If you’ve ever luxuriated by the pool at a tropical holiday resort, you’ve probably noticed they all follow a similar layout. The grounds are usually dotted with little pavilions that are used to shelter everything from towel stations to spas, discos, and bars. By creating a network of self-contained units, these upscale resorts evoke a heightened sense of space, privacy and allure, all of which lend a certain sophistication to the property. It’s like wrapping multiple presents individually instead of tossing them all into one big box.
The prize home in Endeavour Home Lottery Draw #411 ramps this principle up to awesome new heights. The rooms in the main building cascade over multiple levels, and a series of separate pavilions surround the extended lap pool. The ensemble inspires a sense of tranquility which is accentuated by a focus on personal space, quiet reflection, and harmony with the surrounding environment.
And just when you think you’ve seen all the surprises of this Zen retreat, you’ll discover the mancave. It’s like a retreat from the retreat, with a pool table, bar, television, darts, pin-ball machine, and a host of other noisy delights. Whether you’re brimming with pent-up energy or ready for a little meditation in the relaxation room, this incredible home has you covered.
Get to Know the Sunshine Coast
The Gold Coast gets a lot of attention for its theme parks, famed night life and boutique shopping. When it comes to natural highlights, less commercialisation and lower density build up along the shore, however, the Sunshine Coast is the place to be. To put it bluntly, many people believe that Surfer’s Paradise is where you want to visit, but the Sunshine Coast is where you want to live. We’ll leave it to you to make up your own mind.
That’s not to say that this 60-kilometre stretch of white sand beach doesn’t have its fair share of attractions and gourmet dining. Thousands of visitors pour into the region every year to enjoy the wilderness of the hinterland and pull of the surf. From Noosa Heads to Pelican Waters you’ll find a dazzling array of shopping, restaurants, entertainment venues, theme parks, museums, galleries, markets and golf courses. There’s just something about the Sunshine Coast, however, that feels less frenetic and more down-to-earth than its sister to the south.
There are seven National Parks on the Sunshine Coast, each established to protect the natural beauty and wildlife of this sub-tropical environment. The Glass House Mountains National Park is the jewel in the crown, surrounding the thirteen volcanic hills that rise dramatically from the coastal floor. It is home to numerous threatened species of plants and a wide variety of birds, reptiles and mammals. At the other end of the coast, Noosa National Park is where you’ll find the best coastal scenery, and possibly catch a glimpse of the local koalas, ground parrots and black cockatoos.
Thrill seeking adventurers can get their dose of adrenalin by parasailing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, surfing, jet skiing, flyboarding and windsurfing with any number of outfitters and tour operators. A day on the ocean invites a glimpse of dolphins, whales, turtles and rays, and perhaps the occasional nurse shark. If you don’t have any luck, you can always visit UnderWater World, the award-winning aquarium at Mooloolaba.
If you’re the lucky winner of draw #411, you’ll have a lifetime to get know the Sunshine Coast, but it won’t take that long to come to appreciate its uncrowded beaches, natural beauty, and laid-back communities.
Your $1.2 Million Home in the Hinterland
Mount Ninderry rises just over 300 metres from ground level and its summit provides spectacular views of the coast and surrounding hinterland. The base of the walking track is about 10 minutes from Yandina, and the hike takes about half an hour of moderate climbing. That walk, and the breathtaking view, may become very familiar to you as the gorgeous prize home in draw #411 is nestled at the base of this majestic mountain.
As you enter the grounds of your private estate, you’ll be surrounded by a canopy of sub-tropical foliage that blocks out any view of the neighbours. The feeling of peaceful isolation comes from almost two hectares of natural grounds which effectively insulate the home from the outside world. Inside the main dwelling, a series of steps separate the living area from a level of bedrooms, and another takes you down to the master bedroom. The semi-exterior ensuite with an open-air tub is just the first of many delightful surprises you’ll find in this unique and singular home.
The two pavilions that stand at the end of the lap pool house a self-contained guest suite and peaceful relaxation room. The guest accommodations feature a private bath and elevated view of the property. The relaxation room invites you to breathe and contemplate the unspoiled beauty of your surroundings. Behind an outdoor patio, there’s another surprise waiting, this time for the kids. It’s a cubby house with a soft floor and chalk-board walls where they can really let their artistic creativity shine. Go ahead, write on the walls.
The home is packed with features that will entice you to spend more time out of doors. Alongside the pool, there’s a lovely hammock on the patio, and the al fresco includes an intimate seating area with a fire pit. For a more traditional BBQ, you’ll find everything you need in the outdoor kitchenette, including a vented BBQ and oversized bar fridge.
The garage may just hold the biggest surprise of all. Behind the two-car parking area, there’s a games room that has to be seen to be believed. Air hockey, pool, darts, a jukebox, a pin ball machine, and a huge flat-screen television. There’s even a full kitchenette and a bar, with lots of comfy seating and a bathroom to the side. To top it all off, there’s an little outdoor patio if you need to catch your breath between matches.
