About Us - Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas

Sea Dragon Lodge and Villas is a boutique luxury retreat providing some of the best that Kangaroo Island has to offer in one unique package.   Our spectacular 250 acre seafront estate offers:

  • Its own beautiful secluded beach – Pink Bay;
  • An amazing variety of Australian Wildlife “up close & personal”
  • Luxury, fully self-contained villa accommodation 
  • Delicious home-cooked meals and premium Kangaroo Island wines
  • Luxury Private 4WD Tours with tailor made itineraries

Owners & hosts

Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas was created by Steve & Gail Lane in 2007.

With over three decades of connection to the island, Steve & Gail have aimed to build a premium, experiential travel experience with an authentic Australian style. They strive to ensure that every guest has a wonderful relaxing stay, and enjoy sharing their knowledge of the island to further enhance your holiday. 

Steve spent 40 years in corporate life as an entrepreneur in the Venture Capital, Telecommunications and the IT fields, and Sea Dragon Lodge is now providing an enjoyable change of pace. He is responsible for the overall management and operation of the business and enjoys meeting guests from all walks of life.

Gail is the driving force behind our quality control and ensuring everything is presented in an immaculate condition. She designed the decor in each of our accommodations to provide that “home away from home” feel.

Our team

Onsite Managers

If Steve & Gail aren’t present, you will be greeted by Broc & Dave. As well as being the on-site Managers, they also assist with the housekeeping and the general day-to-day operation of the business.  Dave and Broc have extensive tourism industry experience in the Whitsundays and more recently as the onsite managers for a small island resort off the Queensland coast.  They are passionate about providing great service and immaculate presentation of the accommodation.

Guest Services Team

Our hard working and enthusiastic Guest Services team – Samara, Tim and Aurelia, strive to help make your stay a memorable one and are always willing to help.

Marketing Manager

Behind the scenes, at some point you will be in touch with Kelly, who is our Administration & Marketing Manager. Kelly has a wealth of island knowledge gained from over 10 years in the tourism industry. She will be the one to organise your stay and will gladly assist with planning your Kangaroo Island holiday itinerary.

Our Cook

Your delicious meals will be prepared by local chef, Bridgette. Bridgette has her own permaculture farm gate, ‘Flavours of Petite Provence’, and therefore has a passion for local produce and delivers this through our seasonal menus.

Tour Guides

If you plan to tour with us, you will travel with one of our highly experienced local tour guides; Quentin, Dale or owner Steve. Their passion for and great knowledge of Kangaroo Island will ensure whatever tour you choose will be both informative, enjoyable, and an experience you will remember for a long time.

Maintenance Manager

Keeping everything working like a well-oiled machine, is our maintenance man Michael who previously helped build many of our current villas.  He knows the place inside and out!

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas.

Our Services

Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas offers the following services for its guests.

Luxury Kangaroo Island Accommodation

Sea Dragon Lodge and Villas is the premium luxury retreat on beautiful Kangaroo Island.  Our 7 eco-friendly villas all enjoy spectacular ocean views, private access to a pristine private beach and wildlife at the doorstep.  All accommodation includes continental breakfast in the rate.  MORE DETAILS…

 

Delicious Home-cooked style Meals (Optional)

Our onsite kitchen produces a range of delicious meals each day delivered to your villa.  All you need to do is re heat them.  MORE DETAILS

 

Luxury Kangaroo Island Tours (Optional)

We offer offer luxury private tours exclusively for our guests.  Each tour is tailor made to suit your interests.  MORE DETAILS

 

Airport of Ferry Transfers (Optional)

We offer private transfers to and from the airport or ferry.

Acknowledgements

Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas wants to acknowledge and that the following for their fantastic support

Photographers

Quentin Chester Photography – Arguably one of the best photographers on Kangaroo Island, Quentin has provided most of the imagery used in the website as well as some amazing photographic artwork that has been used in all the accommodation.

Grizzly Bear Media – This talented media production company has prepared a comprehensive portfolio of video clips that we use in the website and on our Sea Dragon Lodge YouTube Channel

Nikki Redman Photography – Nikki is local KI wildlife enthusiast and has supplied us with some great wildlife images for our website and villa artworks.
Nikki also creates and informative Facebook page that showcases Kangaroo Island’s amazing wildlife and scenery – Kangaroo Island Nature’s Paradise

South Australian Tourism Commission has supplied some great local scenery images for our website.

Alan Bevan Photography – Alan was one of our guests and shared some wonderful images with us that we now use on our website

Our Many Other Guests – Many of our guests have sent us some great photographs that feature on our website and social media pages

Awards & contributions

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Sa Tourism Champions;Luxury Kangaroo Island accommodation

Guest testimonials

“Truly lovely”

We loved every luxurious detail of this beautiful place. We were met and introduced to all the amenities and assured that any queries would be dealt with by WhatsApp. We were in Kestrel, with the most wonderful view. The place looked brand new and we appreciated everything. Home made bread! Fridge well stocked with lots of goodies. And the meals we’d pre-ordered were delicious and so generous that there was enough for lunch next day. I really wish we could have stayed much longer….if we ever manage to return to Australia, this is the place we will head for. And there are kangaroos all around the property… 

Date of stay: March 2020

Trip Advisor Review – Rustington, United Kingdom

“Fantastic view”

We stayed for three nights in a Deluxe SPA Eco-Villa Osprey. The lodge was even better than we could imagine. What a spectacular view. And the villa was modern and light. The kitchen and bathroom were fully equipped.

After a day exploring the Island, you really came home. It was if the Kangaroos and Wallabies were waiting for us. A quick walk to the private beach for a swim in the Sea and then a relaxing bath in the private jacuzzi on the deck. In the evening there still was wildlife.

We had to move on, otherwise I would like to stay.

Date of stay: March 2020

Trip Advisor Review  – Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

“Fabulous setting and great hospitality”

This lodge had been booked long before the devastating fires but at no time did we think of cancelling.  The setting is fabulous with views to a small cove and along the coast. In the late afternoon the kangaroo come out to play as well.

The lodge itself was very comfortable with everything we needed. Breakfast supplies are provided.

We opted for half board and a prepared home cooked meal was delivered including starter and dessert. On a road trip it is fantastic to get such good home cooked food.

Cape Willoughby is about 25 minutes from the ferry and its easy to explore the eastern side of the island. The journey to the western half of the island would take about 2.5 hours and so a trip to Flinders Chase would make a long day. This was not an issue for us because of fire related park closures.

Date of stay: March 2020

Trip Advisor Review – Norwich, United Kingdom

We invite you to enjoy an authentic Kangaroo Island holiday at our luxurious private retreat and create lifetime memories through our unique onsite nature and wildlife experiences