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Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 11 Victor Harbor B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

My wife and I stayed at Close Encounters fro 4 nights, and wish we had stayed longer. The property itself is set up on a hill overlooking Encounter Bay, in a quiet and picturesque location ..... yet within easy reach of the town and the Encounter Bike way. The self-contained accommodation itself is modern, clean, exceptionally well maintained, light and airy; comprising comfortable queen bed; single bed; well maintained kitchen; 55 inch flat screen tv; excellent bathroom; and ample breakfast provisions. The wonderful hosts add to the experience, being friendly & helpful, yet not too overpowering. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

It was great to receive your feedback on our B & B. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and cycling the Encounter Bikeway to Goolwa was a highlight of your visit. We strive to provide a relaxing "home away from home " environment and would welcome you back if the opportunity arose.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed 2 nights in this picturesque B&B. The attention to detail is just amazing. From the beautiful bunches of roses to being able to feed the Magpies. It made for a fabulous weekend. We will definitely be back and can't recommend it highly enough. Thanks Nell and John

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to do a review for our B & B. It was lovely to meet you and we really admired your efforts in completing the Triathlon last weekend..
We hope to see you back here again and are sure the magpies will welcome you as well.

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed at Close Encounters at the beginning of December, it was a real stand out accommodation in our Australia trip. Nell & John are consummate professionals, they struck a wonderful balance between enhancing our visit to Victor Harbour with information on what to do in the area, advice on where to eat, a printed weather forecast etc for our stay and simply leaving us to enjoy and appreciate their beautiful self-contained B&B accommodation. They were even thoughtful enough to provide a little information about the next leg of our journey and give us some tips on driving in the bush.

There are great views over Encounter Bay and towards Granite Island from the property and we found it a really convenient location for visiting Victor Harbour. We were impressed with the properties eco credentials and the extensive facilities. Close Encounters was one of those rare times that you've seen photos of somewhere and arrive to find they don't do the place justice, it really exceeded all our expectations both inside and out.

Nell and John really have thought of everything you could possibly need for a comfortable and relaxing stay, even down to a night light in the bathroom! The provisions provided were above and beyond what anyone could reasonably expect or call breakfast provisions, they were incredibly generous. We loved the little touches like the seed for the birds and the home grown roses (smelled divine).

I would reccommend Close Encounters to anyone wanting quality accommodation at an incredibly reasonable price and would visit again in a hearbeat.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Thank you for your lovely & comprehensive review. It is always a pleasure to welcome our guests & assist them in anyway we can. As we have travelled Australia extensively we have pleasure in passing on our tourism knowledge especially for overseas guests.
Our eco credentials offer our guests rainwater spas & showers, solar panels to produce all our electricity needs & recycling etc.
We personalize our guests preferences for breakfast supplies & always provide fresh flowers for our guests.
It was good to hear that you had a great time travelling Australia & we hope to see you again if you decide on a return trip to Victor Harbor.

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

any one can start up a b.n.b but with nell and john its a way of life,, they go out of there way to help. nothing seems to much,just ask.great bike riding sight seeing,shops it all there.that was our 6th stay. just booked for easter,can,t wait.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2014

It was great to have you stay again over the busy Christmas & New Year holiday period at Close Encounters. We always aim to meet & exceed our guests expectations & are looking forward to your next visit at Easter. The area around Victor Harbor is a beautiful place to enjoy bike riding & we are pleased you had a relaxing stay with us.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We had two nights in Victor Harbor and were looking for self-contained accommodation so we didn't have to eat out both nights (as we were on a road trip and not wanting to eat out every night). Luckily I found Close Encounters via TripAdvisor and they were available the nights we wanted. There is no doubt that this is one of the best B&B's of this type we have stayed in. The package and attention to detail that Nell and John put together is outstanding. From our first contact with them they were so enthusiastic and welcoming and they obviously deserve their perfect 5-star rating. The apartment, the view, the decor, the fit-out and the lovely little touches that are evident everywhere all make for a special stay. The breakfast provisions are generous and fresh and the kitchen was very well equipped. Their place is located out of town a bit, up on a hill overlooking Victor Harbor and Encounter Bay but that did not worry us at all. It is quiet and secluded and the view is very good. I also think it was very good value for what was on offer. Highly recommended. Thank you! Regards, Peter & Judy.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2014

Thank you for your comprehensive review. We do pride ourselves on giving our guests value for money with generous breakfast provisions, wine, a seasonal fruit bowl etc so that guests can choose what they enjoy. As we do not employ any staff we can be exacting in our presentation of our B & B.

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Best Bed & Breakfast I have ever been to. My boyfriend and I had such a lovely time. It is a wonderful and romantic setting and had a great attention to detail (including a Christmas Tree). It wasn't too far away from the beach and about a 5 minute drive to the Victor Harbor Esplanade. Even with the majestic sea fog that had rolled in on our first afternoon, the views were, and still are to die for. The Host are full of information and advice.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2014

We appreciate the time you spent in doing a review on our B & B. We do try & make our B & B romantic for that special stay with the 2 person oval therapy spa ( with rain water) , candles, surround sound, 4 poster bed, fresh roses and privacy.
We look forward to your return as some future date.

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Our recent weekend in Close Encounters surpassed our expectations.It is undoubtedly the best B&B we have stayed in. The attention to detail made us feel very special.The place was spotless and every need was thoughtfully catered for. We were blessed with great weather and took advantage of sitting in the gardens enjoying the fantastic views and the manicured gardens, ducks and birds.Thankyou Nell and John we will be back!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2013

Thank you for your lovely review.. We try and make our guests feel special and cater for their individual needs.
You were blessed with great weather and the ducks and birds in our garden enjoyed it too.
We are looking forward to seeing you next time with your bikes so you can explore our beautiful coastline on the Encounter Bay Bikeway.

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Additional Information about Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast

Address: 69 Whalers Rd, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Victor Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Victor Harbor
Price Range: £123 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious deluxe self contained Villa set on 5 acres of peaceful native garden overlooking Encounter Bay and rolling hills. Enjoy the romantic 4 poster queen size bed, 2 person oval therapy spa in rain water, full kitchen facilities. Generous full cooked breakfast provisions, chocolates, biscuits and special treats. Minimum booking is 2 nights. Massage , Celebration and Kangaroo Island packages available. ... more   less 
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