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Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Maleny, Australia - Updated 2021

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Sitting high in the hills of the Blackall Range is the rural community of Maleny. Overlooking the Sunshine Coast, the area is full of pockets of rainforest, rolling green hills and stunning views, everywhere you look. The town of Maleny is known for its beautiful scenic spots and for its dairy products, particularly cheese. Outdoor lovers of all ages will revel in the numerous activities available here, that will help you to unplug and get back to nature.

The Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World is the ideal place to spend an afternoon, known for some of the lushest gardens in all of Queensland. Enjoy waterfalls, the rainforest and lovely views of the Glass House Mountains. The gardens also have a cafe, serving a proper tea, and an aviary where you can commune with their feathered friends. Lying between Montville and Maleny is a charming lake and the Baroon Pocket Dam. Enjoy the picnic area with BBQs, kids playground and the many nature trails through the bushland. Swim in the lake or bring your kayak and explore the waterways. Be entertained by the koalas and kangaroos as you watch them in their natural habitat. Other scenic places to visit are the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and the Gardners Falls. Check out these top 13 Airbnb vacation rentals in Maleny, Australia. Find the perfect accommodation and book your stay here, today!

1. Rustic hinterland retreat (from USD 61)

Enjoy the peace and seclusion of this charming vacation home in Diamond Valley. The home was built entirely from locally sourced stone and wood. Tucked into the foothills of the Blackall Range, you can enjoy long strolls through the bushland when staying here. Wake up to the birds chirping in the morning and relax on the deck, as you enjoy the kangaroos as they come out at night. You are about a 25-minute drive from the attractions of the Sunshine Coast and the town of Melaney.

Rustic Hinterland Retreat
Diamond Valley, Queensland, Australia
520 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is well set up with a large fridge and great deck to sit out
the cabin has all the amenities you need to have a comfortable stay including the fireplace for winter
3 verandas sitting area lounge area and all with very comfortable lounges and/or chairs
the cabin was lovely lots of room to spread out
as soon as we arrive we feel comfortable and relaxed
very clean with everything you need
everything was clean and functional extra special touches everywhere
very peaceful and clean
everything was clean and tidy with so many interesting touches
top marks for comfort and cleanliness
jason was easy to communicate with and very friendly
jason was responsive to emails and made my first airbnb experience a breeze
it's a great location and a gorgeous cabin
beautiful and peaceful location was a perfect weekend getaway
relax and enjoy this great location and comfortable cosy place
the location is just divine so peaceful
fantastic place feels like you're in the middle of nowhere but mooloolah is only 5 minutes away
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2. Newer studio apartment (from USD 70)

This converted shed is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. When it’s time to unplug from the technical world, this is the place to do it. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the little deck out front. You can walk to downtown Melaney in about 20 minutes or it’s just a short drive away.

Studio apartment/Unit
Maleny, Queensland, Australia
348 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely views and a super comfortable cabin
beautiful views and a cozy space only a 5 minute drive to maleny township
lisa's place offers an extremely comfortable and private stay
fantastic place amazing views clean comfortable
very clean and spacious
very clean and organised
very clean and organised
clean great communication nice extra touches
the unit was lovely clean and private
lisa was a wonderful host
the hosts were fantatsic and very friendly and welcoming
beautiful scenery very peaceful fantastic host with thoughtful touches
convenient location and great value
very easy to get to the main street and so close to everything
location and space is beautiful
amazing 10/10 comfy bed and a great location
lisa’s place is really lovely and the location is picturesque and very quiet
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3. Hilltop cottage (from USD 110)

Relax and unwind in this darling cottage, located about five minutes away from downtown Melaney. Enjoy the covered porch and BBQ, located on the side of the cottage. Just a 10 minute walk away is the Melaney Dairies, where you can pick up some fresh milk, cheese and cream for your stay.

If you enjoy German food, King Ludwig’s is only a five-minute walk away. When it comes time to branch out, you are a 30 minutes’ drive from the Sunshine Coast beaches and all of their attractions.

