Brisbane family Sophie and David Griffiths with their sons Huw, 4, and Max, 7, happy in their Casuarina Beach Shack.
Brisbane family Sophie and David Griffiths with their sons Huw, 4, and Max, 7, happy in their Casuarina Beach Shack.

Family shacking up at Casuarina

THE Griffiths now have a shack of their own to call home.

But the luxury, boutique Beach Shack at Casuarina is far from Spartan.

Sophie and David Griffiths and their two young sons were the first people to snap up a property in the Beach Shacks and Santai apartments property liquidation sale in January, which attracted $11 million in sales in 24 days.

The Brisbane family waited for more than a year for a Beach Shack to come onto the market, and when Colliers International launched the sale, they drove straight down.

“We have spent a few short breaks at Casuarina Beach on holidays and weekends over the years and just love the simplicity and safety of the area,” Mrs Griffiths said.

She added they planned to use the Beach Shack as a weekender.

“Being less than an hour-and-a-half drive from Brisbane, we could pack up the car and be down there in time for breakfast,” Mrs Griffiths said.

“We were instantly drawn to the sense of community and the great bike paths, walkways, play parks, direct beach access, coffee shop and restaurants.

"We put our name on the waiting list in late 2009 for a Beach Shack and when the property liquidation sale was launched earlier this year we knew we would never get the chance to buy at such an affordable price again.”

Colliers International released the first portion of properties at almost half the original developer price, with Beach Shacks priced from $259,000 to $335,000 and Santai apartments from $179,000.

Stage two of Santai and the Beach Shacks is on the market, with only a few properties remaining.



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