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“Perfect Paradise in Kangaroo Island”
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Sea Dragon Lodge
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Just returned from a short break at Kangaroo Island with my wife and teenage daughters. This place is in a more isolated part of the island overlooking a beautiful secluded beach. Steve, the owner was very friendly and helped us out with plans to explore the island. There were many animals around the lodge which kept the children entertained.

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Steve L, Owner at Sea Dragon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

HI Stephen
thanks very much for you review. I'm glad you and kids had a lovely time.
Best Regards
Steve

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Simply fantastic experience: private beach, stylish lodge, incredible host, excellent food... not to mention friendly chickens visiting us every morning (no, they were not part of the food chain:), and herds of kangaroos at our door step. ★★★★★ Ineza and Matt Surowiecki, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Steve L, Owner at Sea Dragon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Hi Ineza & Matt,
Great to meet you and thanks for the lovely review.
Look forward to having you and the family back in the not too distant future I hope
warm regards
Steve

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

My wife and I had experienced a particularly busy fortnight leading up to our visit to Sea Dragon Lodge. The pressure of meeting publishing deadlines, combined with the premature birth of a grand daughter, had us both looking for somewhere to relax, unwind and generally send stress levels back where they belong.

We had just a couple of days to spare and hadn't visited KI for a few years, so hopping on the Sealink ferry and driving out to Sea Dragon seemed the ideal choice. And so it proved to be.

We loved the remoteness of the place, and particularly the Lodge's position above a private beach. We drank local wines, interacted with the local wildlife (which is abundant), ate terrific home-cooked food and enjoyed the company of host, Steve Lane. Topping off our stay was an afternoon session in nearby Antechamber Bay, where we caught a dozen big King George whiting that made a superb evening meal.

We can't recommend Sea Dragon Lodge highly enough, particularly to those like us who love wilderness living with that little touch of luxury!

Room Tip: All accommodation is excellent. Simply love the stunning balcony views.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Steve L, Owner at Sea Dragon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Hi Shane,

great to meet you and Merrilynn. Really enjoyed having you both stay at the Lodge and those whiting were delicious
warm regards
Steve

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at Sea Dragon Lodge and it was barely enough! Stunning location overlooking the sea, sadly the weather wasn't brilliant so we didn't swim off the completely secluded beach or relax in the gazebo, but we did go for lovely walks and, yes, saw kangaroos hopping around. The accommodation was extremely good, there are two suites each with 2 bedrooms and good bathroom, they are separated by a comfortable communal living area opening onto a large balcony. Breakfasts were very good, freshly prepared with eggs laid by their own free range hens. We had both dinners 'in' - a good decision as the house is a fair distance from the nearest town, the roads are unmetalled and, perhaps most importantly, rental car insurance does not cover you after dark! Food, prepared by Steve and his wife, was delicious, sourced locally and very freshly prepared. Steve was incredibly helpful both before we arrived and while we were there. Highly recommend Sea dragon Lodge if you are visiting Kangaoo Island

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Steve L, Owner at Sea Dragon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

Hi Clemency,

Thanks very much for your great review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you. Shame about the Cricket :-)
Best regards Steve & Gail

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

We were made to feel most welcome by our host Steve. The lodge was beautiful, clean and tidy with stunning views of Kangaroo Island. What a treat to have our own private beach and how we enjoyed supping wine in the gazebo with Steve after a dip in the crystal clear blue sea.
Cannot recommend this place highly enough.

We hope to return one day but it's a long way from the UK!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Steve L, Owner at Sea Dragon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Hi Catherine & Jim,

The pleasure is mutual.. We really enjoyed having you stay and it was great to meet you both and the family. Hope you had a safe trip back home. You'll be very welcome back, hopefully not too long!
warm regards
Steve

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Location, location, location. This was the most magnificent place to arrive at after a very busy Christmas week catching up with an extended family of over 30 individuals from all over the world. Having done the family "thing" Kangaroo Island was planned as a chill out session for me and my wife, my closest brother and my niece and her husband. Sea Dragon was all that we could have asked for and more. The view was stunning, Steve was a fund of useful information and the place is extremely comfortable and well appointed and reasonably close to everything. Even the chickens and sheep added to the entire experience along with an abundance of other wild life, Kangaroos, lizards, birds, echidna's, emus and so on.

Room Tip: Whole place is just fantastic!
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Steve L, Owner at Sea Dragon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Hi Chris
Thanks very much for your great review
Glad you and the family enjoyed themselves and were able to unwind and relax

All the best.
Steve

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

This was a perfect place to explore the eastern end of Kangaroo Island. The accommodation is perfectly situated on several acres, sheltered from the wind but with wonderful views of Backstairs Passage and some of the coastline of Kangaroo Island. We enjoyed wandering the paddocks to spot kangaroos during the day and especially at dusk. The site has some interesting walking tracks, including to a private beach. It is walking distance ro Cape Willoughby Lighthouse. A tour is worthwhile, as the guides are a wealth of knowledge on the lighthouse and its history.

Sea Dragon is beautifully appointed, with every thought gone into a luxurious stay. Steve, our welcoming host, thoroughly spoilt us with generous serves of fresh, delicious gourmet food including free range eggs from the live-in chooks. Steve was also a wealth of information on island activities and suggestions for sites to visit.

We loved our stay at Sea Dragon, would not hesitate to recommend it and would return with pleasure.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Steve L, Owner at Sea Dragon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Hi Margaret
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We really appreciate it
All the best
Steve

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Additional Information about Sea Dragon Lodge

Address: 2575 Cape Willoughby Rd, Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Willoughby
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Willoughby
Price Range: $329 - $657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sea Dragon Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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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