LifeTime Private Retreats


Specialising in hand crafted luxury accommodation, Life Time Private Retreats offers five spectacular holiday houses – The Sky House, The Cliff House, The Settlers Homestead, Sheoaks & our new Beach Retreat.

Each of our private houses are nestled in stunning coastal locations of natural beauty and have been lovingly renovated by three generations of the Holden and Hannaford families whose origins have evolved from leading restaurants, special events and entertaining. House-only Accommodation or our All-Inclusive full service dining packages are available.

Step into a living fairy tale at the Enchanted Fig Tree. Nowhere else in the world can you dine in naturally-formed rooms made up of thick, lush fig branches.

Feast on Kangaroo Island’s finest produce by flickering candle light in a rustic 150-year-old Shearing Shed, showcasing gorgeous antique décor, chandeliers and gnarly sugar gum branches.

Slip away to a private island paradise at the Beach Taverna, perched on the sand of Snellings Beach, just metres from the water. Enjoy course after course of mouth-wateringly fresh seafood, overlooking one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches.


Air Conditioning Alarm Clock Balcony Barbeque Bath Beaches & Surf Birdwatching Blankets Broadband Internet Access Carpark Caters for limited mobility CD Player DVD/Bluray Player Fishing Food & Wine Free Wifi Hairdryer Heating In-room movies Luxury Microwave Minibar Nature & Wildlife Non Smoking Outdoor Furniture Pay TV Private Bathroom Refrigerator Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Snorkelling Spa & Wellbeing Surfing Swimming Tea/Coffee making facilities Television Wheelchair access


Step out of the ordinary world and into the romantic Sky House for the perfect South Australian weekend getaway. This rammed-earth villa is located on the highest point of the property with sweeping views of the rugged coastline as far as the eye can see and on to the beach below. The slow combustion fireplace, the huge Villeroy and Boch bathtub, the internal floor heating under the bedroom/bathroom and the complete solitude keep temperatures high all year round, crowning this house the ultimate honeymooners’ delight. Sleeps maximum of two guests in luxury! – One king bed with ensuite.

Alarm Clock Balcony Bath Blankets DVD/Bluray Player Refrigerator Hairdryer Heating In-room movies Microwave Minibar Pay TV CD Player Tea/Coffee making facilities Television

The heritage three bedroom Settlers Homestead is built from old sandstone, timber and corrugated iron and has the combined charm of beach and bush settings. Each bedroom has its own luxurious ensuite bathroom with double showers and a private courtyard or deck. With views of native bush gardens, rolling hills, the ocean, and the beach only a three-minute walk away, you’re sure to start to unwind. Afternoon drinks on your own private sun deck or a good brandy by the open fire? The choice is yours. Sleeps a maximum of six guests: three king-bed rooms (two rooms can be made twin)

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The sensuous curves of the Cliff House perched on the cliff overlooking beautiful Snelling’s Beach, inspires complete surrender to relaxation for the perfect romantic getaway. The circular tower bedroom has a panoramic window looking out to southern sea, and the cushioned sunken pit with open fire is the ultimate in repose. Luxuriate yourself in your outdoor cliff-edge Jacuzzi, drinking in breathtaking views of Snelling’s Beach, a local pod of Dolphins or the southern stars above. Sleeps maximum six guests – two king bed bedrooms (one of which could be a twin), one king-bed tower room, and two bathrooms.

Alarm Clock Balcony Bath Blankets DVD/Bluray Player Refrigerator Hairdryer Heating In-room movies Microwave Minibar Pay TV CD Player Tea/Coffee making facilities Television

Sheoaks is a delightful, 2-key, 4 bedroom rammed earth home that cleverly configures to accommodate 2 guests in a self-contained studio-bedroom, or opens up to accommodate larger family groups. Nestled into the hill overlooking Snellings Beach, Sheoaks is only a three minute walk away with sweeping views to the beach.With a wood-fired heater, elevated round day bed, decks and screened area for insect-free outdoor dining, Sheoaks human scale design and luxury furnishing makes the perfect retreat for both a bush and seaside escape.

Configuration: 1 x studio bedroom + 3 x bedrooms sleeps a maximum seven guests. Extra roll away bed can be requested. View house plan here.

Air Conditioning Blankets Refrigerator Tea/Coffee making facilities Television

Nestled into the surrounding bushland overlooking the stunning Snelling’s beach, this charming and romantic one bedroom retreat is only a one minute walk to the beach from its cliff-edge hide amongst the trees and bird life. The architect designed domed roof and magical round windows include an enclosed sun-room and private outdoor lounge area with rock star views across the bay and the headland beyond (lounge area is 25 meters from the house).

Configuration: 1 x bathroom w shower, 1 x Queen bed as part of living area. Fold away bed can be requested.

Air Conditioning Blankets Refrigerator Tea/Coffee making facilities Television


From AU$430.00

This is for our House Only accommodation (per house per night). Please inquire about our Full Service Dining packages.

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