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Birks Harbour - Boathouse & Birks River Retreats

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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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 More 

Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tranquil and luxurious. This is perfect for romantic getaways. Wood fire, cosy and on the river Murray's edge. Really beautiful. Lots of wildlife to see and great big deck for getting close to it. Overlooking Hindmarsh island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We highly recommend the Boathouse. It is so peaceful and in an amazing location, being at the end of a small private jetty. The owners left wine, port and supplies for snacks and breakfast. The fire and candles gave the place a beautiful glow! The furnishings were gorgeous and we felt that it was a wonderful, romantic hideaway. We certainly... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at the Boathouse Retreat. We are delighted you are wanting to come back and discover more of what this wonderful region offers! Cheers Wendy & Phil Watson More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

You truly won't find a nicer place to stay on the River Murray ..... or anywhere for that matter. In the upper price range but a one off experience and worth every last cent. Truly incomparable accommodation and lovely hosts.

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

Thank you so much for visiting us and reviewing us. Your feedback is very important to us. Thrilled you had a wonderful stay & hope to welcome you again in the future. More 

Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in the Boathouse situated over the Murray River. Very, very comfortable for a couple. Pleasant sitting out on the deck watching the river life go by, included a seal catching breakfast. The boathouse contained everything you could want, in a casual style. Wendy and Phil take great care to look after their guests. A great... More 

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

Thank you so much for this lovely review. It means a lot to hear your feedback and we think its a magic location too. We pride ourselves on quality service, but we are respectful of privacy here at Birks River Retreats. We are looking forward to having you back again soon. Best wishes Wendy & Phil Watson Birks Harbour Goolwa More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We stayed at Birks Captain Retreat with some friends and were absolutely blown away! The location is stunning, overlooking the water from a perfectly manicured lawn - absolutely gorgeous. The cottage itself was out of a magazine! The attention to detail is outstanding, no short cuts here, everything done to perfection. Wendy and Phil are fabulous hosts, making sure that... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Captain's Retreat. It was lovely to hear you had a great time with your friends. We do take a lot of pride in creating a welcoming and immaculate environment for guests to enjoy some rest & relaxation. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for your kind words. Best... More 

Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Birks River House was a great experience, together with friends we relaxed & chilled & enjoyed all the amazing facilities that this wonderful retreat has to offer! A beautiful setting overlooking the Murray River & if you're lucky you might get a boat trip or at the least sundowners by the water! Hosts Wendy & Phil were helpful & so... More 

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

We are very happy you had a great experience with your friends at the Captain's Retreat. The Retreat has been designed to enjoy with friends in a spacious, relaxed environment.There is plenty to discover in the region and we were glad we could assist with suggestions to wineries and restaurants nearby! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers Wendy... More 

Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

It really is as good as the reviews say. A quiet peaceful place to unwind. Watch the sunrise on the river, see the paddlesteamer and the wooden boats. How grateful everyone is that you had the vision to restore Birks Harbour. A very special place, thanks for sharing,

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

Thank you for your kind words, we agree and think we have a very special place. It is quite unique and we are glad guests like you appreciate it and can come and enjoy it! We hope to see you again! Cheers Wendy & Phil Birks Harbour Goolwa More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

My husband and I recently spent 2 nights in the delightful Riverview Retreat and could not fault anything about either the accommodation, the location or the wonderful service offered by Wendy and Phil. These two incredibly hospitable people offer their guests an environment, accommodation and an attention to detail that not only speaks of luxury but of a total escape... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. We are glad you enjoyed the accommodation of the Riverview Retreat. We do pride ourselves in our service but we are very respectful with privacy for our guests. We hope to see you again in our other Retreats. Thanks again, Wendy & Phil Birks Harbour Goolwa More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This is a phenomenal stay for two days at the boathouse. This retreat is on the water with amazing views on a large deck over the water with a nice table, BBQ gas grill and umbrella. This place is really special with sitting room, kitchen table, bedroom and bathroom with stunning views. Phil and Wendy, the owners have taken steps... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at the Boathouse Retreat. Glad you enjoyed all the goodies we provide to our guests, we definitely try to source local and organic where possible. Look forward to seeing you again! Cheers Wendy & Phil Birks Harbour Goolwa More 

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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
Location: Australia > South Australia > Goolwa
Price Range: $229 - $247 (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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