4.9 out of 5

"Arrived and the owners were there to greet us. The property is on the water (not next too) and the scenery was beautiful. The property was super com ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 14 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

At Boat Haven Studios you'll be 1.8 km (1.1 mi) from Artworx Gallery and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Goolwa Motor Museum. Highlights at this property include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

Each apartment features a furnished balcony or patio, a flat-screen TV and a coffee/tea maker. A kitchenette, a microwave and free toiletries are also available.

This smoke-free apartment has free WiFi in public areas and barbecues. Added amenities include free use of bicycles and laundry facilities.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Goolwa property include Encounter Bay and Goolwa Golf Course.

Standard Studio, Kitchenette (Studio 2)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Studio, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Studio, Kitchenette (Studio 1)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Boat Haven Studios ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Boat Haven Studios

Everyone (9) Couples (12) Family (2)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Apr. 2019 by Esther

Dear guest. We thank you for your Review. It always gives us a chance to evaluate things and make improvements to enhance our guests experience. We note that there might not been 100 % satisfaction for your stay and would very much appreciate if you could tell us where we can make changes for the better? kindest regards Esther and Martin

5 out of 5

Perfect Location/Perfect Stay

Pros: It was a beautiful studios apartment, on the water, with beautiful views.
Cons: Nil improvements; as the owners have thought of everything!
Location: Location was beautiful and quiet, but with all the amenities and only 5-8 minutes from town center.
Arrived and the owners were there to greet us. The property is on the water (not next too) and the scenery was beautiful. The property was super comfortable with all the necessities. The owners offered us their bicycles to use, gave us old bread for fishing and advising us where to go for the best eats. Would definitely return for a lovely restful time.

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2018

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17 Apr. 2018 by Esther

Thank you David and Loren for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us! All the best.

5 out of 5

The Boat Haven Studios at Goolwa

Pros: We loved the lay out of the room . It was quite spacious and the decorations fitted in perfectly to the river boat theme. The bathroom was beautiful.
Cons: The only thing we had a small problem with was the shower but Martin soon fixed that when he switched over the gas bottle for the water heater.
Location: We had a delicious breakfast at a café near the river and had lunch at the Wharf. There was a children';s art display in the Art Gallery..
When we arrived at our studio apartment we were met by the owner Esther who showed us our room and took us in and showed us where everything was. The room was decorated beautifully with the room having a lovely theme associated with the river. In this unique setting we had black swans, pelicans and other birdlife coming right up to our room. Watching the boats up close in the marina was wonderful. We had the most relaxing peaceful and comfortable weekend. Our hosts Esther and Martin were very friendly and obliging.

Posted by , from Kapunda on 14 Nov. 2017

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5 out of 5

A delightful surprise on the water.

Pros: Everything, it was for us a real find. Close to all amenities, a short walk to the warf, fantastic outlook, comfortable bed, your own electric BBQ,
Cons: Don't change a thing!
Location: Goolwa is an interesting place, nearby Port Elliott is alsoworth a visit. COORONG Cruise very worthwhile.the area is steeped in history.
We booked for 2 nights but extended it further! For a studio the Boathaven was surprisingly spacious with all you could need.Excellent quality decor with tasteful tones, very comfortable bed, quiet environment with a private deck overlooking the water. Martin & Esther have created a perfect welcoming haven for a relaxing holiday. We will be back!

Posted by , from Country Victoria on 5 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Loved it

My partner and I absolutely loved our getaway for two nights. Didn't want to leave. Perfectly situated and so peaceful and quiet. Easy to go into town for a look around also. We can't wait to go back soon

Posted by , from semaphore on 4 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

Lovely studio room right on the marina

Pros: Everything!!! We had a wonderful relaxed weekend
Cons: could not fault anything
Location: Goolwa is very pretty. We did a 2 hour river cruise one day & rode the cockle train to Victor harbour the next.
Absolutely gorgeous studio room built over the water, just like being in a boat without the rocking!! Comfy bed, nice pillows, hot water!! Clean and tidy very comfortable. Great romantic getaway right amongst the boats. Own balcony & BBQ. Lovely hosts on site. Lovely views over the water; just beautiful to lie in bed at night with the moonlight reflecting off the river. Bikes & kayaks available for guest use

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2017

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5 out of 5
Absolutely too die for. The owners are very nice and helpful. The views were too die for.

Posted by , from Mount Barker on 28 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5

Unique accommodation situated on the wharf

Pros: The position over the water.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Goolwa is a little town full of character with lots of restaurants and interesting shops & galleries.
We loved this charming little apartment. It was small but well equipped with kitchen supplies & a few essentials such as coffee, tea bags, pepper & salt etc. The bathroom was excellent & was spotlessly clean. Even though the apartment itself was tiny, it seemed spacious due to the pitched roof, the views out to the water with the boats in their moorings, & the decking area at the side, which included a comfortable outdoor setting & our own BBQ. We have decided that we will definitely return as this was one of the most relaxing few days we have had away. The wildlife including pelicans, swans & ducks all added to the overall experience.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 8 Jan. 2016

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5 out of 5
Thankyou, we had a lovely time so peaceful and relaxing. Highly recommended :-)

Posted by on 29 Dec. 2015

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5 out of 5

Situated over the water , the views were stunning

Pros: Everything !
Location: Situated very close to Goolwa township , Port Elliot , Murray Mouth & Victor Harbour , the scenery & history of the area was amazing
Very comfortable , very charming & very romantic , the room had everything we required for a great stay

Posted by , from Sydney on 23 Nov. 2015

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Property Features

Boat Haven Studios offers its guests a BBQ and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free. This 4-star Goolwa apartment is smoke free.

  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Adelaide, SA (ADL) (83.6 km / 52 mi)
  • Train station: Goolwa Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Boat Haven Studios offers 3 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Accommodation at this 4-star apartment has kitchenettes with microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • This property welcomes adults only.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Caters to adults only

Hotel Names

  • Boat Haven Studios Apartment Goolwa
  • Boat Haven Studios Apartment
  • Boat Haven Studios Goolwa
  • Boat Haven Studios

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.