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Bendles Cottages

937 Maleny-Montville Rd, Balmoral Ridge, Maleny, Queensland 4552 Australia
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Beautiful cottages nestled within manicured gardens. Ideal for your romantic getaway escape. All are is self contained and designed for comfort & privacy to ensure your stay is most memorable. A large KING bed, double spas, wood fireplaces, large Smart TV, and Bose sound system all add to your relaxation. Perhaps a game of tennis for the more energetic after a leisurely breakfast on your own cottage veranda. Bendles is only minutes away from the townships of Maleny and Montville. Perfect as wedding accommodation being able to host 5 x 2 adults and is central to all main wedding venues.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Spa
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Private balcony
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
On-demand films
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peterbmst wrote a review Apr 2022
Maryborough, Australia82 contributions25 helpful votes
My wife and I were keen to explore the Glass House mountains and Sunshine Coast national parks, and were seeking self-catering hinterland accommodation that would serve as the ideal base for our exploration. As our trip coincided with my wife's birthday, we also sought a touch of luxury, in the form of an in-room spa bath. We found everything we wanted, and more, at Bendles Cottages. Located minutes from Montville, Maleny and less than 30 minutes from all the Glass House mountains and National Park attractions (Kondalilla Falls, Mary Cairncross Reserve, Gardner's Falls), it couldn't be better situated. Our private cottage, Mistover, was set in beautiful gardens overlooking grass lawns. It featured a king-sized bed, fireplace, smart TV with free Netflix access, free Wifi, a Nespresso coffee machine and pods, loads of assorted teas, all necessary cooking equipment and cutlery, and an unexpected and large supply of food for breakfast, within the fridge and in a breakfast basket. And there were lots of additional touches, like the provision of condiments like salt and pepper, cooking oil, sauce and jams, as well as occasional requirements such as insect repellents and sprays. And the spa-bath/shower came not with tiny, single-use commercial tubes of shampoo etc, but large bottles of quality products, as well as bathrobes. What was promised in the advertising was delivered, but there was much more that hadn't been mentioned.The cottage itself was spotlessly clean, and the contactless check-in and check-out easy. We could not have been more impressed or happier with our accommodation choice. It was perfect.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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POLLYANNA57 wrote a review Apr 2021
Brisbane, Australia520 contributions212 helpful votes
Bendles Cottages are as perfect as any Retreat we have stayed in. A credit to Owners/Managers as the complex is huge but was fastidiously maintained. Not a leaf out of place. We stayed in Bickleigh and would love to return to it but from what we saw all cottages are lovely. There is total privacy in and between the staggered cottages, all of which overlook the beautiful, secluded grounds. 2 Bathrobes, always a lovely touch. So many little extras. Everything was spotless. Contactless Check-in and checkout was easy and all aspects of booking highly efficient. Some books and current magazines supplied. Wardrobe and storage space. Comfy lounge and huge bed, beautiful linens. Functional kitchen. We never ate out. The unexpected Welcome Basket was fabulous. All food items delicious and so much supplied it took 3 days to get thought it all. The Bathroom was spacious and luxurious. Jacuzzi/Shower looked out to a fenced private Fernery. Sliding doors between Bedroom/Bathroom and loo cubicle inside also had a sliding door. We’re not fans of doorless bathrooms and 2 stops this Trip annoyingly had no bathroom door. The outdoor deck overlooked the tranquil gardens and was very well furnished down to a BBQ. If we weren’t out we lived on it. Blissful. Never had trouble getting a car park at front of Reception. The air-conditioning, TV and Wifi all excellent. Location was excellent and close to everything. Fantastic Antique Centre across the road. We hope to return.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Nanna4 wrote a review Aug 2020
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First time we have been here, very easy to find. Check in was easy as it was contactless because of covid19 and checkout was the same way. Could not of asked for anything more comfortable, it was exactly as in the photos, nothing was forgotten about from free wifi, netflix, spa bath, fire place and Aircon, mini kitchen we even had breakfast basket included which we didn't know about, bacon eggs bread tomato, juice, cereal, fruit. Very nice indeed. Very close to a lot of attractions as well.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: We stay in the Toorak cottage , because it was a little bigger then the others and more secluded.
