What an amazing place to stay in this stunning location. Willy and Walter are the consummate perfect hosts. The apartment is well-furnished, beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. Facilities are comprehensive. There is a welcoming sitting area with a huge wall-mounted TV, a big comfortable bed and a large shower room equipped with fluffy towels and plentiful supply of toiletries. Pool towels, shower robes and slippers are also to hand.
The kitchen area is especially well equipped with pots, pans and appliances - and if anything was not there that we needed, Willy was down in a flash with the required item - not to mention the constant supply of eggs from the chooks and the fresh herbs and produce from the highly productive veggie patch. Outside the apartment, we often took advantage of the lovely hanging chairs and the handy BBQ.
The pool area is stunning in its design and surrounding gardens. There is plenty of shade and it was a great place to relax with a book.
Destiny's Run is only minutes from the village of Mapleton, with its local supermarket and shops and beautiful walks through the local forest if that is your thing. Nambour is the local town providing a wide range of shopping and other facilities and, conveniently, is only about 10-15 minutes drive away.
We loved this place so much that we spent over 3 weeks enjoying our hosts' hospitality, as well as that of their delightful friends, over the festive season. Thank you so much you beautiful people.
Staying with Willy and Walter was a 10 out of 10 experience. Welcoming, relaxing, great location for Montville and Maleny, modern furnishings and private heated pool was a highlight. Waking to the sounds of nature and farm fresh breakie delivered daily with a smile, we couldn't have been happier with our hosts, nothing was too much trouble. If you really want to reset on your break we both highly recommend the Ka Huna Massage by Willy herself, it was unlike any other massage and we will definitely be returning for another luxury escape and massage!
Willy welcomed us with a warm hug. That's rare in Australia! The excitement did not stop there. Willy gave us an amazing Ka Huna/ Lomi Lomi massage (be prepared to get rid of all your worries and pains), kept the sauna and pool ready for next morning, sent us an amazing breakfast recipe (for which she had kept all the ingredients ready in the fridge), and introduced us to her neighbour, Rachel, who gave us the opportunity to feed the baby Kangaroos and Possums. The cottage was very clean and tidy and the Kitchen was very well equipped for us to cook an amazing dinner. I would highly recommend Willy's place to anyone who is looking to spend a peaceful and luxurious time in the green pastures that surround Willy's cottage.
30 Sep - 3 Oct
Destiny's Run Retreat
Daren and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Willy's and Walter's. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very special and welcomed. If you are looking to relax it is ideal. Their pool and spa area is beautiful and the hanging chairs overlooking the garden is perfect for a good book and a glass of wine. From their home it is only a short drive to many quaint little villages, Willy has a great knowledge of the area and is willing to share this with you. Also there are many beautiful hikes if you want to be more active. The home itself is beautifully appointed, they take a huge pride in what is presented and the breakfasts are delicious. I would thoroughly recommend their place to stay.
If you get a chance make sure you indulge in one of Willy’s sesantional Hawaian massages. You will feel relaxed and energised on both a physical and spiritual level.
Cant wait to return someday not only for the great accomodation but also to catch up with these beautiful people.
Willy and Walt have created a beautiful home in lush surroundings and crowned it with a huge,light and airy studio that oozes charm. The view from the bed is so lush and peaceful. Every creature comfort is catered for especially if you are foodies. Alongside the fabulous kitchen you are surrounded by the most wonderful home-grown produce from herbs, vegetables and fresh eggs which you can forage at any time. The bed is super comfy, the bathroom is spacious and the towels and products in plentiful supply. The apartment is beautifully kitted out with flair and style and is spotlessly clean. The pool area has been lovingly crafted with aromatic shrubs and is a fantastic place to chill.Willy and Walter are consummate ,kind and engaging and sociable hosts but equally respectful of privacy. We stayed for 23 nights and would honestly recommend this place as a classy, holiday rental. We enjoyed sharing some wonderful times with Willy and Walt and also the warm hospitality of some of their friends (thanks, Moni).The Christmas day celebration was an occasion to be remembered and cherished for years to come...(thanks to Eric,Therese,Mary and Denise...) ...we have made some new and delightful friends.I also went walking in Mapleton forest just about everyday at 6am which was great for the mind, body and soul. The main town of Nambour is just a short drive away. I can unreservedly recommend this rental if you want to get away from it all and just chill. It is certainly a perfect antidote to the chilly UK winter. Would I go again .....in a heartbeat !
Beautiful stay. Very well equipped and brand new. We were in town for a friend's wedding at Flaxton gardens, easy to access the venue and surrounds. The hosts Willy and Walter are very thoughtful and generous. One of the best places we have stayed on the Sunshine Coast. We hope to be back!
Destiny's run is very cozy, well appointed, clean and spacious apartment. It has everything you need for a great holiday - comfy bed, big TV, wifi, Netlix, coffee machine + SAUNA!!! and a swimming pool A big thank you for Willy and Walter - these guys are simply amazing, they've treated us like a royal couple. Thank you so much for your care and attention, we are looking forward to staying with you again soon. Highly recommend to all AIRBNB'ers and TripAdvisors, 5++++ accomodation and hosts!