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Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages

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Lot 92 Third St, Brownlow, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our family stayed in the villa for five nights. It was spacious and very comfortable. The owners, Frank and Kathy, are very friendly and helpful. The design is quite innovative and a credit to Frank's expertise as an architect. The furnishings are excellent. Kathy's superb paintings are the "icing on the cake" when it comes to making the villa feel... More 

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Frank O, Owner at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Hello Ashley and Family, Thank you for your very positive feedback on your stay at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages. Kathy was thrilled by your comments on her artwork, and yes it certainly adds to the ambience. It was a pleasure to meet you and to be able to have a chat - we're looking forward to meeting you again in... More 

Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
22 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Right from the start this was going to be good. Shortly after booking online we got a call from Frank the owner of these cottages, giving us handy information about getting to the Island and finding the cottage (two story house that sleeps 9). We were welcomed on arrival and again Frank was a wealth of information about places to... More 

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Frank O, Owner at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Sometimes things work out well and I think your time on the island was one of those times. I really enjoyed meeting you and your family, and spending the afternoon with you at bowls. I am looking forward to a rematch in Sydney when we next head over that way. kind regards Frank PS Thank you for taking the time... More 

Adelaide
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Owning our own holiday accommodation we are pretty fussy when it comes to booking holidays. After searching far and wide for quality and affordable accommodation on K.I. we settled on the Garden Chalet. We are so glad we got it right! Modern, spacious and very clean. It was better than home. We were warm and cosy through some very stormy... More 

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Frank O, Owner at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I have said this before, but it is always very encouraging to receive positive feedback, and to know that our guests have enjoyed not only our beautiful island, but the accommodation as well. Kathy and I are looking forward to meeting you again in Port Elliott. Your property looks lovely kind regards Frank More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A lovely, comfortable and homely cottage very close to the beach. The cottage is very clean and well equipped. The cottage would comfortably accommodate 8 people- perfect for two families to share. Frank, the owner is very friendly and has a wealth of knowledge about attractions on the Island. We had a great holiday- thanks very much Frank.

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Frank O, Owner at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Gayle for taking the time to review us. It makes me feel ten feet tall to hear you enjoyed our cottage and your time on the island. I really enjoyed meeting you all. kind regards Frank More 

Melbourne
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed in the larger of the 2 cottages. 2 couples sharing a large house but it was great, plenty of space. Cottage immaculate and well presented. Large & comfy beds & bedding great bathrooms and living spaces. Location handy to Kingscote - 45mins from ferry to Brownlow -good hours drive to Flinders Chase. You need a car- Kangaroo Island... More 

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Frank O, Owner at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you so much for your kind words, and thank you for leaving the cottage so nicely. I'm sorry to have missed you on the morning of your departure. However, we'll look forward to meeting again kind regards Frank PS Lisa, I promise to have the gables painted next time More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed 4 nites in the garden villa in December and it truly was a home away from home. Frank, the friendly owner was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He was there to welcome us and he had very kindly put a Christmas tree in the villa to give it a festive and homely feel. He also led us... More 

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Frank O, Owner at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Villa after your stay in December. It is always very encouraging to hear positive feedback. This year we will celebrate 10 years of hosting holiday accommodation, having started in 2004 with the cottage we now call Island Chalet. Over that time we have had the pleasure of meeting people... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had a wonderfull stay in the garden villa. The villa is huge (we stayed 5 nights with our 2 children and only used the ground floor !), with a really great living area with large sofas and big table where you can enjoy dinner with family and friends. The bedrooms are spacious and beautiful with excellent bedding. All the... More 

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Frank O, Owner at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Cecile and family for choosing to stay in our Garden Villa. Meeting people from all over the world is one of the things I love about holiday accommodation and it was certainly a pleasure to meet you. And thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. We will look forward to your next visit here kind... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Frank and Kathy have thought of everything. The cottage itself was massive- could easy sleep 9 or more. Very well fitted out. Kitchen garden out the back and lovely sunny deck out the front. Position in Brownlow is a short drive from Kingscote shops and just over an hour from flinders chase national park. The cottage is just like a... More 

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Frank O, Owner at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you both for taking the time to review our Garden Villa. Kathy and I love meeting our guests and it is very rewarding to get positive feedback. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future. Frank More 

California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed at the Island Chalet cottage for three nights. We felt the location (Kingscote area) and the cottage were a perfect base for exploring the island which is easy to get around, but bigger than we expected. We met Frank and his wife who are super nice. Our cottage was perfectly appointed with every amenity. We had only two... More 

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Frank O, Owner at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Well it was a pleasure to meet you both and thank you so much for choosing our Island Chalet. Normally we would be at the cottage to greet you, but on this occasion, with the late ferry and the delay caused by the bushfire, it must have been close to midnight when you arrived. We were tucked up in bed... More 

Sydney
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We actively researched where to stay on KI and after glowing reviews on Trip Advisor and a few other locations we booked at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages. Officially this is in Brownlow... literally just a two minute drive to Kingscote with its supermarket, shops and restaurants. Great launching point to visit other parts of the island. We stayed in a... More 

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Frank O, Owner at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words. Kathy and I are delighted that you enjoyed the new Villa. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope we may meet again. Frank O'Brien More 

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