Surge in demand for tropical paradise as Whitsunday's nets big sale

Surge in demand for tropical paradise as Whitsunday's nets big sale
Surge in demand for tropical paradise as Whitsunday's nets big sale

Whitsunday achieves record month of sales as Melbourne buyers in lockdown dream of a tropical getaway.

Ray White Whitsunday sold more than $21 million worth of stock in August, with principal Mark Beale claiming he is fielding “dozens of calls” a day from southerners prepped to travel at the end of lockdown.

“So many people are looking to buy a holiday home in Airlie Beach with the option of living here full time or working from home", Beale says.

"It feels like everyone from down south wants to have a property here.

"So many of our buyers are working remotely anyway."

Recently, Hog’s Breath Café founder Don Algie sold his Whitsundays mansion Chesapeake Whitsundays through Beale.

Surge in demand for tropical paradise as Whitsunday's nets big sale

The off-market sale was the highest price achieved in the Whitsundays mainland since 2018 when Mandalay House sold for $14 million.

The buyer was revealed to be Alan Thomas Galloway of the world famous Alabar horse breeding stud in Victoria.

“I was flying and I saw the mountain with Chesapeake on the top at 1000ft above sea level, it was like a beacon", Galloway says.

"I have fallen in love with Airlie Beach, it’s like a hidden gem, a slice of paradise."

Set on 22 hectares, the gated Chesapeake estate has a three bedroom, four bathroom home with a number of living areas, a full stainless steel chefs kitchen and an upper pool.

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