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Brooke wrote a review Aug 2020
Brisbane, Australia56 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed for three nights in the ‘Toorak’ cottage and the whole experience was simply beautiful. Everything you could possibly want or need during your stay was catered for in the most immaculately spotless cottage. The gardens and surroundings are gorgeous and there many little paths you can walk around and admire the serene settings. Five private cottages are on site and even though ‘Bendles’ was fully booked, we never heard a sound! It was blissful. It was cold enough to use the slow combustion fire in the cottage which just added to the whole experience. You have pre-chopped wood, kindling and fire-starters in a wood box on the veranda to give you a head start! It is luxurious, charming and so highly recommended!! Thank you to the owners Darren & Julia - your attention to detail is incredible. We can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jamey wrote a review July 2020
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Have just returned from a 2 night stay in Bickleigh Cottage for our babymoon. Peaceful and relaxing location and only a short drive to Maleny. Cottage was very clean/well maintained and came with everything you need. Breakfast hamper, chocolates on pillows on arrival, free Netflix and wifi were all nice extra touches. The only downside to our stay was that we had no hot water for a shower from Saturday night. Notified the owners by email on Sunday morning (as it was getting quite late on Saturday night by the time we realised we had no hot water) and was pretty disheartened with the response back. Basically “thanks for your feedback, we would have sorted at the time but appreciate you telling us now.” Considering it’s a 4 star hotel and the money we paid for the accommodation (and the fact that I am 7 months’ pregnant and went without a hot shower for 2 days!) I am pretty disappointed with the response and lack of offer of compensation or anything. While there were definitely positives to our stay, the issue with the hot water has left a sour taste in my mouth and probably won’t be going back any time soon. Rated 2.5 stars.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Darren Bendles Admin, Owner at Bendles Cottages
Responded 30 July 2020
We go to great effort to ensure an optimal experience for guests. This includes an onsite person specifically there for emergencies any time of day or night. This service was explained to you at check in and requested that you do not hesitate to utilise this help in emergencies. So we are very disappointed to only discover via email after you checked out that you only had luke warm water the night before your departure. Your email went on to state "...we were very happy with our accommodation. It was exactly the relaxing weekend we were after..." We immediately had a plumber inspect the hot water system and was advised it was a very simple remedy to establish full hot temperature again and this could have easily been resolved at the time. We would have appreciated you giving us the opportunity to resolve this at the time rather than souring your otherwise great stay and us receiving a 'mixed feeling' review from you. Your notification to us was marked as 'just an FYI' so we did not realise you were actually also seeking compensation until reading this somewhat disheartening review. We wish you and your new family the best for the future.
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Sean U wrote a review Dec 2019
Bargara, Australia119 contributions47 helpful votes
The new owners of Bendles really know how to impress. The meticulous attention to detail is amazing. It feels like home. Our cottage was spotless and comes with everything you need or want. As an example you have a Nespresso machine with pods or instant coffee or plunger coffee. The same with tea. A great selection. When we arrived we had fresh fruit, the cabin air con was on and cool with gentle music playing. The owner was very welcoming and gave us our breakfast hamper. The hamper was excellent with lots of yummy food for breakfast. The cabin veranda has an electric BBQ which is easy to use. Attention to detail included mosquito coils and roll on aeroguard. Having dinner on the patio was really special. The bathroom is a seperate room which I prefer. It has everything you need and includes a spa bath with a shower above. I loved the clean white tiles and contrasting blue. The kitchen is fantastic with a convection, grill microwave. The cupboards had everything you need. This may seem meticulous however even the knives were sharp. These owners know the hospitality industry really well. The bed is a brand new king-size and super comfy. The cabin has a new smart TV with Netflix included. Internet is included for each cabin. This cottage is a winner and we will be back. Next time will be in winter so I can use the fireplace. This is not a fake electric look alike. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful. I would give the Bendles cottages a trip advisor award. Well done :-)
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DivaGoldCoast wrote a review Nov 2019
Gold Coast, Australia681 contributions108 helpful votes
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Have just returned from a blissful 3 days in these gorgeous spotlessly clean cottages. Set in a beautiful lush garden overlooking a serene pond we in total heaven. A large hamper was inside the cottage on our arrival and the fridge had so much beautifully sourced produce, from fresh baked bread, local bacon, beautiful cheese, homemade muesli & fresh cookies and much more. There was everything here that we could think of and more, the little touches to ensure we enjoyed our stay were very well thought of and appreciated, from the insect repellents, chocolates on our pillow, board games, fresh flowers and candles and luxurious bath oils, comfortable beds, bath robes the level of consideration to our comfort was amazing. We felt like we were in a different world, Julia our host was super friendly and gave us some excellent recommendations for restaurants and different hikes in the area. A totally perfect experience....
