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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 (12 volts) system. 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
Beth Males
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Amenities

Goolwa South Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • 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
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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PS Federal romantic retreat
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews
5

Absolutely amazing, photos dont do it justice!!!

  • 5 of 5

Really peaceful beaitiful place. Really comfy beds had a great nights sleep. Will be booking to come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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3

5 stars for originality, 2 stars for the quality

  • 3 of 5

For people searching an original and a quiet place, it’s a good deal.

The house is quite well equipped and relatively comfortable if you consider the fact that it’s a very old boat, on the water, without any connection to the main power.

Now, when you compare the price you pay with other offers, if you want to be honest with other competitors with amazing places, you cannot give more than 2 stars for this place.

All the stuff looks DIY and the global impression is like a very low-cost cabin in any campground.

I will not consider anymore this housing.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Sydney, Australia
5

A lovely unique property in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the PS Federal, definitely could have stayed longer! We bought our parents, who are visiting from the UK and they absolutely loved it. The peaceful setting on the water and using the binoculars to watch all the birds! The beds were so comfy and we all had a great nights sleep! We also cooked the provided breakfast in the morning, which was delicious!! If you are in the area we’d definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia
5

Wonderful quirky property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the old boat was a treasure and something unique, The facilities where clean, comfortable and welcoming, loved the brecky supplies and bottle of wine. So relaxing.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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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: June 2017
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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: June 2017
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Other Activities:

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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