Drs G & R Moldenhauer, SA
"Where the crossroads meet"
Like a treasured discovery, it is almost with reluctance that I write this review on this architecturally designed secluded accommodation situated only a 10 minute drive from Venus Bay on the Eyre Peninsular. Nestled within 240+ acres of property named Jilbara, the Camel Beach House is where ecology, heritage, seclusion and luxury meet with unhindered views of the surf, soft sand and pristine waters of Mt Camel Beach on one side and untouched landscape of the hinterland of the Eyre peninsular on the other. The sunrises, sunsets and night skies displaying the Milky Way, are equally spectacular. Suffice to say, this property surpassed all of our expectations and, hence, did not fail to provide us with the peace and tranquility we sought.
One could be forgiven for feeling ‘off the grid’, for even the locals from Venus Bay were unaware of the existence of Camel Bay at their doorstep. With 4 kms of unsealed road leading to the property from the Flinders Highway, Camel Beach House has no Wifi or television and deliberately coerces its guests to reach out to the serene aspects of nature via long walks, surfing, diving, books and board games (of which there are plentiful), music (connections from iPad, iPod, computer provided), yoga (mats provided), etc., while at the same time catering to the comforts of home. It also comes furnished with a well stocked kitchen, washing machine with washing products, rain shower, etc. (the owners even left us a bottle of 2012 Shiraz).
It is a perfect destination for those seeking romance and repose with a touch of luxury, and it would be an understatement to say that we highly recommend the Camel Beach House.