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    Charlie Bates Cottage

    39 South Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

    We were really looking forward staying here at the start of our week on Kangaroo Island. I think it's fair to say that what is represented on the website is not what we found. Its one thing to be historic but that shouldn't mean that...More

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    Response from Nadia T, Owner at Charlie Bates Cottage

    Hi Karren, I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the cottage, I was surprised to read on Tripadvisor that you left after the first night as you didn't notify us that you were unhappy with the accommodation at all. The cottage is...More

    Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

    They've got a new cleaner. After reading some of the poor reviews below we contacted the owners to clarify the poor reviews and were advised that they'd changed cleaners and it was all ok now. So we booked in for 3 nights and loved it....More

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    Response from Nadia T, Owner at Charlie Bates Cottage

    It was so lovely to read your review after your original concerns, I am so happy you had a wonderful stay at the cottage and enjoyed your time on Kangaroo Island. Thank you so much and we hope to see you back in the future!...More

    Reviewed 9 February 2016

    My boyfriend and I stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and loved it. We loved it for its simplicity and old world charm and that it was . A highlight was using the open fire and claw foot bath every night, as well as...More

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    Response from Nadia T, Owner at Charlie Bates Cottage

    Thank you so much for your lovely review Grace and Tom. It's a true joy to hear other people enjoy the cottage as much as we do, I never have a better night sleep than I do in the main bedroom. I apologize for the...More

    Reviewed 26 January 2015

    This cottage has a convenient location 3 mins drive from Penneshaw ferry terminal. The bedrooms are very small, but the biggest problem we had was with the way it was prepared for our arrival. We were in shock when we discovered sand and gravel on...More

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    Reviewed 1 November 2014

    The cottage had not been cleaned in readiness for our arrival. On complaining to the owners this was rectified in as far as the floors and surfaces were cleaned. The cottage looked OK but on closer inspection still had dirt on ledges, cutlery and crockery...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
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    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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    • US$121 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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