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        820 Maleny Kenilworth Road

+61 7 5435 8376

0425 448376


Guest comments
  • "I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for having us at Leela..everyone thought it was the most beautiful place they had ever seen. Definitely 5 out of 5!"
    Emi, Brisbane, Nov 2011
  • "Wonderful hosts, amazing venue. It's got great views, generous breakfast and the place is so nice. Thank you for an unforgettable experience . We'll be back!!"
    Judi, Brisbane, Oct 2011
  •  "Had a fabulous weekend: gorgeous home and view hosts so friendly and welcoming! Absolutely loved it."
    Anthea, Townsville, Dec 2011                 
  • "It was truly the most wonderful weekend for each of us. You both made us feel so welcome ... Leela is just gorgeous and I envy you waking up to that beautiful scenery every day."
    Lyn , Algester, Feb 2012
  • "Spellbound!" Lost in Leela is everything it claims to be and much, much more! It's one of those locations you have to see to believe and a house that has to be experienced. Our family spent last weekend there as part of a surprise treat for my Mum's 50th, and we had a delicious home-baked cake waiting for us on our arrival! - which speaks volumes of the exceptional service we had on our stay. Diane and Bill, our friendly hosts, had really exceeded all our expectations... .  We were hard pressed to decide whether stay indoors and enjoy the house or to go exploring outdoors.  We will definitely be coming back, for a longer stay...
    Kez, Brisbane, July 2012
  • A magic place with exceptional hospitality! We love it all! Just class - congratulations Jenny, Brisbane, August 2012
  • Seven of us aged 6 through to 70+ stayed at Leela for a week and we all absolutely loved it. Luxurious accommodation and bedrooms that look out into the treetops make for an amazing start to the day. We walked the tracks , played bush golf and boules, swam in the pool and just relaxed on the deck. And the grounds and the lawns are so pretty and beautifully kept- photos do not do it justice. Diane and Bill were the most perfect hosts, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We will absolutely be back and can not recomment it highly enough. Ann, Brisbane, Jan 2013
  • “A touch of class with a laid back atmosphere”
    5 of 5 stars 

    You have to start with the incredible house. Sunken fire place, soft robes, slippers and a whole lot more. The valley surrounding the house is stunning with a small yet challenging golf course, lovely gardens and beautiful wild life. The owners treated us to a camp fire with drinks and nibblies included. Thanks guys for making the week-end stay such a pleasure. We will be back!!!! Fiona, Brisbane June,2013

  • “Our second visit" My family came back to Lost in Leela for my birthday this year, after spending my birthday last year there also. The house and grounds were immaculately kept.  The views were fantastic. Bill and Diane are truly exceptional hosts. They were kind, caring and very accommodating...great conversation at Sundowners. The surroundings were stunning; it did take us a couple of visits to really explore and enjoy the place. The property is full of little surprises like a herb garden here, or a little pond there, a little cubby house, Bose speakers in the bedrooms, and king parrots visiting in the morning. We couldn't endorse this place enough and can't wait to come back next year! Dr R, Brisbane, July 2013

Accommodation and Facilities

- a boutique Maleny holiday house

Leela offers self-contained luxury retreat accommodation just outside Maleny for up to 9 adults.

Leela is a unique luxury abode, consisting of two linked dodecahedrons, built on a secluded ridge 10 kilometres outside Maleny. The first twelve sided module incorporates the living areas, with the second housing the four bedrooms. Sweeping verandahs circle both dodecahedrons.

Guests will wake up to the sounds of the whip birds calling, be surrounded by a curtain of green as they look across and down into the forest and be nurtured by nature.

You will holiday in an elegant home, which through its design complements and enhances the landscape. Situated to maximise valley views, tranquility and privacy, the house is provided with luxury linen and excellent furnishings and fittings. It is unique in both design and décor; its delights only enhanced by the eclectic array of adornments from some unexpected corners of the globe.

Fully ducted reverse circle air conditioning, thermostatically controlled heaters and fireplace will keep guests at the perfect temperature while staying at Leela.

Spacious Living Areas

Enjoy stunning and uninterrupted forest and valley views of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland from the verandahs and every room in the house. Warm up in winter by the sunken circular firepit, with its surrounding granite seating. The living room features a wide-screen LED/LCD television with MyStar HD (The Works) catering for all viewing tastes (also including the local HD channels). An accompanying Blu-ray DVD with a range of DVDs is also available. Complimentary (reasonable use) Wi-fi internet is also available to guests.

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Luxury Bedrooms

The guest house has four bedrooms, perfect for groups. Two of the four rooms feature king-sized beds, made from sustainably heli-harvested New Zealand hardwood, featuring an integrated Bose stereo with iPod connectivity. The bed bases can be tailored for small, medium or well built guests. The other two rooms feature a luxurious queen-sized bed with posturepedic mattress. These queen rooms can be re-configured to include a luxury king size single bed.

Wake up to see the mists flowing through the valley and ensconcing the house – experience the dragon’s breath.


Stunning Bathrooms

There are two full size bathrooms, each with a stunning view and linked to the bedrooms. A spa is available in the master bathroom and full size bath in the second room, with integrated showers in both.

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Fully-equipped Kitchen

The stunning granite kitchen comes fully equipped with gas oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. Guests will be able to enjoy plunger coffee and a range of herbal and black teas. A Nespresso coffee machine is also on hand for that perfect morning wakeup.

 A stainless steel gas BBQ with side burner is also available for guest use.




Secluded Gardens and Surrounds

The 72 acre property has 15 acres of lawns, with scattered gardens and offers:

  • private covered parking for up to four cars
  • a walk in the park through manicured lawns
  • a six hole par three "Bush Golf" course (with lots of rough!!)
  • swimming pool
  • 5 plus kilometres of walking/hiking tracks.