We came across Avocado Grove after searching on line for a pet friendly B&B around Montville/Flaxton area. Despite dropping the kids to the Grandparents, we had a small dog in tow. We read that small dogs were allowed downstairs in the Sharwil Suite with prior approval. A phone call to the owners John & Sonya confirmed we could stay 2 nights over the Easter holidays.
The suite was perfect for our needs as it has direct access to the well maintained gardens. The room has a potbelly stove, fridge, tea/coffee provisons and sitting area with TV (with good selection of recent dvds). The room is spacious with a good sized ensuite, and in keeping with the high standard fluffy robes and white towels are available. We had a delicious cooked breakfast that was served on the patio overlooking the Grove on the Saturday morning. Rather than not accommodate our request for 2 nights (owners had a prior arrangement in Brisbane) we were able to stay a second night and provided with the provisions for our breakfast in our unit’s fridge. We were very happy with this arrangement.
We can recommend Marsha’s Sweets Granola that is served with yoghurt at breakfast – it was delicious and we raved about it so much that John gave us a packet to bring home. We have since ordered more online (John and Sonya’s daughter Marsha makes it).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Avocado Grove is a modern western red cedar Queenslander with wrap around verandahs, situated away from the main road in quiet, peaceful leafy surrounds, and landscaped gardens. Located at Flaxton, near Montville, Mapleton and Maleny on the beautiful Blackall Range (Sunshine Coast Hinterland). Avocado Grove has over 3 acres of land and was originally part of an extensive Avocado Farm. Many of the trees have been retained and still produce a healthy crop. We offer a choice of 4 guest rooms: Sharwil Suite, Reed, Hass and Shepard. The lounge is air conditioned and well equipped with large Plasma screen, DVD, Stereo, books games and a fireplace for those cool winter evenings. Breakfast is served on the Gazebo facing the Blackall Range. There is also a fridge here for guests. Prearranged 2/3 Course dinners can be served either in the dining room or on the Gazebo. We are situated only 500 metres from Flaxton Gardens. ... more less