When Adelaide chemist, garden lover and boating enthusiast Napier Birks created his private harbour and waterfront home in the early 1900s he could never have imagined his country getaway would become a favoured escape for lovers and friends in a modern age. Guests have three choices: Boathouse Retreat (sleeps two), Captains Retreat (sleeps four) and Riverview Retreat (sleeps two). All three can be booked in conjunction with one another; an option perfect for groups, allowing up to eight guests.
The Boathouse is the epitome of waterfront romance. This open-plan couples' hideaway offers front-row views of Birks Harbour Marina with its many historic wooden boats and the passing river parade beyond. Decorated in a tasteful marine-inspired theme all the comforts are here, from wood fire to clawfoot bath and a spacious deck to enjoy nature and the views.
Overlooking the Marina and river is a stunning garden that cossets two nautical-styled retreats in the original Napier home. The Captains Retreat has two king ensuite bedrooms, a glorious lounge and dining room and separate kitchen. The Riverview Retreat is a delightful two-level retreat with a superb kitchen downstairs and a suite upstairs with balconies overlooking the river, gardens and shared pool.
All the delights of Goolwa are on your doorstep and your riverside setting will no doubt inspire a trip on the Oscar W steamer. But we're quite sure your priority will be to settle in, perhaps indulge in the option of a Food Lovers Fare platter and soak up the riverside splendour of these peerless retreats.
- DVD/Blu-ray player
- iPod dock
- Air conditioning
1 1/4 hours or 86km south-east of Adelaide
Price & Availability
Prices and availability are for guidance only. Use the enquiry form below to request this information from the property. Ensure you include desired dates and number of guests.
WE UNDERSTAND CIRCUMSTANCES CAN CHANGE BUT IN THE EVENT THAT A RESERVATION IS CANCELLED WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHARGE A CANCELLATION FEE. Cancellations notified more than 60 days prior to arrival will be entitled to a full refund less $100.00 Administration fee. Cancellations notified less than 60 days prior to arrival will forfeit all monies paid unless the property is re-booked. If the property is re-booked the deposit may be used for a future booking less administration fee. Any changes to a booking will be charged at full booking rate unless 30 days notice is given prior to arrival. No Refund can be given in the event of non-arrival. Travel Insurance is recommended for all bookings to provide adequate protection against cancellation of travel. Strict Policy - Birks River Retreats maintain a strict policy with no unauthorized parties group gatherings or functions are strictly prohibited. The Retreats are for Guests only extra charges will apply per person if extra persons use the facilities or stay on any night.
Check out: 12:00