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

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Evan Engram, Greg Olsen, Gerald Everett impact Week 16 TE rankings

first_imgGerald Everett injury newsEverett (knee) has missed the past three games as Tyler Higbee has taken over as starter in L.A. He’d been referred to as “day-to-day” last week before being ruled out by the end of the week. The Rams play Saturday night against the 49ers.WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPYou can’t really count on Everett at this point even if he plays – the bigger implications are for Higbee. But a matchup with the 49ers isn’t a great one for him, either, and if Everett were to make it back, you’d want to avoid Higbee, too. WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Evan Engram playing in Week 16?UPDATE: Engram has been placed on Injured Reserve. His season is over.Engram has missed the Giants’ past five games due to a sprained foot. Rhett Ellison continues to be out with a concussion, as well, leaving Kaden Smith to handle starting tight end duties for New York. Engram spent time last week limited in practice before being ruled out.Hopefully you’re not still holding out too much hope in Engram — he’s just as likely to be shut down as he is to play against the Redskins in Week 16. But if he does play, he’s a fantasy starter, so don’t dismiss him until he’s officially ruled out.WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endGreg Olsen injury updateOlsen has cleared the league’s concussion protocol, which is what kept him out the past two weeks and allowed Ian Thomas to garner two starts. When Olsen was active earlier in the season, Thomas barely played, so unless we get a different indication for a rebuilding end to the season, expect Olsen to take back the playing time at TE in Carolina.Since Carolina has reportedly made the move to Will Grier, maybe the Panthers will stick with Thomas, too. For now, we have to operate like Olsen is a back-end starting tight end for Week 16 against the Colts.MORE WEEK 16: Top waiver pickups If you own Evan Engram and made it to your fantasy championship in spite of him, kudos to you. You can still cross your fingers he’ll make it back from injury and be in the top 10 of our Week 16 TE rankings, but that seems unlikely at this point. Greg Olsen owners can breathe easier, since it looks like he’s back. And the Rams’ tight end situation might be one to avoid this week if Gerald Everett gets back to eat into Tyler Higbee’s value against the 49ers. We have the latest updates below.For injury updates on banged-up RBs Jordan Howard, Kerryon Johnson, and Damien Williams, click here; for news on ailing WRs DJ Chark, Mike Evans, and JuJu Smith-Schuster, go here; for the latest on Dalvin Cook, click here; for updates on Chris Godwin, go here. For more fantasy news, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.last_img read more