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Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats

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138 Liverpool Road, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Purely by chance stumbled upon an enchanting, beautifully appointed and equipped retreat which ticked all our boxes for a luxury and unique escape for a couple of busy professionals needing some 'down time'.

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Mildura, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two fantastic nights at the Boathouse and wished we'd booked for longer. From the minute we walked in we felt at home and totally relaxed. Everything was absolutely perfect (even with the drizzly weather!). Thanks so much to Wendy and Phil for their friendly welcome and for providing us with such a great place to spend our annual... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Captain's Retreat for 3 mights with our 8 month old baby. We had such a restful stay. The accommodation is very well appointed with beautiful antique furniture, luxurious linen and lovely gas fireplaces. The house was spotlessly clean with many thoughtful touches and an interesting history which made it a special place to stay. The hosts... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have enjoyed the Riverview Retreat more than once and have not been disappointed. The location is good, being close to the Goolwa river, Port Elliot, Victor Harbour and the bike track. The retreat is comfortable, beautifully decorated with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen and bathroom etc. and a comfortable sleeping area with a view. We look... More 

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We paid for a two night stay at this property and after several lies from the owners our money was kept while they rented the property to another customer. They presented a variety of reasons for keeping out money to Wotif (the booking agent) and ourselves. These ranged from saying that we had cancelled (we had not), that children were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Had two nights at this secluded spot on the river. Everything you need is here: wine, fire, breakfast provisions, view. Lovely outside area hanging over the waters edge. Inside is well appointed- great bath, comfy bed. Sit back and watch the hosts and bird life go by. Not many places available for a couple on the South Coast. This is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We booked the Captains Retreat for two nights over the long weekend in June. It was perfect, the accommodation was comfortable, everything we could have needed was available and as we booked the food lovers package the fridge was filled with tempting treats on our arrival. Breakfast was a continental provision - it would have been nice to have had... More 

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

Thank you for the time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoyed the Captain's Retreat. and the Food Lovers Fare Package. We have several packages for our guests to select including the Gourmet Farmers Breakfast package which we would have been happy to offer if we had known you were wanting this. Also all directions to the... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Last year we stayed at Birks Harbour River Retreat and loved it. This year we fulfilled our desire to return to Goolwa and stay in the Boathouse on the river and it was fabulous. It was wonderful to have the boats moored just outside our huge window. As usual, the breakfast supplies were delicious, and all of the furnishings, the... More 

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Marietta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was one of the lovliest places we've stayed, and the caretakers of the property are so nice and helpful! We stayed in the 2-bedroom apartment and it truly couldn't have been nicer! From the beautiful furnishings to the lovely pool, it was all wonderful. Plus, the town of Goolwa is just a 3 minute drive or a ten minute... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Consider a perfect retreat - this is it. We had the most fabulous weekend. Breakfast provisions were not the usual - delightful! The house was roomy (very roomy) and very well equipped. The peaceful gardens overlooking the river were also a delight. We stayed at the Captain's Residence - with some incredibly interesting memorabilia - worth spending time investigating. We... More 

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