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 Boutique Accommodation 

Self-contained or B&B in Victor Harbor

Yelki by the Sea

Enjoy a unique experience in this beachfront heritage cottage at Encounter Bay
where the warmth and character is like nowhere else. 
This historic cottage (1830's) seamlessly blends old and new to offer wonderfully comfortable accommodation for 2 to 4 people. Whether looking for a romantic getaway or simply time out to unwind, Yelki by the Sea will be sure to weave its magic. 

Seafront Location

Let your senses revel in the sounds, smells and views of the Southern Ocean. Located one hour south of Adelaide on the beautiful coastline of the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula, Yelki by the Sea sits directly opposite Wright Island at Encounter Bay. Take a few steps to the beach or pathway leading to The Bluff and on via the Heysen Trail; or with a bike follow the pathway into Victor Harbor and along the coast to Port Elliot, Goolwa and the Murray Mouth.

A short amble along the beachfront you will find The Beach House Cafe (delicious gourmet pizza or curry),

Pa's Fish Cafe and the ever popular Yilki Store.  And, a fifteen minute walk along the path in the other direction to have a great dining experience at Whalers.


A common comment in our guest book is that people would like to return and many do, repeatedly. 
Come and experience for yourself the reasons why our guests say the wonderful heartfelt things they do about
their time at Yelki by the Sea.

Heritage & History

This property holds an important place in South Australian history. The cottage, its attic, and a separate building of
two rooms above the cellar were built in the early 1830's by Cornish whalers and sealers that came over from
Kangaroo Island, and are reminiscent of buildings you find in Cornwall, England. Thick stone walls, use of substantial wooden beams above big open fireplaces, low ceilings and even lower doorways, gives a sense of permanence. In the 1840's the property was extended significantly becoming the Fountain Inn in 1847, a haven for whalers and travellers.