A Kangaroo Island retreat comes complete with its own seal colony

A Kangaroo Island retreat comes complete with its own seal colony

Always dreamed of owning your own private wilderness retreat? Here’s your chance.

Prominent Adelaide real estate agent and managing director of Ouwens Casserly Real Estate Alex Ouwens is selling his Kangaroo Island coastal escape, complete with uninterrupted 270-degree ocean views and its own private seal colony.

Set on 40.47ha of state heritage protected land, Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat is currently run as a holiday rental, with an approximate income of up to $60,000 a year.

The property at 891 Cape Hart Rd, Porky Flat is now listed for sale with a price guide of $725,000 to $775,000.


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Mr Ouwens says the home, which comprises of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and indoor and outdoor living spaces, offers a complete escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, without being a million miles away.

“The eco-house is perched on the cliffs of the south east coast and is literally your own wildlife sanctuary, with designated walking trails and your own private seal colony,” Mr Ouwens said.

“The adjoining land is the wildlife-abundant Lesueur Conservation Park, so you also have access to around 3km of magnificent coastal cliff oceanfront reserve and over 100 acres of privately-owned, state heritage protected land.

“The house itself sits within a 1sqm exclusion zone of the agreement, which means you can be quite flexible within that area.

“So if someone wanted to extend it out, or do multiple dwellings on it, it’d be perfect for that, subject to council consent, of course.”

Mr Ouwens says the property’s private sea lion colony had made the place extra special, especially for his three kids.

“They just love them and three of the tamest ones are named after my kids; Maya, Finn and Sam,” he said.

“You can’t actually go right up to them but they are a great addition to the property.”

Mr Ouwens says he originally bought the property with intention to use as a family retreat.

“Basically my wife Paula and I bought the property eight years ago,” he says.

“It’s just a beautiful spot and you’re still within easy driving distance to local wineries and cafes which are about 10 to 15 minutes away. You’re also just half-an-hour’s drive from the ferry.

“It is very secluded, so for people who want creature comforts such as being able to walk to shops, this property is certainly not for them.

“But for people who like to be away from it all, to watch all the seasons in one day, this is the right kind of property for them.”

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