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Guest Testimonials

There is something so humbling about being able to enjoy the nature around you in an uninterrupted environment. Ecopia Retreat was just this.

The villa was such a beautiful and relaxing space looking out onto the land with wallabys and roos popping by, the stars from the location were so big and bright it was such a delightful experience. We added the fondue platter to our booking which was perfect for our night on the deck. The info pack and hospitality Yael and Robert provided was fantastic. HIGHLY recommend.

Lauren, Victoria

After 2 years traveling the world I can definitely say this one is the best accommodation I’ve been by far. Yael is so kind , the villa stunning and the location full of surprise.

Rafael, Portugal/Australia

A tranquil accommodation to come back to each day…

We stayed at Ecopia Retreat for two nights. It was a tranquil accommodation to come back to each day from our tours of Kangaroo Island.  Modern and beautifully styled with a strong environmental focus, Ecopia Retreat had every home comfort we could have wished for. An added bonus was the sight of kangaroos grazing outside our window each morning – we loved it!

Pam & Michael from Guest Australia

I’d give it a 6-star rating if I could!

WOW! What an incredible place to stay! All of the beautiful, personal touches they made were outstanding. A place I would HIGHLY recommend for any couples wanting a private, rural retreat in the Aussie outback. Yet still close to everything. With all of the eco friendly, luxuries that come with it. I’d give it a 6-star rating if I could!

Leah, Adelaide Hills

Ecopia is a special place.

It is Surrounded by wildlife and untouched landscapes as well as being the perfect central launchpad to visit Stokes Bay, Flinders Chase, Seal bay and the townships. Be sure to drive carefully and take your time drinking in the scenery. There’s plenty of it. The villa itself is heaven, being passively powered along with personal touches bringing the outside in without forgetting creature comforts. We will be back.

Paul, Adelaide

Wonderful place – highly recommended! Magical location and beautifully appointed villa.

Byo food and make the most of the self contained kitchen so you can enjoy the place more. It has a fire to keep the the place warm. Comfortable bed and lovely bathroom. You could happily sit and read a book all day enjoying the view. Thanks!

Stephen, Windsor Australia

Such a blissfully perfect getaway! One of our favourite places in the world. We’ll be back again and again.

Amy, South Australia

Not to be missed! What an amazing place to get away from it all.

We stayed in Villa May which is beautifully appointed throughout. It is in the middle of nowhere with wildlife on your doorstep, we saw kangaroos and echidnas. Couldn’t fault anything. We ordered food to be there when we arrived (breakfast and evening meal) which took the worry out of organising meals. The food was all locally sourced and fresh. We wished we could have stayed longer.

Tracey, UK

A truly magical experience – not to be missed!

If you are looking for peace and quiet, away from the madding crowd and a high-class superbly comfortable eco-friendly piece of paradise from which to make forays to explore the beauty of Kangaroo Island, look no further.

Peter, Adelaide

Stunning Villa experience immersed within Australian wildlife and tranquil bushland

I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Ecopia. My partner and I stayed in Villa Ada for 3 nights and were blown away with the entire experience. The wildlife made for a highly unique proudly Australian experience and our host Yael was only a call or email away if we had any queries. Ecopia is a very luxurious experience and perfect for a romantic getaway – in our case a perfect setting to get engaged! I will recommend to anyone planning to visit Kangaroo Island and would love to return someday.

Josh, Australia

AMAZING, Accomodation exceeded my expectations *****

It was our first time visiting KI and we loved it. The accommodation was of a very high standard. Perfect place to unwind & escape the daily grind. Perfect location to explore all main attractions on the island. Loved every minute. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to explore KI. Thank you Yael

Danielle, Adelaide

Just do it ✔️ Best stay on KI

We stayed at Villa Ada for 4 nights and absolutely loved it!!! The Villa was fully equipped with everything you could need and the interior was modern and stylish. The Australian wildlife was right at our feet and we saw so many animals in their natural habitat, both by the Villa and on the Island. Robert and Yael were the perfect hosts; very kind, helpful and with great tips and knowledge. We will definitely recommend staying at Ecopia to everyone looking for a luxurious yet authentic stay while visiting KI.

Nina, Denmark

Slice of paradise

I cannot recommend Ecopia retreat highly enough. The villa was absolutely stunning with beautiful interior design and fantastic attention to detail. The surroundings were gorgeous, teeming with wildlife and you could make wonderful exploring strolls to enjoy nature. The owners were super friendly, accommodating every question and need. Hope to be back one day, we are missing it already!

Amcke, Singapore

Peaceful and beautiful eco-house in the middle of the Australian bush!

We had the best time at Ecopia Retreat. We stayed a small week with our 2 kids and we all loved it. The place is beautiful and environmental friendly (something very important for us who try to have the lowest impact when we are travelling). The view on the beautiful bush every morning was pure bliss and we enjoyed spotting the wildlife around by night (and by day!). Yael gave us the warmest welcome and a lot of great tips. Thank you. We hope to be back again. <3

Barbara, Sydney

Fabulous location and facilities

The villas (2) are set amongst KI bush – ours Villa May overlooked trees with a Koala looking across at us. The location on the island is perfect as you are central to all must do activities but have a quality, affordable away from it all accommodation. We stayed 5 nights which gave us enough time to see all of the “must do’s” on the island. The Villa is suitable for 2 adults and is beautifully and stylishly appointed. Yael thought of every touch to make our stay a relaxing one. We cooked in every night using the hob but there are places to eat out not too far away. I would highly recommend this accommodation for a stay on KI.

