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PS Federal romantic retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type hotel

Overview

About the property

Eco-friendly, off grid solar powered. Renewable energy for less impact on the environment.

The PS Federal paddle steamer built in 1902 now rests on stilts in the River Murray adjacent the bird sanctuary where spoon-billed cranes, pelicans, black swan families, egret, purple swamp hens, dusky moorhens and black-winged stilt reside. Ideally located on River within walking distance of Goolwa beach.

Relaxation and leisure time are so important and you will unwind as soon as you step aboard the PS Federal!

Bottle of wine provided to welcome you on arrival. Cereal, milk, bread, tea, coffee, bacon & eggs for first morning of your stay. A vegetarian option is available upon request. Towels and bed linen are supplied.

Guests have complete privacy as PS Federal is fully self contained accommodation.

Not just a place to stay but a unique accommodation experience on the Fleurieu Peninsula on board the Paddle Steamer P.S. FEDERAL.

87 kilometres from Adelaide

and close to the River Mouth where the Murray River completes its journey and joins the Southern Ocean.

It's ideally located for sailing windsurfing, and skiing and yet is within walking distance of the lovely township of Goolwa.

This pristine location has the calmness of being on the River Murray as well as the energising surf of Goolwa Beach just a short walk around the corner.

Close to the best local cuisine: Aquacaf on the River and just around the corner on Goolwa Beach are the most delicious fish burgers and gourmet menu at Bombora.

Getting around:

Trips on the Wood fired Paddle Steamer Oscar W

Steam Train trips to Victor Harbor

Tours to the Coorong

Lots of interesting walks

South Lakes Golf Club

Goolwa Markets

Bike Hire

Wineries

Property

Two upstairs bedrooms, large lounge and kitchen downstairs. Scenic windows waterside with views of Hindmarsh Island and bird sanctuary as well as upper and lower decks with outdoor seating.

Please take care of this beautiful old boat, she's 113 years old!

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

Amenities

Goolwa South Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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PS Federal romantic retreat
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Adelaide
5

Gorgeous, tranquil, cosy

  • 5 of 5

We both needed a break from everything and this was perfect. So many lovely touches by the hosts, great breakfast and a local bottle of wine. Birdlife was amazing and it really felt like we were in our own little world so far away from everyone. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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South Australia, Australia
5

Delightful and unique

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful spot to sit and watch the birds, read a book and relax. The sunrises are magic and breakfast in the sun-drenched kitchen was perfect. We were warm and comfortable despite the cold weather. The perfect place to escape the everyday and re-charge.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5

Unique, secluded with great views.

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay on this wonderful boat. Such a unique holiday experience with lots of wildlife to see. We kayaked straight off the side. Very clean. Thoroughly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5

serenity all around

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place, that has been so lovingly restored.

A very unique experience, with serenity and peace all around.

The lake , birdlife, fresh air, perfect location makes this a wonderful get away, A++++

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5

What a lovely 3 days

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, no other people. We were there during very rough weather, but felt perfectly safe and comfortable. The 12V power supply and gas heater and oven meant we had power and heat during a very long blackout. Saw a pelican catch a very big fish and finally swallow it, saw a seal, twice pelicans swans and swallows.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Aldinga Beach, South Australia, Australia
5

Second to none

  • 5 of 5

This river retreat is nothing short of perfect, everything is amazing and the owners go above and beyond to complete the experience. We thoroughly recommend this holiday destination and simply could not be more satisfied with the entire experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Cleaning: $50 per stay

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