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“A "One OFF" Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rocky River Heritage Accommodation

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Rocky River Heritage Accommodation
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caloundra qld
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“A "One OFF" Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

This is great value, an opportunity to stay with a couple of friends and use the Postman's Cottage as a base for the Flinders Range N.P. Seals playing at Admirals Arch, and I saw Echidna at Remarkable Rocks. Postman's Cottage is definitely a 'one off' experience, quirky and homely in a very original and cosy way. Full of history, it is definitely different, and national parks have provided an amazing modern bathroom to enjoy.... it comes as a surprise when you open the door. It was too warm to light the fire, it was tempting, but worth coming back when it's a little cooler.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank dianna e
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Carol E, Guest Relations Manager at Rocky River Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear dianna e,

We’re pleased to hear that you enjoyed the simple comforts of Postman’s Cottage! It is certainly conveniently located for sightseeing in Flinders Chase National Park and, as you say, provides a unique holiday experience. Thank you for your positive review!
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Sweet little cottage. Very remote and quiet. We lit the wooden fire both nights of our stay and enjoyed making ourselves a cosy and warm home. Good location for the remarkable rocks and admirals arch.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carol E, Guest Relations Manager at Rocky River Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear jamesctravis,

We’re pleased that you found Postman’s Cottage to be so cosy and conveniently located for sightseeing in Flinders Chase National Park. Thank you very much for your positive review!
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nerang
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

We loved this gorgeous cottage. Only 4 rooms but each room was spacious and comfortable. I commented several times during my stay that this would be a wonderful place to live permanently. Very well-equipped and a credit to Parks. Shower, beds and gas stove were great. And no TV, fantastic! Sitting reading in front of a fire each night was so pleasant. My only regret is that I didn't spend more time just relaxing here, instead of driving off each day to visit the local atractions. The wildlife at the door was amazing, koalas, echidnas, wallabies, kangaroos, geese, etc etc etc. A very peaceful place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank carol s
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Carol E, Guest Relations Manager at Rocky River Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear carol s,

It certainly sounds as if May’s Homestead has won your heart! We’re glad you enjoyed the peacefulness of Rocky River and the company of the local wildlife. Thank you very much for your positive review - we hope you find the opportunity to return for another relaxing stay at May’s Homestead!
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

It was awesome staying in this amzing park and nature. Good vibes from this tiny cottage but completely well equipped of everything you need! Thanks guys to do such an amazing job and allow us to enjoy this beautiful environment...... Thank you :D Nadia

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Nadia R
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Carol E, Guest Relations Manager at Rocky River Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear Nadia R,

We’re so glad you enjoyed visiting Flinders Chase National Park and staying at Postman’s Cottage. Thank you very much for your compliments Nadia!
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Mays Homestead is only small, but to see how it has been resurrected from a ruin is a credit to Parks SA. The kitchen has a modern gas cooker, or you can use the wood-burning stove instead. The bedrooms are lovely and clean. Doorways are rather low owing to the age of the place, so watch your head ! The windows are small, but this probably helps to keep the heat in in winter. Shower is great, but you do need to step outside the backdoor and into the attached ablutions block at the back. Plenty of wildlife to see right outside the door !

Room Tip: Mays Homestead is much larger than the Postmans Cottage
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carol E, Guest Relations Manager at Rocky River Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Scott O,

We’re so pleased that you enjoyed the historical ambience of May’s Homestead and the company of the local wildlife! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay. The staff at Rocky River will be delighted to receive your compliments!
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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Small it is but not pokey. Everything you needed was at your finger tips, cooking facilities were great. We came for the quiet and closeness to all the attractions of Flinders Chase and were seduced by the cottage and the shower we didnt want to leave. rest assured we will be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cathy C
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Carol E, Guest Relations Manager at Rocky River Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Cathy C,

Thank you for your positive review of your stay in Postman’s Cottage! We’re delighted that you enjoyed the peacefulness, convenient location and simple comforts of your accommodation. We look forward to welcoming you back to Rocky River!
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Timboon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Wow! Despite viewing photos of Postman's Cottage we were still surprised by several features, including fridge, microwave and what a beautiful bathroom!!!! We three friends, all over 45, had a ball here and slept so soundly that we weren't kept awake by each others' snoring! Two of us were woken around midnight by a large roo tapping and peering in the window. We would like to return in winter to test the wood heater!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank T00py
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Carol E, Guest Relations Manager at Rocky River Heritage Accommodation, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear T00py,

We’re pleased to hear that your stay in Postman’s Cottage was so much fun! Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back again in the winter!
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Property: Rocky River Heritage Accommodation
Address: | Kangaroo Island, Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Flinders Chase
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Flinders Chase
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the history of the early pastoralists in these beautifully restored stone cottages. Peace and comfort beckons at the end of the day exploring Flinders Chase National Park, situated within walking distance of the Visitor Centre and the Chase Café. Choose from two bedroom May’s Homestead, built in the 1890’s or Postman’s Cottage, built for the visiting mailman. Relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife. Take a walk before sunset or sunrise to the Platypus waterholes lookout, where you might be fortunate to glimpse this elusive creature. ... more   less 
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Rocky River Heritage Accommodation Kangaroo Island/Flinders Chase

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