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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 good reviews on Google and Trip Advisor and also positive feed back on anything we can do better.

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Airbnb 5 star review from Allyson and family Adelaide October school holidays 2023

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.  5 out of 5.


Airbnb 5 star review from Justin and family, Adelaide Horizon 1 7-12 June 2023

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. 5 star review from Justin and family Adelaide

Airbnb 5 star review from Anna from Bali/Russia who has travelled to over 40 countries

Sunrise on Falie no 3 Penthouse 24-28 April 2023

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!

Trip Advisor March 2023  Joya1460

5 stars 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. 

 29 September 2022

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 

 21 June 2022

Beautiful pocket of paradise.  Lovely stay and gorgeous hosts Kevin and Yvonne.

Di & Scully  Geelong Victoria.

 17 May 2022

Beautiful accomodation with everything we needed, great sleep.  Short but sweet stay.  Thank you for all the tips.

Rachel, Beth, Ciara  Sydney & Scotland

20 April 2022

(Apartment 3)  Excellent.  Wonderful apartment with stunning view. Very comfortable and clean.  Surrounded by lots of wildlife including the black glossy cockatoo. The hots were lovely with great communication. 


5 December 2021

(Horizon 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

24 September 2021

Lovely apartment (Deluxe 2) 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

 4 July 2021

Very peaceful and restful.  Clean and spacious.  Comfortable and private. Highly recommended

Robyn and Joe  Townsville QLD/Adelaide SA

11 June 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

28 April 2021

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 via Expedia

19 April 2021 

Absolutely loved our stay at Falie.  Great place and just what we needed to recharge.  Thanks

Corey SA  Airbnb

 4 March 2021

Stunning scenery!  Top spot. Lovely accomodation.  Great to see KI bouncing back after the fires and COVID.  Thank you and good luck.  

Kim, Heath, Lisa Matt Gumeracha 

3 March

Loved our stay.  The apartment perfect for a restful, relaxing holiday.  Great views. Loved KI.  What a beautiful part of the world! 

Katherine & Lewis Adelaide 

1- 6 March 2021

Peaceful & Relaxing.  We enjoy this apartment.  Great. Comfortable.  And very clean.  We give ***** for this apartment.  TQ and see Ya.

Abbey, Dayah, Zuryn Naracoorte, Malaysia  

10 March 2021

Beautiful location, lovely view.  Lovely & clean apartment. 

Noreen, Liz, Kristy  Kadina SA 

27 January 2021

Thanks Kevin for a great stay!. We really enjoyed K.I. and your advise was invaluable.  Sunrise is great accomodation in a wonderful locations.  

Mike & Munny Melbourne 

1 January 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

Sean, Laura, Yo & Paul Central Coast NSW

20 December 2020

Thanks so much to Kevin and Yvonne for a great stay.  SOF is wonderful and congrats on great accomodation with views.  We loved it!!!!!  

John, Michelle, Henry (caboodle), Dan, Cassie, Taylor and Josh.  Melbourne, Victoria 

15 November 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.

Mary and Chris Adelaide

30 August 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!

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.'

Chris & Katie  Airbnb

December 23 2019

'Lovely quiet spot, and very comfortable property. Get up at sunrise to fully appreciate the appropriateness of the name. Pretty decent location for seeing a lot of the island quite conveniently.' 

Keith  AirBnB

November 12 2019

'Wonderful reception and great location a few minutes walk from the Mercure Hotel Restaurant. Amazingly spotless and we all had clean body and face towels. We were very grateful for the local tips of where to eat and what to do. Check in/out was very swift and easy. On-site parking was also very good. I would definitely stay here again. 

Gemma and the girls   SA  AirBnB

What a wonderful and relaxing time we had in your beautiful place.  Exactly what we needed. No question at all we'll be back.  Thank You

Brian & Barbara Normanville  S.A.  

September 24 2019

Lovely place and a lovely host.  A stay like this really defines the difference between AirBnB and a generic hotel.  Kevin's genuine warmth and welcome and the place's comfort really feels like staying over at a family friend's home.  Thank you for a great stay and highly recommend this place for Kangaroo Island adventurerers.  

Charles America  AirBnB

September 4 2019

Lovely vibe, well equipped. Gorgeous photos all around, from one of the owners.  Make sure you stay several days on KI, we were there for five full days and could have stayed longer.  American River itself is just gorgeous.

Janice and Warrick Queensland airbnb

August 8

Very comfy beds and a great location with amazing views across the bay from the property.  Kevin was very helpful with check in details and ideas for things to do on the island.  Will definitely be back to stay in the future.  

Kerryn  Australia  airbnb

July 17 2019

This apartment is so great and I strongly suggest at least 3 nights stay here.  I deeply regret to plan a short trip here and I have not enough time to enjoy it.  I should find another time to stay here once again and shall not do anything but just lying on Kevin's lovely armchair.

Xiaofei  China  airbnb

June 5 2019

If I were to head back to KI for another trip I would go back to the same place I stayed in because;

1. Stylish, clean and comfortable and well decorated

2. Has all the necessary kitchenware,toilet necessities and also electric blankets

3. Friendly host who gave us an overview of the house and was willing to provide us with tips to get around the island.

4. Provided very helpful information for us which made us better prepared for the trip

5. The suggested itinerary which was helpful for us to work out what paces to go beyod the tourist's sites.

6. Privacy was well respected

7. Serene environment with beautiful birds visiting the porch of the house occasionally.

Personally I love art and admire the work of the photographer.  I felt more serene (which it already is) with the beautiful photography of the different areas of KI.  Thank you for making the trip a pleasant one for us!

Hoi Yee Adelaide SA

 April 15 2019

Relaxed, beautiful setting, choir of local birdlife enchanting.  Perfect Sunday walk around American River then return to relax on the balcony - perfect  down time. Cheers

Lou  Sydney Australia 

April 14 2019

An amazing place to relax after days of hiking KI.  A beautiful location and a beautiful aparment.  I'll be back.  Last day - incredible sunrise.  

Janelle Melbourne Victoria 

April 5 2019

We needed recharging.  We certainly got that.  The sunrises, colours,pelians, fishing, the Shed and beaches lovely. Thank you Kevin and Yvonne.

Joe & Sharon Gawler SA



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