Superb self-contained accommodation at Maleny

Quiet, private, beautiful

Kaalba ('bright place' in the local Kabi Kabi language) presents beautiful self-contained accommodation for up to two people in a private and natural setting

Perched on the hillside only a hundred metres from the Obi Obi Creek Kaalba is a delightful self-contained studio with views out over the rainforested valley. It is in a quiet and protected location. There is no road noise. Throughout the year more than ninety species of bird can be seen (and heard) from the veranda.  When it's raining the sound of the river fills the valley. 

Situated on the east side of Maleny it is seven minutes from the town centre and ten minutes from Montville – only thirty-five minutes to the coast – close to several of the most popular wedding venues on the Range.

This is a special place: a short walk leads to a deep fifty metre long swimming hole with basalt rock steps. A little further and you'll discover the waterfall and rapids. Platypus live in the creek, if you're an early riser you might be lucky to see them.


It features:

·      A queen size bed with cotton sheets, linen duvet covers, towels

·      En-suite (no bath)

·      Small but well-equipped kitchen including Weber barbecue on the veranda and microwave

·      Sitting-room

·      Veranda

·      LCD television with DVD player (no reception for free-to-air but we have an account for streaming with Netflix and Stan, as well as access to iView etc) The TV will also accept most files via USB. There is an extensive library of tv series and film on DVD. 

Bose sound system with 3.5mm jack to suit most phones.

·      Free Wi-Fi

·      Reverse-cycle air-conditioning (warm in winter, cool in summer)

·      Parking for one car

Mukti Botanicals soaps and shampoos

A few comments from guests:

Some of our guests prefer to use booking agencies to arrange their stay with us (we especially like it when you come to us directly and we offer a discount on agencies’ prices for a direct booking. Email us or give us a call). Airbnb give us a 5 Star Rating (out of a possible 5) and refer to us as 'superhosts'. Booking.com guests give us a 9.8 star rating (out of a possible 10) and have awarded us a prize for being most welcoming. As well as the comments below more can be found on these websites.

What a wonderful studio situated amongst nature! A well appointed cabin in a peaceful corner of Maleny. Everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Loved everything from the DVD collection to the Mukti products, to the games and books. Was only a short stay but wish we had stayed for longer.

October 2019

The scenery was incredible. Having the creek a short walk from our room was amazing. The bed was very comfortable and the owners and dogs were very friendly

September 2019
Un endroit calme, cosy et propre, tenu par des hôtes charmants et attentionnés. Un super séjour, dans la naturel. Merci

September 2019

Beautiful surroundings - it was wonderful to wake up in the treed landscape. Our host was very generous e.g. said we could have fruit which was in plentiful supply (grapefruit mandarins etc) and was also very helpful with respect to local knowledge. The cabin was beautifully appointed.

John, July 2019

A very special outlook into nature, situated on a property offering a walk along Obi Obi Creek, this cabin is a cosy location for a few days getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. The cabin itself was very clean and very well appointed, with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Steven is a friendly host who offers a warm welcome and a few helpful suggestions about places to visit and where to eat. We really enjoyed the fresh citrus fruits growing on the trees just outside the cabin door. Would definitely recommend this place to friends.

July 2019

Excellent quiet location in a beautiful spot. The owners couldn't be more helpful with everything during the stay. Well appointed simple accommodation with a beautiful outlook. Perfect for a quiet weekend away, but still close enough to access all the main areas/ attractions. Excellent directions and information provided by the owners. Highly recommend, we will be back

Kelly, June 2019

Kaalba is a magnificent place, situated in the most stunning natural surrounds. I felt very lucky to spend time on this special piece of Earth. Extremely private & peaceful, yet only a short car trip into town. The accommodation itself is just beautiful, entirely faultless & with many thoughtful touches that were most appreciated - like the freshly ground coffee, local organic toiletries & the fantastic range of books!! Steven was an exceptional host & a truly lovely person. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here & will definitely return again!


Great quiet private accomodation with everything you could possibly need. Especially loved the creek and private swimming hole.


