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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the restaurant at Secrets on the Lake for a mid-morning breakfast. It is a drive to get to but the views and atmosphere are well worth the effort. The restaurant has a warm, natural vibe to it and the dining room sits in a grove of trees with scenic view of a lake. The staff is professional and...

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Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great cafe food and a very peaceful environment. We were there on a really hot day and the fans weren't quite enough for cooling, however would take away from the connection with the open environment if they tried to air condition. The service was good and the food tasty

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Thank nojanks
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brilliant place --away from populated area Very pleasant over looking the Lake Relaxing Brilliant views great staff --well run by Aldi and George . Could not be better looked after for morning or afternoon tea or lunch Have not stayed here but accommodation appears to be SIX STARS

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were invited for lunch at Secrets on the Lake Café on Sunday with our friends who frequent the café because of the ambiance and the service and the food. I was blown away by the friendliness of the staff who are so efficient and make you relax and enjoy as they wait upon you, first rate....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two night at Secrets for a birthday celebration. From the moment Jenny met us at reception we knew it was a special place. Service is excellent and when you walk into a treehouse (we stayed at Lillipillies) you just go WOW. The tree houses are five star finishes with a real flair - carved wooden animals, spa overlooking the...

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

Hi Warwick so pleased you enjoyed your stay In Waterlilies. Thankyou for your great review. I don't think you missed a thing. I often reflect to George that we did make some good decisions years ago when we planned our project. However it is George and his maintenance team's constant maintenance that keeps them looking brand new. Thanks again George...

Rye, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Put this place on your bucket list! We loved this place. So private, quiet, beautifully hand-crafted and unique. Breakfast and dinner was superb. Worth the price charged. Loveliest hosts and immaculately clean. We'll be back. Can't recommend highly enough 🤗

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

Thanks Graham and Deb for taking the time to review our place. George and I are pleased you enjoyed your stay in our special Water Lilies. We love to hear such encouraging reviews about our beautiful place.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch with family here over the Christmas / new year holidays. The restaurant is in a beautiful location that us very peaceful and serene. The restaurant itself is beautifully crafted with lots of interesting things to look at. There is also a lot of art on display which us available for purchase. The day we came first lunch...

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

Thanks Darren for the feedback. Pleased you enjoyed our cafe and the view. Regarding service time I will mention to my staff and try to do better next time. Kind Regards George and Aldy!

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Whistlestop Cabin...and what an amazing time we had. From the rustic but well-appointed cabin, to the stunning forest and wildlife, we were tucked away from the rest of the world. Though Montville and other Sunshine coast hinterland delights were only a few kilometers away. The kids highlight was the outdoor spa in the forest! Would thoroughly...

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

The Whistle Stop is rather special and different being a heritage cabin not a treehouse. It has a beautiful location backing on to the rainforest and is very popular so book early if you wish to stay. Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. Kind Regards George and Aldy

Mooloolaba, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I take guests from other parts of the planet here. It steps back in time, away from hustle & bustle. It is tranquil, picturesque & an easy way to spend a few hours. Yet up-to-date with light lunches & morning/afternoon teas. Great in summer for it's open decks or winter for it's massive roaring fireplace. Offers a host of interesting,...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our place. It is very much appreciated. Yes it is unique with is special carved features and furniture. We have spent over 20 years adding to that. However, I would like to thank my floor staff who have been wonderful in the face of hugely busy lunchtimes over the Christmas/New Year Break....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were after a relaxing holiday to end our busy year and Secrets was the perfect location. We stayed in Two Frogs and found it had everything we needed and more! Views and a lovely afternoon breeze meant sitting out on the balcony with a good book a real treat, even with the summer heat. The goodie basket we received...

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

Thanks Miranda for sharing your wonderful feedback. Two Frogs is a cool tree house being in the rainforest while still having a view of the lake. Look forward to seeing you again sometime. Have a great 2017 Kind Regards George & Aldy

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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 Road, Montville, Queensland 4560, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Montville
Price Range: ₹ 10,169 - ₹ 21,839 (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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