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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEWvia 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!

Maroochydore, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit with friends and was breathtaking when first saw the view. We seated and no water came out... so we grabbed the waiter... also no one came to greet to start drinks or entree... so we had to grab the waiter. Food came out and it was lovely...dips,barramundi.. now while booking a table I let them know I...

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Mackay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This accommodation is absolutely perfect for a quiet couple's getaway. The setting is stunning, with gorgeous views from the rooms. The rooms are luxurious, and fitted with wonderful touches to make a very comfortable stay. The staff were helpful, and committed to ensuring guests are happy. The only flaw here is that there is no restaurant for dinner, and nothing...

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

Thank you Cass and Al ! Thankyou for your positives. As per our situation, we are based on a lake near a national park about 7-8 minute drive to Montville where there are many fine dining experiences available. Some of the restaurants will pick up and drive you home. Some of the best food in the whole of The Sunshine...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really pleasant welcome with an invitation to view the art gallery while a table on the verandah overlooking the lake was prepared. Scrumptious breakfast, tasty omelette with loads of mushrooms tucked inside , 2 slices of crispy toast. Orange juice not freshly squeezed but tasty anyway. We finished off with very good coffee. Really fast friendly service. Many breakfast nooks...

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

Thankyou Susan and Lucas for taking the time to give us your review. It has been our aim to provide an all round breakfast experience in a beautiful place a destination breakfast spot. We appreciate the positive comments a reward form working towards this over time. Look forward to having you try us again. Kind regards George and Aldy!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First suggestion is book early to ensure you get a table on the deck or what they call the rail as this is a popular spot. We had a very pleasant lunch, the service was attentive, friendly and fast, the manager (Di) ensures this.

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

Thanks Miichael for your review. Di will appreciate your vote of confidence and we appreciate you taking the time to give us your thoughts. We do suggest customers make a booking as we can fit it altogether to alleviate bottle necks in service. That being said we try our darndest to everyone in. Look forward to seeing you here at...

Rockhampton, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just spoilt my bride for our 30th wedding anniversary with a surprise 3 night stay at this magnificent romantic location. I was not allowed to place any luggage in the villa until my bride took a thousand photos of all the unique wood carvings and rooms. She was spell bound, and to say she was impressed is an...

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

Thanks Jeff. We are very happy that your special surprise was a success. To read reviews like this puts a spring in the step for all of us here at Secrets on the lake. Thank you too for the time you took to help us as well. Seems a win win all around. Kind Regards George and Aldy!

Runaway Bay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought a gift certificate for my partners birthday present for two nights stay at this lovely place at Montville. Secrets on the Lake is such a nice place to stay. If we were in a position to stay another couple of nights we would have. We spent both of the evenings eating from the balcony at our tree house....

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

Thanks Pauline & Rodney for your great review. George and I are delighted that you enjoyed it all so much. We recently have spent a lot of time seeing to all the details again. Summer is a great opportunity to varnish floors again and titivateeverything including the the furnishings all over again. Thankyou from Aldy!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd heard so much about this place. Finally got to stay for 2 nights over my birthday weekend. It was just as we imagined. Beautiful and tranquil. Exactly what we needed, peaceful and relaxing. We had booked the whistle stop cabin but got a free upgrade to the dragon fly tree house :)))) Loved the swing and spa!!! What a...

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

Thankyou very much for your review. Dragonfly is a penthouse cabin and is amazing. That being said we were just finishing off a facelift of The Whistle Stop and it is very special as well. Kind 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: €140 - €307 (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 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.”
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“They are all stunning with beautiful wood carvings and set in the treetops!”
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