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Pental Island River Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Large Holiday Homestead river views 100 private acres

Secluded 5 Bedroom River Holiday Retreat, Sleeps 10 Self Catering

Pental Island River Retreat is a spectacular river property, set on 40 hectares of Mallee farmland.

This charming and classic two storey homestead offers true spacious living. There are two large living areas with recliner lounge chairs and dining tables. The fully-equipped country-style kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a butlers pantry, double refrigerator, slow cooker, pie maker, sandwich press, cookware, crockery and utensils.

The upstairs rumpus room has an exercise bike, treadmill, air walker, gym mat and a telescope for star gazing.

The home has 5 bedrooms - 4 with queen size beds and a childrens bedroom with 2 single beds. Two fold-out beds are provided. With 2 bathrooms and bedding for up to 12 people, this home is ideal for friends, families or small groups. Quality linen, towels and a selection of toiletries are provided.

There is split-system air-conditioning on both floors, as well as ceiling fans.

The large alfresco living area includes an enclosed screened sun room with a heated spa, gas BBQ, breakfast bar, dining table. Beautiful wide verandas surround the home, offering panoramic countryside and water views.

Everything is provided for a memorable country escape. Relax in the 6 person hot spa, sit and enjoy the views from the spectacular wide verandah with recliner chairs, enjoy long walks, or just relax by the cosy wood fire. The property has direct access to the river, so you can try some fishing or kayaking. A two person kayak and life jackets are provided.

There are large open grass areas surrounding the home, perfect for sporting activities or for children to play.

The entire property is all yours to enjoy, providing a peaceful, relaxing and private retreat. Be amazed at the tranquility and the magnificent views of the Little Murray River and countryside.

Pental Island River Retreat is located on an inland island, bounded by the Murray River, Little Murray River and Loddon River. It is just over 10 minutes drive from the centre of Swan Hill where you will find hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and retail shopping.

Whether you are after a special weekend away for two or a family holiday, Pental Island River Retreat is the perfect vacation home for you.

This spectacular river view property sits on 100 private acres is completely all yours to enjoy peacefully and privately, your own country holiday house offering complete relaxation and tranquility, magnificent views of the river and countryside. Everything is provided for a wonderful country escape. Relax in the six person hot spa, take a kayak, sit and enjoy the views from the spectacular wide verandah's complete with recliner chairs! Enjoy fishing, bird watching nature, skiing, kayaking or reading a book by the beautiful wood fire, It's truly a place to completely relax and enjoy within a 100 private acres.

Whether it's a special weekend away for two or a family holiday, or reunion's this is the perfect vacation home for you!

From the front gate, a 1km drive takes you to the open-planned 65 square residence consisting of a beautiful country style fully-equipped kitchen, two spacious living/dining areas, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open rumpus room, and balconies. The home is also ideal for outdoor living, offering complete privacy with an enclosed, screened porch that includes a heated spa and barbecue. The beautiful double-story home will guarantee a relaxing time away and you will fall in love with the style, charm and class of this true country style property!

The home will comfortably accommodate and sleeps up to 12 people making it ideal for friends, colleagues, or families traveling together!

It includes 20 squares of beautiful wide verandas, offering spectacular countryside and water views, two large separate living room areas with recliner lounge chairs, including a large screen television. Also a feature is the large open style kitchen with stainless steel appliances, butlers pantry, stainless steel double refrigerator and every amenity.

The climate is perfect for alfresco dining in the large open planned, screened porch/sunroom. With picturesque river views.

Step off the back deck and find yourself surrounded within 100 acres of Mallee farming land with your own direct access to the Little Murray River. Perfect for skiing, fishing or relaxing on a lilo, this part of the little Murray river is perfect for all water activities. This property all exclusively yours and allows you to relax and enjoy in a completely serene and private environment!

The property offers large open grassed areas for all sport activities, badminton, cricket, there's also a two person kayak provided free for you including life jackets and paddles!

If keeping fit is your priority, there's a powered electric exercise bike, electric treadmill, air walker, table tennis, kayak plus 100 acres of private land to jog or walk.

By request you may bring your beloved pet and they will love the space and freedom of the farm.

Before making an enquiry, please read carefully the description and importantly the bedroom suite configurations, terms and conditions.

Prices listed are for Two persons only, additional persons are per night per person.

This double-story home guarantees absolute peace and tranquility! "It's your very own country retreat!"

* Steps from the house is the Little Murray river

* Please note in the winter months the river level is lower and some water activities are limited. Kayak all year round.

