We recently visited South Australia’s Riverland for an extra-long weekend. Having visited the area before we chose Renmark again for its beautiful riverside location and holiday village feel. We decided to leave the caravan home this time and splash out for just a smidge more convenience and stay at the luxurious Renmark River Villas, hosted by Boats and Bedzzz.

The accommodation options are great! Boats and Bedzzz host two modern 3-bedroom homes and can accommodate up to 6 or 8 people each. If your party exceeds that why not book both? The homes are adjoining and have a shared fence and gate which can of course be opened up, providing everybody access to the beautiful, heated pool and waterfall in Villa B. In order to fully ease into the holiday we postponed cooking on their Webber Q and 600g Country Style Rib Eye for the first night and made the easy 10 minute walk along the riverbank to the town centre and the Renmark Club for dinner.

Past the possums and the rose gardens, past the fountains and the paddle steamer, with the beautiful pink setting sun off to our right. Our return to these lovely homes was welcoming and the boys were straight to bed. The king size master was every married woman’s dream – just big enough to keep hubby right over there, on his side and out of reach! (Love you honey…) The pillows were perfect and the alarm, well, we double checked it remained 100% switched off!

Before breakfast we had a swim and made the short drive to a Riverland Institution – Arrosto Coffee, Boutique Coffee Roasters & Café. The sun was shining and a steady stream of happy go lucky customers unhurriedly came, sat, chatted, ate and drank. The breakfast burger was light fresh and satisfying and provided a great opportunity to contemplate the options for our next destination. Casual or active? Scenic or culinary? And the biggest decision: beer, wine or gin to compliment or celebrate whatever comes next?

Riverland Houseboat Accommodation

It wouldn’t be a trip to the The Riverland without involving a boat. Watching, riding on or dreaming about, one day… If you own a boat, share the experience with friends. If you ski fantastic, if you don’t, relax… If you want to try something really special how about a Houseboat? Boats & Bedzzz host two of these also. “The Murray Dream” is permanently moored for that absolute waterfront but worry free experience and the other “Moving Waters” is ready to be cut loose to see the sights. 9 and 10 berth each will provide diversity amongst your group and provide a great time out on the water. There is a kayak ready to launch from the stern and a BBQ undercover on the large rear deck at water level – cook up a storm while enjoying the river at the same time! Upstairs is an 8 person dining table, garden swing and sun-lounges from which to wave at all of those admiring you from the shore.

We love Boats and Bedzzz, their quality and convenience ensured a relaxing and memorable visit to this beautiful corner of South Australia.

Find your perfect Riverland stay by contacting Boats And Bedzzz


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