Destination guide

Enjoy holiday homes to rent in Port Elliot

Located along the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Port Elliot is the home of just over 2,100 people, but its population swells to tens of thousands during high travel season. It was founded in the 19th century, and while once it was a port, today only the name remains. Port Elliot is situated around Horseshoe Bay, making it a home of unspoiled, wild nature at its most stunning. The area offers plenty of things to do and enjoy, from historic attractions to great local cuisine. Holiday homes to rent in Port Elliot are the gateway to unforgettable holiday adventures.


Discover rich history near Port Elliot holiday homes

Port Elliot holiday homes put you in close proximity to a number of historic attractions. In fact, there are 28 different historic buildings right in the heart of town. The Hotel Elliot was built in 1868 and today is a family-friendly pub. The old Council Chamber was erected in 1879 and is a strikingly small historic building. The Library and Institute in Young Street date back to 1880 to 1882, respectively, and still stand today. For a quaint and historic experience, don’t forget to stop by Young’s General Store, originally built in 1853.


Activities and attractions in and around Port Elliot

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Port Elliot a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • McCracken Golf Course (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Victor Harbor Golf Club (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Goolwa Golf Course (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Currency Creek Estate Wines (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Port Elliot

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Port Elliot. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Port Elliot Dog Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Knights Beach (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Boomer Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Horseshoe Bay (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Nangawooka Flora Reserve (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Hindmarsh River Estuary Boardwalk (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Port Elliot

The nearest airport is in Adelaide, SA (ADL), located 41.3 mi (66.4 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Travel to and around your Port Elliot holiday accommodation

Transportation in Port Elliot is the same as in much of South Australia, divided among road, rail, sea and air travel. Most people will fly into the region and then catch a bus or train into town. Taxi service is also available, but many people opt for a car hire, which gives you the freedom to drive yourself around. The village is small, so if day trips and excursions aren’t in the cards for you, you can travel about on foot or cycle to see the sights.

Food & drink

Local Port Elliot dishes to enjoy near holiday rentals

You’ll find a number of local delicacies and sweet treats that shouldn’t be missed as you settle into your Port Elliot holiday rental. A Kitchener bun is like a donut without a hole, stuffed with whipped cream and jam, then dusted with powdered sugar. Affogato, originally an Italian dish, is very popular and consists of a scoop of ice cream bathed in espresso. Pavlova is like a meringue injected with whipped cream and topped with strawberries and passion fruit. Locals also love to enjoy pie made from quandong, a native peach that is common in the bush.

Essential info

What to know when booking Port Elliot holiday accommodation

English is the spoken language in Port Elliot, a quiet township featuring several churches, coffee shops and independent boutique shopping locations. It’s a popular holiday destination, both as a primary holiday accommodation and for day-trippers from nearby locales such as Adelaide. It has also grown recently, with several nearby towns having been absorbed into Port Elliot proper. The hospitality industry is the primary employer in the region. Average annual temperatures range from 10.3°C to 20.6°C, and rain is divided roughly equally, averaging around 46 mm per month.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Port Elliot?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 791 holiday rentals around Port Elliot. From 691 holiday houses to 33 cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Port Elliot is on Stayz.

Can I rent Houses in Port Elliot?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 691 Houses in Port Elliot. Our other popular types of Port Elliot holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 33 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 79 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 23 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Port Elliot?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 34 holiday homes with pool available in Port Elliot. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.