About Us    

There's a heritage cottage sitting right on the beach at Encounter Bay on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula, where the warmth and character is like nowhere else on earth.

Whether looking for a romantic getaway or simply time out to unwind, Yelki will be sure to weave its magic. This historic heritage beach front cottage (1830's) seamlessly blends old and new to offer wonderfully comfortable accommodation. 


A few steps to the beach or pathway leading to The Bluff and on via the Heysen Trail, to Petrel Cove, Kings Beach and the Waitpinga cliffs; or with a bike follow the pathway into the town centre or further along the coast to Port Elliot, Goolwa and the Murray Mouth. Flagging enthusiasm would mean putting you and your bikes on the Cockle train for the return trip.


Yelki by the Sea is well located, as just a short amble along the beachfront will find you at The Beach House Cafe, where you can enjoy delicious gourmet pizza or curry, or go to the ever popular Yilki Store where Jenny and Ashley essentially manage to offer the rest.  



The cosy armchairs, wooden floors, rugs and fireplace will envelope you in their warmth, while you take in the view and ponder on thoughts of the day or get lost in a good book. Perhaps, sit on the verandah or lawn under the pepper tree and enjoy a glass of wine while looking at the magnificent ocean vista of Wright Island and The Bluff.


You may cook in the charming well equipped kitchen and enjoy the meal in the breakfast room overlooking the back garden with its lovely profusion of plants, flowers and birds. With the sound and smell of the ocean and two comfortable bedrooms your sleep is sure to be deep and restful. The cottage is completed with a sparkling modern bathroom. 

Two lovely bedrooms

One queen bed and one double bed
with all fine linens supplied.

Comfortable sitting room with wood fireplace

Sparkling modern bathroom

With soft bathrobes, fluffy towels, lotions and a hairdryer.

Garden surrounds & views across to the beach

Fully equipped kitchen

Now with a full sized fridge, electric cooktop and oven, microwave, coffee machine and a full complement of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

Other features:
  • Breakfast room with seating for 4

  • Local produce full breakfast provisions ​(B&B option only)

  • Flatscreen LCD TV & DVD player

  • CD player, radio & iPod docking station

  • WiFi internet connection

  • Front verandah complete with Gas BBQ

  • Non smoking

  • Not suitable for children


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360° views

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courtesy of Tim Gentle.


    Local Attractions    

Whether you're staying for a week or only a few days there are some brilliant places to discover just out the front door. Yelki by the Sea is located 6kms from Victor Harbor town centre, just 90 minutes from Adelaide on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. Here are some links to local places and activities: 

The Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism website gives a wonderful overview of the area, where vineyards abound and there are some cracking good golf courses.

Every Saturday morning no matter the weather, the Victor Harbor Farmers Market will be buzzing.

A list of attractions from the Victor Harbor Tourism website with everything from the horse drawn tram over to Granite Island to galleries, golf courses and the penguin tour.

Visit the Whale Centre or submit your details to be alerted of local whale sightings, so you do not miss the opportunity of seeing some whale frolics while you are here.

Walking towards the Bluff will find you at the local secrets of King and Depledge beaches or you can follow the Heysen Trail all the way down to Cape Jervois!


Bring your bicycle or borrow one of ours to ride into the center of town, or over to Port Elliot for lunch at the Flying Fish cafe on the beach at Horseshoe Bay. You could even stop at the best bakery in SA before travelling onto Goolwa.

Looking for a delicious experience? Our local favourites are...

The Beach House Cafe is a mere 1 minute stroll along the beachfront from Yelki by the Sea. They do fantastic woodfired pizzas and authentic North Indian curries. The best part is you can wander back on foot if you happen to overindulge in a little wine. | Phone: 8552 4417


Eat @ Whalers sits at the base of the Bluff and is just a 15 minute stroll along the beachfront. It's a lovely restaurant with an open deck where you can sit and look out at the water. It's open for brunch, lunch and dinner but be sure to call ahead to check they are open. Address: 121 Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay  |  Phone: 8552 4400  

The Anchorage Seafront Hotel in Victor Harbor have a great cafe / bistro where you can get a good coffee, or something tasty for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Address: 21 Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor | Phone: 8552 5970


The Port Elliot Bakery on the main street of Port Elliot do the best pasties, pies and sausage rolls around. Address: 31 North Terrace, Port Elliot  | Phone: 8554 2475

Bombora for breakfast or lunch. Go for a walk along the beautiful Goolwa beach to either build up an appetite or aid digestion. It's absolutely worth the drive but make sure you book because they fill up quickly! Address: End of Goolwa Beach Road, Goolwa Beach  | Phone:  8555 5396

Meet your host, Sue Brewster-Jones
Contact details

Mobile: 0416 191919
Email: info@yelkibythesea.com


66 Franklin Parade,
Encounter Bay SA 5211

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