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…
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!
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
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!
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!