Situated between Half-Moon Bay and Golden Bay, Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast offers a garden. This bed and breakfast offers free shuttle service. Guests can enjoy garden views. At the bed and breakfast, every room looks out over a native forest alive with birdlife. Every room has an ensuite bathroom with shower. All guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle. The daily breakfast offers a choice of cooked or continental with gluten- and dairy-free options.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Free private parking available on-site


Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

No credit card needed. All options are bookable without a credit card.
Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Half-moon Bay
Select topics to read reviews:

See what guests loved the most:

  • Elaine
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Friendly, informative, knowledgeable host who ensures you are warm and comfortable in every way. Wonderful cooked and continental breakfast provided. Host went above a beyond getting books of interest for us to peruse, sadly we did not have...
  • Elizabeth
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Beautiful location looking towards the ocean and rainforest and surrounded by garden. Easy walk down into Oban - but steeper coming back. Great welcome from our hostess whose kindness extended to lending us her car to go into town on a couple of...
  • Charlotte
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Breakfast was amazing. Added benefit that the rubbarb came straight from the garden!
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Raylene taking ownership of her new boat, Else, Hayden Johnson at tiller

Host review score
Host review score
Raylene taking ownership of her new boat, Else, Hayden Johnson at tiller
Glendaruel, 8-10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Oban, is framed by native forest and looks out over the beautiful waters of Paterson Inlet to Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary, a must-do destination for nature lovers. Bird lovers will be enthralled by the large number of different native birds that visit my large, colourful garden. My home is just that - a much-loved house with spacious guest areas - lounge, sunroom, three decks with sea and forest views, antique furniture and original art works. The queen bedroom is upstairs and has a spectacular view into the forest canopy - lie in bed and watch our feisty native birds dispute the treetops! All bedrooms have ensuite bathroom, table and chairs, tea and coffee facilities, making each room a relaxing, private and peaceful place. There is a large guest lounge with two balconies giving views of Paterson Inlet to the south and a wide sweep of native forest to the north and west. TV, lots of DVDs, books and music, if you can tear your eyes and ears away from the birds! Breakfast is served in the sunroom overlooking a sheltered valley of native forest, alive with birdsong.
I am a New Zealander who has chosen to spend my retirement years on this beautiful island. I love the unspoiled nature of Stewart Island and especially the many native birds that visit my garden. In another life I taught Classics, still a major passion, along with my love of travel, cooking, gardening, reading, kayaking and - now - messing about in my new old boat! . France, especially the Pyrenees, is my overseas holiday destination of choice. Greece, especially Crete, is not far behind! My Cairn Terrier, Macpherson, keeps me relatively fit and humble - a much loved but distinctly independent personality, he is a great favourite with the many guests we enjoy hosting together. I have travelled overseas often and hope I have a good appreciation of the needs of my guests. A priority is helping my guests with booking activities and meals to make the most of their time on this special island. Setting the scene over a welcoming cup of tea or coffee is important, as is a friendly chat at breakfast time and at the end of the day.
Glendaruel is ideally sited for guests seeking both peace and adventure. The centre of Halfmoon Bay, the Island’s only settlement, with its shops and restaurants, is an 8-10 minute walk in one direction. In the other, just a 4 minute walk from Glendaruel is Golden Bay. This is a gorgeous little bay, a sweep of – yes! – golden sand, backed by native forest. At one side of Golden Bay is the water taxi and ferry wharf, where you embark for the bird sanctuary of Ulva Island and other beautiful spots on the extensive waters of Paterson Inlet. Guided kayak trips leave from close by. Several well maintained and sign-posted forest tracks begin near Glendaruel and just up the road there is Observation Rock with its magnificent views of Paterson Inlet and our even more magnificent sunsets – or Aurora Australis. Even closer is Traill Park, where you may be rewarded, after a quiet, late evening wait on the edge of the rugby field, by the sight of kiwi emerging to feed on the nicely mown grass. For those wishing to rest and relax, Glendaruel Garden offers a wealth of colourful and contrasting plants, which attract many bird species.
Languages spoken: English,French

Property surroundings

Facilities of Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
  • Washing machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Beach
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Radio
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Luggage storage
    • Executive lounge access
    • Wake-up service
    • Airport shuttle
    • Wake up service/Alarm clock
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    • Electric blankets
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Carpeted
    • Heating
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French

    Property practice

    This property has told us they implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

    House rules
    Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast takes special requests - add in the next step!

    From 08:30 to 19:00
    From 06:30 to 10:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction
    There is no age requirement for check-in
    Free!Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
    Cash only
    This property only accepts cash payments.
    Smoking is not allowed.

    Legal information

    This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

    FAQs about Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast

    • Yes, Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Room options at Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast include:

      • Double
      • Single
      • Twin

    • Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Beach

    • Check-in at Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast is from 08:30, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast is 1,000 yards from the centre of Half-moon Bay. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • The nearest beach is just 450 yards from Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.