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We love it when our guests tell us what they love about their stay at Sunrise on Falie and share their experiences of Kangaroo Island.  

We appreciate our visitors' reviews, including positive feedback on things they believe we can do better.

Expedia • 5 stars

Lovely view and super hospitality.  Apartment was roomy with great kitchen. 


May 12, 2024 

Expedia  •  5  stars
Our hosts were there for us, start to finish!  Great local knowledge but unobtrusive. The accommodation is first rate and fully kitted out. Nothing in the kitchen is missing for whatever your self-catering needs. And with views of the bay throughout the day to make you get out the camera or just sit on the wraparound balcony and look.
March 27, 2024

Expedia  •  10.0 Excellent
Very friendly owner. Hard not to fall in love with KI. And the location of this place was perfect for our travels around on the island. Very spacious apartment. Very well equipped kitchen and bathroom. A clear and conscious environmental idea was oozing through the whole place - live in and with nature. Can only wholeheartedly recommend.

16 March 2024

Booking.com  •  5/5
We had a week on the beach at Emu Bay then decided (wisely) to stay at this amazing spot for another 5 days. We felt so spoilt seeing the glossy cockatoos each night (critically endangered)!). Loved the apartment, so beautiful. Thanks for the wonderful stay.
Jen & Piers Sydney NSW
2 March 2024

Expedia • 10.0 Excellent
Loved this place! The views of the night sky and sunrise are spectacular. Very comfortable rooms, well laid out. The wrap around deck is the best.
12 January 2024

Guest Book review
Lovely house with a great view. Thanks for having us and thanks Yvonne for showing us the koalas.
Fede, Jay, Isa, Paolo from Sydney / Italy
9 January 2024

airbnb  •  5 stars
I stayed at Kevin's air bnb with my husband and toddler in the October school holidays for a little get away. The apartment was perfect for us, lots of birds to watch, close to walking trails and a base for us to do some day trips exploring the rest of K.I.  The house is very accessible and doesn't have too much clutter making it easier to ensure our little boy didn't get into things he shouldn't. The kitchen was set up withe everything we needed to prepare and cook meals (probably the best range of cookware we've had in an airbnb). We also ate out at the Glossy Black restaurant which was walking distance from the house. Thanks for a lovely stay.
Allyson and family - Adelaide
October 2023

airbnb  •  5 stars - Horizon Apartment 1
Kevin and Yvonne were fabulous hosts! Very friendly and went to lengths to ensure our stay was as comfortable as possible. They had great local knowledge of the island and gave us great tips on where to eat and visit. For those looking for a place of tranquility and relaxation then look no further. American river is central to all things on the Island without being “off grid”, however, Kevin has done an amazing job of building an environmentally conscious accommodation which can technically support its own energy and water needs. Would recommend to all family and friends.
Justin and family - Adelaide
7-12 June 2023

airbnb  •  5 stars - Penthouse Apartment 3
Beautiful place where we stayed for 4 nights. Here it feels like home, very cozy and calm, nice area, great views from house. Kevin was so kind to use helping with all questions and sharing some tips for our stay at the the island. Definitely one of the best places I have ever stayed!
[note : Anna has traveled to over 40 countries]
Anna from Bali / Russia
24-28 April 2023

Trip Advisor  •  5 stars - Penthouse Apartment 3
Friendly hosts and delightful apartment.
From the time of our first communication with Kevin we were impressed with his friendly nature, and helpful travel tips and information for planning our stay.  

On arrival we were so delighted to find the spacious Penthouse apartment as advertised, spotlessly clean and delightfully decorated with a lovely view over the trees and water. I really enjoyed Yvonne's photography of the island, a great feature.

We were on the island for a week, so all the extras and 'little things' you'll find in the apartment were greatly appreciated. The Kitchen contains everything you might need if you're eating in. It was delightful to sit and watch the endangered black cockatoos and other birdlife.

