A comfortable family house with a 'beach shack' feel, with 4+ bedrooms, situated between Goolwa Beach and the Murray River lake shores along Barrage Road..

About a minute's walk to the South Lakes Golf Course, close to the AquaCaf restaurant and Goolwa Aquatic Club community facility and Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club. A short walk on to the new Ballast Stone Restaurant, Steam Brewery etc at the Wharf, all in easy walking along the lakefront walkway.

Our place is a private holiday home, in a quality holiday area protected by native gardens & trees.

A Top Rated Property: Our house rates highly purely by positive guest approvals due to fair pricing and our attention to guest requirements. We do not pay more to get priority. We are flexible.

Our holiday house is a classic, but updated two-storey Goolwa Shack style house at South Lakes, with four (4) bedrooms, one that is actually a large open layout downstairs for multiple kids or sometimes used for a separate family. How many people will the house accommodate? Ask us for the number of persons our house will comfortably accommodate.

Goolwa is just a 75 minute drive from Adelaide via the Hills Freeway, Mt Barker & Strathalbyn, or by the Southern Expressway / Victor Harbour Road. You don't need to bring much with you to have a great time.

[Guest comment in 2010: "We had a fantastic long weekend. It was very quiet and relaxing and the way you have set up the home meant we had everything on hand. The open plan of the house meant that we could have our own space but still talk to each other! On Sunday morning we went for a walk around the area and it felt like we had been away for weeks. It really felt like our holiday house, so thank you so much for sharing it with us." Ali & Brian, Adelaide]

[June 2011: "We recently had to attend a family event in Goolwa and would normally use a motel for such a sudden visit but this was so much better. The instructions were foolproof, the place was spotless and had everything that you would normally reach for at home. We are home again now and it seems like it was with much less effort than usual and we can only put it down to being able to relax like we were at home."]

At our house you'll hear the rolling ocean, just beyond the golf course and sandhills. Nearby Goolwa Beach has on-beach access for 4WD adventures to the Murray Mouth and Beach Fishing. You can drive to the sheltered saltwater Coorong boat ramp at Beacon 19, just a few minutes drive down Barrage Road, alongside the River, where you can fish in tidal estuary waters nearer the Murray Mouth. The movie 'Storm Boy' was filmed right around here.

Bird watchers will be amazed with the wild life. This is World Standard Wilderness without the eco-tourist hype, all just a few minutes walk from our house.

Off Season - no such ting: You will also find that winter down here next to the Southern Ocean is a great time to get away. The house is like a haven from the roar of the ocean not far way. We love it.

The house has comfortable space for 8 people, or even for two flexible families by agreement. Comfortable modern furnishings and a big split system heat/cool air-conditioner unit are a feature. Widescreen digital TV and DVD with our many quality film & music event DVDs for your use. Toilet facilities upstairs and down. Under the balcony there's a big gas BBQ ready for dinner/ breakfasts. Plus a Weber charcoal Kettle BBQ - if you know how.

Goolwa South Lakes is ideal for families to enjoy water sports and fishing. You have access to the ocean seawater via the excitement of traversing the Lock through the Goolwa Barrage to cruise to the Coorong estuary and Murray Mouth. Water skiing, parasail boarding, trailer-sailing or even r/c model boating is a feature of the protected lakes. You are just a minute from the water at Open House Goolwa.

Goolwa ~ on Murray & Sea

Our family house is attractive and clean with 'shack style' relaxation in the garden setting of South Lakes, a traditional holiday place.

What to bring: We ask you to supply your own Linen for bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. People have told us that is their preference. We do have emergency sheets, but please let us know if used. All the Beds have a quality Duna with a Quilt cover, so all you need is basic linen and sheets. Three Bedrooms upstairs: one has a queen size bed / one a double and the third smaller bedroom has a set of single bed bunks. Downstairs sleeping space for at least 4 more people in a bunkhouse style that kids enjoy!

Relax: Walking distance for great food! If you don't want to cook, walk to the nearby South Lakes Golf Club where you are welcomed for good food & pokies; or the popular and trendy AquaCaf, the Bombora Cafe near the beach or the Goolwa Yacht Club, or the many town hotels, clubs, cafes and bakeries. You can have your meals delivered. Check for Pizza & Pub contacts that we display on our fridge magnets!

