Lifetime Private Retreats

Lifetime Private Retreats

LifeTime Private Retreats offers three secluded and beautiful havens in a remote corner of Kangaroo Island.
Spectacularly set among cliffs and beaches, each luxury beach villa enjoys its own coastal estate – not to mention its own view, its own design and its own chef.

The villas are extra-special creations driven by verve, daring and idea: the heritage Stone House is built from old sandstone, timber and corrugated iron, drawing on the natural charm of beach and bush settings; the rammed-earth Sky House inspires you to step out of the ordinary world and into a place of romance and magic; and the sensuous curves of the Cliff House, perched on a bluff overlooking beautiful Snelling’s Beach, invites you to relax.
Described as the pinnacle of indulgence, LifeTime Private Retreats welcomes guests to set their own pace: all breakfasts and dinners, wines, spirits and liqueurs are served in their choice of location – and are included in the package.

This is a very special place, run by people who really care… Such places are extremely rare (believe me we should know!) – The Times (UK)

Location: Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is famous for its abundant wildlife species and natural beauty. Covering almost 4500 sq km (a third of which is conservation land), the island is relatively free of feral species allowing animal and bird populations to thrive.
See koalas in millennia-old native forests, walk among sea lions on pristine white-sand beaches, dive historic wrecks to see the famous Leafy Sea Dragon, watch Ospreys wheeling over rocky headlands…
Rich farmland and fertile seas have supported spirited island communities that are rich in history, culture and cuisine. Today, the passions of art communities, wine growers and artisan food producers help complete this extraordinary off-shore escape.


Specialised activities such as daily yoga and meditations are included as well as kite flying, complimentary snorkelling gear, boogie boards and beach games. High tea and croquet? Why not?!
Local touring options, massage, mud treatments, diving, cooking lessons, fishing expeditions and visits to the local native animal research and tracking centre are optional extras, easily arranged.

Suitable/best for

Small Groups
Solo Traveller

Dining: Dining Options

At LifeTime Private Retreats there are no conventional restaurants – only a range of beautiful outdoor and indoor locations around Middle River where feasts of local produce are served within the privacy of your own group.

Room / Accommodation options

The Stone House

Each of the three bedrooms within the Stone House has its own luxurious ensuite bathroom with double showers and a private courtyard or deck. With views of native bush gardens, rolling hills, the ocean, and the beach only a three-minute walk away, you’re sure to start to unwind. Afternoon drinks on your own private sun deck or a good brandy by the open fire? The choice is yours.
Configuration: Sleeps a maximum of six guests: three king-bed rooms (two rooms can be made twin) all with en suite bathrooms.

The Sky House

This rammed-earth villa is located on the highest point of the property with sweeping views of the rugged coastline as far as the eye can see and onto the beach below. The slow combustion fireplace, the huge Villeroy & Boch bathtub, the internal floor heating under the bedroom/bathroom and the complete solitude keep temperatures high all year round, crowning this house the ultimate honeymooners’ delight.
Configuration: Sleeps maximum of two guests in luxury! – 1 x King bed with en suite.

The Cliff House

The circular tower bedroom has a panoramic window looking out to the seas, and the cushioned sunken pit with open fire is the ultimate in repose. Luxuriate in your outdoor cliff-edge Jacuzzi, drinking in breathtaking views of Snelling’s Beach, a local pod of Dolphins or the southern stars above. With a private helicopter landing area nearby, this is the perfect wedding venue or an escape for last-minute getaways.
Configuration: Sleeps maximum six guests – two king bed bedrooms (one of which could be a twin), one king-bed tower room, and two bathrooms.

Getting there

City – Adelaide
Town – Kingscote

Air access
Aircraft from Adelaide to Kingscote, Kangaroo Island takes 30 minutes, with a 60 minute vehicle transfer to LifeTime Private Retreats.

Road access
LifeTime Private Retreats is approximately 1 hour drive from the township of Kingscote.


Kangaroo Island is a destination for all seasons and Lifetime is available all throughout the year.


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