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Buying Gold Coast property along the beach vs in the Hinterland

first_img19 Seashell Ave, Mermaid Beach. 25-27 Forest Ridge Drive, Bonogin. STRUGGLING to decide whether you want a seachange or a treechange?Making a decision can be a daunting task given the market is flooded with stunning beachside and Hinterland properties at the moment.But comparing the pros and cons of both will take the panic out of making one of the biggest purchases of your life.To make life even easier, we’ve already done some of the hard work for you. 1. Burleigh Waters and Currumbin Valley 29801/2 Ephraim Island, Paradise Point. A luxury island penthouse or acreage estate with Federation-style house and its own chapel?The Ephraim Island and Maudsland properties have very similar prices at $2.39 million and $2.25 million respectively so that won’t be a deal breaker.They also both have wrap around balconies but while the penthouse overlooks the water, the Queenslander is surrounded by greenery.The 8th-level penthouse has all the luxury features expected of a prestige property, including floor-to-ceiling windows and marble featured throughout.The Maudsland home has been modernised but has retained its character features, including fireplaces and detailed woodwork.It also offers dual living as the chapel has been converted into a two-bedroom loft. 3. Ephraim Island and Maudsland 77 Holyrood Rd, Maudsland. 25-27 Forest Ridge Drive, Bonogin. MORE: Fisherman’s hut going under the hammer 2. Mermaid Beach and Bonogin House hunters will be paying for the location of this Mermaid Beach house, which is metres from the ocean.The two-storey three-bedroom house on a 308sq m block close to Hedges Ave, also known as ‘Millionaire’s Row’, is listed with an asking price of $2.475 million.Yet at Bonogin, prospective buyers could snap up a modern mansion on an elevated 4827sq m block for $200,000 less.The five-bedroom house is much further from the beach but it is surrounded by bushland and has sweeping views of the Gold Coast.center_img 81 Burleigh St, Burleigh Waters. 81 Burleigh St, Burleigh Waters. COMPARE THE PAIR 29801/2 Ephraim Island, Paradise Point. For the same price of a house on a 635sqm block at Burleigh Waters, you could buy an acreage estate at Currumbin Valley.Both are modern properties with five bedrooms, have a listing price just over $1.6 million and are close to a lake or creek, but that is the extent of their similarities.The Burleigh Waters house is streets from the beach as well as popular cafes and restaurants while the Currumbin Valley property is more secluded and private.The Hinterland estate also has much more space, including paddocks for horses.The beachside house has limited yard space but it is across the road form a park. 9A Bourke Lodge Drive, Currumbin Valley. 19 Seashell Ave, Mermaid Beach. Would you rather live in a beachside of Hinterland property? 9A Bourke Lodge Drive, Currumbin Valley.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMORE: Apartment sales at two-year high 77 Holyrood Rd, Maudsland.last_img read more