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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had been referred to Secrets on The Lake by a friend and I wasn't disappointed. It is a pleasant drive to reach this secluded gem overlooking Lake Baroon (Baroon Pocket Dam) at Montville. The setting is really nice and with so much timber used in the construction and being amongst the trees, the buildings are very attractive. Upon entering...

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Murrumba Downs, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Secrets had been recommended to me so I booked for a couple of nights as a surprise and also for lunch. The lunch and service was top class but the stay in the tree house (We booked "The Bower") surpassed all expectations. The generous breakfast basket had more than enough goodies (including wine) for two people, especially coupled with the...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Secrets on the Lake is peaceful, magical, enchanting and was a truly wonderful experience. The location on the lake and the beautiful gardens and the intricate wood carvings added to the magic of this exceptional retreat. All staff were extremely friendly and helpful and informative. All areas were immaculate, nothing to fault. My husband and I stayed in the Lizards...

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

TAKE ME BACK!!!! We stayed in the Secrets cabin and within 10 minutes, that's how long it took me to realise I wasn't dreaming, I took my watch off and forgot time existed. Simply beautiful, from the hospitality to the view. Secrets on the Lake does not put a foot wrong. Our lodge was so beautiful we didn't want to...

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

Thanks Felicity I have decided that I should get you to right my promotional material as you haven't missed a thing. George and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to surprise you beyond your expectations. I will pass this review onto our staff as they find this sort of thing encouraging. I will...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently took my parents here for morning tea on their visit up from Melbourne and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There was a lovely selection of cakes and the coffee was great. The staff were friendly and we felt well looked after. The winner, however, is the setting. There is nothing quite like sitting in a giant tree house nestled...

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

Thanks Amy! It is lovely to see our place through your words and we look forward to welcoming you back again sometime. Kind regards George and Aldy!

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I surprised my husband with a weekend away to Secrets on the Lake for our 20 year anniversary. We stayed in the Secrets treehouse. It is absolutely gorgeous and has stunning views of the gardens and lake. An awesome brekky hamper is complimentary plus scones with jam and cream is provided on arrival. We organised a BBQ hamper for dinner...

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

I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Secrets in our special "Secrets" cabin. Recently George has taken over the gardens from our long time gardener and he is having a planting frenzy and with the recent rain everything is gleaming in the gardens. We also have taken the time to give all the treehouses some extra TLC so...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is just the place for all coeliacs. Almost everything can be served GF. The food is tasty and creative. Staff are well trained in the food and how to serve you vs leave you alone. Went back for a second time and had Trip to Europe for 2. Well recommended.

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

Thanks you for your review Les. I personally find I am allergic to wheat so my gluten free options, in particular the cake cabinet, are based on my research and with the help of some good friends. So since it is my cafe, I serve my favourites, which end up being everyone's favourites, as they are delicious. A customer said...

brisbane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though it is a bit far away from major areas on the Sunshine Coast, it is definitely worthy to check this restaurant out while on holiday on the Sunshine Coast. Great service, nice view over lake and the meals are excellent. Cheese cake is super yum.

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

Thank you tc O for your review. People love to take a drive in the hinterland while on holiday. We are actually on the Sunshine Coast Drive Map this time, which is great as sometimes the Sat Nav will lead you astray. We have always wanted a place that was extraordinarily beautiful and different and people come here just to...

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in many upmarket places around the world, but nothing compares to Secrets. Their decor is outstanding and location fabulous for a relaxing getaway. I only wish that their restaurant was open at night so we never had to leave Secrets. Already planning a return trip in a few months.

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

Thank you Denise. George and I appreciate your wonderful comments. During the summer we have been doing all the things that need time like painting in the cabins, scrubbing walkways and revamping furnishings etc and we are very pleased and so are our guests. Received a comment yesterday that these particular guests were amazed that even the decks were spotless....

Sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a lovely place for lunch. The staff were attentive and genuine. The food was brilliant and quick. The atmosphere lovely. The view great. I would come bk and wld recommend. Lovely for chilled lunch or dinner with friends or family. Or a celebration.

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

Thankyou to the Brannigans. We are pleased you enjoyed your cafe experience and look forward to seeing back for lunch again. Regards George and 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: $213 - $460 (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 tree houses are positioned for a good view of the lake. Access is easy along timber walkways with no steps to climb”
 of 5 bubbles RossH580, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All cabins are located for their views, privacy and all unique and large.”
 of 5 bubbles cntaylor77, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Secrets lodge is the most beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles Felicity_19791, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the tree houses have great views of the lake and the surrounding bushland.”
 of 5 bubbles paulineandrodneyi, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are equally fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles 360ellenf, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
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