LifeTime Private Retreats

5997 North Coast Road, Middle River SA 5223, Australia
  • 1-7 Guests
  • 1-4 Bedrooms
  • 1-4 Beds

A taste of the secluded island life from a hilltop perch

South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is known for its gourmet offerings and secluded beauty, and if you want to add boutique luxury to that mix, Lifetime Private Retreats will sort you out. Four separate houses are configured to a range of needs – get the whole crew together, or cosy up with your love. And as the name suggests each is completely private, so you needn’t worry about sharing with anyone other than those you choose.

Settlers Homestead, Sheoaks, The Cliff House and Sky House are all situated in a spectacular coastal setting. Sheoaks is the largest and ideal for family gatherings – you can head out on beach walks just a few minutes away, and when you’d rather stay in, continue to enjoy the sweeping ocean views through the glass. The Cliff House is perfect for a beachy retreat with all your mates, its sunken conversation pit inviting late night chats over wine. Settlers Homestead has a charming heritage style, and with each room attached to its own ensuite and private courtyard or deck, suited to groups of couples. Finally there’s the Sky House, an intimate space with stunning vistas and a deep soaking bath sure to inspire romance.

These retreats are just that – places to unwind and get back to nature. All four houses have free-flowing living spaces with books, games and DVDs, so you can enjoy timeout, time together and downtime. The Sky House encourages lovers to switch off and reconnect, with a record player for old-fashioned spinning, or as the backing track to fire-lit cuddles on the couch.

With those striking island views calling to you from every direction, you’re unlikely to resist a visit to the beach. It’s just a short way to pad your feet on the sands, and nighttime strolls come complete with star-covered skies. Find a deserted cove to set-up camp, pack a picnic of Kangaroo Island’s finest, and enjoy a day out in the fresh salty air. And when you’re done soaking up the incredible surrounds, you’ll relish returning to your Lifetime Private Retreat.


  • Bath
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • TV
  • iPod dock
  • Sound system
  • Fireplace
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Books
  • Games
  • Kitchen
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Crockery/utensils
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Outdoor dining
  • Deck
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Spa/Jacuzzi
  • Barbecue
  • Parking

Perfect for...

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Beach
  • Food & wine


4-minute walk to Snelling Beach. 55 minutes or 70km from Kingscote.

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Cancellation policy

If a cancellation is received between booking and 31 days before the arrival date LifeTime Private Retreats will retain the 10% deposit paid. If a cancellation is received 30 -16 days before the arrival date 50% of the total booking amount is payable. If a cancellation is received between 15 - 0 days prior to the arrival date 100% of the total booking amount is payable.

Check-in policy

Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00