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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 8 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 8  Type: House
Western's Rest Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island
TripAdvisor property ID 4287396

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Book this 3 bedroom house in Penneshaw today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

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

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 35 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $943 to as high as $1775, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 17, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Jan W.
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Calendar last updated:
17 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Penneshaw Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Parking
  • Waterfront


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden
  • Tennis court (shared)


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (35)

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“Fabulous views, fabulous house, great for families!”

Reviewed 27 Jan 2014

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

“Perfect family getaway”

Reviewed 21 Nov 2013

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;-)

“Perfect Spot”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2012

Terrific location. Great vista. Perfectly appointed for that wonderful, relaxed, holiday feel. Western's Rest has everything you need and more. We enjoyed every moment of our stay.

“Location & Comfort”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2012

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.

Response from the owner 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.”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2012

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!

Response from the owner 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

“Peaceful & relaxing in Penneshaw”

Reviewed 17 Nov 2010

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”

Reviewed 23 May 2010

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.

“What's not to love?”

Reviewed 8 May 2010

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.

“Beautiful, restful...”

Reviewed 6 May 2010

The accommodation has a beautiful view of the sea and is easy to access, being close to the ferry. All needed facilities are supplied. It is a quiet part of K.I. and the wildlife is nice.

“Kangaroo Island Bliss!!”

Reviewed 6 May 2010

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!

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