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10 Sep 2018

Enjoy a getaway to Kangaroo Island in a home-away-from-home holiday rental.

With Airbnb and HomeAway, booking a holiday rental on Kangaroo Island is just a few clicks away. From absolute beach front locations to secluded wilderness retreats, we've listed the top 10 best Kangaroo Island rental and holiday homes for your next escape whether it's 48 hours or 5 days on South Australia's island paradise.

1. Allure Beach Retreat

Allure Beach Retreat, Kangaroo Island

Absolute privacy and direct access to the beach sounds like the ultimate Kangaroo Island holiday. Allure Beach Retreat is surrounded by 16 hectares of privately-owned land with the stunning Pennington Bay beach at your door step. Located just a short walk over the sand dunes and just a 20 minute drive from both the Kingscote Airport and Penneshaw ferry terminal Allure Beach Retreat can accommodate five guests.

2. Blue Seas Beach House

BlueSeas Beach House, Kangaroo Island

Blue Seas Beach House is a contemporary holiday rental on Kangaroo Island’s D'Estrees Bay. With uninterrupted beach views from almost every part of the house and its own private beach access it’s the perfect Kangaroo Island accommodation rental for up to six guests. Spend your days swimming, diving and surfing or exploring Kangaroo Island’s natural attractions like the Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park. Blue Seas is located about 45 minutes’ drive from Penneshaw and 30 minutes from Kingscote is also wheelchair accessible.

3. Tammar Ridge

Tammar Ridge, Kangaroo Island

Named after the resident wallabies, Tammar Ridge is surrouned by 14 hectares of bushland and native sugar gums, making it an ideal Kangaroo Island accommodation for wildlife spotting. Wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas and the occasional koala all frequent the area, along with rosellas, fairy blue wrens and seabirds from nearby Snellings Beach. Boasting 360 degree views through 2.5 metre high windows, enjoy the sweeping coastal views along the North Coast of the island and, on a clear day, right across to Yorke Peninsula. Tammar Ridge can accommodate 10 guests and is perfectly located to explore Kangaroo Islands 5 must-visit beaches.

4. Stowaway

Stowaway Kangaroo Island

Go wildlife spotting from this secluded Kangaroo Island lodge without having to leave the comfort of a cosy window seat. With 80 hectares of land surrounding Stowaway Kangaroo Island, wildlife spotting is guaranteed. Choose from two luxury self-contained lodges each with sweeping views over native bushland down to Kangaroo Island's north coast and the beautiful beaches of Stokes Bay.

5. Ecopia retreat

Ecopia Villa, Kangaroo Island

With more than 60 hectares of natural wilderness on its doorsteps, Ecopia Retreat is designed to fit perfectly with the environment around it. Guests can watch native animals roam freely from one of three bespoke luxury retreats all which have beautiful outdoor decking areas. Guests can completely relax, recharge and soak-up their surroundings. Ecopia Retreat is located about 35 minutes drive from Kingscote and 50 minutes from Penneshaw, in the center of Kangaroo Island.

6. Snellings view

 Snellings View, Kangaroo Island

This Kangaroo Island rental accommodation serves-up amazing views of Snellings Beach. At Snellings View, up to 12 guests can wake-up to the ocean along Kangaroo Island's north coast. Available for hire as a pair of holiday homes or individually, Snellings View is ideal for families or couples. The beautiful interiors are matched only by the spectacular views of the coastline. Snellings Beach itself is about a kilometre away from the property.

7. A Dune Escape

A Dune Escape, Kangaroo Island

Described as a holiday home where "nature meets the sea", A Dune Escape is set on 15 hectares of private property - all within 20 metres of the beach. Six people can enjoy a getaway at the eco-designed coastal retreat which is located at Emu Bay - just 20 minutes drive from Kingscote. The retreat itself sits atop of the sand dunes and is completely sustainable, running off solar power, rainwater and winter warmth provided by an open log fire.

8. Bay View House

Bay View House, Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island

Bay View House has sweeping views across Emu Bay, and is a two minute walk from the beach. With two stories and outdoor dining space Bay View is made for long lunches and late dinners, and family gatherings. This Kangaroo Island accommodation rental is the ultimate beach house with five kilometers of beach to enjoy, a fish filleting table outside and space to sleep up to 10 people.

9. Stormy Sky Beach House

StormySky Beach House, Kangaroo Island

Tucked into a secluded bush setting, but just 100 steps from the glorious Vivonne Bay beach, StormySky Beach House is perfect for a nature-based getaway. This well-appointed holiday home has three bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 people and is pet friendly. Wildlife lovers will enjoy seeing wallabies, possums and goannas which frequent the surrounding bush. Little penguins can sometimes be sighted after dark near the Vivonne Bay jetty. 

10. kangaroo gully retreat

Kangaroo Gully Retreat, Kangaroo Island

Up to eight guests can enjoy Kangaroo Gully Retreat which includes access to the very private Kangaroo Beach. This remote coastal property also offers 4WD access to the beach, fishing, snorkelling and of course swimming. A large balcony overlooks the ocean and rolling hills and scenic walks surround the four-bedroom holiday home, which is based at De Mole river. Wildlife is in abundance with kangaroos, wallabies and possums regularly seen at dawn and dusk.

There are many more holiday rentals on Kangaroo Island suitable for families, couples and groups. Find more Kangaroo Island accommodation from luxury lodges and wilderness retreats to the best camping spots and make the most out of your getaway with our guide to the best Kangaroo Island produce and things to do.