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The Gold Coast - Vanessa & Dwayne Property Factsheet

Vanessa Haldane & Dwayne Garbutt


BUDGET- $750,000 – 800,000

THE BRIEF: Vanessa and Dwayne are childhood sweethearts who have lived in Melbourne all their lives. They have 3 daughters. Five years ago Vanessa’s father passed away and her mother died last year – prompting them to reevaluate their lives.  They have always dreamt of living on the Gold Coast and now feel that life’s too short and are ready to take the plunge.  This gorgeous family wants a fresh start and a complete lifestyle change.  Ideally they’d love a light filled modern house 10 to 15 minutes from the beach with 4 bedrooms and a pool.  It has to be a family friendly area and a child-friendly house for the baby who’s 8 months old.  Renovating is not an option for these guys – they want to move in and start living the Gold Coast dream immediately!

PROPERTY #1  ADDRESS:  Anthony Drive, Miami, GOLD COAST, QLD

Sale Price - $797,000

House Description:

Opposite a great kids park sits this large and spacious multi-level 4-bedroom home. The backyard has been transformed into a private tropical hideaway with a large swimming pool and a Bali inspired thatched outdoor entertaining pavilion – perfect for pool parties. The kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops, glass splashbacks and a breakfast bar.  The master  has an ensuite and Juliet balcony.  The top floor of this home is a huge rumpus/family room which could be converted in to a 4th bedroom / teenagers retreat. Close to shopping centres, Burleigh and Miami cafes and the beach.

Land Size -  654m2

Agent – Juliana Gomes - Kingfisher Realty Burleigh Heads

Miami is a beach town located south of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.  Miami is a really spectacular stretch of beach, fantastic for jogging or walking, and great for families and kids.  The café at Miami Beach Surf Club does great coffees. The Gold Coast Highway runs through the middle of the suburb.  The area is built out and housing ranges from beach front units and duplexes to large homes and prices vary depending on whether they are near the water or inland. The median house price is $451,000.

PROPERTY #2 ADDRESS: Melaleuca Drive, Palm Beach, GOLD COAST, QLD

Sale Price - $850,000 +

House Description: As soon as you step foot inside this property you feel like you’re on holidays!  It’s an impressive 4-bedroom waterfront home on a massive block with a swimming pool and access to the private beach.  The parent’s retreat has its own private deck, garden and ensuite.  The multiple indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces are a real standout. It’s light, bright and modern and thoughtful details are everywhere in this place. Best of all there’s good separation of bedrooms and the living / entertaining areas.  Close to great recreational facilities, parks and schools.  The perfect entertainer!

Land Size - 900m2

Agent – Mishy Canning - Coldwell Banker Elite Properties

Area Description - Palm Beach is on the Gold Coast and straddles both sides of the Gold Coast Highway.  There’s easy access to motorways, all without the traffic hassles of Surfers Paradise.  It’s a great suburb for families, with lots of parks, recreational facilities and a good selection of schools.  There are also plenty of community and social sporting clubs as well as the local surf club. The median house price is $490,000.


Sale Price - $839,000 + 

House Description: This 4-bedroom home has expansive views onto the 16th fairway of The Palmer Golf Course. The sunken lounge, kitchen, dining and family room opens to the covered outdoor entertaining area.  There is room to update. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac this home is close to shops, schools and beaches.

Land Size - 821m2

Agent – Grant Kirkbeck - Ray White Mermaid Beach

Area Description - Robina was developed in the early 1980’s as a master-planned community and it now has some of the best shopping and recreational facilities in Queensland. It’s a desirable place to live on the Gold Coast close to great schools and transport.  The median house price is $480,000


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Posted by Dean23Report
Great post to grab your dream home.Vanessa & Dwayne must be happy after a having home like this.it is full furnished in each and every aspect. If you want to decorate your home by awesome lighting,you can find here at www.lighcorelighting.com.au
Though this home is fulfilled with all things,but some lighting tips yet required.Thanks
Posted by Marty17Report
I am so pleased that Vanessa and Dwayne were able to find their dream home in their dream location. As a fellow Melbournian who one day dreams to relocate up to the Sunshine Coast, this episode made for mouth watering viewing. It would be great if you could one day have a follow up on couples like these to see how they are faring after their big move. Once again congratulations to Dwayne, Vanessa and their children.