The jury may be out on whether holiday houses stack up as an investment – but logic and numbers tend to go out of the window when you're considering properties such as these two.
You want to spend Christmas near the beach, but you'd rather do without the screaming kids and loud music that comes with the typical holiday resort (or caravan park). Perhaps one of these two properties – close to the action, yet far enough away to offer peace and tranquillity in abundance – might fit the bill. And quite a bill it will be, should you choose to make one your own private getaway.
3 beds, 3 bathrooms
Images sourced from LJ Hooker Bicheno via Domain
Listing agency LJ Hooker Bicheno says:
"Exclusive home in the holiday town of Bicheno, house area 389 sq.m on 2026 sq.m land enjoying a unique position, north facing, a short walk to the town centre, school, restaurants and other amenities.
"This is one of the cleanest and most picturesque areas of Tasmania, the "noisy neighbours" are squabbling penguins."
4 beds, 4 bathrooms
Images sourced from Acton Margaret River via Domain
From listing agency Acton Margaret River:
"From the moment you enter this exclusive enclave, it becomes very apparent that not only have you come across a very special part of Margaret River, but you have also uncovered a very well-kept secret. The entrance to this magnificent Terry Fripp designed residence sitting high on 5.5 gently sloping acres is via a long winding driveway which meanders its way through the grounds until you arrive at your destination.
"Entry to the summer home of a Balinese Princess is through the beautiful and manicured rose gardens of a traditional Balinese Courtyard. Once inside you find yourself captivated by the luxurious living area featuring 20-foot high ceilings and overlooking the tranquil infinity pool which is surrounded by more magnificent gardens."