While some regional areas may be experiencing a post-COVID property downturn, Jervis Bay is still hot property, with Sydneysiders and Canberrans keen to dip their feet in the soft white sand and crystal-clear waters.
LJ Hooker Sanctuary Point real estate agent James Lewis said as soon as a property near the beach hit the market, the enquiries started flooding in.
“It’s slowed a little since the crazy COVID boom, but we’re still getting plenty of interest in any homes near the water or with ocean views,” he said.
“City buyers are definitely still looking for that weekender that offers the coastal lifestyle experience.”
Just listed at 417 Elizabeth Dr Vincentia, and soon to go to auction, a quintessential fibro and brick beach house is a hidden gem tucked away in a quiet street opposite bushland that James said already had people excited.
“It’s a fantastic location with nice, filtered views of Jervis Bay and it’s just a barefoot walk to the white sands of Blenheim Beach,” he said.
“Homes with character and location like this don’t come up too often, especially in this quiet little pocket of Vincentia.”
The sun-drenched front deck is the perfect place to kick back with a beer on a lazy Saturday afternoon, or take in the views with a morning coffee or long Sunday brunch.
“This is a classic holiday home, with everything close by, whether you’re into snorkelling, stand up paddleboarding or just relaxing on the beach with a book,” James said.
“Blenheim Beach is beautiful and teeming with marine life. It’s one of the best snorkelling beaches in the area.”
The two-storey home was built in the 90s and was renovated around 10 years later. It boasts a simple layout with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and open plan living upstairs, with a laundry and triple garage downstairs.
Sitting on a 632 sqm block, the property has a leafy backyard that’s great for those holiday barbecues, with plenty of space for the kids to run around.
James said the home had “endless potential” and, while it was ready to enjoy as is, it could be renovated into a modern holiday or permanent home by the sea.
Located close to the famous White Sands Walk in Jervis Bay National Park and trendy Huskisson with its cafes, restaurants and live music scene, James said there was a perfect opportunity for a savvy investor to transform the property into an Airbnb.
The home has been in the same family for more than 30 years and they’ve enjoyed everything the region has to offer – from the beach and the bush to the local bars.
When you step inside, you’re greeted with the main living and dining areas featuring tiled flooring throughout, providing a low-maintenance living space.
The bright and airy kitchen includes plenty of bench space, a dishwasher and an electric cooktop and, adjacent to the kitchen, an additional living room offers a versatile area that can be used as a home office, playroom, or additional living space.
While the home captures the ocean breeze, the inclusion of a split system ensures year-round comfort.
The triple garage provides loads of storage for the beach life “essentials” including the boat, surfboards, kayaks and push-bikes.
“This home presents an incredible opportunity to embrace the idyllic coastal lifestyle you’ve always desired,” James added.
To book a private inspection at 417 Elizabeth Dr Vincentia contact James Lewis at LJ Hooker Sanctuary Point on 0414 715 668 or Tim Houston on 0483 036 429.