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Absolute Privacy & Unobtrusive Personal  Service

Set in the established heritage gardens of the historic and original Glen Isla homestead (circa 1870), now fully restored.

Multi-award winning boutique country house accommodations with purpose-architected and genuine historic guest facilities.  Step inside...



Glen Isla offers discerning travellers the very finest surroundings in an authentic secluded heritage garden of 2 acres, with a beachside location. Truly refined accommodations.

Adjacent to a pristine north-facing sandy beach (direct access - only a 100 meter stroll to the water and sandy beach)

Close to the Phillip Island Nature Park (nightly Penguin Parade, Koalas, Nobbies Centre, Fur seals), and other attractions including swimming & surf beaches, Phillip Island Winery, Purple Hen Winery, Cowes Golf Club, nature and wildlife experiences and the world renown international Grand Prix Circuit. 

Just a short walk to the seaside village of Cowes with shops and restaurants.

We accommodate a small number of guests only, to ensure unobtrusive personal attention and absolute privacy.

Elegant Phillip Island accommodation for discerning guests!

Please note: our facilities are unsuitable for children.   Glen Isla is a heritage property with three historic wells, and a large unfenced fish-pond.


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Prefer an elegant self-cater cottage?   

Check-out  The Gate Cottage 

Set under century old oak trees in the heritage gardens. (two bedrooms upstairs - with spacious country bathroom - fully equipped modern kitchen, lush leather club lounge and widescreen HDTV/Blue-ray DVD.  Total privacy - just move-in and relax....







Our web site is updated regularly with information about press coverage & events and news about Glen Isla. 



We are not associated with a nearby property which operates under a similar name.  Glen Isla House is the original and historic Glen Isla dating back to 1870, set in 2 acres of authentic and very private heritage gardens with direct access to the beach.  

Glen Isla House offers elegant country-house boutique accommodations and fine chef-prepared breakfasts in the grand dining-room.  

We do not offer "apartments" here at Glen Isla House! 

We are not associated with Glen Isla Luxury Blue Mountains Accommodation in NSW.  

We offer very fine and world famous hospitality, as we have for the past 11 years,  from well-travelled resident hosts and owners who reside on site...




Autumn is here...

After a wonderful summer, Autumn has arrived.   We have some of our best weather in March & April, then the leaves start falling...  

Right now, beautiful Autumn colours in the heritage gardens with the leaves turning...

Check availability & rates here

Book direct online now with our secure official Glen Isla booking system for instant confirmation.

No booking fees & best internet rates on our official booking site!

No up-front payment required like the other booking sites!


Featured in Gippsland Country Life

Boutique Escapes - December 2014


*** Our most recent award! ***

Four years running!  

Come and see why we are the only B&B on Phillip Island to have won it continuously for 4 years...

(We also received this award in 2011, 2012 and 2013)



See our Fodor's Guide review here


Baedeker Guides highly recommend Glen Isla House in both their German and English Guidebooks to Australia

Glen Isla has gone Solar...

Our aim is to utilise clean renewable energy for our power requirements during the day.  Our solar panels get both the morning and afternoon sun.  We have 2 systems - each with 4.3kw capacity. Its making a huge difference already.  




Here's what Dorothy Adamek, published writer from "Ink Dots" had to say about Glen Isla after her recent stay...

February 2015 Update: Glen Isla is the setting for her new book that she is about to publish!


Tripadvisor 2014 Excellence Award

See our Tripadvisor reviews here

Australian Traveller Magazine ranks Glen Isla House as one of Australia's Best B&B's

With only 3 properties listed in Victoria, this supports the Tripadvisor award in 2010 for Glen Isla as one of the Top 10 Luxury B&B's in the world!

See the article here

Ian with the Channel 9 Postcards film crew

Glen Isla featured on Channel (Postcards) TV segment on Country Houses in June 2012


Lonely Planet Guide recommends Glen Isla  "This brilliant boutique hotel is probably the best address on the island - understated old-world luxury"


Glen Isla House acclaimed as one of the Top 10 Luxury B&B's in the world by Tripadvisor

See the announcement at the Luxury Travel Blog (click here)

AGE newspaper article

Mary O'Brien from the Melbourne Age newspaper said in December 2010...

(Read the article here)

"An elegant escape set in pristine gardens with welcoming hosts"

"Inbued with old world charm"

"Beautifully decorated rooms with stylish furniture and sumptuous fabrics"

"Breakfast and service is generous at a heritage escape in Cowes"


A pristine north-facing sandy beach  just 100 metres from the back gate of Glen Isla (direct access - no busy roads to cross)

All our rooms are individually climate-controlled for your comfort!

More Acolades!

Glen Isla House was nominated as finalist in the Hosted Accommodation category of "The Australian Newspaper Travel & Toursim Awards 2010"

The only property nominated in Victoria and one of only 6 for Australia!.

See The Australian Newspaper Click Here

The article says "These awards recognise Australian tourism operators who have consistently attained a standard of excellence in the last 12 months"


Hotel Listed on Hotels Combinedô


Glen Isla recommended in the Rough Guides Australia


A wild Koala seen at Glen Isla in the heritage gardens. 

Yet More Accolades!

The Times newspaper UK recommends Glen Isla House as the best place to stay near the Penguins to see the Penguin Parade

Conde Nast Traveller at Glen Isla

Conde Nast Traveller recommends Glen Isla on their renowned concierge.com web site .

Frommers Australia Guide since 2007

 "Highly Recommended" and said "Glen Isla House is the best place to stay on Phillip Island"


Glen Isla House is recommended in the Fodor's Australia Guide since 2007


See all our news and press here




Exclusive Molten Brown bathroom amenities are in Glen Isla's rooms.


A Memorable Breakfast

We prepare breakfast most days for our guests in our professional restaurant kitchen.... 

Linger over a special al a carte cooked breakfast inspired by our resident professional chefs (yes - there are two), hand-crafted from fresh local ingredients, individually cooked to order and served to you in the elegant dining room at your own table overlooking the tranquil heritage gardens.  We have our own orgnic culinary herb garden here at Glen Isla and source from local and regional suppliers.  Special dietary requirements can be accommodated - please let us know in advance!

We can recommend excellent local restaurants for lunch and dinner - quite nearby Glen Isla - all checked-out regularly by us!   Our dining room is not open for lunch or dinner.  

We can also suggest cafe's nearby, should our kitchen & dining room not be operating for breakfast on a particular day (eg chef's day off!)

Secure off-street parking inside the property is provided for all guests.

Internet Access

FREE Wi-Fi Internet access provided to resident guests for guest devices (fair use policy applies). We have business grade commercial internet here at Glen Isla.


Multi Award Winning & Internatioanally Acclaimed Property

See our numerous awards here and our extensive international and local press coverage over the years here: press coverage & events 

Ian & Madeleine have been consistently delighting guests for more than 10 years - many returning regularly to find Glen Isla exactly as they remember it from their previous visit.

Don't believe us - go to Tripadvisor and read the many reviews on Glen Isla House!


"Arguably the Island's BEST accommodation"

     - Melbourne Age Newspaper

"One of 30 unique travel experiences on the world's most fascinating continent" 

- Photo Gallery from Australia in Style (click here)



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