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Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast

69 Whalers Road, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Ron M Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three wonderful nights at CE. Without doubt one of the best B&B' s in Victor Harbour. The atmosphere and surrounds are first class and the friendliness of Nell & John are wonderful hosts and cater for your every need. Wine on the verandah overlooking the magnificent garden and rural views has been a highlight of our stay despite... More

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We were very pleased to be selected for your accommodation needs whilst staying in Victor Harbor. It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing our common travel interests. Thank you for your very kind review and we wish you good health and happy travels. More

Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are just back from a lovely holiday in SA where we started off at John and Nell's B & B in Encounter Bay near Victor Harbour. Nell was so welcoming and friendly, the place itself was comfortable and provided everything we needed. We could not have asked for more for our two nights. It was a little out of... More

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are pleased that you had a good time in S.A. The problem with the Kangaroo Island ferry being cancelled for 24 hours due to very bad weather enabled you to have a further look around the Victor Harbor area. We were very pleased to help you with an extra day's accommodation pending resumption of your travels. You would be... More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stay at Close Encounters. It was superb, romantic, beautiful and quiet. Nell and John are excellent hosts. There is plenty of everything. Everything has been organised by Nell and John down to the last detail. Nothing is too much trouble for them to help make your stay amazing. The view of the garden is spectacular. Not... More

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It was lovely meeting you both and wish you safe travels on your next holiday. We look forward to catching up with you on your next visit. More

Victoria AUST
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stayed for 2 wonderful nights at John & Nells place, Close Encounters. The weather was great but the owners were even better. Greetings are so important, and these guys' greeting couldn't have been more sincere, warm and friendly. After an explanation of the history of the place esp their proteas farm, we were shown through the suite. Nothing was... More

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Many thanks for your complimentary review. It was lovely to share our mutual interests in horticulture and show you our protea flower growing business. We enjoyed showing you our garden, nursery plant production, vegetable and fruit trees. We hope our new Leucadendron Burgundy Sunset plant will grow well for you in the coming years. You would be welcome back at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

What a fantastic place. Every little detail taken care of. You want for nothing when you are here. Very peaceful and relaxing. The gardens are beautiful and John and Nell make you feel so welcome. We loved staying here Definitely be back again.

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We were very happy to receive your positive review for our B & B and that you enjoyed visiting our local attractions and exploring our beautiful countryside. We are looking forward to catching up with you on your next visit. More

Molndal, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We have been staying here before and this time it was as good as last time. Nell and John are excellent hosts! Their helpfulness, kindness and generosity are impressive. The accommodation is very beautiful and well equipped. We appreciated the roses very much as well as the food for the magpies.Close Encounter is our favourite Bed and Breakfast in Australia.... More

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was great to welcome you back to Close Encounters B & B having been 4 years since you were here last. It was lovely to hear your travel stories and very pleased that you enjoy many parts of our country. We do try to have fresh roses or proteas in the B & B as many of our guests... More

Worcester, England
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 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... More

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

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. More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 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

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

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. More

Colyford, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 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... More

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

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... More

casterton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 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.

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cl069, Owner at Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

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... More

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Address: 69 Whalers Road, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Victor Harbor
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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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