If there was ever a year for a fresh new start, 2021 would be it. And there’s no better place for new beginnings than Queensland’s glorious Sunshine Coast.
It seems those living south of the border would agree with droves of Melburnians and Sydneysiders packing up their worldly possessions and fleeing north to the Sunshine State.
It’s no wonder though, when you think about it.
All of the restrictions we’ve had to deal with in 2020 have made many of us really think about where we base ourselves; where we choose to call home.
Not being allowed to leave your own neighbourhood or venture more than five kilometres from your front door will do that to a person.
So, if you’re going to have to hunker down, you may as well do it in paradise. In other words, find somewhere you love to go on holidays and then go there for good.
Take Endeavour Foundation’s $1.1 million New Year Prize Home at beautiful Wurtulla on the Sunshine Coast. Nestled between Caloundra and Mooloolaba along a spectacular piece of quintessentially Queensland coastline, this is the kind of place where you could happily stay forever.
What better place to base yourself in 2021?
Imagine being able to base yourself permanently in a stunning, lakeside ‘holiday house’ and enjoy pristine surf beaches, endless water sports, leafy walking trails, local cafes and shopping centres all within five kilometres from home.
Lockdown or not, you’d never want to leave.
Even staying in feels like a holiday in this contemporary, architecturally-designed home. It’s resort-style living, year-round.
With sparkling water views to the lake from every living space, upstairs and downstairs, and an inviting pool in the backyard, it’s impossible to forget you’re living in holiday heaven.
And like all good holiday homes, the Lake House has been designed to be as low maintenance as possible, meaning you’ll have more time to get out an enjoy life or simply relax.
If you’re looking for new beginnings in 2021, there’s nowhere better to make a fresh start.
Cool, coastal living without a seashell in sight
Creating a fresh, holiday house vibe doesn’t have to mean boat prints, driftwood and seashells. Instead, think cocktails at sunset and deep ocean hues.
Endeavour Foundation’s New Year Lake House shows how you can do coastal style with an edgier, contemporary twist.
Modern streamlined furniture in neutrals and greys contrast with on-trend shades like tangerine, lush greens and deep-sea teal blue add a sense of fun and an endless summer vibe.
The use of natural timbers, linens and textures grounds the look creating a resort feel that connects with nature and exudes a sense of calm and well-being.
The overall look is fresh, bold and the perfect backdrop for new beginnings and new adventures. The perfect place to recharge and focus on a brighter future ahead. And not a seashell in sight.
Like all of our Prize Homes, our New Year Lake House has been professionally decorated by our interior designer to complement the style of the home while also capturing the Sunshine Coast lifestyle.
Everything you see within the home has been carefully curated to create the perfect contemporary holiday house vibe. And everything you see right down to the towels and the linen is all included in this life-changing prize.
The downstairs of the home is the perfect set up for Airbnb
There’s no doubt that our New Year Prize Home is the ultimate ‘holiday home’, for now or forever. If you win, would you make it your permanent address, use it as a holiday house, let it out as an investment, or make the decision to sell? It’s a massive win whatever way you look at it which makes the decision that much harder.
If it’s too hard to settle on just one option, it’s also possible to enjoy the best of both worlds and live in the home while also generating income from letting it out.
If you only need a couple of bedrooms for your living situation, you could choose to live upstairs and rent out the ground-level portion of the home as an Airbnb.
With a beautifully decorated living space, two double bedrooms (with their own ensuite and bathroom) a kitchenette plus direct access to the pool, the downstairs section of the home creates a perfect space for holiday makers and could bring in a tidy income. Even just letting it out for a few weeks a year in peak periods could bring in thousands of dollars annually. With water views and just five minutes from the beach it won’t be hard to find eager guests.
Alternatively, if you decide to keep the home solely as an investment property, leasing it out as a permanent rental could net you over $44,000 per year. Not a bad return on a $10 investment.
If you’re the lucky winner of this million-dollar home, one thing is for certain – no matter which option you choose, your life will be changed forever.
The perfect place to make a fresh start
If you’re keen for a fresh start in 2021, simply buying a $10 ticket in Endeavour Foundation’s New Year Prize Home could set you on the path to a whole new life. If you’re the lucky winner, your 2021 could be looking very different indeed.
To get a taste of what life may have instore, make a day trip to Wurtulla to see the ‘Lake House’ for yourself and check out the surrounding area that could be your new ‘hood.
Set your GPS to 61 The Decks, Wurtulla on the Sunshine Coast. This stunning home is open to explore from 10am to 5pm daily until the lottery closes on 18 February 2021. Click here for more details.
If you can’t make it in person, you can take a virtual tour of the home right now and check out the lake view from the front deck.
When you purchase a ticket in Endeavour Foundation’s New Year lottery, you will be helping to make someone else’s 2021 a little brighter as well. Proceeds from the lottery will go directly to helping to provide new opportunities for people with intellectual disability. Find out more about how Endeavour Foundation is helping people with disability to imagine what’s possible.