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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

It has the potential to be a great place to stay. Great view, but spoilt by very thin walls which made our visit a nightmare. We had inconsiderate neighbors who were so noisy til really late at night. Slamming doors and shouting, with no consideration for anyone. Really wouldn't recommend this Unless you are very noisy people yourself!

Thank kangaroo2112
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights Thursday - Sunday and we were the only ones there throughout the whole stay! Great little self contained apartments, clean and with everything you need. Great views as well. Would recommend and American river is a good location to base yourself on KI

Thank KarenLJ700
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2016

My husband & I stayed here between Xmas & New Year and found it to be excellent. Accommodation is ideal for 2 people with all facilities (inc. BBQ) included. Close to everything & the view from the deck was stunning. Possibly bathroom was a bit tiny but nothing to complain about. Would definitely return & recommend to others.

Thank Lisa070660
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights last month. Booked it through Sealink who run the ferry route to Kangaroo Island. Very clean & had everything we needed. Great view from the balcony. There were cooking facilities indoors but hubby cooked every meal on the electric BBQ on the balcony (doesn't normally cook but new fangled with an electric barbie). We were...

Thank NYfan45
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 14 May 2015

After a busy day sightseeing it was great to relax with a drink and take in the fabulous view from our room (bit cold and wet for the balcony. While old fashioned the rooms wer comfortable and the location good.

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Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed 4 days it was very clean loved the view and all facilities it was a relaxing holiday would definitely stay there again and recommend it,was easy to find the location the cleaning staff was very helpful

Thank Gail S
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 January 2014

There is a shortage of accommodation on Kangaroo Island at peak times and although we booked over 2 months in advance this place was one of the few available. While its location in American River was great the property is more batch-like than a motel. The kitchen is filled with appliances and utensils from a by-gone era so we found...

3Thank terry6004
south australia
Reviewed 14 September 2013

My wife and I stayed here over christmas during our first visit to kangaroo island. Boy did we fall in love with this place. The accommodation is in American River, a lovely piece of the island, amazing wild life and sensational fishing. Our terrace was cosy and clean and super comfortable. We really loved our stay. The owners were really...

6Thank travellots654654

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WELCOME TO THE TERRACES, KANGAROO ISLANDBoutique, two bedroom, self-contained studio terraces sleeping up to four people each, with a stunning ocean view from your personal balcony, there are six Terraces in total. The ideal accommodation for any holiday, be it a romantic retreat, relaxation with your family or an adventure packed fishing trip with a larger group. Designed with stylish, clean and simple appointments, each Terrace has modern facilities ideal for soaking up the ambiance of this magnificent Island setting. Indulge in the local produce Kangaroo Island (or KI as the locals call it), is renowned for. King George Whiting, oysters, marron, sheeps cheese and world class KI wine, you’ll be spoilt for choice.Slip in an adventure or two if you're up for it; fancy fishing charters or sailing trips, surfing the dunes at Little Sahara or day trips to Seal Bay and the Remarkable Rocks...The Terraces are the perfect platform to enable you to get exploring! AMERICAN RIVER AND THE REST OF THE ISLANDThe Terraces are located within American River, a 30 minute drive from Penneshaw where the Sealink ferry docks. A quaint and charming township with a serene setting, take a stroll along the foreshore pathway and keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo which is often seen in this area or the black swans wading along the calm waters. At dusk watch the Tamar Wallabies graze for dinner at your doorstep. Despite The Terraces feel being remote and away from it all, there is a small grocery store and a couple of restaurants located within walking distance for any last minute needs. Oysters are available seasonally at the American River Jetty and fishing is in abundance. American River has a boat ramp for those boating enthusiasts and there are also boats for hire or Fishing Charters available, the wharf is a hive of activity year round. Island Beach approximately 20kms from American River is a prestigious swimming beach with calm beautiful blue waters and is safe for all the family to enjoy.Pennington Bay and Flour Cask Bay are another two beaches not far from American River that are more for the surfing crowd at heart or again great for the beach fisherman. Feeling energetic, try climbing the 240 steps at Prospect Hill, just near the Pennington Bay turn off.If you need to get away from it all and would like to feel you have a beach to yourself, visit De’Estrees. native life at its best. The sound of the ocean crashing on the white sands, fishing, swimming, shell collecting, total relaxation, what more can you ask for.Indulge in wine tasting and sensational food platters at Sunset Winery, Dudley Wines, Chapman River Winery and there are restaurants, a famous Penneshaw pub, a supermarket and post office in Penneshaw.
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Address: Bayview Road, American River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5221, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > American River
Price Range: €91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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