ONE OF A KIND: Svendsen’s Beach retreat is one of the rarest freehold in properties in Australia.
ONE OF A KIND: Svendsen’s Beach retreat is one of the rarest freehold in properties in Australia. Contributed

Great Keppel Island retreat for sale

IT'S a property any Bond girl would love to be whisked away, with total seclusion, crystal-clear water, white sand and breathtaking sunsets.

One of the rarest pieces of freehold real estate in Australia has come onto the market for the first time in more than 60 years.

Svendsen's Beach retreat sits on 0.9ha (2.24 acres) on the northern tip of Great Keppel Island and is surrounded by beaches on three sides.

The property is jointly owned by three brothers who grew up on the island.

They are among five generations of the Svendsen family who have lived on the Capricorn Coast since their Danish grandfather was "invited to leave Denmark by the government".

According to eldest brother Chris, the sale is reluctant but necessary to finalise their parent's estate.

"Even when it's sold, we'll still feel strongly attached," he said.

"I know we can't dictate it, but we'd love to see it sold to Australians...someone who wants to buy it for what it is."

The property is being marketed by Kev Doolan, from The Professionals at Emu Park, and Kerry O'Reilly, from O'Reilly's Real Estate in Yeppoon.

Mr Doolan said he had never listed a property like it in his career.

"It's priceless; no one knows what its value is," he said.

The property has two older style houses and low key visitor accommodation in bungalows and eco-tents.

There have been three expressions of interest from overseas, one from Sydney and another from the local area.

The sale comes only months after the approval of Tower Holdings $600 million redevelopment, six kilometres away.

The property is open for tender until November 29.



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