A newly renovated 3 br beach house in an unbeatable location; sensational views but so close to the beach. Brilliant views no matter where you are; on the deck, preparing a meal, watching TV, dining, curled up by the fire, or snuggled up in bed. Incredible views inside and out!
Western's Rest is a glass fronted beach house situated very close to the beach with spectacular views overlooking beautiful Penneshaw Bay. Floor to ceiling windows allow you to enjoy sensational beach views from all living, dining and kitchen areas and main bedroom. Enjoy the outdoors in all seasons! Enjoy alfresco dining on the large elevated deck or curl up in... front of the fire and take in the gorgeous scenery which lies before you.
Open living areas are spacious, light and airy with TWO COSY COMFORTABLE LOUNGE AREAS; one with TV and hi-fi and the other with cosy combustion heater. Adults can enjoy some space in one living area whilst children enjoy a DVD or play games in another.
Enjoy drinks and alfresco dining on the spacious elevated deck while you take in superb views of Penneshaw Beach and Backstairs Passage to the mainland.
The 3 bedrooms accommodate 8 people. Two bedrooms have queen beds and the third bedroom has two sets of bunks. Our comfortable beds have pillows and doonas.
Western's Rest adjoins a council reserve, which allows plenty of car/boat parking and room for the kids to kick a ball and play games.
It is an easy 1 minute walk to the beach which is perfect for swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and fishing. An ideal location for relaxing and organising island tours. Enjoy the local penguins, birdlife and wallabies from the deck!
NO NEED FOR CAR! 5 Minute walk to ferry and shops. Walk to Sealink Office to book island tours!
Beautiful newly renovated kitchen with full facilities for the discerning cook.
Cosy effective combustion heater with firewood supplied.
CD, DVD and book library
Full laundry facilities.
Linen on request; charge applies.
Enjoy our resident fairy penguins, wallabies and birds.
Pristine swimming beach with crystal clear waters
Abundant wildlife including resident fairy penguins and wallabies
Penguin Tour Centre
Conservation Park walking trails
Excellent fishing off jetty and at Christmas Cove
Maritime and Folk Museum
Tennis courts, Mini Golf, Golf course
Restaurants/ cafes, fast food outlets
7 day supermarket and liquor outlet
Art and crafts
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, Antechamber Bay. Chapman River,
Windmill Bay, Prospect Hill, Pennington Bay
Gateway Information Centre in the heart of PenneshawRead more
Western's Rest Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island Penneshaw, South Australia, Australia
Additional Location Information
Situated on the northeast coast of the island, Penneshaw is a beautiful seaside village with superb views across Backstairs Passage to the mainland. Sealink Ferry Terminal is a 5 minute walk from Western's Rest. North facing Western's Rest is elevated and overlooks pristine Penneshaw bay and Backstairs Passage. It is an easy 1 minute walk to the beach which is perfect for swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and fishing. It is an ideal location for relaxing and organising island tours.Enjoy the local penguins, birdlife and wallabies from the deck!
NO NEED FOR CAR! 5 Minute walk to ferry and shops. Walk to Sealink Office to book island tours!
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Village
AvailableUnavailableLast updated: February 24, 2014◀▶
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Rates based on 2 people.
Easter considered High season. High season rate is based on accommodation for up to 8 people. Linen included in High season
School holidays from $160 p/n. Rate based on 2 people.
Extra guests $15 per person
Linen available on request for $20 per person for the stay.
Fabulous views, fabulous house, great for families!
Left on 01/28/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Chase Family
We really enjoyed our stay, the house was comfortable, clean, and fully renovated with everything we needed. The best part was the location, so close to the beach and offering us beautiful views so that we could relax on the deck and watch the waves and the ferries coming back and forth.
And lets not forget the wallabies at night munching on the grass, the kids loved it!
Thanks so much Jan and Peter
Left on 11/21/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Yuriy Solodunenko
The accommodation was fabulous.
Very clean, quiet, homely, comfy and had all the essentials you could wish for (nice kitchen with the ocean views, 2 comfortable bedrooms, lounge, deck with BBQ).
Altogether, wonderful experience.
The views from the deck over the beach onto the ocean were amazing - we've seen a few dolphins jumping out of water; so close to the nature - perfect for relaxation. And at a walking distance to the ferry and town centre (shops, cafes)
I wish we could stay longer!
Hopefully, we'll come back some time later;-)
Left on 09/21/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Neville & Susan
When we arrived into the house we found that the accommodation was more than what we had expected. The Views from the bedroom & living areas were spectacular and the layout of the house was extremely comfortable. We witnessed a lot of wildlife from just looking out the window such as all sorts of birdlife, ducks, a pengiun, dolphins and even a seal.
Everyone that we met was very friendly and were also interested in where we had come from and how we were liking our stay on KI.
All the local amenities were in walking distance from the house.
We will definately recommend this stay to all our friends and relatives. Read more
Thank you for your review. We are really happy you found Western's Rest comfortable and convenient to local amenities. Hope to see you again some day!
Hope to return.