"Hilltop Cottage"
Maleny, Queensland, Australia
205 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchenette/lounge had enough amenities to have a very comfortable stay
great location and delightful cottage with everything you need except problem with wifi in the actual cottage
sparkling clean well set out with everything we needed cooking equipment coffee machine iron and plenty more
the cottage was comfortable and well equipped with everything you would need for a few days
their cottage was cosy - with lovely decore a roomy bathroom and beautiful bedroom
very clean and comfortable
the space was clean and beautiful
clean comfortable and value for money
wonderful place to stay very clean and good quality linen and towels
the cottage was really clean and the crisp linen and fluffy towels were an added luxury
the hosts were friendly and welcoming
great host and very accommodating
lisa the host was so great
lisa and paul were excellent hosts
the hosts were super friendly and accommodated all of our needs
excellent location and beautiful place
superb location and 5mins drive to town
a great location with the main street only a short drive away
amazing location so close to the main street and very comfortable
great location just around the corner from weddings at tiffany's
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4. Lorikeet studio in the hinterland (from USD 92)

This is a charming studio on the ground floor of the host’s home. Sitting in a quiet, secluded area, you will have some lovely views of the surrounding region. Take a scenic walk through the countryside to reach downtown - it takes about 20 minutes. Melaney has some interesting shops, art galleries and restaurants for you to enjoy.

Lorikeet Studio in the Hinterland
Maleny, Queensland, Australia
208 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all of the essentials are there including a comfortable bed and enough space for two
a delightful studio apartment with plenty of space to lounge in
thank you for a hassle-free warm and a comfortable overnight stay
we were only there for a short stay for a wedding however was still a very comfortable stay
i enjoyed a very comfortable stay there for two nights and found it had everything i needed
really clean private and comfortable
clean modern and comfortable in quiet surroundings
super clean quiet night’s rest
this place was immaculately clean
very clean and everything in really good condition
lesley is a lovely host
lovely scenery and wonderful hosts
lesley and gary were great hosts
lesley was welcoming and helpful
thank you very much for your host
great studio close to town
great location comfortable private room
great location quiet and scenic
great place in a lovely location
great location & everything was as expected
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5. Enjoy the magic of Maleny (from USD 45)

This private room in the host’s home lies just off Main Street. Your room has a large veranda overlooking the native garden. You will love watching the local wildlife, like the pretty lorikeets, come out to play. The host provides ingredients necessary for breakfast, or, make the short walk downtown to the many restaurants.

Enjoy the Magic of Maleny, QLD
Maleny, Queensland, Australia
106 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast was a nice array of local foods including some very tasty strawberries
the bedding was deluxe the breakfast supplies generous
i enjoyed having my breakfast at the deck looking out over the gardens around
very comfortable with a light breakfast the next morning
being my very first air bnb i instantly felt welcomed & comfortable with marcelle for my one night stay
my bedroom was clean and bed comfortable
the bed was very comfortable the house very clean and welcoming
the accommodation is simple very clean with a shared bathroom
the communal areas are very clean and comfortable
the bed was comfortable and the room clean with a certain rustic charm about it
marcelle is a generous host and made us feel at home
marcelle was a fantastic host
marcelle was very welcoming and accommodating making her home available
she was very welcoming and helpful for any tips
marcelle was a lovely host easy to chat to but respected my privacy too
close to visit all the attractions of the area
the neighourhood was very pleasant and close to town and our venue
the location is great for exploring the area and peaceful enough to allow for a great night sleep
we highly recommend marcelle's place in this quaint neighbourhood of maleny
overall the neighbourhood was very quiet and peaceful
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6. Charming character cottage - Maleny's best street (from USD 82)

Located in the heart of Maleny’s wedding district is this charming cottage, full of modern amenities. Surrounded by lush, green gardens, the covered porch is a nice place to relax and unwind. Exploring the funky shops and coffeehouses downtown is just a short drive, about 2.5 miles (4 km). Within walking distance are Macarthy’s Lookout and the Botanic Gardens.

