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Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   138 Liverpool Road, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 6 Goolwa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We recently spent 3 nights at the boathouse and absolutely loved everything about it. It was very clean, cosy and comfortable and there were lots of extra touches that made it special. Most of all we were anxious to unwind and so enjoyed spending time reading by the fire and going for long walks. The location and views of course... More

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Boathouse came highly recommended to us by family members and we were not disappointed. Our every need was catered for with so many thoughtful extras which enabled us to have a relaxing weekend away, wine, nibbles, cosy fire, books, magazines, beautiful decor and of course the view! Thanks again to Phil & Wendy for catering for my dietary needs,... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Boathouse was charming and cozy. We arrived late on a chilly winter's evening to find a roaring fire and awoke in the morning to find we were right on the water with a gorgeous outlook and the sun streaming in. Time and care has been taken with the decor and Phil and Wendy have thoughtfully provided all one needs... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This gorgeous getaway is private, cosy, romantic and 5 star. Right on the water, you look out to the harbour. The weekend was cold and pouring with rain and this was the perfect location to enjoy being cosy by the fire. Everything about this place is amazing. The view, the atmosphere, every detail in regards to all provisions. Wendy said... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed at The Boathouse as a quick getaway for our first wedding anniversary. After viewing online we thought it looked great even though we thought it may be a little cramped. On arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find the owner Phil had just lit a fire for us and on entering we were blown away how perfect this... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have had two amazing stays at the boat house. We were so impressed we purchased two nights for each of our four children and two nights for my sister's 60th. We have just had a night at the Retreat across the road. This was just as impressive as the Boathouse. Beautifully decorated, impeccably clean with quality breakfast products. We... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We arrived to a warm welcome, a cosy fire already going in the woodstove and a beautiful place to stay with a peaceful water view. Woke up to the lovely sound of boats in a marina. Absolutely perfect place to rest, and refresh. Felt like much more than two days away. Would love to return in warmer weather and enjoy... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We looked at this accommodation for about a month online before finally booking it as it was more that the budget we had set for the four of us. However, from our first step inside, it was obvious that this beautifully restored villa ticked all the boxes, plus some, for us. It was lovely to have the fire already going... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had our hearts set on the Boathouse but due to an internet glitch it was double booked and we were given the Garden Retreat as an alternative. We were told that there had never been any complaints and I can understand why. A beautifully renovated historic home, the presentation is immaculate with lots of stylish touches, in an unspoilt... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We arrived in Goolwa with no accommodation booked. We checked out several places in nearby Port Elliott and Victor harbour. After numerous disappointments we contacted Birks Harbour and spoke to Wendy. We checked out the Garden Suite and booked for two nights. By the time I had retrieved the bags from the car, my wife had signed us up for... More

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Address: 138 Liverpool Road, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Goolwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats 4*
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