Are you looking for clean, stylish, and comfortable holiday accommodation in South Australia? Have you been disappointed with the “pet-friendly” properties you’ve seen? So were we! That's why we started PetLet. We now live and work at Encounter Bay and we manage the properties personally. We have budget properties that are only a few years old, to properties with their own beach, to executive esplanade properties. All our properties are fully fenced. Your pets are family, and they are very welcome inside! But when you walk into a PetLet property, you would never guess it's “pet friendly” (except perhaps for the welcome dog bowl of water at the entrance!). PetLet offers comfortable, clean, and modern pet-friendly holiday accommodation in Encounter Bay (19), Goolwa (8), Victor Harbor (7), Port Elliot (6), Middleton (6), Hindmarsh Island (2), Aldinga (2), McCracken (2), Carrickalinga (1), Normanville (1), The Coorong (1), Chiton(1), Esperance, WA (1), and Lamington WA (1). 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.
Our aim for our pet-friendly beach houses is to create a great space for people to enjoy a wonderful holiday with their two-legged family and their four-legged family! We have two dogs (Banjo (a Jack Russell X) and a cat (Ella – a moggy!). We take them on holidays whenever we can and so understand the frustrations of trying to find truly pet-friendly holiday accommodation in South Australia. There are lots of places that say they are “pet friendly” when what they really mean is you can bring your dog (as long as it is small!) and leave it in the backyard! That sounds to us like “dog-tolerant”! We purchased our first property at Encounter Bay because it not only suited us but also the four-legged members of our family!
This is what “Pet Friendly” means to us:
All you have to bring are your pets’ beds and food! We pay extra attention to cleaning so that although we are pet-friendly, you will not know it when you walk into our properties. If there is anything else you think we haven’t covered, just let us know! We will do our best to make your holiday with us a pleasure!
Your stay at any PetLet property will be backed by our 5C guarantee:
It's what we do! And our 5C guarantee is a critical part of ensuring our guests have a wonderful holiday experience.
The 'SA Weekender' TV show (5.30pm Sundays on CH7) did a segment on pet friendly accommodation and they featured Pet Let! The crew filmed at one of our most popular homes (18 Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay). The star of the day was ‘Frankie’ the French Bulldog.
The "Pet Let" episode aired last November 19, 2017 at 5.30 pm. Check out the video below!
Pet Let began life with a single property at Encounter Bay in 2009. The first property was purchased because we had trouble finding a nice, modern, clean property that allowed pets inside. There were plenty of properties that said they were “pet friendly” but when we read the fine print they said “pets not allowed inside”. That didn’t sound very pet friendly to us! If we’d left our dogs outside, they would have knocked the door down to get in so that was never going to work!
We set about finding a little beach house that we could enjoy with a plan to rent it out as a pet friendly holiday house when we weren’t using it. The best laid plans…. After we did a quick makeover, the bookings took off from day one! It was almost always occupied and we very rarely got the chance to use it ourselves, so we bought another one.
Pet Let grew organically through the addition of 1-2 properties a year. In 2013 we moved to Encounter Bay for a sea change and to be able to manage the business ourselves. In 2014 we were approached by other people to manage their properties, so we did! This has enabled us to provide a bigger range of properties to our guests, in more locations, and with a diversity of features.
Once a small side activity, Pet Let now consumes us full time (7 days a week). The sporty SAAB convertible has been replaced by a very practical dual cab ute, and our garage is full of spare quilts, sheets, toasters, kettles, glasses, globes, mattresses and much more!
We have a growing team of Cleaners, Linen, Maintenance Team (plus a big network of tradies), A Guest Services Team, an Operations Team, Accounts Team, Process Improvement Team, A web developer and Operations Managers (Phil and Alison).
Our mission is to provide the best possible holiday experience for our guests and their fur kids. Our team works together to ensure every property is as ready as can be for each arriving guest.
Our properties are spread from Carrickalinga on the west coast of the Fleurieu to Goolwa on the south coast, and include Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor, and Port Elliot. We will be adding new properties in the coming months, and we welcome discussions with holiday house owners who are interested in working with us.