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“Peace, tranquility....ah heaven”
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Bamboo Chapel
Guest Bedroom
Guest Kitchen Table
Guest Kitchenette
Guest lounge
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
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Lower Deck
Main Dining
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Studio, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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64tracey
Ipswich qld
1 review
“Peace, tranquility....ah heaven”
Reviewed April 23, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 25, 2018
Wow Tracey,
What a fabulous review. It really means so much to us to have such delightful folk thoroughly enjoy themselves at Runaway. You certainly made the most of your stay and we'd just love to have you back anytime.
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138BrisAn...
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Hinterland Haven”
Reviewed March 24, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 24, 2018
We just loved having Anne, Dominic, Hilda and young Sam stay at Runaway. Absolutely delightful guests and they made the most of their time here.
We would just love to have them stay again.
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LOzza22
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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“Beautiful location & lovely hosts ”
Reviewed January 24, 2018 for a stay in January 2018
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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.

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Management Response
Jan 25, 2018
We really appreciated having dear Lauren and Oliver and little Ennid in our very own sacred private section (comprising 2 of the 5 pods) of the large home complex and would whole heartedly welcome them back. We are only sorry that we somehow must not have made it clear enough exactly what spaces they would be utilising even though during our mutli phone contacts we were on the site together and spent quite significant lengthy discussions defining all their given areas and we also clearly described our huge robe (big enough for two singles!) that was put aside for dear wee 6 month Ennid in the travel cot. When this delightful family returns from Switzerland again to holiday we would love to gift them a time here ....... and also to connect with them again would be once again be warm and lovely.
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shelley l
1 review
“Tranquilty and Serenty”
Reviewed January 20, 2018 for a stay in November 2017

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!!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 21, 2018
It was a total joy to have Shelley and her dear friend Evie stay with us. They truly are the most warm hearted and respectful people and we would recommend them to anybody anywhere at all. What a delightful experience to host these dear folk. We welcome back them whole heartedly.
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Jennifer...
1 review
“Unique, spiritual, up-market - hippy type rain-forest bush / creek retreat - 1 of a kind.”
Reviewed January 5, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

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

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2018
Wow Jen, Col, Sue and Raheeda - Thank you for your very kind words and eloquent description. It is just so wonderful for us to have soul mates who can share our deep feeling for this property. We feel honoured just to be allow to live here. Can't wait to have you back again.
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ciurin
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Relaxed perfection”
Reviewed January 1, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 21, 2018
It was just so wonderful to have this beautiful couple Ciuri and Alex come and stay at ours in Maleny They were so filled with warmth and gratitude and feedback - they truly got our Runaway resort in every sense. We will always keep the lovely photos they sent through of themselves and our Pasha cat. Just the most divine people we would whole heartedly welcome back at any time whatsoever. They are joyful and totally filled with a great energy. Our sincere thanks to them!
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Perfect weekend away for relaxtion”
Reviewed December 3, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

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!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 4, 2017
It was great fun having Tian and Shannon stay at Runaway. They made the absolute most of their stay - rain and all!
We're looking forward to having them back to stay.
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