Penneshaw/Kangaroo Island/ Pets/Dudley Villa
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Budget, Historic, Romantic, Away from it all, Beach, Rural|
Description from the owner
Dudley Villa is set on 5 acres surrounded by farming/cropping land and is semi rural.The Villa is less than 5 mins from the township of Penneshaw and the Sealink ferry terminal.Dudley Villa has plenty of off road parking for cars /boats / camper trailers/ trucks!.Dudley Villa is pet friendly and there is no neighbors so noise is not going to be an issue here. There is plenty to keep the children happy and entertained at the property, with games/books and outside activity equipment which includes fishing gear/bikes/swags/tents/kites/golf clubs and much more.There is also an outside fire pit to roast the marshmallows or have a family/group si...Read more
Penneshaw/Kangaroo Island/ Pets/Dudley Villa
Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Dudley Villa is set on 5 acres surrounded by farming/cropping land and is semi rural.The Villa is less than 5 mins from the township of Penneshaw and the Sealink ferry terminal.Dudley Villa has plenty of off road parking for cars /boats / camper trailers/ trucks!.Dudley Villa is pet friendly and there is no neighbors so noise is not going to be an issue here. There is plenty to keep the children happy and entertained at the property, with games/books and outside activity equipment which includes fishing gear/bikes/swags/tents/kites/golf clubs and much more.There is also an outside fire pit to roast the marshmallows or have a family/group singalong around the campfire!! There is safe fishing/ swimming beaches close by depending on which way the wind is blowing and the town offers supermarket/post office/banks/hotel/takeaway shops.There are so many attractions close by from lighthouses to wine tasting,and much flora and fauna to be admired.Dudley Villa is really the perfect place to set up your base to explore the wonders of Kangaroo Island
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in AUD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$146 - $243||$146 - $243||$0||$0||1 night|
|Dec. 14 2013 - Jan. 18 2014
|All Other Dates||$146||$146||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $19 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
Rates based on per couple ,$20 for extra persons.For group/ Large familys please enquire
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 07, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Daventry, United Kingdom
Kangaroos on the patio whilst I drank my first cup of tea in the
Everything beautifully clean and comfortable, rustic charm in abundance. Nothing was too much trouble for Helen and she made us so welcome
Response from Stack and Helen Stevens - 05/07/2013
Hi Paula i think you were meant to say that you WOULD recommend to friends!!You have it as though you wouldnt! cheers be good!! Helen
Relaxing and Rustic
Stack and Helen were so welcoming and helpful. The lovely old farmhouse was homey and relaxing for all of us. We enjoyed learning of its history and living amongst the old wares. It was great for the kids to be able to just be kids and enjoy the bikes, the swing and the yard. Our dog was welcome both inside and outside. Our kids were the perfect age to enjoy the place being 7 and 8, people with toddlers and wandering dogs should note that there is no fencing and the house is on a road that is fairly busy during the day. We loved having access to all the games and videos. Helen recommended the perfect quiet, local beach. Bliss!
Karen and Frank
The most relaxing holiday ever - and it is pet friendly!
We went to KI looking for a holiday with a difference.
Wanting to be able to completely unwind away from the hustle and bustle of our normal lives but also wanting to have plenty to explore as well as the convenience of some great local food.
We found exactly that at Dudley Villa with very hospitable owners, Stack and Helen.
The house is absolutely lovely and located close to the township of Penneshaw but far enough away so that you have all the privacy in the world.
The house is fully equipped so that you can dine in but the local food is also fantastic local food. We can highly recommend Fish down on North Terrace for great food and fast service.
Occasionally we would have to buy a newspaper so that we knew what day of the week it was. Now that is what I call a holiday!
There was never a dull moment with our stay in Dudley Villa. Everyone, from the kids, teens, and adults were able to find something entertaining such as books to read, movies to watch, and toys to play with. Staying here is highly recommended.
Had a very enjoyable stay, Stack and Helen greeted us on our arrival and showed us around the property. Everything that we needed was there. House large enough for two families and very comfortable. Will recommend to friends. Thanks for all your hospitality it was much appreciated.
