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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
Penneshaw beach
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Excellent - based on 37 reviews
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Mikewilma...
Adelaide, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Absolutely Amazing”
Reviewed 10 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

What a great place to stay, the views are incredible just overlooking the bay and the house is absolutely gorgeous .

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 May 2015
Thank you for your review. We're very happy you enjoyed our beach house and the commanding bay and sea views. We hope to hear from you again!
Jan and Peter
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sydneysid...
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“picture perfect.”
Reviewed 13 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

A beautiful, clean house that commands amazing views of beach and water. Well equipped, including a fire which the kids loved.
We very much enjoyed our stay at Westerns Rest.

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Liked best: the views and modern clean decor
Liked least: no shampoo or conditioner provided.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Apr 2015
Thank you for your feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the views, the amenities and cosy fire at Western's Rest!
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Alex B
South Australia, Australia
1 review
“Sunlit space, wall of windows, panoramic views.”
Reviewed 17 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

The web site photos promised much. We were not disappointed. Waking to see the sunrise colour the sea and sky and hearing the waves lapping the shore was memorable. The furniture was comfortable and the decor showed an owner that cared about making a stay here a comfortable one. The modern, well equipped kitchen had just as good a view as the front rooms (handy when making toast whilst simultaneously watching travellers disembarking from a Dutch cruise ship just outside the front door!)
We enjoyed what KI had to offer, but dare we say it, we equally enjoyed coming back to the house and hope to come again. Thank you Jan and Peter for your friendliness and help.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 May 2015
Thank you for your feedback! So glad Western's Rest more than lived up to your expectations. Yes, one can really appreciate sunlight, colours of sunset and landscape inside and out. We hope you get the chance to revisit Western's Rest in the future!
Jan and Peter
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Fenella B
Bellingen, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great views and a fab kitchen”
Reviewed 5 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

This was our second stay at Western's Rest and we found it just as comfortable as the first. The kitchen facilities are outstanding - with everything you need to cook an evening meal, and the IGA has all the supplies you might want. In spite of the proximity of the ferries, and the small road in front of the house, all we ever really heard was the gentle sound of the waves. Buy some local wine and produce and sit out on the deck and watch the coming and going of the ferries. It became quite an obsession with us.

Be sure to drop in at Island Pure for your sheep yoghurt and cheese supplies, and the KI Spirits honey walnut liqueur affogato on local honeycomb ice-cream is divine!

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Liked best: The kitchen and the views
Liked least: Slippery bathroom floor
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • 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
24 Dec 2014
Thank you for your positive review. We try hard to ensure our guests have everything required for comfort and cooking meals. Yes, the views are great.....even whilst cooking!!
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elam47
Newcastle, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO STAY”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

WE thoroughly enjoyed Kangaroo Island in general and WESTERNS REST in particular. Enjoyed watching the ferries coming and going. We also enjoyed the fire which we lit each night.

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Liked best: The position and outlook.
Travelling group: Friends
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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