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“BEAUTIFUL VIEW, CLOSE TO BEACH!”
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37 reviews
Alfresco dining over the sea
Dining over the ocean
Huge deck for lounging and dining
Sea views from kitchen
Lounge view
Comfortable furnishings
Open plan living
Views right down the bay!
Western's Rest with council reserve beside it.
Plenty of room to relax
Awaken to superb sea views
Second bedroom
New well appointed kitchen
New bathroom
Bunk room
Alfresco dining over the sea!
Penneshaw Bay
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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John W
Melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL VIEW, CLOSE TO BEACH!”
Reviewed 7 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We just finished a great two night stay at Western's Rest! It was a tidy, clean and well appointed with outstanding views and proximity to the ferry. We would stay here again and recommend it to anyone visiting the island!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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cameronmi...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic View”
Reviewed 18 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The fabulous view was the best thing about the property. However it was very clean with lots of information about local amenities and tourist attractions. It was also handy for the ferry especially when we arrived in the evening as it is only a few minutes drive away.

Would definitely recommend the property to anyone going to Kangaroo Island and would love to go back some time!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Apr 2017
Thank you for your great review. We're so pleased you loved the location and views and found the property clean. We look forward to hearing from you again.
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margareth...
Busselton, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Unwind”
Reviewed 21 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

I have stayed at Western's Rest before (2010, I think). It is perfect for a family or friends travelling together. I am sitting on the deck overlooking the ocean with the ferry at the dock waiting to leave at 7.30pm. We have watched dolphins nosing up to swimmers and the Queen Mary anchored out from the bay. How could this not be the perfect location? Any issues talk to Jan - she is great. It will be very sad to leave on the ferry tomorrow, we shall miss this tranquility.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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booktechi...
Launceston, Australia
1 review
“Sublime views, comfortable well equipped, convenient and warm. An Idyllic setting.”
Reviewed 12 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

My 4 sisters and I found the house so welcoming and well set up. It has an extraordinary 180% view of the foreshore and the Ferries with close walking distance from the local shops. It was perfect for our purposes offering a home base with easy drives to Kingscote and American river for day trips. We barely touched the surface as far as things to do on the island and 5 days seem so short and went by so quickly that we'd all love to come again sometime.

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Liked best: The view and beautiful decor.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
9 Nov 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad that you found the house welcoming, well located and that you enjoyed the spectacular views. We look forward to having you stay again sometime in the future!
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Francis E
1 review
“Amazing view, warm comfortable house”
Reviewed 21 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

My wife and I had a great weekend at Jan's place and did not want to leave. The heater was fantastic on the chilly nights, fantastic view over Backstairs Passage and a comfortable and clean house to stay in. We'll be back for sure.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Jun 2016
Thank you for your lovely review Francis. We're very glad you found the house clean, comfortable and you enjoyed the views. We look forward to having you return!
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rabbitoh5...
Sydney Australia
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Brilliant location”
Reviewed 11 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

My 3 friends and I spent 2 nights here last week and we absolutely loved it! The view from the deck was just gorgeous! I could sit there for hours watching the water, the sealink coming and going and also the dolphins that came in of a morning to play. We had breakfast on the deck and only that we had to leave to catch the ferry I would still be there. The house is set up well to take in the view and was extremely clean and tidy with a lovely kitchen. There is a washing machine and clothes line which came in handy. I wish I could spend a week there it would be amazing. Would highly recommend Westerns Rest!!!

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Liked best: All of it!!!
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
11 Apr 2016
Thank you for your fabulous review . We are so pleased that you found Western's Rest so comfortable, clean and well set up. Yes, we find it difficult to tear ourselves away from the beautiful views and relaxing ambiance too! We hope you can return some day; next time perhaps a week. 2 nights is never enough to take in the sites and appreciate the wonderful location of Western's Rest.
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NinaKrohn
Taipei, Taiwan
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“The most perfect and relaxing stay!”
Reviewed 9 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We originally booked the Western's View, but there was a double-booking, so that we were offered to stay at the Western's Rest. We did stay for 4 nights and enjoyed it to the fullest!

Our kids are 4 and 6 years old and had a lot of fun playing on the green in front of the deck and on the bunk beds.

The house is equipped with everything one might need, is modernly and nicely furnished and has huge windows, going all down to the ground, for you to enjoy the gorgeous view.
We had Wallabies at the deck at night, viewed parrots flying around and viewed the ferry coming in and going out every day. The walk to the beach is about 3 Minutes downhill and the water is just perfect.
We could have stayed so much longer!

Also, especially important if travelling with small kids, the house is equipped with a very good front-loader washing machine and a dryer! You can also either hang your clothes outside or inside to dry.

We loved our time at the Western's Rest and will definitely return if we travel to this part of the world again! Strongly recommended!

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Liked best: Everything!!
Liked least: There was nothing not to like!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Apr 2016
Thank you Nina for your wonderful review. We are so happy that your stay was both relaxing and perfect! Yes, the adjoining reserve and front lawn make an ideal spot for kids (and adults) to play. We do try to ensure guests have everything they need so we are glad you found it well equipped. It's lovely having wildlife and amazing views at our
doorstep and it's pleasing that could appreciate them. It was great that the weather was perfect for you. Western's Rest is equally perfect in winter, snuggling up in front of the slow combustion heater and taking in the expansive ocean views. We hope to hear from you and your friends in the future!
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