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4.8 out of 5

"Nice view to river through the trees, and the pool the other way. We appreciated the Aircond and the pool due to the extreme heat. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 08 Jan 2017

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Hotel Description

At this cottage you'll be 2 km (1.3 mi) from Artworx Gallery and 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from Goolwa Golf Course. Highlights at this property include a marina, free continental breakfast, and in-room kitchens.

The cottage is soundproofed and features a TV with a DVD player, along with a fireplace, a balcony, and a sofa bed. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a refrigerator and a microwave. A pillowtop bed, premium bedding, and a down comforter invite a good night's rest. An espresso maker, free bottled water, and in-room massages are also available. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

This business-friendly property offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Goolwa North property, you'll be 13.9 km (8.6 mi) from Boomer Beach and 50.3 km (31.3 mi) from d'Arenberg Wines.

Boathouse Retreat

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour

Everyone (1) Couples (4)
5 out of 5

comfort by the river

Pros: Cool, and it was well supplied with goodies
Location: Close to Goolwa Main Street, markets, cafes etc
Nice view to river through the trees, and the pool the other way. We appreciated the Aircond and the pool due to the extreme heat.

Posted by , from Tanunda on 8 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: Beautiful surroundings and environment
Cons: Could only stay for two days!
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Great deal; Service: Remarkable; Cleanliness: Beautiful; loved the wine, walking around the river, cafes

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Adelaide on 6 Dec. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Beautiful relaxing place as soon as we stepped in the door. The owners went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Perfect!
Cons: Absolutely nothing!
Location: Relaxing and peaceful
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Fairly expensive worth it; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Immaculate; The attention to detail was amazing! Very thoughtful owners. Will definitely go back again.

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Adelaide on 16 Oct. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Oct. 2014 by

Hi, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax and take in the ambience of the Boathouse. We look forward to seeing you again!

5 out of 5
Pros: Situation
Cons: None
Location: Inspiring
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Amazing; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Regional VIC on 1 Jul. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Jul. 2014 by

Hi John We are happy you both enjoyed your stay at the Riverview Retreat and look forward to seeing you again! Cheers Wendy & Phil

4 out of 5
Pros: Atractive location, beautiful ambiance, friendly service, lovely decor
Cons: No bath, no wifi, bathroom looking a little tired for the price bracket

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Adelaide on 19 Jun. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jun. 2014 by

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. We are glad you enjoyed the beautiful setting, decor and ambience of the Retreat. We do pride ourselves in our service. Some of our Retreats offer freestanding claw baths and we certainly would have offered you this if you had requested it. Wifi is available in certain locations with limited access, due to the majestic trees surrounding our Retreats as written in our welcoming notes. We hope to see you again in our other Retreats.

About the Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour

Location 138 Liverpool Road, Goolwa North, SA 5214

Property Features

This cottage offers its guests a marina. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free breakfast is available daily. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly cottage. Self parking is free. This 4-star Goolwa North cottage is smoke free.

  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1910
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Adelaide, SA Airport (ADL) (83.7 km / 52 mi)
  • Train station: Goolwa Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

This cottage offers 3 air-conditioned accommodations with fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include queen sofa beds and desks. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4-star cottage have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and espresso makers. Bathrooms include showers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans. In-room massages and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2017.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony
  • Separate bedroom
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 100.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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 may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards.

  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 100.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Birks Harbour Marina Luxury Accommodation Goolwa
  • Birks Harbour Marina Luxury Accommodation House
  • Birks Harbour Marina Luxury Accommodation House Goolwa
  • Birks Harbour Marina Luxury Accommodation Guesthouse
  • Birks Harbour Marina Luxury Accommodation Goolwa North
  • Birks Harbour Marina Luxury Accommodation Guesthouse
  • Birks Harbour Marina Luxury Accommodation Goolwa North
  • Birks Harbour - Marina & Luxury Accommodation Goolwa North
  • Birks Harbour Marina Luxury Accommodation
  • Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour Cottage
  • Boathouse - Birks River Retreat - Birks Harbour Goolwa North
  • Guesthouse Birks Harbour - Marina & Luxury Accommodation
  • Birks Harbour - Marina & Luxury Accommodation Goolwa North
  • Birks Harbour Marina Luxury Accommodation

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