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sina wrote a review Oct 2019
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Very relaxing, peaceful and tranquil location. Follow the path to your own private cottage, with verandah, bbq. Enjoy a spa bath, free wi-fi and Netflix. All surrounded by lush gardens. Close to Maleny cheese, Maleny dairy, restaurants and Flame Hill winery. Montville. Hosts are welcoming and friendly.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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lhalve10 wrote a review May 2019
Gold Coast103 contributions39 helpful votes
My fiancé and I have just checked out after spending two nights at this lovely property. On arrival we were upgraded to the Toorak cottage, which was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and thoughtfully appointed with all you could possibly need for a short getaway. The large spa bath, fire place and gorgeous garden views from our private veranda made for a relaxing stay. A delicious two course breakfast (including produce from the local dairy) is served on your cottage veranda each morning at your preferred time slot, with the table carefully set with beautiful table linen and crockery (such a lovely and unexpected touch). Maleny’s top two dinner restaurants according to trip advisor (King Ludwigs German Restaurant and Maleny Terrace Seafood Restaurant) are both located a short drive down the road, and the town centre of Maleny is an easy few minutes drive also. I would highly recommend Bendles Cottages Maleny for couples looking for centrally located, relaxing short stay in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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View-from-my-window wrote a review Mar 2019
Brisbane, Australia47 contributions13 helpful votes
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Last week I stayed at Bendles with my husband for a 4 day peaceful get-away. It had a lovely garden with native trees and lots of bird life. We stayed in the Toorak cabin which was more expensive than the others as it is slightly bigger. It had a nice view of the garden and pond area. The cabin had good facilities including small but modern kitchen, large, modernised bathroom including spa bath and a log burner in the main room (which we used every day). There were sadly a few negatives that would prevent us going again. The property is on the main Maleny-Montville Rd so we could hear traffic noise. The fourposter bed looked impressive but the mattress felt old, uncomfortable and had little padding. The bathroom had a big window with no window treatment right next to the shower. There is a small wooden fenced-in area with plants just outside the window. During the day It was ok-ish but at night It felt really creepy taking a shower! On Monday morning we had a lovely breakfast with cereal, fruit, toast and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. They set the outside table up with table cloth and napkins. Sadly Tue-Thursday no cooked breakfast was on offer. A tray was brought to our room the previous night with our choice of cereal, fruit and toast which we stored in the fridge and served ourselves the following morning. No tablecloth, napkins etc. were offered until I asked. It was a stark contrast to Monday morning and became very repetitive. It would have been nice to have croissants/danishes on offer. We had a nice relaxing time in Montville/Maleny but we were glad to get home to our own bed! The property may not be suitable for elderly people as the shower is in the high spa bath and had no handle to help you get in or out.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$261 - AU$276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandSunshine CoastMalenyBalmoral Ridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bendles Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Bendles Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (1.9 km), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (5.5 km), and Maleny Dairies (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bendles Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bendles Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bendles Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Bendles Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bendles Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monica's Cafe, King Ludwigs German Restaurant & Bier Bar, and The Terrace Seafood Restaurant.
Is Bendles Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Balmoral Ridge.
Are there any historical sites close to Bendles Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Glenferna Farmhouse (2.6 km).