Secrets on the Lake in Montville Queensland
Secrets on the Lake Treehouses & Cabins Montville Sunshine Coast Hinterland Queensland Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Aldy & George Johnston

Guestrooms: 10 separate treehouses and The Whistle Stop Cabin.

Address: Secrets on the Lake, 207 Narrows Road, Montville, Queensland 4560 Australia

Telephone: (07) 54785888

Fax: (07) 54785166

Activities/Attractions: Montville was first settled in 1887 and is today known by some as the "Creative Heart of the Sunshine Coast". This charming village is home to a range of quality art galleries that exhibit, and sometimes produce, works of great interest to all art lovers. Shoppers also love the many craft shops, fashion boutiques and gift shops that exhibit a staggering range of affordable, locally made items.

Close to Montville is the Kondalilla National Park. Kondalilla is aboriginal for 'rushing waters' and is home to scenic walks and spectacular waterfalls. It is ideal for a picnic, a swim, or just to escape into the cool rainforest.

Whether you are here for a Montville family holiday or a romantic getaway for two, from the moment you arrive at Secrets, park your car and enter the reception, you begin to experience the luxury and attention to detail that has become our trademark. Before long you will feel the cares of our modern world slipping effortlessly away.

Not only does Secrets on the Lake provide the premium of treehouse Montville accommodation, it has direct access to Lake Baroon and the Great Walk of the Sunshine Coast. In the unlikely event that you would want to tear yourself or your family away from your Montville country cabin and this sensuous environment, you will find plenty to do in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland area.


"This is our second visit to "Secrets". This place has to be the ultimate getaway for a quiet weekend with someone special. The cabins are as close to perfect as one could require with themed carvings (all by local carvers), leadlight windows and luxurious decor for each. The attention to detail is truly astounding. Aldy and George, the proprietors, have managed to site each cabin so that you are unaware of anyone else on the property, ensuring that each cabin has total privacy whilst still giving wonderful views of the lake. The complimentary champagne breakfast basket has more than enough food for 2 breakfasts which you can make at your leisure with delicious hot croissants or muffins delivered in a velvet bag (themed for each cabin) each morning. Also available are barbecue baskets which can be cooked on your verandah barbecue when you're ready to do so. Montville is a quiet country village so don't go expecting an exciting nightlife. However, the coastal strip at Mooloolaba will provide that if really necessary. This is a place to take time out, "smell the roses" so to speak and enjoy a quiet life."


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Our creatively themed treehouse cabins provide a range of accommodation styles, each exquisitely decorated and carefully constructed to preserve the pristine rainforest environment, allowing you an intimate and luxurious interaction with the rainforest, its inhabitants, and each other.

General Information: Welcome to Secrets on the Lake Treehouses and Cabins ... nestled on the shores of peaceful Lake Baroon in Queensland's Sunshine Coast hinterland, offering you the very best in intimate accommodation at Montville - ideal for your honeymoon hideaway, romantic weekend getaway, midweek mini break, short break or getaway from it all 'parents escape'.

This premier Queensland romantic getaway, just north of Brisbane, features hand-carved, elevated wooden walkways that lead you through the rainforest treetops to 10 individually themed treehouses offering total privacy, superb attention to detail and a completely unique world-class experience. Each Montville treehouse retreat features:

  • carved cedar furniture
  • luxury double showers
  • kitchen facilities
  • special home baked treats
  • toasty log fires
  • stained glass windows
  • blown glass lamps and pottery work
  • sunken double spas
  • reverse cycle A/C
  • TV, DVD, CD
  • your own private balcony with BBQ

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars).

From $195/night

All stays, apart from standard Whistle Stop stays, include a complimentary welcome basket with champagne, breakfast foods and home baking. Home baked muffins or croissants are delivered piping hot each morning.

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"On a recent trip to Australia that was mostly spent on the beaches and islands we wanted something inland that was going to be truly Australian and a little different we booked a night at Secrets on the Lake (formerly Treetops Cabins on the Lake). When we arrived at Secrets on the Lake we were greeted by a very friendly host who got us our champagne breakfast baskets and showed us to our cabin. There were about 12 cabins of different sizes all connected by a high wooden walkway. As you walk over at night time you can hear nightlife animals scattering about in the underbrush. All the cabins have a theme and have hand carved unusual wooden features throughout. The cabin we had (2 couples) was the Wait A While cabin that had a an elevated loft style second bedroom looking out over the lounge area and rainforest. Love the front door! There was also a spacious spa bath with gorgeous shutters that opened straight out onto the rainforest. The balcony has a breathtaking view over the lake and at night the resident a possum came onto our balcony and took fruit straight out of our hands. In the morning we were greeted by a very friendly baby magpie that we also hand fed. Although we didn't, you could take the canoes out on the lake. The reception also has books, CDs and a billiards table. A great place to stay with easy access to all the beaches of the Sunshine Coast and famous Eumundi markets."