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Eighteen Mile Homestead

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Eighteen Mile Homestead is a spacious, comfortable, double brick home where the family and owners of the property lived and operated a cattle farm for over three decades. Located in a beautiful country setting nearby the Albert River and only 90 mins from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The house is positioned at the foothills of the Darlington Range mountains and the Lost World Valley, part of the Scenic Rim Region.

The property surrounding the homestead is a working beef cattle farm to this day, so guests may be able to view some farming activities during their stay.

Eighteen Mile Homestead sleeps a total of 15 people.

Room 1 - one queen bed (with ensuite)

Room 2 - one queen bed

Room 3 - one queen bed

Room 4 - two single beds - adjoins with Room 3

Room 5 - two single beds (or optional king sized bed)

Room 6 - two single beds

Additionally - one single foldout roller bed; one queen foldout sofa-bed.

The homestead has 3 bathrooms; fully equipped self-catering kitchen with 90 cm gas top fan-forced oven; dishwasher; microwave; blender; ample crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, baking dishes etc; dining room; 2 large living rooms; indoor open fireplace; laundry - washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board; 2 reverse cycle air-conditioners in dining room & lounge room; T.V; DVD player; heaters; pedestal fans; hair dryer; table tennis; 2 outdoor eating areas; BBQ large flat-top style; in-ground swimming pool; outdoor camp fire area; two portable cots - check for availability.

Please find the following items we provide for guests stay:

*Bed linen, bath towels, face washers, floor mats and hand towels

*Blankets, electric blankets

*Portion of detergents - laundry, handwash, dishwashing, dishwasher tablets

*Portion of toiletry items - soap, hair shampoo, hair conditioner, body moisturiser, tissues, toilet paper (2-3 rolls in each toilet)

*Tea (black plus some herbal variety), coffee (instant), sugar, 1l milk (long-life)

*Portion of firewood. Should extra be desired, guests are welcome to collect more from our surrounding paddocks - an axe is provided

*Complimentary bottle of wine and box of chocolates on arrival (full priced bookings only)

N.B. There is presently no landline telephone or internet connection available at the property. However, limited mobile phone range is available on elevated locations around the property. Also, in the case of an emergency, connection to '000' should be available anywhere on the property.

Activities --



Swimming (rock pools and swimming pool)

Bird watching



Table tennis

Board games


Endless opportunities to take breathtaking photo's etc

Eighteen Mile Homestead is located in Darlington Qld, 6kms (approx) from an entrance to the Lamington National Park.

O’Reilly’s Lamington National Park: By vehicle the trip from Eighteen Mile to O’Reilly’s takes approx 1 hr 20 mins, travelling via Beaudesert. A shorter (approx 40 min trip from Eighteen Mile) 4WD dirt road is also an option, though not suitable after heavy rainfall.

Mt Joyce Recreation Park: This park offers a variety of activities from world class mountain bike trails, shoreline horse trails, bush walks, trail runs and canoe trails. The Park also incorporates picnic facilities, playground and other amenities and is located off the Beaudesert-Boonah Road at Wyaralong.

By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to Wyaralong takes approx 40 mins (40.4kms), travelling via Beaudesert.

Tamborine Mountain: By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to Tamborine Mountain takes approx 50 mins, travelling via Beaudesert.

Comments received from guests:

Just a note of feedback after our stay at 18 Mile last weekend – we all had an absolute ball! The kids had some much needed space and freedom and made the most of it all. We adults also loved being there, especially the outdoor fire and chance to sit around and do very little, since the kids needed no entertainment from us! We are all keen to arrange another weekend in summer, if not before. Please pass on our thanks to Jan for having us and checking in on us when we arrived. You will be hearing from us again!

There will be many more "next times" - we just love it down there in the Lost World Valley, and had exceptionally relaxing and enjoyable time.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Darlington, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 6 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Eighteen Mile Homestead
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews
Darlington, Queensland, Australia

Beautiful serenity

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home with fantastic views amongst the peaceful tranquility of the outback

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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  • 4 of 5

This was a great place for our weekend get together we loved the pool ping pong table plenty of room for cricket Loved the Bon fire we will certainly be back was perfect large enough to have our own space Jan is very obliging in every way She made us feel so welcome as did Robyn We totally recommend this lovely homestead. Janeen and Des

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Great country experience

  • 4 of 5

Our group really enjoyed this property. There were beautiful views around the valley and up to the hills.

It had all of the facilities we needed and lots of little extras, like kitchen supplies, games, & firewood. The deck was our fav place to hang out, but it was also hot enough for some to enjoy the pool.

The country kitchen was very well stocked with everything we needed to cook for a large group, and the common areas were big & comfy to play games or watch movies.

It even felt a bit like a farm stay when the cattle were mustered up the hill behind the property. My personal fav was the fire pit, where we could build a large campfire to sit around & watch the stars until late at night.

  • Review Submitted: 06/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brilliant place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the peace and quiet. Beautiful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22/12/2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Perfect for a weekend break.

  • 5 of 5

A month ago we myself and 9 friends stayed at the homestead to farewell a member of our group who has now made the move to live in the UK.

The size of the house was perfect for our party. The beds were comfortable and all came with electric blankets which was much appreciated as it was chilly. Dinner and drinks were easily prepared in the large kitchen. We loved the living room with table tennis and a TV so we could watch the football at the same time. The outdoor fire was also a highlight. We were provided with ample wood to keep the fire going both nights and we enjoyed blissful mornings around the outdoor table with a BBQ breakfast.

Robyn and Jan were easy to communicate with and provided everything we could have needed. The property is so lovely, peaceful and well equipped for a short break from the city. We were all happy to have no mobile reception and just enjoy the serenity and each others company. I will definitely be enquiring to stay again in summer so we can take advantage of the pool as well!

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Homely country home.

  • 4 of 5

The house is a bit dated, but suited our requirements perfectly. We had four families staying and there was ample room for everyone. We had a beautiful fire burning in the open fire place, and one in the yard in the fire pit and the kids enjoyed the creek and cows and the general farm feel of the place. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Lamington National Park


Rates & Availability


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 5 guests. Property has 11 beds and can sleep a maximum 15 guests

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