As the Coomera River winds its way to the ocean, it loops around the northern end of Hope Island and, along with Saltwater Creek to the south, forms a natural moat that cradles this exclusive Gold Coast community. That’s where you’ll find the prize home in Mater draw 279, a five-bedroom palace facing the canal which forms part of the inland waterway.

Hope Island is known for its golf courses, luxury resorts and marinas. If you’re the lucky winner of this stately residence, you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the attractions and amenities that welcome visitors from around the world to this tropical oasis. The home is within an hour of Brisbane, twenty minutes from Surfers Paradise, and miles from ordinary.

The first prize package also includes $100,000 in gold bullion that could be enough to let you retire early and immerse yourself in a new Gold Coast lifestyle. You certainly won’t need to spend any of it on furnishings as the home is equipped with a $138,000 contemporary design package that includes an impressive array of appliances and electronics.

This large home has plenty of room for all your family and guests, with an open-plan layout that’s perfect for entertaining. With indoor and outdoor dining options, a beautiful lap pool and waterfront vistas, your self-contained guest suite is certain to get a workout!

Splendour on the Waterfront

Get ready to stretch out. And we mean right out.

The prize home in Mater draw 279 is not only palatial but designed to accentuate every square foot of bright and breezy openness. The side entrance is located near the midpoint of the home, with the front being given over to a full guest suite with private bath, and a media room that boasts a huge wall-mounted flat-screen television. The entire remainder of the ground floor is a “Great Room” that blends the kitchen and indoor dining areas with two separate lounges. The main living room has a television while the family room provides a more intimate space tucked in a recess that’s overflowing with natural light.

The adjoining alfresco overlooks both the pool and canal and has a gas BBQ built into a kitchenette unit with a sink. There’s lots of room to laze around the pool and a small lawn stretches between the house and the waterfront.

The second level has four large bedrooms, another family room, and a home office. The master suite has a private balcony which provides a lovely view of the water – a perfect retreat from which to catch the sunset or indulge in a quiet nap. The home has three full bathrooms and a powder room, including the luxurious master ensuite.

If you’re looking for million-dollar comfort with a touch of class, you’ve definitely found it in this beautifully appointed Hope Island home.

Features of the Gold Coast Prize Home

Whether you’re taking a plunge in your lap pool, dining on the alfresco or relaxing on your private balcony, you’ll be gazing at the waterfront and appreciating the perfect location of your new home. Hope Island is filled with stately residences, and you could soon be calling this one your own.

  • $1,635,500 first prize
  • 334 square metre home, 401 square metre property on the canal
  • Open-concept living with kitchen, dining area and two lounges on the main floor
  • Kitchen is beautifully designed with a central island, unobtrusive cupboards and high-end appliances
  • Alfresco has seating for outdoor dining and a gas BBQ built into a kitchenette
  • Media room
  • Self-contained guest room with ensuite on ground level
  • Four bedrooms on the upper floor, including master with ensuite
  • Spacious private balcony off the master suite
  • Three full bathrooms and a powder room
  • Additional family room with TV centrally located on the upper floor
  • Dedicated study
  • Large laundry room
  • $138,000 worth of furnishings and electricals
  • Lap pool with suround decking
  • Two vehicle garage provides additional storage room
  • $100,000 in gold bullion
  • $5,000 in gold bullion covers 12 months of Council rates and Body Corporate
  • Transfer and legal fees paid
  • Estimated income of $53,040 per annum if rented fully furnished

Dates to Remember

24 October 2018: The Mater Prize Home Lottery Draw #279 closes at 8:00pm EST

26 October 2018: The big draw happens at 11:00am EST at the Mater Foundation, 620 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba QLD 4102.

As always, you are invited to attend the draw and feel the excitement first-hand as one lucky winner gets the keys to a $1.6 million Hope Island estate.

Winners are notified by registered mail. The Australian will publish a list of winners on Wednesday 31 October 2018. You can also view the results on this site after the conclusion of the draw.

Open for Public Inspection

You can tour the prize home from 22 August 2018 until 14 October 2018. It will be open for viewing by the public between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST, seven days a week. Parking available.

You’ll find the prize home at 12 Santa Monica Blvd, Hope Island, QLD 4212.

Get Your Ticket Books Now

By purchasing a ticket book, you’ll receive more chances to win this luxurious home and add even more prizes to your windfall if you’re holding that magic ticket in October. After spending $10, you’ll start receiving extra chances to win. For instance, a $30 book gives you 25 tickets and adds $35,000 in gold bullion to the first prize package if you’re the winner.

Ticket and Ticket Book Prices

Number of Chances to Win

Additional Prizes Based on Number of Tickets Purchased in One Transaction by One Person

$10 Book

6 Chances to Win

$10,000 Shopping spree at Coles/Myer or $10,000 Gold Bullion

$15 Book

10 Chances to Win

$20,000 Travel and Accommodation Voucher or $20,000 Gold Bullion

$20 Book

15 Chances to Win

$25,000 Home Entertainment Package or $25,000 Gold Bullion

$25 Book

20 Chances to Win

$30,000 Car of Your Choice or $30,000 Gold Bullion

$30 Book

25 Chances to Win

$35,000 Gold Bullion

$40 Book

35 Chances to Win

$45,000 Round the World Cruise or $45,000 Gold Bullion

$50 Book

45 Chances to Win

$50,000 Gold Bullion

$70 Book

65 Chances to Win

$55,000 Caravan of Your Choice or $55,000 Gold Bullion

$100 Book

100 Chances to Win

$60,000 Car of Your Choice or $60,000 Gold Bullion

Thank you for on behalf of the Mater Foundation. The proceeds from your purchase will help fund Mater Research and your support is much appreciated. Good luck in the draw, and we hope you’ll soon be strolling the boardwalk along the canal or taking your clubs for a walk on the greens.