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“Most relaxing and romantic getaway!”
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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
Main Bathroom
Main Bathroom
Lower Deck
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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987-Jules...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Most relaxing and romantic getaway!”
Reviewed 15 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

My partner and I had a wonderful time at Runaway to Maleny. Ian and Jen are the kindest people you will meet - they are such beautiful souls!
We had our own little cottage (the master bedroom) with amazing views over the rainforest and a magnificent bathroom (free standing bath and double rain forest shower) Sitting on the veranda and listening to the nature was pure relaxation. Everything was set up beautifully and we couldn't have wished for a better place to be for our little weekend escape. The area is very peaceful and we loved swimming in the nearby creek (literally just down the hill). The creekside sauna made it extra special!
It's the perfect place if you are looking for an escape from the busy city life, spending quality time with your partner and enjoying the tranquility of nature.

Thank you so much Ian and Jen (and Skye of course who welcomed us warmly), we haven't felt so relaxed in a long time. We can't wait to come back!!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 May 2016
Julia and Nick were the most delightful guests you could ever wish for.
Wonderful and fun communicators and they just revelled in making the very most of their runaway break. We really hope they'll be back soon
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Giselle11...
Gold Coast, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Unforgettable and worthwhile memories are made at Runaway to Maleny.”
Reviewed 13 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had a wonderful time at Runaway to Maleny! It was a relaxing, peaceful and beautiful retreat. There is plenty to see and do but also lots of space to just do nothing. We would highly recommend Runaway to anyone wishing to escape the city and enjoy what nature has to offer.
We stayed at Jen and Ian's tranquil home and were treated to a warm and welcoming experience. This was the perfect escape for our whole family. The fully self contained and separate guest quarters along with pool table and massage chair are pleasant, modern, clean and full of character. These exceptional hosts will go the extra mile to make sure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Rooms have access to a peaceful and a wonderfully maintained garden and a beautiful natural stream (Obi Obi creek) at the edge of the property. The rooms are flanked by water and it’s just marvellous going to sleep with that sound. Such a relaxing mountain hideaway!
Thank you Jen and Ian for being lovely hosts and for being so welcoming.
We will definitely be coming back.

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Liked best: My family was so relaxed and happy.
Liked least: I wish I stayed longer.
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
14 May 2016
It was great fun having Giselle and Thomas stay with us at Runaway - absolutely delightful people and wee Zoe and Harvey were so beautiful and wide eyed looking at the chooks and throwing them some corn. The whole family were so respectful and caring of the property and we'd just love to have them visit again.
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Jennine B
1 review
“Perfect for our family getaway”
Reviewed 27 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

My husband surprised me for my birthday by taking our family up the mountain to Maleny for the weekend. We were made very welcome by Ian and Jen. The property was magnificent and the perfect luxury getaway for our family. We enjoyed swimming in the creek, the tiered outdoor decks, the trampoline and our massages in the yoga shala. Our son had a great time with the chickens and feeding the goldfish! Nice and close to the main strip in Maleny for great food and coffee!

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Management Response
29 Apr 2016
It was just wonderful having Harry Jennine and young Edison staying with us at Runaway. Great to see the wonder on Jennine's face when she arrived and to watch Eddy's excitement as we explored the property.
Please come back guys - that was fun!!
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John H
New York
1 review
“Perfect location and delightfull owners”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We had a wedding to attend in Maleny, Runaway was the perfect location for us, peace full but full of interesting things which ever help full Jen & Ian were only to happy to share with us. The accommodations are superb with beautiful views over the gardens and rain forest. A very secluded location but not far from all sorts of interesting days out for the adventurous. Always happy when Hamish (dog) and Pasha (cat) came to visit. Hope we get the chance to visit again

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Management Response
25 Apr 2016
We just loved having John and Jane drop in from the USA to our little paradise. They were so much fun and so totally appreciative of everything. We'd really love them to visit again.
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belle55
Brizzie
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Lovely accommodation set in a beautiful garden”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We had a fantastic stay here over the Easter weekend. The place is beautiful with the most gorgeous garden I have ever seen. The accommodation was very homely and comfortable with all of the amenities that you would need for self catering. The hosts were unbelievably warm and friendly, giving us everything from complimentary home baked cookies to fresh herbs and chillies from their own vegetable garden. Definitely recommend this place!

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Management Response
25 Apr 2016
It was an absolute delight to host Annabelle and Stephen at our little hideaway. They were so warm and generous and Theo was a total hoot.
WE would just love to have them come back.
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Maxie705
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A wonderful surprise”
Reviewed 19 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I had an unexpected trip to Runaway from a last minute invitation. What a delightful surprise this place was. The accommodation is modern and tranquil. The view from the accommodation is simply beautiful and instantly puts you at ease. Jen and Ian our hosts took us on a rainforest adventure for a sauna and then dip in the nearby stream which was exhilarating! There is a yoga studio and I attended a morning session where I met some amazing people. I also indulged in a massage and it was the best massage I had ever experienced. Jen and Ian are lovely people and just want you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It is only 5 minutes drive to the township of Maleny to all the culinary delights!

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Liked best: You can relax or take part in activities
Travelling group: Other
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Management Response
20 Apr 2016
It certainly was a "wonderful surprise" for us to have Leanne stay with us at Runaway. Such a joyful and positive soul who just revelled in the whole experience. We especially loved the shared wine, treats and conversation at dusk. Thanks sweetheart - come back soon.
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lotsapugs...
Ormeau, Australia
1 review
“runaway to a hideaway paradise!”
Reviewed 19 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The owners, Jen & Ian are a lovely couple who are a pleasure to meet & easy to deal with & very welcoming & accomodating for the whole holiday experience. I cant speak highly enough of them, & then theres the spectacular property! So much natural beauty of beautiful Obi Obi Creek for your exclusive use all within a short easy stroll of your accommodation. So much to do, or so much not to do, the choice is yours! It is such a versatile property, it can be great for singles, couples, family & friends to enjoy relaxation, massage, yoga, sauna or explore the bush, swim in the numerous rock pools, utilise the countless rapids & waterfalls for a natural spa, jump or swing from tarzan ropes into the rock pools, have a go on the flying fox for an exhilarating ride, play or lay on the trampoline, relax on the deck overlooking the creek, be amazed by the huge bamboo growth or just sleep in the comfy king size bed after a shower in the most awesome bathroom Ive seen, twin basins,shared twin showers with a fish pond! It is very close to everything you want & need & all attractions, yet hidden away from the general public, it is so peaceful & quiet, the only noise is the constant running water to soothe your soul, & relax you & send you to sleep highlighted with the daytime birdsongs. i am so glad i found this place & met Ian & Jen & look forward to making my return in the future!

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Liked best: location, surroundings, peaceful, private, serenity, quiet, tranquil, owners!
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
20 Apr 2016
It was an absolute joy to have Frank, Sandra and their four hilarious pugs stay with us at Runaway. It was just an treat to be able to see this little paradise through their incredibly positive and enthusiastic eyes. We truly can't wait to have Frank and Sandra and their awesome charges visit again.
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