Top 7 Stayz Accommodations In Maleny, Australia - Updated 2024

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Almost postcard-ish in its landscape and lively in its vibe is the charming little town of Maleny, about 90km (55 miles) from Queensland in Australia. Piped with rainforests, there are several scenic locations, making the town a top choice among travelers and daytrippers. Nestled high above the Sunshine Coast, one can enjoy panoramic views of the Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast right down to the Glass House Mountains. While in Maleny, stay in one of the below listed Stayz accommodations and surround yourself with tranquility, because sometimes tranquility is not just a state of mind. Scroll down and find out for yourself.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 25, 2024.

1. Gracious Victorian accommodation (from USD 390)

Spend quality time with your loved ones at this beautiful Victorian-style bungalow, located on the Mountain View Road. It is clean, spacious, and tastefully done up, so you can enjoy a hotel-like feeling in the comfort of a bungalow entirely rented out to you. The property might also be worth considering if you’re in Maleny for a wedding. The sprawling verandah, manicured garden, large bedrooms, and fantastic locations for photo shoots here will make for great bonuses to the entire package. Not just that, it is also conveniently located from several wedding venues. Choose this property and be prepared to return with a bag full of amazing memories. Although, please note that they charge 25 USD per hour in case of late checkout.

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Maleny, Queensland, Australia
4.29 km (2.7 mi) from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
71 reviews   Premier Host Wifi Available
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 12 Guests 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the list goes on
kitchen utensils, board games, toilet paper
wi-fi was not connected, and with low phone coverage / 1 bar on all the various carriers- wi-fi was missed
we enjoyed the house stay - but were disappointed with the reduced attention to detail ( no small soaps in the bathroom - minimal toilet paper etc) grey sheets in the main bedroom rather than tradi...
also put a stopper on upstairs window for safety reason - kids can open up the windows and climb over
house is clean and tidy
the house was amazing and relatively clean
the grounds were well manicured and the house was very clean
tidy and loved the fireplace!
we stayed previously in 2016 when the house was in great condition- this time it and in particular the furnishings were very worn and tired for a premium priced house, with lounge suites having tea...
had that been the case, the gap in the wall between two bedrooms would have been a problem and we would have had to hang something for privacy, and seating at tables would have been difficult
a stack of wood would have been good to put in the stove for heating and some instructions on how to use the stove in the kitchen
the grounds are beautiful, so many wonderful places to get wedding shots (inside and out)
we also had a lot of difficulty getting the key out of the locked compartment on the back door
suggestion: please provide additional bath and kitchen towels xedxb8x81
it is just around the corner from maleny botanic gardens and bird aviary and close to the best german restaurant
easy check in
a must view is the local iga store which stocks a large selection of local goods not found at other supermarkets
this is a really beautiful property
beautiful property, house and grounds - definite "wow" factor
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2. Serenity in nature (from USD 170)

Perched amidst lush green rainforests and enveloped by soothing songs of the avians, this guest house is a celebration of quietude and contentment. Welcoming its guests with a thoughtfully-put-together welcome basket, their hospitality is unmatched. While here, you’ll open your eyes to wonderful views of the rainforests and the lake, and will be treated to a complimentary breakfast on your first morning. There are high-end facilities in place to ensure that you find nothing lacking and return home feeling fully enlivened. The neighborhood, too, is fantastic, so why are you still waiting? Book this ASAP!

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3.23 km (2.1 mi) from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
95 reviews   Wifi Available
guest house 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
exactly like the photos
the furniture and decor was tasteful
it had everything we needed for our young family to have a getaway
the lake view was beautifully relaxing
the special welcoming touches with fresh eggs, bread, milk and other items was so good!! 2 minutes drive to malen y convienient
the bathrooms were modern and clean
the entire cottage was very clean and modern
friendly caring hosts happy to help with anything we asked for
nice log fire to keep us warm
very friendly helpful owner's
lovely breakfast hamper and homemade biscuits
exactly as described - beautiful location, nice home, great hosts
a great location - close to maleny town yet very peaceful & quiet with restful lake views
plus a great fire
great location just out of maleny, very quiet, a huge deck and stocked with everything you need
felt like you were miles away but just a short drive to everything
even better! immaculate, comfortable and a great get away from the city
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3. Watersmeet Homestead (from USD 342)

Heading to Maleny on an animal-spotting trip? Go in for Watersmeet Homestead. Located in the South-East Queensland Regional Eco-Plan region, with private access to the Bellthorpe National Park, there are riveting experiences awaiting you here. Previous guests have reported spotting koalas, echidnas, wallabies, goannas, and hundreds of bird species. Bringing nature to your doorstep, this Stayz accommodation is ideal for kids as well as adults. The bedrooms are sizeable and there’s ample space indoors for your little ones to play around. You can even fire up the barbecue and enjoy a classic roast with your loved ones. Else, gorge on some freshly-picked bananas, cherries, mulberries, and cherry guavas right off the branch. The experience here will be totally worth it.

