Arthouse B&B Maleny
Arthouse B&B Maleny: Arthouse B&B Maleny is situated in Teak Street just 200 metres and a pleasant two minute walk to central Maple Street with its vast array of cafes and shops. We offer two bedrooms with queen sized beds, and fully self-contained modern facilities including kitchen, laundry, dining and lounge area with fold out bed for extra guests. We accept single or multiple day bookings.
Arthouse B&B Maleny, Maleny : Click here to book and check availability
Address: 22 Teak Street, Maleny Telephone: 0417 770 217
From only $200 per night for the entire property. We provide a complimentary continental breakfast for the first morning of your stay. Arthouse B&B gets its name from the eclectic range of pottery and art work on display throughout the premises, made by local artist and identity Kaye Leach.
Occupancy: Bookings are taken for the entire property which can accommodate 6 persons (2 x Queen Bed, 1 x Sofa Bed)
An excerpt from Maleny’s sophisticated simplicity – Inspiring words by Benjamin Law and stunning photos by Anastasia Kariofyllidis http://saltmagazine.com.au/articles/features/maleny-sunshine-coast-travel.aspx
DRIVING BETWEEN BRISBANE and the Sunshine Coast can be a tedious experience, but as I wind my car up steep hills towards Maleny, the view is an absolute joy.
When you’re steering alongside sheer cliff drops, you should probably keep your eyes on the road. But it’s hard not to take peeks at the scene unfolding right next to me: a vast panorama of valleys and diving hills, and lush scallops of forest.
For the last few days, this entire terrain has been bleak, grey and cold with rain. But today, it’s fecund and alive, and the sunshine makes it look as rich and saturated as an old technicolour movie.
When I finally park in Maple Street—Maleny’s main strip of bookshops (three in one street), butchers, draperies, antique stores, florists, nurseries, and organic grocers and restaurants – the mountain air is crisp like a sheet, with morning sunlight cutting through it all.
In my book, that’s perfect weather. After a long drive, I realise what I desperately need is food.
Even from my car, I smell fried eggs, squeezed juice, steaming hot coffee, black tea and toast. It’s an intoxicating welcome for a newcomer.
I perch myself at the Upfront Club, a co-operatively run music venue and restaurant-café, and one of Maleny’s most beloved institutions.
Like many Maleny eateries, the food offered here is eco-conscious. All the coffee and most of the tea is organic and so is the bread.
Inside, the Upfront Club is furnished with beautifully mismatched, saved-from-the-dump timber furniture.
Outside, it’s the perfect spot for people watching, and the locals here stroll past like a morning parade.
There are grandmothers with dreadlocks, young paint-stained artists, teenagers on scooters, women with ribbons in their hair, bricklayers downing lattés and muffins, old hippies in rude health and white collar office workers in ties who don’t look half as rushed as their city equivalents.
With his spectacles, beard and black cap, Danny Rose, 57, is a friendly, softly-spoken pirate of a man. He sips coffee with me, telling me how he’s been involved in the Upfront Club since its inception in the mid-90s.
Having been in Maleny since 1985, Danny now works as the music and events manager at the Upfront, and his love of the entire town is infectious.