10 August 2023

Country charm meets coastal chic at Callala Bay beach house

| Katrina Condie
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The weatherboard home blends coast and country style at Callala Bay. Photo: LJ Hooker Sanctuary Point.

Just minutes from the silky white sands of Jervis Bay, this renovated cottage combines country charm with coastal chic resulting in a holiday retreat where relaxation is the top priority.

And, if you’re after a permanent abode, why not savour that idyllic holiday lifestyle every day of the year at 14 Donovan Close, Callala Bay.

Head to the calm waters of the bay for excellent fishing, boating or snorkelling, or hit the tracks in the nearby national park for mountain biking or bushwalking – it’s all on the doorstep.

LJ Hooker Sanctuary Point sales agent Tim Houston said the property was located in a quiet, leafy street and made a big impression on first inspection.

“The home has been significantly renovated over the last 10 years. It’s been freshened up and given a really nice new look,” he said.

“The owners have established a gorgeous cottage garden with a variety of colourful roses, native and fruit trees, and have repainted inside and out.

“They’ve refreshed the kitchen and bathroom, and really opened the home up. The addition of timber and wire fencing and verandah railings have created a county homestead close to the beach.”

With a price guide of $950,000 to $980,000, Tim said the home could be snapped up by somebody seeking a family weekender, Airbnb holiday home or investment property.

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He said it would also suit retirees or downsizers seeking a quiet sea change, or first home buyers looking for space to grow a family on the coast.

With the village shops, primary school, playgrounds and a boat ramp close by, living at Callala Bay offers an opportunity to embrace the outdoors and become involved with a close-knit community.

The four-bedroom beach house features a large open-plan living area that flows the entire length of the house, and is enveloped by a covered wraparound colonial-style verandah.

“When you walk through the front door you can see all the way through the lounge room, dining room and kitchen to the rear verandah. Straight away, it really captures just how open and light the home is,” Tim said.

“You get a really good breeze right through, which keeps the home cool in summer. There’s no need for expensive air-conditioning.

“The front and rear bedrooms both have private doors that open onto the balcony, so you can wake up, walk out and sit in the sun with your morning coffee.

“The back room has its own access, so teenagers, guests or extended family members can come and go as they please and have that independence.”

With a crisp white and pale blue colour scheme, the coastal vibe is enhanced by gleaming original cypress pine flooring, huge picture windows and French doors that provide a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living.

Tim said the large kitchen, which features a five-burner gas cooktop, handmade island bench and a walk-in pantry made entertaining a breeze, while the master bedroom was a “true retreat”, complete with an ensuite, large built-in wardrobe and direct access to the verandah.

“Imagine waking up to the gentle breeze and the soothing sounds of nature right outside your door,” he said.

The second and third bedrooms are also oversized with built-in wardrobes, ensuring ample storage space. The tiled main bathroom offers both a shower and a bath, while a separate toilet adds convenience for residents and guests alike.

Tim said the stunningly renovated colonial-style property offered a “perfect blend of style, comfort, and convenience”.

He said because the home has roof trusses, there is plenty of potential to reconfigure the floorplan in the beach retreat, which sits on a 717 sqm block.

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The home is fully fenced with a country-style farm gate welcoming you to the property.

Side access to a large drive-through garage at the rear provides plenty of parking and storage for the boat, caravan, trailer and essential water toys.

A village on the northern side of Jervis Bay, Callala Bay is bustling with holidaymakers during the summer months, with holiday rentals in high demand.

Tim said the home was ideally located for those who enjoy the outdoors, with locals and visitors alike regularly kayaking in and walking along the banks of Wowly Creek, just 900 metres away.

“You can walk to the village with its cafe, butcher shop, bakery, fish and chip shop. There’s a bottle-o and IGA supermarket, then you’ve got the country club with golf and bowls,” he said.

“This home would really suit someone looking for that coastal lifestyle change or weekend retreat,” he added.

To arrange an inspection at 14 Donovan Close, Callala Bay call Tim Houston 0483 036 429.

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