From the moment you step into Beachcomber on Horseshoe Bay.
You will know you have made the right choice for your holiday.

Encounter Holiday Rentals

We are always available, contact Philip and Wendy 7 days per week by:

ph 0418 817 394, 0408 817 395 or email .

Our Port Elliot holiday home, Beachcomber, is on the beachfront situated overlooking Horseshoe Bay. The Jetty, Soldier’s Memorial Gardens, Port Elliot historic railway station, Port Elliot Hotel and the Port Elliot Bakery are just a stroll away.

Encounter Holiday Rentals, our family owns and operates Beachcomber! Our journey began in 1999 when we purchased our first holiday home.  We are an Australian family business.  We pride ourselves in offering first class personal service and spotless, comfortable holiday beach accommodation for short term stays.

Our Port Elliot beach house is beautifully appointed, quality linen supplied, beds made up for your arrival and servicing on departure is included. A recipe for a wonderful holiday.

Beachcomber has three bedrooms for up to six guests.

We offer one, two or three bedroom stays most of the year, just book what you need and save!

From a romantic escapes for a couple or a solo break, to family reunions and holidays, we can offer spotless accommodation to suit every need and occasion at an affordable price.

Email or call us anytime, we are available 7 days a week, try us and experience the difference!

Port Elliot Accommodation

From the moment you step into Beachcomber on Horseshoe Bay you will know you have made the right choice for your holiday.

Our reputation for quality, value and personal service is second to none.

News and Specials

. We recommend that you check our availability calendar for available dates (shown in green).
. We are a private family business who owns and operates Beachcomber on Horseshoe Bay, now in our 23rd year.
. For guests who previously stayed at Meridian and Neptune (both sold 2023) there are special rates for one bedroom stays at Beachcomber.
. Our seasonal specials commence each year from February to November.
. Seasonal specials are not available on published long weekends, Easter and the Summer school holidays.
. Contact us for details of pricing for one bedroom stays,  fabulous weekly rates and discounts for stays of four nights or more.
.  For your Safety and Peace of Mind :
. We have completed our SA Tourism COVID19  Safe Training.
. As always we fully service and sanitize Beachcomber between every booking.
. Linen and towels are sterilized, provided by an Adelaide based professional linen service.
. After every departure we wash quilt covers, mattress and pillow protectors.
. We aim to be your home away from home!

Australian Family Business

We can be contacted seven days per week by email to or by phoning 0418 817 394 or 0408 817 395.

Our Port Elliot beach house rental accommodation is an Australian family business, we are not public agents.

We pride ourselves in offering excellent customer service to first time and returning guests.

We have completed our Government COVID-19 Training and adhere to all of the specified standards.

Our linen and towels are sterilised and the homes are fully sanitised between bookings.

We offer a cleanliness guarantee as well!

Try us once and experience the difference!

Port Elliot Attractions

The historic township of Port Elliot is situated on the coastline between the towns of Victor Harbor and Middleton. Take in the magnificent coastal scenery from its many viewing spots or follow the coastal walks around the headlands and protected bays. 

Frolic on the sand and in the waters. Horseshoe Bay is a protected swimming beach which is very popular with families all year round while Knight’s Beach is one of the top 10 body boarding beaches in the world.  Boomer Beach is perfect for surf enthusiasts who want to catch that wave. 

If whale watching is your thing, visit between May and September annually to view the migration of whales to this coastal area who travel here to feed and give birth to their young.

Apart from our beautiful beaches, while in Port Elliot: Enjoy a trip along the coast on the first railway in Australia The Cockle Train, stroll around the coast taking in the scenery and views from the many coastal lookouts, explore The Strand’s cafes, historical buildings, clothing boutiques, antique stores, book shops and galleries, hire a bicycle and ride the Encounter Bikeway from Goolwa to Victor Harbor (passes by the doorstep of our homes), play a round of golf or visit the many local wineries. 

Create many wonderful holiday memories in Port Elliot South Australia!

What our Guests are Saying

Stayed at Beachcomber

Everything sparkling clean, the view of the sea from the balcony and the sofa was perfect. Everything one might need in the kitchen, very comfortable bed and an easy walk to the beach. The house is also a short and pretty walk to the shops and hotels in Port Elliot.  We will definitely be returning soon.


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Encounter Holiday Rentals