Every year, the RSL comes out with a jaw-dropping Golden Treasure that makes one lucky winner a multi-millionaire. This draw isn’t just about winning an entire apartment complex, although that in itself is pretty magical. Beyond a fantastic new home, the Golden Treasure offers a lifetime of freedom fueled by an annual income that makes working for someone else a thing of the past. You can earn a multiple six-figure salary by renting out four beautifully designed two-bedroom apartments, and live in the lap of luxury in the two penthouse floors at the top of the building.
The Bluebirds’ Rest is located in Palm Beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast, steps from the water and close to all the attractions of this world class destination. The vibrant hum of Surfer’s Paradise is a short drive away, but you’ll be insulated from the crowds in this scenic location that’s known for its relaxed atmosphere and exclusive beachfront properties. It’s the best of both worlds, with the peace you’ll appreciate within easy reach of all the famous shopping, dining and attractions you can enjoy at your leisure.
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The apartment complex was designed and built specifically for the RSL. If you’ve seen any of the other buildings they’ve given away in the past, you already know about the quality and unique features you can expect to find at the Bluebirds’ Rest. The project was only completed in September 2017, and is a showpiece for the latest in modern architecture and interior design. All of the angles are structured to maximize the scenic views and take advantage of the property’s proximity to the sand and surf. It’s simply a gorgeous place to live, and you won’t suffer from a shortage of prospective tenants either.
A Life of Leisure in Palm Beach
The stretch of beach that runs for almost 4 kilometres between Tallebudgera Creek and Currumbin Creek couldn’t be more different from its Floridian namesake. The small Gold Coast suburb has a population of around 13,000 lucky residents, who enjoy the pristine sands of a beach that has three times been voted the cleanest in the State. It straddles both sides of the Gold Coast Highway and has its fair share of boutique shops, restaurants and cafes. Unlike communities closer to the Gold Coast’s central business district, however, it has been spared the traffic and crowds that you’ll encounter just a few kilometres further up the coast.
The two creeks that define the area are much beloved by the locals. Tallebudgera Creek at the north end flows from a plateau at the base of Burleigh Mountain and winds its way for 25 kilometres to the sea. It’s known to be excellent for fishing, with bream, flathead, whiting and bull shark being the most common catches. The main creek branches off into a canal system whose banks are lined with exclusive houses and marinas.
Currumbin Creek to the south is approximately the same length, but has its source in the hinterland below Mount Cougal. This body of water is a popular place for rowers and kayakers, and the mouth of the creek is a great spot to take a swim without the fear of encountering a bull shark. As with all waterfront property in Palm Beach, the shores of the Currumbin canal are lined with spectacular homes.
In between the two creeks is the stretch of beach you’ll be seeing from your front terrace. No matter which floor you claim as your own, this beautiful piece of the Gold Coast will be your front yard.
The Excitement of the Gold Coast
If you’re the winner of the Golden Treasure draw, there may come a time when you’re ready to leave the opulence of your penthouse apartment to explore the excitement of the Gold Coast’s legendary sights. You won’t have far to go, because all of the famed attractions that draw millions of tourists to the area but are a short drive from your front door.
Some of the best and wildest theme parks in the southern hemisphere can be found within a few square kilometres of your new apartment building. Visit the Holoverse where cutting-edge technology immerses you in a world made entirely of light imagery in this amazing futuristic theme park. If you’d prefer a good old-fashioned adrenaline buzz, you’ll find it at Dreamworld on the Tower of Terror. Australia’s Sea World is always a popular choice for a day of communing with marine life, or there are several zoos and nature reserves if you’d rather get up close and personal with the country’s myriad native animals. Unlike the tourists, you won’t have to pick and choose because if you’re holding the winning ticket in the RSL Golden Treasure, you’ve got all the time in the world.
Then there’s the sports and outdoor escapades that are all the sweeter when you’re on a permanent day off. Golf to your heart’s content on dozens of different courses, with a new challenge around every bunker. Many greens are recognised internationally as world-class courses, designed by big name players and leaders in the business. Sanctuary Cove, Palm Meadows, Southport… they’ll all become part of your daily routine as you work your way through the best courses on the Coast. If you’d prefer to stick closer to the water, there’s no end of surfing, jet skiing, sail boarding, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, and anything else you want to do in the balmy waters of the Coral Sea.
The Golden Treasure is your ticket to endless days of Gold Coast magic.
The Bluebirds’ Rest
Before we go through a detailed description of the incredible features of this $4.1 Golden Treasure, you might want to know how the RSL chose the name for their custom-built apartment complex.
During the First World War, a group of twenty Australian nurses volunteered to go to France and treat the soldiers who had been wounded in battle. Because they were civilians, and had been recruited through the Red Cross Society, they didn’t receive any medals or veterans’ benefits when they came home. In order to commemorate their service, the RSL chose to name the Golden Treasure apartment building in their honour. It is hoped that this tribute will serve to acknowledge their selfless contribution to the war effort and provide a fitting memorial to their sacrifice.
