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Secrets on the Lake
Ranked #2 of 9 Montville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Husband and I stayed here 2 nights in the Bower treehouse. Staying in a tree house is a first for us and it was fab. Lovely accommodation, nice hosts. Hamper on arrival is superb, has everything you need food wise for your stay. Surroundings are very peaceful, definitely away from it all. We had a really relaxing time, enjoyed it all.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

So glad you enjoyed your time away with us, hope you truly relaxed.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Our second stay at "Secrets". Chose the same cabin; "Dragonfly" which is one of the penthouses. This time it was Winter, and a very different atmosphere - cold nights and a log fire. Fantastic. We stayed 4 nights this time. I won't write a long review as I did that last time, suffice to say we went back, and hope to go back again ! It really is a quality place to stay, and so beautifully peaceful. Driving back home to Brisbane was a sad return to reality, we wanted to turn around and head back. Absolutely no hesitation strongly recommending Secrets as a truly wonderful getaway

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you Richard - wow 4 nights, that is a great break from your hectic life, its wonderful to see how different our guests are from when they check in to when they leave... somewhere along the way they seem to lose the stress, the frowns, and all concept of time LOL :-)
So glad you enjoyed and see you for your next stay in Dragonfly.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at secrets on the lake for our 1st holiday together it was so romantic we stayed in the possum cabin it was every clean, all the staff were every nice and inviting. The possum come to our cabin during the night they were so cute to watch little tip tho have food ready for them lol we enjoyed our stay

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Great photos - those naughty possums - thats why we warm everyone about them - they will steal your food from your plate! So glad we were lucky enough to be your very first trip away together - its all about creating wonderful memories for our guests - take care!

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We received a Gift Voucher to stay at a Tree Penthouse at Secrets, we chose the DragonFly. What can I say, it was an ultimate night, it was beautiful, the service was fantastic with Charming Staff and owners. Will definitely be staying at Secrets on the Lake again, and for two nights not One!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

What an amazing gift to get!!! I wish someone would buy me a night in a treehouse :-)
So glad you enjoyed Dragonfly - it has a wonderful light and airy feel up so high.... start planning your 2 night trip soon - something to look forward to!

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The location overlooking the lake is wonderful & very relaxing - a romantic place to stay on our first trip to Montville. The boardwalk to the cabins was really lovely & scattered with wonderful carvings but a pity the trolly wasn't left at our door for our luggage when we checked out as it is a bit of a walk to the car park. We loved the decor of the Lizard's Lair - just beautiful & every little detail considered. We really loved having a fire place & a double spa & a window above the bed to the stars. The outdoor balcony was really lovely but such a shame that it was not very private from the boardwalks to the neighbouring cabins & neither was the spa - very disappointing! The breakfast hamper was wonderful.The BBQ hamper was very ordinary & very expensive.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you for your review and photos that you posted. All of the treehouses are built to give a certain amount of privacy for each cabin, some more than others. It is easy to forget that during the day, it is very hard to see into the treehouses from the outside. All you would see from the outside was the reflection of the window unless you were right up against it!
We feel our BBQ hampers are substantial and considering the preparation that goes into them, good value for money, we are disappointed that you disagree. Most of our guests love them and complain that there is too much food in them.
We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again, maybe in a different treehouse.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

I honestly have no complaints about my stay here. My husband and I stayed here for my birthday and we added on the escape package. We were worried we might be hungry during our stay (not that it would have mattered since they have a cafe on site) but we didn't want to leave our room. We had good left over after our 2 day stay! Magnificent views and wonderful friendly service. It has everything you could possibly require for a romantic getaway. I offcially now want to live in a treehouse haha. We stayed in the bower. Wildlife was fun I had a kookaburra fly up to the window and waltz in and try stealing my whole croissant straight off my plate, which we were warned they would do but I guess I didn't believe it. They supply DVDs and board games and books and have a gorgeous reception area with a grand pool table you will seriously not be bored. Stay here you will not be disappointed! I cannot wait to return!

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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

We warn everyone about the kookaburras (and possums) but you guys still don't believe us.... they LOVE croissants! Thanks for your review and we hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

I have stayed at secrets twice now and it it still as amazing as the first. The staff are so friendly and they remember who you are even after only staying once. I highly recommend staying at any of the tree houses at Secrets on the Lakes.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Secretsonthelake, Front Office Manager at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Secrets is not a secrets anymore, thanks for helping spread the word, see you again next time.

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Address: 207 Narrows Road, Montville, Queensland 4560, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Montville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Montville
Price Range: £125 - £247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Secrets on the Lake 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Secrets on the Lake" is a rainforest resort overlooking Lake Baroon, featuring 10 world class luxury and penthouse treehouses, along with an award winning daytime restaurant Secrets Cafe on the Deck with its own vista of the lake. Local artists have been commissioned to create beautiful carvings and fine details in wood, iron and glass. Beautiful landscaped gardens, elevated wooden boardwalks and shingle roofed outbuildings are trademarks of this established family business. Standard stay includes a breakfast basket with complimentary wine, scones on arrival and warm croissants or muffins daily. Our chefs create delicious seasonal breakfast, morning tea and lunch menus for the café and evening meals for guests who prefer to dine in their cabins. Stay and celebrate, your birthday, honeymoon, propose or just spoil yourselves. Perfect to bring your family, visitors, and small groups. ... more   less 
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