"WOW ... just WOW. We spent 3 nights in the 2 bedroom retreat at Ettrick Rocks in January. From the moment we stepped in the door we were blown away by the location, view and quality of this amazing property. You step into a world just metres from the shoreline with breaking waves on the rocks with spectacular views of a pristine coastline.
We cooked every night and used the great kitchen facilities and bbq, bed was super comfy, quality of the linen was first class and provisions including generous local cheese platter and breakfast provisions meant you only really needed to buy dinner provisions if not eating out.
Currie 15 minutes away had 2 supermarkets including some great local wines, an exceptional butcher with amazing King Island beef and a great Bakery, Pharmacy and Pub for a cold beer. If you want local seafood you can order at Foodworks, just give them 24 hours notice...you won't be disappointed when you pick up your super fresh seafood.
Sam and Angela could not do enough to make our stay amazing including booking golf and sharing any local knowledge. Make sure you visit Disappointment Bay and Quarantine Bay.
4WD recommended and if you are going for the day take a picnic lunch. You will not be disappointed when you arrive at paradise and please make sure you take any rubbish with you when travelling around. King Island is pristine and as visitors we need to keep it that way. We will be back."
Comments and Photo courtesy of guests Mark and Lana - January 2021
"We have just had 5 splendid nights in Caladania which is all we hoped for & more .....a modern, well designed, luxury beach house.
Sam & Angela were “super hosts” & arranged everything we needed to make our stay stress free with breakfast provisions, easy to follow island tour & restaurant recommendations.
Be sure to book a reflexology session with Anne Love, a table at Oleada Bistro in Currie & lunch at the Wickham Golf Links - the latter if only for the superb coastal view."
Comments and Photo courtesy of guests Colin and Richard - December 2020
"We had the pleasure of staying four nights at Ettrick Rocks on King Island! Such a beautiful location and the house and property were exceptional – everything we could need and hope for, during our wonderful stay.
During the days, we visited the many sites across the island and were able to learn about the history, enjoy the abundance of wildlife and meet many of the locals. Sam and Angela organised a booking for us at Cape Wickham Golf Course – the golf became secondary to the view and experience! We enjoyed our wedding anniversary lunch at Wild Harvest Restaurant – another great recommendation from Sam and Angela!
At the end of each day, we came home to Ettrick Rocks, relaxed in front of the fireplace, enjoyed our King Island cheese and Tasmanian Pinot Noir and watched the waves from the Southern Ocean crash over the rocks and the magnificent sunsets. A great experience."
Comments and Photo courtesy of guests Peter and Peta - December 2020
"Caladenia is something out of the movies !! We felt like celebrities in our robes and slippers and with all the fancy finishing touches like heated bathroom floors, automatic blinds, fireplace & coffee machine. Having the fridge and pantry already stocked was an extra bonus. Sam was also super helpful with assisting with car hire and always promptly replied to any questions we had. If you want a fancy getaway off the grid for some downtime, this place is spot on !!"
Janene and Family - November 2020
"An amazing place to be to just switch off and breathe. We live pretty busy lives and it usually takes us a few days to unwind - we were completely relaxed by our first evening. The hospitality and little touches make it even more. From the welcome hamper to the local information of whats where was the cherry on top."
Michelle and Family - November 2020
“In a world that is swirling with chaos, Ettrick Rocks is a sanctuary to reprieve & replenish. I loved the juxtaposition of the rugged wild landscape providing an ever-changing dramatic view while tucked away in complete luxury with every need preempted. I came to King Island with an open mind but never expected how idyllic it would be for an adventure away. I came for work but I am adamant I will return for pleasure”
Skye Campbell, Freelance producer on assignment for Tourism Tasmania - September 2020
"I had not visited King Island previously, however, it has been on my bucket list for some time. As I have an interest in aviation, the flight to the Island from Melbourne with Rex was an exciting start to the holiday. Arrival provides an aerial view of the Island, much better than driving into a new location.
I also have an interest in photography and the Island did not disappoint, even if one did not venture far from the accommodation. The standard of the units exceeded my expectations. Well appointed, with great views to the west over the ocean. Cloud sunset photographs every evening!
Even though Ettrick Rocks provides a break from work-life, one can still be connected to the world, or one can read a book in quiet comfort. For a little more adventure, some rock climbing on the foreshore is available a short distance away.
The cheese platter on arrival was most appreciated, no need to look for supplies on arrival. Highly commended."
Comments and Photo courtesy of guest David - March 2020
"If you want to get away from the demands of daily life, Ettrick Rocks is the place to visit.
Fantastic location, looking over the ocean to the west, it is quiet, yet not too far from Currie.
The accommodation is lovely and modern, beautifully presented and equal to anything that I have stayed in many international holidays.
The generous wine/cheese platter and breakfast options is a nice touch."
Comments and Photo courtesy of guest Jane - January 2020