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Glen Isla House, Cowes

Finest surroundings, beachside location, extensive formal gardens, fine food and wine. Absolute privacy – personal service – refined elegance & old-world charm ‘Arguably the island’s best accommodation.’ – Peter Robinson, respected travel writer, Melbourne Age Newspaper 14/11/04. ‘One of 30 unique travel experiences on the world’s most fascinating continent’ – Australia in Style – R.M.Williams Outback Publishing November 2005 An award winning small luxury hotel-style B&B retreat… Featured on Channel 9 Getaway 2004 & Channel 7 Coxy’s Big Break 2005. Nestled in the secluded gardens and 100 year-old oak trees of the historic Glen Isla homestead (circa 1870), award winning Glen Isla House provides a tranquil retreat for discerning guests. Just 100 metres from the pristine sandy beach and a short walk to the seaside village of Cowes with shops and rest Glen Isla House offers absolute privacy, genuine old-world charm and refined elegance, finest surroundings and secure off-street parking. Hosts Madeleine and Ian Baker created Glen Isla House as a purpose-architected small luxury hotel-style retreat in grand European style to offer accommodation quite unique on Phillip Island. Glen Isla is close driving distance to the Phillip Island Nature Park – home of the famous ‘little penguins’ and Koalas. Nearby, the Cowes Golf Course, the Phillip Island Winery, native animal parks, pristine surf and swimming beaches and the motorcycle Grand Prix Circuit. Fine Food and Wine Linger over a chef-prepared country-style cooked gourmet breakfast (included in our daily tariff) in the restaurant dining room or on the garden terrace. Our resident chef prepares evening table d’hote dinner in our professional restaurant kitchen (available to resident guests only by prior arrangement). The private cellar has an extensive selection of Australian wine for resident guests. Private parties, small intimate weddings, corporate conferences, functions and special dinners are a specialty.

Accommodation Options

Anderson Suite (Cottage)

Suite room, period furniture, en-suite with spa/jacuzzi, king size four-poster bed, log fire, DVD/TV

Glen Isla House Room

Queen size bed, private ensuite & walk-in luggage/dressing room. Climate control AC, personal safe.

Gate Cottage

2BR self contained cottage, shared B/room, fully equip kitchen & lounge, air-con TV/DVD/Hi-fi.

Glen Isla House Twin

Twin single beds, private ensuite & walk-in luggage/dressing room. Climate Control, personal safe.

Activites and Experiences at Glen Isla House

  • Direct
  • Adult Retreat Facilities not suited to children
  • Car park
  • Conference/Convention Facilities Small Conferences Accommodated
  • Group Up to 14 persons
  • Iron
  • Masseur/Masseuse Service available by arrangement
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Open fireplace Anderson Suite Cottage
  • Restaurant – Licensed Evening table d’hote dinner by prior arrangement
  • Safety deposit box In-room personal hotel style safes
  • Spa Anderson Suite Cottage
  • TV/Lounge Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Golf
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Island
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Water based
  • Wildlife
  • 5 Stars


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