Paddlewheeler "Julie Fay" B&B
Romantic Couples Retreat
NOTE: In Spring 2022, the river levels are rising and dropping across Julie Fay’s access track. Please call us for current conditions. We have every contingency available to keep your access open including providing gum-boots and waders if you need them. We will even use our dinghy to get you on and off-board if necessary.
Our guests are loving this opportunity to see the river enjoying Spring as it should be!
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 (minimum age 13yo)
All linen provided
2-night minimum stay
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, 11am
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:||$250 per night|
|Friday, Saturday & Sunday:||$300 per night|
|(2 person maximum applies.||No extras, no visitors)|
Discounts for Multiple Nights:
% off total price
3 Nights: 8% (up to $72 saved)
4 Nights: 10% (up to $115 saved)
5 Nights: 12% (up to $168 saved)
6 Nights: 14% (up to $231 saved)
Please note the 2-night minimum stay (3-night minimum over long weekends). 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|
9 – 31 July 2022
17 – 25 Dec 2022
29 Jan – 12 Feb 2023
Our rules are strict to ensure everyone’s comfort. Please respect our conditions.
No pets | No visitors | No motorised watercraft | No smoking | No children
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 11am 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 from 1st June to August 30th. 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 wish to frighten them.
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. For this reason, hire is not available in conjunction with hire of the Captains’ Cottage.
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.
PS Julie Fay B&B is rocked by the wake of passing boats.
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellations made within 48 hours of making the booking we will fully refund you (providing it is not within 14 days of check-in). The booking system will charge you a small fee. There is no charge to reschedule your stay at this point.
After 48hrs of making your booking, cancellations made 5 -14 days before check-in will receive a refund minus a service fee of $150. (The booking system will charge you a small fee if you cancel).
Or you can opt to reschedule your stay.
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).
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 are fully vaccinated and hold ‘COVID-19 Clean Practicing Business’ accreditation through the Quality Tourism Framework