Finance Property Summer comes early at these seaside cottages

Summer comes early at these seaside cottages

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Australians more than anyone love the idea of living by the sea.

Many of us dream of a sea change (Sigrid Thornton’s seemed to go well) or of owning a beach house for the weekends.

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To help keep that seaside dream alive, we’ve picked five of the best seaside cottages for sale on this week.

Modest and charming, these houses don’t cost in the millions but do offer a secluded getaway from the bright lights and big cities.

1. 163 Wood Street, FLINDERS, VIC, 3929


Price: Contact agent (upcoming auction)

Like something out of Hansel and Gretel, this house has serious story book charm. Walking distance to Flinders shops and beach, the tall pines provide plenty of privacy amongst a thriving, small town on the Mornington Peninsula. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms would happily house a medium-sized family. See more on

2. 1/191 Ewos Parade, CRONULLA, NSW, 2230


Price: Contact agent (upcoming auction)

This 1920s home in Sydney’s Cronulla may not quite be off the beaten track, but it is charming enough to deliver you from the hustle and bustle. The cottage boasts views to Bass and Flinders Point and the ocean and a restored interior. A cabana and hot tub could come in handy should Sydney’s weather ever dip below beach standards. See more on

3. 15 Honey Richea Road, HELLYER, TAS, 7321


Price: $299,000

A bargain Tasmanian hideaway, this pale blue cottage features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a pretty, cottage-style garden. A sun-drenched atrium provides the perfect spot for a morning cup of tea, before you head over to the veggie patch for some gardening. See more on

4. 266 Toolong Road, PORT FAIRY, VIC, 3284

port fairy

Price: Contact agent

This pretty, restored cottage sits on 48 acres of fertile land on the outskirts of beautiful Port Fairy in Victoria. The property includes five separate paddocks and blue stone stables, as well as three light-filled bedroom with views to a meticulously-kept garden. See more on

5. Mandalay House, AIRLIE BEACH, QLD, 4802

airlie beach

Price: Contact agent

Now, this one is more of a ‘bonus round’. ‘Mandalay House’ is likely to really break the bank, particularly as it was previously listed in 2014 for $25 million. This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom waterfront mansion comes with its own helipad, gym, cinema, 144 square metre master bedroom and gallery. Hardly a cottage, really. See more on


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