Only the two of us but it would be great accommodation for a family or a group booking. Everything you need is here at an affordable price. Tank water is in use so i guess this would be why there is no washing machine... not an issue for us as we were only here for 2 nights. Stack and Helen are just a phone call away if you need anything (including washing done) Lovely cool lime-stone house and comfy beds, much appreciated after exploring the islands tourists spots.
Loved the history books and photos- you really get a feel of what it was like back in early settlement days. A DVD collection is a bonus that we were not expecting Must watch the one about the orphans on Kangaroo Island.
All in all a lovely place to stay with plenty of room inside and out.
Spacious, Comfortable & Good Value for Money; Helpful Hosts
Our hosts, Stack & Helen were very helpful. They helped us booked the Quad Bike Tour, Fishing Charter (A Must Do!) & gave us a contact for booking the Ferry at discounted rates before we left home. The Villa was spacious, clean & comfortable (especially the Living Room). Our only complaint was that there was no washing machine to do our dirty laundry after engaging in the various outdoor activities. However, Helen came round to pick up our dirty laundry (twice during our 4-night stay) & delivered the clean laundry back to us the very next day! What great service! The outdoor shed with the fishing gears & bikes was a little dusty though, so the kids didn't use the equipments.
Response from Stack and Helen Stevens - 01/02/2013
Hi Lee, Many thanks for your feedback and am glad you enjoyed your stay.We are looking into the best possible soloution for washing machines but please remember that we are only on tank water and it is very precious.As indicated we are more than happy to launder for our guests as we have a commercial machine at home.As for the shed, sorry but that is what it is, a shed for storing play gear in.Hope you have a great 2013 stack and helen
Home away from home
We can definitely recommend this peaceful, clean "home away from home" to just about any-one. Helen & Stack are lovely people who has great attention to detail & made sure that anything you could possibly need is at Dudley Villa. Located just outside of Penneshaw it's the perfect base camp to explore the beautiful K.I. Next time though we'll make sure that we stay for longer! The accomodation & amenities are spotless, comfortable and is situated on a great property! What we loved most was the quirky/interesting collectables scattered all over the house! Gives great charm to such a character home. The only thing that we would suggest is that if you advertise your property as pet friendly you might need to consider having the property fully fenced as it is a bit scary letting your animals run around on a property adjoining the busiest road out of Penneshaw. However, Helen & Stack did do us a huge favour by watching puppy while we explored the conservation areas.
St Johns, NL,Canada
Excellent attention to detaisl! providing the little extras!
We recently returned from our trip to kangaroo island where we stayed at Dudley Villa. Our family group of 11 loved the villa. it was spacious and warm and inviting. Everything that we needed was at our fingertips. the kids especially appreciated the chocolate cake that Helen had left on the kitchen table. Stack had made arrangements for a vehicle for us and picked us up at the airport. he even took time the next day to take us on a full day of touring to make sure that got to see as much of the island as we could possible fit in one day. he had picked up groceries for us and on our tour day he had arranged a breakfast snack complete with homemade bananna bread. he also had purchased supplies for our barbcue lunch.They made our stay on the island so restful and easy!
being at home but with more beautiful scenery
We and our friends loved that it felt like a home not just a 'holiday' home. Dudley has everything that you could possibly need when away from home...from games, books, dvds, bikes and play equipment to keep the kids amused, which definitely makes for happy parents. There is nothing we can think of to fault about our stay at Dudley and will hopefully be back again sometime in the future, as Kangaroo Island is bigger and more beautiful than you think :)
Amma Arango & Glenda Worsley
Stack & Helen were so wonderful from the time we arrived they even picked us up from the port as we had no idea where we were Dudley villa was very central to everything also pet friendly the house was fantastic very clean. We would Definetly recommend it to anyone that goes to Kangaroo Island. We have nothing but great things to say abuout Dudley Villa a beautiful romantic place. Could not upload pics but will try later through trip advisor. A wonderful stay.
Brian and Jenny James
barossa valley south australia
home away from home
This is the second time we have used this great villa. It is a very comfortable place with attention to every detail in making this a great stay. We were made very welcome by the owners and if we had any problems they were only a phone call away and very helpful.
Kelowna BC Canada
Australia at its Best!
Stack and Helen provided us with an awesome australian experience on our recent visit to Dudley Villa. The accomodations were excellent, Stack and Helen were always available to help with planning our stay on Kangaroo Island. A definite highlight of our trip.
