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Gympie, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Make sure you book at this stunning restaurant over the lake. The atmosphere is absolutely beautiful from the car park you can tell you are somewhere special with carved sugar gliders along the beautifully carved timber rails to the entrance to the timber feature everything, it is stunningly done. The staff are efficient and friendly and the food was good...

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Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review

Thanks Jenny I am always happy when our cakes are mentioned in a review as the recipes are ones I have made over the years apart for a couple of gluten free ones that Merlin Coughlan gave me when we first opened our cafe. I always wanted homemade ones rather than the ones of the cake truck which comes by...

North Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Lunch consisted of a plowmans lunch for me and an artichoke risoto for my wife they were both well sized servings nicely presented and very tasty. The service was excellent even though they were crowded. It is a lovely setting in the trees by the lake and makes for a nice relaxed atmosphere. The experience was good value for money,...

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Thanks for your review Bob. Happy that you enjoyed good service and great food. I am presuming the 4 stars implies that you think we were too full. Unfortunately in order to provide well priced meals we need to fill our cafe whenever we can in order to be viable.

Amphitheatre, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Touring around today and just having a quick look down at our map and spotted Secrets on the Lake, sounding interesting so we all decided to just take a quick look, WOW!! Breathtaking view of Baroon Pocket Dam driving down the hill, then we turn the corner and stumble across the restaurant another WOW!! Lunch and service fantastic, we then...

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So pleased you discovered us Chris! You just witnessed George's dream. He has lived and breathed this for 30- years when we were able to buy this spot long before the lake was built. Kind Regards Aldy

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Pure Paradise and Luxury . Again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Secrets.Goerge and Aldy continue to keep up their well deserved 5 star rating. Already booked in for next year and are looking forward to our stay again. Highly recommended for any occasion.

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Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you Charles and your lovely lady for visiting us again in Waterlillies. Also for taking the time to review us. George and our maintenance guys have just spent the time tweaking it again, redoing the floor, spring cleaning and restoring everything to as new. We do this in all of our tree houses at this time of year along...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed in the Secrets treehouse for my husband's birthday. The treehouse is amazing, really well thought out layout and attention to detail, and it is totally secluded and surrounded by nature. It has a spa bath with views of the lake, a fire place, and a couples swing on the deck. Total serenity. The accomodation was spotless, and the...

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Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you Maryanne for reviewing our place. We very much appreciate your writing about how much you enjoyed your experience of staying with us. I note you stayed in our penthouse Secrets. It is a very special experience. I will pass your kind words onto our staff who are part of that experience. Thanks again . George and Aldy!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We chose Secrets on the Lake for our wedding and reception. Many of our guests also stayed at the venue and we could have not had a more perfect weekend! From the moment we arrived, during our wedding and our post wedding brunch on the Sunday, the staff were more than accommodating and the venue itself is absolutely picture perfect....

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Everyone here at Secrets are delighted that you had a wonderful wedding experience. Thankyou for taking the time to give us a lengthy review. It is very helpful. In particular your mention of Susan and Jenny who go the distance from the first day you called to your wedding day. It is my belief that Susans's detailed event order is...

Newmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016

After traveling for a month down the Queensland coast staying in budget motels (which were good value and fine) we came across Secrets on The Lake by accident. We intended flying home from Brisbane and had a couple of days to fill so we diverted to an area known as the Hinterland, which I should add is lovely and definitely...

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Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you Phil for reviewing us. We're very happy that you enjoyed our Wait Awhile penthouse treehouse. It seemed like a last minute treat. We were very pleased that we had a vacancy for you to stay. George has no desire to be anywhere else at this stage of his life. Having built it all, it is his life. Strangely,...

Birkdale, Australia
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We checked into one of the penthouses around Friday midday, ahead of normal check-in time but everything was ready. The view was spectacular, the treehouse luxurious & both the complimentary picnic basket and that night's BBQ hamper, divine. We didn't want to go anywhere or do anything other than enjoy every aspect of what this place had on offer. The...

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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have had a very relaxing and spoilt couple of days away at Secrets. We had well prepared and beautifully presented hampers. Our dinner was amazing, tasty and very pleasing to the pallet. The staff are friendly yet professional... On arrival we were shown to our penthouse where we were blown away by the luxurious accomodation. The...

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Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review

Than you Karen and Craig for taking the time to review your stay. George and I have always enjoyed creating each treehouse with its theme in order to make them a bit like a work of art. We agonize over our packages and menus too, as we know that once we have added them to our list of what we...

North Lakes, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I wanted a very special and Australian experience for my friends from Canada both in the setting and the food. I booked at Secrets and was so pleased with everything about the restaurant. The setting is unique, the service efficient and friendly and the food excellent. I could not have been happier. It was a great way to exercise 'bragging...

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Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review

Thanks you for your review. I am pleased that your Canadian friends enjoyed their dining experience. It is particularly pleasing as they have such amazing scenery in Canada. It is one of the places I have yet to visit. I will pass on your lovely comments to my staff. Thanks again.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Perfect Romantic Escape.....IMAGINE the ultimate romantic escape flowers, chocolates, and definitely some champagne and fruit. Hide away in a beautiful hand-carved cabin while a log fire burns and favourite music playing in the background. Neck deep in bubble bath and lounging in the sunken spa, gaze out over the veranda to see mist rolling over the magnificent lake. Secrets on the Lake is nestled in the Sunshine Coast's lush hinterland on 45 acres of rainforest and right on the shores of Lake Baroon. There are ten tree houses Waterlilies, Two Frogs, Possums, The Bower, Lizards Lair Wait A While, Platypus, Dragonfly, The Nest & last but not least Secrets. Each cabin is only accessed by a hand carved elevated treetop walkway, lit at night by handmade pottery lamps. They are meticulously appointed and individually themed from a different element of nature and feature extensive ceramic, iron and woodwork. Our guests can indulge themselves with our special homemade touches - the complimentary Champagne Breakfast basket, the hearty BBQ Hamper and cheese platters, a range of massages or our specially catered for Packages be it an escape or a honeymoon. Sit back on the deck and enjoy coffee & cake at the cafe or wander through the art gallery where the "Tree of Dreams" lives. Come & visit this wondrous place & be captivated by the charm & beauty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secrets on the Lake

Address: 207 Narrows Rd, Montville, Queensland 4552, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Montville
Price Range: $197 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Secrets on the Lake 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“We loved the cabin nearest the lake”
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