Half Moon Hideaway is off Mountain View Road down a steep driveway, roughly 100m from the owners' house. The cottage has stunning views over the Glasshouse Mountains & consists of basically 3 rooms (2 room bedroom, living/dining & bathroom) all joined by a covered verandah. You can only go from room to room via the verandah.
It is only 3-4 mins drive into Maleny town centre, and roughly 1/2 hour drive down to the coast (Caloundra).
* the views from the verandah;
* as you are well off the road, it is lovely and quiet both during the day and at night;
* the cottage has a really lovely feel, with lots of places to sit or recline and enjoy the view;
* Gillian provided lots of lovely touches such as: an amazing hamper (we told her about our diet & that we would bring our own bread but the hamper was full of wheat free goodies); a fridge full of fruit, cheese, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc.; hot chocolate sachets sitting in mugs on the bench; port with 2 glasses containing Lindor ball chocs; frog chocolates on our pillows; robes & slippers for 2 adults & 3 children; toys for children to play with; a covered bath cushion in the spa bath;
* the kitchen has a proper stove with oven, a microwave, & lots of utensils;
* the road down to the cottage, with turning area, parking space & path to the cottage were all tarred;
* you could sit in the spa bath and look at the view (through the covered verandah space);
* there are air conditioners in the living & bedroom areas;
* there is an iron, but no ironing board in the cottage at the moment - Gillian was very happy for us to come & do our ironing on her board and also (very kindly) did a couple of loads of washing for us;
* there was a woollen blanket on the bed - this is a big plus for us as I loathe synthetic blankets;
* there is a small library of books, games, CDs & DVDs in the living room for guest use
* as you have to go from room to room via the verandah, we wondered whether this might be uncomfortable during the night & early morning in winter when it is so cold (but this was not mentioned as a problem by a previous reviewer who stayed in August);
* from memory, there were no flyscreens on the slat glass windows, so doors & windows had to be shut and aircon turn on when the mozzies came out in late afternoon (unless they don't bother you);
* there were only 4 spots in each bedroom to hang clothes (but plenty of drawer space), which might not be a problem if you are only staying a couple of days (we were there a week so couldn't hang everything up);
* if you are a family using both bedrooms, I'm not sure where you would put your luggage - we were able to use the children's room as our storeroom.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful and well appointed cottage in the grounds of our old homestead. Spectacular views of the Glass House mountains. Pet (all species) and child friendly. Huge hamper included. Open fires. Air con. Double spa bath. Can sleep up to six. ... more less