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Glen Isla House

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Front of property – evening/night
Beach nearby, white sand
Living room

Overview of Glen Isla House

Glen Isla House

5.0 star property
Adults-only guesthouse within walking distance of Cowes Beach

9.8/10 Exceptional

61 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
230-232 Church Street, Cowes, VIC, 3922
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout curtains
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 123 min drive
  • Melbourne Baxter Station - 74 min drive
  • Melbourne Somerville Station - 75 min drive
  • Melbourne Tyabb Station - 76 min drive
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle


  • Cowes General Store - 6 min walk
  • Youki's Japanese Tapas - 16 min walk
  • Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant and Bar - 7 min drive
  • Phillip Island Vineyard & Winery - 9 min drive
  • Smiths Beach General Store - 10 min drive

About this property

Glen Isla House

Enjoy your visit to Cowes with a stay at Glen Isla House. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Breakfast - Dining Room, which serves local and international cuisine. Other highlights at this luxurious guest house include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 6:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 3 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 12
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options


  • Free ferry terminal shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach access
  • Bike rentals nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Breakfast - Dining Room – This café specialises in local and international cuisine.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday:
  • Restaurant
The following facilities are closed on Sunday and Monday:
  • Restaurant

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Guests traveling with a service animal must present certified identification for the service animal.

Also known as

Glen Isla House Cowes
Glen Isla House
Glen Isla Cowes
Glen Isla
Glen Isla House Phillip Island/Cowes
Glen Isla House Guesthouse Cowes
Glen Isla House Guesthouse
Glen Isla House Cowes
Glen Isla House Guesthouse
Glen Isla House Guesthouse Cowes

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Glen Isla House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Glen Isla House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Glen Isla House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Glen Isla House?
You can check in from 3 PM - 6:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Glen Isla House and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Glen Isla House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cowes General Store (6-min walk), Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant and Bar (4.3 mi) and Phillip Island Vineyard & Winery (4.6 mi).
What's the area around Glen Isla House like?
Glen Isla House is located near Cowes Beach, only a short 5-minute walk from Phillip Island Coastal Reserve and 6 minutes' walk from Cowes General Store. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

This property is exquisite.
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was a fantastic property and amazing service. We received very good Information about the local area and recommendations for local attractions and restaurants. We received a complimentary port in our room before bed.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Had an great time here, very relaxing, and our host Ian was sensational, gave us a rundown and made us feel at home with plenty of suggestions and activities to do during our stay. Beautiful property and so close to the beach you could ask for more 👌
2-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay quiet clean and nice staff. Would definitely be happy to return
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sylvia, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Really beautiful and quiet place. Nice gardens and lovely rooms.
2-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was lovely - Japanese inspired room decorations - comfortable bed - relaxing exterior - close to the beach.
Liz, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Glen Isla House, Phillip Island
Our stay at Glen Isla House was perfect. We received a warm welcome and were provided with local information which was very useful for planning trips around the island and finding out about where some of the best places to eat/drink were. The surrounding gardens were beautiful and the room was excellent with some lovely touches added to give it a luxury feel. For us the location was great because we walked along the beach to cafes for breakfast in the morning and liked the 15 minute stroll to the centre in the evening for dinner. We would most definitely recommend Glen Isla House to others and would go back again.
Joanne, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice accommodation. Glen Isla is beautiful, comfortable and we had such a good time that we are now looking to bring our family there as well. We are grateful for being able to stay and will definitely stay again.
3-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review