Testimonials

December 2013

We had five fantastic days on Kangaroo Island with koalas right next to the house!! Our three kids enjoyed sand surfing at Little Sahara, seals at Seal Bay and swimming at Vivonne Bay. During a nocturnal tour with Luca we saw many kangaroos, wallaby’s, possums and heath goannas. Emu Bay was good for walking, Parndana Wildlife Park was great to touch koalas and feed kangaroos. The temperatures varied a lot – from 40 degrees to 15 degrees. We experienced the island in different moods. Thank you Ben & Steph for this nice house and homely setting. Everything was perfect!
Rene, Diana and family from Luxembourg/Germany – living in China

November 2013

A beautiful setting for a peaceful country KI experience. Pavilions is a great base from which to explore the Island… not too far from the amenities in Kingscote yet still secluded and quiet, and plenty of room for 6 adults and a baby!
We saw koalas up close at the entrance to the driveway, baby turkeys potterina around with mum, and had a rude awakening one night from what could only have been a possom on the roof! Thank you for a comfortable, fun, relaxing stay in your lovely cottage.
Sheila and family from Adelaide and Scotand

October 2013

We had a really pleasant stay here at Cygnet River. So much space just for the two of us! We felt very welcome and enjoyed the comfort and quiet place, so peaceful. And the ideal base for exploring the Island. The only thing to complain: our home here was too short. Thank you for everything.
– Erma & Thomas from Bavaria

Thank you steph for such a gorgeous place to stay on KI. We have truly enjoyed exploring the Island and coming back to relax in such comfort. The space and peace has been wonderful, especially with little ones – very family friendly. We look forward to booking with you again over the years. Thank you as well for your patience and flexibility with bookings as well, very much appreciated.
– Laura, Adam, William & Heidi – Coromandel Valley SA

September 2013

Stephanie and Ben, thank you so much for providing us with the most special accommodation we have ever encountered. You had me at sharp knives and comfy beds, but the decor and special touches made us feel like honoured guests. We saw four koalas 50 metres from the house and enjoyed the ‘pobblebonk’ of friendly frogs outside the door. The kids (13 and 14) loved every moment and especially enjoyed filming their horror movie in the abandoned house over the road. We really hope we can come back one day and enjoy it all over again.
Kylie, Warwick, Rory and Leah – Sydney

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

August 2013

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.

July 2013

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

June 2013

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

May 2013

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

April 2013

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

March 2013

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)

February 2013

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

January 2013

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

December 2012

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

November 2012

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

October 2012

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

September 2012

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

August 2012

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

July 2012

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

June 2012

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