There’s a very special home waiting for the lucky winner of the Endeavour Home Lottery’s Draw #411. We guarantee you’ve never seen anything quite like it, and may have to wait a very long time before something this unique comes around again. The property lies at the base of Mount Ninderry on the Sunshine Coast, minutes from Coolum beach. This isn’t just a house. It’s a sprawling complex set on 1.75 hectares of hinterland, a home that embraces the lush tropical foliage on all sides. Every feature invites you to relax and enjoy the comfort, beauty and amenities of this spectacular retreat.
The first prize in draw #411 is characterised as a “pavilion home” because it capitalizes on a segmented design that separates the discreet living areas. The guest pavilion, games room, and recreation room are all housed in their own pavilions, similar to the lay-out of a luxury resort. The main building flanks the full-sized lap pool on two sides, separated from the water by both an outdoor dining room and roomy patio. No matter where you decide to put up the tree, this is where you’ll want to spend Christmas.
The entire length of the Sunshine Coast is only about 60 kilometres, but it boasts some of the most desirable real estate in Australia. The Coast stretches from Caloundra in the south to the Great Sandy National Park near Noosa Heads, and the broad area is divided into four regions. Each of them welcome thousands of visitors every year who come for the sun, surf, shopping, unspoiled wilderness, and abundance of entertainment venues.
Beginning in the north, Noosa Heads is a world-class holiday destination. The beaches are pristine, safe, and uncrowded. Hastings Street runs alongside the beach and is filled with boutique shops, gourmet dining and local markets. The town is bordered by the Noosa River and the Noosa National Park, where you’ll find a wide array of native wildlife. The prize home is located in the hinterland at the south end of this first section, an eleven-minute drive from Coolum Beach and only twenty minutes from the Sunshine Coast airport in Marcoola.
The stretch from Marcoola to Mooloolaba is a paradise for sportsmen, golfers, and surfers. The waterfront walking track will take you through the heart of the coast, with an endless number of things to do along the way. Diving, snorkeling, sailing, whale watching, swimming and surfing – anything you can think of that involves getting in, on or over the crystal waters of the Coral Sea.
Heading down to Pelican Waters, you’ll find some of the most tranquil shores on the coast, basking under the protection of Bribie Island’s sheltering presence. Golden Beach, in particular, is a favourite among families and keeps the little ones away from the potential dangers of the surf beaches. There’s a walking path to Golden Beach that starts in the centre of Caloundra and hosts a number of shaded BBQ areas and playgrounds.
Finally, there’s the hinterland – your new home. Miles of natural beauty, stunning views, rainforests and wildlife. The Glasshouse Mountains hold pride of place in the hinterland, comprised of thirteen volcanic peaks that rise dramatically from the floor of the coastal plain. They’re preserved within a National Park, one of seven on the Sunshine Coast. All protect the native flora and fauna of this treasured environment, and give visitors a chance to experience the unspoiled splendour of the Australian bush.
If you’re holding the lucky winning ticket on December 22, all of this will be in your own backyard.
The Sunshine Coast has a relaxed and laid-back vibe that draws visitors from around the globe. Many come to lie on the beach and soak in Australia’s famous rays, dividing their precious holiday time between the ocean and the world-famous tourist attractions. That means there’s always plenty to do, and no need to miss out, if you’re lucky enough to call this part of the world home.
If you’re a golfer, you’ll never run out of new challenges with over two dozen top courses to choose from. Bribie Island may not technically be part of the Sunshine Coast, but it’s just over the bridge from Caloundra and has been ranked as the best course in Queensland. The Pelican Waters course near Golden Beach was designed by Greg Norman, ranking it among the best courses in the world. Over at Twin Waters, you’ll find a par 72 designed by Peter Thomson and internationally recognized among the top ten in the country. And that’s just a taste.
If you’ve got some kids in your life, or just like the adrenaline rush of a coaster ride, you’ll find something for all ages in the region’s many theme parks. The Ginger Factory is minutes from your door, an attraction that’s won multiple awards for its tours, sweet products, and rides. Check out the thrills at Aussie World, stop off for a drink at the Ettamogah pub, or commune with the animals at Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo. There’s mazes, markets and magic, all the way up and down the coast.
