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Kangastay on Vivonne Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located in bushland next to the tranquil waters of the Harriet River.

Lounge area has Holiday games, Television, DVD (CDs, DVD movies and cartoons are provided), radio/CD player,. Now we have wifi.

Open kitchen and dining area with microwave, gas stove and oven. Pantry cupboard with basics.

Very effective reverse cycle air-con. Cool in summer, warm in winter through the house. Bathroom includes hairdryer and has an extra electric heater for winter. Back verandah has an additional laundry with tub (no Machine), and second toilet wash area.

Covered back patio area with 4 burner gas BBQ for easy cooking and a large outdoor setting.

Front veranda fenced so children can be secure at the front with two outdoor settings. Sleeps up to 6 people with linen included (A family, or 3 couples) 1 king size bed, 2 king single beds and 2 single beds. (2 toilets).

Undercover parking for one car available, space for 3 cars if needed.

Tourist Attractions include beautiful Vivonne Bay and the Harriet River. Only 30 mins from Seal Bay and Raptor Domain, and 40 mins to Flinders Chase.

Vivonne Bay has one General Store (that sells everything)!

It is 40 minutes drive to Kingscote. A car is needed on the Island to access the tourist sights. Kangastay is close to Seal Bay, Admiral Arch, The Remarkables, Little Sahara, Raptor Domain, KI Outdoor Centre, Parndana Wildlife Park and Point Ellen headland.

Visit the beautiful "Rustic Blue" gallery for a browse and cuppa.

The Andermal Marron Farm is along Harriet Rd, 15 km. Coffee, food, marron in tanks to view and a cellar door for their wines.

There are tourist maps, booklets and information supplied at the house.

Local Attractions are numerous. The house provides a comfortable 'home' to relax after travels and sight seeing.

It is possible to explore many wonderful walks from the house. We have a tame possum and there are many of Kangaroo Island's birds, koalas, wallabies, kangaroos and echidnas in the surrounding bushland.

There is boating (canoes can be hired locally), swimming, snorkelling, surfing and fishing.

The Harriet river is suitable for swimming and boating. (See the photos on the Vivonne Bay local knowledge page). Safe beach areas, snorkelling, surfing.

The river also provides good fishing for bream, and tommy rough right at the front door (40m). Vivonne Bay provides surf and jetty fishing for whiting, salmon, mullet and many other species.

Just across the river from the house is a well equipped Outdoor centre with canoe hire and quad bike tours etc.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Vivonne Bay, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Kangastay on Vivonne Bay
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Cooke Plains SA

What a top spot !!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Kangastay. A very comfortable, clean home and a great handy location. Ros the owner was very helpful and accommodating. The friendly possum came each night and brought her young one with it was so lovely to see. The corner shop had the most delicious whiting burger and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Our stay was absolutely delightful, everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The bed was very comfortable, clean and cosy had a wonderful sleep. Hoping to come back soon for a longer stay as apart from such a lovely clean comfy home its such a good handy location. Thank you very much Ros for allowing us to book and stay in your wonderful home absolutely lovely private location. : )

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay on the beautiful island. I do hope you're able to stay again sometime. Ros
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fabulous place to unwind

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time here. The house was warm and welcoming, with lots of unexpected items to make our stay more comfortable. We settled into a very enjoyable routine of seeing the spectacular sights them coming back, playing board games, cooking dinner then watching a DVD (except one night when we went penguin spotting). No washing machine because of limited tank water, but surprisingly that was only a minor inconvenience. Location perfect: central to island highlights. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Cathy. We have just come home from a holiday at Kangastay with friends and I have set up wifi with the NBN so there is an added item to enjoy. I am pleased that you enjoyed the Island. Ros
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Nice place to enjoy nights in KI

  • 5 of 5

It is a cozy house in a really good location. It was very clean. Also, a lot of information about the area was provided, which can help you to get into the mood.

The equipment in the house is good too.

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Amazing wildlife! So many things to do, so little time. Wish we can stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: 17/02/2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Maria. To keep in touch with Kangastay I have a page on facebook 'kangastay holiday accommodation' where I load pictures and KI stories. If you or friends wish to book again contact me for an extra discount. All the best, Ros
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Lovely Comfortable House!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week just after Christmas, it was great having outdoor tables at the back and front of the house, nice clean BBQ, the extra toilet at the back is handy when the house is full, the kids liked the choices of DVDs, the games, well appointed kitchen, perfect for a family! Thanks a lot for all the tips as well..

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Vivonne Bay, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
Tariff 2
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 3
1 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 2
30 Mar 2018 - 25 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 4
26 Apr 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 3
1 Aug 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay


  • 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 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

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