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The lounge is warm and cosy in winter, with this historic (restored) 1872 fireplace. Wood provided.
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Sea, fire, bath @ Penguin House

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Sea, fire, bath @ Penguin House

Entire house
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Great location
90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Indoor fireplace
This is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

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.


Standard: Air conditioning, Dryer, Essentials, Heating, Hot water, and 19 more
Other highlights: Indoor fireplace, Babysitter recommendations, Bathtub, Children’s books and toys, Children’s dinnerware, and 14 more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules

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


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Wide hallway clearance


82 Reviews

Louise User Profile
January 2018
Penguin House is beautifully renovated, simply furnished, clean and full of light.  It's in a superb location - close to the river beach for…
Bev User Profile
February 2017
Very helpful and friendly hosts! Super location and a great house for couples or family. Clean, well appointed with all amenities you need. …
Elaine User Profile
October 2018
The location of this property is perfect for holidays. The beach, playground, tourist activities, bike and walking spots were all within clo…
Hugh User Profile
September 2018
Great little cottage in a terrific location.
Kat User Profile
September 2018
Cosy house with wood fire. Close to all attractions, walks and town. James' place has all the comforts of home. Would highly recommend when …
Chris User Profile
June 2018
My wife and two young kids (a 2 year old and a 6 month old) stayed here for a long weekend and loved it. The kitchen had most of the basics …
Shelly User Profile
June 2018
Our family of four loved this home. We enjoyed the fireplace and spacious shower and tub. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking any meal…

Hosted by James

Warrnambool, AustraliaJoined in January 2015
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91 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 a few hours
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