Privacy & Unobtrusive Personal Service
Set in the established heritage gardens of the historic
and original Glen Isla
homestead (circa 1870), now fully restored.
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
(direct access - only a 120 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 & infants.
Glen Isla is a heritage property with three historic wells,
and a large unfenced fish-pond.
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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
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 some 2 acres of authentic and very private heritage
gardens with direct access to the beach.
Glen Isla House offers elegant country-house
boutique accommodations. 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 15 years,
delivered by well-travelled & very experienced 'hands-on' resident hosts/owners who reside on site...
Its the winter
season, and the oaks are losing their leaves in the
We're closed to
guests from 27MAY18 for our annual winter recess.
We'll be undertaking
our deep cleaning and maintenance, and we'll reopen at the
beginning of September 2018 in the spring.
availability & book the best rates anywhere on the Internet here
Support a small
family-owned accommodation business and BOOK DIRECT on our
official booking site here (no hidden commissions, best
rooms and best rate when you book here direct
HALL of FAME
Glen Isla House has
been inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame again
for 8 continuous years of Excellence Awards. Thanks to all our
wonderful guests over the years for your reviews!
Geographic at Glen Isla
Fitzsimmons from National Geographic Traveler Magazine
stayed with us recently.
unexpected level of culinary sophisitcation"
her article on the worlds smallest penguins what she had
to say about breakfast at Glen Isla!
"One of the top
25 B&B Inns in Australia"
Thanks to all our
wonderful guests for their reviews & helping us to achieve
Choice" award for 2016 and again in 2017.
availability & rates here
Book direct online now with our secure
official Glen Isla booking system for instant confirmation.
(This is our official booking site - not an overseas
multinational online travel agent company)
No booking fees
& best internet rates on our official booking site!
No up-front payment
required like the other booking sites & we allocate our
BEST rooms to bookings directly with us!
business independent operators and book direct!
- December 2014
Our most recent award! ***
Come and see why we are the only B&B on
Phillip Island to have won the Excellence Award continuously for
8 years & now the Travellers' Choice Award in 2016 &
Hall of Fame Award
our Tripadvisor reviews here
Traveller Magazine ranked Glen Isla House as one of Australia's
With only 3
properties listed in Victoria, this supports the Tripadvisor
awards for Glen Isla as one of the Top
10 Luxury B&B's in the world!
the article here
Lonely Planet Guide recommends
Glen Isla "This brilliant boutique hotel is
probably the best address on the island - understated
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!
Listed on Hotels Combinedô
Glen Isla recommended in the Rough Guides Australia
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
all our news and press here
Exclusive Molten Brown bathroom amenities are in Glen Isla's rooms.
We prepare breakfast for our guests in our professional restaurant-grade
Linger over a substantial continental-style breakfast** inspired by our resident professional chef,
crafted from fresh ingredients, and enjoyed in the elegant dining room at
your own table overlooking the tranquil heritage gardens. We
have our own kitchen garden here at Glen Isla and we also source from local and regional suppliers.
dietary requirements can be accommodated - please let us
know in advance!
** Our kitchen and dining room does not operate every day. We offer
breakfast on selected days only.
We can suggest cafe's nearby, should our
kitchen & dining room not be operating for breakfast on a particular day
- You'll see 'B&B tariffs' and 'Room Only'
tariffs on our official
booking site here
If you see a B&B tariff available to book, it means we are offering breakfast in the dining room on the morning after that day, and it is included
in the tariif. Room Only tariff does NOT include breakfast.
We can also 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 these days.
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).
We have 'business grade' NBN commercial internet here at Glen
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
since 2003 - 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 240+ reviews
on Glen Isla House!
Glen Isla House is one of the most awarded
accommodation properties on the
"Arguably the Island's BEST accommodation"
- Melbourne Age Newspaper
"One of 30 unique travel experiences on the world's
most fascinating continent"
Some Photos from Australia in Style
Magazine by R.M. Williams/Outback Publishing (click here)
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