$103 / night
Total guests, Nights

Charlie Bates Cottage, Ocean Views, Open Fireplace – Home 3899109 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Charlie Bates Cottage, Ocean Views, Open Fireplace – Home 3899109

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner



Charlie Bates Cottage is an iconic part of Penneshaw's history. The cottage has proudly stood watch over the beautiful shores of Hog's Bay for more than 110 years. An original limestone settler's cottage, it was built for Charles Bates, son of Harry Bates. Both father and son with their extended families made an amazing and very colourful contribution to the early settlement of the East End of Kangaroo Island.

Once the only homestead on a large landholding in Penneshaw, the cottage still remains today even though the town has been been significantly Kangaroo Island terms that is! Nestled on a large, sloping block she boasts magnificent ocean views, is conveniently located only 2 minutes from the Sealink ferry terminal by car and a very short walk to the safe swimming beach at the end of the road.

Charlie's has been lovingly restored and refurbished to provide our guests with all the conveniences you need to experience a truly memorable holiday. We provide the perfect base for couples, families and friends travelling together so you can experience the very best that Kangaroo Island has to offer from the comfort of somewhere that feels like home. Our guests often comment they never want to leave.

A modern extension to the original settler's cottage consists of a fully equipped kitchen including a full size fridge/freezer, microwave, quality kitchenware, a dining area with ocean views, laundry (with washing machine and clothes dryer), spacious heated bathroom with separate shower, clawfoot bath, and an additional toilet. These facilities and our wonderful location combine to make this unique piece of Kangaroo Island's history the ideal base for your getaway.

When booking our T-Qual and National Australian Tourism Association Accredited cottage you know you can :

1: TRUST our quality standards—including customer service, cleanliness and environmental practices.

2. Be CONFIDENT your expectations will be met.

3. Be ASSURED the cottage will look like the photos.


Perhaps you are looking for the ultimate romantic getaway, somewhere to share a special weekend away, propose to your partner or a charming and private honeymoon destination.

Curl up in front of a stunning, original open stone fire place that has warmed generations of Islanders with a delicious Island wine and your love in the cooler months.


Grab beach towels and head off on an easy 3 minute walk to the end of the street to spend the day having a fantastic family experience swimming and building sandcastles on one of the safest swimming beaches on the Island, Hog's Bay. Dolphins frequent the bay and you might be lucky enough to spot a seal swimming in the waters around the jetty.


Sink into an antique clawfoot bath surrounded by bubbles, a good book, and a bevvie, enjoy some well deserved me time.


Have a day off from touring and watch a selection on great movies from our extensive DVD library on the the LCD TV, (or just put one on for the kids so Mum and Dad can have a well deserved break!) read a book, play board games or enjoy time with your loved ones.


Adults and children alike will delight in the opportunity to feed the wallabies and blue wrens on the lawn. Wild wallabies visit the cottage nightlylooking for a treat. Stone fruit and bananas are a favourite.

The Penneshaw Penguin Centre is located just a short walk around the bay and provides a fantastic opportunity to observe the local Fairy Penguins in their natural habitat and gain an insight into the life of these unique seabirds.


Try your hand at fishing off the Penneshaw jetty or the Rocks for the famed King George Whiting or jag a Squid. Charlie's comes equipped with fishing rods free of charge for your use.


Simply relax on the verandah with your favourite glass of wine and watch the sun set over the ocean or the comings and goings of the ferries..

Fire up the BBQ on the verandah and enjoy some prime Island produce with 180 degree views for your dinner, lunch or breakfast.


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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Bunk bed
  • 2 Full baths


  • Air conditioning
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Nadia T.
Calendar last updated:
10 Jul 2017
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





Very Good
26 reviews

Very Good

“Charlie Bates cottage peneshaw”

Reviewed 15 Mar 2017

Ten out of ten clean tidy everything you need stunning views will definitely use this cottage again soon

“Old World charm with history”

Reviewed 2 May 2015

We took overseas visitors to K.I. for 3 days and Stayed at Charlie Bates Cottage, which had old world charm, the cottage was clean and equipped with every thing one needs for a home away from home, ev… More

“Historic cottage with great water views”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2015

We stayed for 4 nights over Easter weekend. We loved the historic cottage with interesting furnishings. It was clean and well equipped and everything worked. The bed was comfortable. The verandah had … More

“Best Place To Stay In Penneshaw!”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2014

We regularly enjoy our stay at Charlie Bates Cottage and this time around was no exception. Cold winters nights with a roaring fireplace and waking up to views of the ocean and watching the ferry come… More

“Beautiful, well presented cottage made our holiday!!”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2014

We stayed at CBC for 4 nights and absolutely loved it! The cottage is a beautiful place to explore KI from. It is well provided with everything you might need during your stay: comfortable beds and li… More


Reviewed 30 Jan 2014

This holiday rental had it all. Spotlessly clean, historical, nicely decorated, comfortable,... we had a wonderful stay. Having meals on the porch with a view over the ocean and Australia in the dista… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for the cottage Bart, we are glad you had a wonderful time at the cottage and enjoyed Kangaroo Island.

“Great place to stay on a great place to visit”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2012

The Charlie Bates Cottage is a lovely place to stay. My family (7 total - all adults)found it to be roomy enough yet cozy. We made excellent (excessive?)use of the washer/dryer. The feeding of the … More

“Fantastic, Couldn't of asked for more!”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2012

I can't speak more highly of the cottage. Easy to find, clean comfortable and well serviced. Grandparents ourselves and the seven year old all loved it. Price was spot on, so wish we were there … More

“What a great place to stay”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2012

A home away from home. CBC has all you could need and more for a stay on wonderful Kangaroo Island. The cottage is fully equiped with all you could possibly want to make your stay an enjoyable and rel… More

“Warm cosy very comfortable just like home away from home”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2012

The minute we walk into the house we felt so comfortable and immediately feel like we r at home. It was very clean and has everything we needed. Location was also very good. Away from town but close … More

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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