Own your own island in the Whitsundays for just $3.5m

first_imgYour 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.last_img read more

Candidates miss filing deadlines on fund statements

first_imgSerrano did not return messages left at his home. Carbajal was out of town at the deadline due to a death in the family. She said she will file her financial papers Monday. The statements cover the period from Sept. 23 through Oct. 20. Santa Fe Springs candidate Jim Burton’s filing shows zero contributions and a non-existent balance. “I am not going to spend my retirement on an election,” said the retired businessman. He has spent $50 for campaign cards, but didn’t do so until after Oct. 20. “I’ll report it next time,” Burton said, “and any other money people give me.” The signs he is using are recycled from his last go-around on the campaign trail six years ago. Kathy Salazar, a former Montebello mayor, has spent a lot more than Burton’s $50. Her campaign, while adding $6,047 to its coffers, spent $7,077 in campaign literature, campaign consultant fees and U.S. postal services, which alone totaled nearly $1,500. Salazar’s total campaign expenditures this year is $18,953. Her campaign’s biggest donor during this finance cycle was $3,000 from Athens Services of Industry. As for the rest of the Montebello candidates, incumbent Norma Lopez-Reid was the biggest spender. She has spent $20,028, according to her records. Lopez-Reid’s biggest cost during the time period was $1,495 for a fundraiser dinner at Quiet Cannon. Giuseppe “Joe” Veneziano has spent $6,482 and Leo Rodriguez has spent $3,095 to date. Santa Fe Springs candidate Annette Rodriguez spent $467; Mike Madrigal spent $5,287 and Bill Rounds spent $9,598 this year. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“My campaign treasurer overnighted it,” Urteaga said Friday morning. “The city clerk should be getting it this afternoon.” He said he signed the paperwork at noon Thursday and there was no reason it was not filed on time. Bagwell, reached by phone Friday, said his campaign manager should have filed the statement. “I will get in touch with him, and it will be filed today,” he said. Both Santa Fe Springs and Montebello charge $10 a day to each campaign for every day it is not filed. Santa Fe Springs Mayor Joe Serrano and Montebello Councilman Bob Bagwell were among those council candidates who did not meet Thursday’s financial statement deadline for the Nov. 6 election. It is the final deadline before voters decide next month who will sit on their respective councils for the next four years. They are vying for two seats on each of the councils. Montebello candidate Robert Urteaga and Santa Fe Springs candidate Francis Carbajal also did not file their statements with their city clerks by the deadline. last_img read more