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LifeTime Private Retreats

North Coast Rd Snelling Beach, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia
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#2 of 6 villas in Kangaroo Island
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An Island paradise where you can choose to stay at one of five Luxury beach villas set on their own stunning coastal Kangaroo Island estates, a place of complete privacy, well away from other guests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
Beach
Hiking
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
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Non-smoking hotel
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
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English

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North Coast Rd Snelling Beach, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia
LifeTime Private Retreats
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FrancesAndLee wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom101 contributions32 helpful votes
We have just begun a 3 night stay in Sky House and absolutely love it here. What an absolutely stunning location, even better than the photos. High spec bathroom, comfortable outdoor and indoor living space and the record collection and player is an added bonus.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Check out the Enchanted Fig and book in advance
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robyn r wrote a review Nov 2022
Melbourne, Australia280 contributions138 helpful votes
Set high on a hill and isolated from the world, this beautiful well-appointed villa ticked all the boxes. It is modern and has spectacular views. The location might not suit all people. Also, while normally you can get gourmet food delivered, this was not so when we were there. Things are still getting back to normal post covid. Life Time Retreats have several villas available and they are all different.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Mitch136 wrote a review Apr 2022
Adelaide, Australia210 contributions101 helpful votes
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Location, location, location… this place had it! We stayed in the Beach Retreat, about 80m walk from Snellings Beach. The perfect little couples get away. The place was superb. We had 4 nights and spend nearly it all there and only venturing out one day, why would you leave such a tranquil spot. The accommodation was comfortable, relaxed and had full kitchen amenities. Great sun room, outdoor BBQ area and views of the beach. We had everything we wanted and didn’t want to leave. Highly recommend and would love to return one day.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring food / drink supplies as there are no shops nearby.
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Imfundu wrote a review May 2021
Adelaide, Australia140 contributions116 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights at Sky House in February to celebrate a couple of milestone events for my husband. We attended Gastronomo in the Enchanted Fig Tree which was memorable for the food and the theatre of the location. At Sky House the view is certainly spectacular from the bedroom, living room and outside area - you look down to Snelling Beach which entrances. Unfortunately the outside area off the living room was looking a bit tired - broken pavers, peeling red paint on the wind sills,new cushions needed on the sun lounges and the satellite dish was loose on the roof which clanged all through the second night when the wind picked up. The window in the bathroom was stuck open which was ok as the weather was warm on the first night but when the wind picked up we certainly noticed it. Also on the 2nd night I was really annoyed as I was wanting to use the barbecue for cooking our dinner but was horrified to find it was filthy and that the gas bottle had no gas. I made a call to the on site manager who did come and swop it over with his own clean barbecue and gave us a complimentary bottle of wine but at the price we paid this should not have been an issue. When checking out we noticed a pickup truck waiting to come in and my husband had a chat with the driver who said he was there to fix up the house as there were some maintenance issues and it was a good time as no guests for next two nights. That says it all really. On a positive the Moroccan theme works well as the sunrise bounces off the walls, the inside decor is nice, comfortable couches and the bed extremely comfortable. I liked the bathroom amenities and purchased some at the shops in Kingscote. I did send an email to the owner back on 6th March but had no reply. The travel industry needs all the help it can get so I wasn't going to write this review as its not entirely complimentary but as I never heard back I have decided to post now that its May. I think that travel in Australia is not cheap and when places are charging top dollar they need to remember that they need to deliver a better than average experience. I absolutely love Kangaroo Island it is so nice to see regeneration of the flora and we saw a plethora of kangaroos plus quite a number of koalas. Have booked a week at Christmas time but elsewhere on the Island.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Hev C wrote a review Jan 2021
Adelaide, Australia95 contributions55 helpful votes
The Cliff House is absolutely stunning - one of our favourite places on earth. Snellings Beach is heavenly and the dolphins come through the bay almost every day. Dining under the enchanted fig tree a few minutes walk away is also totally magical.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mike F wrote a review Mar 2020
Bloomington, Illinois163 contributions109 helpful votes
We stayed here at the Beach Retreat to start our Australian adventure. The place was perfect for just two of us. Close walk down to the beach, great directions from the staff, and easy instructions to get inside. We had to switch out the propane to get the girll to work, but it was no problem. The wifi didn't work while we were there, but it was okay as it was a welcome break. We stopped in Kingscote on the way and got some groceries for the 3 nights we were there. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: November 2019
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amm1055 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia199 contributions120 helpful votes
Stayed here two nights. Location has stunning views but is remote. House was very comfortable. Telstra mobile service was not available onsite. Food has to be brought in as nearest town over half an hour away. Great if you want to escape.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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LetItBeReal wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom28 contributions33 helpful votes
We stayed in the Sky House and loved it. Such a special place, with a view to do die for and a beach which we virtually had to ourselves. Eating outside on the terrace every night with only the kangaroos for company was a real delight. The house is very well equipped and my only tip is you need to be a bit organised about the shopping.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Alexandra C wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia8 contributions17 helpful votes
The Skyhouse is striking, unique and interesting- we loved it. Very clean, had every amenity, we loved the sense of space and the views were truly spectacular. So many little details were thought of- from the record player to the wonderful bath, a memorable stay in a pristine part of the world.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Stace K wrote a review Aug 2019
Melbourne113 contributions114 helpful votes
We had booked the beach house for 3 nights but there was a little misunderstanding and our property wasnt ready on arrival. The contact person kindly resolved it immediately by taking us up to the Sky house to stay there for the night before returning back to beach house the next day. This was totally unnecessary but greatly appreciated! The sky house is a tuscan style villa, literally on top of the hill in a beautiful secluded area. Heated floors, huge bath, lovely patio and full kitchen. A beautiful big place perfect for a couple and we were very disappointed we hadnt booked this property! However, we transferred back to beach house which was equally impressive, despite being a completely different style. Cosy and secluded without being isolated, we enjoyed the sweeping beach views, the day bed on the front room and laid back, yet luxurious style. It has absolutely everything you need, and all the little things were taken care of such as comfy bed, full kitchen, full cooking supplies, coffee machine and great bathroom. Lifetime really know how to look after their customers and ensure everything is catered for a relaxing and comfortable stay - you wont have to ask for anything. Which is exactly what you need on KI, considering everything is so far away. I would highly recommended Lifetime properties for staying on KI and we would definitely return if we can ever get back to beautiful KI.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Skyhouse for more space and luxury, beach house for cosy, beachfront views of the waves
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about LifeTime Private Retreats
Which popular attractions are close to LifeTime Private Retreats?
Nearby attractions include Snelling Beach (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at LifeTime Private Retreats?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.
Which room amenities are available at LifeTime Private Retreats?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at LifeTime Private Retreats?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at LifeTime Private Retreats?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at LifeTime Private Retreats?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.