I have stayed in many airbnbs across the world and Steven’s is without a doubt one of the most beautiful, tranquil and best value for money places I've stayed! Steven is also a great and thoughtful host who will stop at nothing to provide you with a pleasant stay!


Absolutely beautiful accommodation, with a very gracious host. It was relaxing beyond measure and we would definitely recommend to all we meet. We intend to stay again in the future!

Will Presig

The place boasts a perfect balance of modernity and an organic feel. The abundance of trees surrounding the studio create a feeling of being amongst the tree tops, and the large windows give the bedroom a flush of sunlight. The place was well-equipped with everything you need for a short stay. Steven was perfectly hospitable in showing us local activities and inviting us to pick fruit from the trees on the property.

Alex, July 2018

Fabulous location in lovely quiet spot but close to town. Very well appointed accommodation and spotlessly clean. Our hosts were delightful and made sure we had everything we wanted.

Lesley May 2018

Words cannot describe the tranquility of this place. I went there to find myself, and find myself I did. Lovely hosts, incredible serenity and a quick drive to wonderful shopping and food. 10/10... will forever go back.

Stefani November 2017

Thank you for your warm hospitality. We loved staying in Kaalba and hope to come and stay some time in the future. We felt so lucky to see the platypus!

Lisa September 2017

It was so relaxing, private & the walks down to the creek & lake amazing. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Looking around Maleny was beautiful - very quaint. We'll be going back again real soon. You came home so relaxed & revitalized. Thanks Kaalba for such a beautiful location. Everything you needed was there.

Lesleigh September 2017

Super quiet and beautiful rainforest, great for a back to nature visit, loved lying in bed and hearing nothing but the birds and nature, we loved having no free-to-air tv, we had free wifi which ran very smoothly, Steven our host was fantastic and a wealth of knowledge.

Tracey August 2017

Absolutely beautiful, peaceful retreat! Only minutes from town and Steven is fantastic, very quick with communication and wonderful welcome and lots of help! 100% recommend!

Natalie July 2017

What a stunning place, and well beyond our expectation. We were made immediately welcome by Steven upon our arrival at Kaalba - even prior actually with maps and handy hints about the area and accommodation. The cabin itself was perfection - stunningly decorated with beautiful linen, kitchenware and organic local products. The view caused immediate relaxation...We had the most beautiful stay and can't wait to get back! Thank you Steven!

Dimity June 2016

This was an amazing place in a magical location. Steven was there to greet us and made us feel very welcome. He offered some great suggestions for walks, wildlife and places to eat. The place was clean, modern and had everything we could have needed. It was lovely to wake up to the sound of the birds and treetop views. 

Anna, January 2016

Absolutely amazing!

We arrived at the property after a whole day of driving and was greeted by the owner who showed us around the property and gave us a book that he had written, fresh milk, oranges and apples from his garden, a bottle of champagne and offered to deliver freshly ground coffee if we wanted it. He offered advice on where to eat while we were there for different meals and things to do if we wanted them. The property is very tastefully decorated and is private, nestled amoungst the rainforest. The property has such a great feeling to it, we really wish we could have stayed longer. The products used for soap and hair care are all luxury locally made items that made the stay even more enjoyable. We honestly kept repeating how lucky we felt to have stumbled across this property and booked it. The hosts were just amazing in every way. They gave us enough information to be informed but left us alone to enjoy our time together. We enjoyed a small rainforest walk the next morning in the grounds. It was just magical. I would highy recommend this property for singles or couples wanting a romantic and relaxing getaway, we have been recommending the place to anyone that will listen.

Susan, October 15

We really enjoyed our stay, very relaxing and we felt our stress just melt away. We felt like we were living in a tree house. We would certainly recommend to our friends. Steven was friendly and willing to help in any way.

Michael and Ruth, October 15

Kaalba is a tranquil retreat with birds, sunlight and the sound of water trickling over the stones in the waterhole and in the stream behind the cabin. My husband and I stayed two nights and were welcomed with a genuine warmth and kindness. Steven is close enough if we needed anything, but far enough that we felt private and alone. The cabin had everything you need...and some. Beautiful and clean, modern decor with a comfy bed and lovely linen. We had a complimentary bottle of champagne which we enjoyed on the back deck after a great day in nearby Maleny. We will definitely be back again, a perfect spot.

