Ian and Jens was a little Perfect forest retreat and only 5 mins away from the town of Maleny. Lovely place for one or two couples wanting to find a place for either adventure or just rest and relaxtion. Having Obi Obi creek only meters away you fall asleep to the sound of running water and birdlife. Ian and Jen are very down to earth and more then welcoming, accommodating to any questions or needs that you may have. There little perosnal touches of home made treats was lovely and that much more warming to stay!!! Absolutely loved my stay and wish it was longer to explore a lot more. Also having other facilities offered like the yoga chalet and onsite massage therapist was delightful. Will definitely be visiting again very soon!!
On the magical Obi Obi creek (100 meter fresh water swim hole, cascades, walks at ones door step), 5 minutes drive to Maleny, 10 minutes to Monteville. A modern built pod type home built with love, grace, artist flare, a sense of timelessness, be-spoke finishing and a genuine connection to the land. There are interesting stories everywhere which i loved. I booked at the last minute and got lucky (there was a cancellation). All of us loved the space. We were made feel welcome with genuine love and warmth. Our highlight was a short walk up the Obi Obi creek, then a swim back down to the house and a leisurely lunch with family who visited. My 88 yr old Mum, my 12 yr old daughter and hubby all made to feel individually welcomed. I will enjoy the image of my daughter in togs and sarong at Jen's Grand Piano playing a few pieces overlooking the trees and creek... such a moment. !! Thanks Jen, Ian, Sasha and Shadow
We booked a few nights as a getaway over Christmas to allow us to be close enough to family but have some relaxation as well. Runaway to Maleny definitely delivered!
The location was picturesque. We spent an afternoon laying in the hammocks listening to the bamboo move in the breeze. We loved sitting by the river and one night sat on the balcony and watched the storm roll in.
Jen and Ian were great to deal with throughout and Shadow was wonderful to us during our stay, anything we needed she made sure we had. Nothing was too much trouble.
We can't wait to come back.
Such a picturesque, quiet and relaxing holiday. A perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
From the moment we drove down the driveway, Ian and Jen were nothing short of warm and welcoming, ensuring we had everything we needed, helping us find places to eat and things to do as well as greeting us with fresh biscuits and tea.
Will definitely be popping back again!
We had a very peaceful and relaxing few days. Jen and Ian made us feel incredibly welcome. Obi Obi creek offered an opportunity to swim and everything we needed was supplies. I can also recommend having a massage...it was fantatstic!!
We had the best time at Jen and Ian's property. Our kids enjoyed every minute of if. We had an amazing tour around the creek, met Pasha the cat, fed chickens and even played with neighbours dog. We highly recommend this place. The energy is surreal and we are definitely coming back. (So much to see in the area as well)
Jen and Ian were wonderful hosts and very easy to talk to. Everything was arranged quickly for my family of 6! The house was stunning and the forest/swim pool was absolute fun to explore and swim in. I highly recommend this place to people who want to get in touch with nature and have a relaxing time away from work or the city. The house is also very near to grocery stores and dining places, which made it very convenient for everything! LOVED IT. I'll definitely go back :-)