Cliff House - Lifetime Private Retreats

Cliff House

"LifeTime is about giving back the life and time to people who need it!" - Rachel Hannaford (Retreat Manager and Chef).

LifeTime Private Retreats offers secluded and beautiful havens on South Australia's Kangaroo Island, located a short 30 minute flight from Adelaide.

These contemporary furnished houses have beach access and either sea or beach views. The sensuous curves of the Cliff House with its glass-walled tower bedroom offers stunning ocean vistas and inspires complete surrender to relaxation. It sleeps six and has a private path down to Snelling Beach.

With no restaurants on site, specialty dining experiences including the candlelit "Shearing Shed" and a variety of tailor made outdoor locations put spontaneity back in to dining.

Optional activities such as daily yoga are available and the retreat is supplied with fun leisure equipment including telescopes, beach equipment and board games. High tea and croquet are offered at the nearby Shearing Shed.

Ideally you will want to enjoy as much free time at the Retreat as possible but understand that the island holds great interest to visitors including famous attractions Seal Bay and Flinders Chase National Park.


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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

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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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