Ever dreamed of escaping to the beach without having to leave the modern comforts of home behind?
Well, this original ’70s renovated beach house on George Bass Drive, Lilli Pilli, situated within a stone’s throw of the water, might be just what you’re after.
Blackshaw Coastal real estate agent Pat Jameson says these kinds of homes rarely come to market, especially in such a prestigious location.
“The home is a classic example of an escape to the coast. It’s perfect for relaxing and offers those traditional causal vibes that we have to come to associate with leaving the city and country behind,” Pat says.
In many ways, this home is reminiscent of the long days of childhood summers and there is a light and airy Scandinavian feel throughout.
However, it’s most definitely been updated with a modern twist. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the home with light but it’s offset by dark timber and the cool black kitchen fit-out.
Situated on half an acre of land, you’ll feel very much like you’re in your own private escape.
Your backyard offers direct access to one of the South Coast’s most exclusive beaches so those memories can continue to be made – whether that’s surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing, swimming or just building sandcastles.
Once you get home, wash off the sand in your own outdoor shower, before spending evenings on one of your decks – perfect for relaxing and watching the steady beating of the surf.
“For those of us who just want to curl up with a book and glass of wine in hand and watch the children play, this home offers multiple spaces to do this in both summer and winter,” Pat added.
The home is truly an entertainer’s paradise, and the lower, larger deck’s awnings can be lowered for protection from the elements, or to keep the cold out.
It’s difficult to see why you’d ever want to go indoors, until you note the seamless flow from outdoors to indoors to the upstairs open plan living area. This boasts a centralised combustion fireplace – just perfect for long winter days spent curled up in your own safe haven.
If cooking is your thing, this kitchen will not disappoint. It’s modern, large and sleek, and filled with light.
Upstairs also has the master suite and two-way bathroom. White walls keep the bedrooms light and bright, and plantation shutters perfectly suit the property’s coastal location.
From this elevated level, you’re offered tantalising glimpses of the ocean.
Downstairs is accessed by floating stairs, and it has three additional bedrooms, a second bathroom, a laundry and reading room, and the larger deck.
According to real estate agent Pat, the home would be perfectly suited to a family that would ordinarily make overseas trips but are currently unable to do so.
“Many people would normally be looking forward to travelling overseas, but as that is not an option, why not make a change and find your own coastal retreat in Australia?”
It’s also one of the Bay’s most popular holiday rentals with an income of $114,000 to date this financial year, so if you’re not ready for the full-time move to the Coast, it does offer great business potential.
According to Pat, the home has traditionally rented very well and is very popular with families as it can sleep up to 11 guests.