Scandi sunshine

A luxury haven designed with relaxing Scandinavian tones opens on the Sunshine Coast.

30 September 2021


Scandi at Maleny is the region’s latest luxury boutique accommodation, located just 12 minutes out of Maleny township.

The two-bedroom, two bathroom, modular cabin offers dramatic views across the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s volcanic landscape and valleys.

And while the design statement is based on cool, crisp Scandinavian simplicity, the concept allows the spectacular natural surroundings to take centre stage.

Owners Pete Coorey and Dee Montalva said from the outset a huge focus for Scandi at Maleny was sustainability, and they have taken great care to minimize their environmental footprint.

“Scandi is a modular build, and this alone makes our cabin more sustainable from the get-go,” Dee explained.

Here no detail is too small, and it’s the thoughtful touches – such as a stocked pantry and inclusion of local products – that elevate the stay at this adults-only escape.


Inside, the focus on sustainability continues; they operate off rainwater only and have a self-recycling septic system with the treated water used to maintain the gardens.

In the bathroom, guests will find local products from Maleny-based natural beauty company Mukti, as well as reusable make-up wipes you can take home with you.

“Every item in the cabin was considered in regards to where it was made and where it came from, favouring local products and suppliers where possible with extra points for environmentally friendly and aware brands,” says owner Dee Montalva.

Dee’s background as a wedding stylist is evident inside the cabin, with beautifully appointed Scandinavian-inspired styling throughout. Features of the property include an indoor fireplace for chilly hinterland nights, a fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor barbecue.

Dee said their goal was to create a space where guests can enjoy the cabin as if it were their own home.

“We want our cabin to be a place for guests to disconnect so they can reconnect, to sleep deeply with no alarms, and to have uninterrupted conversations with their favourite person,” Dee said.

“We want them to forget about the to-do lists and schedules and simply be in the moment.

Prices for Scandi at Maleny start from $500 per night, with a two-night minimum stay.




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