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Reviewed 21 March 2018

My partner and I planned a surprise for our parents. While booking we were a little bit disappointing that the 'Boat House' was booked - So glad is was. The Captains Retreat is truly amazing! My parents like the water, quietness, big old houses and lovely gardens. Well, hats off to Wendy, their hosts! The property is enormous with a wonderful interior design and feel. Modern with antiques, maritime artifacts all tastefully placed. There really isn't any need to attach photos to this review. What you see online is what you get. Your only surprise will be that the place is grander, larger and more impressive. The gardens and pool and very well maintain indeed. Set back from the water merely meters away you have views through the garden. This place offers a true retreat. The kitchen is equally large and very well appointed. Easy walk into town and friendly neighborhood! I, and on behalf of my parents, cannot thank Wendy enough. We cannot recommend this place more!

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Birksharbour, Owner at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

We are very happy your parentsw enjoyed their stay in the Captains Retreat and the local activities. We love it when we hear you have enjoyed the surrounds of Birks, as we hope to give our guests a unique experience when they visit! We look forward to welcoming you and them back and thanks for taking the time to write a review! Cheers Wendy & Phil Watson Birks River Retreats

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

A wonderful experience. Our first time to the area was made so much better by our beautiful accommodation. The Boathouse was was set up so thoughtfully with wonderful little touches everywhere. From the breakfast ingredients to the extensive and interesting library, nothing was left out. Phil and Wendy know how to treat guests and to ensure their stay is memorable. A cruise in their lovely wooden boat is a must. We learnt and saw so much more of the area and wildlife doing the boat trip and it was great hearing about the history. Loved it all !!!

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Birksharbour, Owner at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words about your stay in the Boathouse Retreat.
Glad you enjoyed the offerings and location and the riverboat and we hope to see you again! T
Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate it!
Cheers Wendy & Phil Watson Birks River Retreats

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Had a terrific recent stay at the Birks Harbour Retreat. Beautiful accommodation in a very restful location. Everything is thought of, all you need to do is relax. Joined our hosts Wendy and Phil for a sunset river cruise. Fabulous company and a great addition to a wonderful little break.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Birksharbour, Owner at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

We are happy that you enjoyed the location of the Boathouse Retreat. It is a unique Retreat in a superb location. We hope to see you again at Birks River Retreats. Cheers Wendy & Phil

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We have stayed at this property twice now and have thorougly enjoyed our stay on both occasions. The accommodation is spacious yet cosy and comfortable. It has a cottage feel with all of the modern conveniences. The surrounding gardens create a restful environment and Phil and Wendy looked after us very well.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Birksharbour, Owner at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comments, we appreciate your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay that you have visited us twice. We pride ourselves with our business with excellent service and we totally respect privacy. Cheers Wendy & Phil Watson

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. We stayed in the Captains Retreat and loved it. The attention to detail was great and no cost had been spared to kit it out to the highest standard. I’ve recommended it to all our friends and can’t wait to come back.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Birksharbour, Owner at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! Our commitment to maintain a high standard is most important. Look forward to seeing you again at Birks River Retreats.

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