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Beachcomber Port Elliot beachfront Horseshoe Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Beachfront home on Horseshoe Bay. Spotless, 3BR, all linen, two TV's, air cond, fabulous location,

. Owned and operated by Encounter Holiday Rentals, a South Australian Family business. We guarantee the standard of quality, comfort and cleanliness of our homes.

. Sea views from the BALCONY with an OUTDOOR SETTING and BBQ. Just cross the road for DIRECT BEACH ACCESS to the famous Horseshoe Bay.

. Tariff includes servicing on departure and professionally prepared linen and towels. Guaranteed CLEAN accommodation with beds already made up.

. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, accommodating a maximum of 6 guests. There are TWO QUEEN ROOMS, ONE TWIN ROOM (that can be converted to a KING on request, small charge applies). All of the beds at Beachcomber are quality ensembles (mattress and base), there are NO bunk beds.

. BEACHCOMBER has r/c air-conditioning (split system upstairs which is large enough to cool the whole home) with additional downstairs heating for winter and ceiling fans in all bedrooms to capture the ocean breezes.

. COOK up a gourmet meal in the fully appointed kitchen with MIELE dishwasher, new EUROPEAN APPLIANCES or the outdoor BBQ. There is even FILTERED WATER on tap.

. Don't feel like cooking? No problem! Stroll 50m to the famous FLYING FISH CAFE, enjoy a bistro meal at the PORT ELLIOT HOTEL, have fish and chips on the beach, or sample the delights of the many cafes, coffee shops and take away shops in PORT ELLIOT.


. Enjoy a movie from the retro video library on the two large screen televisions.


. PET FRIENDLY-conditions apply. Please note: a maximum 2 pets are allowed due to council by laws. No puppies or kittens. We are unable to accommodate pets during the summer school holidays due to an agreement with neighbours.

. BEACHCOMBER is situated in the popular township of Port Elliot. The Flying Fish restaurant, Cockle Train and the cafes and shopping of historic Port Elliot are only a short stroll away.

. Port Elliot has excellent facilities with a supermarket, Gourmet butcher, famous Port Elliot Bakery, post office and hairdresser.

. Beachcomber is only a one hour drive from the ADELAIDE GPO, Adelaide Airport or the KANGAROO ISLAND Ferry Service.

. Visit the many quality WINERIES in the immediate area or take a 30 minute drive to the McLaren Vale Vignerons.

. Enjoy a game of GOLF with several world class courses in the area, ask us we have played them all!

. PHONES ARE ALWAYS ON 24/7, both for bookings and for guest support, we would love to hear from you! You will need to look us up via Google or the White Pages as this advertising site does not allow us to display our web site link or telephone number.

. "For your added security, this property is only managed by Philip and Wendy, the owners in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts."


Here we are back home, Had a truly lovely weekend and thank you both very much for everything. The accommodation is truly superb. We were also certainly spoiled by having dinner at The Flying Fish on both nights. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Ann, Robert and Molly.


Encounter Holiday Rentals offers gorgeous beach houses, all displaying the same attention to detail.

The presentation is SPOTLESS as all of our properties are professionally between bookings.

Philip and Wendy of Encounter Holiday Rentals OWNS AND OPERATES all of the properties in an Australian family business. Our reputation for quality, value and personal service is second to none.

We guarantee the quality, comfort and cleanliness of our accommodation. We are proud of what we do!

From the moment you step into one of our houses you will know you have made the right choice for your holiday.

For a holiday experience you will not forget, TRY US ONCE AND EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE!

Please feel welcome to visit the Encounter Holiday Rentals web site to view our other luxurious properties:

TRADEWINDS- Port Elliot, stroll 150m to Horseshoe Bay and the Flying Fish Cafe, billiard table, 1-6 guests (pet friendly, conditions apply).

NAUTILUS-Port Elliot, next door to Tradewinds, stroll 150m to Horseshoe Bay 1-8 guests, pet friendly conditions apply.

MERIDIAN Beachfront (stroll to Horseshoe Bay), spa, balcony dining, for 1-5 guests (pet friendly, one small companion pet, conditions apply).

NEPTUNE Beachfront Port Elliot (next door to Meridian), stroll to Horseshoe Bay, spa, accommodates 1-4 guests as one queen and one twin room, or one queen and one king room, perfect for 2 couples or Mum, Dad and two children.


Unfortunately Stayz being a commission based advertising site does not permit us to list the web address for Beachcomber or direct phone numbers on this listing.

