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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We attended for a wedding and the place was great. The cottages over looking the lake were excellent, with excellent finishes and an amazing fireplace. The best thing for me however was the front office staff- really friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend this place.

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

Thank you for your review TopLeaf. I will be very happy to pass on your comments to our office staff. It is our mission to provide service with a smile and the real intent to help. So everyone must bring their smile to work and focus on getting everything right from the booking to the checking in, the stay, to...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Secrets on the Lake exceeded our expectations. Amazing. Our accommodation was fantastic. The fire place was awesome. The spar was awesome. We hand feed and patted possums and kookaburras. The food was awesome and hospitality was amazing. Well will be going back again. Well worth every penny. We loved it!!!!

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are very rewarded when our guests enjoy their stay and let us know. This has been 20 years of work developing and maintaining secrets. its got to the stage where it is our life's work. Thaks again.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Where to start? I chose this accomodation to celebrate my 50th birthday over two nights and I was not disappointed. We arrived a little early but after a drink at the restaurant we were taken straight to our cabin- it was all that I had hoped for.The fire was already alight which was a welcoming touch. Cabin was lovely with...

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

Thanks Graham and Margaret for your great review. It was a pleasure to have you stay and we enjoyed the chats as well. Our possums have become so domesticated that they pester guests to feed them by knocking on the doors. So its not surprising that they find the windows that are not completely closed and find their way inside....

Maroochydore, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This was a visit to the dining room which is situated on stilts resting among the treetops with glimpses of the glistening waters of the lake below. Unique carvings adorn the railings which surround the dining space. Christmas in July was the feature of the menu. Large numbers of diners kept arriving which had the waiters struggling to keep up...

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

Thanks Elizabeth for taking the time to review our place. It is certainly a hub of activity at times. We love the groups for Christmas in July and hate to disappoint those who just turn up so it can be very busy. My girls do very well. Pleased you enjoyed your experience. and loved the view.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 2 nights in the Whistlestop. .loved that as it was an old railway station transported to this idyllic location amongst the rainforest with an ochestra of bush turkeys and whip birds..very comfortable accommodation. .great leather lounges..wonderfully comfortable bed..shower ok.but a bit dirty..generally very atmospheric accommodation but I really didn't want to wash my own dishes in a plastic tub...

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

Hello Peter. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. The Whistle Stop is a 100years old heritage style self-contained railway station that has been renovated and it has been designed as a lower budget option. This makes it very enticing to some families and guests who enjoy the outdoor situation. Our policy for delivering croissants...

Birkdale
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Thankyou to our hosts, George and Aldy for a beautiful resort in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The wet weekend allowed the rainforest to "shine". The courtesy of George to transfer our luggage up the Boardwalk to our Secrets Cabin was most appreciated. This allowed us to take in the beautiful rainforest, the animal carvings on all the railings - possums,...

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

Thank you austraveller for your lovely review. We were very pleased to read your comments about our special penthouse Secrets. George and I love this place. So glad you did too!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We have stayed In the Sunshine Coast hinterland numerous times. This is by far the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. We could not fault any part of our stay. We found the staff at check in and in the restaurant very helpful and friendly. Our accommodation was beautiful with every little thing we could need. Attention to detail...

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

Thanks Sandra for your great review. I will pass on to my staff your thoughts and appreciation. I try to thank them regularly as it does make a difference. There are quite a lot of ineteresting stories about Secrets and its history, some of which are reflected in the Stories on the webpage. Thanks again!

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Just spent 3 magic nights at this peaceful and secluded rainforest retreat. Service was 1st rate. Very generous welcome breakfast basket with fresh fruits, local dairy and a lovely bottle of wine on arrival. Beautiful views of Lake Baroon from your private deck. Tree houses are fully decked out with everything needed for a romantic getaway. Candles and bubble bath...

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

Thank you Ozzietraveller for your review about Secrets and your stay. Our staff love to hear that our guests have appreciated their hard work. It make it easeir to do it all over again next day. George and I have built the treehouses with all their special features. But it is situated in a beautiful place which has a certain...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We booked the Nest through a recommendation from George, the owner of this beautiful place, a beautiful secluded accommodation with our very own driveway and treetop walk way to the main area. We drove from Brisbane and arrived late at night, around 7pm but Nigel was there to greet us and take us to the Nest and showed us around...

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

Great review Loong. Very comprehensive. We also try to cover as much that people need for a lovely stay. We are, however, hoping that with the NBN, when it finally arrives, that we will get good WIFI service to our cabins. At present we have it available in our reception but the signal is weak and can sometimes let us...

Toowoomba
Reviewed 12 July 2016

A wonderful, relaxing, beautiful place. The cabins are beyond expectations, the food and delivery to the cabins was wonderful. A very special place to unwind, relax and just take in the view. We will definitely returning to this wonderful place.

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

Thanks Sharon for your splendid review of our place. We are pleased it met your expectations for your anniversary celebration. We have many who come yearly to secrets and they are always looking for something new to surprise their partner with. This keeps us on our toes. Thanks again for taking the time.

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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: ₹ 9,957 - ₹ 21,617 (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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“All cabins are located for their views, privacy and all unique and large.”
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“All the tree houses have great views of the lake and the surrounding bushland.”
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“All rooms are equally fantastic.”
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“They are all stunning with beautiful wood carvings and set in the treetops!”
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