What You’ll Find at 16 Warrener Place, Maroochy River QLD 4561
If you’re wondering what you get for $1.2 million in the heart of the Sunshine Coast’s hinterland, here’s a clue:
- Total prize package worth $1,265,445
- 626 square metres of interior and exterior living
- Lot size is 1.75 hectares
- Kitchen, lounge and dining room on one level with hinterland views
- Oversized al fresco/terrace has a seating area, vented BBQ, kitchenette, fridge and fire pit
- Dedicated media room with large flat-screen TV
- Twin walk-in robes in the master bedroom
- Master ensuite has a walk-through shower and semi-exterior private bath
- Two additional bedrooms have shared access to a full bath
- Shaded patio with hammock and lounge chairs
- Relaxation room in a free-standing pavilion
- Guest suite with a full bath in its own private pavilion
- Mancave with assortment of games, electronics, bar, kitchenette and bathroom
- Semi-enclosed patio off the games room
- Lap pool
- Covered parking for four vehicles (two in garage, and two in single-vehicle carports)
- Interior design package is worth $96,000
- Mancave and outdoor furnishings are worth $28,535
- Electricals and security system with six months of monitoring worth $27,087
- Air conditioning throughout
- $10,000 in gold bullion
- Includes transfer of title
Don’t Forget the Early Bird Bonus
Draws this close to Christmas almost always sell out, so get your tickets early to secure your chances of winning the magnificent pavilion home. Purchasing early also puts you in the running for the early bird prize. It’s worth $5,000, so be sure to buy your tickets on before the 20th of November 2017 to be automatically entered to win.
These Are the Dates to Remember
December 18th, 2017: The Endeavour Foundation Lottery Draw 411 will close at 7:00 pm AEST
November 20th, 2017: Purchase your tickets on or before this date to be automatically entered to win the $5,000 early bird prize
December 22nd, 2017: The draw will take place at 11:00 am AEST at the Endeavour Foundation, 33 Corporate Ave., Cannon Hill, Queensland. You can come in person to watch the draw and everyone is welcome.
Winner to be notified by phone and registered post, and the winners’ initials will be published in the Courier Mail on December 23rd, 2017. You can also find the details right here after the draw.
Take a trip to the Sunshine Coast
The home at 16 Warrener Place, Maroochy River QLD 4561 is now available for public viewing. You can tour the property between the hours of 10am - 5pm, any day of the week, until 18 December 2017.
This is your opportunity to see this spectacular home first hand and admire all of its distinctive features and creative designer touches. This is a home you need to experience as well as admire, so get your Zen on and head up the coast for a visit.
Tickets Now Available and Selling Quickly
The Endeavour Home Lottery is always really popular. It’s a great cause and the homes on offer are always outstanding. This one in particular is a real knock-out, so we anticipate that all the tickets will be gone long before the close of the draw. Get yours now to avoid disappointment and be in to win this truly distinctive hinterland retreat.
Buying multiple tickets pays off with the Endeavour Home Lottery. You start to receive free tickets after spending $30, and more tickets means more chances to win. The more you purchase, the more you get for free. By the time you buy ten, it’s like getting them all at half-price.
Remember to get your tickets on or before the early bird deadline of 20 November 2017. That way, you’ll secure your chances of taking home an early Christmas present of $5,000 in cash.
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A Tranquil Home or a Great Investment?
If you’re fed up with the hassles of city living, you’ll probably jump at the chance to move into the pavilion home if you’re the lucky winner in draw #411. No traffic, no neighbours, and nobody shouting in the street at 2:00 in the morning. Just the peace and quiet of the hinterland, and the odd bird calling from the trees.
Then there’s the games room, with that huge television, and all those toys to make you feel like a kid again. It’ll be hard to walk away from the full-sized lap pool, and that hammock is just begging to be broken in.
Still, you can always choose to sell the home and in the process become a millionaire. You can keep the furnishings and electronics, even if you do decide to put it on the market. You’ll be left with a massive windfall you can use to pay off debts, start a business, or just retire in the location of your choice.
If you do hang onto the home, it will become a great investment for the future. You’ll be living in unsurpassed luxury while building equity in the property. You can also choose to rent it out and make a tidy second income. Fully furnished, you can expect to receive about $67,600 per annum which will supplement your current earnings or allow you to retire early. Even renting it out completely unfurnished will net you about $52,000. Homes of this quality, and particularly those on such a large lot, can be hard to find and you shouldn’t have too much trouble attracting good tenants.
No matter what you decide to do with your winnings, there’s no question that your life is about to change dramatically if you’re holding the lucky winning ticket in draw #411.
Thank you for supporting the Endeavour Foundation in their quest to help people with a disability live full and independent lives. We wish you the very best of luck in draw #411 and hope your Sunshine Coast dreams come true this Christmas.