Charming Character Cottage in Maleny's Best Street
Maleny, Queensland, Australia
237 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage and property is magical peaceful and very comfortable
the cottage has great atmosphere and very comfortable
gorgeous romantic cottage - very comfortable & quiet
robyn’s cottage was a joy to stay in; it was very comfortable and cosy
a charming fairly new cottage with great facilities although no microwave
very clean and comfortable
exceptionally clean and very quaint & pretty
our room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable
private and clean and comfortable
it was a lovely and clean cottage with cute touches
great hosts too
hosts were very thoughtful
wonderful friendly and informative hosts
very friendly and knowledgeable hosts
very thoughtful hosts who were friendly and accommodating
the location is great- close to restaurants and places of interest
nice location and very quiet
great location to explore the surrounding area
great quiet location set in robyns garden
a beautiful property in a convenient location
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7. Excellent glass house for retreat and yoga (from USD 93)

Are you in the mood for a retreat and yoga? If so, you might wanna check out this fantastic accommodation. It is a retreat house that lets guests immerse and reconnect with nature. While here, you can enjoy sessions of yoga, a vegan detox, and a lot more. It showcases a modern glass house in the middle of beautiful and safe lush greeneries. It has lovely beds, a private bathroom, a cozy lounge, a kitchen, and a dining space. In total, it can accommodate up to four guests.

Maleny Yoga Wellness retreat, Rainforest detox
Maleny, Queensland, Australia
150 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautiful one i loved sleeping in the bed up high
my husband and i stayed with our 15-month old daughter and it was unbelievably comfortable for us
treat yourself to an outdoor shower in the dappled sunlight
the glass studio apartment is set high up amongst gorgeous natural surroundings
we loved the outdoor toilet and the fruit kate kindly gave us overall it was a great experience
the cottage was clean well equipped and private
they were gracious and very welcoming hosts
awesome space and really great hosts
hosts were very kind and helpful
kate & madhu are great hosts that love to share a meal their meditation sunrises
kate and madhu were great hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed the meals cooked by kate
beautiful location and stunning property
amazingly relaxing and peaceful location
a beautiful location and premises
great location beautiful scenery and committed hospitality
a stunning location in the bush of maleny
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8. Spacious and chic modern home (from USD 204)

Located in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, you will maximize your Queensland vacation by booking this charming vacation rental. It has bright furnishings and a cool and airy ambiance that is homey in nature. It has four stylish and cozy bedrooms, three fabulous bathrooms with bathtubs, a modern kitchen, a lovely dining space, a comfortable living area, and a huge deck with an outdoor table setting. This accommodation can house up to 10 guests. Plus, guests will fall in love with the beautiful nature view from this house.

Woodford House, Maleny.
Maleny, Queensland, Australia
167 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fans air conditioning lock up garage and beautiful ambience
amenities are great including bbq in the deck netflix on the flat screen and wifi
very comfortable and boasting stunning views
jane’s house was absolutely immaculate with well appointed kitchen and bathrooms and lovely views
we loved the rug the kitchen was fully equipped with everything you would want
it was exceptionally clean and tidy
spotlessly clean and really well decorated and equipped
what a beautiful house clean stylish and practical
roomy spacious and clean the house was great
it was such a beautiful home and was sparkling clean
the host was really kind and helpful
worth every penny and made better by the host and her prompt responses
thank you so much for being a super host
very nice property great host
tastefully furnished and a great host
beautiful house and a great location
beautiful house at an amazing location
would highly recommend this location
such a great location just a short drive to the main street of maleny
beautiful home close to the heart of maleny
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9. A five minute walk into town (from USD 75)

This vacation home is ideal for small families. You will love dining in the bright, airy sunroom with its lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Outside is covered patio area with a BBQ, set in green, lush gardens. While it feels like you are secluded from the world, downtown, with its eclectic shops and tasty restaurants, is only a five-minute walk away.

