What Guests Say
We appreciate our guests leaving us some feedback about their stay with Sunrise on Falie, and their experiences on Kangaroo Island.
We like to know what people enjoy and hear some feedback about suggested improvements, or even about places to visit around the Island for us to pass on to future guests.
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.
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.
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!'
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.'
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
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. W certainly got that. The sunrises, colours,pelians, fishing, the Shed and beaches lovely. Thank you Kevin and Yvonne.
Joe & Sharon Gawler SA
April 2 2019
Brilliant hospitality - will recommend to our friends. Everything was here that we needed to relax and reconnect. 'Quiet" 'so quiet' and so needed when you struggle to disconnect from being busy. Artwork was just so moving. You could feel you were at the location. Thank you sincerely Kevin and Yvonne for our wonderful stay.
Aime & Andrew
February 19-23, 2019
Sparkling clean, spacious, comfortable, stylish stay! We LOVED coming back to this house each night. I especially loved Millie 0x0x0x
Doug &Barbette Las Vegas, USA
January 19, 2019
Great modern apartment with awesome views of American River and close to Penneshaw and Kingscote. Well equipped kitchen, good internet access with smar TV and access to Netflix, Freeview App, etc, which is great for the kids. Lots of birdlife to sit back and enjoy on the verandah.
Adrian Airbnb Review
January 11, 2019
A lovey stay in an amazing island and a wonderful flat. Thank you.
Isabelle, Pierre, Julis, Dureri, France/Tahiti
January 1 2019
American River is a great spot to stay - well located for getting around the island, some lovely local walks, several great options for eating out and a gorgeous place to stay with Kevin and Yvonne. Sunrise is beautifully designed and kitted out, nestled in the woods on the lower slops and with a great view. we wre the lucky first to stay in this new apartment and really appreciated th thought and care that had been put into it. Worth checking ahead for access to laundry favilities, but otherwise expect all the mod cons you might need and a really comfortable stay We got a warm welcome from Kevin and regular chats with suggestions and check-ins - never intrusive, just on hand to help as needed. Food tips: You might not expect a Mecure to be a gastronomic hotspot, but it's one of the best meals we've had in ages - I hope they hang on to their current chef. And if you're around on Thursday, definately do go to Tru Thai for an incredible night out with the locals. Beach tip: we loved Pennington Bay for stunning sunset views. Don't miss the 'secret' beach at Stokes Bay on the north coast the iced coffees at the fish shack are epic too.
Anna England Airbnb Review
December 15, 2018 airbnb
Wonderful apartment, very clean, easy check in service and excellent customer service! We were supposed to arrive on the Thursday but due to bad weather our ferry couldn't leave so we had to travel on the Friday instead, upset that we would have to miss a whole night of our sta,y we let Kevin know. He said he was happy for us to use one of the new apartments for an extra night so we still got three nights! No extra charge and we just had to move to the new apartment for the last night. The new apartment was amazing. It's one storey up with breathtaking views over the sea, a balcony, large living space with excellent amenitites and real wood floors. All th apartments are excellent and spotlessly clean. Very impressed and would definitely stay there again! Thank you.
7 November 2018
10+ One night we slept here and as far as we are concerned it could have been more. Neat, everything was clean, but especially the peace. We were very well received by Kevin who told us something about the area. If you want to eat out, just go down to the Mercure Hotel. Truly fantastic food!
4 November 2018
Thank you for the wonderful stay. We are coffee farmers from Honduras and absolutely loved K.I. Looking forward to our next visit.
The Hutchins/Lopez family
6 October 2018
We really appreciate the good equipment, the kind advise and the lovely cute dog.
Shen & Yang Shanghai China
23 August 2018
Very comfortable home. Quiet and cozy. We had a great sleep.
Louzan, Frances Family
10 August 2018
Your house is in a good location. The view is good and the facilities are complete. I will recommend to my friends. Thank you.
21 July 2018
Very nce and cosy place with beautiful oceanview and cute wallabies. Thank you.
Phn and Wen Adelaide
6 July 2018
Ideal location! The beautiful place here was like a home away from home. Had everything one could want enough cutlery, A/C, electric blankets to keep toasty and best of all lovely owners.
