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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 May 24, 2013

Serenity is the best description for the Boat House.On the banks of the mighty Murray river with a private deck and wharf you go to sleep to the sound of water lapping against the piers.You awake to the sound of birds and the beauty of a magnificent sunrise.If you are looking for the ultimate in tranquility and comfort this is the place to be.This is our second visit and will not be our last.Our hosts Wendy and Phil could not have been more considerate. Gerard and Sylvia Sutton.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed in the boathouse, which was absolutely perfect for a couples weekend away. The private deck over the water, the ambiance of both the house and the private marina was beautiful. The decor eclectic, pleasing and extremely comfortable. A totally relaxing weekend.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

For those who appreciate the absolute finest! Everything about this amazing property is a delight to the senses. "SOAK IT UP"! Enter this property and you are transported to an amazing space. The Garden Retreat is the best of everything from the quality ambiance, privacy and seclusion to having the water right on your doorstep.... the glorious swimming pool at the back door and the best that Goolwa's waterways has to offer at the front door. Add to the above, the delightful botanical garden setting and like me, you will not want to leave. A special thank you also goes to our hosts, Wendy and Phil, for caring, making us feel so welcome and their warm and very generous hospitality.

Room Tip: It's all amazing !!
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed in the Riverview retreat and had a wonderful longweekend.Wendy and Phil are excellent hosts and their service level is impecable. In fact, when Wendy says that someone will be there in a minute - she really means a minute! Lovely little surprises in the fidge - smoked salmon, Rockford wine, chocolate...... Fabulous views of the river and the garden and Wendy has done a great job of the renovation and interior decoration. The kitchen is fully equiped (including Bill Granger's cookbook!) if you want to cook. Highly recommended for anyone that wants to spoil themselves for a few days.

Room Tip: The Riverview retreat is very private and perfect for a couple. The Garden View has two bedrooms with king beds and their own bathrooms and is set up more like a two bedroomed house - perfect for two couples sharing a holiday. The Boathouse is the pick of the locations - right on the river but not so private as the othe two.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Lovely River front accomodation..an ideal weekend away.
We have very happy memories of dinner on the large deck, the generous provisions, the bird life, the sounds of the jingling of the stays on the yacht masts and the relaxed and comfortable ambience of the Boathouse.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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