* 100 private acres and surroundings of native trees and extensive lawns

* Outstanding scenic views and wildlife.Perfect for individuals interested in nature, birds, fishing, water skiing and other leisure water activities

* Large screen television, local channels- iPod, iPad dock, DVD player

* Large family gathering dining table

* Request to bring your own boat. For small boats there is access to the river only 50 metres from the back door. For larger boats there is 'Fish Point' boat ramp, which is just a short 5km drive once you turn right out of the property.

* Six person hot tub/ spa in the screened porch

* BBQ with gas provided and alfresco dining sun-room/screened enclosed porch

* Family activities, included is table tennis, badminton, croquet set

* Under carport for cars, caravans, trucks, horse floats

* All high-quality linen, towels, soaps, and spa towels included

* Fresh milk, tea, coffee, pantry items, including foil, wrap, salt, pepper

* Camping is allowed by request

* Sleeps up to 12 People

* 4 large bedrooms and one children's room

* Rumpus room

* Exercise bike, treadmill, air walker, gym mat

* Telescope - great for star gazing

* High-quality crockery, utensils, bread maker, slow-cooker, toasters, pie maker, sandwich maker plus much more!

Location is ideally situated close to Swan Hill township

*Before making your enquiry or booking please read carefully the description and note the following information regarding Pental Island River Retreat:

- This property is situated directly on the river and also it is a farm that is surrounded by either a wheat crop or barley crop in winter through to late December when harvest takes place.

- The surroundings may be muddy in wet weather and dusty in summer, nevertheless the regions climate is really beautiful and boasts more sunshine hours than Queensland! Do, however, be prepared for the weather conditions and please bring along appropriate clothing and footwear.

* Strict rules apply for the use of the hot spa and the operation manual must be read before use.

- We are happy to accommodate children, however, please take note that the property has many internal and external stairs and is very close in proximity to the river. The property is ideally suited to those over five years, therefore we ask parents of younger children (0-5 years) to be aware of the situation as there is no fencing and the river is only steps away from the house.


* Smoking: strictly no smoking inside the house

* Parties: strictly no parties are to be held anywhere on this property

* Guests making the booking must be over 25 years of age

* Pets on request (outdoors only) - pets must be locked up at night and there is a kennel available

* The limit is two dogs

* Pet owners must have dogs under control at all times - do not let dogs wander as it is possible there might be sheep/cattle in the surrounding area.

Terms and Conditions:

* The property is on the river and extreme care and responsibility must be taken at all times.

* A minimum of Three night booking only - January/ School holidays is a minimum Four nights

* The six person Spa is available for conditional use only. A form must be signed prior to use and full responsibility must be taken with strict guidelines set out that must be adhered to.

* Swimming, boating and water activities are entirely at your own risk. Please advise me if you intend to bring your boat.

* Life jackets are provided on the property for four people, please bring your own safety equipment

* Two person kayak is provided free of charge (please note the terms and conditions of use)

* Two persons sharing a room, the master suite will be offered whilst the remaining 4 bedrooms will be locked.

* Extra persons by request

* Please provide your name a mobile number as contact at the time of booking.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Swan Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Shoes must be removed before entering the home.
  • Spa manual must be read by all guests prior to receiving spa key.
  • Property must be left in a clean condition.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Seperate area from homestead
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Pental Island River Retreat
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Amazing Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

We had the best honeymoon! The property was perfect. All that space to ourselves. We loved getting up and kayaking along the River. A home away from home for us and our 2 dogs. Make sure you take the aero guard.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Corop, Victoria, Australia

Lovely rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely homestead by the Little Murray river able to accommodate the needs for our gathering. Large country kitchen with both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Heated spa was lovely as was the kayaking. Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perfect Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just had a 5 day stay here with our 3 teenagers and 2 dogs. House was amazing! Big, beautifully furnished and equipped with absolutely everything you could need. Launched our tinny boat on the banks of the Murray and enjoyed fishing and water skiing. The owner, Susan, was great. Kept in contact with us and made check in a breeze. Could not fault anything. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

A great property peaceful and quiet 50 meters from the river with everything you need .definitely be going back

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Another fantastic family holiday we have yearly, amazing kitchen for everyone to be together to cook there was nothing we didn't enjoy about this beautiful home

Thank you Susan

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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South Australia, Australia

Beautifully presented

  • 5 of 5

There was plenty of room for the ten of us; all adults.

The house was beautifully decorated, a fire was burning in the slow combustion, breakfast was supplied, eggs, milk, cereal and butter, beds were very comfortable.

Susan was a great host and replied instantly to any questions we had.

We highly recommend this lovely place.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Murray Downs Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
13 Kilometres
Swan Hill
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Swan Hill


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.