Get in touch with your inner adventurer and try something new on the Sunshine Coast. Sky diving, ocean kayaking, scuba diving, kite boarding, jet skiing – all are available within a few kilometres of the first prize retreat in draw #411. And if none of that catches your fancy, there’s always the chance to tour and sample the region’s many award-winning wineries. Who says you need to break a sweat to have an adventure?
The prize home in the Endeavour Home Lotter draw #411 is nestled in the hinterland at the base of Mount Ninderry. It’s quite a hike to the top, but if you make the effort, you’ll be treated to some spectacular views of the coast and the Glasshouse Mountains on the far horizon. And somewhere at your feet lies one of the most unique and breathtaking homes ever to be offered in a home lottery.
The pavilion residence is imbued with a zen-like calm that owes as much to its location as to its design. The home is surrounded by trees and bush, an oasis in the midst of a sub-tropical wonderland. As you enter the property through a gate bordered by two decorative pavilions, you’ll be stepping into a world of quiet splendour and understated luxury.
The entryway leads into an elevated lounge, dining room and kitchen with a wall of natural light looking over the trees. What you won’t see are any neighbours. A short flight of stairs brings you to a media room and two sizeable bedrooms that share a full bath. Another short flight descends to the master bedroom with it’s semi-exterior ensuite that allows you to bathe beneath the starts in total privacy. You’ll soon appreciate how the compartmentalization of the living spaces enhances the overall feel of seclusion, space, and privacy.
Outside, you’ll be treated to a full-length lap pool bordered on one side by a large patio and on the other by an oversized alfresco. The exterior dining room comes complete with a kitchenette, professional-grade BBQ and fridge. There’s also plenty of outdoor seating around the pool and cozy fire pit.
At the end of the pool, there’s a wonderful pavilion that encloses a relaxation room for quiet reading or meditation. Go ahead, take the time to relax and contemplate your good fortune. There’s also a separate guest pavilion close by, with a full private bath. Your guests will feel like they’re staying in a luxury resort, steps from the pool in their own self-contained suite.
And just so that the kids don’t feel like the adults are having all the fun, they have their own cubby house with a spongy floor and chalk board walls to draw on. Meanwhile, the big kids are going to be hanging out in the garage. Behind the two-vehicle parking is a games room that would put Elvis to shame. Air hockey, pool, a jukebox, a dart board, and a genuine pin-ball machine. There’s even a bar table and stools where you can perch to watch the action. Through a final archway you’ll find a huge television, comfortable seating, fridge, bar and a kitchenette. The perfect place to watch the footy. And most importantly, the games room come with its own bathroom. Yes, it’s the ultimate man-cave.
If you close your eyes and try to imagine a house that has it all, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with anything more impressive that this spectacular prize home. There’s space for everyone, privacy for your guests, and toys galore. And all of it is in a setting that soothes, refreshes and invites you to slow down and enjoy the finer things in life – all of which happen to be included in this once-in-a-lifetime offering.
Here’s a list of the many features, attractions and amenities of the $1.2 million home in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.
You’re not going to want to wait too long before purchasing your tickets as draw #411 is going to sell out very quickly. Make sure that you buy your tickets on or before 20 November 2017 to be entered into the early bird draw. You could win $5,000 to put towards your Christmas shopping, so be sure you don’t miss out on this added bonus.
The Endeavour Foundation Lottery Draw 411 will close at 7:00 pm AEST on Monday 18 December 2017.
To be automatically entered into the early bird draw for $5,000, you must purchase your tickets on or before 20 November 2017.
The draw will take place at 11:00 am AEST on 22 December 2017. Draw #411 will be held at the Endeavour Foundation, 33 Corporate Ave., Cannon Hill, Queensland. This is going to be a very exciting draw and members of the public are welcome to attend. We encourage you to come and see the action for yourself if you’re in the Brisbane area.
All winners will be notified of their prize by telephone and registered post. The winner’s initials and geographic location will also be published in the Courier Mail on 23 December 2017. Winners also have the right to ask that their initials remain anonymous. We will make the results if the draw available on this website after the draw on 22 December 2017.
The prize home in draw #411 is now open for public inspection and you can take a tour to marvel at its one-of-a-kind design. The home is located at 16 Warrener Place, Maroochy River QLD 4561. Come anytime between 10am and 5pm, seven days a week, right up until the close of the draw on December 18th.
