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Cape Forbin Retreat, Kangaroo Island

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
hotel
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

Description

De Mole River Hotel Rental Photos and Description

Kangaroo Island at its pristine best: private swimming beach just below the retreat, spectacular views and walks, rare bird-watching, your own wallabies coming to visit at night, modern, eco-friendly, accommodation.

The owners, John and Hester, have walked and climbed all over the world and consider this among the beautiful places they know, which is why they bought it. "Postcards: A Few of Our Favourites" had this to say:

"Many of us would like to find a holiday retreat on the edge of the world, far removed from the daily whirl...This idyllic spot can only be reached by private road through adjacent farmland, the idea that when you get here you'll be alone to enjoy stunning views of the rugged coastline, sea and sky. From the cliff-top you can see Cape Borda in the distance, the north-western tip of the island and Cape Torrens. Down below is De Mole Beach, where the De Mole River meets its end. It's a photographer's paradise - the coastal scrub ventures right to the edge of the cliffs....At Cape Forbin, you can have the beach to yourself. For most of the year the beach remains intact, except in winter when wild storms wash much of it away..."

None of that has changed although the lodge itself has been significantly upgraded. It offers:

- modern, high quality accommodation for six (two bedrooms, one a large loft with partition)

- free broadband satellite and Wi-Fi internet

- telephone

- DVD player, Hi-Fi, satellite TV

- modern kitchen and facilities

- solar power with automatic back-up generator

And most importantly:

- isolation and privacy in stunning natural surroundings

- your own, private, safe, swimming beach in summer

- your own creek, with huge natural pool running up from the beach for 250 metres

- fishing off both the beach and rocks

- great bushwalking and spectacular views along the highest cliffs in South Australia, with wild coastline on either side

- for birdwatchers, often from the front porch, the endangered glossy black cockatoo, the magnificent and also locally-endangered white-bellied sea eagle, osprey, wedge-tailed eagle, blue wren, scarlet robin and many others

- friendly wallabies visiting in the evenings, goanna, echidna, brush-tailed possums...

A little over an hour from Kingscote airport, bordering on Cape Torrens Wilderness Reserve, it is on the far north western side of the Island towards Cape Borda. It has close access to Flinders' Chase, Vivonne Bay, Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

Warm up in winter by the pot-bellied stove/fireplace and watch the storms push in over Investigator Strait. On clear nights, isolated from city lights and overlooking the sea, you can enjoy excellent star-watching, either with binoculars or the 4.5 inch telescope provided. In summer, swim, fish, walk and enjoy the incomparable sunsets from outside over a glass of Kangaroo Island wine with the wallabies.

More Details
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016

Map

Other Activities:

De Mole River Beach

Photos

Rates & Availability

De Mole River Hotel Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Peak
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$261
From
$261
$521
$1,675
 
 
Shoulder rates
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$231
From
$231
$461
$1,485
 
 
Peak rate
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$261
From
$261
$521
$1,675
 
 
Standard rate
May 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$212
From
$212
$424
$1,303
 
 
Shoulder rates
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$231
From
$231
$461
$1,485
 
 
Standard rate
Jul 24 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$212
From
$212
$424
$1,303
 
 
Shoulder rates
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$231
From
$231
$461
$1,485
 
 
Peak rate
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$261
From
$261
$521
$1,675
 
 
Shoulder rates
Oct 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$231
From
$231
$461
$1,485
 
 
Peak rate
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$261
From
$261
$521
$1,675
 

Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests
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Amenities

De Mole River Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible

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