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“Exactly what I needed to relax and rejuvenate”
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Bamboo Chapel
Guest Bedroom
Guest Kitchen Table
Guest Kitchenette
Guest lounge and massage chair
Guest showers
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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
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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Ann D
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3 reviews
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“Exactly what I needed to relax and rejuvenate”
Reviewed September 26, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

For anyone that needs a place to retreat and rejuvenate - this is the place. It was only a short visit, but the peaceful surrounds, well thought out spaces, amenities and beautifully designed accommodation made the day to day stresses melt away from the moment my daughter and i entered the property.

Thank you to Jen and Ian for making us feel so welcome and to Shadow for showing us around.

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Liked best: The Space and the peacefulness
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Large groups
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Management Response
Sep 26, 2016
It was so lovely to have Ann and Hannah come to stay at Runaway and it's also really great to know that they felt relaxed rejuvenated. They just respected the home so fully as though it was their own. We're so looking forward to their next visit with the full family.
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SallyW176...
1 review
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“Perfect getaway!”
Reviewed July 20, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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My partner and I had to go to a wedding in Maleny so we booked Runaway to Maleny for the night. Although Jen and Ian were away whilst we stayed there they were so incredibly helpful via email and even phone calls. Such beautiful people! The property is just perfect - quiet and full of nature but also very close to everything you could need. We loved the yoga shala and falling asleep to the noises of the creek - and being woken by the rooster was a different experience! Will definitely be coming back - thanks Jen and Ian!! :)

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 21, 2016
It was so great to have Sally and Zodie stay at Runaway. Such lovely fun loving folk who just make the very most of everything.
We love you guys - come back!
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Alana_Rea...
Boonah, Australia
1 review
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“Struggling to find the words...”
Reviewed July 17, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Jen and Ian are an absolute delight. Prior to staying at Runaway to Maleny I had called in for coffee with them and left feeling energised. They truly have such a wonderful approach to life and people- it rubs off and you leave feeling refreshed and happy! Jen and Ian are extremely welcoming and thoughtful. They provide everything you could ever need and MORE.

As for their property- I have travelled quite a bit and it is such a magnificent part of Australia- I have highly recommended to all my family and friends after our stay there. It has its thrills (flying fox and an initiation rock- if you're game) but for those seeking a relaxing get away, a BBQ and wine in the shared outdoor area is divine, or read a book by the waterfall.

I could honestly go on, but it is really something you must see for yourself :) One last recommendation would be the AMAZING masseuse (Jed & Ian will happily pass on her number). I've never had a better massage.

An 11/10 for Jen & Ian and Runaway to Maleny :) I'll definitely be back there.

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Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Jul 18, 2016
Well you can see from this review what a wonderful open and enthusiastic woman Alana is! She and her delightful friends were an absolute pleasure to host and we really can't wait to have them back.
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Anita M
2 reviews
“Heavenly creekside haven”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Our hosts, Jen and Ian, whilst they were away during our stay in their special sanctuary, were so helpful and sweet in the lead-up to our visit. Theirs is a beautiful, peaceful and meticulously well thought out haven which you can sense has been created with love in every nook and cranny. It’s truly a very special place and we feel privileged to have been able to stay there, even if just for a few nights. The kids fell in love with the hosts cat Pasha (who slept with them each night) and the family dog Hamish was very entertaining. Why? You'll find out for yourself once you stay there!

We loved the pretty gardens, bamboo chapel, the thrilling flying fox across the beautiful creek and the entire property – we definitely want to come back when it’s a bit warmer so we can take advantage of swims in the creek.

Maleny and Landsborough townships are both very close if you don't feel like cooking and the kids enjoyed outings to Australia Zoo, the Maleny markets and Mary Cairncross park, all very close and accessible.

It is impossible not to fall in love with this place....thank you Jen, Ian, Shadow, Pasha & Hamish for having us share your secret garden!!!

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 12, 2016
It was just so lovely to know that Anita, Steven, Ava and Archie were enjoying Runaway while we were away. They communicated so openly and lovingly about their enjoyment of the place that we just knew they were being properly cared for and their adventurous spirits were being thoroughly satisfied. Such beautiful folk we would welcome back in an instant.
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Julie C
Goondiwindi, Australia
1 review
“The most beautiful location”
Reviewed June 23, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Had the most perfect weekend her at Jen and Ian's. They were the most perfect hosts and very helpful about information regarding the area of Maleny. The house and surrounds were beautiful. The gardens and surrounding creek were worthy of the many photos we took. This was the perfect escape to another world.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 24, 2016
We just loved having Julie, Lindsay and Nick stay at Runaway - absolutely wonderful people with a joy for life that's infectious. Can't wait to have them back.
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Curiosity...
1 review
“Amazing getaway so close to Brisbane ”
Reviewed June 20, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

My girl and I had such an incredible few days here! Great accommodation in such a beautiful place. We would not normally visit the same place twice but we will defiantly come back to here! The owners Ian and Jen are also just lovely people. This is the perfect place for a simple guy looking to take his loved one away for the weekend! Thanks guys see you soon

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Management Response
Jun 21, 2016
We were absolutely delighted to have these two vibrant warm open hearted guests with us. It was truly marvellous they way they entered into the adventurous spirit of the property and really openly gave us such wonderful feedback . The respect they showed for the place both indoors and out was just so fantastic...... a brilliant, energetic young couple we totally would love to have return at any point So many thanks!
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raj g
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed June 12, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

It was a wonderful experience staying here. Ian and Jen are really great hosts. We loved our room and the whole property. We would love to come again for a longer stay. It was extremely relaxing. We also had the best massage ever. Please convey our regards to her as well.
Thank you Jen and Ian for being so welcoming.regards Raj and Savita.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 13, 2016
We truly enjoyed every moment of hosting Savita and Raj. These were the most respectful acknowledging, positive, friendly open people any owner could ever ever wish for in their home. Wonderful smart intelligent young folk who truly inspired us. We would be delighted to ever open our home to them most certainly
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