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Booroobin, QLD, AU
14.62 km (9.1 mi) from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
20 reviews  
farmhouse 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the home was clean and tidy
every thing we hoped for spacious clean and sensational property
loved the friendly horses that we could give a carrot or two to
nice remote location just our thing
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4. Bridge Creek Ridge Maleny (from USD 118)

A charming cottage with a cozy feel to it, this one’s ideal for couples. Decorated with fresh flowers from the on-site gardens, the interiors have been carefully done up and all amenities are taken care of. The fireplace is a treat for winter evenings indoors and the open-air verandah is perfect for a refreshing time outdoors. The host, Peter, is welcoming and provides any assistance you may need with a smile on his face. Found just a short walk away from several cafes and restaurants, it is a complete package.

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4.93 km (3.1 mi) from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
64 reviews  
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed
the bed was sublime
close enough to town and other towns like montville
a verandah with a view and plenty of birds to watch
the town is quaint and the surrounding countryside is beautiful
very clean and tidy
the cottage was lovely with gorgeous views
the cabin was very clean, had everything you could need and beautiful views
the cottage is simple yet beautifully appointed; the fireplace kept us warm and cozy
it was perfect! we warmed out toes by the fire (which was already prepared, we simply had to light a match!), we soaked ourselves silly in the spa, and had the best nights rest on a very comfortabl...
the owner is a friendly and welcoming host
the host, peter, was so friendly and extremely accomodating
peter is a friendly host, he answered emails promptly & we hope to come back again
quaint yet roomy, lovely views, friendly and accommodating host, and a wood-stove heater made for a delightful getaway! would happily recommend :)
we had a very relaxing few days
a 20 minute walk to the main street in maleny
bridge cottage is a beautiful little cabin in the maleny hills
we loved bridge creek cottage
a great little getaway
its an easy 20 min stroll to the town center of maleny
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5. Tamarind Street Cottage (from USD 165)

Is cutesy and quirky your thing? Then Tamarind Street Cottage is ideal for you. Overlooking the picturesque town, this Stayz accommodation is as beautiful inside as it is outside. Lavishly equipped with damask linens in the bedrooms, vanity and bathrooms, and opulent furnishings in the lounge room, there’s quite little it doesn’t offer. There are an outdoor deck and barbecue area, so you can enjoy one of the many board games available for a family grill session. Bonus for those of you who take their food very seriously – there are eggs laid by chickens that you can devour as a perfect breakfast or season your food with fresh herbs straight from the herb garden. Select this one and you won’t regret it.

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Maleny, Queensland, Australia
4.12 km (2.6 mi) from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are very comfortable and the linen soft
plenty of room to spread out in the spacious bedrooms
comfy beds, spacious house, we felt like it was a home away from home
everything you require is at hand including home grown vegetables and free range eggs
it is exactly as described and the little personal touches were a pleasant surprise
the cottage was clean and the furniture and linen were gorgeous
the house is beautiful, very nicely maintained and furnished, hosts lovely
the place was very clean and importantly, the beds were super comfy
we had fresh bread, milk, butter and eggs from the chooks!
dave & natalie are wonderful hosts, dave met us on arrival and showed us the workings of the fireplace and where the extra supply of firewood was
house was warm and welcoming
we also made good use of the fireplace and when we ran out of wood, nat and dave were more than happy to help us out with more
hosts natalie and dave are an absolute delight and go out of their way to make your stay memorable
a wonderful house for our gal's getaway
so close to walk everywhere in and around maleny
fantastic position and so close to maleny main street
easy walk to town
also only short walk to township
my partner and i along with out little pup, had a amazing time
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6. Bellthorpe Stays: nature's retreat (from USD 161)

Located a stroll away from the Bellthorpe National Park, this Stayz property is meant for the nature lover in you. Offering four elegant cabins on a 4050-square-meter (43,593 square feet) stretch of land, Bellthorpe Stays offers tranquility in luxury. There are private waterfalls and walking tracks within the enclosure of the land and wide decks for you to soak in the lovely Australian air. It is a perfect choice for those of you who enjoy bird watching as Riflebirds, Wompoo pigeons, Bower birds, robins, and wrens are frequent visitors to the thriving gardens. There’s three two-bedroom cabins and one one-bedroom cabin available, so you can opt for one or book all four, depending on your need.

