker's or birdwatcher's paradise. The lovely sandy-bottomed Harriet River is a safe spot for a cool-off, a paddle and a safe splash-about for children. Canoes can be hired locally if you wish to explore further upstream.
Seals and dolphins are regular visitors to the bay, penguins can be seen near the jetty and in winter, you may be lucky enough to see a whale. Wallabies, possums, echidnas and heath goannas may be seen in the coastal reserve and around the beach houses. The beautiful coastal scrubland provides an everchanging display of wild flowers and a haven for birds. Vivonne Bay is an excellent base from which to explore the island, or just chill out, stay put and let the beautiful surroundings work their magic on you.
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
We recently enjoyed a wonderful 6 nights at Currawong cottage, very private and peaceful location. Short walk to the magnificent beach of Vivonne Bay. The cottage was very comfortable and cosy, especially loved the combustion fireplace which kept us warm the first few nights And to have a little family of wallabies greet us at sunset outside the cottage was a treat! The rooms are spacious and beds very comfortable, the children's "sleep out" was very popular with my teenage daughter and her friend. Wonderful not to have WiFi, could truly "switch off"! Location is great, walk to Harriet river for sunrise fishing, central location for visiting all of the island's sights and a friendly General store few minutes drive for those little essential you often run out of !
Thank you, we fell in love with KI and plan to return one day,
Hi Ruth Thanks for your lovely comments So glad your stay went well. I am heading over myself on the 17th for a few days break before Christmas. My grand daughter(age 6) is VERY excited. Have a great Christmas Kind Regards Heather
Fantastic Currawong Cottage Vivonne Bay
We had a fantastic time at Currawong Cottage, Vivonne Bay KI. The house was so family friendly; the facilities really suited us and ensured our holiday was full of advenutre, fun and relaxation.
Overall we enjoyed our stay, comfortable home, well equipped, but no TV reception
or mobile phone connection and there was a very bad smell outside on the verandah right near the front door. Otherwise a great seaside cottage in a lovely remote setting.
Peaceful, private retreat
Comfortable family-sized home.
The kitchen is great, incredibly well equipped and modern, if in a somewhat rustic way.
Having multiple rooms with double beds (well, a double and a queen) was great for the multiple adults staying here! (most places someone ends up in a single bed).
A large kitchen table and comfortable couch area were great for a quiet night in. Beds were comfortable overall, although the showers felt surprisingly small (considering how they look).
The location is really good, you feel embedded in the bush! Tucked away from the world it's your own quiet corner of the island. Watch out for the local roads, though!
Unfortunately while we were there, there were mouse-issues (known issues, judging from the traps that had been set!). A note from the owner/manager indicating this would have been helpful, so we didn't lose some of our supplies to it on the first night!.
Communications were generally lacking, especially regarding check-in and out, which was about the only down-side to our stay here.
Overall a really nice place, good value for money, and we would stay here again.
What a wonderful property! Currawong Cottage was perfectly positioned on Kangaroo Island for easy access to all attractions. The house itself is beautifully decorated, very comfortable and fully equipped with anything that you could need. Its a short walk to the beach and in a beautiful location. We loved our stay and only wished that we had more time to relax and enjoy the cottage. A fantastic property that we would definitely stay in again if we were visiting KI and we will be recommending it to everyone we can!
Currawong Cottage is the perfect beach getaway for those seeking a comfortable, rustic home away from home. All the creature comforts (tv, dvd, air con, running water, washer/dryer) set in an idyllic location just minutes from a stunning beach. Highly recommended for families - we were two families with two kids each. Even the family dog had a wonderful time!