Local walking tracks were so enjoyable and there was a selection of dining options in the town. We particularly enjoyed a Friday night meal at the Community Shed, with plenty of friendly locals. Sunrise on Falie is a great spot to base yourself if you can give yourself plenty of time to enjoy a moment to relax and enjoy the apartment too.
March 2023

Stunning Location
Loved every minute while here. So warm a welcome by the owner (Yvonne) definitely will be back soon. Thank you so much for this amazing place (penthouse). I am so lucky to have enjoyed this place, especially the surroundings. Love the bird sounds and beautiful wild flowers.
Dow & Jenny Mt Barker SA
29 September 2022

Beautiful pocket of paradise.
Lovely stay and gorgeous hosts Kevin and Yvonne.
Di & Scully, Geelong, Victoria
21 June 2022

Beautiful accommodation with everything we needed, great sleep. Short but sweet stay. Thank you for all the tips.
Rachel, Beth, Ciara - Sydney & Scotland
17 May 2022

Penthouse - Apartment 3
Excellent. Wonderful apartment with stunning view. Very comfortable and clean. Surrounded by lots of wildlife including the black glossy cockatoo. The hosts were lovely with great communication.
20 April 2022

Horizon - Apartment 1
A well maintained, beautiful apartment with a gorgeous garden complete with Christmas Koala! Kevin and Yvonne are impeccable hosts, warm, finely and generous. A piece of paradise!
Leah and Brendon Adelaide SA
5 December 2021

Deluxe - Apartment 2
Lovely apartment, comfortable with great amenities. Beautiful surroundings, loved the little birds and natural feel. KI is a very special place. Thank you.
Lesley & Darren  Adelaide SA
24 September 2021

Very peaceful and restful. Clean and spacious. Comfortable and private. Highly recommended
Robyn and Joe, Townsville QLD / Adelaide SA
4 July 2021

Beautiful, clean and comfortable penthouse with stunning views.  Love the rainbows, ringside, birds singing, sounds of win in the trees and rustling of the leaves. Thanks Kevin for being a great host.
Irene and Morgan Golden Grove SA
11 June 2021

Expedia  •  10.0 Excellent
10/10 Had a a great 4 day get away. Place was clean and lovely.  Easy to find.  Some great places to eat near by.  Will definitely recommend. Fabulous place to watch the sunrise.
Shannon, SA
28 April 2021

airbnb5 stars
Absolutely loved our stay at Falie. Great place and just what we needed to recharge. Thanks
Corey, SA
19 April 2021

Stunning scenery!
Top spot. Lovely accommodation. Great to see KI bouncing back after the fires and COVID. Thank you and good luck.
Kim, Heath, Lisa Matt - Gumeracha, South Australia
4 March 2021

Thank you for a wonderful stay.
We've been on a road trip for the last couple of weeks and this stay was the highlight of our trip. Thank you so much x

Mike & Munny - Melbourne
1 January 2021

Thanks so much to Kevin and Yvonne for a great stay.  SOF is wonderful and congrats on great accommodation with views.  We loved it!!!!!
Sean, Laura, Yo & Paul - Central Coast NSW
20 December 2020

Great location, very friendly hosts. This would have to be one of the most cleanest places we stayed in. Very enjoyable stay. Thank you.
John, Michelle, Henry (caboodle), Dan, Cassie, Taylor and Josh - Melbourne, Victoria
15 November 2020

We had a lovely stay at Sunrise on Falie.
American River was a fantastic location to base ourselves - convenient location, quiet and beautiful.

The apartment was modern and comfortable with a beautiful view. Kevin and Yvonne were great hosts and welcomed us and our dog Sasha. They were helpful and provided local tips on what to do in KI. especially activities that were dog friendly.

One thing to note American River (and many places in KI) had limited dinner options, however we were able to make some delicious meals in the apartment. Overall a great stay! Thank you for having us!
Mary and Chris Adelaide
30 August 2020


Airbnb  Shilsha Adelaide  (admin note; winter dining options can be limited but there are 3 restaurants in walking distance of Sunrise on Falie ) 

15 August 2020

Just a short note to say how much our family enjoyed staying with you. I’m sure you appreciate that travelling with pets makes holidays a lot less stressful than when they are in kennels (you can’t really enjoy yourself for worrying that they are stressed or getting the best care). So to be able to bring our pups made life in KI so much more pleasurable than many holidays overseas etc. Archie and Lacie particularly loved their morning run on the oval which set them up perfectly for travelling around by car. They also slept all the way back on the ferry! I think KI tuckered them out.

Todd Cadd Adelaide SA


16 July 2020

Kevin's apartment is really comfortable, clean and beautifully open.  It's in such a lovely peaceful location but still very close to the water and local stores (including The Deck Cafe and Oyster Farm shop).  

