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Bamboo Chapel
Guest Bedroom
Guest Kitchen Table
Guest Kitchenette
Guest lounge and massage chair
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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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Studio, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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Hynesy90
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Runaway to Maleny NOW!”
Reviewed May 7, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Hard to express in words the UNFORGETTABLE experience which starts from the moment you press that red button 'book' and receive a call from Ian & Jen! You can feel their warmth over the phone and their excitement makes you want to be there immediately. Their proceeding communication kept us well informed and with each text or call we felt closer to them. We couldn't wait to runaway to Maleny, literally! And when the day finally arrived we were welcomed by both with open arms and a big smile! Jen treated us to some delicious homemade cookies while Ian took us on a tour through the beautiful surroundings. These two have a natural playground in their backyard! We loved every little corner, the bedroom with a view to the trees and the sound of the creek, the trampoline, the flying fox, the bamboo 'house', the 'homemade' sauna (built by Ian himself!), the waterfall and the wildlife in general. Let's say if you wanted, you didn't even have to leave their property at all to have an amazing holiday! We spent our days exploring Maleny and would be super excited to get back to our 'home' to enjoy a nice bath overlooking nature and have a nice meal by the fireplace - one of them shared with gorgeous Shadow who helps Ian and Jen take care of the place and is one of the most beautiful souls we've ever met! And we can't forget to mention Pasha - their super cute and friendly cat who loves cuddles and company! I guess it's needless to say we HIGHLY RECOMMEND Runaway to Maleny! Thank you Ian and Jen (and Shadow!) for sharing your piece of paradise with us! We look really forward to going back very soon! Love, Dave and Bruna PS Jen, I miss your homemade muesli every morning!

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Management Response
May 7, 2017
David and Bruna were an extraordinary couple to host for so many reasons. (We just want to adopt them into our family)
They generously gave us so much feedback and just revelled in every aspect of the property. Thanks so much you beautiful ones for the pleasure of your company and do come back soon.
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Brisbane
Reviewed May 6, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

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Management Response
May 7, 2017
Valerie, Mike and their wonderful family were an absolute pleasure to have at Runaway. They were so clear and professional to deal with, really acknowledging, warm and appreciative. Such a fabulous family is a rare treat and we welcome they back wholeheartedly at any time.
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patister
1 review
“Magic”
Reviewed April 29, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We were totally in awe this place has something special going on... from the moment we first contacted Ian and Jen and upon our arrival combined with the sound of the running creek we just knew we had stumbled on a best kept secret , it was exactly what the doctor ordered .. Pictures or words cannot describe how incredibly beautiful and serene this property is. The design of the home blends into surrounding rainforest giving you an immediate sense of karma and love and makes you feel so at peace you wish you could stay here forever. Shadow the caretaker greeted us with such warmth. If you are looking for somewhere really special to stay here it is. Thank you for sharing your paradise with those in this world who appreciate real natural beauty .

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Management Response
Apr 30, 2017
How wonderful it was to have Trish and Lister sty at Runaway.
From the very first contact they exuded warmth and vibrance and we couldn't hope to have more appreciative guests.. We really look forward to having the visit again.
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RobynHutt
Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
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“Blissful Getaway”
Reviewed March 14, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Ssshhhh....don't really want to tell you about Runaway to Maleny as don't want it to get so busy that we can't return, but....

In February, I attended a one-day yoga retreat at this beautiful property - yes...there is a gorgeous yoga shala on-site where you can practice. I was so impressed with the ambience and sheer blissfulness of the surrounds that I was determined to return for the next retreat there and stay for the weekend.

I knew my husband would just love the place, and he did. He too is determined to return again, and even said "I could do a week here...and I might even read a book". (This is the man who has probably read 3 or 4 books in our 30+ years together).

The property is made up of several "pods". We stayed in one with two double bedrooms upstairs and a shared kitchenette with dining table (and pool table) and lounge downstairs. The wonderful shared bathroom facilities included a double shower & a goldfish pond. There was a spacious verandah complete with grape-vine covered pergola to sit & comtemplate the world or just sip a wine!

Ian & Jen were so welcoming prior to our arrival and made it all so easy. The gardens & grounds are maintained by Ian in immaculate condition. Go and listen to the creaks & groans inside the 40 year old, 30 metre high bamboo stand; swim in the waterhole on Obi Obi creek, have a natural massage under the waterfall; bounce on the in-ground trampoline, or simply relax. This is THE place to do just that.

Just a few minutes from the township of Maleny & slightly further to Montville, but with the Maleny Cheese factory just at the top of the road, there's plenty of food options if you don't want to self-cater.

Jen & Ian were away during our stay, & we have yet to meet (next time!) but Shadow, their on-site helper, was present though we didn't need to bother her at all.

What a fabulous place to leave your cares & concerns behind & just be.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 15, 2017
What an absolute treat to have someone love and appreciate the property as we do. Though we have yet to meet Robyn and Ray face to face, our many phone contacts have been just delightful, warm and exuberant. I'm with you Ray - great place to read a book and just be!
Really looking forward to meeting you properly next time.
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KylieB835
1 review
“Go ahead and book!”
Reviewed March 4, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

An absolute must no matter what you are after! Lots to explore, climb, walk... or just relax with idyllic spaces for meditation. The owners Ian and Jen are warm, loving and delightful and Shadow is an insightful healer... recommend a reading from Shadow and a massage from Jane during your stay.

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Management Response
Mar 6, 2017
It was just wonderful to have Kylie stay with us - she had such a knowledge and appreciation of the property and then made our day by bringing her beautiful kids up to enjoy it all too. Really looking forward to next time Kylie.
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Karena R
1 review
“Absolutely Stunning Place with Amazing Hosts!!”
Reviewed January 29, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

This place is such a dream,I highly recommend it to anyone that is looking for a relaxing time away! You wont be dissapointed!!!

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Management Response
Jan 30, 2017
We just loved having Karena, Jeffrey and Kaleesha staying and celebrating birthdays at Runaway. Beautiful, warm hearted friendly family. Come back!!!
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Emma G
Brisbane
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“We were attracted to the promise of something different”
Reviewed December 25, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

It's well located between Montville and Maleny so there is plenty to do but you could just as happily do nothing. It's a beautiful setting amongst trees and rocks and a wonderful creek. Think massages,yoga, bushwalks and even psychic readings. Such a lovely change from impersonal hotels.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 26, 2016
We loved having Emma, Andrew and April stay. Absolutely delightful folk with a real zest for life. These guys really made the most of their stay and enjoyed exploring the creek and treasure hunt. We really look forward to a return visit
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