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Located on the only true foreshore setting (no road in front) in Penneshaw, the house comes with history.In part built from Fireball Bates' cottage (c.1870), which was the first stone house in SA, pre-dating white settlement. Historic photos and information are located in the fireplace lounge room for your interest.
This house is well worth a week or more - enjoy meandering down to your own beach, fishing from your rocks or taking a short walk to the main swimming beach and town amenities - daily sightings of dolphins, seals, penguins and, if you are lucky in the right season, whales.
RATES are based on the first 4 guests with a cost of $25 per person (adult or child) , per night after first 4 people. Rates for children commence at age 0. BYO portacot and high chair if required.
Guests have the entire 4 bedroom house, large deck and back yard adjoining the surrounding coastal reserve for your enjoyment to swim, fish and explore. The lock-up garage, however, has no guest access.
PLEASE NOTE A CLEANING FEE PER BOOKING IS PAYABLE @ $80.00
You really have no neighbours and are surrounded by the ocean. Absolute, uninterrupted ocean frontage, with a gorgeous 750 m stroll around Christmas Cove Marina to the Penneshaw Pub, cafes, restaurants and town. The ferry terminal is an easy 1.2 kms from your door.
Alfresco dining at the sea's edge
Living the outdoors
Dining with amazing views
Sleeping with the sound of the ocean
Open plan living
Your expansive kitchen overlooking the sea
Relaxing by the fire in winter
Incredible ocean views
Sea J's, KI is an oasis - a comfortable, fully-equipped Island getaway, located on the pristine waters of the Gulf of St Vincent. At Sea J's, you are part of the view.
Warm yourself in front of the cosy combustion fire or enjoy alfresco living on the spacious deck and take in the spectacular views.
Open living areas are spacious, with 2 very comfortable lounge areas, both with their own heating, TVs and DVDs. The main lounge/dining also has a hi-fi system and LOADS of CDs and the other has a cosy combustion heater, Wii & Playstation.
Adults can enjoy some space in one living area whilst children enjoy a DVD or play games in another.
The 4 bedrooms, each with fans, accommodate 9 people. All beds have pillows, doonas and blankets and linen is included.
Smoking - outside only please. Pets - sorry, no pets allowed due to wildlife in the area.
Sea J's adjoins reserves, allowing for plenty of car/boat parking and room for the kids to kick a ball and play games.
Other features include:
Cosy combustion heater with firewood supplied
Split system conditioning
CD, DVD and book library
Full laundry facilities
Linen (please supply your own beach towels)
History of the house:
Sea J's, KI is built from remnants of the original house of George 'Fireball' Bates and is verified as the oldest stone house in South Australia, predating the first Europeans in 1836 - certification is displayed on the wall in the fire lounge room.
Bedroom 3 was the town's Post Office during the First World War. All of South Australia's mail was distributed from this room. The original door is still in use and features the letter slot and holes where messages were posted.
The adjoining garage (no guest access) was the town's blacksmith's shop, next door was the butcher and across the road is the Island's oldest church. This was the original town centre.