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Secrets on the Lake
207 Narrows Road, Montville, Queensland 4560, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Montville B&B and Inns
Eudlo, Queensland, Australia
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“Should have stayed longer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Secrets on the lake in Montville is the perfect hideaway for couples who would like to enjoy some privacy. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and realized that we should have stayed much longer. This property is so well looked after, the accommodation is planned and crafted with love and attention to detail. We loved it!!

Room Tip: We spent a night in Waterlilies and we loved it. Can highly recommend.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
So next time you will be back for 2 or 3 nights.......!
So glad you enjoyed your overnight stay, recharged your batteries, and had a relaxing night - we will see you again soon!
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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English first
deception bay
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Dit we enjoy or getaway NO. WE LOVED IT
This was my wifes birthday present from me and or daugters
Verry prived we stayed at the two frogs for two nites loved it
Yust wat the dockter orderd
george could not do enough for you
ps george thank you for the yellow and red rose for my wife
service was frendly and wecome basket great
loved the mufin and crosant in the morning on the balcony
had a bbq with the possum and my wife on on oure last nite
Would i do it again you bt

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for your review - we celebrate lots of birthdays here - you can't go wrong if you book for a birthday! She will always remember it I am sure! Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Arrived in the dark and fell in love with the place. The owners George & Aldy greeted us with warmth and kindness as did the Possums. Woke up next morning and WOW.... After spending a lot of time in the beautiful cabin named 'Platypus' looking at all the beaut timber work carvings and attention to detail of the cabin, we ate a lovely breaky hamper, we strolled through the exquisite gardens and had a paddle in the canoe over the tranquil lake.
Back to cabin for afternoon siesta and spa. BBQ dinner , which was delicious .
Overall , we can not fault the place whatsoever. Will be going back for sure and recommend Secrets to every couple who want to rekindle .
We loved loved it and a big Thank you to George & Aldy for their hospitality. Oh and th Rose George..xox

Stewart & Sophie Harrison
Bribie Island

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Platypus is George's favourite (did he tell you!).
Thank you for adding your review, we love feedback... everyone from the cleaning crew, office staff and even the cafe team love to hear all about your stay! Thank you!
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

My wife and I just spent 5 glorious days @ Secrets on the Lake in their best cabin "Secrets". This is our second stay in this cabin and our fourth stay overall in the last four years. We have always found George, Aldy and their staff to be the best hosts in the best environment with the best views and the best cabins and....well, you get the idea.
The Escape Package is the way to go for value and pampering. Their food is spectacular and reasonably priced for the area. Their service is attentive without being overwhelming and all the staff from the groundskeepers to the owners are friendly and smiling all the time and always ready to help with any inquiry. We'll be back again next year.
Did I say the cabins are perfect with polished redwood carvings and oh, so tasteful decor?
Just perfect!
5 Stars for this resort with a resounding YES from my wife and myself. Well done, somebody got it right!
Jay Brown

Room Tip: Their all good lol.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thanks Jay and Ally - we loved having you!
I will pass on your thanks to everyone and we will see you next time - with rose awaiting!
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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Beautiful place for couples to rest, relax and unwind. The cabins are elevated and are superbly fitted out and secluded. A wonderful little cafe with a great view for guests and visitors alike. Not recommended for children as the cabins are accessed by an elevated board walk and very little to do, ok for those with limited mobility as there are very few stairs. Highly recommend you check it out for a quiet weekend away, very popular in winter.

Room Tip: All cabins are very good and vary in price. We stayed in a unit called Wait-a-While.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thanks Shane for your review, we are so glad you had a wonderful and relaxing time.
We do have child friendly alternatives but they are tucked away from the other treehouses where you were. We hope to see you again for your next romantic escape.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

my boyfriend and I spent Easter long weekend in The Bower room at Secrets and it was absolutely amazing! From the views to the friendly service, to BBQ hampers to canoeing on the lake, it was so relaxing and worth every penny! I can't wait to come back and try out other rooms cause I believe each room will be special in its own way! Walking from room to reception and noticing all the little fine touches and sculptures in the wood was gorgeous! So much detail!

LOVED IT!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
What a great Easter escape!
Are so glad you had a relaxing and romantic time!
Some of our guests try a different treehouse every time they come so you have a few more years yet til you sample them all!!!!!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My wife and I have just spent three wonderful days at Secrets. All I can say is that it is the most amazing place we have stayed at. Amazing tree house, friendly staff and great food in the restaurant. The views to and at Lake Baroon are magnificent...it's worth getting up early to see the mist across the lake. The treehouse we stayed in (Wait A While) was beautifully layed out...very comfy bed, great large spa, beautiful deck area with swing seat...peace and tranquility...will definitely be returning. Thank you to George and the staff for making our stay so memorable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thank you, the Lake is gorgeous very early in the morning, get photo opportunities, and getting towards Winter the mist is even more spectacular!
We hope to see you again soon when you plan your next escape!
It is such a pleasure to pass on your comments to the team here at Secrets - adds an extra spring to their step!
Regards,
Debbie
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Address: 207 Narrows Road, Montville, Queensland 4560, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Montville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Montville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
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