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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at Snellings Beach in the Sky House and the Cliff House before and experienced the incredible hospitality of LifeTime Private Retreats. Our most recent stay at the newly built Sheoaks House lived up to our expectations and delivered exceptional quality and value for money. The views from the house are breathtaking and accessible from every vantage point... More 

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Cardiff
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic break at Cliff House - superb location overlooking Snellings Beach. Service from LifeTime Private Retreats impeccable from gourmet catering by Rachel and Sasha to operational assistance with hire vehicles, helicopter transfer etc by Leanne and Nick. The island is a wildlife paradise and a step back in time. We will be back as a whole family in Autumn 2017.

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Bangalore
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

LifeTime Private Retreat runs four Independent cottages here - Sheoaks, Homestead, Cliff House and Light House. I stayed at Sheoaks during July'2016. We were a group of 8adults and 1 kid. Sheoaks has accommodation for about 8-9 people. It is located at an excellent position near Snellings beach and have very good views of the beach and also the adjoining... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

My partner and I stayed at the Sky House (Lifetime Private Retreats) in August 2016. It's one of a few Lifetime Private Retreats holiday homes in the area - Snellings Beach. We arrived at the house late on a Saturday evening. It's a long (approx. 1 hour and 45 mins) and somewhat scary drive from Penneshaw to the Sky House... More 

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Thank JGiuliani
Nickhannaford, Owner at LifeTime Private Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued feedback on the Sky House. As it is very important that we maintain the high level of standard that we are known for, we have acted immediately on your thoughts and observations in the following ways. The rammed earth construction of the building does get a bit weathered and although this is part of the... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

My whole family loved the Sheokes House. It had a fabulous lounge area with dining and fireplace, big windows overlooking the beach and rolling hills. It was home away from home. The owners have really been generous in having their music iPods here, books, kids games, coffee machine with fresh beans. Can't fault it. Would stay again. Thank you!!! Absolutely... More 

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Thank Jane L
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

It was approximately 15 years ago that I stayed at Cliff house overlooking Snellings beach in the North coast of Kangaroo Island. I am pleased to say that very little has changed in that time. Cliff house has an elevated and commanding view across the beach from the headland. We spent every evening sitting outside being entertained by our glorious... More 

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California
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Sky House is one of several home life-time has on a very large parcel that wraps down to Snellings Beach. Sky House is up near the top, on a broad open pasture overlooking a dramatic coastline. Stupendous views. The first morning my wife popped out of bed and startled a pair of kangaroos grazing on the lawn just outside our... More 

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Nickhannaford, Owner at LifeTime Private Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback and comments about the house. We are planning some refurbishments and upgrades this winter to get the house looking new and fresh again. Rammed earth does show its age a bit from the outside however we hope our upgrade to window and door frames, decor an furniture will make a big difference to the high... More 

Kangaroo Island, Australia
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stayed in a small group at the Cliff House, and we had high expectations prior to arriving. We were not disappointed at all. The accommodation sits overlooking magnificent Snellings Beach with an easy access walkway directly down to the beach. The accommodation was absolutely beautiful - the spa was warm, the house was immaculately cleaned and the view is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

Just wanted to thank Rachael and Sacha for a wonderful amazing experience of lunch in their Enchanted Fug tree yesterday The food and service was excellent and the menu fabulous But of course the setting is the really special part of this experience Also had a great night in the Shearing shed with their new Mexican style tapas menu Well... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

Just back from spending 4 nights in Skyhouse on beautiful Kangaroo Island. A gorgeous hilltop retreat overlooking Shellings beach and surrounding countyside.Chill out (dont get too frustrated when the internet or the record player doesnt work )in this Morrocan inspired home and watch the world go by , as well as a couple of kangaroos and eagles. It is quite... More 

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Thank imday
Nickhannaford, Owner at LifeTime Private Retreats, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review and note about the record player and internet. We have purchased a new player and have upgraded the internet service to make sure all details are perfect! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An Island paradise where you can choose to stay at one of four Luxury beach villas set on their own stunning coastal Kangaroo Island estates, a place of complete privacy, well away from other guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about LifeTime Private Retreats

Address: Rsd 26 North Coast Rd | Kangaroo Island, Kangaroo Island, South Australia SA5223, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Price Range: $406 - $788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — LifeTime Private Retreats 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Once the sun has gone down watch a movie in the sunken circular lounge with lots of cushions, it's very 60'S.”
 of 5 bubbles briansC3345YP, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Skyhouse ,great view but quite a walk to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles imday, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in settler's homestead - loved it. The sky lodge is the most requested. It is on bluff overlooking ocean and beach”
 of 5 bubbles stephanien336, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Skyhouse is high on a hill, cliffhouse looks to be closer to the beach but less secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles SB222222222, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Cliff House - Coastline, curves and character... Sky House - Solitary, soothing and seductive...”
 of 5 bubbles justinw159, 10 Oct 2014 | Read review
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