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Lifetime Private Retreats

Kangaroo Island, Australia

Lifetime Private Retreats is the name given to three luxurious, beautiful and distinct homes set in one hundred acres of rugged coastline on one of the world's great wild island hideaways, Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia.

At a Glance

  • Staying at one of these villas is the ultimate in serenity - a home away from home

  • Should you need some time off from the kitchen, we can arrange a private chef

  • Enjoy a candle-lit dinner at the Hannaford family's historic shearing shed built from old sugar gum trees and corrugated iron

  • Fly in by private helicopter for the ultimate arrival in style

  • Sky House is perfect for a romantic retreat for 2, whilst the 3-bedroom Stone and Cliff houses are family friendly

Wildlife, Adventure, Beach, Family

Insider's View

For a truly romantic getaway, choose the Sky House, with its breathtaking hilltop views out to sea from the enormous bath tub and amazing telescope for some of the best star gazing in Australia.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Enjoy the fig tree dining, and ensure you try the local kangaroo island wines.

Katie Kennard

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Lifetime Private Retreats or take a look at our itineraries to South Australia


Only a 30-minute flight from Adelaide, Sky house, Cliff House and Stone House are fabulous Mediterranean style villas in their own private estates, set up on the edge of dramatic cliffs overlooking wide expanses of Kangaroo Island's empty beaches. Each house is different but have the commonalities of fantastic interior design and astonishing attention to detail making this is a complete hideaway in an island paradise.

Spend the days exploring untouched coastline, wildlife spotting or even taking a scenic helicopter flight over the stunning scenery and returning to find a private dinner prepared by your personal chef with delicious local produce. Dining here is a totally new experience due to the personalized service at the villas, with meals possible in a huge variety of outdoor locations, making every meal a memorable one.

This is a truly unique collection of properties where you can cut yourself off from your busy lives and relax in unrivalled surroundings.


Lifetime Private Retreats offers the island's most luxurious accommodation in the form of the three-bedroom Cliff House which has a Jacuzzi on its terrace and is modern Greek in style, the three-bedroom Stone House built from sandstone, timber and corrugated iron with a fabulous beach bush setting and the one bedroom Sky House which is at the highest point in the resort and is Moroccan in design. All houses are wonderfully private and fully staffed.


Children are welcome at Lifetime Private Retreats and both Stone House and Cliff House have three bedrooms which make them a good size for families. Children who like the great outdoors will love the natural surroundings and adventures in store. Babysitting can be arranged should you wish to have a romantic al fresco dinner at one of the island's many idyllic dining spots.


Meals here are fully and you can eat where and when you like - each Villa has wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces for dining but the secluded lunchtime beach picnics and romantic private barbeques are also not to be missed.


Activities included in your stay at a Lifetime Private Retreats villa include yoga, beach walks, snorkeling, cooking lessons and art classes. The resort can also organize scenic helicopter flights, wildlife touring and diving at an additional charge.

Location & Directions

Kangaroo Island, Australia

Located on Snellings Beach on the north coast of Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is just 16 kilometers off the South Australia's southern coast.

When to go

Kangaroo Island's climate is best described as temperate. Temperatures tend to be a few degrees cooler in summer and warmer in winter than on mainland South Australia. The sea plays a large role in the island's daily weather pattern. Conditions can change frequently during the day, so pack warm clothes, even during a summer vacation.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Lifetime Private Retreats or take a look at our itineraries to South Australia

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