4.9 out of 5

"we arrived and were greeted by friendly staff everything explained in detail and then shown to our accommodation. most impressed with our whistle stop ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 19 May 2018

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Hotel Description

At Secrets on the Lake you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk and 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from Flame Hill Vineyard. Highlights at this property include a restaurant, and in-room kitchenettes and private spa tubs.

LCD TVs with digital channels are featured in all 11 individually decorated accommodations, and you can enjoy fireplaces, furnished balconies and DVD players. Kitchenettes come with fridges, microwaves and hobs, making in-room dining convenient. Nice touches include bathrobes and designer toiletries. Coffee/tea makers, in-room massages and ceiling fans are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

For a drink, you can stop by the property's own bar/lounge. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star North Maleny property, you'll be 29.5 km (18.3 mi) from Australia Zoo and 31 km (19.3 mi) from Aussie World.

Whistle Stop - 1 Night

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$228 per night

Wait A While - 1 Night

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Nest - 2 Nights

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Penthouse - 2 Nights

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Whistle Stop - 2 Nights

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Treehouse - 1 Night

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Secrets on the Lake ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Secrets on the Lake

Everyone (6) Couples (17)
5 out of 5
Beautiful wood work in the cabins and the secluded location

Posted by on 7 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Friendly and helpful staff. Wonderful setting and just amazing layout and rooms. Thank you Secrets

Posted by on 9 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Magnificent little piece of heaven. Wonderful views with a beautiful and laid back atmosphere .

Posted by on 1 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very impressed with the location. Fully recommend it to any couples looking for a relaxing and tranquil getaway. The owners and staff are very friendly and provide exceptional service. No adverse comments.

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

we had plenty of space and were impressed

Pros: Seclusion, car port for car, spa bath and barbeque area.
Location: Close to Malaney and Montville and very near Lake Baroon.
we arrived and were greeted by friendly staff everything explained in detail and then shown to our accommodation. most impressed with our whistle stop ( old railway station ) accommodation everything provided for an excellent stay. well maintained area.

Posted by , from Scarborough QLD on 19 May 2018

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5 out of 5

Serenity at its best.

Secrets on the lake..... Well where to start. To sum it up in one word.... Amazing. The views are magnificent with each cabin overlooking the lake, which can also be enjoyed by going for a paddle in one of the canoe 's. We stayed in ' The Bower' each cabin has its own name. The carvings and the structural design of the cabins have obviously been created and crafted out of pure passion. My hat goes off to you all at sects on the lake. Thank you so much, we found it very difficult to leave. Montville village and it's surrounds is a must see.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 2 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Amazing hotel with amazing view

Amazing hotel had such a peaceful and relaxing time and everyone was so friendly wish I could of stayed linger. Will definitely come back in the future

Posted by , from Brisbane, Australia on 30 Nov. 2017

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5 out of 5

Rainforest Hideaway

Pros: Everthing
Cons: Nothing
Had a wonderful couple of days in the Whistle Stop Cabin, a truly delightful setting, and really friendly staff also. Attention to detail is really top notch

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great for that week end get away to totally relax

Pros: The friendly welcome that you receive on check in
Cons: Hot water issue at the whistler spa
Location: lots off bush walks local markets Montville itself melany markets
We enjoyed our stay in the whistler cabin piece and quiet warm fire place to heat up with at night not to far to go for your shopping great walks and views to take in. the only thing I could complain about was that there was no HOT water to feel the spa bath but it didn't stop me from using it lol.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 17 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5

Great location.

Really need three nights to thoroughly enjoy it. Would highly recommend for those looking for a beautiful, peaceful get away. Beautiful surrounds. Had an awesome couple of days. Will go back again! :)

Posted by on 18 Sep. 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A library, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at Secrets on the Lake. Free self parking is available.

  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Maroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast) (34.6 km / 21.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Secrets on the Lake offers 11 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with private hot tubs and fireplaces. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Accommodation at this 4-star cottage has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, a complimentary bathrobe, designer toiletries and a hairdryer. LCD televisions come with digital channels and DVD players. Additionally, rooms include a safe and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Private hot tub
  • In-room kitchenette
  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Secrets on the Lake has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM.
Guests arriving after 7 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Hotel Names

  • Secrets Lake House Montville
  • Secrets Lake Montville
  • Secrets Lake

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.