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    Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats

    138 Liverpool Road, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
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    “boat house” (9 reviews)
    “private deck” (9 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

    Birks River House was a great experience, together with friends we relaxed & chilled & enjoyed all the amazing facilities that this wonderful retreat has to offer! A beautiful setting overlooking the Murray River & if you're lucky you might get a boat trip or...More

    Thank ShellSabie
    Response from Birksharbour, Manager at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River RetreatsResponded 30 May 2016

    We are very happy you had a great experience with your friends at the Captain's Retreat. The Retreat has been designed to enjoy with friends in a spacious, relaxed environment.There is plenty to discover in the region and we were glad we could assist with...More

    Reviewed 28 April 2016

    It really is as good as the reviews say. A quiet peaceful place to unwind. Watch the sunrise on the river, see the paddlesteamer and the wooden boats. How grateful everyone is that you had the vision to restore Birks Harbour. A very special place,...More

    Thank jenny4holiday
    Response from Birksharbour, Owner at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River RetreatsResponded 30 May 2016

    Thank you for your kind words, we agree and think we have a very special place. It is quite unique and we are glad guests like you appreciate it and can come and enjoy it! We hope to see you again! Cheers Wendy & Phil...More

    Reviewed 22 April 2016

    My husband and I recently spent 2 nights in the delightful Riverview Retreat and could not fault anything about either the accommodation, the location or the wonderful service offered by Wendy and Phil. These two incredibly hospitable people offer their guests an environment, accommodation and...More

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    Response from Birksharbour, Manager at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River RetreatsResponded 30 May 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. We are glad you enjoyed the accommodation of the Riverview Retreat. We do pride ourselves in our service but we are very respectful with privacy for our guests. We hope to see you again...More

    Reviewed 4 April 2016

    This is a phenomenal stay for two days at the boathouse. This retreat is on the water with amazing views on a large deck over the water with a nice table, BBQ gas grill and umbrella. This place is really special with sitting room, kitchen...More

    1  Thank TravelerandWine
    Response from Birksharbour, Owner at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River RetreatsResponded 1 June 2016

    Thank you so much for your kind words and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at the Boathouse Retreat. Glad you enjoyed all the goodies we provide to our guests, we definitely try to source local and organic where possible. Look forward to...More

    Reviewed 25 March 2016

    Arrival instructions really thorough and the joy of turning up to a peaceful bolthole such as this is fantastic. Great breakfast and snacks provided. Really clean, great bed and shower. We completely relaxed for 2 days in the sunshine, enjoying the river, walks into Goolwa,...More

    Thank NkkLndn
    Response from Birksharbour, Manager at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River RetreatsResponded 29 March 2016

    We think it is a very unique special place to stay in Goolwa and are happy you also enjoyed the gardens and swimming pool. To highly recommend the property makes our effort worthwhile. We hope to see you again! We do offer limited wifi! Cheers...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Pool
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    • USD 223 - USD 252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 4
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    • Goolwa
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    "This is a holiday home and on the ground floor with access to the beautiful gardens and pool."
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    "The bed was very comfortable! Didn't even feel when my hubby turned over :) !!"
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    "Quite truthfully, there are 2 perfect bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms. Either would delight."
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