Guest Testimonials


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, Oct 18


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.

Bianca, October 18


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, September 18


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, July 18


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, June 18


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, June 18


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, May 18


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, May 18


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, April 18


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, April 18