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1 / 14 Relax in front of the open fire place that has kept generations of Islander's and traveller's warm

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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 8 / Cottage
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 2  Sleeps: 8  Type: Cottage
Charlie Bates Cottage, Ocean Views, Open Fireplace
TripAdvisor property ID 3899109

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Book this 2 bedroom cottage in Penneshaw today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, parking space, and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 26 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $556, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 65% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 10, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Nadia T.
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Calendar last updated:
10 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Penneshaw Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Property Features

  • Parking


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (26)

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“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 wallabies in the evening was tremendous. This was a great base to explore the eastern end Kangaroo Island.

“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 right now, out of the hubbub of life. And a fantastic atmosphere about the place. Thanks Nadia and John for opening this up for everyone to enjoy.

“Great weekend, touring the island.”

Reviewed 8 Feb 2012

Charlie Bates is a lovely quaint cottage with everything you need for a short or indeed a long stay on the Island. Great position lovely sea views and near the ferry. Nadia is fantastic nothing is a problem, gave me lots of info before we arrived which was great. Will visit again with friends next time.

“Excellent relaxing and well appointed accomodation”

Reviewed 24 Jan 2012

Very interesting stay in an authentic all cottage. We then followed some of the history of the family whose cottage we were staying in. Everything was there we needed. Loved siting on the verander and watching the world go by.

“Wonderful stay at a place full of Kangaroo Island history!”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2012

We loved Charlie Bates Cottage! It was perfect for our stay. The cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The history of the cottage was very interesting. The cottage is close to town and only a short stroll via the beautiful beach. Close to the ferry terminal, you can't go wrong. I would highly recommend the cottage for couples and families alike. Kangaroo Island is a gem and this place is a great part of it!

“Peace and Quiet”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2012

Charlie Bates Cottage was exactly what we expected - a comfortable cottage surrounded by tranquility. A gorgeous setting with everything we needed in the cottage itself as well as close to shops, the ferry and the beaches. A fantastic relaxing family escape which we will recommend to friends and family.

“Peaceful relaxation”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2011

An amazing place to sit back and find yourself. Beautiful surroundings to relax in. The little touches are special. The fireplace entrancing. The bedding comfortable. Everything you could possibly need and more.

Response from the owner So wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay at Charlie Bates Cottage Leah, we hope to see you again in the future. Nadia Tognolini


Reviewed 27 Jun 2011

First impressions were excellent, once settled in we realised that the owners have gone over and beyond with equiping this beautiful little cottage with everything you could ever need. The area is nice and quiet, plenty to see and explore and just a stones throw away from the Sealink ferry. History abounds in this cottage with interesting letters and paintings from 100 years ago. If you are looking to relax, take it easy and enjoy what KI has to offer then this cottage is the place to stay and value for money. Will definately come back again.

“Charming cottage”

Reviewed 1 May 2011

We enjoyed Charlie Bates cottage, especially the connections with the history of the island! It was renovated well and we enjoyed the provisions. Some kindling for the first night would have made it even better.

“Had a great time!”

Reviewed 6 Apr 2011

Stayed in Charlie Bates' Cottage for three great days last November. The cottage is close to the ferry terminal and we had great fun watching the ferries going back and forth from the verandah. It is very handy, within walking distance to Penneshaw, the fairy penguins, the beach at the end of the street and the wallabies hopping from all directions at dusk to the front lawn every night. The owners had thought of everything to keep you amused during your stay - I have not seen another one that is so well equipped. Thanks for your hospitality.

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