Throughout the five apartments, the interior designers have included traces of blue that you’ll find in the throw pillows, bed spreads, lampshades and other accent pieces. The original Bluebirds were named for the colour of their uniforms, and this designer touch adds a purposeful whimsy to the dominant light décor.
An Opulent Penthouse
The crowning feature of the Bluebirds’ Rest is a magnificent penthouse spread over two floors of stylish and spacious living. This is a five-bedroom palatial home that gives you the benefit of a million- dollar view with none of the drawbacks you may associate with ordinary apartment living.
The first floor of the penthouse encompasses four bedrooms, each with access to an exterior balcony. The cozy living room in the centre opens fully onto an outside seating area, providing one seamless living space. The smallest of the four bedrooms has been converted to a casual study, but still has a functional wardrobe and can be used as a guest room if desired. The largest of the other three bedrooms is an alternative master bedroom to the one provided on the second level. It has a full walk-in robe, ensuite, and access to the main balcony.
Upstairs you’ll find an open plan living and dining area with sliding doors that open the entire wall to a beautiful al fresco and view of the ocean beyond. This is where you’ll find the preferred master bedroom with its ensuite and high ceilings, a beautifully appointed kitchen, and a fully equipped media room. There’s even an additional storage room at the top of the outside stairwell. In all, that’s five bedrooms, a media room, two living rooms, three bathrooms, two powder rooms and five separate balconies including the massive al fresco.
Not bad for a little getaway on the beach.
Features of the Penthouse Apartment
- 398 square metres of living space over two full floors
- Open plan kitchen, living, and dining area, leading seamlessly to an al fresco with panoramic ocean view
- Kitchen has an enclosed pantry, masses of counterspace and integrated, low profile appliances
- Entire second floor is bathed in natural light with full glass frontage and sides
- Master bedroom has a walk-in robe, ensuite, and towering ceilings
- Media room with private balcony
- Three first floor bedrooms, one with ensuite
- Lounge area on the first floor opens onto a balcony with stunning views of the beach
- First floor powder room and separate bath
- Two bedrooms have private balconies, and the master opens onto the main balcony with its ocean view
- Study, suitable for conversion to a fifth bedroom
- Second floor powder room
- Storage room, laundry, and linen closet
- Entire complex includes $304,661 in furnishings and appliances
- Designer palate of crisp white with accents of cobalt blue, yellow, and soft grey
- Natural timber accents on the furnishings, exquisite leather couches, and premium outdoor dining table with seating for six
- Communal pool with a landscaped garden, BBQ area and outdoor seating
- Secure parking for 10 resident vehicles and two exterior visitor spaces
- Lift access to every floor, including both penthouse levels
- Security features including intercom and swipe access
- Christmas tree and gifts for a value of $5,800, including a custom designed RSL surfboard
- Water rates and body corporate paid for 12 months, valued at $41,685
- Legal fees included, valued at $6,875
- Includes a $2,000 travel voucher
Four Luxury Apartments
Each of the four two-bedroom apartments at the Bluebirds’ Rest have been carefully crafted to accentuate the joys of beachside living. They all have the same roomy floor plan, plenty of natural light, but a slightly different balcony configuration. Apartments 1 and 2 have a full wrap-around terrace, while apartments 3 and 4 have a separate terrace and private balconies. All four apartments share the penthouse’s magnificent view of the ocean, with the skyline of Surfer’s Paradise on the northern horizon.
- Open plan design with spacious kitchen, living and dining room
- Dining room has ample room to seat six adults comfortably
- Low profile, high-end furnishings ensure an unobstructed view to the terrace and the ocean beyond
- All apartments feature the complex’s accent colours of cobalt blue, yellow, and soft grey
- Master bedroom has a full ensuite with superior fixtures and natural timber accents
- Both master bedroom and living area open onto a large al fresco with ocean view
- Second bedroom accesses the terrace (apt 1 and 2) or private balcony (apt 3 and 4)
- Full bathroom and separate laundry
- Residents have access to communal pool, BBQ area and gardens
- Secure parking for residents and space for guests
Write Down These Dates
If you want to be unwrapping that custom RSL surfboard on Christmas morning, you need to ensure you purchase your tickets for the Golden Treasure before they’re all gone. There’s no question that RSL draw #351 is going to sell out, and tickets are already disappearing very quickly.
The RSL Art Union Prize Home Lottery Draw 351 (the Golden Treasure) closes at 8pm AEST on Saturday December 16th, 2017.
The draw will take place at 10am AEST on Friday December 22nd, 2017 at ANZAC HOUSE, 283 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006. This spectacle only happens once a year, and members of the public are cordially invited to attend. Come and watch the excitement for yourself, and don’t forget to bring along the ticket that could change your life forever.
Winners will be notified by registered mail and public notices will be placed in the “Courier Mail” and the “Australian” following the draw. Winners will also be posted right here on this site once the lucky winner is announced.
