Top 5 Stayz Accommodations In Goolwa, Australia - Updated 2024

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Goolwa is a most frequented laid-back holiday destination located about 100 km (62 miles) south of Adelaide in southern Australia. This historic river port has been developed into an upmarket holiday resort where visitors will have the chance to learn more about the local culture, especially about the Ngarrindjeri tribe. Major attractions such as the Signal Point Center, the Cockle Train, and the National Trust Museum can be visited. Above all, there are numerous lakes, beaches, and rivers where holidaymakers can indulge in watersports galore. Stroll around Goolwa and savor the local specialties in restaurants and cafes. Even romantic couples will find places that exude a tranquil and romantic atmosphere. If this sounds like your next vacation spot then check out our list of the top Stayz accommodations in Goolwa, Australia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. Sid's Place (from USD 92)

This charming cottage named Sid’s Place entices couples or families of up to 6 with its strategic location near every convenience. Immerse yourself in the local lifestyle as the historic wharf, delightful restaurants, bustling market, and the public railway await just beyond the doorstep.

Lazy days are kept interesting here with a smart TV hooked up to Netflix, WiFi, and games for your offline and online entertainment pleasures. While grilling in the deck, you can watch your fur companions frolicking in the fully fenced yard, their own haven for zoomies and playtime. Remember, pets are welcome indoors but the host of this private rental in Goolwa graciously requests to keep them off the furniture.

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Goolwa, South Australia, Australia
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

2. Goolwa Riverhouse Apartment (from USD 124)

At Goolwa Riverhouse Apartment, you’ll discover lots of excitement as it is mere moments away from Murray River and the historic wharf. Take on the adventure with its easy access to boat launching facilities and complimentary kayaks for thrilling water escapades.

Ideal for four capable adults, the rental’s thoughtfully designed layout offers comfort and charm. Start your days on the spacious deck savoring your morning brew. You’ll also love that you can be your own chef in the well-equipped kitchen. Keep in mind that to achieve the essence of relaxation and recreation here, stays of at least two nights must be booked.

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Goolwa, South Australia, Australia
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

3. Bucolic cabin by the sea (from USD 158)

Ideal for romantic couples, this little secret paradise for lovebirds is situated in the secluded outskirts of Goolwa, reputed for its rich history and tranquil atmosphere. It is a bucolic cabin in Goolwa adorned with rustic furniture. There’s a plush bedroom, a lovely bathroom, and a fully stocked kitchen. Relish the serene atmosphere and listen to the crashing waves as you spend a wonderful time with your loved one.

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69 reviews   Wifi Available
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean, comfortable, romantic and has basically everything you need
a wonderful place for couples to relax and reconnect
we kept beautifully warm and cozy with the fire roaring and soaking in the huge tub on a cold and wet weekend! it was exactly what we were looking for!
saw a kangaroo with her joey from the bedroom, enjoyed watching a glorious sunset from the balcony and savoured our breakfast sitting in the sun on the front deck
the home is beautifully presented and it is clear the renovated church is a labour of love
beautiful place, tastefully decorated, charming and romantic
the sound of the ocean was a lovely touch and bakers oven really warmed the place fast
great, quiet location with views to the ocean from the bedroom balcony
a great relaxing getaway
a most relaxing and invigorating stay
beautiful, beautiful old wooden church has the most lovely and relaxing atmosphere
all the mod cons and right next to the beach as well
we want to go back in the winter so we can use the wood fire
peaceful bliss
very quiet, just a short walk to goolwa beach
a beautiful old building on the beachfront
well worth a visit
really peaceful, perfect spot
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4. Luxurious family apartment near Goolwa center (from USD 123)

With its corrugated pale blue roof and creme outside walls, this architecturally designed apartment welcomes a family to spend some quality time during their vacation. The property has three luxuriously-appointed bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen with amenities. Facilities and perks include a spa bath, a bottle of wine, a Nespresso coffee machine, barbecue facilities, and a dishwasher.

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94 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed comfortable
remote controller for tv in master bedroom worked fine
very comfortable
in future we think wifi / no-wifi it is likely to be an increasing factor in choosing one property over another
although we knew that no wifi was provided, it is becoming much more common to find wifi available in similar accommodation
it was very clean and tidy
the property was delightful and had everything we needed
very spacious rooms and well furnished
excellent property, very inviting, comfortable, well appointed, and bright
for our 3-night stay, (2-people) we found the house very clean and the kitchen well equipped with utensils and various consumables, (except for the lack of paper towel and/or box of tissues)
modern furniture and fittings, good heating, loved the gas fire and spa bath, kids loved the play space and bunks
fixtures and fittings showed the care and attention of the owners
owners were particularly accomodating and communication was very timely and clear
a beautiful home, so luxurious, clean and neat
unique and very high quality property
a great little place situated walking distance to everything that goolwa has to offer from the wharf precinct to the shops and cafes
located close to wharf and main street with plenty of cafes and take away nearby
location was good and within very easy walking distance of cafes and restaurants
an easy walk to goolwa's main street and wharf
very central to the main street and goolwa wharf
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5. Quirky and pet-friendly cottage (from USD 115)

Nestled in a friendly community dubbed as the ‘Little Scotland’, this quirky-chic stone cottage is a minute’s drive away from the wineries of Currency Creek and the coastal towns of Port Elliot and Victor Harbor. Families will definitely love the charming ambiance of the cottage. The interior is styled in a classic, rustic, and elegant theme. Every little corner has been well-appointed.

This pet-friendly accommodation in Goolwa can sleep up to six people. It has three character-filled bedrooms, a shared bathroom, and a sublime kitchen which is well equipped. Guests can enjoy the backyard area, complimentary tea & coffee-making facilities, toiletries, Wi-Fi, and table tennis.

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65 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
mariners cottage was comfortable and welcoming
bed was comfortable, water pressure was great
full kitchen had fridge, dishwasher and a variety of tea, coffee and condiments available for use if you wished
fire place sooo warm
shower was so warm and plenty of pressure, kitchen alli need
the cottage is full of character and well located
lovely old cottage, loved that it wasn't to updated
this place is absolutely perfect in winter and was so well kept and homely
we would certainly consider using the cottage again when next planning a trip to goolwa
very comfortable both inside and out
clancy and banjo loved the secure yard
aqua cafe and mother duck for good meals & coffee
cottage was easy to find and our hosts were quick to respond to any questions
quiet, although only a short distance from the main street and wharf
a very well situated property, so convenient to explore goolwa and its surrounds
fantastic location with everything we needed
we loved the central location
cottage had everything we needed in a wonderful location
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Spend a laid-back holiday in Goolwa

Do you wish to laze on the beach, surf the untamed waves, or fish in the river all in one place? Then Goolwa is your ideal holiday retreat where you can replenish yourself. Choose your favorite accommodation from Stayz in Goolwa, South Australia, and enjoy your privacy.

If you are looking to further widen your search for the perfect vacation hideaway, you can check out some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Goolwa. Those who are willing to stay in a nearby town can consider booking a stay at the Stayz accommodations in Middleton, South Australia.

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