Rhian, UK

Fantastic accommodation in perfect location

Kangaroo Island is all about getting away from it all and Ecopia enables you to do that perfectly. You feel like you have the whole property to yourself with no other building in sight. The eco villas are spacious, modern and well fitted out. But best of all is the location. Being in the centre of the island it is very easy to drive to the north or south coasts, Kingscote or Flinders Chase on day trips. Highly recommended!

Tom, Adelaide

Villa ADA… a beautifully crafted eco-friendly villa with numerous modern and luxurious touches set in secluded, pristine, natural surrounds in the heart of Kangaroo Island.

Seemingly removed from everything the modern world wants to throw at us, Ecopia Retreat is only a short drive to any of KI’s natural wonders. Two nights in this little gem were a real treat, but we definitely could have stayed much longer…! It was awesome waking up to the rain gently falling on the roof, whilst frogs were chirping in the nearby creek and kangaroos were grazing on our back doorstep…!

Next time, we’re definitely going to explore the grounds a lot more… so much wildlife, so much beauty, and so much peace… Ecopia Retreat – See you again soon!

Stu, Adelaide

Exceptional! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for the perfect KI experience.

Staying at Ecopia Retreat was absolutely exceptional! A stylish and modern villa set in peaceful surroundings.


Great romantic getaway!

We stayed here last weekend, and it is a great location. It is near Flinders Chase (where the marathon event is in September each year), but is also quite close to Seal Bay, the new brewery and KI Spirits! What more could you ask for!?

The place itself was superb. Super warm with log fire and great insulation (which you need in KI when it is not summer). It was immaculately clean, and the views were great. We ate breakfast watching wallabies, and even saw an echidna cruising around! Also a great place to get engaged 🙂

Emily, Adelaide

A sanctuary within a sanctuary Ecopia is exceptional in every way – the perfect getaway in amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery and wildlife.

Beautifully appointed with great attention to detail the villa offered wonderful views from the comfort and warmth of a stunning interior, while we watched the Wintery weather roll in and out whether from the living space or bath tub. No view has been compromised in order for you to get the full experience of this special place. Thank you Yael and Rob: we can’t wait to soak up more of Ecopia’s goodness in the future.

Joslin, Adelaide

Super relaxing and memorable! Have recommended to others and will be back ourselves!

The villa was spectacular, every detail thought of. So modern and stylish!

Jess, Adelaide

An absolutely beautiful location and property. Couldn’t get enough of the large windows that bathed the villa in light and provided an excellent view to the nature and wildlife right outside our door.

The freestanding bath and impeccable interior design felt incredibly luxurious. Would especially recommend to singles/couples looking for a quiet and relaxing time away from the bustle of everyday life.

Shazleen, Adelaide

What a stunning home and location on kangaroo island. Robert and Yael have constructed an amazing luxury, sustainable home that blends perfectly with the surroundings.

Expect to see kangaroos everyday and you might get lucky and see some echidnas or koalas. There is a fireplace for the colder nights and an amazing bath that looks out to the stars. We stayed 3 nights and wish we had stayed many more. Highly recommended.

Glyn, Sydney

Elegance in the bush!

What terrific luck to find this perfect bush hideaway. My husband and I were looking for peace, beauty and an environmentally inspired Kangaroo Island experience and our three days here gave us far more than we ever hoped for. Rob and Yael were thoughtful, responsive and discreet. Nothing was too much trouble, from the helpful tips to best appreciate the island, to the cut wood and set fire and the perfectly furnished villa. We loved waking up to the sounds of the bush and seeing the sun rise and set through the large picture frame windows. We will definitely be factoring a return trip to this idyllic bush villa.

Alison, Melbourne

A truly magical stay

I stay a lot in hotels, I’m almost living in hotels, and I was quite skeptical when I book this villa. I shouldn’t have been! It was the very best stay I ever had! The villa is super new, extremely clean, and very modern. The layout is fantastic, the kitchen is well equipped, and you can even do your laundry while there! The bathroom is a Zen master’s dream come true: simple but absolutely beautiful. The location is otherworldly: the sunrise and sunset is breathtaking, and you get company too during those times of the day: kangaroos, wallabies, and other locals who are just a few yards away from your porch! I can’t recommend enough this villa: it’s something I wish I could live in!

Gary, Switzerland

Villa Ecopia is a beautiful, sophisticated eco intelligent retreat, nestled seemingly in the middle of the Kangaroo Island bush.

What a treat! Gorgeous sunrises, native birds, wallabies and kangaroos aplenty, all strolling or flying insouciantly through the eucalypts and extraordinary yakkas. Our accommodation was first class. Great beds, timber floors, sweeping picture windows, an elegant bathroom and lastly and importantly the cosy warmth of the double glazing and wood heating. The property is centrally located so all the great places to be experienced on Kangaroo Island are easily accessed. A special non tourist treat for us was an evening at the pub at Parndana. Mixing with the locals and enjoying the best priced pub meals in the country! Our hosts Rob and Yael were more than generous sharing their love and enthusiasm for the island. They warmly received us and nothing was too difficult for them. My wife and I can not recommend Ecopia Retreat highly enough.

Robert, Victoria