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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a magnificent place to go for lunch. The outlook on a arrival was breath taking enough but when entering we were blown away by both the beautiful decor and amazing views. The staff were very friendly and attentive and each lady was given a rose from a local gardner (can't remember the name of the variety). The menu offered...

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

Thank you Tracey! My staff work very hard and try to make our dining experience memorable. Pleased you enjoyed the food choices and the unique things about Secrets. This has been a thirty year project starting with our special treehouses and more recently with the cafe & gallery. We welcome visitors and happily will give an inspection when we have...

Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was our second visit to Secrets and it was as great, if not better, as the first time. We stayed in Dragonfly, one of the penthouse cabins, with an absolutely wonderful view of the lake. All the cabins are amazing - if you don't like polished timber don't stay here! The swing out on the deck is great, especially...

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

Thankyou so much for your review. George and I and our staff are pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. Look forward to seeing you again next year for your anniversary. Kind Regards George and Aldy.

Reviewed 9 October 2016

My new hubby Michael and I held our wedding at Secrets on the 24th September. I stayed in The Nest with friends the night prior, and we honeymooned for 2 nights in Two Frogs. I can't speak highly enough of Secrets, their staff, and their wedding planner Susan. Nothing was too much trouble. Our accomodation was absolutely perfect, and the...

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Thank you Claire and Michael for your fabulous review. There is little I can say except we loved your wedding, its warmth and fun. So pleased we were able to give you such a happy occasion. I will pass your review onto my staff, who George and I trust to do a good job without our having to micromanage them....

Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent our 1st anniversary together at secrets on the lake and it was great. We stayed at whistle stop which is an old train station set in amongst trees. Has a nice spa and BBQ area set up in the hill right behind the house. Very relaxing listening to the birds singing and the sound of...

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Thank you Rego84. The Whistle Stop is a one off heritage cottage renovated from the old Beerburrum Railway Station. We have, over the years, transformed it from being furnished with old style furniture to now being more in the style of our treehouses. More recently we have added a few more interesting pieces. It can cater for a couple, 2...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Secrets is the ideal honeymoon or wedding location. We got married here in late September. The weather was gorgeous, the garden sublime, and the whole day was simply perfect. Staying a couple of extra days in a treehouse was a sneaky luxury and so relaxing after wedding planning stress. Robes + dinner + fire + spa = perfection.

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Thanks Laani for your review. Your wedding was lovely and a joy to host. Happy you enjoyed your stay after the wedding and appreciate your lovely comments about our place. All the best for a wonderful futre together. George and Aldy!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our beautiful treehouse had an amazing view of the lake. Everything we needed was provided. I recommend ordering a BBQ basket to cook on your deck. The staff were very friendly and so were the birds and the possums. The location was within walking distance of some great bushwalking tracks as well. A very comfortable place for a quiet getaway.

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

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay Helen. There is nothing better than a BBQ cooked on the deck and enjoyed the evening noises, the possums and the tranquility. We love our staff who genuinely enjoy looking after our guests and for them nothing is too much trouble. Thankyou for your review and we look forward to having...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stayed in the Whistle Stop Cabin for a recent wedding held at Secrets On the Lake.There were 4 of us (my husband, 2 adult sons and myself) and the cabin worked well for us. The queen bed is situated in the living area and was very comfortable. There are twin beds in a separate bedroom. The kitchen was fully...

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

Thank you for your review of The Whistle Stop. It is a very popular lower budget option for families and ideal for attending a wedding as it can stretch to accommodate 4. We have many of our guests return to Whistle Stop year after year as it is special, being a rennovated old railway station originally built around 1910. That...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The setting is breathtaking, the food great and the service exceptional. The five of us shared afternoon tea on the secluded balcony suspended above ground amongst the trees overlooking the water. They even had an art gallery off to the side. This certainly should not be a secret but be shared by everyone. On entering the "resort/cafe" you discover very...

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

What a wonderful review jdbal! We really appreciate the time you have taken to cover so many aspects of what we offer. George and I have developed this place from a lantana overgrown rainforest that had just been logged and we began nearly30 years ago. It is our passion and yes we want things done just so. Our guests who...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a haven for anyone that needs some time to distress, re-energize and simply relax. As we couldn't tear ourselves away from the peace and tranquility, we availed of the cheese platter and charcuterie platter over our 2 night stay. They did not disappoint in taste or value. We only wish that we had discovered this 'secret' sooner.

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Thanks Zelka H for your splendid review. It is a special place and not just for all the obvious reasons. It is a place where the First Australians came for 40 thousand years to eat the Bunya nuts and to gather peacefully to solve problems and celebrate. It has a special vibe which allows our guests to relax and unwind....

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We found this cafe by chance and were lucky to get a table. All overlook the dam so it is a picturesque spot. We just visited for lunch and a look at the lovely gallery, but will seriously consider staying as the location is great. Lunch was quite well priced and service good.

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Thank you stOrmIn for taking the time to review our place. We appreciate your generous comments. Kind regards George and Aldy!

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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 Road, Montville, Queensland 4560, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Montville
Price Range: $204 - $422 (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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 of 5 bubbles lizsE6607WZ, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Secrets treehouse has the most amazing view of the lake and very private”
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 of 5 bubbles Mrs_Millsteen, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All cabins are very private and luxurious, great views of the lake and gardens. We recommend Possums as that was our room.”
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“Secrets cabin is amazing. Totally secluded.”
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