COVID-19 Management

COVID-19 Management at Emu Bay Holiday Homes

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We hope you and your families are staying safe in these unprecedented times the world is experiencing. Continued vigilance and adherence to guidelines for COVID safety is so important.

Kangaroo Island with it’s isolation and limited medical facilities makes it a very vulnerable community.

For this reason –  to protect our fragile medical system, our guests, staff and the Kangaroo Island Community,  Emu Bay Holiday Homes(EBHH) will be a NO VAX, NO STAY property from the 1st December 2021. Patrons with medical exemptions, minors not yet eligible and patrons that live regionally that have not had access to vaccinations can contact us. Due to the marked increase in Covid numbers as duty of care to our staff, guests and the wider community From 26/12/2021 a Rapid Antigen Test(RAT) will be required on checkin and may be required on checkout. The cost of this will be for the guest.

Please DO NOT COME TO THE ISLAND IF UNWELL or you have been in contact with anybody from COVID HOTSPOTS. Please get tested prior to coming if you have any doubt.

Attend your OWN medical services. PLEASE do not willingly place our community at risk.

Fever (a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees)
Sore throat
Loss of taste or smell
Fatigue (tiredness)
Shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
Nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
Muscle and joint pain
Loss of appetite

If a guest requires a PCR test and a positive test is reported prior to checkin, EBHH will refund fully or transfer any monies paid to a future booking if notified a minimum of 2 days before check in. Notification less than 2 days will incur an admin fee of $30 per guest. No refund for early departure after check in, if you have a positive PCR test after arrival.

You will receive a COVID form from us to complete online. Please do so prior to arrival. From 1 December 2021 proof of vaccination will be required.

Remember to:
Wash hands regularly with warm water and soap.
Cover any coughing or sneezing with a tissue discarded appropriately.
Avoid handshakes and sharing personal objects.
Thoroughly clean and disinfect shared surfaces often. Hand sanitiser and disinfectant spray are provided in each unit.
Practice physical distancing and wear masks as required.

The cleanliness of Emu Bay Holiday Homes has always been our pride.  Additional attention with appropriate disinfection is given to commonly touched areas.

All quilt and cushion covers are changed every time. Self-check-in allows for low touch tourism, but we are always available by phone should you need assistance and will say hi from a safe distance.

If COVID affects your travel we are happy to refund you or transfer your booking to different dates. Managing this with DIRECT bookings is far easier than third party bookings. We are all in this together. Let’s work together to keep each other safe.



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Reviews and Testimonials

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Ideal location, great stay

Two friends and I spent 3 lovely nights in a cabin at Emu Bay Holiday Homes over the final weekend of October. The cabin was very clean and well maintained. Rene warmly welcomed us on arrival and provided us with some great local tips. The cabin was well equipped and had everything we needed for a home away from home experience. Spectacular views of Emu Bay and convenient location. We return home to Adelaide refreshed and with many lovely memories. A big thank you to Rene and Johannes. We now keenly await our next memorable KI experience.

– Holly P

What a gem

We had a fantastic five night stay with four other friends in Jireh House. Spotlessly clean and well appointed it was a great location to enjoy the views set among beautiful gardens with numerous colourful flowering plants. Mornings and evenings on the front verandah were memorable in the tranquil setting with numerous birds using the bird bath or feeding on the flowers. Easy access to Island attractions. Great assistance and communication with all our arrangements from Christine and Rene. We’ll definitely recommend it to friends and return some time.

– Peter F

Family friendly home

A house with stunning views. Home away from home comfort. Great facilities provided. A fantastic location . House situated amongst beautiful gardens so tranquil and peaceful.
Beautiful grounds for taking a walk and enjoying the Australian flora and fauna. Spotting koalas in the trees near the house was a highlight.

– Artkat