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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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92 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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Excellent - based on 92 reviews
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JodiMey
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Wish we were there longer...”
Reviewed March 25, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We managed to get 2 nights stay at Dune escape, and it was the highlight of our stay on KI. We fell in love with the beach at Emu Bay- what a beautiful, secluded gem. And the house too! It is an immaculate property, and the dune lookout is the perfect place to enjoy a sunset cheese and wine (local of course!) Dune Escape is one of those holiday homes that make you wish you could just have a few more days...and then a few more days..!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 25, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words - we are so glad you loved the beach as we do and the house was just what you needed - we have travelled a lot and tried to provide the best of all that we have loved. We hope to see you return again for longer - cheers!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BulldogsF...
Australia
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Very comfortable and private”
Reviewed January 25, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

The Dune Escape is a wonderful place to stay. It has comfy beds with quality linen, a well-appointed kitchen, easy and relaxed indoor/outdoor living areas. Brian and Kris are very friendly, helpful but still respected our privacy.

Brian shared his freshly caught tuna fillets with us (delicious). It was very thoughtful and generous.

Communication about our specific bedding needs, detailed instructions to locate the house via email were excellent.

The only negatives were that for some reason we anticipated sea views from the house and there was no provision to do washing. Having said that, Brian did kindly offer to take laundry to do at their home. The offer was appreciated.

About the sea vista, we had to walk a few steps on top of the dune to see beautiful Emu Bay. We saw an echidna, many wallabies, dolphins while walking on the beach. Glorious.

The best thing about The Dune Escape is its close proximity to Kingscote. No real need to shop on the mainland as the supermarket was well stocked and not overly priced. (The coffee in town was good too.) Thanks Brian and Kris. We had a very pleasant stay.

Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 27, 2015
Thank you for your kind words in reviewing your holiday at A Dune Escape :) It was a pleasure to have you and to facilitate your holiday so that you enjoyed it as much as possible. We are glad you saw so much nature as you accessed the dune system down to the beach - Nature meets the Sea! - even though we have no sea views from the house, as described on the website, it is only 30 metres to the top of the dune, with patio decking and deck chairs set up for magnificent private views over beautiful Emu Bay.
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Graham T
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
1 review
“Perfect getaway”
Reviewed January 23, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

The Dune Escape was above and beyond our expectations in all ways. The house was absolutely beautiful and furnished to a very high standard. The view from the terrace on top of the sand dune was brilliant with a quite easy walk down the 100 steps to the picturesque beach.
Brian and Kris were friendly and made us very welcome. Booking was easy with no hassle..... The perfect place to stay, we would highly recommend it.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Heavy kettle
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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 25, 2015
Thank you so much for your positive review - it is great to hear fit and healthy people appreciating the steps down to the beach - thank you also for your appreciation of our house - we are so glad everything was perfect for you CHEERS!
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Youngsat
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the most amazing places we have ever stayed”
Reviewed December 30, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We spent a wonderful week at A Dune Escape in mid-December and it was as close to perfection as we could have hoped to find. The house is beautiful - quiet, secluded, wonderful views inland and extremely comfortable and well equipped. And the jewel in the crown lies just up a short flight of steps - the view out over Emu Bay. The beach is stunning and we often had it to ourselves. To have beautiful safe swimming just a short walk away was a dream. And there was so much to do on the island - kangaroos and wallabies in the garden every day, swimming with wild dolphins from Emu Bay, and the rest of the island within easy reach by car. Our family of four (two children of 10 and 8) could have happily stayed on and on and on...

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Liked best: The beach and the beautiful house
Liked least: Can't think of anything, it was that good!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 20, 2015
Wow that sounds like it really hit the spot! Thank you so much for this wonderful review - we are really happy you were able to appreciate all that we have worked hard on to provide for our guests - it is a special place!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KneellocK
Los Angeles, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful escape!!”
Reviewed December 2, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We loved staying at the Dune Escape! We would recommend it to a friend for sure! It was such a nice change of pace to have a house to ourselves mid-way through a vacation. I think house rental is the best way to go on Kangaroo Island. It's the perfect spot for relaxation.

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Liked best: The cleanliness of house and having a home to ourselves.
Liked least: The steps down to the beach were a bit scary and we had to ask for beach towels.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • 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 20, 2015
Escape and relax is what we have to offer - so glad you were able to enjoy this and we welcome your return some day :)
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jexy05
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Peaceful, relaxing & wonderful piece of paradise”
Reviewed November 22, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

WOW! What a setting! Absolute serenity. Lovely, clean and modern comfortable house. Peaceful surroundings. A few steps up the dune to a magnificant view of emu bay beach.
Highly recommended. A piece of paradise we hope to visit and stay again.

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Liked best: comfortable, modern, clean and location
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • 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 20, 2015
Thank you for your glowing review - we would be very glad to have you again as our guests - we are constantly listening to guest comments and always improving our product :)
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Michael H
Mount Waverley, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hidden Delight”
Reviewed November 19, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

A beautifully appointed beach house, perfectly located and set up with thought given to comfort and style. Excellent communications and helpful information about places of interest before and during our stay. Great for families and/or couples. Are more than happy to recommend to our friends and family, and gladly return ourselves.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 20, 2015
Thank you for your great review - we are so glad you enjoyed all that we have taken care to offer in the way of quality furnishings and linen etc. along with the personal touch passing on our local knowledge :)
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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