Country Comfort
Maleny, Queensland, Australia
65 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
shelley was open and generous as a host the room was comfortable and the other amenities were lovely
comfortable bed and the room i was in had a big window and a lovely breeze
the rooms are very comfortable and private and everything is well organised and trouble free
the other room looks really nice too
the shower was great and we had a good night's rest in the bed
a lovely stay in a very clean tranquil environment
clean comfortable cozy and sensational
the house is beautiful clean and calming
clean tidy with everything you could possibly want
the house and room was clean and fresh
i cannot speak highly enough of this lovely spot and the wonderful hosts
they were attentive hosts made sure i had everything i needed
the hosts were super helpful and friendly
the hosts are delightful and super friendly
great hosts - really enjoyed their company and advice on local points of interest
great location right near town
great location - walking distance to the main stretch in maleny
the location is very convenient only a 5 minute walk to the main street highly recommend
very handy location to central melaney but neatly tucked away
very welcoming and comfortable great position close to town
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10. Green Haven: 1 mile / 2 kms to town

This one bedroom, eco-friendly cottage is surrounded by lush gardens. Conveniently located to many of the areas best attractions, it’s less than a mile away (1.6 km) to the Botanic Gardens and downtown Melaney, with its quaint shops and restaurants. If you want to explore further, check out the Cheese Factory at Kenilworth or the Australian Zoo, both of these are less than a 30-minute drive.

Green Haven, 2 kms to town.
90 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 4 Guests

11. Hidden Valley Cabin

This charming cabin is the perfect retreat for peace and privacy. The renovated milk shed is nestled in a lovely valley, about a six-minute drive from downtown. The cabin has a covered patio, where you can enjoy an afternoon cocktail and watch the wildlife wander the grounds. Don’t be surprised to see koalas, parrots, wallabies and the occasional opossum come to visit.

Hidden Valley Cabin
106 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests

12. Awarua

Located in the north part of town is this studio apartment. Enjoy the private deck with bushland views. The host is super welcoming and even stocks the kitchen with local goodies, so you are ready to go upon arrival. The home is secluded so the only sound you will hear is Mother Nature’s song. The Baroon Pocket Dam is right down the hill and downtown Maleny is about a five-minute drive away.

62 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests

13. Pet-friendly vacation rental

Looking for some peaceful and quiet vacation spots? If so, you might wanna check out this charming vacation rental surrounded by lush greeneries that exudes a relaxing country ambiance. Plus, if you love traveling with your furry fellow, this vacation rental accepts pets. It is fully furnished and has delightful amenities. It houses two charming bedrooms, two private bathrooms, a modern kitchen, a lovely dining space, a cozy living room area, a patio, and a terrace where you can relax as you drink your morning coffee.

Sassy, Central & Pet friendly; Town meets Country
Maleny, Queensland, Australia
109 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioner does a great job of warming up the whole house on a cold night
we recommend your fabulous apartment & cant wait to return :)
or suzanne’s kitchen has everything you need to create your own food with wonderful local produce
kitchen was well equipped with extra useful utensils and crockery
the house was spotlessly clean and comfortable
the place was very clean and comfortable
it was clean and tidy and well maintained
very clean well appointed and comfortable place
the place was clean spacious and very inviting
lovely little space with a friendly host
lovely space and a fantastic host
she was very responsive and helpful
thanks for being a great host suzanne
suzanne is a lovely host and extremely accommodating
excellent location walking distance to all the shops
great location within walking distance to the centre of town
great central location and will definitely return if the opportunity arises
location was ideal definitely recommend to anyone staying in the area
the location was great - it was a short walk to the main street of maleny
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Maleny: A vibrant community in the hills of Blackall Range

If you love peace, tranquility and beautiful scenery, then Maleny is the vacation spot for you. Sitting in the hills of the Blackall Range, you will be surrounded by bushland, rainforest, waterfalls and pasture land. The town is best known for its vibrant artist and music community. Downtown, you will find a number of funky shops and art galleries to explore. And, when it comes to dining, the town is full of restaurants, offering international cuisine from around the world.

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