Liz, September 2015

This was a great experience. We were greeted by Steven and welcomed into the self-contained cottage. Steven made us feel very comfortable, he had fresh local milk, freshly ground coffee and beautiful citrus fruits picked that morning from his yard. The cottage has everything you need including heating, a fridge, lovely linen, cutlery and wifi. The cottage is very spacious, clean and comfortable with a great deck overlooking lots of greenery. The cottage backs onto the Obi Obi creek, which you can access and walk along. The natural sounds of the creek and the sounds of the birds whistling first thing in the morning was a superb way to wake up. Steven and Chris were available if we had any questions and are very knowledgeable about their town. Maleny and its surrounds are just beautiful and Kaalba was the perfect place to stay to experience it. We went home after 2 days feeling so relaxed. We will definitely be back, thank you Steven and Chris.

Renee M., June 2015

We loved our stay at Kaalba this June. The apartment is bright, cozy and very comfortable. We loved waking up to birds singing while gazing at the view and the sun shining across the deck every morning with a nice cup of coffee and fresh oranges from the yard. Very peaceful and relaxing... As far as practicalities go, the apartment was clean and cozy, but with plenty of space to spread out. A small fridge and cooking space were quite handy, as were the table and sofa, plus the deck with another table and two chairs. We didn't get to use the grill but would have liked to. The heat worked great, bathroom a good size, good shower (absolutely loved the Mukti shower gel and shampoo), bed and pillows very comfy, everything clean and in excellent shape. It's in a lovely, peaceful setting but only a short drive into Maleny. And last, but definitely not least, Steven and Chris were excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome, going out of their way to make our stay easy and enjoyable. I highly recommend staying at Kaalba!

Michelle and Richard, June 2015

'Fantastic stay, apartment was clean and well equipped. We felt so lucky and relaxed, with the amazing view and creek just a few metres down the back yard. Can't wait to come back. Chris made us feel so welcome, and left a bottle of complimentary champagne for our honeymoon!'

Renee, April 2015

'Staying at Kaalba was a delight. It is a modern and stylish studio in an exquisite Hinterland setting. Kaalba provides a perfect opportunity for rest and relaxation.'

Ross and Barbara, (guests for three weeks) December - January 2015

Great work! Your last 12 ratings were each 5 stars. On average, hosts near you get 5 stars only 74% of the time. You’re what we call a superhost.”
— airbnb

'Steven's studio in Maleny was incredible. Spotlessly clean, and beautifully put together. We had everything we needed and more. Steven went over and above to make sure our stay was enjoyable. I've stayed in quite a few places in Maleny, but this has quickly moved to the top of my list. Highly recommend and I would love to stay again.'

Jake, November 2014

'My wife and I were lucky enough to have recently stayed at Kaalba. We found the studio beautifully appointed with wonderful private views out over the remnant rainforest. Our hosts, Steven and Chris, were very welcoming, unobtrusive and friendly which added a good feeling to our weekend... We have stayed in several places in the Maleny area and can highly recommend Kaalba if you are looking for a great place to relax in a quiet and natural environment.' 

Bill Jollie and Trudi Chester-Freeman, November '14

'Steven and Chris are warm and welcoming hosts and have created a beautiful retreat in this very tranquil setting. Kaalba was a delight - a perfect little place to escape to for a few nights. Everything was as described and there were even some unexpected extras e.g. home grown bananas, freshly ground coffee and Chris's Anzac biscuits. I look forward to returning in the near future.'

Eimear, February 2015    

'Steven's place is fantastic! The cabin has a great modern aesthetic and was in beautiful forest surrounds. We loved the small touches like the freshly ground coffee and lovely locally produced soaps. Steven was a great host and had some great suggestions (the Thai nearby is fantastic!) We'll definitely be back!'

Megan, March 2015

For bookings please contact:

Steven & Tyyni Lang 

2/19 Beechwood Road, Maleny, Qld., 4552

+61 7 5429 6569