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“Pelican Lagoon Secluded Paradise”
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Ratcliff Cottage is settled lightly on the landscape, with absolute waterfontage.
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Ratcliff Cottage is settled lightly on the landscape, with absolute waterfontage.
Ratcliff Cottage offers serene Pelican Lagoon views from its sun drenched terrace. It’s the sunset golden hour,  pour yourself a glass of Kangaroo Island wine & enjoy Pelican Lagoon.
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Ratcliff Cottage is settled lightly on the landscape, with absolute waterfontage.
Ratcliff Cottage offers serene Pelican Lagoon views from its sun drenched terrace.
It’s the sunset golden hour,  pour yourself a glass of Kangaroo Island wine & enjoy Pelican Lagoon.
This gracious stone homestead was built by one of KI’s early settlers in 1911 on ancient dune s.
Absolute water frontage on  Pelican Lagoon, shaded by enormous Moreton Bay Figs.
The terrace is a great place for relaxation and soaking up the view.
This elegant and authentic restoration is built for your comfort.
Decadent linen and pillow top posturepedic mattresses make for a restful night's sleep.
Imagine waking up to kangaroos and dolphins each morning, dawn’s light shimmering upon the lagoon.
Light and airy holiday living with plenty of room for the whole family.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need.
Ratcliff Cottage's dining room.
The lounge has views across the terrace to Pelican Lagoon.
Soak up the sun on the terrace.
As the sun sets, watch the birds' flight path across Pelican Lagoon.
Sunset from the terrace.
Looking back to the cottage from the rock wall that just out into Pelican Lagoon.
Fluffy towels, crisp white linen and luxury mattress.
Moreton Bay Figs shading the front lawn, where kangaroos gather at dawn and dusk each day.
The terrace is a great spot to relax, read and enjoy the lagooon views.
Aerial view of the property
Plenty of these big birds at Pelican Lagoon! Tourism Australia.
Spotted-Tailed Quoll, Kangaroo Island, SA
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Bird life is baundant here. Owl, Kangaroo Island, SA. Tourism Australia
Sizzle up some King George Whiting on the BBQ at sunset. Tourism Australia.
Wedge tailed eagles are often spotted at Pelican Lagoon. Tourism Australia.
You will be just a short drive away from local wineries on Kangaroo Island. Tourism Australia.
Say hello to an echidna! Tourism Australia.
Cormorants love the rocky outcrops on nearby beaches. Tourism Australia.
Go koala spotting! KI boasts a sustainable population of koalas in the wild.
The road in from Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA.
A rare Glossy Black-Cockatoo on Kangaroo Island.
Kangaroo Island is blessed with abundant fresh seafood.
So much to see on a self-drive tour of the island!
Pennington Bay is one of KI's most famous beaches, and just minutes away.
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“Pelican Lagoon Secluded Paradise”
Reviewed December 2, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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This is a wildlife paradise. Ratcliff Cottage on the Pelican Lagoon Aquatic Reserve was just what we needed after a busy year. It was so peaceful and quiet, we really felt like we'd got away form it all, without a neighbour in sight and just the wildlife to keep us company. It was right on the water, with views from every room. Tastefully appointed, and super comfortable beds. Plenty of kangaroos on the property, they were a big part of our morning and late afternoon entertainment. Really appreciated the thoughtfulness of the owners, the kitchen was beautifully equipped, with pantry staples. Loved the rustic feel with all the mod cons, and watching flocks of birds tracking across the lagoon.

Date of stay: November 2015
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Liked best: The solitude, wildlife and waterfront
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dec 3, 2015
Always good to hear from a happy guest! Glad you and your hubby enjoyed your stay. Come back anytime!
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