Guesthouse Glen Isla House Phillip Island
230 Church Street, 3922 Cowes, Australia – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 54 reviews)
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Ian & Maddie (Owners & Hosts) at Glen Isla
Set in 6500 square metres of authentic private heritage gardens & the historic Glen Isla Homestead (c1870), Glen Isla House offers very fine surroundings & refined accommodations to adult guests, that only genuine history imbues. Wildlife experiences at the Phillip Island Nature Park (Little Penguins & Koalas just 10 minutes drive from the property. A pristine sandy beach is 120 metres (direct access) out the back gate, & surf beaches a short drive. Breakfast? A substantial European-style breakfast inspired by our professional chef is available on selected days only, at an additional cost per person. (breakfast is served in the elegant dining room overlooking the secluded heritage gardens). The kitchen/dining room does not operate every day & there are cafe's that offer breakfast just 3 minutes drive away, should Glen Isla's dining room not be open for breakfast during your stay. We can also recommend selected local restaurants for lunch & dinner nearby, some walking distance. Glen Isla has been welcoming guests since 2003, with many guests returning over the years to find Glen Isla just as they remember it from their first visit. This is an ADULTS ONLY property.
Owners & Hosts, Ian & Madeleine have lived & worked in Asia, Europe and the USA, travelling extensively over the past 40 years. Ian brings his professional skills as a chef & his extensive travels, to the Glen Isla kitchen for a European-style breakfast in the elegant dining room overlooking the heritage gardens (now on on selected days only and must be booked - check on arrival if breakfast is available during your stay). The dining room is not open every day and is not open to the general public as a cafe. On days the breakfast dining room is not open there are cafes nearby in Cowes (3 minutes drive away) that offer a cafe-style breakfast. Glen Isla is family owned and operated (not a large corporate owned property). The owners are hands-on and welcome all guests personally. We employ Australians and pay Australian taxes.
Phillip Island is freely accessible from the mainland by permanent drive-on drive-off bridge. The world famous Little Penguins and the nightly Penguin Parade are 10 minutes drive from Glen Isla but advance reservations for the Penguin Parade are a must as they do sell-out completely in warmer months. Restaurants, cafes and shops are 1700 metres away in the seaside township of Cowes, and a pristine sandy beaches for swimming or surfing abound on the island. The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, home of the Australian round of MotoGP and World Superbikes is just 10 minutes drive from Glen Isla.
Languages spoken: English
Area Info– Excellent location – show map Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
What's nearby *
Phillip Island Wildlife Park1.8 miles
A Maze’N Things3.3 miles
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit3.4 miles
Phillip Island Chocolate Factory8.3 miles
Newhaven Yacht Squadron8.6 miles
Western Port Marina9.8 miles
Pinnacles Lookout9.9 miles
Yaringa Boat Harbour14.2 miles
Martha Cove Harbour15.4 miles
Arthurs Seat Eagle16.4 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Cheeky Goose Cafe Restaurant1 miles
Mad Cowes Cafe Cafe/Bar1 miles
Grenache Wine Bar Cafe/Bar1.1 miles
Pinos Cafe/Bar1.1 miles
Woolworths & Coles Supermarkets Supermarket0.9 miles
Closest Airports *
Moorabbin Airport33.6 miles
Avalon Airport49.9 miles
Essendon Fields Airport53.2 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Mornington Racecourse17.2 miles
Rosebud Country Club18.2 miles
Mornington Village Shopping Centre18.7 miles
Mornington Yacht Club19.4 miles
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Most popular facilities
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
Pets are not allowed.
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water Additional charge
- Wine/Champagne Additional charge
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Secure parking
- Daily housekeeping
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Baggage storage
Safety & Security
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV outside property
- CCTV in common areas
- Smoke alarms
- Adults only
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free property
- Non-smoking rooms
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3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children not allowed.
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Glen Isla House Phillip Island accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Glen Isla House in advance using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Please inform Glen Isla House Phillip Island of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.