It was truly an overwhelming experience staying at this wonderful accommodation, Apart from the stunning landscape, the beautiful creek that runs through the property, the 5 star facilities, the hosts are truly amazing.
My mother and I just lost our dad and husband the week before. We were hesitant in going but Ian and Jen showered us with their love and care. Mum to play a piece or two on the grand piano there, which was a huge thrill for her.
Thank you gorgeous people - we WILL be back!! x
Hard to express in words the UNFORGETTABLE experience which starts from the moment you press that red button 'book' and receive a call from Ian & Jen! You can feel their warmth over the phone and their excitement makes you want to be there immediately. Their proceeding communication kept us well informed and with each text or call we felt closer to them. We couldn't wait to runaway to Maleny, literally! And when the day finally arrived we were welcomed by both with open arms and a big smile! Jen treated us to some delicious homemade cookies while Ian took us on a tour through the beautiful surroundings. These two have a natural playground in their backyard! We loved every little corner, the bedroom with a view to the trees and the sound of the creek, the trampoline, the flying fox, the bamboo 'house', the 'homemade' sauna (built by Ian himself!), the waterfall and the wildlife in general. Let's say if you wanted, you didn't even have to leave their property at all to have an amazing holiday! We spent our days exploring Maleny and would be super excited to get back to our 'home' to enjoy a nice bath overlooking nature and have a nice meal by the fireplace - one of them shared with gorgeous Shadow who helps Ian and Jen take care of the place and is one of the most beautiful souls we've ever met! And we can't forget to mention Pasha - their super cute and friendly cat who loves cuddles and company! I guess it's needless to say we HIGHLY RECOMMEND Runaway to Maleny! Thank you Ian and Jen (and Shadow!) for sharing your piece of paradise with us! We look really forward to going back very soon! Love, Dave and Bruna PS Jen, I miss your homemade muesli every morning!
We were totally in awe this place has something special going on... from the moment we first contacted Ian and Jen and upon our arrival combined with the sound of the running creek we just knew we had stumbled on a best kept secret , it was exactly what the doctor ordered .. Pictures or words cannot describe how incredibly beautiful and serene this property is. The design of the home blends into surrounding rainforest giving you an immediate sense of karma and love and makes you feel so at peace you wish you could stay here forever. Shadow the caretaker greeted us with such warmth. If you are looking for somewhere really special to stay here it is. Thank you for sharing your paradise with those in this world who appreciate real natural beauty .
Had 3 nights at Runaway and really enjoyed it.Ian gave us an initial tour and then it was ours. A beautiful cool swimming hole and lunch under the grapevines was very relaxing. Had a great massage in the Yoga studio and found plenty of wonderful restaurants nearby. My only criticism was a noisy overhead fan and Ian has assured me he is going to fix that. Thanks Ian and Jen. PS: Ironically it is a great place for kids too with large areas to explore, a zip line across the creek and that awesome swimming hole.