Whether you're looking for a private, natural space to relax and unwind, or a unique and memorable base for your adventures of the Sunshine Coast, our rustic style guesthouse could be just the place for you!
Nestled seemingly a world away in the secluded and scenic foothills of the Blackall Range, the Rustic Retreat is just 25 minutes drive from top coast attractions including Australia Zoo, pristine beaches and the township of Maleny.
Linen included. Oven/stove-top and basic utensils provided
(Please read "Other things to note" before booking)
Nestled amongst the trees on a private and secluded, yet easily accessable corner of our rural property in scenic Diamond Valley, the guest house was built from locally sourced stone and timbers over 30 years ago and infuses exotic themes with rustic country charm.
Enjoy a beverage on the deck as the native birds sing merrily in the treetops or browse the large digital range of Music, Movies and TV shows after a day of exploring the Coasts many world class attractions.
If visiting during the cooler months then a crackling fire in the indoor or outdoor fireplace will surely set the atmosphere and soothe the soul. (Quality Timber and firestarting kits available for purchase or BYO)
Seasonal Certified Organic fruit/veg available to guests at wholesale prices. A small selection of home-made frozen meals are also available for purchase.
The guest house is fully private and self contained, with a large yard that borders onto forestry and cattle pastures.
There is a stone outdoor fire circle which is great for crisp winter nights under the stars and also plenty of space for outdoor activities during the day in the surrounding yard area.
Interaction with guests
Although we guarantee full privacy for your stay, I am also happy to help out with tips on local attractions or provide any additional assistance you may require where possible.
Other things to note
For 1 night bookings there will be an extra $10 linen/cleaning fee added to overall booking fee.
Bookings for two singles: Please advise if you require the use of both double beds as there will be an additional linen/cleaning single fee of $25.
(We ensure fresh linen for every guest which involves a lot of work so hopefully you will find these fees understandable. Once booking is confirmed I will send through a booking modification for your approval.)
The last 300mtrs of road leading to the guesthouse is well maintained gravel.
The guesthouse runs on rainwater collected from the tin roof which is fine to drink, though at this stage there is no filtration system fitted so you may like to bring your own drinking water if that is an issue for you.
Please note that the shower is low pressure but adequate and there is plenty of hot water.
There is strong cellphone reception in the area - No Wi-fi/Internet connection available.
Also please note that the two bedrooms are connected via a doorway with only a curtain to separate.
As the guesthouse borders onto native bushland there is also an abundance of native wildlife and it is not uncommon to hear a possum taking a shortcut over the tin roof during the night, the odd fruit bat chattering up in the canopy and the local Kookaburras singing at dawn.
There are sometimes mosquitoes but we keep the guesthouse supplied with complementary coils and repellent in case they are about.
We ask our guests to be respectful of our humble hinterland escape.
The house runs on rain water and therefore we ask you to be water conscious and not use more than you require.
We ask you to be very mindful of fire safety when burning fires, candles or coils inside or outside. Never leave a fire, candle or coil unattended.
We accept well behaved pets but you must be willing to take full responsibility for your animal. Pets are not allowed on beds or furniture or to be left for any period of time at the property.
Smoking is permitted on the deck only.
We are committed to providing you with clean and comfortable accommodation including fresh linen, complemetary teas, coffee, milk, fruits and flowers all ready for your arrival.
I will supply you with details for self check-in to the guesthouse which is easy and convenient. I'm also happy to field any further questions you may have regarding your stay or to share tips on local attractions etc.
I'm a keen surfer with a love for the coast and hinterland.