Stay at Maya’s Rest

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Staying at Maya’s Rest is like staying at a bed & breakfast, with meals and optional activities included as part of your stay. Respite at Maya’s Rest is provided free of charge for approved families.

With large living areas and two custom designed interconnecting bedrooms, there’s plenty of privacy and lots of space within the house to relax, play and recharge.

Guests have the house to themselves during the day and lots of fun activities on offer in the community. With an extensive craft cupboard, board games, books, toys, DVD’s and large play ground there’s plenty to keep the kids happy. Resident hosts Mark, Tash & Amelia return late in the afternoon to prepare dinner and ensure you have everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Optional Activities

Optional activities are donated by local businesses or run by skilled volunteers. Examples of activities on offer are family photography sessions, dining experiences, art & craft, dinosaur museum entry, pool entry vouchers, yoga, adult pamper sessions and more.


We work with health professionals, charities and organisations to ensure places are offered to families in need, with priority offered to families of children receiving end of life care. All serious illnesses will be considered, however, due to limited availability it is not guaranteed respite can be offered to everyone who applies.

At Maya’s Rest we offer non medically assisted respite, care givers must administer all medications and any medical equipment must be brought with the family. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children who depend on electrical life support equipment. While Maya’s Rest has bathing and toileting aids; respite may prove difficult for families that have mobility dependent children they are not able to lift or carry.

We invite requests to stay directly from families of children with serious illnesses and families that are grieving the loss of their child. If you know of an eligible family, please urge them to apply.

To register to stay at Maya’s Rest please email us your name, contact details and family circumstances via the link below and we will reply as soon as possible. Please allow up to five working days for a response.

Click here to email Maya’s Rest
Click this link to listen to Tash explain the motivation behind Maya’s Rest on 1RPH Radio