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Latest News: EASTER 2015
We are all booked out for Easter 2015, unfortunately. Get in early for the April & June long weekends and perhaps start thinking about your summer holidays. Hard for those of us who only like to plan a few weeks in advance, but the planners are starting to book Christmas/January dates already. We have properties to suit all budgets and requirements – so send us an email or give us a call and we will very happily find the perfect property for your next holiday.
6 March 2015 – we have just added a new pet friendly property at Carrickalinga (near Normanville and Yankalilla) to our portfolio. The views are awe inspiring (check the photo gallery). Just one street back from the beach, this property has stunning views from the cliffs to the golden beach of Carrickalinga. Walk just 200M and you’re on the beach! Upstairs open plan living and 3 bedrooms. Downstairs is another bedroom and second bathroom plus huge, open plan garage space. There are some lovely cafes at Normanville and of course its just a short drive to Port Willunga, Willunga and McClaren Vale if you would like to indulge in some fabulous food and wine.
13 March 2015 – we have a new property at Port Elliot coming soon! We are starting renovations on it in the next 1-2 weeks and we expect it to be ready for bookings in late April. It is three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and will have a brand new fitout. Its location is opposite a vineyard and olivegrove, with a short walk to a winery and to the Port Elliot Dog park. Its in a cul de sac (we do love them for their peace, quiet and safety) and is boarded on two sides by park/reserve. This property will be a budget buster! We are taking bookings from 1 May 2015 – and expressions of interest for dates in the last 10 days of April (we will be able to confirm availability in about a week).
What we do!
Pet Let offers quality, comfortable, clean and modern pet friendly accommodation in Port Elliot, Goolwa, Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor and Carrickalinga. We want dogs, cats and humans to have a brilliant holiday on the glorious Fleurieu Peninsula – enjoying the delights that South Australia has to offer.
Do you want a house that allows pets inside but doesn’t compromise on quality, fit out, views or cleanliness? Have you been frustrated that cat and dog friendly accommodation is often 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 or lake views, lovely outdoor spaces with contemporary facilities, nice furniture, and a great ambience.
We had trouble finding anything that suited. So 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!
See below for more information on our cat and dog friendly accommodation in Goolwa, Port Elliot, Victor Harbor, Encounter Bay, Carrickalinga and beyond.
Our Portfolio of Holiday Houses in South Australia
All are 100% accommodating of pets (dogs and cats!), and pets are welcome inside.
12 Solitude Drive, Carrickalinga
Its all about the view! Simply stunning! This two story property has an open plan living area, kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom on the top level to maximise the spectacular views. Downstairs is another bathroom and bedroom for extra guests. The decor is 80′s retro, but its big, clean, comfortable and did we mention the views?? It has plenty of undercover parking for cars, boats etc. And a lovely lawn for the kids (fur or otherwise!) to play on (though that area is not fenced across the driveway). There is a big deck at the rear of the house overlooking the ocean and another one at the front looking to the hills, so you can pick whichever spot is sunny/shady/cool/sheltered etc! Just a 200M walk to the beach, this property is perfectly located for a fabulous family seaside holiday.
1 Islander Drive, Encounter Bay
Enjoy a wonderfully relaxed holiday on Encounter Lake in this immaculate ‘pink diamond’, pet-friendly home. Imagine morning coffee and afternoon drinks at the water’s edge. Fish, canoe and swim from your own private jetty or paddle in the shallows from the nearby lakeside sandy beach. Or simply relax in the under-stated luxury offered by this property, with its stunning views over a wide expanse of the lake, the lakeside beach, and the ever changing hills backdrop, while being a mere two minute stroll from the Franklin Parade esplanade and southern ocean reef. Inside, ducted evaporated cooling, gas fired heating, and bedroom ceiling fans enhance the comfort of a house that combines practical living with homely charm.
1/18 Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay SA
This luxury, architect-designed, two story, award winning property is located right on the Esplanade at Encounter Bay. The views are spectacular; from the Bluff to Granite Island. With its unique polished concrete walls, polished oak floors, towering raked ceiling upstairs, timber slatting across the front and commercial grade stainless steel sliding doors, this landmark property is the perfect top end, pet friendly holiday house. It features three bedrooms (two QS beds + 4 single bunks), 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas and 2 decks. The rear courtyard is fully enclosed to keep your dogs safe.
46 Islander Drive, Encounter Lakes, SA
This is a lovely property with spectacular lake views. It has 2 living areas (one upstairs and one downstairs), 3 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 minutes drive from Victor Harbor.
71 Seaview Road, Victor Harbor
This two story, contemporary property has wonderful sea views out over the town of Victor Harbor. The views are at their best from the big deck and the upstairs living area. Built in 2010, this perfect beach house has 2 living areas (upstairs and downstairs), 3 bedrooms (main is upstairs with large walk in robe and ensuite) and 2.5 bathrooms. It has a big screen HD TV in each living area and DVD players. The furniture is contemporary and comfortable. It sleeps 8 people. The back yard is completely enclosed and so is perfect for dogs.
6 Eaton Avenue, Goolwa Beach SA
Located virtually on the sand dunes, this contemporary 2 living areas, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is perfect for those who love Goolwa Beach. You can hear the waves crash on the shore and a very short walk through the dunes has you on the beach. The house is very well set up and sleeps 8 (2 x queen size beds and 4 bunk single beds). There is a big deck in the back yard with a shade sail – a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the ambience of Goolwa beach.
22 Colman Road, Goolwa South, SA
Experience the ultimate in Goolwa pet friendly accommodation. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Gorgeous, tropical outdoor living space off the indoor living area. Fold back the bi-fold doors and let the outdoors in! Also private outdoor space at the back. Lovely backyard 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 Gourmet Cafe!), 2 minutes’ walk to the golf course and 15 minutes’ walk to the beach (and Bombora restaurant!).
21 Rosetta Street, Port Elliot, SA
Retro style, fully renovated pet friendly accommodation in Port Elliot, opposite the beautiful Lakala Reserve. With 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and open plan living/dining/kitchen. Short walk to beach, pub (particularly the Port Elliot Hotel on The Strand), and cafes. Huge deck with lovely hills outlook. Has a dishwasher and R/C air conditioning.
8 Pilot Court, Encounter Bay, SA
3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Sea views from living area + 2 bedrooms. Fully enclosed groovy outdoor living space (with its own TV) and so is 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-de-sack and next to a reserve so it is extremely quiet and safe for kids and animals. Backyard is fully enclosed with colourbond fencing.
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-de-sac and next to a reserve so it’s peaceful and safe for your kids and pets. R/C air conditioning. About 7 mins to Victor Harbor and 8 mins walk to the beach.
85 Kensington Road, Norwood SA
As well as our fleurieu holiday houses, we also have a short-term apartment at Norwood, just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. Because of the strata corporation rules, this property can only have one small pet (cat or dog) at a time. 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 (one with QS bed and the other with a double bed + single bed – so it sleeps 5), 1 bathroom and a car park. The kitchen was new in 2012 – funky gloss red with stainless steel appliances. The bathroom was fully renovated in 2013 and features a large frameless glass shower.
If you have any questions or would like to book our cat or dog friendly accommodation, please call Melinda on 0408.818.413.
Pets on Holiday
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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.