On Arrival: Put on the kettle. Use our complimentary Coffee Bags & Tea bags as a welcome. Sit down and relax. Doing nothing is totally acceptable!

Cycle Safe with your friends

Only an hour's drive and a quick Change of House can create a positive feeling.

*Cycle Groups: you are very close to the Encounter Bikeway.

On Sundays and during school holidays the Bikeway can be combined with the famous Cockle Train. Fantastic views of coast with many locations to stop and explore along the way including cafes, parks and historic towns of Middleton and Pt Elliot. Cycle Maps are available from Goolwa or Victor Harbor Visitor Information Centres.

We are NOT a Motel and prefer stays of two (2) + more nights. We have specials for OFF PEAK Mid Week longer stays - Sunday to Thursday. Contact us to discuss our flexible options. PETS: Ask about your well-behaved Pets staying with you also.

NOTE: Long Weekends (3 nights standard) & Peak School Holidays, Easter and Xmas or New Year Holiday periods are always in demand, so contact us early. Longer term bookings may receive precedence for Peak times.

Cleaning Agreement: You MUST leave the house "As Clean As You Found It" - including a final clean of dishes, kitchen, bathroom, toilets and sweeping & vacuum of floors up stairs and downstairs. This house is not a motel. It is easy to do a quick clean, that's all we ask.


Rated 3 out of 5 by from good property We enjoyed the balcony for relaxing in the morning.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy breezy beachside living We've stayed here multiple times and the owner has gone out of their way to make our stay easy and comfortable. You could fit a small army in here and the street is one of the most relaxed with a distinct lack of fences and endless green lawns that take me back to my childhood summers in the area. The house is well appointed with a bit of old-school beach house charm. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very spacious house, we felt at home! We had a very comfortable stay while we were staying at Goolwa for work. The house was tucked away is a nice quiet street and was close to the water and town centre. A very spacious house, well equipped with everything we needed. We felt at home!
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relaxing house and easy booking Open House was great! We had a relaxing long weekend with our family & kids friends. The booking arrangements were made easy with good communication from the owners Mike & Christine. What they promised was delivered.
Date published: 2014-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent house Great house for a break away!! Good location and lots of space for kids to play outside.
Date published: 2014-03-11
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Washing Machine, Parking

DVD player, In-house Movies/Videos, Stereo
High chair, Rumpus room, Cot
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave
Airconditioning, Heaters
Washing Machine
Non-Smoking, Eco-Friendly, Parking
Beach Shack Style House, Two Storey / Two Toilets, Undercover BBQ space, Big Yard for Kids, Dunas on beds; You bring sheets, Easy Parking on site, Pets OK if we agree on rules, Family Groups are OK, Bike Safe, Walk Friendly, Speak Direct with nice owners!



Always Competitive Prices! We are flexible with your arrival or exit times. That's why we get great reviews. Contact us for options on required days or prices. Our per night cost is better than motels or a caravan park cabin, and the per person price is better!

Special offer!

Relax ~ No Rushing! We always try to provide guests with a Later Departure from the house, if there is no incoming guest.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $190
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $150 $400 $1150 2 $0 $0
* $250 $500 $1750 5 $0 $0
* $200 $400 $1400 3 $0 $0
* $150 $400 $1150 2 $0 $0
* $140 $400 $1110 2 $0 $0
* $150 $400 $1150 2 $0 $0
* $140 $400 $1110 2 $0 $0
* $150 $400 $1150 2 $0 $0
* $200 $400 $1400 3 $0 $0
* $150 $400 $1150 2 $0 $0


The following dates have a special rate or exception applied. Please note any discounts applicable to these dates will still apply.

  • $220 p/n
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  • $220 p/n
  • $200 p/n
  • $300 p/n
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  • $300 p/n
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $300 p/s Easy Family Weekend $400 p/s
Long Weekends 3 Day $660 p/s
School Hols Mid Year $1,000 p/s
Xmas & New Year week $250 p/n
Easter Weekend 4 day $1,200 p/s
Schoolies Stay estim $400 p/n

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 6 adults. Property has 7 beds and can sleep a maximum 7 people.