Come to Palm Beach and Take in the Penthouse View
The Golden Treasure apartment complex at Palm Beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast is now open for public viewing. You’ll find the Bluebirds’ Rest at 3 Third Avenue, Palm Beach, QLD 4221. Drop by anytime between 9am and 5 pm, on any day of the week, until the draw closes on December 16th. You can check out the view, admire the furnishings, and give those packages under the tree a shake.
Plan to spend the day and explore what could soon be your new community. Walk the shore or take a seat at a local café and soak in the beach lifestyle. If you want to venture further afield, there are natural wonders waiting in the rainforests of the hinterland and a host of things to do from Surfer’s Paradise to Coolangatta. Come to think of it, you may want to stay for the weekend.
Set for Life
Winning the Golden Treasure provides financial security for the rest of your life. It represents not only a new home, but a whole new lifestyle that gives you the absolute freedom to choose how you want to spend your money – and your time.
If you maintain complete ownership of the building and rent out all five apartments, you can easily stand to earn over $200,000 a year. That’s enough to pay off your mortgage, travel, purchase a new vehicle, or live any way you please without worrying about debt or the need to build a retirement fund. You also maintain about $3,750,000 in equity that will only grow over time. You can always move into the penthouse when you retire, or simply continue to rent it out at a healthy $72,000+ a year.
Living in the penthouse and renting the other four apartments nets you about $136,000 per annum. You get to live on the beach, in a luxurious home, and still have plenty of money to do all the other things you’ve been dreaming about. If you want a little more income, think about living in an apartment and renting the penthouse. That should bring in a total of around $175,000.
If you want to combine investing with a chunk of ready cash, there’s the option of selling one or more of the apartments outright. Each one is worth between $600,000 and $680,000 depending on the view and their location within the complex. There’s lots of different combinations that will enable you to craft the right balance of ownership and sales to meet your particular needs.
Of course, you could always sell up altogether and do something amazing with a $4 million-dollar windfall. The beauty of the Golden Treasure is that no matter how much or how little you choose to rent, sell, or occupy, you’re sure to be set for life.
There’s a Run on Tickets, So Get Yours Now
Christmas lotteries are always popular, but never more so than when they offer a spectacular first prize package like this year’s RSL Golden Treasure. These tickets won’t be available for long, so make sure to purchase your books while you still can.
Buying ticket books gives you more chances to become a multi-millionaire. Beginning with a $30 book, you’ll start receiving free tickets with your purchase, and every ticket is another chance at walking away with the Golden Treasure. In addition, ticket book holders can win valuable gold bullion if they’re holding the winning number on December 22nd. As little as $30 can net you $50,000 in play money while you’re waiting for your new tenants to move in.
|$150 Book||21 Chances to Win (6 bonus tickets valued at $60)||$135,000 Gold Bullion|
|$100 Book||14 Chances to Win (4 bonus tickets valued at $40)||$100,000 Gold Bullion|
|$80 Book||11 Chances to Win (3 bonus tickets valued at $30)||$90,000 Gold Bullion|
|$50 Book||7 Chances to Win (2 bonus tickets valued at $20)||$80,000 Gold Bullion|
|$30 Book||4 chances to Win (1 bonus tickets valued at $10)||$50,000 Gold Bullion|
|$20 Book||2 Chances to Win|
The $50 Book is the most popular package. It gives you 7 chances of winning with 2 bonus tickets and if you are holding the winning ticket, you also receive an additional $80,000 in gold bullion.
The RSL Couldn’t Do It Without You
Christmas is a time when we reflect on our good fortune and enjoy the company of those we hold dearest. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of great sorrow and difficulty for many of Australia’s returned servicemen and women. After making unimaginable sacrifices to defend our country, many return home needing extra support to cope with battle-related physical, mental and financial stressors. Some don’t come home at all.
The RSL Art Union is part of providing that support. The RSL can help with crisis accommodation, welfare services, and extend financial assistance to those in need. It’s also a powerful advocate, defending the rights of those who may have difficulties in speaking up for themselves. Beyond caring directly for ex-servicemen and women, the RSL also works with their families and dependents. Their mission is to assist wherever they can with the transition to civilian life, which includes promoting services like personal counselling and the establishment of peer networks.
Funds raise through the RSL Art Union help over 3,000 veterans a year with their medical, pension and income claims. They’ve funded over 8,000 home and hospital visits in that time, and assisted over 200 veterans with their Tribunal cases and appeals. Your contribution has also helped bereaved families, and paid for funeral services for veterans who have passed away without loved-ones. By purchasing RSL Art Union home lottery tickets, you’ve helped to keep the memory of noble service alive, while providing concrete assistance to modern veterans in need.
We wish you all the best in the draw for the Golden Treasure, and hope that your Christmas includes that custom RSL surfboard. You can feel good about knowing that your purchase is funding a vital cause as you look forward to a life of financial freedom and endless fun on the Gold Coast.