Dear Stephanie and Ben
Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your amazing Pavilions! You have created an absolutely stunning “home away from home”, nestled in beautiful surroundings and shared with marvelous birds and native bush wildlife. All your little finishing touches in and around the Pavilions really creates the “wow” that makes your accommodation very special. We have really appreciated the quiet, the tranquility and just how relaxing it is to stay here. We would love to come back for another stay.
Best Regards, Dianne & James, Adelaide
What a stunning holiday property! Perfect location; a piece of Eden. Marvelous place to relax. Equipped with everything we could possibly want, extremely comfortable and stylish. The bowl of freshly laid eggs were especially welcome!
KI is delightful, the wildlife incredible and very special. We visited Flinders Chase National Park where we had delicious lunch and drove to South of Park to see New Zealand fur seals and Australian Sea Lions. Saw the “Remarkable Rocks” – amazing; the geology looked lika a Salvadore Dali painting. We also visited Seal Bay; the guided tour onto the beach to stand next to the sea lions is well worth the extra $s; guide very knowledgeable. We also went to “Pauls Place”; marvellous opportunity to bottle feed an orphan kangaroo, hand feed his older siblings, have cockatoos and parrots perch on your shoulder, feed emus and the incredible experience of cuddling a well-tempered koala. If you want free internet and a delicious homemade cake and coffee, go to “chocolat” on main road in Kingscote. Thank you Ben and Steph and all the wonderfully friendly people on KI for a superb start to our Australian holiday. Best wishes,
Celia & James, England
Dear Ben and Stephanie
Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with us. It has been the perfect jumping off spot for our explorations and the most welcoming place to come back to at the end of each day. We will be back for a longer stay soon.
- Diane and Philip, Melbourne
Dear Ben and Stephanie
What a pleasant surprise we had arriving at the Pavilions. We never expected something like this. You made it feel like home. We had a lovely stay. Thanks for the information in the information book, we’ve used it a lot!
- Jaap, Vera and Talitha, The Netherlands.
Dear Ben & Steph
Our whole KI experience has been full of incredibule adventures, fantastic views/scenery/lovely ‘moments’ where we have all enjoyed Pavilions gorgeous atmosphere and surroundings. Coffees on the deck, kids jumping in puddles and going on adventure walks. The creek filling up was an adventure in itself and made the whole trip a wonderful family adventure. We have absolutely loved it at Pavilions and are very grateful to your whole family.
- Nat, David, Seb, Jacob and Caity
Dear Ben & Steph
You have a lovely home away from home. We had some wonderful adventures on the Island. Thank you for letting us stay – the extra touches made it very homey!
- Chris, Kirsty, Niki, Nat, Alex and Ethan – Adelaide
Wonderful accommodation in a wonderful island! We felt like home!
- Daniele & Fedo, Italy
We had such a wonderful weekend on ‘the island’, so many things to see and do – stunning! Thank you for letting us enjoy this amazing accommodation, everything we needed and more! We will be back one day soon, cheers
- Chris & Jo, Adelaide
I love this house. My parents also love here. It’s perfect for us to have a trip. Perfect house, perfect location.
- Carol and family, China
Stylish and perfect with little special extras everywhere. Thank you for letting us share a memory filled weekend with old friends! And daughter especially loved the swing. We loved the surprise of the sheep in the morning. We hope to come back, thank you.
- Jackie, Ash and family – UAE
It’s the little touches that make all the difference: the flowers, cushions on the sunlit deck and the delicious farm fresh eggs. A beautiful and tranquil experience to be cherished. Thanks
- Neil & Sheila
Had a great time – hightlights “little Sahara” tobogganing with our 2 year old, Parndana Wildlife Park due to the rainy day, and spending time together as a family away from work!!
- Deb Susie & Joshua, Alice Springs
We really loved our stay, especially the kids toys. A lovely island. What a great place to stay.
- Jungen, Manon & Bo, Holland
A great location for exploring the island. We really appreciated the kids things. Such a comfortable and relaxing place to stay.
- Caitlin, Mark, Mia & Joshua
I read the entry for 11-14 March. It totally mirrors my families experience. I am so glad we picked your property. It’s beautiful and the small attention to detail made us feel so wwelcomed. Thanks for your hospitality. Wish we could have stayed longer.
- Joan & family, Singapore
Dear Stephanie and Ben
Thanks for welcoming us to the Pavilions. What a heavenly place to be! We have enjoyed so much exploring Kangaroo Island. The advised things to go and see was worthwhile. Flinders Chase, the seals, the koalas – magnificent. We’ve also liked the peaceful property itself, sitting on the veranda, enjoying each others company, relaxing and relaxing. Thanks again for your hospitality.
