Birks River Retreats - Luxury Accommodation Fleurieu Peninsula, SA

Birks River Retreats

  • Cottages & Cabins



    • Three deluxe couples retreats only an hour from Adelaide
    • Perfectly located overlooking the Birks Harbour Waterfront
    • Elegant maritime interiors, artworks & furnishings
    • Alfresco dining areas with barbecue & sun lounges
    • Gourmet breakfast basket included


Located in the historical town of Goolwa, Birks River Retreats offer a choice of deluxe accommodation options only an hour from Adelaide. With three unique and private accommodations overlooking the harbour, these retreats are ideal for those looking to escape the city for some relaxation and romance.

The idyllic location allows for easy exploration of Goolwa, the last historic town on the mighty Murray River. If you enjoy history, your days can be spent exploring the waterfront, visiting the historic wharf and absorbing the history of some of the classic wooden boats at Birks Harbour.

For those who enjoy a relaxed pace, watch as the boats sail past the harbour, enjoy the scenic highlights of the Fleurieu Peninsula or revel in the deep sunsets with a glass of Southern Australian Wine in hand. There are also numerous pristine beaches to discover, nature walks, farmers markets, local artisan galleries and world class wineries all within easy reach of the Birks River Retreats.

Each of the three retreats have been designed with couples in mind, providing you with complete privacy, home comforts and indulgent extras to make your stay as relaxing and luxurious as possible.

Boathouse Retreat

Wake up to beautiful views and rippling reflections of the Birks Harbour Marina when you stay at the enchanting Boathouse Retreat. The open-plan living area features a comfortable lounge and elegant maritime décor. There is a galley kitchen with everything you need to prepare freshly cooked meals and a wonderful alfresco dining deck complete with a barbecue and sun lounges. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset and enjoy the breath-taking harbour views. There is a combustion wood burning fire for chilly evenings, and a luxurious queen size bed with fine linens that ensures a comfortable night’s sleep. The separate ensuite bathroom features a shower and a wonderful claw bath complete with luxury organic toiletries.

Riverview Retreat

Boasting wonderful river and garden views, Riverview Retreat is the ideal one bedroom escape for couples looking for romance. Set over two levels, this contemporary retreat boasts an open plan living style that incorporates a fully equipped country style kitchen and a delightful sunroom on the lower floor. Upstairs you’ll find a separate living area with a romantic sitting room with a flat screen television and a spacious king size bedroom adjoining it. Guests can also enjoy marvellous views over the terraced gardens, alfresco dining on one of two private balconies, and shared access to the swimming pool and sun lounges in the garden.

Captains Retreat

As the largest of the three properties, the Captains Retreat is a two bedroom luxury retreat that has been tastefully decorated with an eclectic mix of maritime artefacts and artworks that complete the property’s coastal atmosphere. There is a fully equipped kitchen and dining room with wonderful views, as well as a comfortable lounge with an ambient gas log fire. Guests can enjoy shared use of the mineral swimming pool as well as the acres of terraced gardens and outdoor alfresco dining area. Both bedrooms feature luxurious king size beds, both with large private ensuite bathrooms.

Instant Booking Confirmation

Your full or partial payment will be processed by the operator directly according to their own terms & conditions.

Birks River Retreats may charge additional fees not shown above. Please see the information below for further details.

Accommodation Information

Type: Cottages & Cabins
Confirmation: Instant book
Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 12:00
Min. Nights: 2-3
Max. Guests: 8
Child Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: No
Events: Parties & events are not permitted
Beds: Boathouse: 1 Queen. Captains: 2 King. Riverview: 1 King


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: AUD
Fees: 3% credit card fee
Deposit Amount: 50% booking total
Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard
Balance Due: 60 days prior to arrival
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


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Air Conditioning Kitchen Barbecue
Dishwasher DVD Player Coffee Machine
iPod Dock Microwave Television
Bath CD Player Blu-Ray Player
Swimming Pool Oven Fridge


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Note: Accommodation facilities, inclusions, fees & payment information is subject to change without notice. If you find any incorrect information, please let us know.

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