About our Montville Holiday Cottages

Our Story

Hi and welcome, we are Tony & Shell.

Thanks for visiting Misty View Cottages online, the place looks great online and even better in person. So have a read about us, what we do and why we do it. Then book a few nights up here on the mountain with us, you will walk away feeling amazing. There is nothing better than a rainforest escape to reset and relax you. We love what we do, we love our piece of the world and we have created an experience that you will love too.

Misty View Cottages offers secluded rainforest hideaways for couples wanting to disconnect from the world, experience peace, tranquillity and privacy so they can reconnect with nature and each other.

Shell & Tony off to the Sunshine Coast Business Awards Finalists Cocktail Party.

A bit about us

We are Tony and Shell, the epitome of opposites attract! We met in our twenties in Rockhampton, both kids of farming parents, and before long found ourselves raising our own four children on a cattle property smack bang on the Tropic of Capricorn, three hours west of central Queensland’s largest regional city. We struck a deal that twenty years was the maximum time we would spend in beef production before a new adventure would be in order.  (We love adventures!)

After sixteen years Misty View Cottages came up for sale and, in 2019, we traded in central Queensland’s scorching summers for the temperate climes of the Sunshine Coast hinterland and haven’t looked back!

Misty View Cottages – Our piece of paradise

Each day we wake up to the stunning sight of mist rising like quiet music from the orchestra pit of Baroon Pocket Dam, which sits at the bottom of our eighteen acres on the tranquil western slopes of Montville.  Bird song and brisk mountain air start the day and then, in under forty minutes, our feet can be scrunching in the golden sands of the Sunshine Coast’s best beaches.  Our little Jack Russell’s – Alaska and Paddi – are in doggy heaven when we opt for a day like that.

What drew us to Misty View is its sense of place and space.  We provide privacy and comfort, and nature does the rest.  Our teamwork has always been our strong point and we work smarter together. Shell loves the people side; Tony loves the project side of running a five star tourism venture. We both have great practical and analytical skills.  You gain those quickly on a cattle property where tradies and other services aren’t easily accessible!


Hence the renovations…

These practical and analytical skills have come to the fore as we continue to renovate the entire property in order to create our vision. The renovations have involved everything from designing and building totally new infrastructure for the cottages to, creating new colour schemes and identities for each cottage. Together we diligently plan and design the renovations to ensure they are ecological, logical and durable for guests and the future.




We have had many adventures as individuals with extended working holidays in our early 20s to the UK (Shell) and North America (Tony) galvanising us to travel as a family (yes! The six of us!) to different places around the globe and interstate.  We have experienced the cultures and geography of New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Indonesia, Borneo and Bali as a family. Now the children are grown and enjoying their own travel adventures giving us plenty of opportunities to pack our bags and join them before returning to the place we call home – Misty View.

Food is our ‘love language’

With a lifetime of producing beef and developing land we are both very passionate about making our piece of paradise, and the world, the very best it can be.

For us, making and producing as much food as we can at Misty View is very important. In doing so, we know where your food comes from and what has gone into making it.  This is essential so we can provide the highest quality products for ourselves and our guests. You are what you eat, after all!

Our free-range chooks provide golden yoked eggs, and the homemade bread has only 5 ingredients – and very importantly, no preservatives!  Our carefully curated breakfast hamper, made largely from local products included our home made pastries, breads, chutneys, yogurt, butter chutney and jams. Our ethos is – made with love and care and no nasties.

When you stay with us

There are many wonderful things to see and do in Montville and the surrounding areas. Whether you are a keen walker, want to enjoy a lakeside picnic or explore the vast range of local shops and cafes, it’s all here for the asking in this truly beautiful part of the world.

We hope at the end of your stay at Montville Misty View Cottages you’ll be relaxed and rejuvenated, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Your hosts, Shell & Tony

284 Western Avenue, Montville, Queensland PH: 0499 057 655

Acknowledgement of Country | Misty View Cottages

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing custodianship of the land, waters and culture for over 60,000 years. We pay our respects to them and their elders past and present. We are privileged to learn from them in the way we care for and share Australia’s diverse nature and culture, and we strive to walk humbly in the footsteps of those who have walked these paths before us.