- Janwillen & Marjan, Zeist, The Netherlands.
I picked your accommodation randomly and myself and my clients hit “jackpot”. What a magical place! All the small details helped towards making all 3 of us feel totally comfortable. Will definitely recommend and be back soon. What a little slice of heaven you have here. Thanks
- Melissa, Adelaide
Thank you for a lovely stay Stephanie and Ben. Wish we could be here longer. We’ve been travelling a lot and there are few places that we really like to come back to and yours is one of them!!
- Joyce, Simon, Leon & Noel (and Nicha)
Came for the KI Cup, and had a terrific weekend. The accommodation was a hidden gem, absolutely superb. Hope to be back next year.
- Ned, Neil & Dave
Our 3rd visit to KI – last year at the ‘Retreat’. It is still as peaceful and we enjoyed visiting our favourite haunts which don’t change – thank goodness. What a lovely place to live.
- Harry, Emma and family, Hahndorf & Carolyn, Sussex UK.
What a lovely place to base ourselves for our first family holiday on KI! Our favourite highlights were Emu Bay Beach (pristine), Island Beehive (very friendly and delicious honey), and Remarkable Rocks (breathtaking). The kids favourite were the sheep in the paddock, at night (and the tyre swing). Thanks
- Chris, Esther, Annabel & Jack
What a wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed our stay here very much. Thank you for your hospitality! We will recommend your place in Holland. We loved it. We even saw koalas, two times.
- Greetings from Adri & Bert, Nick and Hoes Van Hage, Holland.
Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful getaway retreat. We had a wonderful time. This is a central spot with amazing beaches and activities to do close by. It has a lovely homely feel here. We would love to come back and stay again.
- Kathryn & family, Adelaide
Thank yo uso much again! Still our favourite place to stay. We hope to be back again..
- Katja, Melbourne
A Christmas to remember – aside from the accommodation which is superb, we had the company of koala (1), echidna (2), wedge tailed eagles (2) and butterflies (1000′s), plus of course fabulous Oz wine and lots of laughter.
- Alyson & family, Wales
Thank you, what a great place to stay. We enjoyed it very much. Very comfortable and relaxing and especially with every morning “our” koala in the tree.
- Chermaine, The Netherlands
Thanks again for a wonderful stay! We love this place, such a great spot. Will hopefully be back again next year.
- Sally & Alex
Thank you for letting us stay at this lovely house. We have seen lots of KI’s wildlife and both kids and adults agree that KI was well worth a visit.
- Clarke family, Norway
Pavilions is the ideal luxury accommodation. The pefect base from which to explore Kangaroo Islands many beautiful attractions. Thanks for this nice and lovely place.
- Hans-Otto & Kerstin, Germany
A beautiful property in a serene setting, perfect for a relaxing getaway. It is a pleasure to see the wildlife and stay in a place that feels so homely.
- Peter, Adelaide
Wonderful place to stay while touring the island. Love the rustic bush setting + accommodation along with the occasional wild turkey sighting. Thanks for having us.
- Scott & Chari SA
Pavilions – Fantastic place. The views in the morning, the animals and their sounds around here. It’s a beautiful accommodation, thanks.
- Rudi & Inge, Ospel Netherlands
Pavilions – The kids are playing on the tyre swing in the creek bed as we kick back with a well-earned cup of tea after putting on a (KI) roast lamb in your fabulous oven. We have enjoyed exploring the island but also returning “home” each day to this sanctuary. So well equipped for kids & adults alike.
- Katie, Evan, Keira & Henry (Canberra)
Cygnet River Retreat – Thank you for a fantastic place to stay, we’ve had a really great time, the eggs were amazing for poaching, what a treat! Thanks again,
- Lex, Asa & Carsten – Adelaide
Cygnet River Retreat – Thank you for the lovely fresh eggs, yummy! We have really enjoyed our stay on your lovely Island and this wonderful cottage!
- Clive & Lynne – UK, Jill – Brisbane
Pavilions – Thank you for sharing this stunning piece of KI with us! I have never slept better and will miss the view in the morning. Pavilions has everything we need from board games to tea bags, toys for the kids to the little blue wren who visits us each afternoon, absolutely fabulous! Thank you again.
