The Murray River, Lakes and Coorong has been a favourite destination for holidaymakers for well over a century, and the shack has been a huge part of its appeal. These holiday homes are often situated in prime spots with the river or beach almost at your doorstep, and facilities ranging from simple to sensational. If you prefer a fully catered stay, the region has some wonderful hotels and motels, many located close to the river and town services.
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Toora Views is a unique accommodation experience. Gumleaf Cottage has been filled with Redgum furniture and fittings, and features leadlight windows in all rooms. The cottage is in a quiet location, nestled on 30 acres of land with views of the Murray River, Murray Bridge and Mount Barker, which can be seen from the property. Located six kilometres from Murray Bridge.
'Gumleaf Cottage', is a one bedroom cottage, with queen-size bed, double sofa bed in lounge, kitchenette, dining room, bathroom/toilet, undercover verandah, private garden and shade-house and undercover parking.
'Gumleaf Cottage', is self-contained, bed and breakfast, provisions are supplied for a full cooked/continental breakfast. Stay two nights or more and receive a barbecue pack.
The Toora Views property is home to: Cape Barren Geese, Peacocks, Chooks, Bettongs and a very friendly dog.
The 'Gift Gallery', is filled with Redgum furniture and gifts for purchase, ranging from fridge magnets, tea light holders, clocks, hat/coat racks and much more.
True Blue is a stand alone holiday home which sleeps up to eight and is a real an entertainer's delight.
Boasting a north facing terrace and open plan kitchen/dining living areas, the house has large windows and glass doors to maximise the views across the waterways to the horizon. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the house is ideal for groups of friends or full on family fun.
If a more romantic break is what you are after, then you will love the large bathroom with multi-person spa and two television areas creating privacy.
After a day on the water, boating or swimming, simply cruise back up through the water ways and moor your boat on the personal jetty. Just step off the boat, and walk across the lawn to the door.Visit website
This luxury property has been set up for the discerning holidaymaker, offering fantastic water views from the master bedroom and the lounge room and a large deck area, perfect for entertaining, that overlooks the marina.
Sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms - bedroom 1 - 1 x queen, bedroom 2 - 2 x singles, bedroom 3 - 2 x single, Sitting Room - 1 x sofa bed All linen and towels supplied.
It has top quality furnishings and features a fully equipped kitchen and an open plan living / dining area. The master bedroom has a full ensuite.
Nothing to do except relax, unwind and take in the outstanding waterfront views. Island life is tranquil, and just over the bridge is the river port township of Goolwa - walk the historic wharf and take a trip on the Paddle Steamer Oscar W or enjoy a beverage at the Steam Exchange micro brewery before catching the Cockle Train.
Features: TV, DVD, microwave, dishwasher, wine fridge, Puratap filtered water, coffee machine, ducted reverse cycling air conditioning, combustion wood heater, 2nd bathroom, bath, double vanity, gas BBQ, outdoor furniture, marina pontoon, washing machine and dryer.
Walk the historic wharf and take a trip on the Paddle Steamer Oscar W or enjoy a beverage at the Steam Exchange micro brewery. Signal Point offers art, food and wine, while the town's shops and cafes hold all your holiday needs and wants.
Sleeps 8 in 2 bedrooms plus a sleepout - Bedroom 1 - Queen, Bedroom 2 – Queen & bunk, Sleepout – Bunks (privacy provided by a curtain)
Holiday clients to supply bedroom, bathroom and kitchen linen plus all personal requirements. (Blankets or doonas & pillows supplied)
Upstairs: Open plan living, dining and kitchen area integrated with a large undercover sheltered entertaining deck, master bedroom and a bathroom with shower, vanity and toilet.
Downstairs: Second living area with a second fridge, 1 large bedroom with queen bed and bunks. Additional set of bunks with privacy provided by a curtain. Bathroom with shower, vanity and toilet. combined with the laundry, enclosed and private back yard with second outdoor undercover entertaining area.
Enjoy your favourite wine whilst watching the sunset as the boats come back to their moorings. Villa Hindmarsh is a must for that well deserved break, luxuriously presented sleeping eight (one queen size bed, one double bed and two sets of bunks).
