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“A Dune with a View”
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Nature meets the Sea - Escape to serenity, beauty and peaceful harmony!
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Nature meets the Sea - Escape to serenity, beauty and peaceful harmony!
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83 reviews
Nature meets the Sea - Escape to serenity, beauty and peaceful harmony!
View from the crest of the dune
Dining with nature views
A Dune Escape
Fully equipped kitchen
Bedroom one with a view to the crest of the dune
Bedroom two with elevated hinterland views
Nature and sunshine a part of the living spaces
Cosy lounging with open log fire
Quality decor
Relaxing loungeroom
Sunny open decking
Peaceful and restfull decor design
Stairway to your escape
Bathroom in sea greens and crisp white
Design and quality
Kangaroos on the 15-hectare property
Crystal waters of Emu bay
Walk down the dunes to the beach
Dolphins at the base of the dune
Evening meals on the deck
Romantic walks on the beach
Bike ride on the beach
Family fun
Nature meets the sea
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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hardy_tho...
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“A Dune with a View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We wanted peace and quiet with nature at our doorstep - we were thrilled to get that and more at The Dune Escape. It was lovely to come back to the house after a day travelling around the island or playing on the beach to take in the beautiful views from the veranda and living spaces and to enjoy the sights and sounds of the wildlife. We saw an echidna, wallabies, kangaroos and even a small bat! The hosts, Brian and Kris, went out of their way to make our stay easy and comfortable, and they have put a lot of thought into making the house both very liveable and environmentally sustainable without compromising on comfort and a sense of style and luxury. We loved it!

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Liked best: The quiet
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Apr 8, 2013
Thank you Tom and Alice for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you appreciated and noted nature meeting the sea at our beach house. We are so glad you and the boys were able to view and enjoy the wildlife on our property also. We welcome you and/or your friends to come and stay again. Warm regards and all the best for 2013 - Brian and Kris
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shayeeva
2 reviews
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“A tranquil, beautiful and comfortable escape.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We were so pleased to have had the opportunity to stay at this amazing place. It was well designed, immaculately cleaned and great attention to detail in terms of everything you would need for a relaxing, private and comfortable getaway. The location is superb and we loved sitting up on the dune taking in the stunning views of the beach and surrounding landscape. Kris and Brian have a great knowledge of Kangaroo Island and are more than happy to share that with you to maximise your time there. Would very happily return there and could not recommend it enough.

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Management Response
Feb 2, 2013
Thank you Shaye and Kim - we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and were able to find the paradise we are trying to share, especially with city dwellers like yourselves. (it's a long way from Brunswick, Melbourne - mind you another amazing place we have enjoyed visiting) We have bought 2 more relaxing chairs for the dune top now, so bring your friends with you next time and escape to nature again. Thank you so much for your very positive review, we appreciate your time! Kind regards Brian and Kris
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Kerrie S
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“A Dune Escape - A tranquil secluded retreat - good for the body and soul.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

I had been wanting to see Kangaroo Island for years and at last I was there - WHAT A FIND - Kris and Brian were very hospitable - anything you want to know about the history of K.I., where to go and what to do while you are on K.I. - Kris and Brian have the answers and are always there if you need assistance.

"A Dune Escape" is a tranquil secluded retreat - brand new and nestled amongst nature at its best. All amenities are new and first class.

What a wonderful way to celebrate New Year's Eve - sitting on chairs on top of the Dunes, only a few metres from the house, with friends looking at the stunning views of Emu Bay, where the day before we had been walking along Emu Bay Beach watching two dolphins happily play close to shore - what a photo opportunity that was!

I recommend "A Dune Escape" on Kangaroo Island as a wonderful holiday destination - it won't be long until I will be back to see more.

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Liked best: The overall atmosphere of the house and natural surroundings.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jan 18, 2013
Thank you Kerrie for your great review - we loved hosting you at A Dune Escape and are really pleased it was all up to your expectations. We have actually had the photos of the dolphins mounted on canvas on our lounge room wall - an amazing photo! We look forward to your return visit with more friends or family - We hope 2013 is looking good for you
Regards Brian and Kris
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Bournejan...
1 review
“Tranquil beauty with these ease of modern day living”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

What a wonderful place to stay. From a very modern home you look at the roaming countryside of Kangaroo Island. Then taking a book, swimmers or a glass of wine to the top of the dune you can sit and watch the sunset, see few walkers on an empty beach and watch the ocean roll in. A truly wonderful place to holiday with countryside and surf as well as the luxury of a beautifully equipped new home . Well maintained and provided for both adults and children. Young and old.
We will be back .

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Management Response
Jan 15, 2013
Thank you Jane and Dave - it was wonderful for you to enjoy A Dune Escape as one of our early bookings. Our house is doing wonderfully well with all guests so positive with their stays and fortunately they are all respecting the beautiful paradise it is and helping us to maintain this - the environment around and the house itself! We really look forward to your return soon :)
Kind regards Brian and Kris
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MonicaGel...
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Perfect Private Escape Destination on Kangaroo Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

The unique setting of this house and the beauty of Emu Bay makes Dune Escape a special place to stay whilst visting Kangaroo Island.
Our family of four stayed at Dune Escape for one week and loved it. Kris and Brian are great hosts and their house is beautifully designed, eco friendly and very well appointed with everything you need. The living space is very comfortable and spacious; the kitchen works extremely well and the bedrooms are generous in size. There is a great sheltered outdoor deck and BBQ area which we often used for our evening meals.
The house sits high on the inland side of the huge dunes that encircle Emu Bay. Whilst there is no view of the water from the house, the view of the surrounding landscape is magnificent with hardly another house in sight. A short climb up to the Dunes affords great views across the bay below. The lounge chairs on top of the Dunes was a great place to read as the sun rose in the mornings.
Emu Bay has crystal clear blue water and white sand stretching as far as the eye can see. It is great for swimming. We also enjoyed cycling around to the far northern point in the late afternoon. Access to Emu Bay beach is a short drive from the house. Whilst we are not used to driving on beaches, it was great to be able to drive along the sand and find the perfect spot for a swim away from the crowd - not that is was crowded by the way!

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Liked best: The privacy and peace and quiet as well as the views
Liked least: That I couldn't walk to the beach directly from the house
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 13, 2013
Thank you Mary and Rob for choosing and positively reviewing A Dune Escape. We are so glad you loved your experience and appreciated the eco-friendly features of our beach house. Your love of the stargazing mentioned in conversation will be added to our website, the total lack of light pollution is noted by city dwellers, something we take for granted. We hope to see you and your friends return one day. Thank you for being impeccable tenants! Brian and Kris
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D'estrees Bay
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012 for a stay in December 2012

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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 13, 2012
Thank you Ria - we are so glad you enjoyed our new beach house and we look forward to your return some time. Summer is attracting many more bookings from far and wide and it is very exciting for us to meet and greet great guests like yourself. The exclusive views from the crest of the dune are certainly a hit and we have added beach chairs there now for relaxing times and those fabulous sunset viewings with evening drinks.
Kris and Brian
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ChipundCh...
Isenbüttel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in December 2016
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