Encounter Holiday Rentals 

All of our holiday homes are either beachfront or a short walk from the beach. 

All homes are beautifully appointed for your year round comfort. By booking directly with us, the owners of the properties, there are no booking fees, add ons or standard cleaning charges.

Tariffs include departure servicing and professionally prepared sterilised linen and towels (with the beds made up for your arrival) and we offer a cleanliness guarantee.  A recipe for a wonderful holiday.

We look forward to hearing from you and to hosting your holiday.


Philip and Wendy.

Please read below what some of our guests are saying


A Delightful Stay at Beachcomber

A fantastic location, with delightful sea views from the balcony, which was perfectly shaded from lunch-time onwards (a relief during the hot summer afternoons). Very clean and user friendly. Great for our situation, with a mature-aged couple upstairs and my family fitting comfortably downstairs.

It was really lovely having our own private space, which included two bedrooms (one with two single beds), our own lounge room and a large bathroom with a shower and bath. With us visiting the beach every day, the spacious downstairs laundry was a great bonus too. The large upstairs dining table was perfect when we came together for meals and the kitchen was a really good size, with all of the amenities you could possibly need, including plenty of cupboard space, a full-sized fridge, oven and microwave.

Steven (Australia)


Pristine Accommodation at Neptune

 have stayed in a few of the Encounter Holiday Properties and have been so impressed by the level of cleanliness and thoughtfulness shown by the lovely owners. They are always friendly and always at the other end of the phone and nothing is too hard. Linen is always fresh, kitchens are always spotless and very well set up right down to dinner settings and wine glasses!

There is always a supply of necessities on hand to get you started (i.e. soaps, wash powder, detergent, dish washer tablets) so it is a very easy move in process. Neptune is no exception and has very good heating – very cool nights in June! Beautifully furnished and so well maintained.

We walked to the beach each day for morning coffee at Flying Fish Cafe and in the evenings walked to the Hotel Elliot on the Strand for dinner and drinks. Great location right in the middle of town.  My choice for Port Elliot stays is definitely Neptune or any of the other Encounter Holiday properties. We have already booked our next stay!



A delightful stay at Beachcomber!

Needed a weekend away late December and could not have asked for a better place to spend some time off! The location could not be any more perfect – a mere 5-minute walk and you’ll find yourself at Horseshoe Bay or a little further to the famous Port Elliot Bakery. Philip and Wendy were a delight to liaise with which made the booking, the checking in and checking out process was so smooth.



Probably one of the most relaxing weekend getaways I have ever had, and am already planning another one in a couple of months here again!


Relax with a great view of the sea and coast 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. Close to everything that is great about Port Elliot – main street, café’s, shops, beach, restaurants, parks. The accommodation is modern, of a very high standard in every way, bright, well organised and there is everything you need.

Meridian’s hosts are very welcoming, friendly, always and easily available and do all to make your stay relaxing and memorable. Perfect.

Kind regards, Pam, Marko and Rosie


Neptune, a Home away from home in a sensational location

Neptune’s location was even better than we’d expected. The views were amazing and ever-changing. We spent many relaxing hours soaking up the sights and sounds of the ocean, all from the comfort of our ‘home away from home’.

We love the ‘feel’ of Neptune – (it’s a testament to the care you put into presenting your properties) – and its proximity to great walks, beaches and food. We can’t wait for our next visit!

Helen (Australia)


Probably one of the most relaxing weekend getaways I have ever had, and am already planning another one in a couple of months here again!