Cliff House - Lifetime Private Retreats

Cliff House

Specialising in hand crafted luxury accommodation, Life Time Private Retreats on Kangaroo Island offers four spectacular holiday houses, The Sky House, The Cliff House, The Settlers Homestead and Sheoaks.

Each private villa is nestled amongst stunning coastal locations of natural beauty and have been lovingly renovated by three generations of the Holden and Hannaford family whose origins have evolved from leading restaurants, special events and entertaining.

Guests can choose between House Only accommodation or a selection of House and Dining packages. Dependent on time of year, packages can include lunch inside the boughs of a 150 year old fig tree, dinner by candle light in the families historic shearing shed, or meals brought to your villa by your own private chef.

Be in your element, once in your Life Time



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Reception Hours:

No reception.

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Check In/Out Info:

- No reception. No key and no check-in required. Should the house be locked for some reason, use the
roadside number of the house as the code on the key-box lock located at the entrance.

Number Of Rooms:

4 villas, total of 10 rooms

Number Of Floors:


Credit Cards Accepted:

Bankcard, MasterCard, Visa.

Driving Info:

- Do not use GPS as it sends you the wrong way.

Driving Directions from Penneshaw Ferry to LifeTime Private Retreats:
- Depart the Ferry at Penneshaw and follow the main road towards Kingscote.
Upon reaching a T junction turn right and after 100 metres turn left (sign-posted to airport or Parndana). You will then pass the airport on the left and after 1 km turn left at the T junction and then immediately right, following the signs to Parndana (this should be the Playford Highway). You will travel approximately 25 km to Parndana. Continue on from STEP 1 below

Driving Directions from Kingscote Airport to LifeTime Private Retreats:
- Turn left out of the airport for about 1km until you reach a T junction. Turn left at the T junction and then immediately right, following the signs to Parndana (this should be the Playford Highway). You will travel approximately 25 km to Parndana.
- Travel past Parndana sign (don't go through the town) and continue for approximately 4kms before turning right on to the Stokes Bay Road.
- Continue along Stokes Bay Road. After approximately 10km turn left at Pratt's Rd and the sign to Lifetime Private Retreats. THE ROAD FROM HERE IS UNSEALED. Continue along until you reach a T junction, which is the North Coast Road.
- Turn left, after approximately 7km you will reach Snelling Beach, look out for the LifeTime sign as a reference point to houses (if required)
- Each house is individually sign posted with the roadside number.

Directions from Snelling Beach:
- Pass the LifeTime sign on small brick wall on the left (don't go this way)
- 150 meters from the sign you will see the SETTLERS HOMESTEAD on the left (take the right driveway) Rd number 6015
- 300 meters from the sign is the SHEOAKS drive on the left. Rd number 6026
- 400 meters from the sign you will see the CLIFF HOUSE on the right (on top of the rise take the right hand driveway) Rd number 6030
- 2.1km from the sign you will see the SKY HOUSE after you climb a very steep hill all the way to the top. Sign and entrance on the right. Rd number 6208

- Should you have any difficulties, you should have mobile coverage on this hill and you will be able to call the office on 8559 2248 (not on site) or maintenance (10 min away - call Sue 0427 855932)
Alternately, follow the map on the fold-out first page of the Kangaroo Island Visitor and Information Guide to Snelling's Beach.
The trip from airport will take around 50 - 55 minutes and from the ferry, allow 1.5hrs. Again, be aware that mobile phones receive limited coverage on the Island.

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