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Friday, February 13, 2015

43 Wackett Street, Cape Pallarenda

Relaxed Beachside Living at It's [sic] Best!!!    *)

If you are looking for a property where you can get away from the normal suburban hustle & bustle and still be close to quality schools, shopping and the CBD then moving to Pallarenda may be the change you need.

Pallarenda is famous for its relaxed lifestyle where you and your family will feel like you are on holidays all year round. Where else can you walk to the beach in less than a couple of minutes.

THE LOCATION * A couple of minutes walk to the beach * Pallarenda is only a very short drive to the CBD, Airport & all amenities * Great street appeal and backs onto common and natural bushland

BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS * Fully airconditioned home (6 aircons) * Four bedrooms, all builtin * Master bedroom has ensuite and parents retreat/lounge * Light & airy spacious main bathroom, shower & plunge

LIVING & KITCHEN * New kitchen, stainless steel oven, cooktop, rangehood, breakfast bar & pantry * Plenty of bench space, pot draws, large fridge space * Large lounge and dining room open out to undercover deck great for entertaining * 6M X 4M Deck overlooks backyard and park

FEATURES * Polished Maryborough hardwood floors * Casement windows to capture the breezes * Downlights & stainless steel fans * New kitchen & new bathroom

DOWNSTAIRS * Fully enclosed with parking for car * Laundry and workshop/storage space * Lockable storeroom

THE YARD * 708m2 low maintenance block * Side access with room for a pool or shed

If you want a lifestyle and sea change but still want to be minutes to the CBD then this Pallarenda property may be exactly what you have been looking for. What a great place to raise the kids and let them run free.

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Land Size: 708 m² (approx)


I had bought this place just north of Townsville for $75,000 when I came back to Australia in 1985. Couldn't find work and left town again before I had even received my first electricity bill.

Then, after a series of unpleasant experiences with tenants, I sold the place in the late 90s for a bit over $90,000. Look at it now: $459,000! They did some nice renovating which would've cost a bit, but still.

I guess we all have stories like that to tell. If I hadn't bought the place and been saddled with a mortgage which meant I had to keep working to pay it off, I might've been tempted to drop out completely on the cash I had in my pocket and could now be walking barefoot around Bali with dreadlocks in my hair ☺

Difficult to say which is worse: barefoot in Bali with dreadlocks in my hair or barefoot at "Riverbend" and losing my hair? ☺

*) Never trust a real estate agent who doesn't know his apostrophes (or should that be: 'never trust a real estate agent' ?)