Writing this in our last night in the property... truly refreshed after 7 wonderful nights at the Sea Dragon Lodge on KI.
Steve and Gail the owners have been both lovely and available when ever required (maybe once?!) .. hosts full of information and advice, yet completely private so you wouldn't even know they lived on the property and we had complete privacy - something I rate as essential. Fresh eggs from the "ladies" didn't go astray either, with beautiful offerings from their chickens!! Best poached eggs ever.
The lodgings are immediately comfortable and there is nothing that I wanted or needed from home in terms of cooking, or going about daily routine etc. Perfectly equipped for what you might need- we made everything from Mexican to Roast Pork, to the pudding I'm sitting with now!
Very comfortable bedding and high quality of furnishings throughout. It was day 4 though before we remembered there was a great coffee maker though... soon made up for it, and it was a really great addition. Little extras greatly appreciated.
We came on purpose in winter hoping to get some wild weather and were not disappointed ... plenty of cool weather for a lovely time lying in front of the wood fire, listening to the "crackle" with a book Ive been trying to read for months and a glass of wine! I personally got some good time in, in front of that fire!
We are 2 professional people who were looking for quality accommodation and surroundings in which we could decompress, relax and get away from it all - this has done the trick.
We were blessed with a few lovely sunny days too though, and ventured around the island.
The property is on a slightly remoter end of the island, a good 35 minute drive back into Penneshaw, but on saying that the roads are a little rough at the moment due to some heavy rains this season, probably a little quicker at other times. I imagine that the island is perfectly approachable with a regular car, but we have been happy to have our 4WD for a little off road action.
Hubby is a keen photographer and has been up at the crack of dawn every morning, no lack of places locally for beautiful sunrises. Away from it all, the darkness was perfect for night photography, star photography etc. and some magical sunsets.
The deck outside and the huge glass windows make for beautiful nights, watching the waves and bay, the birds, the wildlife. We hope to return in the summer time to make greater use of the beautiful private beach, Pink Bay.. I already have my rock picked to lie down on a towel and soak up the sun with another book... jumping in for a dip when I get a bit hot!
This property has been perfect for what we needed. Cant wait to come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sea Dragon Lodge offers luxury Kangaroo Island accommodation providing a unique combination of:. Our very own Private Beach. Spectacular Coastal Scenery. 250 Acre Seafront Estate. Amazing Wildlife At Sea Dragon Lodge Resort, both the Lodge and our new Eco-Villas, offer luxury Kangaroo Island accommodation that overlooks stunning coastline and woodland. Our private sandy beach is just below. Wildlife abounds: kangaroos, echidnas, goannas and a bevy of birdlife. Coastal splendour and enchanting wildlife. Blissful seclusion and stunning views. A private world of relaxed, informal luxury. That’s the Sea Dragon Lodge experience.... Sea Dragon Lodge provides a tranquil Kangaroo Island retreat, with several types of luxury Kangaroo Island holiday packages to choose from ... more less
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