The Beach Retreat

Cottage or Villa

Provided upon booking.
  • 1-2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms

A coastal retreat just for couples

Property reviewed by Sarah Thomson on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Escaping to Kangaroo Island from mainland South Australia is an adventure in itself, which requires accommodation to compliment continuous coastal views. The Beach Retreat is flanked by native bushland and overlooks the sapphire waters of Snelling Beach. Best suited for a couples’ getaway secluded in a hidden coastal setting, the lodge’s soft interior colours will further hypnotise travellers into a holiday trance. In a vacuum of island time, guests can meander down to the sandy shores or overlook the water from the enclosed sunroom.

Kangaroo Island may appear tiny on a map, but discovering the isle will reveal there are broader quests at hand. The Beach Retreat puts guests in an optimal position to observe sea-lions, koalas or other wildlife that call the island home, only a short drive or extended walk. Especially for those too familiar with city life, enthusiasts can appreciate the island’s sanctuary for protected nature reserves or be taken aback by the assemblage of natural rock formations.

Those with a taste for gastronomic adventures can sample the fare from the island's artisanal producers. Or seek such luxuries from the comfort of your retreat and call upon Lifetime’s private chef to prepare an in-house dining experience that will clinch an unforgettable getaway. South Australia is famed for cultivating world-class wines, and KI is no exception with new cellars popping up to charm both seasoned and budding palates. The little island is full of surprises, and the Beach Retreat is the prized base to discover them all.


  • Private dining/chef by arrangement
  • Breakfast provisions
  • Deck
  • Courtyard
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Pantry items
  • Internet
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • iPod dock
  • Sound system
  • Games
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries provided
  • Iron
  • Laundry facilities
  • Desk
  • Parking

Perfect for...

  • Couples
  • Beach
  • Food & wine
  • Romantic


Less than 25 minutes’ drive to the Seal Bay Conservation Park. 50 minutes’ drive to Flinders Chase and 48 minutes’ to Kelly Hill Conservation Park. 1 hour 20 minutes’ drive to Penneshaw, the SeaLink Ferry Terminal. 

Minimum night stay

2 nights

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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% payment 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