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Victor Harbor Stayz - Encounter House (seafront)

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property


PLEASE NOTE *** 4 or more guests are welcome to stay for 1 night, the tariff per person for a 1 night stay is $125 PER PERSON. A 1 night stay is available only for guests looking to stay in the next 5 days.

Encounter House on the seafront offers spacious accommodation for up to 6 guests ( 3 king beds)

Picture windows across the lounge and dining area offer uninterrupted panoramic sea views from Granite Island to The Bluff. Downstairs is the 2nd living area with fabulous seafront views. There are 3 bedrooms each with a King bed, there are 2 bathrooms, the upstairs en suite bathroom has a shower at floor level, the downstairs shower is above the bath. The front balcony is a beautiful spot to start the morning while you sip your coffee and read the newspaper,in the evening you can enjoy drinks with your friends. The spacious rear deck has a large table, quality dining chairs and a BBQ.

ONLY LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS for 1 night , MINIMUM TARIFF $500 for 4 or more at $125 per person

ENCOUNTER HOUSE - self catering townhouse, 1 guest group at a time

Seafront on Franklin Parade, Victor Harbor’s premier seafront location.

Exclusive Franklin Parade Address

Wonderful panoramic sea views from Granite Island to the Bluff.

Spacious 3 bedroom townhouse


Bedroom with a king size bed

En suite bathroom (shower at floor level – separate loo)

Built in robes

Full kitchen with dishwasher, family size fridge & full cooking facilities & electric frying pan

Quality crockery, glass ware and cutlery, pots pans and saucepans

Pantry cupboard with coffee, tea, salt & pepper, sugar, jams & spreads

Open space living and dining area of generous proportions

3 large leather couches, to seat 8 guests

Dining table and chairs to seat 8


Front balcony with drinks table and chairs

Rear deck with Gas BBQ and table to seat 8


Fabulous sea views

2nd living area with comfy couches


2 bedrooms, each with a king size bed

Bunks in one bedroom are suitable for children

- there is no charge for 1 or 2 children when 6 adults are booked to stay

Both bedrooms have built in robes

2nd full Bathroom with bath, the shower is over the bath & loo



WINDOWS: To minimize the glare & reduce the heating and cooling impact on the environment all windows are tinted. If for any reason you need to wash any of the windows on the inside the tinting will be affected if you use anything other than water and soft cloth only please.

Undercover parking for 1 car plus additional off street parking or 2 cars.

Reverse cycle air conditioning

All linen for the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen is supplied. Please bring your own beach towels.

Hair Dryers, Cleaning products, toilet paper and soap are provided

Large enclosed rear yard .

In the interest of all guests and our precinct residents, South Australian City Coast & Country operates a strict “Zero Tolerance” and “No Party” policy. Noise from any source within the common areas of the building or the apartments or balconies must be kept to a reasonable level and must not disturb other Guests or Residents. Any infringement of these rules will result in immediate eviction from the property without re-imbursement of monies paid.

ABSOLUTE SEAFRONT, panoramic uninterrupted sea views

facilities to rate 4 stars.

Enjoy the small town feel in exclusive Encounter Bay, Victor Harbors premier seafront location, a rich tapestry of fabulous places to eat, galleries to visit & endless sea views

Seafront at Victor - Encounter House is situated on Franklin Parade Victor Harbors premier seafront destination offering magnificent uninterrupted sea views.

Encounter House is within easy walking distance of the centre of Victor Harbor and over looks the magnificent Encounter Bay.

Meandering around the bay is the Encounter Bike Way a terrific cycling / walking trail which runs from Encounter Bay to Goolwa following the coast and meandering thru beautiful seaside towns which make up the Fleurieu Peninsula

Choose how best to spend the day, watching the waves roll in, people saunter along the walking trail and on the beach, visiting a winery, or a seaside restaurant for wonderful meals prepared using local produce, go dolphin spotting with Big Duck Tours ( on line bookings are essential to receive 10 % discount for guest staying at Encounter House) , take the famous horse drawn tram to and fro Granite Island, maybe walk back to the mainland and reward yourself with an ice cream.

You may like to play bowls ( contact the Encounter Bay bowling club where visitors are very welcome), plan your next visit to The Flying Fish at Port Elliot or Eat @ Whalers ( best to book at both places) or play golf on one of the many beautiful golf courses.

Feedback tells us the most popular thing to do at Encounter House is ....not too much at all,... just let the world meaner by while you keep an eye on the waves rolling in and the moochers wandering along the foreshore or on the walking path which runs around the bay.