Downstairs there is an open plan kitchen/dining and lounge with uninterrupted views to Marina. The fourth bedroom is currently set up as a television/games room, second bathroom and toilet, separate laundry with washing machine and dryer.
Upstairs there is a formal landing with second television, three large bedrooms, deluxe bathroom, balcony with alfresco outdoor setting for viewing brilliant sunsets.
Outside there is a paved entertainment area with barbecue and sandstone table sized comfortably for eight adults.Visit website
Located on the water at beautiful Wellington Shores, Villa Serra is a modern, high end holiday home that comfortably sleeps six adults.
Access to the River Murray and lower lakes is via your own private jetty. Bring your boat or your canoe and enjoy the safety of the Wellington Marina or adventure into the River Murray proper for water skiing, sailing, jet ski or boating.
Villa Serra has three double bedrooms, a shared bathroom and two toilets. A third toilet is provided in the private Master en suite.
The property features a fully equipped kitchen, meals and living area and a separate coffee/bar facility. Laundry amenities and barbecue facilities are also provided.
A large deck and outside fire pit mean that you are able to entertain outdoors and enjoy the panoramic canal view. Wellington Shores is just over an hour travel by road from Adelaide and it is well supported by basic shopping, a hotel and amenities at Wellington.
Villa Serra's is the ideal base to explore the Coorong, Lower Lakes and the River Murray and is 10 minutes from the future South Australian Motorsport Park site at Tailem Bend.Visit website
2015 SA State Winner - Family Category
The Vintage Oar in Milang offers a relaxing getaway on the lakefront of Lake Alexandrina in the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is close to wineries at Langhorne Creek and water activities such as boating, fishing, sailing, canoeing and waterskiing. The Vintage Oar Holiday House sleeps 11 (plus there is a complimentary portacot and highchair) with flexible bedding configurations in the 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom fully self contained holiday house. It is perfect for 2 families / 4 couples / hen's weekends / corporate getaways with twin share accommodation / yoga retreats ... the possibilities are endless.
The Vintage Oar is only 1 hour drive from Adelaide, 15 minutes drive to Goolwa, 10 minutes to Strathalbyn, 15 minutes to Currency Creek, 5 minutes to Finniss and 10 minutes to the wineries of Langhorne Creek. There is a boat ramp close by on the lakefront of Lake Alexandrina. There are walking trails, parks for the kids, tennis courts, bakery, pub and local shops. Visit local wineries including Lake Breeze, Bremerton, and The Winehouse, art galleries, restaurants, and the myriad of other attractions of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
A cleaning fee and bond applies, details available on application.Visit website
Washpool Retreat offers accommodation only metres from the waters edge of the Murray River.
The guest house accommodates two to four guests with 2 Queen bedrooms and linen and towels supplied. The main bedroom has great views of the river and access to the entertaining deck via a glass sliding door.
The guest house has open plan living and dining, great river views and a large private entertaining deck with an outdoor setting and barbecue to help you enjoy the peaceful setting and abundance of bird life.
You will find modern cooking facilities, dishwasher, microwave, televisions in all rooms, shower, toilet and washing machine.
Own private driveway, lawn to the waters edge and a private jetty to sit on, relax and fish.
Washpool Retreat is an hours drive from Adelaide.Visit website
A quiet family holiday home with suitable accommodation for up to 6 guests. We have a fully equipped kitchen, four bedrooms, one large bathroom and two toilets. There is a barbecue outside with lawn down to waters edge and our own jetty. A brand new boat ramp is within a short walk. There is a new reverse cycle heating/cooling unit in the family/kitchen area. Short or long term stays. Fully self-catering. Our house looks out over a backwater of the River Murray and as such there are no ski boats racing up and down. It is very quiet and peaceful with great sunsets. The house is only 10 Km from The Bend Motor Racing track near Tailem Bend.Visit website
Yates Cottage is a beautiful cosy cottage with large green garden area. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom with a second toilet situated in the separate outside laundry.
Yates Cottage is close to the lake and is a few minutes' drive to the Goolwa cockle beach. The cottage is fully furnished and features include microwave, gas heating, electric cooling and washing machine. Situated in a lovely area of Goolwa South, close to restaurants and walking/bike trails.