Hamilton & Dune - Kangaroo Island

Hamilton House


Indulge in the best quality, style and comfort that Emu Bay – and in fact, Kangaroo Island – has to offer. Despite looking like the 1960s beach house it once was, Hamilton House was completely renovated in 2018. While still retaining the family history, period details and memories enjoyed in this special multi-generational home, it has now been designed for today’s relaxed beach holiday living.

Set back on a 4,000 sqm block, located right on the prime Emu Bay foreshore, Hamilton House is just 100m from the jetty and boat ramp, playground and cricket pitch. Most importantly, however, it is only 100m from the 5km expanse of Emu Bay’s pristine white sandy beach.

Relax and unwind, surrounded by collectible European and Australian furniture, vintage carpets found in Shanghai, and heritage family pieces. The international and local art, various shell collections, French fireplace and bespoke fittings all combine to create a character and charm unique to Hamilton House and are worth a stay in itself.

Entertaining is what Hamilton does best. The contemporary kitchen is fitted out with top of the range appliances, and every cooking utensil and serving platter you can imagine is provided, not to mention vintage and hand made crockery and cutlery, cook books and napery. A barbeque is also available for use on the outdoor sundeck.

After a day of walking on one of the world’s best beaches, boating, swimming with dolphins, jagging squid off the jetty, paddle boarding or touring the island, sink into the old wicker sun lounges and listen to the birds. Wander through the large garden and look for penguins, koalas and goannas. Kick a footy on the expanse of seafront lawn. Help yourself to books and games, turn on the TV, hook up to the Wi-Fi, tune into the Sonos, or simply sleep soundly in organic linen bedding.

Hamilton House is available for a maximum of 6 guests. Larger groups may book in conjunction with Dune House nearby.


  • Laundry

  • TVs, Sonos audio system, complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Minibar stocked with gourmet snacks and drinks for purchase

  • Weft bed linen, sustainably made using 100% natural and organic material in Australia

  • Kangaroo Island made body products

  • Hamilton & Dune cellar access available for purchase

  • In-house/delivered dining options

  • Beach accessories (towels, umbrella, children’s toys etc)

  • Itinerary suggestions and transport arrangements

  • Airport transfer upon request

  • Additional services such as in house massage or yoga, upon request.

Hamilton House was lovely. Such a beautiful location and we even saw some penguins!!! We had a lovely time and Karla was fantastic!”