You’ll be seeing double in this amazing draw, with matching beachfront villas on offer at the south end of the Gold Coast. Both homes were custom built by the RSL and sit right on Bilinga Beach, halfway between Currumbin and Coolangatta. You couldn’t pick a better location for surfing, golfing, swimming or enjoying all the other attractions of this iconic holiday destination.
The two homes share a wall and look out over the ocean. Each has five bedrooms, spread over three floors of luxurious living and furnished with a high-end design and electricals package. They’re mirror images of each other with identical floor plans, appliances and features. Also included in the first prize package is $20,000 in gold bullion to help pay for rates, water and body corporate, along with a $2,000 travel voucher to get you to your new home. In all, that’s a $3,737,250 windfall with plenty of options for crafting your new worry-free lifestyle.
This is the draw for those who can’t decide whether they’d rather have a luxury home or over a million dollars in the bank. With draw 357, you can sell one home and keep the other, meaning you’ll be an instant millionaire and still have a residence in one of the most enviable locations on the Gold Coast. Half an hour from the hype of Surfer’s Paradise in a laid-back and family friendly community. That’s definitely the best of both worlds, and you won’t want to miss out on your chance to have it all.
The Joys of Bilinga
You’ll find the small community of Bilinga close to the New South Wales border, at the far end of the 66-kilometre stretch of sand that comprises the Gold Coast. The beach in front of your villas is patrolled and a great place to swim, with a gentle surf and pristine white sand. Famed Kirra beach is right next door, and to the south are the pounding waves of Snapper Rocks.
The Gold Coast airport is located in Bilinga and this is where many visitors catch their first glimpse of the ocean. Thirty minutes away, Surfer’s Paradise draws thousands to its world-famous beaches, attractions and night markets. Brisbane is just over an hour from the two prize villas but will seem like a world away from your new home on the beach.
When you can get into the surf less than 20 metres from your own front door it might be hard to imagine ever going anywhere else, but the region is absolutely packed with things to do. The allure of the hinterland is a short drive away, and a visit to Springbrook National Park is always a great option. There are dozens of championship golf courses along the coast where you can work on your swing, and no end of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. You’ll soon find your favourites and discover a host of hidden treasures when you venture out from your luxurious retreat by the ocean.
Your Ocean Front Home
Both villas share the same design, furnishings and enviable location. They face the water, with only a narrow stretch of quiet road separating the property from the beach. From the two upper levels, you’ll be able to see for miles with unimpeded views that stretch all the way to Surfer’s Paradise. The second level al fresco and third level balcony have plenty of room to sit comfortably as you gaze at the distant horizon and savour your good fortune.
The ground floor has two generously sized bedrooms, one of which is equipped with an ensuite. This is great place to house your guests, close to the front entrance where they can sneak out for a late evening walk along the beach. On the middle level, you’ll find an open living area with a terrific kitchen, comfy lounge and dining room. The al fresco lies beyond, with a BBQ, large dining table, and panoramic views of the ocean. Entertain friends or simply enjoy your meal with the soothing sound of the surf in the background.
One of the best features of the home is the flexibility you have when it comes to creating additional living spaces. There are five bedrooms in all, and one of them has been converted to a retreat on the third level beside the master suite. The second level bedroom is well suited for a media room or enclosed study, and the ground level bedroom adjoining the guest suite would make a great games room or additional lounge. It really depends on how many bedrooms you need, but all five are spacious and can be used any way that best suits your needs.
The master bedroom at the top of the house has a private balcony with spectacular views as well as a small lounge area. The neighbouring retreat has a television, making the entire floor a haven for relaxing whether you’re stretched out in the ensuite’s soaking tub or curled up in an armchair with your favourite book.
Multiply all of this by two and you’ll get a sense of just how expansive this first prize package really is. All of it yours to enjoy, sell, or keep as an investment if you’re the lucky ticket holder in draw 357.
Features of the Two Gold Coast Villas
The prime location has to be one of the best features of these two homes, but the floor plan, furnishings and quality materials used in their construction are also impressive. There’s lots of natural wood to set off the blue and white décor, and the accent pieces all feature contemporary designs and rich textured fabrics.
- First prize package worth $3,737,250, comprised of two identical and adjoining villas
- Both villas are right on the beach, 20 metres from the sand
- New construction, purpose built for the RSL
- 326 square metres
- Modern exterior design with clean lines, balconies with timbered ceilings, and stylish entry doors
- Unimpeded views of the ocean from the second and third levels
- Integrated kitchen, living and dining area opens onto a large al fresco
- Beach-facing al fresco has a BBQ
- Gourmet kitchen with high end appliances. Central island with seating.
