Winning one luxurious villa on the Gold Coast is probably most people’s idea of a dream come true, but the latest offering from the RSL Art Union Prize Home Lottery doubles the thrill. This time, they’re offering two incredible homes in one massive first prize package that’s worth over $3.7 million. The two homes are situated right on Bilinga Beach at the southern tip of the Gold Coast, with nothing to block the glorious view of the ocean from the upper floors.
Both homes come fully equipped with a fabulous design package that makes each a veritable showcase. You’ll also love the physical layout of all three levels which feature large bedrooms with plenty of privacy for both your family members and guests. They’re spread throughout the residence and all have easy access to a bathroom or ensuite. There are also lots of options for transforming any of the five bedrooms into additional living areas, including a private master retreat on the third level. You can create exactly the right configuration to suit your needs with so many beautifully appointed rooms.
Best of all, you’ll be living right at the beach. Just cross the road, take a few steps through a verdant fringe of natural shrubbery, and your toes will be in the sand. Imagine waking up each morning to the sound of the surf and seeing nothing but a vast expanse of blue ocean in front of you. If you’ve always wanted a home on the Gold Coast, you could soon be walking away with two of them.
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This is a draw you’ll absolutely want to get in on because the chance to double-up on your winnings is simply too good to miss. It’s like winning twice over, with the chance to both move into a luxurious beachfront home and bank over a million dollars by selling its twin. Think of the possibilities!
Living on Bilinga Beach
Bilinga lies at the southerly end of the Gold Coast, right alongside the border with New South Wales. That’s just over an hour from Brisbane and about half that to the excitement of Surfer’s Paradise. The town began as a dot on the Nerang Tweed Railway line about 100 years ago and developed into a thriving community with the construction of the coastal road. Bilinga Beach became a popular place to swim and has had a Surf Lifesaving Club since 1938. The beach continues to be patrolled during the summer and because it faces north, the surf conditions are smaller and safer than some of its neighbours up the coast. If you ever tire of the dunes at your front door, Kirra beach is minutes away.
About 1,700 lucky people live in Bilinga, making it a relaxed and friendly community of beach-lovers. It’s a great place for families, with all the amenities you’ll ever need close to your new home. As this is also the home of the Gold Coast Airport, it’s a jumping off spot for thousands of visitors who flock to the Gold Coast every year. Most are heading north to Surfer’s Paradise and the various attractions along the way, but don’t be surprised to hear a dozen different languages being spoken on the beach by awestruck tourists. A great place to visit, but an even better place to live.
Once you’re living in Bilinga, you can take your time exploring all the natural wonders of the area. If you want to head inland for the day, Springbrook National Park is sure to become a favourite destination. It spans the McPherson Range and is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia that are UNESCO World Heritage listed. That’s where you’ll find a diverse array of natural flora, possums, sugar gliders and koalas. It’s also a haven for birds and you’ll definitely want to invest some of your winnings in a good pair of binoculars. They’ll also come in handy for spotting the marine life from your front balcony, not to mention catching all the action on the beach.
Your new twin homes are roughly mid way between Currumbin and Coolangatta. From nearby Snapper Rocks you’ll be able to see all the way up the coast to Surfer’s Paradise and can test your skills on the Superbank that challenges even the most proficient riders. With a beach in your own front yard, however, it may take you awhile to get out and explore all the other world-famous tracts of sand that stretch north for over 60 kilometres. Then there’s the southern trek, across the Tweed River to New South Wales and the beaches of Wommin Bay. No matter which road you take, you’ll be surrounded by the sea, sand and hinterland that make this part of the world unlike any other.
The Gold Coast is where people from across the country and all parts of the world come to play, relax, and enjoy the sunshine. You’ll have a seemingly endless choice of golf courses within easy reach, along with every other land and water sport imaginable. The area’s also full of amusement parks, theatres, entertainment venues and nature preserves. In the evenings, you can tour the night markets, catch a show, or enjoy an endless series of special events that seem to come around every month of the year. Whether you like watching people, animals or sunsets, you’ll get an eyeful if you’re living on the Gold Coast.
No matter what kind of lifestyle you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it if you’re the lucky winner of this incredible draw. From hectic nightlife to laid-back afternoons on the beach, it’s all within a few minutes of your Bilinga villa… and with a second home to rent out or sell, you’ll be able to enjoy it all in millionaire fashion. $3.7 million will go a long way to doing exactly what you want, in your own time, for the rest of your life!
The Gold Coast Villas
The two homes in Bilinga are mirror images of each other with an adjoining wall and identical floor plans. Each one spans three levels of luxurious living, facing the ocean with views from Surfer’s Paradise to the Coolangatta Headlands. They were purpose built by the RSL and that means you can be assured of their workmanship, quality and unique design features.