Darren, Leon, Rebecca and grandparents. Sydney
19 June 2018
Absolutely lovely, quiet and cosy home. We've really enjoyed our stay and he Island. Geat people. Thank you.
Anna, Jean, Stephane, Victoria and Chris Sydney/Paris
13 June 2018
Lovely, relaxing and comfortable home. Great to see an echidna!! Thanks.
Emily and Renee Sydney
22 May 2018
Lovely stay! Thank you Yvonne, Kevin and Millie. Had a fantastic time!!
9-12 May 2018
Fantastic Accomodation, lovely Island. Thanks Kevin
Ide & Patrick Hong Kong
20 April 2018
KI is an amazing place with wonderful wildlife and scenery. Sunrise on Falie was 'the topping on the cake' great outlook, peace and quiet and friendly and helpful hosts in Kevin and Yvonne.
Wendy Wellington NZ.
1 April 2018
Great views, lovely place and lovely hostess. In love with Kangaroo Island.
Frederico and Nochela Adelaide/Italy
15 March 2018
Had a wonderful time on KI. House was realy clean, owner was very friendly.
Roger and Reurika, Melbourne Victoria
We are celebrating Lunar New Year here. It's a nice place to have family gathering and share with some talks. Nice place to live. Lovely stars at night. Thank you.
Vivian Sui Hong Kong
25-27 January 2018
Thanks very much for the lovely and comfortable stay. Very nice service. The township is also very good with lots of places to eat. Thank you.
Oscar, Na, Lei, Sydney
Jan 9-11 January 2018
Thanks for a great stay. Deightful position and view. Fantastic apartment with everything we needed.
Justin, Brigit Regan & Ryan, Brisbane, QLD
Dec 24-27 December 2017
Our sadness to leave balanced by the amazing memories made on this fascinating island. Thanks again to Kevin for answering all our relentless questions and making ours a memorable trip. Hope to one day return.
Ben and Bernadetta Germany
24 November 2017
It's very pleasant to stay here. The room is clean and cosy and hosts are very friendly and helpful. Thanks to you both for providing us such a wonderful place to stay. Hope to come back again.
Dikai and Yijia Singapore
17 November 2017
A wonderful brief stay at your lovely apartment with a beautiful morning sunrise. Best wishes
Bob and Mike Detroit MI USA
3 October 2017
Great place to stay on the Island. Comfy beds and great facilities. We enjoyed our stay so much! Kevin is awesome to provide details and information. Thank you, we will come back. 10 out of 10.
Joyce, Bren and Halwyn Hong Kong and Melbourne
4 September 2017
Fantastic, relaxing holiday, great place to unwind. Nice and quiet. Accomodation was very good, great views, very roomy. Blacky certainly made himself at home. Will be telling everyone to come for a visit. Pet Friendly too!!!!
Carol, Garry, Blacky - South Australia
10 September 2017
So comfortable, perfect setting American River is our favourite place on KI and this accommodation made it even better. Thank you Kevin and Yvonne
Carol and Brian - Melbourne Vic
22 September 2017
Beautiful apartment in an awesome location. We had everything we needed. We only have one regret that we didn’t stay longer.
Isabella, Dianna, Greg - Brussels
26 September 2017
Very, Very, Really, Really Amazing! Supplied many things we didn’t see in other places. Roomy beyond expectation. We’ll certainly recommend to friends and family. Wish we stayed longer.
Yuki, Jane, Donovan - Melbourne Vic
22 August 2017
Very roomy and well appointed unit made our stay on KI very enjoyable. A lovely place to visit. Thank you Kevin and Yvonne
Dale and Margaret Melbourne Vic
Everything perfect, the place is wam, comfortable and Yvonne and Kevin are the perfect hosts. Keep going like this and visit Seville whenever you have the chance.
Ignaco and Isabel Seville Spain
Beautiful place with a beautiful view. Very comfortable and quiet.
Celine and Mohamed Paris, France
Beautiful area. Saw a wallaby while walking around at 6.30pm Helpful neighbours as well. Beach area had pelicans in the late afternoon.
Kamala and Sagorika Los Angeles California
Everything here is so perfect and homely. We enjoyed it just like home. Comfortable, well equiped. Just like our own home. Thank you. Looking forward to returning in the future. Great view. Nice and quiet here.
