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Beachcomber - family friendly modern home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Comfortable holiday house with sweeping sea views and beach access

Beachcomber has all the comforts of city living with the relaxed atmosphere of the country. The house is positioned right on the beach with easy access through the sand dunes. Facing north it enjoys winter sun and stunning sea views. The house is surrounded by native fauna and is also home to many birds, wallabies and echidnas. There is a large deck with outdoor dining suite, perfect for lounging around, relaxing and enjoying nature at its best. The house is generously appointed with full kitchen facilities and equipment, many books, DVDs, CDs and games. Recently refurbished and air-conditioned Beachcomber is a great holiday house .

The 5km beach is sandy and a safe place for children to play and explore, also perfect for water sports and long walks. The waters are crystal clear and predominantly calm with a boat ramp for small craft at the southern end.


The house has 3 comfortable double bedrooms, all with queen sized beds, 2 with sea views and one with ensuite. There is a bunk room that sleeps 4. All rooms have built in wardrobes. There is a games room with pool table, television, puzzles and games. The spacious family area is open plan and also enjoys excellent views of the sea. The kitchen has been completely renovated in August 2017. There is a combustion heater for cold weather, also reverse cycle airconditioning and ceiling fans in bedrooms and living area. The house faces north which captures the winter sun and is protected from most sea breezes. There is off street parking for cars and boats. There is an outdoor table and chairs for enjoying meals outside on the spacious deck overlooking the beach.

Linen is an optional extra we can book in prior to your stay. Guests may bring their own, or can hire from the local laundry service for an additional charge. This includes all sheet sets, pillowslips, bath & hand towels, bath mats,face washers & tea towels.


The area is renown for excellent fishing, snorkeling and diving. The water is crystal clear and the beach sandy and clean. The house is nestled in bushland and many native birds can be seen feeding nearby. Wallabies make their way through the bush to the beach and their tracks can be clearly seen. If you are lucky you may also notice an echidna making its way slowly along the way. There are wineries, wildlife parks, honey and eucalyptus farms that can be visited by car and Seal Bay offers the opportunity to see Sea Lions at close range with a guide. Pelicans are fed on local wharfs and penguin viewing tours are conducted most evenings in Penneshaw.

As property owners we have been providing quality self contained accommodation in Island Beach since 2006. We are fully accredited by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council and pride ourselves on the high quality of our service and maintenance. We make every endeavour to ensure our guests have a great experience while staying at the Island Beach Escape properties - Nautilus, Cassini & Beachcomber.

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Fiona McLeay
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Fiona McLeay

Our family have enjoyed Island Beach for over 20 years and since 2006 have provided quality self contained guest accommodation at Beachcomber. We have seen a significant interest in Kangaroo Island from both local holiday makers and international travellers. We enjoy providing our guests with a positive experience, and assisting them with their holiday planning.

Personally I enjoy outdoor things - walking, swimming, fishing and exploring. I also have a keen interest in art and spend time working on projects here at Island Beach. I also enjoy food and wine, and spending time with my family and friends.

Fiona McLeay purchased this house in 2000

Why Fiona McLeay chose Island Beach

We purpose built Beachcomber in 2000 to suit our mixed generation family - grandparents, parents and children. We loved the location and had holidayed in the area many times previously. When the opportunity arose to purchase a block of land we jumped at it. We love the blend of rural and beach. Native flora and fauna around the home and the gentle waves lapping out in front of the house.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact that the family or a group of our friends can all share a fun and relaxing holiday together. The house is very conducive to sharing meals, games and fun stories. Our family has an interest in art and I have painted some of the art pieces in the property, as has my son's mother in law. I always comb the beach for interesting shells, driftwood and other items, hence the name - Beachcomber.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We’ll be back for sure!!!
Mar 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Island Beach, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Ensuite to main bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , queen bed & sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , queen bed & sea view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , queen bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 single bed , 1 cot , Bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beachcomber - family friendly modern home
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 32 reviews

Ideal holiday space

  • 4 of 5

This is our 4th stay here, and it has everything a couple or a family needs to be comfortable . Literally a 2 minute walk to the beach, great deck to relax on, comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms. We wouldn't stay anywhere else. Island Beach itself is a pristine piece of the KI experience. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a fabulous stay at Beachcomber!

  • 5 of 5

Beachcomber is in a stunning location and the house is well equipped with everything we needed to make ourselves feel at home. It was plenty big enough for our 2 families.

Our boys (6 years old) had fun exploring the garden and the beach. And us adults enjoyed sitting on the balcony with our sun downers.

We stayed for 3 nights and wished we had booked in for longer.

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. You were perfect guests and we would be very happy if you visited beautiful Kangaroo Island and stayed with us again. Beachcomber really does lend itself to families, the house has pretty much everything you need so making for a very relaxing stay. I find sitting on the deck as the sun turns golden a great spot to enjoy.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in the door we realised we had picked the right holiday property. The house was spacious, extremely comfortable, well equipped and in a fantastic location. The property owners were very helpful and the check in check out process was so simple. We really loved our time here.

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Beachcomber was perfect! The privacy and comforts were just what we were looking for. The location was exactly what we wanted, ocean, views and the house was perfectly set up. Fiona and Brook were helpful and very friendly. We loved our trip to KI and are hoping to get back someday.

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa It was great to see you have such a lovely family holiday - very different from Canada. We hope you can take the time to come to KI again.
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Beautiful house and views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Beachcomber - beautiful views of the ocean, no one else around, and birds in the morning to wake up to. Not to mention the house itself - it was awesome! Lovely big bedrooms and open plan lounge room with a cool fireplace - perfect for marshmallows! Will be back again for sure! Fiona made sure everything was perfect for our trip :)

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Winter can be a very special time on KI with all the wildlife and cosy nights around the fire. We would love to have you as our guests again.
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

A beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful, comfortable place to stay. We had a great time. The views are beautiful. Loved seeing Blue Wrens in the morning. The kids didn't want to leave. The house was clean, comfortable and in a very unique part of our beautiful country. We plan on on coming back again next year. Lauren & Jarrad

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lauren, The blue wrens are my absolute favourite - so cheeky and colourful. We hope you can come back next year and enjoy more of what beautiful KI has to offer visitors.
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
14 Kilometres
Penneshaw Hotel
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Penneshaw Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Hog Bay Road
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Sunset Food and Wine
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Island Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Beach, Swimming, Fishing

Beachcomber at Island Beach is ideally located for a relaxing holiday, whether it be enjoying the beautiful white sandy beach or visiting the local attractions.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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