- Timbered staircases
- Five bedrooms in all, two on ground level, one on second level, and two on third level
- Patio off one of the ground level bedrooms, which also has a full ensuite
- Master bedroom on the top floor has a private balcony with stunning views. Also includes a seating area, ensuite with soaking tub and large walk-in robe
- Second bedroom on the top floor has been converted into a retreat with armchairs and television
- Full bathroom on each level plus a powder room on the ground floor
- Laundry facilities and multiple storage areas
- $232,500 worth of furnishings and electricals
- Garage at the front of each mirrored villa has room to park two cars
- Air conditioning
- $20,000 in gold bullion to take care of 12 months of rates, water and body corporate fees
- Legal transfer fees worth $2,750
- $2,000 travel voucher to get you to your two new homes
Second and Third Prizes
You’ll surely have your heart set on winning the two villas in Bilinga, but there are two very nice consolation prizes for the second and third place winners as well. The runner-up will receive $10,000 in gold bullion, and the third prize winner will walk away with $5,000 in gold.
Here Are Your Dates to Remember
31 July 2018: The RSL Art Union Prize Home Lottery Draw 357 closes at 8pm AEST
8 August 2018: The draw for all prizes happens at 10am AEST at Anzac House, 283 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.
You are more than welcome to come and observe the draw in person. Be sure to drop by if you’re in the area because this one is going to be a real thriller.
All winners in draw 357 will be notified by registered mail so you’re going to want to keep an eye on the post. You can also find a list of winners in the Courier Mail and the Australian. They’ll be publishing the results of the draw on Friday 10 August 2018. This site will also post the winners following the draw.
Villas Are Open for Public Inspection
Taking a drive down to Bilinga will give you a first-hand look at these two outstanding homes. The beachfront villas will be open for touring by the public from 20 June 2018 until 31 July 2018. You can pay a visit from 9am to 5pm, any day of the week, and enjoy that amazing 180-degree view from the top balcony.
While you’re here, be sure to take a look around the neighbourhood. Venture into the hinterland or spend the day at the beach. Surfer’s Paradise is only half an hour away, or you could head south to the beaches of northern New South Wales. Give yourself ample time to explore and make the most of a mini-holiday to the Gold Coast.
The two villas are located at 230 Pacific Parade, Bilinga QLD 4225. Just head for the beach…
So Many Options with Two Prize Homes
The beauty of draw 357 is that you won’t have to choose between living in a luxurious beachfront home or banking over a million dollars. You can do both. By choosing to put one of the home on the market, you’ll net well over 7 figures and still be able to call the other one home. Imagine living on the beach with all of your debts paid and a worry-free future ahead of you. Head to your holiday home for long weekends and vacations or retire early and live in the lap of luxury.
Alternatively, you could hang onto both homes but rent one of them out for a second income. That would get you an additional $78,000 a year, which could set you up to chuck in your job and live off the proceeds. If you just want to keep the homes as a long-term investment, renting both should bring in around $156,000 which in itself will be a life changer. Travel all you want, start working on your bucket list, and enjoy yourself as property values continue to climb. If you do sell up down the road, your lottery win will be worth even more than it is one the day you collect both sets of keys.
If making the most of life as a multi-millionaire sounds good, you could always simply sell both villas and reap the profits. That will give you well over three million dollars to tick off all the items on your wish list. Bilinga is a highly desirable market and you won’t have any trouble finding buyers for these brand-new homes. You could purchase another home anywhere in the country, take early retirement, or just enjoy knowing that you’ll never be short of cash for the rest of your life.
Draw 357 gives you options, and all of them open the door to a millionaire lifestyle and a future that’s free of financial worries. Be sure to make your ticket purchases early and take your time thinking about what you’d do with two luxury homes on the Gold Coast.
Purchase Your Ticket Books
Ticket books are great value and always give you more chances to win than spending the equivalent amount on individual ticket purchases. You’ll start to receive bonus tickets with a $20 book and will also be adding gold to the pot if you win the first prize package. A $50 book gives you three bonus tickets, a value of $15 dollars, which means three free chances to win the two spectacular villas. That also adds $85,000 in gold bullion, just in case winning over $3.7 million isn’t quite enough.
25 Chances to Win (5 bonus tickets valued at $25)
$135,000 Gold Bullion
19 Chances to Win (4 bonus tickets valued at $20)
$105,000 Gold Bullion
13 Chances to Win (3 bonus tickets valued at $15)
$85,000 Gold Bullion
8 chances to Win (2 bonus tickets valued at $10)
$55,000 Gold Bullion
5 chances to Win (1 bonus tickets valued at $5)
$40,000 Gold Bullion
2 Chances to Win
$30,000 Gold Bullion
The $50 Book is the most popular package. It gives you 13 chances of winning with 3 bonus tickets and if you are holding the winning ticket, you also receive an additional $85,000 in gold bullion.
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