Permanently moored on the Murray River, as part of the Riverglen Marina Reserve southeast of Adelaide, Bill's Boathouse beckons guests to indulge in the allure of refreshing and reinvigorating river life. Although this stay offers privacy and seclusion for guests, it is located in a full-service marina with river-front and basin berths that welcome other houseboats, cruisers and small boats also enjoying the fruits of the Murray River. Riverglen Marina Reserve promises guests a peaceful retreat, set amongst the gums and willows in this quiet, rural location. The community is gated and secure, ensuring guests can enjoy the entirety of their stay with peace of mind.
Bill's Boathouse is a passion project of its owners, who are ardent about linking ecological innovation with boathouse ecotourism. Constructed of only raw materials and green products, this stay is environmentally sustainable and blends seamlessly into its surrounding context.
"There’s nothing better than working together to achieve great things for our planet, and our team is on a fun-filled mission to give back and pay it forward." - owners of Bill's Boathouse
Completely self-contained the boathouse boasts a spacious, functional kitchen for guests who are looking to enhance their trip with some beautiful home cooking, as well as pots of homegrown herbs and grapevines. For those who prefer the laidback approach, the boathouse comes equipped with a barbecue for riverside mealtimes. For those enticed by the prospect of catching their own dinner, this stay offers fishing rods and tackle to those with a knack for casting a line. Alternatively, guests can put their feet up and wait for dinner to arrive while relaxing on the outdoor furniture.
With space for two people and even a pet, the bedroom features a Queen-sized bed and warm American Oak driftwood flooring throughout to create a space that is warm and soothing. An adjoining modern ensuite boasts a full-sized shower to help guests unwind and relax. Guests looking to take their holiday to the next level can indulge in the luxurious outdoor bath, 2-person hammock and fire-pit for the ultimate rustic getaway. For those seeking an inspiring work stay with refreshed scenery, the boathouse offers a desk with riverfront views, or if you're in search of something a little more exciting, there are 2 kayaks available for guests to use.
Bill's Boathouse has a unique, award-wining rustic aesthetic, and offers guests a getaway distinct from others, with amazing views of the winding Murray River. From morning mist sunrises and sunsets and undisturbed starry nights, this stay promises to leave guests feeling relaxed and reinvigorated. Surrounded by native wildlife, guests can enjoy their peaceful getaway in the company of the swans and pelicans who visit the boathouse daily. Bill's Boathouse offers guests the unique opportunity to fall asleep with a floating feeling, and to unwind in untouched natural beauty, just an hour from Adelaide.
To indulge in a refreshing getaway in this stunning rustic eco pod, head to the Bill's Boathouse website to book your next trip. Discover more of this Murray River getaway be following Bill's Boathouse on Instagram, where you can see more of the gorgeous scenery surrounding this boathouse.
Stay: Bill's Boathouse
Location: White Sands, Murray River, South Australia
Photographers: David Sievers & Chloe Morris