The main entrance to each residence is on the ground floor, alongside a front-facing garage. There are two bedrooms on the ground level, one of which has its own ensuite. This makes a perfect guest suite, with lots of privacy and access to a small side garden and patio. The other bedroom is equally roomy and has the use of a neighbouring powder room. The laundry is also located at ground level, as is a convenient utility room.
The second floor houses a third bedroom and the main living area. If you don’t need five bedrooms, you can easily convert the this one into a media room, home theatre or additional lounge. There’s plenty of room for a large screen and comfy seating, or a full desk and shelving if you need a home study. The living area is completely open plan, integrating the gourmet kitchen and dining room with the beautifully appointed al fresco. You’ll have a perfect view of the ocean as you cook, eat a meal, or relax in the lounge. There’s a flat-screen television in the living room and a BBQ on the deck, just some of the many electricals and appliances that are included in this fully-loaded prize package.
A modern timbered staircase takes you to the third floor with its massive master bedroom. There’s a lovely lounge area to put your feet up with a book and a private balcony that looks out over the water. You can check out the action on the beach or sit with your first cup of coffee and watch the sunrise over the water. The master ensuite has a soaking tub, two separate sinks and a gleaming marbled floor. As in all of the other bathrooms, the fixtures are high-end and both functional and attractive.
There’s also a second bedroom on this level which has been converted into a retreat. If you’ve got a big family, the space can easily revert to a bedroom or be used as a library or even a home gym. It is currently outfitted with a flat-screen television and two incredibly comfortable overstuffed chairs.
In keeping with its beachfront location, the décor of the home is predominantly blue and white, giving it a subtly nautical ambiance. There are also plenty of natural wood accents that add a more casual touch to what is a fundamentally luxurious home. This is relaxed elegance at its finest, the product of a design package that’s worth $232,000. Rich textures, soft furnishings and patterned fabrics all set the tone for stylish comfort that pairs perfectly with a beach lifestyle.
All of the features you’ll find in your first residence are there in your second prize home. In all, you’ll be the proud owner of ten bedrooms, six bathrooms, four flat screen televisions and a view that will make you think you own half the Pacific Ocean. If that sounds about right, be sure to get your tickets in draw 357 and start thinking about whether you’d rather move into the home on the right or the one on the left…
Features of 230 Pacific Parade, Bilinga QLD 4225
With their expansive ocean views, prime location and superior furnishings, both of these identical homes are truly outstanding. Either will provide the perfect place from which to launch your new laid-back life on the Gold Coast.
- First prize package is valued at a stunning $3,737,250 and includes two fully-furnished and equipped homes
- Ocean front property, just 20 metres from the beach
- Both homes are brand new RSL built
- Each villa covers 326 square metres
- Terrific curb appeal with modern lines, front-facing balconies and decorative wooden doors
- 180-degree views from top two floors, spanning the length of the Gold Coast
- Open concept living area comprised of living room, dining room, and kitchen
- Retractable wall opens from the living area onto the al fresco
- Al fresco has a dining table with eight place settings and unimpeded views of the ocean
- BBQ area on the al fresco
- Kitchen includes low profile appliances, integrated pantry and breakfast island with stools
- Modern design wooden staircases between all levels
- Five bedrooms, one of which has been converted to a retreat alongside the master suite
- Ground level bedroom has an ensuite and opens onto a sheltered side patio and garden
- Second level bedroom is suitable for conversion to a media room or home study
- Third level master suite has a private bathroom, walk-in robe and lounge seating
- Private balcony off the master bedroom with seating and panoramic ocean views
- Third level retreat has comfortable armchairs and a television. Can revert to an additional bedroom
- Three full bathrooms in all plus a ground floor powder room
- Spacious ground floor laundry and storage room
- Furniture and electricals package valued at $232,500. Top-of-the-line appliances, electricals and contemporary furnishings
- Secure forward-facing garage with parking for two vehicles
- Air conditioned throughout
- Includes $20,000 in gold bullion to cover the first year of rates, water and body corporate fees
- Legal transfer fees included for a value of $2,750
- Includes a $2,000 travel voucher
While winning two luxurious villas on the Gold Coast would be incredible, you’ll also get the chance to win gold bullion if you’ve got tickets in draw 357. The second prize is $10,000 in gold and there’s also a third prize draw for $5,000 in gold bullion. Be sure to make your ticket purchases early as only 3,400,000 will be available for this monster draw.
Pay Attention to These Important Dates
The RSL Art Union Prize Home Lottery Draw 357 closes at 8pm AEST on Tuesday 31 July 2018. The draw will take place at 10am AEST on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at Anzac House, 283 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.
