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Ratcliff Cottage -- Waterfront on Pelican Lagoon

Ratcliff Cottage is settled lightly on the landscape, with absolute waterfontage.
Ratcliff Cottage offers serene Pelican Lagoon views from its sun drenched terrace.
It’s the sunset golden hour,  pour yourself a glass of Kangaroo Island wine & enjoy Pelican Lagoon.
This gracious stone homestead was built by one of KI’s early settlers in 1911 on ancient dune s.
Absolute water frontage on  Pelican Lagoon, shaded by enormous Moreton Bay Figs.
The terrace is a great place for relaxation and soaking up the view.
This elegant and authentic restoration is built for your comfort.
Decadent linen and pillow top posturepedic mattresses make for a restful night's sleep.
Imagine waking up to kangaroos and dolphins each morning, dawn’s light shimmering upon the lagoon.
Light and airy holiday living with plenty of room for the whole family.
 The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need.
Ratcliff Cottage's dining room.
The lounge has views across the terrace to Pelican Lagoon.
Soak up the sun on the terrace.
As the sun sets, watch the birds' flight path across Pelican Lagoon.
Sunset from the terrace.
Looking back to the cottage from the rock wall that just out into Pelican Lagoon.
Fluffy towels, crisp white linen and luxury mattress.
Moreton Bay Figs shading the front lawn, where kangaroos gather at dawn and dusk each day.
The terrace is a great spot to relax, read and enjoy the lagooon views.
Aerial view of the property
Plenty of these big birds at Pelican Lagoon! Tourism Australia.
Spotted-Tailed Quoll, Kangaroo Island, SA
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Bird life is baundant here. Owl, Kangaroo Island, SA. Tourism Australia
Sizzle up some King George Whiting on the BBQ at sunset. Tourism Australia.
Wedge tailed eagles are often spotted at Pelican Lagoon. Tourism Australia.
You will be just a short drive away from local wineries on Kangaroo Island. Tourism Australia.
Say hello to an echidna! Tourism Australia.
Cormorants love the rocky outcrops on nearby beaches. Tourism Australia.
Go koala spotting! KI boasts a sustainable population of koalas in the wild.
The road in from Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA.
A rare Glossy Black-Cockatoo on Kangaroo Island.
Kangaroo Island is blessed with abundant fresh seafood.
So much to see on a self-drive tour of the island!
Pennington Bay is one of KI's most famous beaches, and just minutes away.
1 of 38Ratcliff Cottage is settled lightly on the landscape, with absolute waterfontage.
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4 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 8
American River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Treat yourself to the luxury of solitude, a warm welcome and nature’s abundance at Ratcliff Cottage, Pelican Lagoon. Your beautifully restored limestone cottage is settled lightly on the landscape, with absolute water frontage and surrounded by 100 acres of limestone countryside. Ratcliff Cottage offers you a breathtaking vista begging to be discovered, and gentle waves lapping the shore just metres from your front door. Imagine waking up to kangaroos and dolphins each morning, dawn’s light shimmering upon Pelican Lagoon! The expansive terrace offers an idyllic location for eating, reading, entertaining and relaxing.

After you spend a day on KI exploring soaring cliffs, dense bushland, towering sand dunes, wetlands and arcs of bone white beach, kick back on the terrace and fire up the BBQ. It’s the sunset golden hour, time to pour yourse...
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About the Owner, Lee A
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2015
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 1 property
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2017 for a stay in November 2016

Almost as though you are the only people on earth, sit inside or outside and watch the wildlife and weather to its thing, drink the local red/white or bubbly and just unwind. We had a great time, from 30ish to 90ish (age group) our entire family had fun and explored the island as well as just soaking in the awesome...

Cummins, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We stayed at the cottage for 4 nights, it accomodated 4 adults and 4 kids very comfortably. The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances and most of the basics. Overall the property was very clean and although an old building it has been thoughtfully renovated to provide a warm friendly feel. A very peaceful location (great to sit down...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Lovely spacious cottage with a huge, well-stocked kitchen and cosy living room centred around a wood-burning stove. Comfy beds and good bath/shower room. But the best feature is the location - in a large wild area with kangaroos and abundant birdlife, sitting right on the shore of Pelican Bay, with several majestic Morton Bay Figs around the house. Just gorgeous:...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Ask about smoking
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 King
    2 Twins
    2 Super Kings
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  • Damage Deposit: €319 / stay - Deposit
  • Refundable Bond: €319 / stay - Fee
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Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby.
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