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Western's Rest Kangaroo Island

House, Penneshaw

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

8 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bathroom


Western's Rest is a modern, well equipped beach house, brilliantly located over the pristine sands of Penneshaw Bay. Westerns' Rest brings the glorious beach to you, no matter where you are, inside or out. Warm yourself in front of our cosy combustion fire or enjoy alfresco living on the spacious deck and take in the spectacular views. 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!

A recent award from Trip Advisor/ FlipKey:

"Congratulations! Based on exceptional guest reviews and an impressive listing, you are being recognized with a "Top Vacation Rental" award on FlipKey. This honor was awarded to a very select group of vacation rental owners based on reviews from past guests."

"The view on the advertised promo does not do justice. We were thrilled!" (See TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR GUEST BOOK AND STAYZ GUEST REVIEWS BELOW & TO THE RIGHT)

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. Mattresses are new and very comfortable. All beds have pillows and doonas.

We offer a newly renovated well equipped kitchen with everything the discerning cook needs.

Newly renovated fully equipped laundry.

Bathroom, toilet (2 toilets) and outside hot/cold shower

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.

Other features include:

Cosy effective combustion heater with firewood supplied.

Brand new split system aircondtioning.


CD player

CD, DVD and book library

Full Laundry facilities.

Linen on request; charge applies for bookings under 5 nights


Enjoy our resident fairy penguins, wallabies and birds.


"The best place to stay on the Island. House great, position fabulous, watching dolphins from the windows each day, wonderful. The view in the advertised promo does not do justice. We were thrilled!" (Heather McKernan, Euroa, Victoria)

"The accommodation was perfect with fantastic views and everything a person could possibly need. A real home away from home. Great value for money. I will definitely be returning." (Kathy Moore SA)

"A great house to stay with the family. Wonderful location and lovely views from the deck and inside the house." (Barun SA)

"Breakfast on the deck with sweeping uninterrupted views was just magical!" (Ros and Andy Brown)

"Fantastic spot! Loved the house. Wish we could stay longer"

(Harris family)

"A brilliant spot with just the right facilities at a fair price." (Greg Tolcher)

"Kids had such a ball! Location, views and log fire were wonderful; very homely!" (Chalmers clan)

"Well equipped house with beautiful views and great Feng Shui." (Sue)

"So peaceful and scenic. Thanks for the use of your lovely home, Jan and Peter" (O'Howell family)


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!

To book your ferry to Kangaroo Island contact: Sealink

The best car hire for the island is Budget Rental

Local Attractions

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

Frenchman's Rock

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 Penneshaw


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Child's high chair Clothes dryer Cot Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Heating Iron and board Kitchen Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Stereo Washing machine
Western's Rest Kangaroo Island is rated 4.976744186046512 out of 5 by 43.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Clean and tidy. Had everything we needed. Would recommend highly.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent. very comfatable,neat and tidy home. we really enjoyed the ocean view and very comfortable stay at western rest and western view as well. and beds are so comfty and all the cooking facilities are there even rice cooker and very clean and neat and tidy. I felt like its my home thanks to Jan.
Date published: 2016-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice property High quality interior and very well designed to meet the needs of a family
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous views As soon as we walked into Westerns Rest we were delighted. It has beautiful big windows facing north, with amazing ocean views. The house is beautifully renovated, and had everything we needed, including good quality towels and sheets, comfortable beds, plenty of kitchen utensils and consumables such as dishwasher tablets and washing powder. The north facing deck was lovely. There was also plenty of lawn for our son to kick the footy.
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful, tastefully furnished home Western's rest is trully a gem : home away from home, with all necessary amenities (and more), magnificent view + convenientely located in Penneshaw. The house invites to relaxation and peace. Beds very comfy, very nice kitchen and bathroom. Stove and heater heats well in winter, but need two days for the house to really warm up. Definitely will come back if we ever return to KI.
Date published: 2015-08-13
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