Members of the public are always allowed to come in and watch the draw, so why not see it for yourself? There’s something magical about being there when your number gets called, and a draw this big is sure to be exciting. Bring the family and get in on the action.
If you’re a lucky winner in draw 357, you’ll receive a notification of your good fortune by registered mail. The Courier Mail and The Australian will publish the results of the draw on Friday, August 10, 2018. You can also check back on this site following the draw to see if you’ve won.
Come and Visit the Homes in Bilinga
You can come and see the first prize villas in Bilinga from the 20th of June right up until the close of the draw on July 31st, 2018. They’re open for viewing by the public between the hours of 9am and 5pm AEST, seven days a week. Minutes from the Gold Coast airport, half an hour from Surfer’s Paradise, and just over an hour from Brisbaine.
This is a great excuse to pay a visit to the Gold Coast, so why not take a few days and make a holiday of it. Kirra Beach is only three minutes away or bring your board and head for Snapper Rocks. Visit the markets, take the kiddies to the amusement parks, or treat yourself to a romantic dinner by the ocean. There’s so much to see and do in the area once you’ve finished touring the prize homes, so give yourself plenty of time to enjoy what may soon be your new neighbourhood.
The two villas are located at 230 Pacific Parade, Bilinga QLD 4225.
What Will You Do with Two Luxurious Homes?
Many home lottery winners have a difficult choice to make when they pick up the keys to their fabulous new residence. Many aren’t yet ready to move or retire to a luxurious holiday home but making the decision to rent or sell isn’t always easy. It may be tempting to put the home on the market and become an instant millionaire, but renting gives you a second income to enjoy as your property value continues to climb over time.
With the double prize in draw 357, that decision may get a whole lot easier. In truth, you can probably have your cake and eat it too. Keeping one home and selling the second will both make you a millionaire and give you a luxurious residence to call your own. Retiring early or moving permanently to the beach will also be a lot easier when you’ve just put seven figures in the bank.
If you decide to hang onto both properties as an investment, you can expect to receive about $156,000 a year in rental income. That’s a very healthy salary that may allow you to chuck in your job or start that small business you’ve always wanted. Take an extended holiday every year, pay off your debts, do a bit of travelling, or indulge in some extreme shopping. When you’re ready to sell, you’ll get an even greater return on your winnings as the market continues to heat up in this highly desirable part of the country.
Selling both properties in a currently booming market will make you a multi-millionaire and if you don’t fancy living on the beach, you can do anything you like with the proceeds. Its hard to imagine the kind of life you could lead with all that cash at your disposal, but you’ll have all the time in the world to think about it if your number comes up on August 8th. That’s $3.7 million worth of options and with that kind of budget, anything’s possible.
Tickets Now on Sale for Draw 357
The best way to maximize your chances of winning the $3.7 million first prize package is to purchase ticket books. They also add gold bullion to the value of the first prize, making them an even better deal. You’ll receive bonus tickets after making a $20 ticket book purchase, and the number of free tickets you receive goes up with the value of your ticket book. A $30 book, for instance, gives you two bonus tickets and also adds $55,000 in gold bullion if you’re the lucky winner.
|$100 Book||25 Chances to Win (5 bonus tickets valued at $25)||$135,000 Gold Bullion|
|$75 Book||19 Chances to Win (4 bonus tickets valued at $20)||$105,000 Gold Bullion|
|$50 Book||13 Chances to Win (3 bonus tickets valued at $15)||$85,000 Gold Bullion|
|$30 Book||8 chances to Win (2 bonus tickets valued at $10)||$55,000 Gold Bullion|
|$20 Book||5 chances to Win (1 bonus tickets valued at $5)||$40,000 Gold Bullion|
|$10 Book||2 Chances to Win||$30,000 Gold Bullion|
The $50 Book is the most popular package. It gives you 13 chances of winning with 3 bonus tickets and if you are holding the winning ticket, you also receive an additional $85,000 in gold bullion.
Thank You for Supporting the RSL
By purchasing tickets in the RSL Art Union Prize Home Lottery, you’re helping to support Australia’s returned servicemen and women. The proceeds from the lotteries deliver assistance to 3200 veterans every year, helping them with DVA claims, medical expenses, pensions and income claims. The RSL also makes over 8,000 home and hospital visits every year to members of the veteran community.
Veterans and their families often need additional support with tribunal cases, appeals, and specialized counselling. In addition to helping with these services, the RSL provides bereavement assistance to families who have lost loved ones and funeral services for veterans who don’t have families. All veterans who are wounded, aged, vulnerable or in need of care can find assistance through the RSL and their work depends on your generosity. We thank you for making these services possible.
We wish you the best of luck in draw 357 and hope you’ll soon be trying to decide what to do with your two homes on the beach.