Brenda Lee & Hong Yi Ip Sydney/ Hong Kong
A very pleasant and well equipped house in a beautiful location. There is no need to drive long distances to experience the pleasures of K.I. Seal Bay is well worth the short drive.
Steve and Kane Lincolnshire UK
The place is absolutely beautiful and very homey. Kevin, the owner was very friendly and accomodating. KI is the best place to go if you love nature. Definately will come back here with family and friends. Will recommend Sunrise on Falie to everyone.
Carol and Dennis
Kevin was very welcoming when we arrived and provided us with many suggestions on what to see and do in American River. One walk he suggested took us to an area with tons of wallabys! The accommodation was clean and perfect for a short stay. We were able to cook in the kitchen with no problems. On the first morning it was clear why the place was called "Sunrise", as the morning sun shining through the large living room windows was absolutely spectacular. The setting is gorgeous too. There are a couple of pairs of rare KI glossy-black cockatoos living nearby, so we got to see them and hear their calls all the time. Highly recommended.
We have spent 9 wonderful days in American River...at Sunrise on Falie court...all we can say is 'thaaankkks kevin for everything but most importantly thanks for your hospitality'. We will come back for sure!.
Diana & Vlado. Columbia 😄. I miss Millie already.
We have stayed here many times and it is fabulous!!! Stunning views, just a short walk to the waters edge and even closer if you're wanting to put the boat in... Our hosts, Kevin and Yvonne made us feel very welcome and are a wealth of knowledge about the island and what to see and do.. A day trip to Remarkable Rocks is an absolute must and visiting the newly erected boat shed with cafe and museum about "The Independence" the first ship built in South Australia is a must.. Thank you Kevin & Yvonne for a wonderful stay, look forward to our return visit soon xx
Merey Balaklava, South Australia
Close to everything on Kangaroo Island. Cosy. Day and Night. Full Kitchen with everything we needed to cook some nice meals (on the nights we weren't out enjoying local American River hospitality). Lovely Hosts! Highly recommend. Hey - they even have 4G and NBN Broadband connection! LMAO
Bill, Michelle & Brittany, Adelaide South Australia
Great place to stay, so peaceful with beautiful scenery.
Our stay here at Sunrise has been absolutely wonderful. It feels so cozy and homey. You really have a beautiful place here. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here at Sunrise and Kangaroo Island as well. We hope to be back one day.
Andrew and Valerie from Singapore
Kevin was very informative prior to arrival and shared lots of helpful local knowledge. Apartment was good value for money, comfortable and clean and in a great location. We had a great stay - just wish it was for longer.
Gail from Perth, Western Australia
It's nice, quiet and comfortable place to stay. One night is not sufficient.
Chelsea from Singapore
We love this house, enough space for 6 of us. The environment is nice and relaxing. Kevin provided lots of help throughout the trip. He gave us suggestions where to visit.
Gemma from Hong Kong
It's very nice and cosy place to stay and I enjoyed the time staying there.
Cheng from Shanghai China
We had an enjoyable and comfortable stay in Kevin and Yvonne's independent apartment at American River. It had a well-furnished lounge (not to miss the reclining chair) and dining area, a good sized bedroom with a really comfy bed, a fully functional kitchen with the required appliances and a modern bath/toilet. This coupled with the warm freindship and hospitality extended by the hosts truly made us feel at home away from home. We came as guests and left as good friends. Thank you, Kevin and Yvonne for hosting us and for providing the necessary information re the places to visit. American River is an ideal and picturesque location from which one can explore the island. It is great for fishing, seafood, walks and bird life. On the last day we managed to wake up early to observe the magnificent sunrise from our apartment. We highly recommend this property to anyone intending to visit KI.
Bryan from Adelaide, South Australia March 2016
Kevin was a most enthusiastic and informative host who made us feel very welcome in his home.
Arnold from Queensland
Kevin was a very friendly and helpful host. He showed us the apartment and told us a lot about the island. The apartment was clean, bright and we had a lot of space. We had everything we needed. If there would be something missing it wouldn't be a problem to ask kevin for it. We can definately recommend Kevin as a host and the apartment. Thanks.
Kilian from Germany
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