Your own piece of paradise. Too good to be true. Great interiors. Your friends will love you for buying it. Totally self-sufficient. Cook up a storm. For the price of a home in Sydney.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoSavills’ agent Wayne Holmes is marketing it as “your very own island in the Whitsundays for the price of a Sydney home”.The island, one of 74 in the Whitsundays — most of which are uninhabited – is less than two kilometres from the mainland or about the distance of an Ironman event swim.It last sold for just under $1 million in January 2015, a bargain price that saw the owner then go on to undertake major renovations. Talk about wow factor.“There are many beautiful islands in the Whitsundays and the Coral Coast area of Queensland, but what sets Victor Island apart from the rest is that you can come ashore and literally drop your bags and start enjoying the lifestyle from that moment onwards,” according to Mr Holmes. “There are no renovations or repairs to be done. There is no infrastructure to create or equipment and furnishings to buy. All that work has been done and virtually all the equipment on the island is still under warranty.”The main house has king and queen ensembles in its four bedrooms as well as “unique retractable blade ceiling fans” and airconditioning in the master bedroom. 1 Victor Island, Whitsundays Queensland.FOR just $3.5 million, you could have your own island in the Whitsundays, with enough space for many boats — and even put it to work making money for you.Victor Island is just over three hectares (3.13ha) and has an updated four bedroom, two bathroom house, plus a fully renovated self-contained caretaker’s cottage. Could be a great bed and breakfast.The self-contained caretaker’s cottage has a new kitchen and bathroom, “making an ideal base from which to operate the licensed Bed & Breakfast from the main house, if desired”.“Sitting on the private white sandy beach you can see whales, dolphins and turtles, which sometimes nest on the beach. Some of the best fishing in Queensland can be had here including red emperor and barramundi, while oysters grow wild on the rocks, so you can go down there and chisel them off and throw them on the camp fire for dinner. There are many walking trails that wind their way throughout the island, plus plenty of birdlife to enjoy as well.”Victor Island is south of Mackay, and can be accessed via boat ramps across Grasstree Beach, Campwin Beach and Hay Point. according to Savills. Escape it all. Almost all the equipment is under warranty still. Everything included.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Today’s podcast guest is Jon Weisman, author of “Brothers in Arms: Koufax, Kershaw and the Dodgers’ Extraordinary Pitching Tradition.” We discuss the process of writing this book — spoiler, he pulled together a lot of information in a relatively short amount of time — and talk about (among other things) blogging, civility, why the “historian” job may be the best one in a baseball organization, and why laying all blame for all Dodgers struggles at the feet of Andrew Friedman may be a little misguided.