Paddlewheeler "Julie Fay" B&B
Romantic Couples Retreat
Nestled on the bank of the mighty Murray River, in South Australia’s famous Riverland district, the vintage PS Julie Fay is a unique waterfront accommodation experience for couples seeking privacy in a stunning natural setting.
From the comfort of your fully serviced suite, you will experience river life on this charming paddle-wheeler without the hassle of cruising the river to find a mooring.
Birds and fish abound in these world-recognised wetlands, sunsets display full glory, the stars are bright in the night sky and sunrise brings a dawn chorus of birdlife.
Exploring the Riverland is easy because wineries, breweries, restaurants and food markets are only a short drive away.
This is a true nature experience that will refresh your soul.
Fridge & dishwasher
Continental breakfast provisions
Open plan living
1 queen bed
2 guests maximum (Strict minimum age 13yo)
All linen provided
Shower & Toilet
Complimentary use of Kayaks
Chromecast-enabled flat-screen TV
Board games & playing cards
Local brewery, restaurants
360 degree views
Air conditioner (r/c)
Combustion Stove (June, July, August)
Gift platter & local ales
Park by the gangplank
Late checkout, 12 noon
835 Murtho Road, Murtho, SA
Ultimate Waterfront accommodation perfectly situated in her own private mooring on the Murray River.
In SA, between Renmark and the Victorian border.
5 minutes from Paringa, 10 minutes from Renmark, just over 1 hour from Victoria’s Mildura Airport.
The perfect mix of seclusion yet access to quality restaurants, sight-seeing and river activities.
|Monday to Thursday:||$225 per night|
|Friday, Saturday & Sunday:||$250 per night|
|(2 person maximum applies.||No extras, no visitors)|
Discounts for Multiple Nights:
% off total price
3 Nights: 10% (up to $75 saved!)
4 Nights: 12% (up to $117 saved!)
5 Nights: 14% (up to $168 saved!)
6 Nights: 16% (up to $228 saved!)
Please note that there is a 3-night minimum over long weekends and a 2-night minimum for all other times. Single night ‘vacancies’ provide the option for our guests to extend their stay.
|Names:||Ruth and Jim Roberts|
|Phone:||0475 754 222|
|Address:||835 Murtho Road, Murtho, SA 5340|
4-25th Dec 2021
Jan 24 to Feb 6th 2022
9 – 23 July 2022
17 – 25 Dec 2022
Our rules are strict to ensure everyone’s comfort. Please respect our conditions.
No pets | No visitors | No motorised watercraft | No smoking | No children
We respectfully request bookings from South Australia only, during this time of unpredictable lock-downs.
Computer users can click on the Start Date tool to easily see available nights marked in green.
Mobile device users will need to use the Availability tab after starting a booking.
Click the blue Book Now button on the picture to start your booking.
You can choose any day for checking out.
Full Terms and Conditions
We offer a late check-out time of 12 noon to help you make the most of your stay. Your check-in time is between 3pm and 8pm.
The boat has been developed as a couples’ retreat and is not designed for the safety of children. Please don’t book children under the age of 12 as they cannot be permitted.
The fireplace may only be used while the top deck canopy is removed during June to August. Firewood is provided.
Julie Fay is a strictly non-smoking area.
Sorry but we have a No Pet policy. All nature’s creatures feel safe approaching the paddle-wheeler and we don’t want to scare them away.
Parties, events and non-paying visitors are strictly prohibited. Julie Fay B&B is not for the purpose of hosting anyone other than those who have officially booked. As a surveyed and registered boat, legal capacity regulations apply.
Fruit and Vegetables
Please note that, as a food production area, Renmark is fruit-fly free. It is currently illegal to bring ANY fruit or vegetables into the Riverland, even from Adelaide.
There are plenty of great places to buy fresh produce within the Riverland.
Some times are not always peaceful on the river: Despite our relatively secluded position, the river will be very busy on long weekends and school holidays.
Duck hunting season could run anytime between February – June so call us if you want to know when the season is open.
The Dinghy Derby runs in February and September and there will be dinghies practicing in the weeks leading up to the race.
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellations made within 48 hours of making the booking we will fully refund you (providing it is not within 5 days of check-in). The booking system will charge you a small fee.
After 48hrs of making your booking, cancellations made 5 or more days before check-in will receive a full refund (The booking system will charge you a small fee) minus a service fee of $50. The $50 fee is waived if a covid lock-down has caused your late notice.
If you cancel within 1-4 days of your stay, the first night will be non-refundable, but the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded. (The booking system will charge you a small fee). If a covid lock-down has caused your late notice, all will be refunded except the small automatic booking fee.
Cancellation During your Stay
If you cancel on or after your first night of your stay, the first two nights will be non-refundable but the cost for any remaining nights will be refunded to you. (The booking system will charge you a small fee)
We hold ‘COVID-19 Clean Practicing Business’ accreditation through the Quality Tourism Framework.
Visitors are required to consider in advance as to whether they have any flu-like symptoms, have been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19, or traveled to a high-risk area. If so, we request they contact us immediately and defer their visit until they have been asymptomatic for 28 days or can provide a clearance letter from a physician.
We are happy to reschedule their visit to a future date.