The villas have a number of features that tell a story, in terms of local product, or seeking to have a zero footprint on our environment, and we are delighted to share these with our guests. The entry to each villa is through a beautiful recycled Jarrah door, and as you enter the villa, we hope to create a sense of bringing the outdoors in. The villas are north facing, working on passive solar principles, with the length of the shadow of the eve changing in accordance with the seasons, providing either a cooling through the polished concrete flooring in summer, or heating up from the sun during the cooler months, and creating a comfortable environment for guests.
All organic waste, except for bones and shells is dealt with on the property, through the living worm farm system, creating a rainforest type environment under the ground. The Modwood deck, comprises 37 recycled milk containers in every panel, and the spotted gum cabinetry throughout each villa is sustainably and ethically harvested, with the wood taken from a single tree.
The large picture windows in every room, are made from Viridian Smart Glass, a South Australian company, with the glass designed to work specifically for the Australian climate, similar to double glazing. The carpet in front of the fire place is made from recycled plastic bottles, PETT, and the luxurious carpet in each bedroom is made from recycled fish nets rescued from oceans around the world, and also using 20% less CO2 emission in their production. The fireplace is hand built by local stone mason and farmer, Scott Wilson, using Kangaroo Island limestone, and you can also see his beautiful work in the Kangaroo Island Airport on arrival, and previously at the stunning Southern Ocean Lodge.
We have very much sought to support the best of local, with bespoke furnishing throughout each villa created by small South Australian family companies, with Mathews Furniture crafting the chairs, couches and bedheads, and Built Furniture creating the stunning Spotted Gum table and side board in each villa. The quality of the furniture, and the stories behind these families and companies helps contribute to our beautiful space. Each cushion cover in each villa has been hand printed with an eco ink, by the fabulous Victorian company, Ink and Spindle.
We have planted over 800 native plants around the villas, some from seed collected from the property, and all native species endemic to Kangaroo Island, and will continue to plant and cultivate native gardens around the villas, attracting native birds and small wildlife – including a Rosenberg’s Goanna, who has taken up residence just outside Villa Baudin!
We continue with this ethos and adherence to our brand, in the gourmet meals prepared for guests, as well as the stocking of the butlers pantry for guests to enjoy during their stay, seeking to showcase the best of Kangaroo Island and South Australia.
Every element of the food and produce served to guests has a story behind it, and we value the relationships we have with our producers and suppliers, who ensure we are provided with the best that is available in accordance with the season.
We seek to work with the best producers and suppliers of service on the Island, from premium touring companies, providing fantastic experiences of wildlife in the wild and helping our guests find the hidden secrets of the Island, local transfer companies providing a drop off and pick up service between the airport and Oceanview, local masseuses who provide a visiting massage service in the privacy of your villa. One of the things our guests find memorable in their stay with us, is the opportunity to connect with true Kangaroo Island locals, who are passionate about their home and their environment, and love to share their own stories with our guests.
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