Small town feel in exclusive Encounter Bay, the best sea views, galleries and craft shops, restaurants and cafes with wow factor



Had a fabulous weekend 'down south'. We had a leisurely drive from Snowtown and called at Alexandrina Cheese Co. on the way through. Arrived In Victor at about 3p.m. Friday and made our way to Encounter House. Accommodation and location were fantastic. Thanks so much for the brekky provisions, a lovely and unexpected surprise (good old fashioned country hospitality!). Dropped back into town for a much deserved beer at Anchorage while Sharee went shopping we and headed back to Beach House at about 7.30 for a great curry. Woke up to drizzly rain Saturday morning but headed to markets shortly after breakfast. Had a yarn to a few of the vendors and bought some goodies before walking down to the foreshore via the mall and a number of shopping stops. Had a great schnitty lunch at The Crown and wandered up to Coles to get provisions for an evening barbie. Back to Encounter House to enjoy a few beers, footy, snooze, a couple of 'lazy reds' (Coonawarra Cab Sav) and HEAPS of "how'z the serenity?" through the huge glass windows at the front. Early breakfast on Sunday then a slow drive through to Glacier Rock for a nice coffee and chat with the owner. A beautiful spot that we will definitely visit again. Short-cut through to Parawa and then on to Deep Creek and Raywood Nursery. Can't wait for our grand-daughter to be old enough so I can take her back and search for fairies-what a beautiful spot! Scenic drive and visit at Talisker mine then into Cape Jervis for counter meal at the pub. Steady tour back via Normanville, Yankalilla and Myponga with an obligatory beer tasting at Smiling Samoyed Brewery. Had a quick look at Hindmarsh Falls on way home and a lovely evening meal at Anchorage-cosy,warm facility and relaxed atmosphere. Great sleep and final breakfast before some more shopping and coffee at Nino's before heading to Mount Barker for lunch with our daughter and a cuddle with our 7 week old grand-daughter. So glad that we decided on Encounter House-you'll be hearing from us again. FANTASTIC!

Kind Regards,

Ian Hillard


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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017


Victor Harbor Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Victor Harbor Stayz - Encounter House (seafront)
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
Tea Tree Gully. South Australia.

Absolute beachfront accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We are "return" guests and once again everything was just wonderful. The stunning sea views are mesmerising - no trouble washing dishes at all while staring at the beautiful ocean. Didn't need to use the dishwater as I was captivated by the view. Loved our early morning walks along the foreshore. We'll be back - again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Yvonne and Des, Thank you both so very much for taking the time to post a review. You're absolutely right, even dishes don't feel like a chore with a view like that :) Returning guests make up a large number of our bookings, and are incredibly important to us Thank you again for coming back to stay at Encounter House, we look forward to welcoming you again sometime soon. Kind regards Leanne S
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Golden Grove, South Australia, Australia

A great spot

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay for 5 nights so close to everything, we were surprised to find the fridge stocked with eggs, bacon, tomatoes, sausages, fresh bread and a bottle of bubbly everything we need was there and a well stocked pantry we had a very relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Eileen, Thank you, I really appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay at Encounter House. I am glad you enjoyed finding the goodies Our pantry cupboard is always well stocked , we are able to pop in a few extra goodies for our "longer stay" guests . Wishing you safe and happy times ahead . Kind regards Leanne S
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Stunning location and property

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay there was plenty of room for 7 of us. The property was clean and modern with a nautical theme and a brilliant outlook of the ocean and Victor Harbor. A welcome gift of wine was a pleasant surprise. Highly recommend and would stay again

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Sue, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Encounter House for your visit to Victor Harbor, for those wanting terrific views and comfortable surroundings in a convenient location, its hard to beat Encounter House. Kind regards Leanne S
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here earlier this year. Fantastic Location. We rode our bikes along the esplanade, took a short walk to the park with playground & enjoyed our basketball game on the half-court with the kids.

The setup of the house was fantastic for our needs. The kitchen was so lovely with everything we needed. There was plenty of room in the dining & living area for our family & the kids enjoyed having their own living area.

We would definitely stay here again, it had everything we desired for a beachfront holiday. The views were Amazing!!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Kerrie, Many thanks for your kind words, I am really pleased you had a great time at Encounter House. We have set the house up in a way we hope will make it unnecessary to bring too much "stuff" from home. The bike way is a brilliant initiative set up by the Fleurieu Council, Im glad you were able to make the most of it :) Cheers and thanks Leanne S
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

will definitely be staying again. the two living areas were perfect for a family, nice indoor dining area, very close to the beach, excellent views to the beach, nice balcony, reasonably sized backyard, very nice bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Ben, Thank you for your great review following your stay at Encounter House. We try to make sure our guests receive value for money in what is a fantastic property in an amazing location. For those wanting absolute seafront uninterrupted views staying at Encounter House ticks all the boxes. Kind regards Leanne Sandow
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

Booking process was excellent and it was lovely arriving to find heater and lights on to welcome us. Magnificent views, good layout and décor and extremely well equipped. Beds were very comfortable and we found it a nice quiet area. Unfortunately the air conditioner was noisy and not effective downstairs which was very cold (we had cold, wet weather). There was no internet connection. The stairs are quite steep and could be a problem for elderly guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Encounter House.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Encounter House. I appreciate your decision to give us a 4 star rating overall As explained on the information page of this site and in the additional information which you received it is a two story property so there are stairs. The air conditioner has been sorted out and by the way we have a new cleaner :) Re there being no free wi fi. Our charges are kept as reasonable as possible, we give our guests a good selection of items in the pantry cupboard, we don't charge for linen hire or for cleaning, so I'm sorry but we simply can not afford to include free wi fi as well.
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Other Activities:

Excellent views,surfing, relax


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

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