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Eighteen Mile Homestead

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Holiday Home

Eighteen Mile Homestead is a really spacious, comfortable, family friendly holiday home situated in a most beautiful and secluded country setting located nearby the Albert River in Darlington Queensland!

Located only 90 mins from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the homestead is positioned in the Lost World Valley at the foothills of the Darlington Range and a part of the lovely Scenic Rim Queensland.

Over the past three decades, the family and owners of this property lived and operated a dairy farm followed by a beef cattle farm which is still running to this day in the surrounding paddocks of the homestead, allowing guests the possibility of viewing some of this work 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 also equipped with the following:- self-catering kitchen: 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,’ and guests are required to be respectful of the house, property and neighbours.

• There is presently no landline telephone or wifi available at the property. Limited mobile phone range is available.

Activities --



Swimming (rock pools and swimming pool)

Bird watching



Table tennis

Board games


Endless opportunities to take breathtaking photo's etc

Eighteen Mile Homestead is located in Darlington Qld, 6kms (approx) from an 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 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.

More Details

Robyn Olsson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Robyn Olsson

Passionate about providing quality holiday accommodation and great hospitality service to guests.

Happily married with five (wonderful) children of our own, I realize how important good family holiday's are!

My husband, Murray, spent most of his growing up years at the homestead and property, and is now also enthusiastic about sharing it with others, as does his (dear) Mum, Jan.

Why Robyn Olsson chose Darlington

Family owned and operated property for almost 4 decades.

Excellent for families of all ages.

A very homey, comfortable and spacious house.

Location private and scenic, a part of the Scenic Rim Queensland.

Inground private swimming pool with large deck close beside.

Close access to Albert River which runs through the property.

Opportunities to hike and explore, including nearby access to Lamington National Park. Opportunities to see a beef cattle farm in operation, and sometimes guests enjoy participating a little.

Outdoor and indoor fire areas, excellent for private campfire experience.

Table tennis and board games available.


Darlington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Central/main bathroom. Toilet separate to bathroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Next to two adjoining rooms - 1 x queen bed; 1 x 2 singles
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom with 1 x queen bed
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen size
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , queen size
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , or 2 singles
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size sofa-bed located in Formal Lounge Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size main bed, plus fold-out roller bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Eighteen Mile Homestead
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews
Darlington, Queensland, Australia

Beautiful serenity

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home with fantastic views amongst the peaceful tranquility of the outback

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 4 of 5

This was a great place for our weekend get together we loved the pool ping pong table plenty of room for cricket Loved the Bon fire we will certainly be back was perfect large enough to have our own space Jan is very obliging in every way She made us feel so welcome as did Robyn We totally recommend this lovely homestead. Janeen and Des

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Great country experience

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brilliant place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the peace and quiet. Beautiful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Perfect for a weekend break.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Homely country home.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Other Activities:

Lamington National Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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