Beautiful beachfront heritage 2 bedroom stone cottage
About Sue Brewster-Jones
I very much enjoy enabling people to experience staying here and share in the history and magic of this very special beautiful property.
Sue Brewster-Jones purchased this Cottage in 1894
Why Sue Brewster-Jones chose Encounter Bay
The property has been in our family since 1894 and has been passed down through the generations so we are the fourth generation in it. We have a deep love for it and the beautiful area it's located in so after many years in Sydney decided to move back to South Australia and the Fleurieu Peninsula to live here. Yelki, was originally built in the 1830s by Cornish whalers and sealers that came over from Kangaroo Island. It began its life as an Inn for whalers and travellers and was among the first properties to be built south of Adelaide.
What makes this Cottage unique
Where to start: unique property, important heritage, absolutely brimming with character and history, thick stone walls, beachfront, lovely open fire, very special views to Wright Island and the bluff, nature at the doorstep, bird song, charming gardens, the ever changing colours of sunsets and sunrises, offers enchantment and tranquillity.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Historical and relaxing
A fantastic location to soak up the history of your surroundings and relax at the lovely Encounter Bay.
It is definitely a unique experience that will suit the couple that want to get away from the day to day grind of the modern world. Great to turn back the clock and stay in a 150+ year home, yet have the necessary mod cons at your disposal.
Close walk to eateries and cafes and on the door steps of the McLaren Vale wineries.
Perfect weekend getaway
Yelki by the sea ticked all my boxes plus more. It's a beautiful historic cottage. Peaceful and secluded yet walking distance to amenities. The fully stocked open fire place made this the ultimate destination come winter or summer. Highly recommend for those wanting a romantic stopover whilst exploring the South Australian coast.
Excellent all round!
Stayed on a freezing cold weekend, Sue kept the firewood re-stocked and made sure our weekend was relaxing. The house has been restored so well, retaining it's history, but still modern and very clean. Will definitely stay again
Great cottage right by the beach
Yelki is a very comfortable cottage across from the beach. It was great to go for a walk along the bike path before breakfast and watch the sunrise. The cottage had everything we needed. It was cosy and is tucked away a little which was nice. Highly recommended.
Three of us stayed for two nights in February 2014. Lovely stay! Comfortable, atmospheric, great location. Plenty to do. We walked along the bay and up to the glorious headland. Went for lovely drives. Lunched at the McLarenvale wineries. There are cafés and restaurants close by. We had the breakfast package which was super. Hosts were charming and friendly but unobtrusive. Definitely hope to return.
We stayed at Yelki for a week, what a lovely property, we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. John and Sue made us very welcome.
Yelki by the Sea is located on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula which offers a myriad of activities for the traveller.