The Riverland, located along the upper reaches of the mighty Murray River, is one of the most beautiful and relaxing spots in South Australia for a peaceful getaway. Renowned for both the incredible river landscapes, and for the endless citrus groves that power Australia’s fruit industry, the Riverland has a huge amount to offer the savvy and curious traveller.
And if you’re looking for a more unique Riverland accommodation than a chain hotel or caravan park, there’s no better place to look than Airbnb. With plenty of choices from luxury stays, to eco-friendly glamping tents, and much more, Airbnb works for any budget and style of travel. But there’s a dizzying array of properties to choose from in the area, and it can be hard to sort the wheat from the chaff. So read on, for the best accommodation Riverland options!
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Renmark is the largest town in the Riverland, with a population of about 8000 people. It sits on the bank of the Murray River, about 3 hours drive from Adelaide, and is the last major town in South Australia before crossing the border into Victoria. As the region’s premier town, it makes for an excellent base to explore the Riverland and all that it has to offer. Let’s have a look at some of the best Renmark Airbnb properties.
Just a few minutes drive out of town is one of the best accommodation in Renmark opportunities. Sitting on a bank of the Murray River, and with a cosy and welcoming country atmosphere, beautiful Reflections Cottage, part of the Mundic Waterfront Cottages, is the perfect spot for an Airbnb Riverland getaway.
The cottage itself features four bedrooms and space for up to eight guests, making it a great choice for larger families or small friend groups. It comes complete with a full kitchen, air conditioning, WiFi, TV, and a generous indoor living area. Outside, there’s spectacular views from the large verandah straight down the bank to the river. Naturally there’s plenty of verandah seating and a barbecue as well, while just below the house is a private jetty for boating, kayaking, fishing and swimming. The house is surrounded by gardens and lawns, and is nestled on the grounds of a 30 acre vineyard, allowing for total peace and quiet.
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Boats and Bedzzz "Moving Waters"
One of the biggest attractions with the Riverland is of course – the River! And there’s no better way to fully experience the Murray than by staying on a houseboat. But renting a houseboat isn’t for everyone; driving it can be stressful, anchoring and mooring can be tricky, there can be expensive fuel prices, and more. That’s where Moving Waters comes in – it’s a permanently moored houseboat, so you can get the wonderful experience of staying on the river, but without the drama of managing your own houseboat.
Bright, clean and modern, with attractive furnishings throughout, Moving Waters has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with space for up to ten guests. There’s a full kitchen, air conditioning, a rear deck with barbecue, WiFi, a washing machine, and multiple TVs throughout the boat. It even comes complete with a two person kayak! And best of all, it’s moored just five minutes walk from the centre of town, so you’ve got nearby shops and restaurants but still with plenty of peace and quiet. It’s definitely one of the best Renmark accommodation options.
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The View Pet-Friendly Farmstay
Pet friendly travel has dramatically increased in popularity over recent years, as more and more people opt to bring their four-legged friends along. Australia can sometimes be a difficult place to find high-quality accommodation that’s also pet friendly, but The View Farmstay is definitely an exception. A fully renovated caravan on a large green block of land near the Murray River, The View Farmstay offers a comfortable and welcoming stay for all members of the family, both human and canine!
It’s located on the edge of Paringa, directly across the Murray from Renmark, and is set back from the road in a quiet location. The caravan has a generous queen bed, but can also accommodate another two people on a sofa bed. With a full-sized kitchen, air conditioning, wifi, appealing modern design, large gardens, direct river access, and (as the name suggests) a spectacular view, this property is a superb option for Airbnb Murray River accommodation.
Renmark River Stayz - Home With a View
Located along the river just north of town, this Home With a View is exactly what it suggests – a home with a view! It’s a large, modern house, with a bright and welcoming open-plan layout and plenty of stylish touches. With four bedrooms and space for ten guests, it’s the perfect Riverland Airbnb for large families or group holidays.
There’s some fantastic features here as well, like an outdoor spa bath that’s just perfect for relaxing with a glass of local wine. The backyard is both large and fully enclosed, so that there’s space for the kids to run around without worrying about them getting into trouble. The property backs directly onto the river and includes a private pontoon! Dock your own boat, drop in a yabby trap or two, do a spot of fishing, or just have a swim. The water is right there for you to enjoy, so relax and make the most of this Murray River Airbnb.
Airbnb Berri & Surrounds
Located just to the south-west of Renmark, Berri is another of the main towns in the Riverland. It’s the headquarters of Australia’s citrus industry, surrounded by orchards and groves as far as the eye can see. With plenty of shed door produce sales available, and of course the Murray River never far away, Berri is a fantastic spot for a holiday, so let’s check out some of the best accommodation Berri options.
