The sunshine coast hinterland is a gorgeous, green and peaceful place to get away from the hassles of everyday living. 'Runaway to Maleny' was a gem we never expected to find. On a property filled with lush bushland and a wonderful creek just perfect for a refreshing dip, we found just what we needed to refresh and recharge after a long week at work. The property is a home away from home with everything you could possibly need. Self contained unit featuring a pool table, barbeque area and games and a trampoline for the kids. Jen and Ian are the loveliest couple, warm and welcoming, making us feel right at home from the start. We enjoyed a great massage in the Shala from lovely Helena, getting rid of all our kinks. And I just loved banging the gong at the entrance to alert all to our arrival. Maleny cheese just around the corner was a delicious place to stop and enjoy a quick lunch while choosing some great cheeses, yoghurts and condiments to bring home. Being close to both Maleny and Monteville we enjoyed a great variety of cuisines as well as some great shopping, arts and crafts. Overall an absolutely delightful place to stay for a weekend. We can't wait for our next trip to Maleny.
Runaway to Maleny is a gem in a beautiful, natural setting just a short drive from Maleny Town. The property has such a lovely energy, sitting on the Obi Obi Creek which was full and bustling after the recent rain. Our son loved the inground trampoline, exploring the creek & waterfall, feeding the chooks and reading in the hammock in the "bamboo cave". Jen, Ian and Shadow were delightful, very welcoming, and gifted some lovely homemade treats and wine for our special occasion.
Jen and Ian are lovely, welcoming people and their property is so beautiful. The only piece of feedback we want to share is that we found that it wasn’t very transparent that we would be accommodated in their own living quarters (while they went away for the days we were there) as the guest pod was taken. We weren’t told this when we booked and would not have chosen for our baby to sleep in their personal closet space should we have been aware of the arrangements (which aren’t on the website or trip advisor etc). We very much appreciate their kindness and generosity and hope that they will update their website to make it clear to guests what they can expect.
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!