If you want to escape the city and soak up the quietness of Phillip Island, then we have the spot for you.
Glen Isla House was brought to Australia in kit form by sailing ship from the north-east of the United States, hence its Cape Cod architecture. It was built in the 1870s, one of the original homesteads on Phillip Island. It is now run as a small luxury hotel. Surrounding buildings are just a few years old but were designed to blend perfectly with the original home.
There are seven guestrooms, each opening onto the extensive gardens, which boast 100-year-old oak trees. Parisian-style tables and chairs enable you to relax and enjoy the gardens.
Each room has been individually decorated and furnished by an interior designer. The Green Room, Blue Room, Gold Room, Oriental Room, French Room, English Room and Anderson Suite Cottage are all spacious, with walk-in dressing/luggage room and generous hanging space.
All accommodations have ensuite facilities, individual climate control heating/cooling and refrigerator.
Glen Isla has a full restaurant kitchen and resident chef. Country style breakfast is served in the elegant dining room or on the verandah overlooking the gardens.
Table d'hôte dinner is available by arrangement and in warmer months, gourmet barbecues are prepared in the gardens. A private cellar offers an excellent selection of Australian wines, including some difficult-to-find vintages. The cellar has been built in the style of the old chicory kilns which were once prevalent on the island
Just 100 metres from the beach, Glen Isla is a short walk to the seaside township of Cowes, which offers a variety of shops and restaurants.
Glen Isla is just a short drive from Phillip Island Nature Park, home of the superb fairy penguins.