Tropical living at its best

The owners of this home have embraced the concept of what tropical living is about. Situated on 2,518m2 this unusual but practically designed residence consists of a 2 bedroom home, a separate structure of three one bedroom studio units which have a large common patio and a large outdoor living/dining/kitchen. A storage shed which is used for storage of tools machinery and garden implements also has 3 phase power. There is room for three cars in two carports. There is a large salt-water enclosed in ground pool. The gardens have vast lawns and an array of tropical shrubs and plants.

Being situated at the end of Mangano Close although there are neighbors, they are not close. I would suggest that anyone who is currently living in the tropics, or wants to capture that true concept of tropical living should take the time to inspect this property. I encourage them to inspect because I am confident that whoever buys this property will have had all the important “Tropical Living” boxes ticked. With the owners having the privacy of of the two bedroom home, the separate outdoor living/kitchen/dining can be used by visitors, extended family or by the whole family. With so many options available, these facilities provide great flexibility for the occupants. Both the outdoor kitchen living and dining area and the units which have a very well shaded patio are designed to be cool in the warmest weather with an abundance of ceiling fans. There is a large pantry which provides excellent storage and room for several fridges.

The main home has a living and kitchen area combined with high vaulted ceilings being a feature of this part of the home. The kitchen has beautiful natural timber benches with timber paneling on the walls and ceiling beams. The home is surrounded by wide patios and a two-car carport. There are two spacious bedrooms. There is one large bathroom, separate toilet and laundry. There are fans throughout the house, outdoor kitchen/dining area and units, with air conditioning in both bedrooms as well as the three units.

The property would also make an excellent venue for a B&B. All the facilities are there for such a venture. All that’s required is a good website and attitude. The current owners have a young family to care for and therefore no time to operate one effectively. Such a business would be ideal for a fit ’50’s’ couple with grown up children looking for a nice lifestyle with a good earn through the studio units. An inspection of the property with this in mind will only serve to confirm the potential of such an enterprise. It is our belief as the selling agents that once the website is established that the occupancy rate would be quite healthy, the reason being that there are not many B&B’s of this style in the Cairns area. Most B&B’s have the accommodation in the house. So there is a certain uniqueness, call it a niche market!

Maintaining the grounds in good order is not a time consuming task. The owners assures me that once maintenance is up to date, an hour a week takes care of it, with the occasional cutback of trees and shrubs.

The asking price for 20 Mangano Close is $799,000