5 Harcourt Crescent, SMITHS LAKE NSW 2428
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- 9 Sep 2016
Harcourt Holiday House
The village of Smiths Lake is situated on the majestic lake that gives it its name in the Great Lakes area of the Mid North Coast region of NSW at approximately 274 km north of Sydney. It is located on the northern edge of the lake midway between Myall Lake and Wallis Lake at a short 25 min drive from Foster and 1h 40 min from Newcastle CBD. Bounded by National Parks, and surrounded by water, Smiths Lake is a popular holiday destination for families, who come to enjoy a number of outdoor activities including beach walking, bush walking, bike riding, fishing, kayaking, diving, surfing and off course, swimming in the warm calm waters of the lakes or the fantastic nearby ocean beaches of Blueys Beach, Boomerang Beach, Elizabeth Beach or local Cellito Beach where the lake is separated from the ocean by an impressive sandbar formation.
AÂ¢a‚Â¬EœHarcourt' is well located a short 7 min walk to the local shops, where you can find a butchery, a bakery, a general store, a bottle shop, a hairdresser, a take away, a convenience store and a real estate agent. It is a 3- minute drive to Frothy Coffee Boatshed and its surrounding picnic and swimming areas and 5 min drive to the local bowling club.
This architect designed brick home, built circa 2005, is on an almost rectangular block of land of some 990 sq. m located in a quiet street. It is accessed via a paved driveway that leads to a remote controlled double lock-up garage and an impressive entrance.
The house is currently operating as a holiday home with comfortable accommodation for up to 16 guests across 5 mixed-configuration bedrooms and a stand-alone games room and studio.
The interior of the main house has interesting architectural features such as pitched high ceilings that give a sense of space, large windows that bring in plenty of light and a playful distribution of levels across the property. For instance, a short flight of stairs lead the guests from the entrance foyer to the front of the house which consists of a large and open living area, another small set of stairs lead to the dining area and a fully equipped kitchen that has modern appliances and a granite bench top. The dining area opens through sliding doors to a delightful palm covered paved pathway that leads to the backyard.
To the right of the living area, a delightful loft is perched high as a second seating area with its own outdoor deck. A second much larger and covered deck (another impressive design feature of the house) is also accessed from the main living room and provides an outdoor dining area along with a number of pleasant outdoor seating arrangements.
The sleeping quarters are past the kitchen and consist of three queen bedrooms (the main has a walk in wardrobe, a built-in and an ensuite), and two additional bedrooms equipped with 2 single beds each. All bedrooms are carpeted and have built in wardrobes. There is also a modern bathroom and a laundry from which another deck is reached. From there, guests find to their delight the main attraction: a private saltwater swimming pool as well as a heated outdoor spa for everyone to enjoy.
The main house has a split air conditioning system and ceiling fans for comfort during hot days and under floor heating in the bathrooms and kitchen for winter. There is also a 3kw solar system that brings in monthly electricity rebates.
The adjacent two-level building comprises of a large games room on the lower level and a loft studio on the upper level, which is currently configured with 1 queen bed, 2 single beds and a double sofa bed. The games room contains a TV area, a bathroom and a kitchenette as well as an 8 x 4 slate pool table, a table tennis table, a hockey table and a soccer table.
AÂ¢a‚Â¬EœHarcourt' has been offered for holiday letting since its construction and has enjoyed annual increases in revenue with many repeat guests and a growing positive reputation. Peak season bookings are solid with most Christmas, public holidays and school holidays booked out in advance. Balance of the year is mostly made up of week-end bookings and some weekly bookings.
The main target market is families and large or small groups since it is one of the few holiday houses in the area with large sleeping capacity. The swimming pool and spa are great added points of difference as well as the inclusion of AÂ¢a‚Â¬Eœtoys' and entertainment options. Its offering of full home inclusions (including all baby needs), privacy, comfort and outdoor seatings has proven popular with a great mix of guests who also enjoy the proximity to the great natural beauty of the Great Lakes as well as a choice of sandy ocean beaches.
This very easy to manage business is currently run remotely from Foster with assistance from local cleaners and maintenance contacts. The average business turnover over the last 3 years was $78,676 with further upside potential via wider distribution and additional promotion.
The current business lacks its own website and is only promoted on a handful of holiday letting sites. There is an opportunity to gear up the business presence and promotion and increase occupancy.
The freehold and the business are offered for sale on walk-in walk-out basis with its full inventory and forward bookings. The inventory list is extensive and includes 5 golf sets, 4 wave skis, widescreen TVs, DVD player, surround sound system, play station, Xbox, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and many more inclusions.
Fantastic holiday house with full inclusions close to the lake and to the famous beaches of the Mid North Coast, with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities on offer for the whole family. The house design is interesting and uncommon with a number of living and sitting areas to choose from. This is an opportunity to acquire a solid property with easy holiday letting income or the chance to own a second or permanent home in a relaxed
1 Bligh street, SydneyGrade A
Building AmenitiesAvg. rent (net):$800 - $1000Avg. outgoings:$162Vacancy rate:13.5%Data from Colliers Edge.For information click hereMajor TenantsNabers energyAdditional information
5 Harcourt Crescent SMITHS LAKE