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house on the hill kangaroo island

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

This is House on the Hill.

Perched on the side of a hill this contemporary beach house overlooks the trees and ocean of Emu Bay.

The house is designed as a coastal retreat for its owners and has an intimate connection to its bush surroundings and nearby sea.

Here one can experience the comforts of a simple modern beach house in a 5acre setting.

The location, the incredible views and the house provide for a perfect retreat, a holiday and a place for relaxation in all seasons.

House on the hill is a house with a strong inside-outside connection. The living and outside areas are north facing with sweeping sea views. One can experience the unique location from all rooms at any time of the day and throughout the seasons.

Bedroom: There is a Queen-size bed with views over the trees to the ocean.

Bathroom: White tiles, a jarrah vanity top and a large window facing the sea.

Kitchen and living: A large open space with an adjoining deck. The stainless steel kitchen with gas stove and electric oven, has all necessary utensils and cooking requirements.

3m high sliding doors open onto the main deck and below there is a BBQ deck.

For cooler days there is an open fire for heating the living areas.

A 4m long day bed at the end of the room looks out over the landscape to the water.

An outside shower sits under the trees for an after beach wash.

The house is private on its 5acres but only 700m from the 4.5km beach of Emu Bay.

Emu Bay is a quiet costal hamlet located on the northern side of KI. Its 4.5km long white sandy beach is accessible to vehicles and provides safe swimming. There is also a jetty and a boat ramp.

The Sealink ferry arrives from Cape Jervis at Penneshaw. The distance from Penneshaw to Emu Bay is approximately 75km, all on bitumen.

Emu Bay to Kingscote is 18km along a bitumen road and from Emu Bay to the airport takes 15 minutes.

House on the hill serves as an ideal base for touring the Island due to its central location and its proximity to Kingscote.

In Kingscote you will find most services including supermarket, petrol station, post office, bank, tourist information etc.

More Details

cecilia gunnarsson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, swedish
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Queen size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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house on the hill kangaroo island
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Great escape !!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home to stay in. We loved the house, the property and the wildlife. Everything one could want in home stay accommodation, Cecelia and Colin have a home that is warm and enviting , a great hide away on an amazing Island. Loved the outdoor shower .

  • Review Submitted: 15/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The property has a lovely relaxed home feel about it. At night we had a lovely fire and during the day the deck with lovely views is the place to be.the property is large and very quiet with kangaroos and bird life ,close to the beach and easy driving to all kangaroo island has to offer. A joy to stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely hidden treasure

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our getaway at House On The Hill. So relaxing comfortable & well equipped. The private bush land, the fireplace, daybeds to read or soak in the stunning views were lovely & even some wildlife to watch on the front lawn. Such a tranquil place that draws you in more the longer you are there. Recommend it & love to revisit. The call from Colin to make sure all was good was lovely as well.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unley, South Australia, Australia

Cosy and comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

The property itself was fantastic, it was clean and cosy. We will definitely miss that view every morning.

Unfortunately we went at the wrong time of year & drove to many tourist attractions that were closed for the winter so spent most of our holiday driving around but still tried to appreciate our time away from the city.

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Very relaxing contemporary beach house

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house with great views of the bay. Love the day bed to watch the world go by! There are no shops/restaurants close by, so you can pick up your shopping in Kingscote and the house has a well equipped full kitchen with some pantry items to use. Open fire is fabulous and there is also reverse cycle air conditioning in the main bedroom. Very comfortable and very warm. We had a few visits from some kangaroos which was lovely. Very relaxing stay - would definitely recommend. Thanks Colin & Cecilia.

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mornington Peninsula

Perfect, relaxing holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Our week at "House on the Hill" was truly wonderful. House is fantastic and easy to look after & keep clean. We really enjoyed our time at Emu Bay, the surrounds were truly magnificent & the property is so beautiful how could we not have relaxed enjoyed our week. Can't wait to return, so grateful that Colin and Cecelia have made this property available for others to enjoy....FANTASTIC

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

5 km white beach crystal water


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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