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PS Federal Paddle Steamer Romantic Retreat

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Boat house
Solar powered (12volt) system. The P.S. FEDERAL paddle steamer built in 1902 rests on stilts in the River Murray adjacent a bird sanctuary. Two bedrooms, large lounge and kitchen with views of Hindmarsh Island & watercraft on the Murray River. The beauty of being on the river with panoramic views of Hindmarsh Island & River watercraft. The beauty of being on the river with panoramic views of Hindmarsh Island & River watercraft. Eco-friendly, off grid solar powered. Renewable energy for less impact on the environment. The PS Federal paddle steamer built in 1902 now rests on stilts in the River Murray adjacent the bird sanctuary where spoon-billed cranes, pelicans, black swan families, egret, purple swamp hens, dusky moorhens and black-winged stilt reside. Ideally located on River within ...Solar powered (12volt) system. The P.S. FEDERAL paddle steamer built in 1902 rests on stilts in the River Murray adjacent a bird sanctuary. Two bedrooms, large lounge and kitchen with views of Hindmarsh Island & watercraft on the Murray River. The beauty of being on the river with panoramic views of Hindmarsh Island & River watercraft. The beauty of being on the river with panoramic views of Hindmarsh Island & River watercraft. Eco-friendly, off grid solar powered. Renewable energy for less impact on the environment. The PS Federal paddle steamer built in 1902 now rests on stilts in the River Murray adjacent the bird sanctuary where spoon-billed cranes, pelicans, black swan families, egret, purple swamp hens, dusky moorhens and black-winged stilt reside. Ideally located on River within walking distance of Goolwa beach. Relaxation and leisure time are so important and you will unwind as soon as you step aboard the PS Federal! Bottle of wine provided to welcome you on arrival. Cereal, milk, bread, tea, coffee, bacon & eggs for first morning of your stay are provided. A vegetarian option is available upon request. Towels and bed linen supplied. This pristine location has the calmness of being on the River Murray. Close to the Coorong. It's ideally located for sailing, windsurfing, and skiing and yet is within walking distance of the beach, cafes, and the township of Goolwa. 87 kilometres South of Adelaide and close to the River Mouth where the Murray River completes its journey and joins the Southern Ocean. Not just a place to stay but a unique accommodation experience on the Fleurieu Peninsula on board the Paddle Steamer P.S. FEDERAL. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
small single dog allowed but not allowed upstairs bedrooms. no cats because of the bird life surrounding the boat.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
beth m
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2016
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Reviewed 6 June 2020

Located on the edge of a bird sanctuary the PS Federal is picture perfect with views to the surrounding hills of Goolwa, across the pond to Hindmarsh Island and down to the Goolwa Barrage. She sits quietly amongst the reeds with the only sounds the...More

Date of stay: June 2020
1  Thank Denurt
Reviewed 18 November 2019

Spent a couple of days on the PS Federal and highly recommend this accommodation to all. Great spot to watch the world go by.

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank terryfT6418JK
Reviewed 12 January 2019

We loved our stay here, starting with the welcome bottle of wine. Immaculately presented, nostalgic and charming. Sitting on the decks watching the bird life with the supplied books and binoculars was a highlight. There were multiple sitting areas, inside and out and gorgeous views....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank sandgrobs
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This little piece of paradise was serenity itself, perched in the reeds near the mouth of the Murray with many little and big feathered friends coming to visit. Very scenic -especially around sunrise and sunset. Quiet and cosy. Loved it.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank 390DonnaC
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The FS federal, surpassed all my expectations, my husband and I loved it....there’s is absolutely no negatives .....from the moment I saw it I wished I’d booked longer than my four night stay.....it oozes charm. There are decks on there sides to sit on and...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank susanann7
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our time on this oh so cute and beautifully presented re-purposed old P.S. Being entertained by a family of resident swallows while drinking wine on the deck at sunset capped off a delightful stay. Thank you

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Susansynergy
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had the pleasure of staying in this unique B & B, which started out as a paddle steamer on the Murray in 1902. It had comfortable furnishings and above all very peaceful. There is nothing as relaxing as the gentle lapping of the water...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Graeme T
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Location Perfect Everything we wanted 3 Night just to relaxed watch the Moon rise over the water and see the bird life swim past

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank LoveTravel613185
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The PS Federal is a perfect way to rest, that is both for visitors and for a Grand Old Lady of the river. When such a boat reaches it's retirement time, to turn it into such a delightful get-away is perfect. Comfortable, well laid out...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Derek S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Safe
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
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Frequently Asked Questions about PS Federal Paddle Steamer Romantic Retreat

PS Federal Paddle Steamer Romantic Retreat is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

PS Federal Paddle Steamer Romantic Retreat has one bathroom available. See all property details.

PS Federal Paddle Steamer Romantic Retreat has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at PS Federal Paddle Steamer Romantic Retreat must last at least one night. See all property details.