From the moment you step into one of our Port Elliot holiday houses.
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 .

All of our Port Elliot holiday homes are on the beachfront situated at Horseshoe Bay or on Knight’s Beach. The Jetty, Soldier’s Memorial Gardens, Port Elliot historic railway station, the Port Elliot Hotel and the Port Elliot Bakery are just a stroll away.

Encounter Holiday Rentals, our family owns and operates our own homes! 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.

All of our Port Elliot beach houses are beautifully appointed, quality linen supplied, beds made up for your arrival and servicing on departure is included. A recipe for a wonderful holiday.

Our homes vary in size from two bedrooms for up to four guests, to our largest with three bedrooms for up to six guests.

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 one of our houses 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 are open for business and we recommend that you check our availability calendars for available dates.
. We are a private family business who own and operate three Port Elliot homes, now in our 20th year.
.  For your safety and peace of mind :
. We have completed our SA Tourism COVID19  Safe Training.
. As always we fully service and sanitize our homes 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. 
. Our seasonal specials commence again after Easter. 
. Contact us for pricing for one bedroom stays,  fabulous weekly rates and discounts for stays of four nights or more.
.Please note: specials are not available for published long weekends, Easter and the summer school holidays.

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.

All of our homes are covered by our cleanliness guarantee and display the same attention to detail.

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 Neptune

One of the most relaxing weekend getaways I have ever had, I’m already planning another trip in a couple of months.

Stayed at Meridian

Our third stay at Meridian. Fantastic base to explore the Fleurieu or just to relax with a great view of the sea and coast.

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