Welcome to Glen Isla House
Elegant Country-House Accommodations
Book HERE at our OFFICIAL WEB & BOOKING site for best rates anywhere on the internet
About Glen Isla...
New Ownership & Management
As of 29th October 2021, we advise that Evie & Richard are the new owners at Glen Isla House. After settling in to their new surrounds as resident owners, they will be updating the availability and rates calendar, and accepting bookings for the upcoming summer season and beyond.
Evie and Richard will be continuing the traditions of 'Bed and Breakfast' at Glen Isla with the classic deluxe rooms, and with pandemic restrictions easing, expect to reopen the breakfast dining room for guests in the near future.
Ian & Madeleine are pleased to welcome Evie and Richard, and advise they will be 'retiring' to spend more time travelling (in the red dirt and internationally when possible), and thank the wonderful guests from the world over for their support over the years.
Update - Coronavirus Pandemic as at 29OCT21
Travel Restrictions between metro Melbourne and regional Victoria lifted from 6pm 29th October 2021!
Under current Victorian Government Health Directives we are legally obliged to check vaccination status on arrival and we can accept only fully vaccinated guests (aged 16 years or over), or guests with a valid medical exemption certificate (from a licensed medical practitioner). If you do not meet these requirements (as imposed by the Victorian Government) we cannot accept your check-in and you will unfortunately be asked to leave our premises. (There are very significant fines for businesses who do not comply with the vaccination status checks/compliance and the government advises they are conduction checks by 'authorised officers')
SUMMER availability/Rates: At this stage, the new owners expect to load availability & room rates for the upcoming summer period into our official booking engine (BOOK NOW BUTTON) here in early November 2021 subject to Victorian Government Health Directives in place at that time.
(NOTE we do NOT use the so-called big name 'off-shore owned' booking sites other than for very last minute unsold rooms if we have them, because of the very high commissions they charge us on every booking). The BEST RATES are ALWAYS here on our official booking site - guaranteed!
We DO NOT TAKE DEPOSITS OR PAYMENT up-front like the big name booking sites!
Our web site requires valid credit/debit card details to be provided with all reservations, however we DO NOT charge debit/credit cards until you are with us. ANY reservation which has to be cancelled as a result of government imposed COVID/lockdown restrictions is always FREE CANCELLATION here at Glen Isla.
There is limited availability in our Classic Deluxe Rooms (our purpose-built guest rooms - maximum of 2 guests per room), each with separate entrances, en-suite and walk-in dressing/luggage room - overlooking the extensive private gardens.
We advise there are no cooking facilities in our Classic Deluxe rooms, however the 'Boat-ramp Cafe' just 3 minutes walk out our back gate is operating most days from 8am offering a great selection of breakfast and light lunch options with sea vistas.
Our breakfast dining room (& kitchen) in the main guest building is currently closed to guests until further notice for pandemic health & safety reasons.
When you book here directly with us, our cancellation policy is flexible (no fees) for any bookings that require cancellation due to COVID-19 related health restriction changes and we do NOT take deposits for bookings. Unlike the multinational owned travel agent booking sites, when you book here, there are no hidden commissions going off-shore & payment is due only on arrival.
We look forward to welcoming guests to our extensive private gardens, Classic Deluxe Rooms and 100 year-old oak trees...
A sandy beach is just 100 metres directly out our back gate!
In the meantime we wish everyone a safe and healthy spring time!
Glen Isla House is nestled in extensive private gardens and oak trees (originally part of the historic Glen Isla homestead c1870), and has direct beach access.
All accommodations are purpose-designed as guest accommodations (not a private house adapted to accommodations), feature elegant and unique classic interiors, a flat-screen TV and beautiful established garden views.
(We advise that our accommodations are unsuitable for infants and young children)
Glen Isla House is a 15-minute drive from Phillip Island Nature Parks, where you can see wildlife including the world famous little penguins at the Penguin Parade (nightly at dusk), koalas up close and personal at the Koala Conservation Centre, and Australian fur seals off the Nobbies (by boat tour). Phillip Island offers numerous nature walks, world-class bird-watching and a selection of swimming & surf beaches.
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is 15-minutes' drive, and Melbourne is a 2-hour drive from Glen Isla.
Like the beach? A pristine sandy beach beckons just 100 metres directly out the back gate...
Your hosts can recommend excellent cafes nearby for breakfast (one just 3 minutes walk from our back gate!)
On selected days, a substantial European-style breakfast is served in the elegant dining room overlooking the gardens (the dining room does not operate every day*).
* Our breakfast dining room and kitchen is not operating for health and safety reasons during the pandemic restrictions. We can recommend cafes nearby for breakfast that are operating (one only 3 minutes walk from our back gate)
See our official booking engine here for availability and tariff options (room only and/or bed & breakfast inclusive tariffs for days breakfast is being offered).
Free Wi-Fi and ample secure off-street parking is provided for all guest vehicles.
See our 'Attractions & Restaurants' page for our recommendations on local restaurants and dining options. (We don't operate a restaurant here at Glen Isla for lunch/dinner) There are only a few restaurants we recommend, and there are links to their web sites on the attractions & restaurants page.
Glen Isla House is a proudly family owned & operated small business. We employ Australians, we pay Australian taxes and we're not a large 'corporation'.
By booking directly with us, here on this you are supporting an Australian owned and operated small business!
The BEST RATES anywhere on the internet are HERE on our official website and booking page. BOOK NOW!
(No hidden commissions or fees going off-shore when you book direct with us here on our official web site!)
TripAdvisor Excellence Awards 'Hall of Fame" for 5-star excellence 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 (9 years).
Travellers' Choice Awards 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 & 2021 (Top 10% TripAdvisor Inns in Worldwide chosen by guests)
See our 330+ reviews on TripAdvisor (The best rates anywhere on the internet however, are right here at our OFFICIAL web site and our booking engine!)
Glen Isla has been a member of Small Elegant Hotels since 2004, and is one of the most awarded accommodation properties on Phillip Island.
MotoGP 2021 has now sadly been cancelled! We are not taking bookings for MotoGP 2022 at this stage.
Glen Isla House is not associated with a nearby apartment/motel property which trades with a similar name, or any other property using the historic "Glen Isla" label in their property name.
Multi award-winning and internationally acclaimed Glen Isla House is the original Glen Isla on Phillip Island and has been welcoming discerning adult travellers to our elegant country-house accommodations from all over the world since 2003.