Spacious Accommodation on a Gardened Property near Kondalilla National Park, Queensland

Maleny, Queensland (Australia)
Nature Lodges
1 unit
4 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Barbecue · Swimming pool

This spacious accommodation is located near Kondalilla National Park, Queensland, and can accommodate five guests for a getaway to the scenic countryside of the Sunshine Coast. Featuring a lagoon-like swimming pool and a large, secluded property surrounded by ponds and filled with gardens, trees, and wildlife, the accommodation provides plenty of space in which guests can relax and reconnect to the great outdoors, while at the same time being conveniently close to a number of natural areas.

The accommodation consists of one bedroom, a shared full bathroom, and a variety of other shared indoor and outdoor spaces. In the bedroom, guests will find a queen-size bed, a full-size pull-out sofa bed, and enough space for an additional child-size fold-up bed or a portable cot, both of which are available for an additional fee. The shared bathroom features double sinks and a spacious shower.

The common space of the accommodation features an open-plan television lounge, sitting area, dining area, and fully-equipped kitchen, all of which guests will share with the guests of the other three bedrooms of the property. The whole space is backdropped by an entire wall full of floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors, providing ample natural light and a sense of openness in relation to the pool deck, gardens, and surrounding foliage outside.

In the television lounge, guests will find a sofa and a flat-screen television with a DVD player and an HDMI port. The dining area seats eight. The adjacent sitting area is furnished with a loveseat and a pair of sofa chairs. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with a large side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with an ice maker, an oven, a stove, a microwave, a dishwasher, a toaster, and equipment for making tea and coffee, along with plenty of counter and cabinet space for preparing meals and storing food.

Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, a wood-burning stove, complimentary tea and coffee, ironing equipment, a hairdryer, plenty of free parking, a pedestal fan in the bedroom, and a ceiling fan between the sitting area and the dining area. Luxurious bedding and towels are provided, including sheets, pillows, blankets, doonas (i.e., duvets, for non-Australian guests), bath towels, pool towels, hand towels, face towels, and tea towels.

Outside, guests will find 3.5 hectares (8.64 acres) of property containing a lagoon-like swimming pool surrounded by a pool deck, gardens, an abundance of trees, a barbecue grill, and an outdoor entertainment area with tables, chairs, a fridge, and views of the garden and the pool. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Queen-size bed
  • Extra Bed additional charge
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining room
  • Linens
  • Television
  • Tea kettle
  • BR/DVD player
  • Fan
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shared Barbecue

This property is a vacation rental that can be rented either in its entirety or on a single bedroom basis. Depending on whether they book the entire rental or just a bedroom, guests will enjoy private or shared access to a variety of facilities and amenities.

Inside the vacation rental, they will find Wi-Fi, a living room, a dining room, a fully-equipped kitchen, a wood-burning stove, ironing equipment, a hairdryer, and a washer and dryer. Outside, they will find a lagoon-like swimming pool, a barbecue grill, plenty of free parking space, a pool deck/patio, gardens, and an outdoor entertainment area with tables, chairs, a fridge, and views of the gardens and the pool.

Luxurious bedding and towels are provided, including sheets, pillows, blankets, doonas (i.e., duvets, for non-Australian guests), bath towels, pool towels, hand towels, face towels, and tea towels. The bathrooms are stocked with soap and one roll of toilet paper per guest, and the kitchen is provisioned with dishwasher powder and dishwashing liquid. Guests are also provided with complimentary tea, coffee, milk, and sugar, as well as gas for the barbecue grill and one bag of firewood for the wood-burning stove per night.

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Guest Services

Additional solid single beds, child-size fold-out beds, sofa beds, and portable cots can be set up for an additional fee. Linens are provided for the beds, but guests will need to bring their own linens for the cots.