Left on 09/20/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Janet
Outstanding accommodation, with thoughtful and more than adequate amenities. Four adults stayed very comfortably for 5 days. Wonderful views across Hog Bay to the mainland. Will undoubtedly recommend this modern and spacious accommodation to family and friends. Excellent value. We suggest book early! Read more
Thank you Janet for your glowing review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Western's Rest. We hope to hear from you again and your family and friends. Jan and Peter
Mount Gambier, SA
Peaceful & relaxing in Penneshaw
Left on 11/17/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | Anna
Had wonderful holiday experience in Penneshaw. House was clean, comfortable and overlooking most gorgeous beach. Spent most evenings on terrace looking out at bay, and watching wallabies in the front garden! A definite home from home, we didn't want to leave & will definintely be back again.
Enjoy the view, Experience the Wildlife, Savour the local Produ
Left on 05/23/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Sue Reynolds
I have stayed at Western's Rest many times: each time as wonderful as the last. The location allows extensive views out to sea and the bay. Simply stunning and incredibly relaxing! It felt private but is only a few minutes from the centre of town. Very convenient.
The house is fully equipped with everything we may need for a comfortable stay, including many kitchen amenities. Everything is clean, comfortable and allows us to feel 'at home'
Having 2 lounge areas allows us to relax in front of the TV if we wish, while others can read at the other end of the living space, in front of the pot belly stove on cool nights, or days! Then.... there's the amazing decking out the front, where we spent many meal times and relaxing times socialising.
Wallabies grazing on the front lawn was a unique experience as was spotting the dolphins frolicking out in the bay.
Western's Rest has to be one of my very favourite places: I think it's not just one thing. The photo displayed gives some indication of its location, but can't really do it justice. It's the view, proximity of the water, the relaxing comfortable environment in the house, that the Westerns have created, including the decking, the ease of getting there and the Kangaroo Island experience, which makes it a really special place to stay.
Left on 05/08/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Fentongove
It is with some trepidation that we rated Western's Rest so highly. We are a family of four who love staying in cottages - until this trip - all over Victoria. We kept hearing about how great Kangaroo Island was, and planned this trip back before Christmas 2009. Even back then, there were a number of cottages to choose from, but the photos showing the view from Western's Rest hooked us. In reality, Western's Rest was even better than the photos... the nightly visits from the wallabies, the noise of the little penguins nesting somewhere on the property and across the road in the bushes, the walks along the beach (and the quality of the shells), and watching the Sealink Ferry coming and going. Western's Rest and Penneshaw in general, although at one end of the island, was still our preferred place to stay. We rarely return to places we have visited, but we all agreed that Kangaroo Island, Penneshaw and especially Western's Rest has to be seen again. That's why it is with trepidation that we recommended Western's Rest so highly, we still want to be able to book and come again.
Left on 05/06/2010 for a stay in July 2009 | Craig
What an AMAZING place to experience! When you get off the boat you are on the deck within 3
minutes. The views are spectacular. I could easily sit on that deck for a week and relax. Besides
beautiful views of Hog Bay you can see across to the mainland. I spent many days measuring time by
watching the ferries come and go and dolphin and whale spotting keeps the kids amused. At night
wallabies come right up to the house to graze and the night trek to see the Fairy penguins is a
must.The beach house is immaculately clean - even the windows are clean so that you can fully
enjoy the views from the living areas and main bedroom. The owners have put a lot of thought into
what is required to make your stay comfortable. They provide excellent home comforts to maximise
your enjoyment of the place. The kitchen is well set up to enable you to cook whatever you want, the
beds are all comfortable and there are even CD's and DVD's provided for when you want to blob out.
The place has good air conditioning and the wood heater keeps the entire house cosy warm in
winter. We were there for a week in winter and I consider it the best time to be there. We cranked up
the combustion heater, cooked up some soup and read, slept, watched DVD's and felt the blood
pressure come right down. Although there are many options of things to do on the island we found
that Western's Rest is the sort of beach house that you don't want to leave. My family have rented
many beach houses and whenever I ask the kids where they'd like to go in the holidays they always
reply "Western's Rest". I fully recommend this beach house to you. It is absolute value for your money
and you will come away saying, "I am coming back here!" Enjoy!
Left on 04/27/2010 for a stay in November 2008 | HELEN EVANS
Our experience at Westerns Rest was truly wonderful. Jan Western was fantastic! The home is situated on the hill overlooking Penneshaw Bay, walking distance to everywhere in Penneshaw. A short stroll down to the pristine beach is ideal. The property is well set up and very homely and comfortable. The beds in particular are better than home! Even though the bathroom is not 5 star, this did not affect our stay in the least. Overall, I would recommend this holiday home to families or to couples.
Left on 04/27/2010 for a stay in July 2009 | Manuela
We had a fantastic time. The house is exactly like it is in the description. We loved the view from the deck and the two living areas (one for the kids and one for us).Everything was perfect! We can't wait to come back and see the resident penguins!
Left on 04/25/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Pamela & Elizabeth.
Our holiday at Western's Rest, Penneshaw was wonderful.The house overlooks the bluest of seas & has everything to make it a really comfortable stay.The beds were heavenly! All mod. cons.& we wished we were there for longer. Loved those gorgeous little soaps!
Left on 04/24/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | A very Happy Couple
The home was in an absolutely awesome spot which had views right across the front of home looking out over the Ocean, kitchen was extremely well equipped and the Bedroom was beautifull with a wonderfull view.
At nite we had Wallabies visiting on the front lawn which was an added bonus.
Would reccomend this Home to Families as well as Couples, we had the most wonderfull relaxing time and the Holiday itself full of wonderfull memories.
Westerns Rest is certainly the place to stay!
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