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Samphire CottageModern living room with wood fire and reverse cycle heat/air.
Samphire, Absolute Waterfront on Kangaroo Island!
Samphire, Absolute Waterfront on Kangaroo Island!
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Samphire is a stunning holiday house that is located directly on the waters edge, overlooking across the American River Channel to Island Beach. There is no other house in this position which is the best in American River. Ideal spot for bird watchers, nature lovers, fishermen or a family just wanting to hide away for a while.

The space

The 3 bedroom house sleeps up to 8 people. Layout includes 2 large bedrooms with double beds and one bunk room with 4 single beds. There is a large bathroom with shower. The kitchen has all the modern facilities required to prepare beautiful meals while looking out over the sea views.

There is a wood burning combustion fireplace and reverse cycle air con and heating. This house offers all of the modern conveniences while being submerged into nature. When we say that the house is directly on the waters edge, we are not exaggerating. It's a beautiful spot!

Guest access

When you hire Samphire, you are hiring the whole house. You will not be sharing the space with any other people.

Other things to note

This is strictly a no pet property. This is not negotiable.

Bed linen can be arranged at an additional cost. You must discuss this with Sarah, the property manager, and she will organise what you need and inform of the cost. We do not supply bath or beach towels. You will need to pack and bring these with you.

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $86 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 bunk beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

We expect all guest to be tidy and respectful of the space.

The property relies completely on rainwater (as do most properties in Kangaroo Island).

Bed linen can be arranged at an additional cost. You must discuss this with Sarah, the property manager, and she will organise what you need and inform of the cost.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Leroy User Profile
September 2017
Magic little spot. Veranda was facing the morning sun so even though it was cold weather we could still sit outside for our morning coffee. Top visit and highly recommended.

Graham User Profile
June 2017
American River is a great place to stay when visiting KI and Samphire cottage couldn't be better situated. Great views across the inlet with lots of birds for company a short walk to the post office, cafe and oyster shop. We loved it

Jimit User Profile
May 2017
We loved our stay. Sarah was so helpful. The place was clean, homely and well equipped. The fireplace was a nice touch. Lovely secluded beach on your back doorstep.

Diana User Profile
May 2017
Wow! This was a great place to relax and stay. Sarah has thought of do many nice amenities--kichen has everything you need. Loved waking up and looking out at the swans and pelicans.

Jeff User Profile
April 2017
If you want privacy, you will have it. If you want comfort, you have found it. If you want nature, it is there. So, so peaceful. Loved it.

Danielle User Profile
March 2017
Amazing stay - what a view!

Frieda User Profile
March 2017
This is the perfect cottage. It is the second time in 6 months we stayed there and it did not disappoint, either us and our over seas guests. They were in awe at the quiet, nature, animal life, and we were lucky with the weather too. We will be back.

Pelican Lagoon, AustraliaJoined in September 2014
Sarah User Profile
Interaction with guests

There is a local property manager who will assist you with your stress free booking procedures and anything you need while staying at the house. However, she does not live on property but will come around if you need anything during your stay. She is just a phone call or text away.

About Sarah

Life on Kangaroo Island is great! I manage 9 properties and help people sort out their holidays. Lucky me!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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