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Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats

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Daylesford, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three nights in the Captains Retreat beautifully appointed and furnished. A peaceful haven with delightful surroundings. Thoroughly recommended. This combined with the Spirit of the Coorong cruise makes Goolwa a splendid place to visit.

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1Thank Candlebark
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birks harbour boathouse is a lovely, tranquil place for a romantic getaway. The boathouse sits on a private marina with views of boats and the river from the large windows. The place is immaculate and nicely appointed with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Wendy is an extremely friendly and helpful host. The location is perfect for exploring the...

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1Thank David R
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Birks Harbour Boathouse is the ideal luxury base from which to experience the diverse offerings of the Fleurieu Peninsula. The Boathouse is uniquely located absolute waterfront on a small marina with spectacular views over the lower Murray River. The cabin is tastefully decorated and more spacious than you would expect based on the images available on the website. A property...

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1Thank StuartDobson
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Birk's boathouse lives up to every promise of luxury and privacy that it makes on its extremely professional website. No detail has been over looked and no request to hard to provide. My husband and I travel the world in our profession and it is fantastic to find such a great 'hide away' that we can go back to when...

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1Thank lkw0
Greater Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Was a really lovely stay, great scenery and warm feel inside. Close to shops and yet quiet spot with good facilities. Nice walks and track for bike ride along the river. Lots of great magazines to lay in the sun and read.

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Thank Toni6264
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place indeed Large spacious rooms for sleeping Loved the decor and the many treats that was left in the house for us to enjoy Lovely scenery with beach close by long tracks to walk or ride Highly recommended

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Thank Sharmalar R
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2016

What a wonderful stay and the Boathouse definitely lives up to expectations. Beautifully furnished and being right on the water with a view from the jetty that is sensational. Wendy and Phil are fantastic hosts and if you have the opportunity to cruise the river on their own private riverboat you won't be disappointed. A fantastic getaway that we will...

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Thank seanandyvette
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was my first visit to South Australia and this gem of accommodation was just beautiful. We had booked for 2 nights but ended up staying for 4. The Boat House was beautifully appointed and stocked with all the necessary bits and pieces. The view to the Murray just made for a perfect place to relax and de-stress. Falling asleep...

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Thank VickiThomas
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed in the luxurious captain's retreat. Very spacious with 2 large bedrooms (both with very comfy king sized beds and en suites). The retreat is set in beautiful gardens just across the road from the river in a very quiet location. The hosts were fantastic and suggested some great spots to eat and drink. They also run private river...

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Thank Janine M
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Riverview Retreat for our 10th year wedding anniversary. The spacious mezzanine bedroom is very romantic and comfy with balconies either side. When the winter sun hits that east balcony and the steam from your cup of tea rises, sheer bliss! A boat motoring in the distance, a honking waterbird and the muffled snoring...

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Birksharbour, Owner at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we are very happy you enjoyed yourselves at the Riverview Retreat as much as we enjoyed reading your review! Look forward to seeing you again and hopefully you can relive some of those sheer bliss moments again! Cheers Wendy & Phil Watson Birks Harbour

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury accommodation in a unique waterfront location at Birks Harbour at the River Port of Goolwa. Three self contained Retreats - Boathouse/Captain's & Riverview Retreat. Quiet and peaceful setting surrounded with acres of gardens, prolific birdlife, majestic trees, a large swimming pool, luxury furniture and fittings, maritime antiques and artwork, located at Birks Harbour Marina with classic wooden boats on their moorings. This private and special environment is a perfect holiday location with reflections & sunrises you'll never forget. Luxury self-contained riverfront retreats on the Murray River at the River Port of Goolwa. Each Retreat is private, fully self-contained and offers absolute luxury for a unique holiday adventure. Birks Harbour is an easy 1 hour drive south of Adelaide, travelling via South Australia's premier wine region of McLaren Vale to the historic River Port of Goolwa and gateway to the Coorong National Park on the Fleurieu Peninsula. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats

Address: 138 Liverpool Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Goolwa
Price Range: $302 - $652 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms are excellent. Trust me , I checked them out.”
 of 5 bubbles A3032APandreww, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“The Boathouse is beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles jenny4holiday, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The Boathouse is more 'on display' from the road. The Riverview and Captain's Retreats are in a quiet, private garden setting.”
 of 5 bubbles lakeside76, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Wonderful experience, you will not be disappointed”
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