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

Contact us 7 days per week by ph 0418 817 394, 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 started in 1999 when Philip and Wendy purchased their first Fleurieu holiday home.  We now own several Port Elliot homes, in 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 and our reputation for quality, value and personal service is second to none.

Seasonal Specials

Wishing you all an enjoyable festive season and wonderful 2020! Our specials start again after February 2020.  If you are looking for a one bedroom stay for up to two guests or a holiday of more than four nights from February 2020 contact us and we will quote a rate for you.  Please note: specials are not available for Easter and the summer school holidays.

Australian Business

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

The large upstairs dining table was perfect when we came together for meals and the kitchen was a really good size.

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