Absolute 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 is a multi award-winning luxury country house - B&B style retreat with hstoric and purpose-architected 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 sandy beach (direct access - only a 100 meter stroll to the water and sandy beach from the Glen Isla gates) Close to the Phillip Island Nature Park (nightly Penguin Parade, Koalas, Nobbies Centre, Fur seals), and other attractions including the Cowes Golf Club, swimming & surf beaches, Phillip Island Winery, Purple Hen Winery, nature and wildlife experiences and the world renown international Grand Prix Circuit. The chef-prepared gourmet breakfasts at Glen Isla are legendary, using fresh and organic local produce. Served daily in the dining room overlooking the heritage gardens. Glen Isla has two resident professional chefs! In addition the purpose built cellar houses an extensive collection of fine Australian wines for guests to purchase and enjoy in the gardens or in the guest lounge with log-fire and easy chairs.Just a short walk to the seaside village of Cowes with shops and restaurants.FREE Wi-Fi internet access for your PC.Check-in: 3:00PM - Check-Out: 11:00AM We accommodate a small number of guests only, to ensure unobtrusive personal attention and absolute privacy. "The most stylish place to stay" - Australian Newspaper Travel and Indulgence 2007 "Arguably the island's best accommodation" - Melbourne Age Newspaper Recommended in the Frommer's Australia Guide 2007 as "the best place to stay on the island". Recommended in the Fodor's Australia Guide 2007. Recommended on Conde Nast Traveller's web site concierge. com Recommended in the Qantas In-Flight Magazine October 2007 Winner - Excellence in Luxury Boutique Accommodation Award 2007 (Hotel, Motel & Accommodation Association of Australia - HMAA)Enjoy world-class and warm Australian hospitality from internationally well-travelled owners and hosts Madeleine and Ian.For nature lovers, there are extensive day-walks in the wetlands area near Rhyll, and nearby the Koala Conservation Centre. Phillip Island has miles of pristine beaches to walk on with spectacular natural beauty. Visit the Nobbies to view a seal colony on the rocks area known as Seal Rocks. See black swans and a spectacular array of bird-life at Swan Lake - there's even bird hides for birding enthusiasts. Phillip Island is regarded as one of the best bird watching locations in Victoria! www. penguins. org. auPenguins in the wild. ..See the world famous 'fairy penguins' at the Phillip Island Nature Park every evening at dusk, take in the Koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre and visit Churchill Island for some more history of the area. . www. penguins. org. auFor the Ultimate Penguin Experience, with an up close and personal viewing of Little Penguins, The Ultimate Penguin Tour is the answer. Limited to 12 participants, a ranger to provide expert commentary, and on a secluded beach far from the crowds. Truly an intimate wildlife experience. Book online at www. penguins. org. au or we can arrange everything for you (advance bookings recommended, so please call early)See the island from above with a scenic tour by Phillip Island Helicopters.Ian and Madleine can recommend local restaurants nearby.Secure off street parking (inside the extensive walled grounds) for all guest vehilces free of charge.Glen Isla House is a heritage property with historic wells and is unsuited to children under12 years.On arrival into Cowes, Church Street is the 3rd roundabout. Turn left into Church Street and Glen Isla House is 1500 meters on the right. Look for the high white fence and mature trees in the entrance driveway. The GPS location coordinates are S38 27. 064 E145 13. 184 Check-in: 3:00 PM onwardsNote: The Glen Isla Motel/Apartments located nearby is not associated with Glen Isla House in any way!.