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Our Why | Misty View Cottages

Our Why

Misty View Cottages offers secluded rainforest hideaways for couples wanting to disconnect from the world, experience peace, tranquillity and privacy so they can reconnect with nature and each other.

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Misty View Cottages is Eco Tourism Certified | Misty View Cottages

Misty View Cottages is Eco Tourism Certified

Tourism in a natural area that focuses on optimal resources use, leaves minimal impact on the environment and offers interesting ways to learn about the environment with operators that use resources wisely, contribute to conserving the environment and help local communities.

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Sunshine Coast Business Awards FINALIST | Misty View Cottages

Sunshine Coast Business Awards FINALIST

Misty View Cottages has been recognised as a finalist in the Accommodation category for Sunshine Coast Business Awards - Business of the year. We are honoured and delighted that all of our passion, hard work and investment has been recognised.

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Accessibility | Misty View Cottages


Misty View Cottages have reviewed the accessibility restraints of the existing infrastructure and have incorporated accessibility designs into the new cottage (Ramp access, bathroom access and onsite accessible parking etc).

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Enhancing the Guest Experience | Misty View Cottages

Enhancing the Guest Experience

Our guests share with us how great they feel when they have stayed at Misty View Cottages. We know that because we speak with every guest on check in and again on check out. It’s an important part of the experience to ensure we can provide the very best experience. 

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Conservation & Sustainability at Misty View Cottages | Misty View Cottages

Conservation & Sustainability at Misty View Cottages

It's our vision to provide a luxurious space for our guests to relax and rejuvenate while fostering an appreciation of the surrounding natural environment and native wildlife.

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Innovation at Misty View Cottages Montville | Misty View Cottages

Innovation at Misty View Cottages Montville

Misty View Cottages is constantly evolving, we have completed a full renovation of the existing cottages to increase the standard of the experience delivered to our guests. Following that we have built new cottages, designed and created new product offerings, developed packages with local operators and also looked at how our day to day operations and procedures need to evolve and grow with the business.

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Supporting the local Montville community | Misty View Cottages

Supporting the local Montville community

Misty View Cottages is a very small operation and we have a small but positive impact on our local community and the broader Sunshine Coast economy. 

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Green Supplier Policy | Misty View Cottages

Green Supplier Policy

Misty View Cottages supports local suppliers and businesses, actively reducing emissions. We source produce and products from ethical companies. This policy outlines the company's objectives when choosing suppliers and contractors

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Frequently Asked Questions | Misty View Cottages

Frequently Asked Questions

Have you got questions about us, our cottages or even the local area? Hopefully we have covered the answers for you. If not feel free to give us a call.

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Risk Mitigation | Misty View Cottages

Risk Mitigation

The safety of guests and staff are essential in our day-to-day operations.

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  • Just 1 hour drive North of Brisbane
  • Spectacular views of Lake Baroon from every Cottage
  • 100km North of Brisbane domestic and international airports
  • 30mins drive to the Sunshine Coast beaches
  • 45mins drive to Noosa
  • Just 3km west of the Montville town centre


  • Private balcony with BBQ
  • Crackling log fireplace
  • Flat screen smart TV & DVD
  • Gourmet chocolates on arrival
  • Candles to add to the ambience
  • Plush bathrobes & luxury linen
  • Carport directly adjacent to your cottage
  • First nights accommodation is required as a deposit at time of booking.

Property Amenities

  • Double spa bath with magnificent views
  • Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, cook top, microwave, crockery and utensils
  • Complimentary tea, Nespresso coffee and hot chocolate.
  • Natural and Soothing range of ‘Natural Earth’ luxury bathroom products, with Manuka Honey renowned for their healing powers
  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning

Check In 2:00pm

Check Out 10:00am

284 Western Avenue, Montville

0499 057 655

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Daily Reception Hours

24 Hour Self Check-in