Va­cant spot near rain­for­est

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Jo Sevil­leno of Cairns Plat­inum Realty sold L21 Bilic Rd, Won­gal­ing Beach, for $260,000. This prop­erty rep­re­sented a unique op­por­tu­nity to se­cure a pres­tige va­cant block with beau­ti­ful panoramic views sur­rounded by rain­for­est. OAK Beach is a tightly held mar­ket and fewer than 10 prop­er­ties in the sandy sub­urb are for sale.

It is one of the rea­sons a 4.85ha (12 acre) lot of land bor­dered by moun­tain ranges is go­ing to auc­tion next week­end.

Agent Tom Quaid said the idyl­lic life­style block at 4990 Cap­tain Cook High­way al­ready had a three-bed­room res­i­dence on a sec­tion of the cleared land.

“The prop­erty has plenty of po­ten­tial for an in­com­ing pur­chaser,” he said.

“It of­fers some­what of a unique propo­si­tion given the size of the land, the lo­ca­tion and, of course, the beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral back­drop.

“While the pre­vi­ous owner had looked to con­struct a sec­ond, larger res­i­dence for them­selves, the op­por­tu­nity now stands for a new owner to cre­ate their own piece of par­adise and take full ad­van­tage of the prop­erty.”

Oak Beach is about 45 min­utes drive north of Cairns and 15 min­utes from the celebrity haven of Port Dou­glas.

“For those lucky enough to call Oak Beach home – or at least a home away from home – prop­er­ties are gen­er­ally di­vided be­tween de­signer homes on ab­so­lute beach­front and acreagestyle prop­er­ties in the foothills,” Mr Quaid added.

The prop­erty is one of the few acreage lots on the beach side of the high­way and is ad­joined by crown land (owned by the State Gov­ern­ment).

“Im­proved with a three­bed­room, two-bath­room ren­o­vated home­stead com­plete with wrap­around bal­cony and de­tached work shed, there are lit­er­ally acres of open space to suit a va­ri­ety of pas­sions, whether that be horses, fish­ing or your own sim­ple en­joy­ment.”

Just seven houses in Oak Beach have sold in the past year, while the me­dian age of home­own­ers in the sub­urb is 45.

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