Breathtaking island paradise hits the market after 60 years
IMAGINE waking up to crystal clear waters and secluded sandy beaches just a stroll for your own island doorstep.
This is the reality at Lot 9 Svendsen's Beach on Great Keppel Island which is up for sale for a cool $4.3m.
The property is one of the rarest pieces of freehold real estate in Australia and it is located right on the doorstep of the Capricorn Coast.
Jointly owned by three brothers who grew up on the island, the sale of the pristine property is a reluctant move necessary to finalise their family estate.
The brothers are among five generations of the Svendsen family who have lived on the Capricorn Coast since their grandfather arrived in Australia from Denmark more than 60 years ago.
Paul "Punch" Svendsen acquired the property as a share in a sheep grazing lease on the island.
Punch was well known in the area as a professional fisherman and lived on the island for most of his life.
Selling agent Sean Appleton said lot 9 Svendsen's Beach on Great Keppel Island would make the perfect retirement or investment property with absolute beachfront to the north and west.
"The exclusive esplanades enhance this property's value and protect its ocean and beach views," he said.
"The property is 6km from its nearest neighbours, making it a personal retreat and a sanctuary from the world."
Sean said the property was initially on the market in 2013 before being put back up again three months ago.
He said enquires were already flooding in from people all over Australia.
"We've had people from Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide all be in contact," he said.
"The 2.24 acre property on the northern tip of Great Keppel Island has a well-built comfortable home, a caretaker's cottage, guest accommodation, sweeping lawns and low-maintenance gardens.
"The island has an island truck, water taxi, private boat, ferry and helicopter access.
"With a good vessel anchorage and being the largest private freehold estate on Great Keppel Island, it's no wonder Lonely Planet guide names it the premier place to stay on the island and one of four must-see properties on the Capricorn Coast."
Sean said ferries operated daily from Rosslyn Bay Harbour and was happy to take interested buyers for a day trip to soak up all GKI had to offer.
He hoped Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga's $25m promise for Keppel would be another draw card.
"With the promise of water and power to GKI, I think the island will develop itself," he said.
"It would take a lot of hard work out of developing the island further.
"This property really is the whole package that offers so much, much more than just a home or an investment - it offers a lifestyle that most people dream about."
Inquiries can be made to Sean Appleton, @The Beach Real Estate in Yeppoon.