Studio is under the house on RHS
Hosted by Mary
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2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Self-contained, open-plan studio beneath my house, with quality fittings & furnishings. Own entrance and private deck. Superb views. Set on a private acre in North Maleny, only a few minutes from the centre of town. Ideal for those wanting a relaxing retreat. The only noise is bird song.

The space

The name:
"Awarua" was the name of the flying boat my father delivered from England to Australia via war-torn Europe in April 1940. Its arrival marked the beginning of Tasman Empire Airways, the forerunner of Air New Zealand.

The studio is in a beautiful spot in north Maleny and only a few minutes drive from town. There is no traffic noise but plenty of bird song. Baroon Pocket Dam is also a short drive down the hill.

Small dogs are welcome, but an extra $25 cleaning fee applies.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the studio only, which has its own private deck and balcony. Please feel free to roam around the property.

Interaction with guests

I work from home (I am a writer, journalist and also help run the family business - we are wholesalers of bicycle components). As I keep odd hours, I prefer to be contacted by text message or email, preferably before 6pm. If important ring the bell at the bottom of stairs on LHS.
After guests are welcomed they will be left to themselves to settle in and will not be disturbed. However, I am an avid cyclist and always keen to go for a ride with any guest who may share this strange addiction!

Other things to note

Check-in (2pm or later) and check-out (10am or earlier), unless by prior arrangement. If new guests are coming, I need time to do the changeover! But pretty flexible.

Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £31
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price £58 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 11PM
Check out by 10AM

No loud music or parties. Smoking outside or on veranda. As there is a septic system, no sanitary products etc down the toilet; use bin provided. We are on tank water so drink water at own risk and short showers please. Please park on grass, near water tanks and not on driveway. All items broken to be replaced or host reimbursed.

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Some pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

47 Reviews

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Anne-Gaelle User Profile
October 2017
Spacious and clean place. Nice little extras like board games,breakfast and beautiful soap. Very happy we stayed there!

Emma User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely amazing stay!! The place was beautiful and the views were very tranquil. Mary was an amazing host and a great person to have a chat with. This place is now going to be a regular whenever we make our way up to Maleny. It was so lovely to have an array of snacks and various drinks as well as an abundance of utilities for cooking. Thank you Mary!

Jan User Profile
September 2017
Mary was prompt to respond and was a friendly and unobtrusive host. The accommodation was very comfortable and thoughtfully appointed. The situation was quiet and peaceful yet a very short drive to Maleny. There was a good selection of DVD's and books to read but our favourite spot was the back verandah listening to birdsong and enjoying the views. There was a good selection of yummy treats. Overall a great escape from the city. We would love to visit again.

Ruth User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful view from deck nice and private. Comfortable accommodation and lovely Organics provided.

Kirsty User Profile
September 2017
Our stay at Awarua was perfect. The accomodation has everything you could ever need and lots of personal touches . We were really happy that it was dog friendly as well.
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.
Response from Mary:
Thanks for the lovely review and special thanks for looking after Elsa [cat] while I was away.
September 2017

Frank User Profile
August 2017
Lovely quiet spot, close to town. Plenty of room, clean, everything provided. Some nice little extras. We would stay again.
Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.
Response from Mary:
Thanks for the great review. You were perfect guests and I'd love to have you back.
August 2017

Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
Top notch Air BnB. Mary, the owner is very lovely and full of local information, and ideas of where to go, including recommendations on dining venues and coffees. Mary is very respectful of your privacy Mary rents a self contained studio apartment under house, very spacious, with everything you may need. It is located a short drive from Melaney (2.8k). Beautifully decorated, in stylish decor, a lovely kitchen with appliances. The bed is very comfortable, and looks over the bushland, it is lovely to wake up to the birds and look over the bushland without even getting out of bed. Also provided is a lovely fresh selection of local fruit, fresh Melaney milk, yoghurt and more, and even ground coffee for the coffee plungers. Mary provides a generous selection of muesli options, as well as other cereals, and also fresh croissants. The bathroom is stocked with beautiful bathroom soaps and lotions. The apartment has wall to wall glass bi-fold doors that look out over the bushland over to the Melaney township on the next hill, you have a choice of 2 private balconies overlooking the bush. If you are lucky like us, you might have a friendly Kangaroo with Joey in pouch visit in the back yard. So much nicer than I imagined from the photos, and reading about it. It's a comfortable scenic walk to town, up and down county hills with plenty of views to look at on the way. If you are looking for privacy, at a quiet and peaceful location, this is your place.

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Mary User ProfileMary is a superhost.

I am a freelance journalist with a PhD in Journalism. At present I am working on a memoir of my father, who was one of the early pioneer aviators. I am a cycling nut who loves cycling on and off road alone or with friends. So lucky to be living in a region which is Cyclists' Paradise. More about me on my website or on my feed @marygarden

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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