Lovely couple of days
We spent a lovely couple of days at the beautiful Dudley Villa. Stack even did us an unexpected favour looking after our dog. She loved it and we had our peace of mind.
I hope we'll be back soon!
A holiday well-spent
Dudley Villa is ideal for families with small children. It is spacious and safe for children to run around and yet so close to fishing spots for the adults. A cozy house, with all the amenities you need, where you can relax and be comfortable after a day of exploring the island. We thank Helen and Stack for their hospitality and excellent service and all their help in booking our trip and making our stay in KI really worthwhile. It's a pity we can't stay for a week! We truly enjoyed our stay and will recommend Dudley Villa to our friends.
Old World Charm
Our experience at Dudley Villa was thoroughly enjoyable. The villa was nice and clean with lots of extras to make our stay more enjoyable. As it was still quite cool we had fun sitting around the fireplace at night! Thank you Dad for keeping the fire going when we got home. Overall a nice and relaxing place to stay with lots of amenties at hand. Our dogs also enjoyed theyre stay. So thank you Helen and Stack for allowing us to stay in your beautiful house.
Sir Jolly Knight
Dudley Do Right
An impromptu return visit to Kangaroo Island after a decade was made all the more memorable by a well appointed and strategically located accommodation.
So many facilities, you needn't have left the property and still would have had a great week. The Villa was as much a part of our holiday as the Island itself, and regularly features in recollections to others.
Looking forward to returning for a summer adventure in the not too distant future.
Perfect family holiday couldnt have asked for any more.
This holiday was absolutely perfect, everything we could have wanted was their. Great to meet Stack on arrival and the kids loved the bikes in the shed. The kids could run outside and have lots of fun. Such a comfortable and relaxing place we have spread the word. All the kids could talk about for weeks after was going to Stacks house for the best holiday.
Thankyou for making our family holiday the most precious holiday memory we have. Thanks again.
Adelaide South Australia.
Excellent holiday at reasonable price.
.Great lovely host.great service..Spacious home.Secluded but close to amenities.
Had a fantastic time.
I stayed here for 2 nights with my parents who were visiting from the UK. Unlike some places who are funny about staying for 1 night only, Stack and Helen were very accomodating. When I booked the accomodation they sent a very helpful email suggesting what we should do on the island and even booked our ferry travel for us which meant we got a significant discount.
The location was fantastic, peaceful but on a sealed road, and close enough to go to penneshaw for food and to see the penguins. The accomodation was spotlessly clean, comfortable and lovely to stay in. It had character without being old fashioned.
Of all the places we stayed in on our travels this was the best and I'd love to stay here again.
A Great Holiday
It was not the first time I stayed at Dudley Villa and the stay was as pleasant as before. Great accommodation at great location complimented by exceptionally friendly service. Will book again for our next trip to KI
We found Dudley villa to be a lovely relaxing house which catered for all our needs, our children used the bikes that were provided, our dog loved exploring and we loved relaxing in front of the tv to watch a DVD which was provided. We also found Stack and Helen very friendly and helpful when they popped by to say hello.
East Maitland, NSW
A wonderful introduction to KI and Stack and Helen
We only had two nights at Dudley Villa, but they were two wonderful nights out of the cold wind and rain. We stayed on our first and last nights on KI and toured to the far reaches of the island in between.
Stack and Helen had the fire stoked and the house cosy for our arrivals. The villa was far enough from Peneshaw to give us peace and quiet and close enough to walk in for dinner.
Overall the experience was very good, with all you need right there to enjoy.
Response from Stack and Helen Stevens - 12/29/2010
Thanks for the positive comments,very much appreciated , and we are glad you enjoyed your time on Kangaroo Island.
Bulli NSW Australia
Rustic old farmhouse
We enjoyed our stay in the old farmhouse..The beds were comfortable and the rooms were big..The log fire warmed the whole house.The outdoor area with BBQ was great.Everything you need is there.. It is not 5 star accommodation but It was clean and tidy and Stack was a good host. Would definitely stay again
Response from Stack and Helen Stevens - 11/10/2010
Thanks guys for your feed back and hope to again meet you one day,next time the fish will bite