Australia - Adelaide, 120k, S - House

Australia - South Australia - PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND

Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Ensuite
Ensuite
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Second bedroom
Second bedroom
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Bunks sleep 4
Bunks sleep 4
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Main bathroom
Main bathroom
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,A young joey
A young joey
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,...and his mum
...and his mum
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,An inquisitive wallaby
An inquisitive wallaby
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Endangered Glossy-Black Cockatoo
Endangered Glossy-Black Cockatoo
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Local dolphin pod
Local dolphin pod
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Penneshaw Beach
Penneshaw Beach
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Cape Willoughby
Cape Willoughby
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Pennington Bay
Pennington Bay
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Hanson Bay
Hanson Bay
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Baby koala at Hanson Bay sanctuary
Baby koala at Hanson Bay sanctuary
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Admiral's Arch
Admiral's Arch
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Remarkable Rocks
Remarkable Rocks
Home exchange in,Australia,PENNESHAW, KANGAROO ISLAND,Flinders Chase
Flinders Chase
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

The house is 300m from the sea at Penneshaw, on Kangaroo Island, and is tucked in a peaceful valley on the edge of the town and surrounded by bush. Kangaroos and wallabies are common visitors, and local wildlife includes dolphins, seals, whales, penguins, superb blue wrens, wedgetail eagles and the rare glossy-black cockatoo.

A large shaded deck overlooks the sea, and all bedrooms have sea views and sliding doors to the veranda. It's only a five minute walk to Penneshaw's pretty beach, where I keep two kayaks for exploring the coastline and enjoying occasional encounters with our local dolphin pod.

Kangaroo Island has an abundance of wildlife, with one-quarter of the island set aside as conservation park or wilderness reserve. There are beautiful beaches along the north coast while the more rugged south coast offers surfing and fresh air all the way from the Antarctic. It is Australia's third largest island, 150km in length and 4,400 sq km in area.

Penneshaw is small but has a post office, pub and petrol station, two cafes and a well-stocked general store. Evening meals are available at several restaurants and the pub. As there is no public transport on the island a car is essential. Visitors can either bring a car from the mainland or or rent one on the island.

Several wineries offer lunch platters of local produce and have beautiful views of the water. Fishing is good, and day trips can be arranged with tour operators. A drive to Flinders Chase National Park at the western end of the island is a must.

The island is beautiful at any time of the year but favourite months to visit are spring (Sept/Oct/Nov) and autumn (March/April/May). January and February are hot but there are many beaches to choose from for a swim.

Type

House - single floor/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Boat available
  • Baby Equipment
  • Garage
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of boat

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

My house is one of several in a row going up the hill so there are helpful neighbours on both sides. However, because the house looks out over a largely wild valley and hillside, to the sea, it feels quite isolated and private. With only 15 houses on the road, not much traffic goes up and down. It's an easy 15 minute walk past the beach to the Penneshaw post office, coffee shop and general store. There are also community tennis courts, playground, BBQ facilities on the beach, a skateboard park and a golf course. It's a friendly community, in a pretty setting, and neatly maintained.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés

Transport Nearby

  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

It is a 3 minute walk down the hill to the shoreline, and then another 5 minutes along the coast to the main Penneshaw beach, a lovely curved sandy bay safe for children, with rock pools for exploring at either end. Access to the beach is easy, with several areas for parking right next to the sand. To the east of the house and a steep 10 minute walk (2 min drive) from the house is Baudin Conservation Park, home to many wallabies and kangaroos, as well as at least one pair of wedge-tail eagles. The park's walking track provides spectacular views over Backstairs Passage and the mainland.

Walks or jogging paths


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Visitors need to be vigilant about closing the gate before dark as the wallabies, which are nocturnal, would love nothing better than to munch my garden plants.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
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