Our Testimonials

We take pride in providing unique, well appointed properties and memorable experiences in the Fleurieu Peninsula so feedback is important to us.  Here are a few things some of our clients have had to say over the years…

Great location, great communication and gorgeous apartment with a stunning view. Perfect for a night or 2 getaway. Sammy Air bnb 

Thank’s a lot for a wonderful and so clean apartment you have here. Really enjoyed our weekend getaway / chillax time special thanks to Julia !! Bella 

Beautiful view, very comfortable apartment, enjoyed our walk into town. Will come again , Lyn Kathy, and Jenny (Moonta, Moana and Henley Beach)

‘We had a wonderful weekend here and enjoyed the nice place and beautiful views. We loved it- and go back to Denmark with many good ideas for our own vacation house on the sea.’ The Jule Family Denmark February 

‘Victors only 5 star accommodation with STUNNING views!!! thank you so much’. Roger and Deborah, Tusmore SA 
‘Thank you for a lovely restful stay very comfortable accommodation the bed was great and we loved the birds, Thank you’. Phil and Pip, VIC 

‘Thank you for a wonderful stay. We loved the view from the balcony- wonderful. Fantastic shower. Kids had a great time. Perfect beach accommodation. Thank you’.  Croughan Family

‘Thanks for a lovely stay, you do have FANTASTIC view. Typical Victor Harbor weather stopped us from having outdoor holiday (luckily the accommodation was so good).  Cheers.’  Helen and Richard ,  
‘Wonderful setup ,with dream bed and delightful views!’  Anne and Barry 

‘Take five very different apartments, place them high on a hill overlooking the coast at Victor Harbor and you have five completely different weekends to savour. Adare is a single or two-storey gem – depending on how many people you want to take away with you. It’s a home-away-from-home with a million-dollar view – straight across the road to Adare Castle and right along the coast – all the way to Granite Island and The Bluff. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring that view inside when the weather is too cold for the balcony. The atmosphere is light, laid-back and quite luxurious…timber floors, leather lounges and cosy atmosphere feature with a fully equipped kitchen and walls adorned with local artwork which is also for sale if it takes your fancy. For a couple Adare is romantic, for a family it’s functional and with friends, it’s a great place to relax and unwind. Hosts Diane and Allan Colton are as visible or invisible as you want…and they are a great source of information on everything from wave patterns to whale watching and the best walks to see the local bird life.’ Carolyn Jasinski (Footloose and Fancy Freelance) 


The view was amazing from the apartment, the beds comfy. Fire was on for us on arrival so it was warm and cosy when we arrived. Fiona Booking.com

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful place. The view over the ocean was stunning (the large windows allowed for a 180 degree view), the place was stylish, everything was clean and spacious and the couch was super comfortable! Julia was very welcoming and we would love to return for more beach basking! Wonderful., Felicity Airbnb October 2017

‘A lovely, peaceful couple of days,. A charming apartment. Loved the fresh flowers and the lamps being on when we arrived. Very cosy. The garden is beautiful and enhances the view.’ Jill and Bob 

‘A lovely holiday unit. Everything perfect. Would recommend to anyone wishing to stay in Victor Harbor. Very clean and loved the lamps on when you walked in and the choccies. Loved the peace and quiet.’ 

‘Great views in the morning, love the French style, very comfy, as soon as we got in.’   Charlene and Mihallo, Gawler SA

‘When the weary traveller shakes the dust off her feet on arrival at this oasis, a sense of peace and tranquility, overwhelms any desire not to relax.  Do not be surprised if one day you discover my bones lying in a heap at your front door. This is the antimetrophis, the lost valley where time has its meaning and life is embodied in a comfort. Thank you for the experience.’   Rossie and Zena

‘Great place to spend New years Eve, warmer, even than Victoria.’  AIan Alex and family 

‘Perfect getaway, just what we needed, Thank you.’  Candice and Jason 

‘Thanks Diane, I can tell you that my parents were very very happy with their stay and would be delighted to stay there again sometime in the future. They found the apartment to be clean, comfortable and the views beautiful. Cheers.‘  Wayne, 

We found our visit to Alan and Diane’s apartment in Victor Harbor in March 2009 a most enjoyable one. The accommodation was clean and quiet, with lovely views and proximity to all that we needed in the area. They were very accommodating hosts.’ The Eide’s, S.D USA Agnes and Clark,

‘Very relaxing! Was wonderful to wake up in the huge king bed listening to the sound of the beach. Had a great time exploring Victor as well as staying in – the lounge felt like my own private cinema was fantastic. Had a great time will be back very soon.’ Anonymous, 


We stayed here for one night but wish it could have been longer. The views across Victor Harbor are lovely which can be taken in from the comfort and warmth of the spacious lounge room or the large deck. The kitchen has everything you need and the beds were comfy. Just a few minutes drive to the waterfront. Would stay here again. Melissa

Surfs up is a really great apartment. Great location and views. The place is immaculately clean with all the amenities you could want. The retro feel of the place is an added delight with fascinating attention to detail. Communication with Julia was simple and access to the place easy. I highly recommend Surfs Up apartment. Thanks Julia ! Helen Croaker Airbnb

‘Heading off to Kangaroo island then WOMAD thanks for everything. Hope to see you next time.’ Julie and Barry, Geelong VIC

‘Fantastic! Great location, clean an quirky little unit.  Meeting the owners Diane and Alan and getting some local knowledge made our stay at Victor harbor memorable one. Thanks again.’ Ollie and Wendy Gardner Coffs Harbor 


Views were great. It was lovely and quiet, close to good bike path and beds/pillows were super comfy, Sandy Booking.com 

‘Awesome|Victor did not disappoint, neither did the apartment Thanks.’  Meredith , Keith, Ben –  PT Augusta , 

‘Had a great time. We loved the decor and views. Very comfortable beds, a great experience.  Eve ,Christine ,Brenton  Belair SA 

‘Comfy home away from home. The chocs, wine and toiletries were appreciated.  Fredella from Wynvale SA 

‘Wish we could stay longer, soaking up the views, comfort and wonderful facilities. Thank you for the lovely bubbles and chocolates. Magda Lock and Family 

‘Dear Diane, Thank you, we had a lovely couple, of days at Victor and surrounds. The apartment was very comfortable, very well equipped and in a great position. Loved the views.’ Anne & Trevor, 

‘Hi Diane, Our holiday in Victor Habor was fantastic and the Adare apartment was so so nice. We enjoyed every aspect of our stay and will recommend this holiday house to family and friends. Thank you so much!!’ Dafna, 

‘Having just spent another 3 nights at Adare with its viewing deck and extensive kitchen, living room, I am feeling very relaxed back at my office in Adelaide. Our family would be very tempted to buy this apartment if it was for sale. It is a perfect base for my booggie boarding surf obsessed son as we do the daily trip to Boomer Beach. We have even entertained here with great ease and informality and with all the necessary host provided accoutrements. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom are just right for teenagers.’ Rodney and Regina Twiss (North Adelaide Heritage Group), 


Booked for the Port Elliot Long Swim. Great spot to relax before and after. Kids loved the park nearby as well as the walk down the steps to the beach. Beautiful Sunset. Trip Advisor

Fantastic and functional house. We thoroughly enjoy staying at this holiday home and return each year. The outside shower is great to rinse off after the beach and there is a walkway down to the beach right in front of the house. It’s also great to have a front and rear deck to on. Sarah S Trip advisor

An elegant property , beautifully decorated with fabulous views and close to the beach .Everything you need for a relaxing holiday is provided . This property is true luxury and is in the sort out area of Hayborough