About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Island Jewel is a modern newly built, fully furnished, self contained two storey home with a pool, pool spa and a tennis court located 2 min walk from the stunning white sands of Island Beach. It consists of 4 bedrooms, main with an ensuite, accommodating up to 10 people. 3 Queen Beds and 4 Single Bunk Beds. It features a large open plan living and dining area upstairs and a large wrap around balcony with spectacular views of Island Beach. A lower level family retreat with a large plasma screen TV, DVD and Play Station video games. Play tennis during the day, relax in the spa or do a few laps in the pool day or night. Perfect holiday house for families, couples or a group of friends.
- Master bedroom upstairs with ensuite and a built in robe
- 2 Queen Sized Bedrooms
- 1 Bunkroom with 4 single bunk beds
- Open Plan living area with a plasma TV
- Dining Area (high chair provided)
- Separate Lounge TV area downstairs
- Fully Equipped Kitchen upstairs
- Large Undercover Wrap around Balcony with a gas barbeque
- Main downstairs bathroom with a bath
- 3rd toilet
- Separate laundry
- Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
- Tennis Court
- Swimming Pool with a side spa
Island Beach is a 5km stretch of white sandy beach with tranquil waters and magnificent wild life. It is located 15km from Penneshaw and the ferry terminal. It is safe for swimming and great for a range of aquatic activities and in particular a paradise for fishing.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Fantastic Fit for 2 Families
The house is a great fit for 2 families with plenty of living room, inside and out to accomodate kids and adults. The beach is an easy walk or a super quick drive. A well equipped kitchen and the dusk time kangaroo visits were a hit for friends who joined us from the UK. Kenny and Kalina were brilliant hosts, on hand when we called them about an issue that got dealt with in speedy time. The extra touches such as new pool toys, a huge array of DVDs and a nespresso coffee machine were much appreciated :)
Clean comfortable slightly over priced
We stayed in this accommodation over the Easter period. Although this property is clean, comfortable and reasonably well presented we were slightly disappointed for a number of reasons.
Firstly and probably the biggest factor is there is no direct beach access on one review there was mention of a easy 3 min walk to the beach this is not correct there is an access approximately 20 mins down the road and then a fairy sketchy walk where I didn't feel safe for my kids to walk for fear of snakes. You can drive to the beach but then you can drive to lots of beaches in kangaroo island.
The pool and spa are not heated at all. If you are hoping for a warm spa which we were you will be disappointed there was only one solar jet working in the pool and none in the spa so it was bitterly cold.
The house itself is comfortable they had a good range of DVD.s and a 3 D TV and the balcony had a nice BBQ to enjoy the distant view of the bay but you didn't hear the ocean if this is what you are hoping for.
There was a slate broken on a downstairs bed which was uncomfortable for one of the guests and the wardrobes are broken and difficult to use. Other beds were very comfortable and the two living areas works well for two families.
The downstairs bathroom shower nozzle didn't stay up.
The dryer had a door removed so not usable and you should also note that they don't allow you to wash their linen so take more towels if you want a change over your week staying there.
Overall we enjoyed our stay but u will say this property is over priced for what it is and where it is located without beach access and wouldn't stay there again. I think the owners should disclose the spa being not heated, it being a 20 min walk to the beach and the property needs some maintenance for sure.
Hi Juliette, I appreciate your honest opinion of our property. The 3 min walk to the beach referred to the direct walk from the house through the bush to the front row of houses and from there to the beach, however a house has been built in front of ours and even though the walk is still doable it is probably not the preferred way in the summer months. The walk following the road (Pennington Rd) to the front row of houses and from there through the path which has been cut through the bushes takes about 7 min. Please note that there is only one part of the whole of Island Beach that has a car access to the beach, all other access is through similar paths cut through the bush. Although we are mindful of the snakes that can be anywhere near a beach we have no hesitation of using this path ourselves with our children. The maintenance issues will be addressed, thank you for pointing those out. The note about not washing the bed linen refers to the fact that we use a laundry service so we ask that guests do not wash their linen prior to departure. Otherwise guests are welcome to use the washing machine for their sheets, towels, etc during their stay. I will make sure I have worded this properly on the note next time I am there. The pool spa is connected to the pool which is solar heated and the water circulates from the pool to the spa maintaining the same temperature in both. The water gets pleasantly warm in the summer months while in spring and summer it really depends on the weather. When guests book the property during spring and autumn they usually ask what they can expect in regards to the warmth of the pool and spa and I have always given them an honest answer - they are solar heated and it really depends on the weather. I thank you once again for pointing some of the weaknesses of our property as I do believe that constructive criticism is the only way to improvement.
This is our seventh year holidaying together and the property was perfect to accommodate the three families. The spaces throughout the home are good size, it was tidy and clean on our arrival. Location near the beach and visits from wildlife was pleasant. A bonus with the home to entertain the kids was the swimming pool and tennis court.
Great holiday home
Great house with an amazing pool and tennis court, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Island jewel beach
Throughly enjoyed our stay at kangaroo island the accomodation was excellent
Excellent Location and property
we really enjoyed the stay the location was fantastic and the wild life visits were cool