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Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour

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138 Liverpool Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5214 Australia
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Goolwa
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Located 60 minutes from Adelaide CBD on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. The Boathouse Retreat is nestled at Birks Harbour, offering views of the Murrray River only minutes from historic Goolwa, with nearby Port Elliot and Victor Harbor. Our individual luxury bed and breakfast accommodation is ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway or a solo place to unwind and relax. Immersed in the stunning surroundings on the great Murray River, Birks Harbour is truly unforgettable. Minutes to the beach, restaurants, cafes and a short drive to the wineries of McLaren Vale, yet nestled away from the crowds in your own private Retreat. You can lose yourself amongst the majestic trees, watch the sail boats, enjoy the prolific birdlife both local and migratory fly directly over, stunning sunrises and sunsets and night skies. The Retreat has a luxurious King Size bed with beautiful linen for lazy lie-ins designed for your absolute privacy with its own unique characteristics. Guests can enjoy the private deck with breathtaking views.
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Nicky190463 wrote a review Sep 2020
Brisbane,Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
What an absolute treasure the Boathouse at Goolwa is. We choose the Boathouse for our honeymoon and enjoyed every minute of our 6 day stay there. We were absolutely blown away by the property, the ambiance, the location and the care and attention to detail provided by the owners Wendy and Phil is amazing. The Boathouse is very well appointed with everything you could ever need or want,we could not have asked for any thing else during our stay. It was very clean throughout , the linen was of great quality and the bed and pillows were soooo comfortable. The furniture and decor was well suited and we definitely appreciated the well stocked fire place . The goodies basket provided on arrival was incredible, with so much good quality food and nibbles we were set for a few days. The marina is a great spot for sunrises / sunrises and to just sit back and enjoy the daily life of staying on the river. The deck was fabulous and we spent many an afternoon out there sitting back , relaxing and enjoying a glass or two of wine. The location is fantastic, as we were able to base ourselves here and travel around the wineries and explore the Fleurieu Peninsula. We would love to thank Wendy and Phil for there amazing hospitality and would highly recommend this little piece of paradise. Best regards Nicky & Paul Monaghan
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Tinap178 wrote a review Aug 2020
Adelaide, Australia49 contributions18 helpful votes
After 5 busy and stressful months work we arrived for our 3 day break. OMG! The boathouse is so much better than a hotel room, and has such a wonderful over the marina and river. It is romantic, cosy, and feels private even though the small marina is just outside. We did bring some of our own 'supplies' but were pleasantly surprised with the extent of 'goodies' left for us. Wendy dropped by to let us know they were close by in case we needed anything and extra wood for the fire turned up in case we needed more after the first night. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment and utensils more so than many serviced apartments offer. Before leaving we already were discussing when to return!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martin S wrote a review Mar 2020
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Uniquely situated overlooking Murray River. Great bird watching. Epic sunrises. The boathouse is stylishly furnished and beautiful decorated. The best we have ever seen. Kitchen and bathroom are perfectly equipped, we didn't miss anything. We enjoyed sitting on the private deck with lovely views of the Murray River and the wonderful old wooden boats, watching birds . The refrigerators and pantry was full with beautiful food for breakfast. Wendy and Phil are wonderful hosts. We will come back if possible. Warm regards Sylvia and Martin
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Shelley wrote a review Jan 2020
Aldgate, Australia2 contributions
We spent 2 nights at this beautiful and serene location for a couples weekend away. It is beautifully decorated in a nautical theme and you have everything you need in this amazing Boathouse Retreat. We enjoyed relaxing on the private deck with lovely views of the Murray River and the wonderful old wooden boats. It is close to the main street of Goolwa and not far away from surrounding areas that provide lots to see and do. We visited a local market, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our only problem was we wished we had stayed longer! We will be back Wendy and Phil!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from BirksHarbour, Owner at Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Hi Shelley Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we really do appreciate hearing about our Guest experiences. We are very happy you enjoyed the Boathouse Retreat and the ambience of the location and the local region. You certainly enjoyed some of what Goolwa offers! Hopefully next time you can visit you will stay longer! We have 3 night packages! Best wishes for the New Year! Cheers Wendy & Phil Watson Birks Harbour Goolwa
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Helen L wrote a review Jan 2020
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Birk's Boathouse is situated at the end of a quiet marina right on the water. We relaxed the instant we arrived and enjoyed the beautiful ambience of Goolwa with pelicans and ducks, birds and boats during our relaxing stay. Our hosts made sure we had everything we needed and stocked the refrigerators and pantry with beautiful cheese, breads, oils, fruit and much more which was delightful to find on our arrival. We would definitively return to this magnificent part of the world!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Beautiful views, relaxing environment away from the madding crowd from every part of the Boathouse
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Response from BirksHarbour, Owner at Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Hi Helen, Thank you for your lovely comments. We really appreciate the time taken to write a review. We are happy you experience the ambience of the Boathouse and surrounds. We are glad you wish to return, when next in SA. Best wishes for a great New Year!. Cheers Wendy & Phil Watson Birks Harbour Goolwa
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USD 188 - USD 215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour
Which popular attractions are close to Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour?
Nearby attractions include The Goolwa Barrage (2.2 km), Goolwa Animal Farm (5.1 km), and Goolwa Visitor Information Centre (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bombora On The River, Motherduck, and Hector's Cafe on the Wharf.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Goolwa Visitor Information Centre (1.6 km).
Does Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.