Pet Friendly Holiday Accommodation in Victor Harbor, Encounter Bay, Goolwa, Port Elliot & Sorrel
New Properties available from December 2013:
Port Elliot – 3BR, open plan living, big deck (directly opposite Lakala Reserve (lovely views), 300m to beach, 200m to Port Elliot Hotel & Jelly Cafe, 100m to tennis courts and kids play equipment).
Encounter Bay – Esplanade!! 3BR, 2 bath, brilliant sea views from the Bluff to Granite Island, 100m to boat ramp, big deck, sun room, down stairs rumpus room. Unfortunately, not pet friendly as it does not have fences.
We will be putting up some photos of the new properties here very soon.
Don’t leave your dog or cat in a kennel or cattery when you next go on a holiday. Take your furry family members with you! We have pet friendly holiday accommodation in Goolwa, Encounter Bay (near Victor Harbor) and close to Hobart in Tasmania. Do you want a house that allows pets but doesnt compromise on quality, fit out, views or cleanliness? Have you been frustrated that often the holiday houses that allow pets inside are 30 years old with furniture from the Salvos? So were we! In 2009, we wanted to rent a nice house where we could take our two dogs (who were used to coming inside), with sea views or lake views or lovely outdoor spaces with contemporary facilities, nice furniture and a great ambience. We had trouble finding anything that suited. We decided to buy our own holiday house, set it up the way we wanted it and then rent it out to other people with pets to enjoy when we could not. This worked well so we were able to add more properties. We were then approached to manage a holiday house for other owners so now we do that too!
We currently operate the following pet friendly holiday houses in South Australia and Tasmania:
21 Rosetta Street, Port Elliot, SA
3 bedrooms, 1 bath. 100% pet friendly property opposite the beautiful Lakala Reserve. Short walk to beach, pub, cafes. Huge deck with lovely hills outlook.
8 Pilot Court, Encounter Bay, SA
3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Sea views from living area + 2 bedrooms. Enclosed area at the back suitable for all weather living or cats! New bathroom. About 7 mins to Victor Harbor and 10 mins walk to the beach. End of a cul der sack and next to a reserve so it is extremely quiet and safe for kids and animals.
16 Krill Court, Encounter Bay, SA
3 bedrooms, 1 bath. House is only 2 years old. Stainless steel appliances. Huge deck with sea views to Victor. Directly opposite a lake/billabong with abundant bird life. Also located at the end of a cul der sack and next to a reserve so it is extremely quiet and safe for kids and animals. About 7 mins to Victor Harbor and 8 mins walk to the beach.
46 Islander Drive, Encounter Lakes, SA
This is our flagship property. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. One bedroom and bathroom is downstairs, the rest are upstairs. Main bedroom is very large with magnificent lake views, en suite and big walk in robe. The house is located right on the lake with its own private beach. It is a 4 minute walk to the beach at Encounter Bay and about 5 mins to Victor Harbor.
22 Colman Road, Goolwa South, SA
3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Gorgeous, tropical outdoor living space off the living area. Fold back the bi-fold doors and let the outdoors in! Also private outdoor space at the back. Lovely back yard with big trees and lots of birds. Separate rumpus room with pool table. Contemporary kitchen, bathroom and laundry. 4 minutes walk to the river (and to the Aquacaf!), 2 mins walk to the golf course and 15 mins walk to the Goolwa beach (and Bomboras!).
27 Colman Road, Goolwa South, SA
3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Big timber deck at the rear of the house. 4 minutes walk to the river (and to the Aquacaf!), 2 mins walk to the golf course and 15 mins walk to the Goolwa beach (and Bomboras!). This property is excellent for those on a tight budget.
29 Midden Road, Primrose Sands, Tasmania
2 bedroom, 1 bath. Absolute river front. Not even a road between you and the river to spoil the view. A 30 second walk to a secluded little river beach. It truly is beautiful. House was refurbished in 2011. Rear deck overlooks the river. Combustion stove in for cosy winter snuggles. This house is relatively secluded and a little bit off the beaten track (45 mins to Hobart CBD and 25 mins to the airport).
We also have a short-term apartment at Norwood, just 5 mins from the Adelaide CBD. Because of the strata corporation rules, this property is, unfortunately, NOT pet friendly. We have a lot of people who come to Adelaide for work or holidays (usually to visit family) stay there. if you have colleagues, family or friends coming to Adelaide that are looking for an affordable, comfortable place to stay near the city, this could be the spot! It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a car park. The kitchen was new in 2012 – funky gloss red with stainless steel appliances.
If you have any questions about any of our properties, or would like to book, please call Donna on 0408.818.413.
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- You can bring your dogs and cats!
- Your pets are allowed inside.
- Each property has a fully fenced back yard (if your dog is an escape artist please talk to us before booking - some fences are lower than others).
- 8 Pilot Ct EB has a fully enclosed verandah area - fabulous for cats!
- Three properties have a reserve next door for walking your dogs off the road.
- We supply pet food bowls.
- We supply kitty litter and a tray at the Goolwa/Enc Bay/Enc lakes properties (on request).
Tips for Travelling with Pets
- Pack their bedding and favourite toys (this will help them to relax in the new space).
- Pack their usual pet food.
- Pack old towels/sheets or blankets to protect the furniture if your animals like to jump on sofas/beds.
- Check that the place you are staying allows pets (cats and/or dogs), and allows them inside.
- Check that the fences will be suitable for your dog.
- Check that your pet is up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm control and is healthy.
- Make sure they are wearing a collar with an ID tag before you leave.
- Once you arrive, keep your cat inside for a few days (so you will need a kitty litter tray). When walking, keep your dog on a lead for a few days until they are used to the area.
- Find the contact details and address of the nearest vet (just in case!).
- If your dog is a barker when you are absent, take your dog with you when you go out. It will be distressing for your dog and the neighbours if your dog is barking/howling for hours on end.
Tips for Car Travel with Pets
Give your cat or dog a small amount of food before you leave and some more when they arrive.
Exercise your dog before you leave.
If your dog gets anxious, rub a bit of lavender oil on your hands, then give them a massage.
Have a portable water bowl for them in the car (this can also be used when you take them to the beach/river or park).
Keep cats and small dogs in a cage and large dogs in a pet harness - otherwise they could be seriously injured in an accident.
Have an old towel for them to sleep on in case of car sickness.
Have regular breaks for your dog - at least every 3 hours.
In hot weather, do not leave your pets in the car for more than a few minutes. Make sure they have ventilation.
Talk to your pet in a reassuring, calming voice during the trip - particularly if they cannot see you.