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  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Penneshaw Penguin Centre
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Penguin Interpretive Centre
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kangaroo Island Farmers Market
    13 min walk
  • Airport
    Kangaroo Island, SA (KGC-Kingscote)
    39 min drive

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1800 781 504
  • Charlie Bates Cottage

    Room Amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area


Located in Penneshaw, this cottage is near the beach. Sealink Ferry Terminal and Kangaroo Island Sealink are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lashmar Conservation Park and Antechamber Bay Beach. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Penneshaw Penguin Centre - 1 min walk
  • Penguin Interpretive Centre - 12 min walk
  • Kangaroo Island Farmers Market - 13 min walk
  • Sealink Ferry Terminal - 14 min walk
  • Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Penneshaw - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Adelaide, SA (ADL) - 142 min drive

About this property

Charlie Bates Cottage

4-star cottage near the beach
Along with laundry facilities, this cottage has tour/ticket assistance and a garden. Self parking is free. Other amenities include barbecue grills and a lobby fireplace. The cottage has 2 bedrooms and offers a sofa bed and a DVD player. Guests can enjoy a fireplace, and other amenities include a kitchen with a refrigerator and a microwave.
This cottage offers 2 air-conditioned accommodations with fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to furnished patios. Accommodations have separate living rooms and are furnished with double sofa beds. Accommodations at this 4-star cottage have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils.
Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers and hair dryers. LCD televisions come with DVD players.

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property amenities


Near the beach

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Accessible parking

Family friendly

Crib/infant bed available


Refrigerator (full size)


2 bedrooms
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Double sofa bed


1 bathroom
Separate bathtub and shower
Hair dryer

Living spaces

Living room
Dining room


DVD player

Outdoor areas

Furnished patio
Barbecue grill


Laundry Facilities


Air conditioning


No pets allowed


Wheelchair-accessible parking

Services and conveniences

Tour/ticket assistance
Iron/ironing board
Fireplace in lobby

Things to do

Hiking/biking trails nearby


2 rooms
1 floor
1 building



Check-in between 2 PM - 8:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code. There is no staff on site; guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Access methods

Access code, private entrance


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property is also known as

  • Charlie Bates Cottage Penneshaw
  • Charlie Bates Cottage
  • Charlie Bates Penneshaw
  • Charlie Bates
  • Charlie Bates Cottage Kangaroo Island/Penneshaw

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness

Historic property self contained option for open fire quiet position. Check in procedure a disaster with owner not answering phone or hanging up & no procedure to pick up key. Struggled for an hour trying to call & finally got a text answer just as we were about to pay again for alternative accommodation.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service

No response from owner to our initial reservation despite messaging. No-one to check us in. Property phone number went to voicemail every time we tried to ring. Saved by a friendly neighbour who helped us to gain entry. Although property was superficially clean, under the bed and in room corners/alongside furniture there was significant amounts of dust and cobwebs. Need to be on the watch for spiders - we noticed a few during our one night stay. It is a shame as it could be a lovely property if it were maintained better.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019


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    Stayed 2 nights in Jul. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Apr. 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Charlie Bates Cottage is in a great location at Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival at the property, we had a problem finding the keys to get in as there were two key cases and the keys were in the least obvious position. When we eventually got in, we were disappointed to find the property had not been cleaned adequately. We felt that we needed to prewash all kitchen materials as we could see food on some plates and coffee cups were very stained. The bathroom bin had not been emptied from previous tenants. The shower had a cake of dark coloured mouldy soap in it. The windows had apparently not been cleaned for some time. Cob webs were evident in the bedroom and bathroom. The fabric lounge suite was very dirty and we used towels to cover them when using that room. We tried to contact someone to express our concerns with the property and to help us gain entrance, but were unable to find a phone number to which we could get a response. On calling the number on the sign in front of the property, we were told that she has not had anything to do with the property for 18 months. When we got onto someone from Expedia, we were put on hold for so long that we were disconnected. The property was in direct contrast to what we saw on the website when making our booking. The quality bed linen promised was nylon stretch material which we found to be hot and uncomfortable. A very disappointing stay!

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2018

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