We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Cosy, quiet, delightful host, unbeatable views” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Half Moon Hide-Away

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Maleny
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Half Moon Hide-Away
Ranked #9 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Maleny
Lismore, Australia
Level Contributor
135 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Cosy, quiet, delightful host, unbeatable views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2010

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).

Positives:
* 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

Not-so-positives:
* 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.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank kerilou
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

16 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    15
    1
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
4
10
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2009

We recently spent a fabulous long weekend at Half Moon Hide-Away. It was just delightful. We couldn't get enough of the fantastic view, and it was just a total relaxathon!!
The cottage was absolutely spotlessly clean, lovely local foods in the kitchen hamper and fridge.
Gillian was a very thoughtful host and made us feel very much at home.
We loved feeding the horses and patting skittles, who seemed to love it too!!
It is a very peaceful setting, nestled against the hill, and all there is to hear all day are the birds, and at night there are the quiet sounds of the bush and frogs in the dam. Lovely!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank BazzaT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2008

We recently stayed at Half Moon Hideaway as a weekend get away. We were given a gift voucher from a friend for Christmas in 2007 and wished we had used it sooner as we are planning another trip back when we need to relax outside of the city.

The website for the cottage does not do it justice as it was just fantastic.

We had drinks on the deck overlooking the hills. Spent time in the spa with a great view and relaxed at night in the living area by the warm fireplace.

The basket of goodies and fridge full of food was out of this world and was so great!!! The cottage has everything you can need plus more and 5 star hotels could learn about what to provide to guests.

We fed horses straight from the deck - that was cool.

You have Maleny a few minutes drive away and the historic local hotel does a transfer service I believe if you want to be picked up and have some drinks in the heart of Maleny. Plus there is an irish pub a little walk away.

The owners are very friendly and skittles loves to keep saying hello. You can even take your own pets and our own puppy had a great time!!

Enjoy yourself and take a break!!

  • Liked — Relaxing and peaceful
  • Disliked — absolutely nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
1 Thank Musrag
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Maleny
6.4 mi away
Clouds of Montville
Clouds of Montville
#2 of 2 in Montville
4.5 of 5 bubbles 170 reviews
1.8 mi away
Maleny Lodge
Maleny Lodge
#5 of 6 in Maleny
4.5 of 5 bubbles 76 reviews
0.5 mi away
Maleny Traditional Bed and Breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Braeside Bed & Breakfast
2.6 mi away
Spicers Tamarind Retreat
4.3 mi away
Top of the Hill
Top of the Hill
#7 of 16 in Maleny
5.0 of 5 bubbles 19 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Half Moon Hide-Away? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Half Moon Hide-Away

Property: Half Moon Hide-Away
Address: 599 Mountain View Rd, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Maleny
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Maleny
Number of rooms: 2
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 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing