1. Australia
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  4. Gold Coast Hinterland
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Eighteen Mile Homestead

House, Gold Coast Hinterland

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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Min 2 - 7 nights stay

14 guests
6 bedrooms
10 beds
3 bathrooms


Eighteen Mile Homestead is a large family home where the family and owners of the property lived and operated a cattle farm (still in operation these days....you may catch a viewing) for over three decades. The homestead is located on acreage nearby the Albert River (approx. 150mtrs...access is available to guests). It is also positioned in the foothills of the Darlington Range mountains, in the beautiful Lost World Valley and part of the Scenic Rim Region.

Eighteen Mile Homestead has 6 bedrooms and sleeps a total of 15 people..

Room 1 - one queen bed (with ensuite)

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 upon booking request)

Room 6 - two single beds

Plus - one single foldout bed; one double foldout sofa-bed - located in one of the lounge rooms.

Eighteen Mile Homestead has 3 bathrooms (2 are shower-baths); fully equipped self-catering kitchen with 190cm gas top fan-forced oven; dishwasher; dining room; 2 large living rooms (one with indoor open fireplace); laundry - washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board; reverse cycle air-conditioner in dining and kitchen area; 2 T.V's and DVD players (plus a variety of DVD's); heaters (fan and oil types); pedestal fans; table tennis; 2 outdoor eating areas (spacious deck and a verandah); BBQ (large flat-top gas); large in-ground swimming pool; outdoor camp fire area.

N.B. Please bring any bed linen required for infants – we do have two portable cots, please check for availability upon booking request. There is also a basic timber high chair - no harness though.

Please find the following list of items that we provide for your stay:-

*Bed linen, bath towels, face washers, floor mats and hand towels

*Blankets, electric blankets, heaters (fan and oil varieties) - cooler months

*Pedestal fans, reverse cycle air-con located in dining and kitchen area

*Generous portion of detergents (usually sufficient quantity for stay) - laundry, handwash, dishwashing, plus dishwasher tablets.

*Toiletry items - soap, hair shampoo, hair conditioner, body moisturiser, tissues, toilet paper (2-3 rolls in each toilet)

*Tea (black, plus a good number herbal variety), coffee (instant), sugar, 1l milk (long-life).

*Generous portion of firewood. Should extra be desired, guests are welcome to collect more from our surrounding paddocks - an axe is provided for this

*Complimentary bottle of wine and box of chocolates on arrival (full priced bookings only).

N.B. No landline phone or internet connection available at the cottage, however, limited mobile phone reception is available - it appears that Optus presently has better than others. Increased reception with most phone providers can be obtained on higher locations around the property.

Activities --

Bush walking

Camp fire

Swimming (rock pools)

Bird watching


Star gazing

Endless opportunities to take breathtaking photo's

Eighteen Mile Homestead is located in Darlington/Lost World Valley, approximately 3 kms from the entrance to the Lamington National Park

O’Reilly’s Lamington National Park: By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to O’Reilly’s takes approx 1 hr 20mins, travelling via Beaudesert. A shorter (approx 40 min trip from Eighteen Mile) 4WD dirt road is also an option, but you would need to check on the condition of this road before embarking.

Mt Joyce Recreation 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 40mins (40.4kms), travelling via Beaudesert.

Tamborine Mountain: By vehicle, the trip from Eighteen Mile to Tamborine Mountain takes approx 50mins, travelling via Beaudesert.

Comments received from 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.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Child's high chair Clothes dryer Cot Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games room Heating Indoor pool Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Stereo Towels provided Washing machine
Eighteen Mile Homestead is rated 4.166666666666667 out of 5 by 6.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great country experience Our group really enjoyed this property. There were beautiful views around the valley and up to the hills. It had all of the facilities we needed and lots of little extras, like kitchen supplies, games, & firewood. The deck was our fav place to hang out, but it was also hot enough for some to enjoy the pool. The country kitchen was very well stocked with everything we needed to cook for a large group, and the common areas were big & comfy to play games or watch movies. It even felt a bit like a farm stay when the cattle were mustered up the hill behind the property. My personal fav was the fire pit, where we could build a large campfire to sit around & watch the stars until late at night.
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant place to stay!!! Loved the peace and quiet. Beautiful place to stay.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a weekend break. A month ago we myself and 9 friends stayed at the homestead to farewell a member of our group who has now made the move to live in the UK. The size of the house was perfect for our party. The beds were comfortable and all came with electric blankets which was much appreciated as it was chilly. Dinner and drinks were easily prepared in the large kitchen. We loved the living room with table tennis and a TV so we could watch the football at the same time. The outdoor fire was also a highlight. We were provided with ample wood to keep the fire going both nights and we enjoyed blissful mornings around the outdoor table with a BBQ breakfast. Robyn and Jan were easy to communicate with and provided everything we could have needed. The property is so lovely, peaceful and well equipped for a short break from the city. We were all happy to have no mobile reception and just enjoy the serenity and each others company. I will definitely be enquiring to stay again in summer so we can take advantage of the pool as well!
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Homely country home. The house is a bit dated, but suited our requirements perfectly. We had four families staying and there was ample room for everyone. We had a beautiful fire burning in the open fire place, and one in the yard in the fire pit and the kids enjoyed the creek and cows and the general farm feel of the place. We'll be back.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from spacious house Good for family get together. Pool and table tennis table provided entertainment for all.
Date published: 2015-01-07
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Prices listed based on 5 adults. Property has 10 beds and can sleep a maximum 14 people.