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The lounge is warm and cosy in winter, with this historic (restored) 1872 fireplace. Wood provided.
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4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
James is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
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Penguin House is a beautifully restored 1872 seaside cottage. It is a comfortable five-minute walk to Warrnambool’s main swimming beach, stunning Sting Ray Bay and the breathtaking views of the Penguin Island coastal walk. The centre of Warrnambool is a few minutes by car, or a 20 minute-walk through the Lake Pertobe wetlands.

The tastefully furnished two-bedroom home has an open fire, perfect for winter evenings, outdoor dining in a beautiful native garden.


Air Conditioning
Indoor Fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 10AM
Self check-in with smart lock


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Wide hallway clearance


85 Reviews

Stephen User Profile
April 2017
Great location. Great host. Great place.
Ian User Profile
September 2016
James was friendly and helpful and provided a lot of local information. His cottage is charming and located in an unspoilt area very close to Warrnambool's spectacular coast and just a few minutes walk from the Lady Bay Resort with its bar and restaurant. The cottage has been th…
Nikki-Jo User Profile
April 2016
James and Emma's holiday home is stunning, the space is beautifully designed and it comfortably fits four people. It's situated close to the sea and Warrnambool centre is a short drive away. We only spent one night on our trip along the Great Ocean Rd but I would love to go back…
Lauren User Profile
February 2016
Our little family of three had a wonderful time at Penguin House. Everything was as described, and the location was excellent being close to the beach, boardwalk, Rail Trail and Lake Pertrobe park. There is also a little playground just across the road. The patio was excellent fo…
Bill & Elaine User Profile
Bill & Elaine
January 2016
Stayed at Penguin House for 5 nights and had a wonderful holiday. Lovely, characterful place, immaculate, everything you could reasonably want and one of the best locations in the town. Great communication and support from James, he sorted out our one single problem in person wit…
Zoe User Profile
November 2018
James’ place is a true haven. Perfect for unplugging and taking down time. Walking distance to the beach and hot springs, Netflix, well stocked kitchen, and amazing shower and bath. Great for couples wanting to reconnect. We had a wonderfully relaxed 5 nights here and felt very s…
Charlie User Profile
November 2018
Incredibly nice place and helpful host. beautiful space with elegant touches. fantastic location, steps away from the ocean. 100% recommended!

Hosted by James

Warrnambool, AustraliaJoined in January 2015
James User Profile
95 Reviews
James is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Hello, I’m James and I have a daughter, Elliott, who has so far been to nine countries with me. I'm a photographer. Our perfect holiday is somewhere near water and good food. Lucky for me, the little poppet loves adventure too. She is a good guest, her job is to unpack and pack t…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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