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.
“Tranquility plus”
other travelers have booked this property

Review of runaway to maleny

Bar b cue deck
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Bar b cue deck
Polley and Lover
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Inquiry
Excellent
109 reviews
Bar b cue deck
Polley and Lover
Bamboo Chapel
Guest Bedroom
Guest Kitchen Table
Guest Kitchenette
Guest lounge and massage chair
Guest showers
Bar b que deck
Flying Fox
Shala
Our Backyard Waterfall
Trampoline Deck
Swimming Hole in the Obi Obi Creek
Guest Bathroom
Angle Wings Lotus
Trampoline
Creek Flat
Main Kitchen
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Main Bathroom
Main Bathroom
Lower Deck
Main Dining
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Inquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 109 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
English first
French first
Any
English first
Jane K
1 review
“Tranquility plus”
Reviewed April 17, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

If you're after serenity, nature and a big comfy bed Runaway to Maleny is the perfect solution. My three days there were well spent by walking the gardens, playing with Hamish (the resident dog), shooting some pool, relaxing on the sun bed overlooking a piece of paradise. Thank you Jen and Ian for creating a special space like Runaway. Love, Jane

Date of stay: April 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The lodge
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Apr 18, 2016
Jane was so wonderful to host and so positive and warm and completely respectful of the property. She left all the spaces in perfect order and was a complete and absolute joy to communicate with all along the way.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ldcd500
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A feast for all the senses”
Reviewed April 4, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Thank you for another magical, musical stay at your beautiful sanctuary on the creek. Standing within the creaking, swaying bamboo grove felt like I was eavesdropping on their conversations. Sitting by the creek at dusk, I watched the turtles swimming and caught a glimpse of the platypus, while my mother thoroughly enjoyed yoga class in the shala. We then relished the grand piano and played beautiful music throughout the evening. The gurgling water from the creek was such a peaceful sound through the night, punctuated only by a rainstorm. We also appreciated the generosity of our hosts, who sent us home with fresh garden produce, gifts and sweets to share with the littlies at home. There is something beautiful for each person to discover, explore and learn at Runaway, and we look forward to visiting with you when next in Maleny!

Date of stay: March 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Apr 4, 2016
We could not be more grateful for the company of Lisa and her dear mother, Janice. Both ladies were so so wonderful to host and so positive and warm and completely respectful of the property. They left all the spaces in perfect order and were a complete and absolute joy to communicate with all along the way. We truly welcome them back with open arms!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brenny55
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous experience”
Reviewed April 3, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Not only is this place exceptional Jen and Ian and their team were absolutely amazing. Private villa in a peaceful bush setting with access to private bushlands and river was awesome. Amenities included cooking facilities which was a great help to contain costs. Amazingly quiet - a true Runaway in a stunning bush setting. Would definitely go back here for a girlie weekend or with my partner. Thanks Jen and Ian, you guys made my stay even better!

Date of stay: March 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
Overall condition of the property Bedding & mattresses
Kitchen & utensils Bathroom cleanliness
Other facilities & amenities Service
Liked best: All of it - bed was super comfy
Liked least: Nothing - all perfect!
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Apr 4, 2016
We truly loved this special guest, Brenda. She was so open, acknowledging and communicative and is a real treat to host. In every way we would welcome her back to our property. We could not recommend her more highly to any prospective host! A huge thanks from us to Brenda!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jasneetp
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Heavenly!!”
Reviewed March 21, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

"We absolutely loved staying at your house.
It was heavenly!
You guys are the perfect hosts and we actually felt like we were at home with our folks with all your love.
The property is just amazing with the rainforest and the water falls. Sitting below the waterfall was one of the biggest highlights for me
My partner enjoyed the on the house massage and we would come back for the combination of the immaculate house, amazing atmosphere and the loving hosts any day!!

Thanks a lot for having us at your place!"

Date of stay: January 2016
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Mar 29, 2016
We were absolutely delighted to have this fantastic couple and would most certainly highly recommend them to any host anywhere. In every sense they excelled - communication, openness, warmth and respectfulness. A wonderful experience all around to have these lovely folk on our premises.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reggiethu...
Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“THE Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed February 12, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Upon first contact with Jen and Ian, it is hard to believe that two people could be so warm, welcoming and kind to people they had never met but once we arrived at Runaway to Maleny, we could see why two people could be so happy. They are the humble owners of a slice of Sunshine Coast Hinterland that could only be described as paradise. Runaway is set on a meandering stone lined creek featuring beautiful swimming holes (including the thrilling initiation rock jump of 10m +), waterfalls, an exhilarating flying fox across the creek and a plethora of native flora and fauna for the whole family to explore and discover. We stayed there with both of our children and our 9 year old daughter had an absolute ball jumping on the trampoline, going on bushwalks along the creek, playing on the flying fox and had more than enough room to run around and be a kid. Warm and inviting the accommodation is a direct reflection of the lovely owners. Squeaky clean, it is beautifully furnished and well equipped with comfortable beds and everything you could need to forget the outside world exists and seek sanctuary for days on end in this amazing, tranquil bushland setting. Even though you wont want to leave Runaway is perfectly positioned being only an 8 minute drive to Maleny or 15 minutes to Montville with both towns having a selection of cafes, restaurants and shops.Wether you're looking for a romantic weekend getaway for 2 or somewhere tranquil to unwind while the kids explore the idyllic landscape Runaway is the place for you. We were made to feel so welcome by Jen and Ian and so will you. We will definitely be going back there to stay next time we are in the area and would have no hesitations in recommending Runaway To Maleny to anyone that is seeking somewhere welcoming, beautiful , and serene to stay and enjoy. A massive thank you to Jen and Ian for sharing their little piece of paradise with the rest of us.

