An Australian tropical island has hit the market for under $4 million — and it’s already attracting admirers seeking perhaps its best feature: absolutely no neighbours.
Victor Island, which sits in the heart of the Whitsundays, is once again up for grabs, boasting eight hectares, including a private beach, a luxury home, and swimming pool.
The “100 per cent off-the-grid private island” is located in the Great Barrier Reef, has “uninterrupted Coral Sea vistas in every direction” and comes fully furnished, according to its listing with Queensland’s Sotheby’s International Realty.
The 350sqm main home features five bedrooms spread across two separate wings, three bathrooms, three garages and a verandah that wraps around the front overlooking the water. It currently rents as a holiday home for $2000 per night. A caretaker's cottage with one bedroom and a bathroom is also located on the island, which can only be accessed by helicopter or a 20-minute boat ride from Hay Point, south of Mackay.
“Whether it is a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or strolling the seashore, this is resort living unrivalled for its exclusivity,” the listing says. “There are no shortage of adventures from the hiking trails to water sports such as snorkelling, fishing and jet-skiing."
Anyone wanting to snap up the slice of tropical paradise, which is sustainably powered and comes with two boats, will also have access to a vegetable garden and fresh eggs courtesy of laying hens. It also features 225,000 litres of filtered rainwater storage, a desalination plant, solar panels with a back-up generator and solar hot water.
Victor Island attracting interest
The picturesque island is reportedly being sought by some interested parties from overseas, and it’s no wonder considering an “uninhabitable” Sydney home sold for a whopping $4.7 million last year.
The island only sold in March last year to Sydney developers for $3.6 million but it does not fit in with their business plans, News Corp reports. This time around, the island is expected to fetch somewhere between $3.6 million and $4 million.
One of its listing agents Lynn Malone told the publication the island lends itself to a family holiday retreat but could also be pursued by someone who wants to turn it into a business.
"It currently has a business licence to operate as boutique short-term accommodation with approval for up to eight people in the main house but there is scope there to possibly modify those conditions," she said, adding that there is potential to build another home on the island.
Ms Malone said the island has attracted interest from potential overseas buyers including a businessman who “works in the metaverse”. “Most of the interest so far has come by overseas business people and expats, most of whom are looking for a holiday retreat,” she said.
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