Carpe Diem Houseboats


Kia Marina, Younghusband, Mannum
  • 1-10 Guests
  • 3-5 Bedrooms
  • 3-5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

A luxury houseboat on a beautiful stretch of river

Property reviewed by Lucy Cousins on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Just 100 kilometres from Adelaide on the banks of the Murray River lies Australia’s houseboat capital, Mannum, and while the area boasts a beautiful historic town centre, it’s the river that most come to explore. Carpe Diem Houseboats offer a luxurious way to do just that.

The two-level vessels are thoughtfully laid out with three bedrooms, large kitchen, dining area and an upper deck with an outdoor food prep area for balmy nights. The large living room is fitted out with floor-to-ceiling windows, retractable screens and blinds ensuring that the riverscape is never far from view. There is also an impressive stereo system, reverse-cycle air conditioner, a 65-inch TV and a solar powered whisper quiet diesel generator.

With a large dining table seating up to10, and a luxurious galley-style kitchen with modern appliances, the houseboat is fully equipped to cater for large families and groups. Three downstairs bedrooms with water views all feature queen beds, and there are a further two spring mattress sofa beds positioned with privacy in mind at either end of the living room. Two bathrooms and plenty of lower deck space ensure enough room for everyone, while the upper deck adds bonus entertaining space. With an outdoor kitchen and barbecue, a dining table, lounge area and two sun lounges, the upper deck is perfect for long lazy days drifting along the river.

Whether you waterski, swim, or relax in the sun, the Mannum area offers long, hot summer days and crisp winter skies over a caramel-coloured river that winds and meanders through South Australia.


  • Deck
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor dining
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee machine
  • Crockery/utensils
  • Pantry items
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • iPod dock
  • Sound system
  • Games
  • Books
  • Parking

Perfect for...

  • Groups
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Unique
  • Nature


Five-minute cruise to Mary Ann Reserve. 10-minute cruise to Paddle Steamer Mario. 10-minute cruise to Mannum Waterfalls. 10-minute walk to centre of town (from the marina). 10-minute drive to Mannum Dock Museum of River History.

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