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Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats
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All reviewscaptain's retreatprivate deckattention to detailthe kitchenlittle extrasriver retreatbeautiful place to stayperfect retreatgenerous provisionsport elliotfelt like homeperfect hostsrecently spent nightsstocked fridgeoverlooking the waterget awayhighly recommend this property
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Reviewed February 10, 2016

We stayed in January 16 at the Captain's Retreat - a beautiful and substantial old historic home set along the river. The Grounds are fantastic, with beautiful gardens, a large pool, and heaps of space, which kept my young girls entertained for hours. The setting is peaceful and relaxing. The interior of the house is very well decorated in keeping withe the maritime nature of the area, and all luxuriously appointed incl amenities. The welcome pack of food and wine was fantastic and all items were of a very high quality. Overall a very relaxing and luxurious experience. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Birksharbour, Manager at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay in the Captain's Retreat and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay and had a chance to relax and enjoy the experience. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed January 30, 2016

We stayed at the Boathouse for a couple of nights in January 2016, and that was one of the best holiday experience that we have had for a long time. The Boathouse was beautifully furnished with great character. It was clean, cosy and comfortable. We were provided with very nice complimentary breakfast basket for both days, white wine and fine port. The surroundings were beautiful, and we took time to explore the Murray mouth and nearby beaches. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lin Z
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Birksharbour, Owner at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words about your stay in the Boathouse Retreat.
We are very happy that you had one of the best holiday experiences that you have had for a long time! Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again! Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate it! Cheers Wendy & Phil Watson

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Reviewed January 30, 2016

So well appointed, relaxed without compromise. Lovely hosts. We will be back a third time! The pool and gardens are a delight. Beds are large and comfy, the bathrooms well designed (the claw foot bath is a dream).

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Jenny S
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Birksharbour, Owner at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2016

We are very happy you enjoyed your stay in the Captains Retreat and are wanting to come back a third time!!! Also enjoyed the swimming pool and relaxed in the gardens. 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 back and thanks for taking the time to write a review! Cheers Wendy & Phil Watson

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Reviewed January 21, 2016

We stayed at the captains retreat recently for three nights.
To say it is a special place is an understatement!
The gardens and pool area are just beautiful and immaculately kept.
The captains retreat is just beautifully decorated with everything you could want or need.
A very lovely and spacious lounge room, large kitchen and beautiful bedroom make up the captains retreat.
Wendy left us a bottle of wine and platter of nibbles.
I highly recommend this property. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Birksharbour, Owner at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review the Captains Retreat. 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! Cheers Wendy & Phil Watson

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Reviewed January 10, 2016

We stayed in the Riverview Retreat for 3 nights over Christmas and what a good decision that was! Wendy could not have been more helpful - they even arranged for a cold seafood platter for Christmas Day as everywhere was closed. The accommodation is spotless, comfortable, cute and the attention to detail is faultless from a Nespresso machine to pool towels, a complimentary bottle of wine to a BBQ. The Riverview Retreat is on 2 levels; the kitchen is downstairs and the bedsit and bathroom are upstairs. It has 2 balconies, one massive one over-looking thebeautiful pool and a little one on the other side overlooking the Murray River. Very private, very quiet, very quaint and very perfect! Look no further!

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bertie26London
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Birksharbour, Owner at Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2016

We are happy you enjoyed your stay at the Riverview Retreat and the yummy seafood platter from our local Café Lime. We do promote, peaceful, private and perfect, glad we delivered! Hope to see you again! Cheers Wendy & Phil Watson

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