Depending on the season, guests may be able to purchase produce such as lettuce, kale, tomatoes, watermelon, and sweet potatoes from the property's vegetable garden. Fresh brown eggs may also be available from the host's hens, and products derived from the property's citrus trees, such as marmalade and lemon butter, may be purchasable as well. Read More

Location + Surroundings

This accommodation is located in Maleny, Queensland, where it is situated on a 3.5-hectare (8.64-acre) property in the lush, rolling countryside of the Sunshine Coast. Entering the property through a causeway that evokes a sense of entering a private island, guests will find a tranquil setting filled with leafy trees, lovely gardens, a lagoon-like swimming pool, and lily-pad-dotted ponds surrounded by verdant foliage. The ponds and property are home to an abundance of wildlife and birds, including turtles, magpie geese, lorikeets, water hens, and wood ducks. If guests are lucky, they may even spot a platypus at dawn or dusk!

Nearby attractions include Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World, and Gardners Falls, all of which can be reached in five to ten minutes. Slightly farther afield, guests can reach Lake Baroon, Kondalilla National Park, Dularcha National Park, and Beerwah State Forest in half an hour or less. A number of other natural areas can be reached within a 45-minute drive, including Bellthorpe State Forest, Peachester State Forest, Luttons State Forest, and Beerbarrum West State Forest.

Encompassing 55 hectares (136 acres) of subtropical rainforest, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve safeguards a remarkable array of biodiversity, including 107 species of trees, 50 species of vines, 21 species of fungi, 11 species of marsupials, and 139 species of birds, including brown cuckoo doves and green catbirds. Nature lovers will also be sure to want to visit Gardners Falls, which is part of the Obi Obi Gorge and features mild waterfalls, idyllic swimming holes, scenic picnic spots, and a couple of rope swings on which guests can unleash their inner Tarzan.

To see a variety of flora and fauna in a more controlled setting, guests can head to Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World, where they can stroll through 16 acres of diverse gardens interspersed with waterfalls, ponds, picnic spots, stunning views of the Glasshouse Mountains, and three walk-through aviaries that are home to more than 600 birds, including Australian cockatoos, exotic parrots, and macaws.

Guests will find shops, restaurants, cafes, and a brewery right in downtown Maleny, which is just a four-minute drive away. The accommodation is about an hour and 20 minutes from Brisbane, where the nearest international airport is located. Read More


  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Meditation
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Horseback riding on-site
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing

At Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, guests will find a network of trails, boardwalks, and viewing platforms on which they can go nature walking, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing amid a verdant subtropical rainforest, which is home to a rich variety of trees, vines, shrubs, fungi, marsupials, and birds.

While at the park, guests can also grab a bite to eat the Mountain View Cafe or have a cookout and play games at the park's recreation area, which features gas barbecue grills, large open spaces, picnic shelters, and a playground. Here, guests can also see butterflies at the Don Sands Butterfly Walk and the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Viewing Platform.

To see even more flora and fauna while enjoying a leisurely stroll, guests can visit Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World, where they will find tranquil paths winding through 16 acres of diverse gardens interspersed with waterfalls, ponds, and picnic spots. Here, guests can also walk through three aviaries that are home to more than 600 birds, including Australian cockatoos, exotic parrots, and macaws.

For a refreshing swim in a lush, forested setting, guests can head to Gardners Falls, where they will find idyllic swimming holes at the bottom of mild waterfalls. Adventurous guests can also go whizzing through the air on a pair of rope swings they will find next to the swimming holes.

To enjoy a larger space in which to swim, guests can visit Lake Baroon, where they can also go boating, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Near the lake, guests can also go hiking at Kondalilla National Park, where they will find two circuits, one of which takes about 45 minutes, the other of which takes about two hours. Here, they will also find another swimming hole beneath a waterfall and more birdwatching opportunities amid a subtropical rainforest, eucalypt forests, and stands of piccabeen palms and hoop pines.

Another option for hiking is Dularcha National Park, where guests will find three trails that can also be used for mountain biking and horseback riding. The park also provides yet another prime spot for birdwatching, with 255 species having been documented to date.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
  • Some spaces are shared

Accesibility & Safety

  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.
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Additional Information

Pets may be permitted on a case-by-case basis. Guests should contact the host about bringing them prior to booking. If they are accepted, an extra fee will apply, and their stay will be subject to the conditions of the property's pet policy.

Smoking is permitted outside only.

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