Located in Maleny, within 7 km of Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World and 1 km of Maleny Cheese Factory, Kaalba provides accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. Each room comes with a balcony with garden views. All guest rooms at the guest house are equipped with a seating area and a flat-screen TV. Guest rooms include a private bathroom, a hairdryer and bed linen. Kaalba offers a terrace. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Maleny, like hiking. The nearest airport is Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport, 55 km from Kaalba.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
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Guests need to meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: proof of full Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination, a recent valid negative Coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of Coronavirus recovery.
Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Maleny
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  • Caroline
    Location was perfect for our needs, close to the Maleny Golf Course. The cottage was clean and comfortable, great shower, everything that was needed. Beautiful view from balcony of the rain forest. Great walks wished we had more time. Our host was...
  • Wendy
    Great views all around, lots of birds, also platypus present. Nice to have good quality extras like olive oil and ground coffee available, and citrus fruit to pick off the trees.
  • Joanna
    Kaalba has been created with sensitivity to its exquisite environment, and you can't help but feel the beauty of nature all around you. We felt immediately at home and loved the care that has been taken in the design, quality and upkeep of this...
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Steven Lang

Host review score

Steven Lang
Kaalba is perched on the hillside only a hundred metres from the Obi Obi Creek. It is a delightful self-contained studio with views out over the rainforested valley. It is in a quiet and protected location. 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 can almost guarantee to see them. Modern, clean, well-designed and furnished this is beautiful place to stay, as our many guests attest.
Tyyni and I have lived in the region for 30 years. We're both strong conservationists interested in looking after our land and the surrounding rainforest. We're also bookish people. I am a published author and Tyyni is the former owner of two (2!) bookstores in Maleny. We've travelled widely and know what we want from accommodation and are committed to provide it for our guests.
Maleny is a fascinating town. It's in the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast and presents a startling difference to the development down there. It's in dairy country, rich and green and has a vibrant community. The town itself is a real town, supplying the needs of the residents of the Range, but also boasts fourteen cafes in the main street, three bookshops, art galleries, clothes shops and two supermarkets.
Languages spoken: English,French

Property surroundings

Facilities of Kaalba
Great facilities! Review score, 9.9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Landmark view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/performance
  • Movie nights
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video
  • DVD player
  • TV
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

House rules

Kaalba takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Kaalba in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests need to meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: proof of full Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination, a recent valid negative Coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of Coronavirus recovery.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Kaalba

  • Kaalba is 2.1 miles from the centre of Maleny. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Kaalba offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Live music/performance
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Movie nights

  • The prices at Kaalba may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Kaalba is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Room options at Kaalba include:

    • Double