- Natalie, Sean, Aiden, Hana (Umina NSW)
Cygnet River Retreat – We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house and the extra night just made it perfect to relax and just chill out! We will definitely come back to see the sights we missed out on. Having fresh eggs for brekkie was a delight. The scenery around here was peaceful and calming. It was always cosy coming back to the house which was warm and relaxing after travelling throughout the day. Thank you
- Angela & Raoul, Melbourne
Pavilions – Thank you so very much, we loved everything from the house, the surrounds and location. We are grateful to you for your thoughtfulness. We wish you well in all that you do. We will highly recomment Pavilions and look forward to returning when we can. Thank you,
- Belinda and Fraser, Oakleigh Victoria
Cygnet River Retreat – What a beautiful spot! Perfect place for a long-overdue family reunion. Plenty of space for the cousins to play and keep themselves busy while the adults get to catch up and reminise over the ‘good old days’.
- The Adelaide Langes & The Barcelona Cooks
Pavilions – A home away from home, everything you needed at your fingertips. Nice and clean and tastefully decorated. The bed was most comfortable, as we travel a fair bit. KI our 2nd trip, and will be back again. Thank you Ben and Stephanie, a bit of Paradise you own! We will certainly recommend. Best regards,
- Christine and Bryan, Carlton Victoria
Pavilions - Brilliant place, we’ll be back!
- Dave, Jamie & Haley
Pavilions – Thank you Ben and Stephanie for sharing a little corner of the world with us. We enjoyed our stay and you provided everything we could have needed. The island has so much to see and do.
- Ken and Chris, Toowoomba QLD
Pavilions – Thanks for making our family holiday to Kangaroo Island a great experience. This accommodation was well equipped and family friendly, with our two boys having plenty to keep them entertained. Will definitely recommend this place to others, and we hope to return again soon.
- Mel, Joe, Noah and Jarvis, Adelaide SA
Pavilions – We had a wonderful stay! This place is beautiful. Its so therapeutic to wake up every morning to a place like this. Thank you for all the well-stocked essentials. It was a home away from home for us.
- Sabrina and family
Earlier guest book reviews
Cygnet River Retreat - Ben, Steph & family. Thanks for the use of your fantastic retreat. We enjoyed our stay, the peace & quiet of the area is a big change from where we come from. Batteries recharged and ready to face the outside world. Thanks again.
- John & Vicki (Bendigo), Brian & Janine (Rosebud) VIC
Cygnet River Retreat - This was a lovely home away from home – BBQ on deck at night (roo steaks!) while surrounded by kookaburras & galahs, not to mention “matilda” our resident hen & greeter. Hopefully live allows us the opportunity to come back here to see what its like in winter/spring.
- Karen, Kelly & Bruce, Toronto Canada
Cygnet River Retreat - Beautiful place, we had such a great time here. The house is perfectly located on the island, we will definitely come back.
- the curtain brothers France
Pavilions - A lovely cottage lost in the middle of nature. The kids enjoyed their journey and us as well. We’ll talk about our great experience to our friends.
- Maureen, Emmanual & family, France/New Caledonia
Pavilions - Charming! Ticked all the boxes in my book. The attention to detail is highly appreciated. Would recommend this establishment to my friends & family in a heart beat.
- The Lees
Pavilions - A wonderful experience. Found the koala and loved the – what is for us – exotic birdlife.
- Allen & Linda, UK
Pavilions - Beautiful accommodation. You’ve thought of everything. Very clean, great rates, perfect location. We loved driving down the beach at Emu Bay and spending the day there. Definite highlight.
- The Palms
Cygnet River Retreat - We enjoyed living in your house during our holiday. It was very roomy with many extras. It was lovely watching the sheep graze and the galahs flocking around the water trough each evening. The children enjoyed playing in the back yard. It is a quiet peaceful place. Thanks once again,
- Marg, Darryle, Nat & Ken + kids
Pavilions - Thank you so much! It was so nice for ‘some luxury’ in between camping! What a lovely spot. The kids loved listening to all the wildlife on a night and taking walks. It’s been great, thanks again.
- Rhodes family, Melbourne
Pavilions - We really enjoyed this place, especially the quietness. Probably one of the best places to stay in KI,
- Mathilde & Jimmy, France
Pavilions - What a great way to start off the New Year! Pavilions is such a beautiful place to stay, befitting this beautiful part of the world. Thank you for your hospitality.
- Kim and Will, Atlanta Georgia (USA)
Pavilions - Happy New Year – we are the first! An excellent place to stay and see the Island. Fittings and furnishings just right to see you through your holiday. Great place to animal spot. For young ones the beaches at Stokes & Emu Bay are perfect. We will return.
- Jean H and family