If you’re not familiar with the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, you’re going to want to look it up. This is where you’ll find the latest offering from the Surf Life Saving lottery, and it’s a residence you’ll want to take a closer look at.
This four-bedroom home in Pottsville is designed to get you off the grid. It’s got solar panels, its own water tank, and the entire home has been carefully crafted to maximise natural light and maintain a comfortable ambient temperature year-round. If you’re looking for a quiet coastal retreat where you can feel good about your environmental footprint, this is it. The home also comes fully furnished with a luxurious design package and $5,000 in gold bullion to take care of any little extras like rates and insurance.
The Tweed Coast
Pottsville is located on the north end of New South Wales, about twenty-five minutes to the south of Tweed Heads which marks the border with neighbouring Queensland. That puts it about mid-way between Byron Bay and the start of the famed Gold Coast. The town itself has a population of just under 7,000 residents who enjoy the pristine waters and natural beauty of this thoroughly laid-back part of the country.
The home backs onto Mooball Creek which provides a scenic buffer between the Tweed Coast Road and the town. Beyond the road is the ocean and the gorgeous expanse of Pottsville Beach. There are thirty-five kilometres of beach along the Tweed Coast, and most are patrolled by professional lifeguards during the summer months and volunteers on winter weekends.
The Tweed Coast also has 14 National Parks and Reserves, which together form the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests. It’s a mecca for bush walkers and filled with unique flora and fauna that you won’t find anywhere else. You can explore hundreds of kilometres of trails that wind through the ancient Antarctic Beech trees and native forests.
The Northern Rivers region has a vibrant and active arts community and claims to have more artists per capita than any other community in Australia. You can see the works of many local artists at the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah. You’ll also find plenty of boutique shopping in the area and are within easy striking distance of the outlet malls of the Gold Coast. And if dining out is your thing, you’ve come to the right place. The volcanic soil of the Tweed puts forth a host of flavourful produce that’s attracted award-winning restaurants, first-class chefs, and numerous farmer’s markets.
If you’re the lucky winner of draw #186, you’ll be living the high life in your beachside retreat and wake every morning to delightfully peaceful surroundings that are just a short drive from the attractions of Queensland’s most visited coast.
At Home in Pottsville
The prize home fits superbly with the ecologically-conscious vibe of the Tweed Coast. Inside, you’ll find four bedrooms and two living spaces laid out around a small inner courtyard to make the most of the natural light. You’ll benefit from having your own water tank and solar panels and will be impressed with how the design of the home traps heat in winter and releases it in the summer.
Outside, you’ll find a beautiful inground pool bordered by a large al fresco with its own outdoor seating area. The long backyard has been tastefully landscaped and leads to the creek that runs past the end of the property. From the path borders the home, you can walk to the beach, take your canoe onto the creek, or ride your bike along the ocean front paths.
The home includes a $137,000 design and furniture package, and the quality of the fittings and electricals are truly superb. You’ll have everything you need, right down to the place settings on your al fresco. And if anything’s missing, you can always dip into the extra $5,000 in gold bullion that rounds out this $1,137,000 first prize.
Features 79 Overall Drive, Pottsville NSW 2489
Along with its eco-friendly features, this home has multiple designer touches that make it tantalizingly unique. Heat repellant flooring, floor to ceiling windows, and a choice of living and dining areas.
- Total first prize package valued at $1,137,000
- Creekside property, minutes from the beach
- Lovely curb appeal with a natural wood porch and entryway
- Living area of 259 square metres on a 687-square metre lot
- Design and furniture package valued at $137,000
- Open kitchen, living room and dining area leading onto the al fresco
- Walk-in pantry and separate laundry room off the kitchen
- Additional lounge overlooking the interior courtyard
- Master bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite
- Three more bedrooms and a second full bathroom
- Linen closet
- Large al fresco with exterior seating
- Opulent pool
- Landscaped back yard and the property is fully fenced
- Large secure garage with parking for two vehicles
- Solar panels and water tank
- $5,000 in gold bullion, can be used to defray the first year of council rates and insurance
Pay Attention to These Important Dates
The Surf Life Saving Lottery Draw #186 closes at 12:00 noon AEST on 16 April 2018. The First Prize draw will take place at 12:00 noon AEST on 20 April 2018.
The draw will be held at 190 Montpelier Road, Bowen Hills, Qld. Members of the public are always invited to attend the draw in person so if you’re in the area, drop by and catch all the excitement.
If you’re the lucky winner of this million-dollar home, you’ll be contacted by phone and receive a notice by registered post. A list of winners can be found on April 26th, 2018 in “The Australian” newspaper. You can also find out whether you’ve won by checking right here following the draw.
Inspect the Home Prior to the Draw
This home is a fine example of sustainable housing and really is worth a visit. You can come by for a tour anytime between the hours of 10am and 5pm, seven days a week. Please note, however, that the property will be closed on Good Friday (April 30th, 2018).
You’ll find the home located at 79 Overall Drive, Pottsville NSW 2489. If you’re driving down from Brisbane, expect the trip to take about an hour and a half. Along the way, you can take in the sights and attractions of the Gold Coast but be sure to have dinner at one of the spectacular seafood restaurants on the Tweed Coast. It’s never too early to start picking a favourite, and you may soon become a regular if you win this amazing prize home.
Look to the Future
A home on the Tweed Coast means a luxurious and adventure filled future, whether that journey begins when you pick up the keys or a little further down the road. If you’re ready for a relaxed lifestyle by the beach, you’re probably already thinking about what to take with you.
You may want to wait until retirement before moving, however, or may simply want to keep the home as an investment property. If that’s the case, you’ll find that renting it out fully furnished should take in about $42,120 a year. That will more than cover the expenses of maintaining the property and give you a nice bit of extra cash to take an annual holiday or pay down your existing mortgage.
Property values in Pottsville have increased by an impressive 46.4% over the last five years. That means that if you hang onto the home and sell it in a few years, you should be able to get even more value from your lottery windfall. Of course, you can always put it on the market straight away and doing so will make you an overnight millionaire.
Whether you decide to move, rent or sell, this prize home is sure to make your eco-friendly dreams come true.
Get More from a Ticket Book
It only takes one lucky ticket to walk away with this million-dollar coastal retreat but buying ticket books increases both your chances and the value of your prize. A $20 ticket book reduces the price per ticket to only a $1 each, so that’s 20 chances to win plus $20,000 in additional gold bullion.
|Amount||Number of Ticket Entries||1st Prize Package|
|$5||3 Tickets ($1.66 each)||$1,137,000|
|$10||6 Tickets ($1.66 each)||$1,137,000 plus additional $1,000 Good Guys Gift Voucher Total $1,138,000|
|$20||20 Tickets ($1.00 each)||$1,137,000 plus additional $20,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,157,000|
|$30||40 Tickets ($0.75 each)||$1,137,000 plus additional $30,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,167,000|
|$50||70 Tickets ($0.66 each)||$1,137,000 plus additional $50,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,187,000|
|$100||150 Tickets (0.66 each)||$1,137,000 plus additional $60,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,197,000|
|$200||400 Tickets ($0.50 each)||$1,137,000 plus additional $70,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,207,000|
Thank You for Your Support of Surf Life Saving
Proceeds from the sale of tickets in the Surf Life Saving Lottery help to keep our beaches safe, and that’s something we can all get behind. Thank you for helping out with this important cause, and we wish you the best of luck in draw #186.