We loved our stay, American River is beautiful and so close to many attractions.  The coffee machine was a wonderful touch! As coffee lovers seeing this on arrival made us smile.  Kitchen has all one needs and the bed is super comfortable.  

Seeing the sunrise in the morning from the main bedroom window as divine.  Highly recommend this lovely home.  It has all one needs and that special touch.  

Lara  Adelaide SA  airbnb

13 July 2020

My family of 4 have just spent a week staying at this lovely accommodation and we were especially grateful that we could bring the favourite member of our family, our dog!

We were blessed to have an almost perfect week of Winter weather with the only rain being when we were snuggled up in our comfy beds. The apartment had everything we needed, a kitchen to cook our meals, a lounge area with plenty of room for all of us, an excellent heater to keep us warm and very comfy beds. Our hosts, Kevin and Yvonne were there to make sure we had everything we needed and advise us on what to do. Kevin lent us some fishing rods and when we couldn’t catch our own dinner he very kindly ensured that we had our feed of fish from his own stocks in his freezer.

Some of the favourite things from our trip were:

Saturday we caught the ferry over and upon landing at Penneshaw we made our way to Dudley winery for lunch which was delicious and has a stunning view and a little golf range to hit a few balls into the valley.
Sunday we explored around American River and made our first walk along the Cannery trail. This is a reasonably easy walk along a trail that follows the coastline to the spot that a fish cannery used to reside. This 90 min round trip can also be done along the shore when the tide is out. My husband and doggo ended up doing this walk 8 times during our stay!
On Monday we took a trip along the South Coast of the island and my husband found his new passion...tobogganing on sand dunes! He quickly became an expert tobboganist on ‘Little Sahara’ while there was mixed results from the rest of us 😁. We also got some survivor-like bandanas which made me very happy. Then we visited Seal Bay and got up close to these funny animals before making a quick stop at Vivonne Bay which is an absolutely stunning beach. We also had THE BEST hot chips and gravy from the Vivonne Bay general store.
On Wednesday we were lucky to see a Winter sunrise from our cosy apartment in American River. We then drove to the other end of the island for a first look at the Flinders Chase National Park. It suffered badly in the January bushfires and it’s awful to think of all the animals that were lost but there is some amazing re-growth in some areas. I especially loved the trees that looked like they had a furry coat of leaves. The highlight of our whole trip was Admiral Arch where there is a gorgeous and playful colony of seals that you can almost touch.
Thursday we popped over to Kingscote and had an excellent Schnitzel at the Ozone hotel and then had another attempt to catch our dinner on the jetty. While a fellow fisherman bagged out his catch we were only able to bring up a little fish that needed to be returned to the ocean. We were surprised to see some more seals on some decking next to the jetty.
We spent a lazy day on Friday enjoying the lovely scenery from the apartment and a walk down to the Deck Café for lunch. On our way back to the ferry on Saturday we took the 510 steps up to Prospect Hill for a great view of our surroundings followed by a quick wine taste at a beautifully designed winery, False Cape Winery.

We had a great week on KI with a mixture of exploration and rest and have loved our little home in American River. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay or more considerate hosts. Thank You!

Sonya Stagg and family  Adelaide

9 July 2020

We had a great time on the island and enjoyed your lovely accomodation.  The double glazing on the windows was so effective in keeping us warm.  The bed and linen were top shelf.  Yvonne's photography was fabulous and we enjoyed reading her comments about each one.  We would thoroughly recommend your lovely accomodation.

Verity Adelaide  

22 March 2020

From the very warm welcome, thanks Yvonne, through the wonderfully well appointed apartment to the personal service.  This was an exceptional stay in a very attractive area.  Absolutely no complaints, just praise all round.

Nigel  UK 

12 March 

Absolutely immaculate and clean, the best view you could possibly ask for, Kevin was extremely friendly and so helpful.  Will definitely be returning :)

Julie Ridley Australia facebook

February 18 2020

We are really glad we didn't cancel our reservation after the Kangaroo Island bushfires. Majority of the island hasn't been affected and we enjoyed our stay there. Highly recommended!'
Marcin    AirBnB

January 17th 2020

We enjoy the stay at the apartment so much, it comes with modern facilities and high degree of cleanliness. thanks for hosting us. 

Him Kwan Chan    Expedia  China

January 10th 2020

'Kevin was a great host and was very helpful in giving us information about the area. The space was very peaceful with beautiful wildlife right at your doorstep. The unit itself was very clean and bright, and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay.'



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