6BR House Vacation Rental in Darlington, QLD

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Updated on Jul 17, 2020

Leave the city hustle and bustle behind and escape to the country!

Located in: Darlington
Eighteen Mile Homestead is a spacious, comfortable, family friendly holiday home located only 90 mins from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Positioned in the beautiful Lost World Valley, part of captivating Scenic Rim Queensland.

The homestead is situated on an individual acreage block, surrounded by 300 plus acres of bush land, mountains and a meandering river, all available for guests to explore.

Over the past four decades the family and owners of the property lived and operated a dairy farm followed by a beef cattle farm which continues to operate in the surrounding paddocks these days, giving guests the possibility of viewing the farm in action during their stay.

The Homestead has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and sleeps a total of 15 people:
Room 1 - one queen bed (with ensuite - including shower)
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
Plus one single foldout roller bed and one queen foldout sofa-bed.

The Homestead is equipped with the following: 90 cm gas top and fan-forced oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine (Espressotoria); blender, an abundance of crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, baking dishes etc; laundry: washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board; 2 reverse cycle air-conditioners located in dining and kitchen area plus lounge/rumpus room; T.V; DVD player; stereo with record player and records; heaters; pedestal fans; hair dryer; table tennis; books; board games; indoor open fireplace; 2 outdoor eating areas; BBQ large flat-top style; private in-ground swimming pool; outdoor camp fire area; 2 portable cots and high chair - check for availability on booking.

Items provided for guests stay:
• Bed linen, bath towels, face washers, floor mats and hand towels. BYO pool towels
• Blankets and electric blankets
• Portion of the following:-
Detergents: laundry, hand-wash, dishwashing, dishwasher tablets, body wash, bath soap, bubble bath, hair shampoo, hair conditioner, body moisturiser
Toilet paper (2-3 rolls in each toilet); tissues; coffee (pods to suit Espressotoria machine; instant); tea (black plus herbal variety); 1 litre milk (long-life); sugar; salt and pepper; firewood - should extra be desired guests are welcome to collect from our surrounding paddocks (an axe is provided)
• Complimentary bottle of wine and box of chocolates on arrival - full priced bookings only

Please Note:
• The minimum age requirement of the person placing a booking is 25 years, and must be present for the duration of the stay. ID may be required on arrival
• Eighteen Mile Homestead is not a ‘party house'
• There is presently no landline telephone or WiFi available at the property. Limited mobile phone range is available

Activities --
Bushwalking
Campfire
Swimming (rock pools and swimming pool)
Bird watching
Fishing
Stargazing
Table tennis
Board games
Books
Endless opportunities to take breathtaking photo's etc

The homestead is located 5kms (approximately) from an entrance point to the Lamington National Park. Great for picnics, rock-hopping, bathing and exploring.

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 from previous 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.
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