A move-in-ready off-grid Great Barrier Reef island with beach house, pool and caretaker’s cottage has aroused the interest of about 50 buyers, with three weeks to go for sales offers.
The 3.14 hectare Victor Island – located 1km off the coast of Mackay with coral reefs, sandy beaches and a fully furnished four bedroom, two bathroom beach house – was listed for sale via an expressions of interest campaign by Colliers and PRD Real Estate Mackay.
Colliers Queensland managing director in Cairns Stacey Quaid said “this is a very rare opportunity to secure an exclusive private island in the Whitsunday’s under a recently commenced 25 year Queensland Government lease”.
She said “there has been significant interest in the island with about 50 enquiries to date, and more each day”.
“The interest has varied from locals looking to live there to interstate lifestyle buyers looking for a stunning holiday location in the Whitsunday’s.”
“The key attributes for potential buyers is the proximity to the coast, being only a 10 minute boat trip and the unspoilt nature of the island, with the opportunity to either leave it as is, or upgrade down the track.”
PRD Real Estate Mackay managing director Greg Chappell said the island also has a sparkling pool, caretakers cottage and work shed, and is accessible by boat or helicopter.
“The house offers postcard views over the landscaped gardens and Coral Sea,” he said.
“The residence offers spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area overlooking the expansive outdoor entertaining space.”
“Recently refurbished, the layout of the home has been thoughtfully designed to offer a sense of space for its guests while still being able to embrace the stunning blue water views and surrounds of the island”.
The island is 10 minutes by boat from Hay Point Marina on the mainland and about 12 minutes by helicopter from Mackay Airport.
Mr Chappell said the island was a “perfect balance” between seclusion and accessibility.
“The island has the capacity to be predominantly self-sufficient with the ability to harvest rain water and solar power systems to supply electricity.”
“The quaint, private island is nestled within the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and is part of the 74 islands that make up the iconic Whitsundays.”
The EOI campaign closes 4pm on June 15.
Article source: www.realestate.com.au