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Sweetwater Cottage Maleny

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

When you drive through the gate, you will know you have arrived somewhere special. You will be greeted with a spectacular drive through the rainforest, the sound of birds and most likely the sighting of wallabies.

Sweetwater Cottage is on a 40 acre property with large areas of natural rainforest, and boasts one of the largest private waterfalls in the area with a bushwalking track and creek side picnic area. The cottage itself is surrounded by gardens and the grounds abound with native wildlife including a spectacular assortment of birds that feed here daily. The décor is unique, and adds to the charm of this special cottage.

The large, covered outdoor entertainment area is perfect for family gatherings and celebrations and with the recently refurbished family annex we can comfortably sleep 16 adults.

This is the ideal location for large groups attending hinterland weddings or gathering for family celebrations.

There are 3 separate areas to watch TV & DVD's and separate sleeping areas work well where a few families or extended families are planning to stay together. The 3 separate bathrooms and 4 toilets work well with large groups.

Guests are encouraged to keep their noise levels down and fit in with the environment and the peaceful nature of the setting.

Ask about our special packages for small intimate weddings and renewal of vows. Accommodation and celebrant can be included.

Sweetwater Cottage is a delight to behold. It is truly a home away from home. Once here you won't want to go home.

The cottage is fully self contained with large well equipped kitchen, separate living areas, outdoor undercover entertaining area with bar-b-q, laundry and undercover car parking for 2 vehicles as well as plenty of parking for other guests.

On the GROUND FLOOR you will find 2 queen bedrooms; and 1 bathroom and separate toilet with extra bunk beds recently added adjacent to the laundry.

UPSTAIRS is a delightful retreat with a queen size bed, large bathroom, kitchenette and spare couch that becomes an additional double bed or day bed. There is also a TV & DVD and fire place in this area.

THE ANNEX is a large room that has been set up dormitory style with 5 single beds as well as having its own TV with DVD. There is also one single bedroom with a single bed in this area. This area also has a shower room, powder room and 2 toilets.

The lounge room has a large screen TV near the fireplace and a DVD and the dining room table seats 10.

The outdoor area has a large wooden table with bench seats that comfortably seats10; there are also two smaller wooden tables that each seat four. Extra trestle tables and stack chairs are provided for large groups.

A barrow load of firewood is provided for the two fireplaces in the cooler months.

From the moment you drive through the gate you know that you have arrived somewhere special. Everything is here! Come and enjoy!

This is the perfect place for large or extended families to stay together.

Although there are many interesting tourist attractions in the hinterland to entertain guests, sometimes you simply wish to relax and unwind without needing to drive anywhere. There are books to read, large screen TV to watch; sip wine by the fire; feed the birds and animals; have a picnic by the creek or take a bush walk to our waterfall.

There are separate facilities that would accommodate 3 families; teenage children or if you wish to bring elderly parents with you on holiday. This property is ideal for family reunions; extended family visiting the hinterland to attend the many wedding venues; or groups of friends wishing to holiday together.

The Hinterland is well known for its art galleries; restaurants; wineries; village shopping; antiques; bush walks; beautiful scenery; Maleny dairy & cheese factory. It is close to Australia Zoo if that is on your list of places to visit and 40 minutes to the nearest beach.

In 10 minutes you can drive to Maleny shopping village, Baroon Pocket dam and Gardiner's Falls.

More Details


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

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 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 - 8 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours


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Sweetwater Cottage Maleny
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Recently had my hens weekend at Sweetwater and it was just perfect, the house and rooms were dressed beautifully with soap and towels, the linen and pillows where amazing, it rained and was foggy the whole time but the fire place and massive covered outdoor area made it feel so comfortable, warm and homey. There was no phone service and I absolutely loved it! We all sat around the fireplace and played games, talked and just enjoyed each others company. Sweetwater is absolutely beautiful and I definitely want to come back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: So glad to hear your weekend was a success despite all the rain we had. Thank you for your comments.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Paradise in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing family weekend away for my mother-in-laws 70th Birthday. Exploring the property was an absolute joy, the kids loved it. No Wifi meant long lazy nights playing board games by the warmth of the fire and being free from all technology - so relaxing. Waking up in the morning to complete silence was soul soothing, we most certainly will be back.

Thanks Pamela & Dal for sharing this amazing property.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Excellent Family Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful 4 days in paradise! Amazing scenery and spectacular waterfall.Comfortable and cosy accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Its great to see guests who take advantage of all the property has to offer and make use of the waterfall and picnic area.
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Maleny, Queensland, Australia

Picturesque Property

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at Sweetwater Cottage celebrating our daughter's 21st with family and friends. The property has amazing views, a waterfall just 500 metres walk away, 2 fire places with a large outdoor entertaining area. The fauna and flora are also spectacular. Everyone was blown away by this property. My daughter said that her birthday was just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased your weekend worked out so well for you.
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Biloela, Queensland, Australia

Perfect for a Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at sweetwater with our family for our wedding week and we were in love with the property the moment we arrived. Beautiful house, gardens, walks and hosts! The hosts made us feel so welcome and couldn't have been more helpful. We love that they have kept the 'homely' feel in this house with an awesome entertainment area! The family loved feeding the birds and being amongst the wildlife. We can't wait to book our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. All those weeks of upgrades and additions have obviously been worth the effort. We try to put ourselves in the shoes of the guests. Pam & Dal
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Just WOW!!!

  • 5 of 5

We knew this was "the place" as soon as we started winding down through the rainforest driveway toward the house. My family and I had the BEST Christmas getaway at the Sweetwater Cottage. It was the first time we had come together in a while, and we didn't want to leave. EXCELLENT kitchen, stocked with all the utensils you would need for a Christmas Feast. The rooms were wonderful (especially the upstairs loft!), the beds comfy, and the children never ran out of things to do - from playing on the perfectly landscaped grounds, to visiting the waterfalls, to chopping wood, to feeding the birds. It mostly rained during our stay, which made the atmosphere even BETTER - watching the fog roll through the rainforest that surrounds the property was heaven! We honestly couldn't rate this place highly enough. And thank you to the incredibly generous, hosts. Exceptional hospitality! Highly Recommend this clean, comfortable, serene location.

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018


Other Activities:

Scenery, events, weddings


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 2 guests. Property has 12 beds and can sleep a maximum 16 guests

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