Daydreaming of your own slice of paradise

HERE’s two of the most delicious North Queensland properties, you will ever see where you can almost taste the cocktails and feel the sand between your toes.

Ray White Port Douglas principal Mark Flinn lives the dream in paradise every day.

Right now he’s marketing two absolute stunners. Check out 15 Oak St, Oak Beach.

With a price guide of $2.2M, this coconut palm fringed tropical haven is just 10 minutes from Port Douglas and the best incoming producing rentals he’s ever seen, according to our man on the ground, Mark Flinn.

The three bedroom home, called Ocean’s Edge, was booked out more than 250 nights last year with a gross return of $170,000.  

Mr Flinn said this house was the best incoming earning holiday property he’d seen in his 17 years of selling in the area.

“It shows you how popular it is from the high return. This also indicates that it is a well loved beachfront home that is perfect,” Mr Flinn said.

“The other good thing with the house is that the first floor and wet edge pool are elevated so you get better views of the ocean from throughout the living and entertaining and pool area.”

Oceans Edge is a beachfront masterpiece for permanent living or the perfect North Queensland holiday home/investment property.

Oceans Edge is one of only a handful of absolute beachfront properties along this sandy stretch of the Coral Sea.

The property has been owned by Sydney-based Sioned Rees Thomas for the last 10 years.

Ms Rees Thomas is the founder and managing director of Boutique Retreats, a company that rents unique properties in extraordinary locations.

“Oceans Edge Retreat in Oak Beach has unquestionably been my most loved rental property in Australia,” she said.

“The extraordinary absolute beachfront location has ensured this premium property has been in very high demand by Australian and international  guests, with many repeat clients. It was also a favourite Boutique Retreat for us to spend our personal time in too.”

Ms Rees Thomas said she was increasingly spending time in Europe and South Africa on business so the time was right to sell now.

“We no longer get to enjoy the delights of Far North Queensland and the privacy of Oak Beach as much as we have previously.”

And if that’s not enough, take the time to drool over Lot 7, East Bedarra, Bedarra Island

This house truly is the ultimate private island getaway and is on the market with a price guide of $2M+.

If you are island dreaming of a place where you can unwind, unplug and disappear on palm fringed beaches with soft white sand, crystal blue water and your own private luxury home. Then here it is, Bedarra Island Villa.

The idyllic Bedarra Island on the world famous Great Barrier Reef is wonderful for couples and families and just a short boat ride from Mission Beach.

Mark Flinn said Lot 7 East Bedarra, Bedarra Island was the ultimate private beach overlooking the most spectacular Doorila Bay.

“Set on three pavilions on the beach it has views of the Family islands and beyond,” Mr Flinn said.

“This home and its beach rivals all others in what it offers.”

The property has been owned for 20 years by Terry Kaljo’s family company.

Ms Kaljo is the CEO of Contemporary Hotels, a pioneer in Australia’s luxury accommodation industry.

Contemporary Hotels is a leader in supplying luxury accommodation in premium locations across Australia and overseas to discerning travellers, and the Bedarra property has been one of its most beautiful and popular destinations.

“Our family company added the property 20 years ago and its latest renovation, if I may boast, is spectacular. It was designed by top Australian architect Robert Davidov of Davidov Partners and no expense was spared,” Ms Kaljo said.
“The property is one of the most special in the Contemporary Hotels portfolio, seeing is believing.We’ve had lots of wonderful family holidays there over the years, but my children are adults now with busy lives and careers and we are not using the home as we use to anymore. So time to let it go.

“We would love to represent the home under our ‘Contemporary Hotels’ umbrella for the new purchases if they would like us to – it truly is a unique and special place.” Ms Kaljo said.

Ms Kaljo, has travelled extensively and said today there was nothing better than to find paradise here in the safety of Australia.

“To be able to spend time in a tropical paradise in our own country is easy, safe, economical and awesome,” she said.

“This incredible location is on par with some of the best island destinations globally and it is right here in our backyard.” Ms Kaljo said.

Famous painter Noel Wood, owned and lived on this property. He built the artists’ retreat, which has gin and cognac bottles set into a decorative wall which he created and is a great design statement.

The three pavilions of the Villa have four bedrooms, which have been featured in many photo shoots including Vogue Living and many prominent international magazines.