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17.63 km (11.0 mi) from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
28 reviews  
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fire kept us warm on the cold nights
very quiet and relaxing
that is total peace , plenty to do , you dont even need to watch the t
super easy going owners and dodge accommodated our little cairn terriers and all things self contained were there including a great bed and linens, shower and woodfire heater
the owners and the cows ! overall a great place to escape the rat race and yes it is easy to take it easy
delightfully clean and very comfortable
the cabin was very clean and had everything you could need
beautiful countryside and lovely clean cottage to stay at
the cabin was wonderfully appointed and the nature walks were so scenic
very well appointed accommodation
the dogs have never been so happy! would highly recommend to friends and anyone who wants peace and quiet especially with dogs
i'm moderately disabled and found the cabin great (two small steps) and walks excellent for as much as milo (14) and i could manage
this was our second visit,love the cabin and awesome log fire
the cabin has absolutely everything guests could desire, generous beds, a barbecue, books, games, sit-in and-out areas andcomplimentary packs of tea, coffee, condiments and insect-chasing sprays
beautiful walks around the area
loads of wildlife outside the cabin
plenty to do in maleny and surrounding area including wine tasting and somerset lake
loved the birds, the waterfalls and walks
birds , butterfly's waterfall ,peaceful
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7. Hillview Cottage (from USD 122)

Another Stayz accommodation with spectacular views and fantastic amenities is Hillview Cottage. The interiors are tidy and there’s enough space for couples, large groups, or families to stay comfortably. Added bonus; you’ll be welcomed with a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival. They provide complimentary firewood for the fireplace and linens for the bedrooms too. Also, if you’ve driven down or have rented a vehicle, you’ll be provided with a garage parking as well. Inside, there are plenty of books and a selection of games to keep you busy. The host stays right next door, so he is always available should you need anything. At a walking distance from Maleny’s main street, there’s a host of shops, cafes, and restaurants you can head to from here.

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3.48 km (2.2 mi) from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
35 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of room for 2 adults and kids, 8 and 4
we have stayed in both summer (air-conditioned upstairs) for sleeping and enjoyed the fireplace in winter
this cottage has plenty of space and privacy
lovely bottle of merlot on arrival went down well! easy walk into town
the rustic feel of the place is its real charm
small little cottage was very clean and well kept
the views are lovely and the cottage is well equipped and cosy
clean, peaceful, beautiful views
welcoming yet private, clean and cosy, lots of books and games for all members of family, awesome views, lovely gardens, very relaxing stay
spectacular views and beautifully decorated cottage in a tranquil position
fabulous friendly host, and very cute cottage
friendly hosts
peter the host is very helpful and friendly
the host peter was very welcoming and friendly
your host, peter, is welcoming and helpful
we loved having a fire each night
great location for a peaceful weekend away
as older women, the lack of bathroom vanity, bad lights, no real stove and minimal kitchen power points to service everything was a bit of a challenge
amazing views, relaxing chalet, secluded location, even our 4yo enjoyed the stay
this wasn't the first time and it will not be the last that we visit this accommodation which was clean, cosy and ideally located close enough to the centre of maleny without being in the township
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A trip packed with discoveries

Urban professionals, excitable tourists, long-time locals, old-time hippies, and dedicated farmers, you’ll find them all in Maleny. A through and through celebration of plurality, your trip to this hinterland town will be packed with discoveries, awe-inspiring experiences, and tons of fun. There’s a host of little shops and galleries you can visit, or get grubbing at some fantastic restaurants. Remember to add a visit to The Maleny Dairies, Maleny Cheese Factory, and Settlers Rise Vineyard on your list. Just a 30-minute drive away from all of the Sunshine Coast strip and some amazing beaches of Caloundra, a trip to Maleny is bound to rejuvenate your very core. So, don’t keep waiting and get planning!

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