Privacy & Unobtrusive Personal Service
Set in the established heritage gardens of the historic
and original Glen Isla
homestead (circa 1870), now fully restored.
A multi-award winning
small luxury hotel-style country house retreat with
purpose-architected and genuine historic guest facilities.
Glen Isla offers discerning travellers the very
finest surroundings in a secluded heritage garden of 2 acres,
with a beachside location. Truly refined accommodations.
Adjacent to a pristine north-facing
(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.
a short walk to the seaside village of Cowes with shops
We accommodate a small number of guests
only, to ensure unobtrusive personal attention and absolute privacy.
Elegant Phillip Island accommodation for
Please note: our facilities are unsuitable for children.
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Prefer an elegant self-cater
Check-out The Gate
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 DVD home theatre
system with widescreen HDTV. Total privacy - just move-in and relax....
Our web site is updated regularly with information about press
coverage & events and news about
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
accommodations with fine chef-prepared food.
We do not offer "apartments"
here at Glen Isla House!
We do however offer very fine and world
famous hospitality, as we have for the past 10 years from
resident hosts and owners who reside on site...
Cottage (2 BR self-cater cottage) will be operating throughout
our annual winter recess this year.
caretakers during the winter recess, Martin & Sarah will
be on hand at Gen Isla to assist guests with check-in/check-out
Call or email for
special Gate Cottage winter rates!
(Note 2-night minimum stay
applies at all times for the Gate Cottage)
*** Our Glen Isla
kitchen and dining room is now closed for the winter recess,
and will resume in the Spring - 1st week of September 2013.
*** The Anderson
Heritage Suite and Classic Deluxe Rooms will be closed from
end of May 2013 and reopen to welcome guests in the
Spring - 1st week of September.
During our annual
winter recess, we undertake our maintenance works and deep
cleaning of our accommodations at our heritage property.
Ian & Madeleine
also take a break!
We look forward to
seeing you in the Spring time...
Just Announced ***
Glen Isla awarded
2013 Tripadvisor Award
(also awarded this
prestigeous award in 2011, and 2012)
Isla goes Solar...
We've installed new solar panels at Glen Isla!
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 4.5kw
The extensive and
private gardens are
beautiful and green at
Glen Isla with glorius scents and garden blooms in the
authentic heritage gardens.
Here's what Dorothy
Adamek, published writer from "Ink Dots" had to
say about Glen Isla after her recent stay...
Glen Isla will be a
setting for her new book that she is working on now!
our Tripadvisor reviews here
Traveller Magazine ranks Glen Isla House as one of Australia'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!
the article here
Ian with the Channel
9 Postcards film crew
Glen Isla featured
(Postcards) TV segment on Country Houses in June 2012
"I have stayed
in thousands of hotels - This is the most charming!"
Dr Edward de Bono,
Renowned Author on Lateral Thinking and Cognitive Processes, 2011
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
AGE newspaper article
Mary O'Brien from
the Melbourne Age newspaper said in December 2010...
the article here)
escape set in pristine gardens with welcoming hosts"
old world charm"
decorated rooms with stylish furniture and sumptuous
service is generous at a heritage escape in Cowes"
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!
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!.
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"
Listed on Hotels Combinedô
Glen Isla recommended in the Rough Guides Australia
seen at Glen Isla in the heritage gardens.
Yet More Accolades!
Lonely Planet Guide recommends
Glen Isla "This brilliant boutique hotel is
probably the best address on the island - understated
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
Nast Traveller recommends Glen Isla on their renowned concierge.com web site .
Frommers Australia Guide
"Highly Recommended" and said "Glen Isla House is the best place to stay on
Glen Isla House is recommended in the
Fodor's Australia Guide since 2007
all our news and press here
Molton Brown exclusive
bathroom amenities from London are in Glen Isla's rooms.
A Memorable Breakfast
We prepare breakfast for our guests in our professional restaurant
Linger over a special al a carte cooked breakfast
inspired by our resident professional chef, 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 culinary herb garden here at Glen Isla and
source from local and regional suppliers.
We can recommend excellent local restaurants for lunch and
dinner - quite nearby
Glen Isla - all checked-out regularly by us!
Secure off-street parking (inside the property) is provided for all guests.
FREE Wi-Fi Internet access provided
resident guests for guest devices (fair use policy applies).
Multi Award Winning &
Internatioanally Acclaimed Property
See our awards
here and our extensive international and local press
coverage over the years here: press
coverage & events .
We've been consistently delighting guests for more than 8
years - many returning to find Glen Isla exactly as they
Don't believe us - go to Tripadvisor and read the 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"
Gallery from Australia in Style (click here)
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