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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This was our first stay at Secrets on the Lake, but we have already secured another holiday in the Whistlestop Station House next year with our 2 children. A wonderful place to stay, nothing like we have ever found before on our travels in Australia. We only stayed 2 nights, but even in this short time, we left feeling re-energised....

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australia
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Beautiful interesting place for any time of the day, what a hidden gem, definitely worth the journey, staff, food, setting, faultless. Put this place on your bucket list. We didn't stay here so couldn't rank the hotel but the cafe was amazing especially the mushroom soup.

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Nambour, Australia
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The attention to detail and assistance in setting the scene for a romantic proposal was fantastic. We felt like the staff really cared about how it all went and were excited for us. Thank you for making it so special. The treehouse we stayed in was beautiful - waking up to that view was breathtaking. Food was divine - what...

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

Thank you Vicki for your lovely comments. Secrets staff love proposals, honeymoons, weddings and anniversaries. Often we act as conspirators arranging things to make it a complete surprise. So little notes and warnings are written all over the booking so we get the timing and everything else right. So congratulations Vicky and all the best in planning your future together.

Reviewed 13 June 2016

We have been visiting and staying at Secrets since 2008 and it never fails to disappoint on all levels. We have stayed in a number of the treehouses and the Whistlestop cabin and have loved all of them. We have also utilised The Nest (for a family visit) which was wonderful also. The tranquil and stunning surrounds mean instant relaxation...

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

Thanks Leanne. George and I appreciate that you have taken the time to review us. One of the things we love is that guests who keep returning become our friends and consider Secrets on the Lake to be theirs as well. Just to let you know we are doing upgrades to some of the furnishings in The Whistle stop at...

Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is one of the best restaurants I have been to in quite a while. The staff are amazing which is what makes your time even more enjoyable. Food was very yummy. They offer you blankets and great heaters which allows you to keep warm if you choose to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake. Would...

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us Kerry. It is the best encouragement for our staff, some of whom are young and just learning. Look forward to have you come again. Please let me know so I can personally greet you. Cheers Aldy.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We had been planning to visit for a few years but never got around to it until my sister gave us a weekend there as a gift. This place gives you everything you need for your stay, no need to pack bubble bath they have plenty, the breakfast basket was full of goodies and lasted the weekend. We will be...

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Gladstone, Australia
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Oh.. my.. god this place is STUNNING!!!!!! We chose this place to stay after our wedding night and we are so glad we did. Is there anything more beautiful? We think not! And it was lovely having the fresh croissants delivered to our door every morning. We got very close to a possum which was absolutely wonderful. The cabin is...

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is my number one restaurant/cafe on the Sunshine Coast or almost anywhere. No matter where you live on the "Sunny Coast" or nearby this is well worth the drive. Besides great food and extra friendly staff, the decor and views are second to none. Some of the wood carvings, inside and out are "mind blowing". Try it. My wife...

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

Thank you Frank. What a review! I will pass it on to the kitchen and wait staff. George and I have del9ighted in creating a beautiful place and the fact that our staff are doing well too is icing on the cake for us. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you here again.

Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about Secrets on the Lake and the staff. A magical, romantic hidden place where the worries just melt away (even if only temporarily). The buildings are gorgeous and creative, treehouses in the Montville forestry. Wonderful food and service. The other half has scored huge brownie points for this one. I am hoping this is...

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

Thanks Kellie. We are pleased you had a wonderful stay. Of course it also depends on the person who brings you. Sharing is paramount to enjoyment. George and I have been here 119 years now and we are always chuffed to receive a review like yours.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We booked one of Secrets treehouses as a special treat to attend a wedding in Maleny. OMG the most amzing room/suite and service we think we've had ever. the staff are friendly and helpful, the room was to die for with the spa psotionned perfectly under the windows looking out across the lake. my husband could watch the football whilst...

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

Thank you Janice! Secrets is amazing. Did you know that it was once to be called Dreamtime until someone else found out. We then decided to call it Secrets so we could say to people when asked what its name was to be " Its a Secret" We dream't about this one while we were designing it so are really...

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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: $216 - $475 (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 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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