The home is located about an hour and a half from the centre of Brisbane. Just follow the M1 north, heading in the direction of the Sunshine Coast. Take exit 215 to the Yandina Coolum road. After the roundabouts, you’ll be turning left onto Wants Road and then right onto Warrener place. There’s lots of signage so you won’t have any trouble finding the right spot.
Make sure to spend the day and explore the neighbourhood. Head for the beach, or take a hike up Mount Ninderry. After all, this could be your future home and there’s no time like the present to get familiar with a whole new lifestyle.
Home lottery draws this close to Christmas are always extremely popular, and the tickets for the Endeavour Home Lottery draw #411 are getting bought up quickly. That’s not surprising given the quality, distinction and value of the first prize package.
Purchasing multiple-tickets increases your chances of winning the hinterland pavilion home in two different ways. First of all, more tickets just mean more chances, plain and simple. But with the Endeavour Home Lottery, you start to get free tickets (and more chances) after purchasing as little as 4 tickets. The number of free tickets goes up the more you buy, with ten tickets giving you fifteen chances to win. Just make sure to make your purchases on or before November 20th to be automatically entered to win the $5,000 early bird prize. Don’t wait too long because this draw is going to sell out fast.
|Number of Prize Home Tickets||Price||Free Tickets|
|Buy 1 ticket||$10|
|Buy 2 tickets||$20|
|Buy 4 tickets||$30||Get 1 Ticket Free|
|Buy 10 tickets||$50||Get 5 Tickets Free|
|Buy 14 tickets||$60||Get 8 Tickets Free|
|Buy 30 tickets||$100||Get 20 Tickets Free|
It’s hard to imagine not packing your bags and heading to the coast if you’re the winner of this gorgeous home. With the keys in your pocket, you’ll be all set to enjoy the tranquil comfort of your luxurious retreat. If you park your car in the garage, you may not get any further than the games room where the pin-ball machine will be calling enticingly from the corner and the fridge is stocked with beverages. If you can tear yourself away from the toys, there’s a BBQ waiting to be fired up and a sparkling pool that’s begging for company. It’s going to take you a week just to test out all the electronics that are included in your $1.2 million windfall.
But you may have many good reasons for waiting awhile before jumping into the Sunshine Coast lifestyle. Work or family commitments might keep you where you are for the time being, but this home is still going to make you very happy. It’s estimated that renting it out fully furnished will net you an additional income of $67,600 per annum. That’s a very healthy second income to fund your travel plans, pay off existing debts, or just have the freedom to live large without worrying about where the money will come from. Even if you decide to keep some of the toys and furnishings for yourself, the unfurnished home will still bring in roughly $52,000 a year. You can always settle in at a future date and enjoy the fruits of your winnings in the meantime.
Of course, selling the home immediately is also an option. The value of the land and property alone is over $1.1 million. Finding a buyer will make you an instant millionaire and free you to enjoy whatever lifestyle you please. Travel, pay off your mortgage, buy a boat or caravan, pick out a new car… or all of the above. Your future will only be limited by the breadth of your dreams.
As a final consideration, selling the property a few years from now is sure to increase the overall value of your winnings. As property prices climb, so too will your investment. The bottom line is that owning a valuable home on the Sunshine Coast ensures your prosperous retirement, regardless of whether you sell today or many years from now.
The Endeavour Foundation has been helping people with a disability live full and active lives for almost 70 years. With the help of 1200+ volunteers, the Foundation supports over 4,000 Australians with housing, employment and life skills. The Endeavour Home Lottery has been raising funds for the Foundation’s work for over 40 years, much of which is only made possible by your generous support.
The “At Home with Choices” program is primarily funded by the proceeds of lottery ticket sales. The project builds new homes for people with a disability and helps them integrate more fully into the community. The homes are specially designed with assisted living features that allow the residents to live independently in their own home.
The Endeavour Foundation also provides employment opportunities throughout Queensland and parts of New South Wales and Victoria, ensuring a supportive environment where people with a disability can expand both their work-based and personal life skills. It’s a wonderful cause, and we thank you very much for your ongoing support.
Best of luck in Draw #411, and we certainly hope your Christmas includes a stunning new pavilion retreat in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.
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