Our Little Gem B&B
Tucked away on the southern side of Berri, just a couple of hundred metres from the Murray River, is the beautiful Our Little Gem B&B. A 1920s stone cottage that’s been fully restored and renovated into a modern B&B, Our Little Gem has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing getaway in the Riverland.
With three bedrooms and space for five guests, it’s perfect for a larger family – or those just wanting a bit more space to spread out! Inside, you’ll find a fully equipped modern kitchen, open plan lounge/dining space, air conditioning, and a fireplace. It also features a large backyard with a covered deck, which is just perfect for an evening barbecue, and as an added bonus, there’s also a large shed big enough to secure a boat or trailer, along with a table tennis table too.
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The River Block
The next Airbnb Berri is just south of town, on a stretch of the Murray River known as Bookpurnong. Sitting right on the riverbank, this large cottage is nestled among orchards and gardens, and is the perfect spot for a quiet getaway in the Riverland. An historic timber cottage on the outside, the interior has been fully renovated and restored to a modern standard, with bright, clean spaces, and beautiful furnishings.
The River Block’s three bedrooms can accommodate up to six guests, and there’s a fully equipped kitchen, Wifi, a laundry, fireplace, smart TV with Netflix, and plenty of space for parking your boat, canoes, trailer, and more. With its semi-bush location, it’s great to just sit and watch the river drift by, do a spot of fishing, or explore the area on foot. When you think of accommodation on the Murray River, The River Block is definitely what you’re picturing!
Pike River Stone Luxury Villa
Just across the Murray from Berri is the town of Lyrup, and it’s here that you’ll find Pike River Stone, a luxury villa and one of the best Berri Airbnb properties. If you’re someone who likes to travel in style, you’ll absolutely love this single bedroom villa. Sitting right on the river, and fully kitted out with the latest in luxury appointments, Pike River Stone is as stylish as it is relaxing.
The queen bedroom opens directly onto the generous deck, complete with hot tub, river views, and a gas barbecue. Inside, there’s a kitchenette, air conditioning, a fireplace, wifi, and a laundry. Breakfast is also included, which is a lovely touch to wake up to!
Police Station Apartment
A little further south of Berri is the cute town of Loxton, surrounded by citrus groves and with the Murray River drifting slowly past. And it’s here, right on the main street of town, where you’ll find the Police Station apartment, one of the more unusual Loxton Airbnb properties! It’s part of the Courthouse Apartments complex, a former courthouse and police station that’s been converted into modern holiday apartments.
The Police Station apartment has two bedrooms, with space for up to six guests, and has been fully modernised and renovated with stylish fittings. It also features a full kitchen (including coffee maker), air conditioning, a TV, child-friendly supplies like a cot and high chair (if needed), and a private outdoor terrace complete with barbecue and outdoor seating. With such a handy location, it’s great for a holiday and one of the best Airbnb Loxton properties.
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Barmera is located along the Murray River, just to the west of Berri, and is another of the pleasant small towns that make up much of the Riverland region. With easy access to the large and placid Lake Bonney, along with plenty of citrus groves, vineyards, and pleasing older buildings, Barmera is a great place to stay in the Riverland. There are several Airbnb Barmera choices available, so let’s have a look at some of the best.
No. 11 Rustic Retreat
No 11 Rustic Retreat is a beautiful and relaxed cottage, located just a few hundred metres walk from the centre of Barmera. Pleasantly fitted out with modern design and some rustic country touches, it’s a great spot for exploring the town, the lake, the river, and the wider area.
With three bedrooms and space for up to six guests, Rustic Retreat is perfect for a larger family, or a small group of friends. Inside you’ll find air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, coffee maker, Foxtel, a laundry, along with a covered barbecue area outside that’s also fully enclosed. Breakfast is also included, which makes for a great way to start the day!
Golf Luxury Barmera
Another great Barmera Airbnb choice is at Golf Luxury Barmera, a large and luxurious four bedroom house located on the edge of town. As the name suggests, Golf Luxury is on the edge of the golf course, with large picture windows overlooking the 15th green. Lavishly appointed throughout, the open-plan house has four bedrooms and space for ten guests – just perfect for a group of friends or larger family groups.
Inside there’s a big kitchen with coffee maker and all the usual appliances, along with a large dining table, breakfast bar, smart TVs featuring Netflix and Stan, a laundry, multiple bathtubs, and a pool room complete with a pool table. Outside, there’s a large decked area with two barbecues, plenty of seating, and a large hot tub that’s just perfect for a soak after a long tough day of relaxing! For luxury stays in the Riverland, it’s hard to beat Golf Luxury Barmera, one of the best Riverland Airbnb choices.