Date of stay: January 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The beautiful location and genuinely lovely owners.
Liked least: That we had to leave !
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Feb 13, 2016
It was an absolute delight to have Reggie, Kelly, Syaura and Jarrah stay with us. It's just so rewarding to have people so full of love and life and with such a sense of fun to come and relax, play and simply revel in this great place. Come again soon you lovely family - we've got some new chooks to show you!!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KristinaC...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Happiness is this Hinterland Hideaway!!”
Reviewed February 10, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Expectations were high leading up to our weekend escape to Maleny. We had read fantastic reviews about Runaway to Maleny & I for one am normally skeptical (or a realist) when it comes to a place that only has positive reviews - surely it can't be true! Well - IT IS!!! We fell in love the minute we drove down the driveway. We were warmly welcomed by property owners Ian & Jen, who we already knew would be gorgeous people from their prior communications with us. They made us feel at home and gave us a tour of the property and our abode for the coming days. The serenity of a beautiful countryside can not be conveyed in words, however only felt in the slowing heart beat as your mind and soul begin to unwind and breathe in the fresh air. The pristine creek that runs along the back of the property set the scene for exploring and adventure. The self contained housing reassures you of privacy & comfort (did we mention we fell in love with the massage chair!!!). Ian & Jen made sure we wanted for nothing & were at ease the entirety of our stay. We couldn't finish this review without mentioning our favourite part... Their Labradoodle Hamish - we fell in love!! Our only regret was not getting to spend more time at the property, with Ian & Jen and of course with Hamish. This venue would be ideal for couples, families and a group of friends looking for a special weekend away that they'll forever treasure.

Date of stay: February 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The waterfalls, the bamboo, Hamish the dog, Ian & Jen the hosts, the trampoline... EVERYTHING
Liked least: That we only stayed for two nights - wish we stayed longer
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Feb 11, 2016
We could not speak more highly of Vince and Kristina, a fabulous warm, energetic, open hearted, absolutely delightful young couple. We truly loved every moment of their stay .... they were a total joy to host with a brilliant outlook on life and sense of appreciation for all in this environment here ....nothing was a bother to them - what we had to offer them was all just gratefully accepted wiht so much spirit and sense of fun and light heartedness and adventure. They were just beautiful and we cannot wait to welcome them back. These two were so, so special and they totally respected the whole home, grounds and property and treated us like royalty! Come back , lovely folk, you!!!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jim L
Brisbane
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic getaway”
Reviewed January 28, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

After having previously visited on a cold and wet weekend, we decided to visit again in the warmer months to really enjoy the delights of this amazing place. Ian and Jen are the most amazing hosts with nothing too much trouble. We felt like we were staying with family not at a guest house.
This is not simply a place to stay as there is so much to do. The grandkids loved swimming in the creek and rock hopping up to the waterfall where a leisurely sit under the cascading waters gives the most devine massage. For a change of pace there is the excitement of the flying fox through the rainforest trees and as much time as you need on the sunken trampoline. Our grandkids love animals and were not disappointed here. Pasha the cat kept visiting for cuddles and Hamish the dog was forever ready to chase any thrown ball. Where ever you went on the property, one or both of these would normally follow. The highlight for the boys was cuddling the new chickens and checking for the freshly laid eggs each morning.
While there was lots to keep the kids busy, the adults got to do what they were there for also, rest and relaxation. Sitting under the grape vine covered pergola with beverage of choice made it easy to keep an eye on the kids and soak up the beautiful scenery whilst listening to the haunting sounds from the bamboo grove.

We stayed for five totally enjoyable days and will definitely be coming back for another stay. The grandkids are already asking when we will be going back to their favourite holiday destination.

Date of stay: January 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 29, 2016
We could not have been more delighted to host Jim and Ingrid and their 2 gorgeous beautifully raised grandsons, Ky and Hunter.... what a wonderful family dynamic to interconnect with and our joy!..... the most lovely warm hearted respectful thoughtful folk. We are truly the blessed ones and were really sad when it came time for them to leave. No host could ever ask for more from any group. We so eagerly await their return.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from inquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travelers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travelers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing