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North Qld sale sets new region record, eclipses some coast mega mansions

Updated: 7 days ago

A waterfront villa with access to a private beach has set a new property record for the Whitsundays, and eclipsed prices for some Queensland mega mansions.


Villa De La Mer at Airlie Beach has sold for “close to” its asking price of $15 million, with the contract due to settle on Friday.


It surpasses the previous record of $14 million set by Mandalay House, also at Airlie Beach, in 2017, and the second highest sale of $13 million for Aqua next door, which sold in 2018, according to property records.



Selling agents Wayne Singleton and Lynn Milsom of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty said the property had attracted around eight offers over its 16 month campaign.


“It is a new record for Airlie Beach, for the Whitsundays, even Hamilton Island,” Mr Singleton said, adding that The Beacons attracted an average of 170 views a day online.


He said the first offer came early in the campaign and was “knocking in the 10s (million)”, before further offers came in around $12.5 million. “But the owner held firm,” he said.

“Then the latest offer came in and it is now under contract.”


The Beacons was owned by a local developer who used local contractors to build the stunning residence, which was completed in 2012. It has now been purchased by a farming family from rural NSW, who it is understood will use it as a holiday home, at least in the short term.


The three-storey property boasts four bedrooms, five bathrooms and space for four vehicles, and sits on a 800sq m absolute beachfront block with a private 30m, multi-hull marina berth.


The ground floor is entered via electric gates, and has covered multi-car parking, a self-contained apartment with its own kitchenette, lounge, master bedroom and en-suite, all with stunning views.

Also on this level is a centrepiece atrium, an Italian-designed lift and two features stairwells, a multi-purpose work area, wine cellar, bar, a basement wet kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher, sink and cool room, a rumpus room, commercial laundry, bathroom and utility room.


The first floor is where you will find the huge open plan kitchen, dining and living area, bi-fold doors that open to the lush gardens, pool and views over the Whitsundays, outdoor pavilions with BBQ, fridges and cabinetry, two secluded and bedroom pavilions overlooking the marina, a library and office and a private gate to the beach.


Source ... Samantha Healy, 25 June 2024


Here is a view of our home in Chesapeake Estate taken from the homes at The Beacons


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