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Secrets on the Lake
Ranked #1 of 9 Montville B&B and Inns
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
“Perfect, peaceful place for a relaxing getaway....”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Just had our second stay at Secrets for our 20th Wedding anniversary. This is a truly amazing hide-away to unwind. The most romantic little gem of a place..... Nothing to do but relax... The owners & staff make every effort to ensure your stay is perfect.... They think of everything!! We will most definitely return again and again.....we have found our slice of paradise!!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Paradise tucked away at Montville. Many locals still don't know we are here - thank you for helping spread the work, and thank you for spending your anniversary with us. We hope we can celebrate many more with you.
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Our daughter and son in law Secret wedding. We flew to Brisbane where all the clues started, next clue was Maleny, next we where told to go to Montville Secrets on the Lake. When you arrive you are greeted like you are family. We had a choice of wine, then take to your room. The walk to your room was like fairy land with all the timber carvings on the way. Our accommodation was incredible every where you look there was another wooden animal carving.
Your room had all top of the range fittings and fixtures, the view over the lake was beautiful.
As for the staff and owners fantastic service, they could not do enough for you.
Wedding was perfect you could not have asked for any more.

Thankyou to all the staff and owners for making the two days perfect.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Thank you Eileen, what a great wedding - we are still raving about what a great couple and wonderful group of guests. It is memorable for us as well when this happens - we look back on your whole group with great fondness.... it was a pleasure to welcome you all.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

My friends and I stayed in 'the nest' last July during our school holidays (we are school teachers). The 5 of us stayed comfortably in the 3 bedroom house and loved the outdoor spa! The nest looks over the lake and sits amongst the tree canopy. At sunset we had a few kookaburras come and sit with us on the balcony. We loved the fluffy bath robes and fire place, perfect for enjoying a cheese platter and a glass of wine from the local wineries!! We loved the fresh breakfast hamper that is delivered to your room and the complimentary wine.

We went for a walk around the grounds to the beautiful gardens and the restaurant.
My favourite part of our stay was discovering the hand carved wooden animals and sculptures around the nest and along the walkways. Secrets is a magical escape for couples and groups of friends! Looking forward to going back for another girls weekend this winter!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
GIRLS WEEKEND - we love when you come and stay in the Nest. Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope you plan another weekend soon :-)
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

George was waiting to welcome us when we arrived. We were taken aback by the generosity of the welcome basket and overall service. The whole staff were friendly and so kind. The grounds were inviting and had an array of lovely plants and little critters and birds. We stayed in the Lizards Lair and just loved it. We were so amazed by the quality of the workmanship and personal touches that showed such attention to detail. We absolutely loved it.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Thank you - George and Aldy have always believed that welcoming guests like they are long lost relatives and all the little extras that they have thought of included in your stay makes you feel like you are one of the Secrets family. We love making a fuss of you and then leaving you alone to enjoy each others company in the space created especailly for you. Thank you for your great review.
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

I wanted to stay at Secrets for my birthday, after seeing the photos on the facebook page of Le One Photography, because it looked so pretty and they had lovely flowers. The room we were given was The Bower and it lived up to expectations. On arrival we were given a basket of goodies with breakfast for 2 days, afternoon tea, a bottte of wine, juice and each morning fresh warm croissants were delivered. We were also given a voucher for brunch on the first day, we were told that this can be used between 9 & 11.00 and when we went to order lunch we were told we could only order from the breakfast menu but that became lunch for us. The grounds are lovely too and they have a pool table and dvd's for customer use. We went for walks and had dinner in Montville both Friday and Saturday night. It was nice, relaxing weekend.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Thank you for your review, apologies for the hiccup with the brunch voucher, hope you enjoyed your breakfast instead, look forward to seeing you again.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We have just returned from a 2-3 day stay at this exciting and charming cottage. It is part of Secrets on the Lake, but a little removed and in its own rainforest with a wide open lawn in front. Our hosts were so thoughtful and friendly, that we felt very welcome and special. The site is close to the Sunshine Coast Great Walk which is easily accessed. It is a particularly beautiful place. The food was memorable and we will certainly be returning.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Thank you Leith, Whistlestop is the most charming little cottage with such character and coziness. We love it! A very different feel to the treehouses but tucked away from everyone so you feel so private. Thank you for your review Leith.
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Caloundra, Australia
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I were married here last year and felt it was so special that we have also spent our 1st wedding anniversary here. We stayed in the 'Possums' Treehouse which has a magnificent view to the lake over the gardens. This place is simply stunning and George, Aldy & her family make you feel very welcome with a beautiful complimentary champagne breakfast basket on arrival. The unique timber carvings around the boardwalks and in the treehouses are just lovely. We especially loved having the possums visit us at night and the cheeky Kookaburras wanting to share our meals. Beautiful Montville township is only 5 mins up the road if you can tear yourself away. This is one of my favourite places.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Thank you Rhonda for returning to spend your first anniversary with us - Possums is my favourite - I call it the "picture postcard view" just love it! We hope to see you for your 2nd anniversary :-)
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Property: Secrets on the Lake
Address: 207 Narrows Road, Montville, Queensland 4560, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Montville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Montville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Secrets on the Lake 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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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