Pricing includes professionally prepared linen and towels with the beds made up and servicing on departure. We do guarantee that our Encounter Holiday Rental homes that we own and operate will be spotless on arrival.

We are happy to quote for off peak and family week long stays.


Most of the year 2 nights (incl linen for up to 6).

Long weekends 3 nights.

Easter 4 nights.

Summer school holidays 7 nights from 18 December.

Pet stays $30.00 per pet, maximum 2 pets due to council by laws, not available during the summer school holidays, sorry no puppies or kittens.

Conversion of twin beds into a king bed (perfect if 3 couples staying) $50.00.


Best pricing starts from our off peak ROMANTIC GET A WAY. All incl for two nights- two guests twin share in the master bedroom, including linen and towels and servicing on departure.

(Please note: A baby under two using our port a cot in your bedroom stays free of charge. If two bedrooms are required for your romantic stay an additional charge applies). Romantic specials are generally subject to seasonal availability.

Contact us for details of seasonal specials.

Corporate conferencing also our specialty!


A bond of $500.00 is required before arrival. If you book through Homeaway/Stayz they collect the bond from you and keep it in their bank account. The funds are refunded to you after your successful post stay inspection/clean.


Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer accommodation to students during schoolies week in November.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Port Elliot House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Beachcomber Port Elliot beachfront Horseshoe Bay
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews
Beachcomber, Port Elliot, SA

A delightful stay...

  • 4 of 5

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.

Our only criticism was that the bbq was rusty on the hot plate. Rust is certainly expected beside the ocean but we just weren't inclined to cook on the affected cook-top, opting to cook on the indoor stove-top instead.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments about our home! We are constantly upgrading our facilities. The BBQ is completely functional and in working order. It does have some surface rust on the lid which is unavoidable on a beachfront property where the sea air is very corrosive. The hot plate being cast iron also gets surface rust which wipes off with cooking oil. Our phones are always on (even during your stay) so we do welcome calls for advice or assistance at any time. We look forward to welcoming you back for future stays. Wendy and Philip. Encounter Holiday Rentals.
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Port Elliot, South Australia, Australia

Middle range property.

  • 3 of 5

We had a wonderful time, particularly because of proximity to beach and local shops. Accommodation is quite basic but very clean and comfortable. BBQ needs replacing.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and appreciation of the quality, cleanliness and location of the property for which you gave us 5 stars. I am not sure why you then rated our accommodation as basic and would like to know more. We offer spotless accommodation, on the beachfront with everything working and well maintained with linen provided by a professional linen service including starched linen and king sized towels. All of the beds are made up on arrival. All rooms are photographed on the listing and presumably were viewed prior to booking. The BBQ is completely functional and in working order. It does have some surface rust on the lid which is unavoidable on a beachfront property where the sea air is very corrosive. Please speak to us before booking if you have particular requirements. Our phones are on 24/7. We pride ourselves on our service and will do everything we can to give you the best holiday experience possible. Philip and Wendy Encounter Holiday Rentals.
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Port Elliot, South Australia, Australia

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location and perfect residence for two young families.

2 minute walk to the beach, cockle train and heart of Pt Elliot.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Long Weekend Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a long weekend at Beachcomber. From our first enquiry Wendy and Philip were most helpful. The property's presentation was first class. It was attractively furnished with a lovely balcony complete with barbecue. Even thought it was the beginning of winter we breakfasted on the balcony each day as it was sheltered from the weather. Our arrival and finding the keys was very smooth. All in all we would recommend this property to any prospective holiday makers. Thanks Wendy and Philip.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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very tidy, welcoming and easy to find a great spot

  • 5 of 5

Everything was provided for, comfortable furnishings kept to a high standard.

Our family very much enjoyed our stay at "Beachcomber"

Would highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Beachcomber - a high quality holiday rental

  • 4 of 5

Have just enjoyed a fantastic two nights at Beachcomber at Port Elliott due mainly to the very high standard of the holiday house, its location, cleanliness and the ocean views, which were much better that we expected. There was not anything that we wanted for in the house and we were impressed with the quality of the furniture and appliances etc. It was a pleasant surprise to find a lounge that was very comfortable; this is something we have found lacking in many other holiday rentals. The complimentary later checkout meant we did not have to rush the morning we left. Will definitely be going back to one of Wendy and Phil's holiday houses.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Horseshoe Bay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund


  • 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 6 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Per pet (max 2): $30 per stay
    Singles to king bed: $50 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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