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$1.8 million: Inside wildly popular Airbnb now up for sale

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Composite image of front of 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562 and its living room
One of Australia's most popular Airbnbs is up for sale. (Source: Domain)

One of Australia’s most booked-out Airbnbs brought in a six-figure income last year, and it’s now up for grabs – if you’ve got more than $1.8 million lying around.

The Doonan home, which is some 15 minutes away from Sunshine Coast coastal town Noosa, features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, four parking spaces and sits on more than 6,000 square metres.

“This secluded hinterland property is an achievement in individuality and creativity, showcasing a lifestyle where authentic countryside living and absolute peace and serenity seamlessly meet in perfect harmony,” states the property listing.

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The 216-228 Sunrise Road property has been listed for sale and is taking “offers over $1,800,000”.

You’d be forgiven for thinking the price is a little steep, especially since the median three-bedroom house price in Doonan hovers somewhere around $1.05 million.

$2,457 per week

And there’s a reason behind the price.

The Airbnb is booked out pretty much all-year round, and last financial year raked in a whopping $127,785, which is significantly more than what many Aussies take home in a year.

The property also has a pretty high profile: it’s been featured in magazines such as Good Weekend’s 52 weekends away, Country Style Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens and more.

Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.
Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.
Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.
Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.

The home has a secluded cottage-like vibe and luxuries such as an outdoor bathtub, arguably the house’s most popular feature, and spacious vaulted ceilings.

Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.
Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.

Sitting on the porch, you’ll be overlooking lush forest views – or opt for the living room instead, where you’ll be greeted by a fireplace and a couch to sink in.

You won’t be sacrificing any comfort either, with the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen all modern and impeccably furnished.

Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.
Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.
Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.
Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.
Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.
Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.
Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.
Inside the popular Airbnb at 216-228 Sunrise Road Doonan QLD 4562.

 

“Bathed in winter sun, it is an all-year round space to either entertain or just sit and treat your senses to the marvels of this natural wonderland,” the listing states.

It could be the perfect holiday home – or home all year round, with the new trend of remote work – for those looking to get away from the big smoke.

The current owner, designer Rachel Luchetti, said it was “a bit heartbreaking” to part with the property, which she is doing because she isn’t able to make the most of it under the current lockdowns.

“The idea was to have this great dual life between the climate up there, which is like paradise, and still have the Sydney place as well,” she told Domain.

“The border closure means we don’t get to use it … It’s become a bit impossible so we thought we should sell and buy something we can get to.”

She said many guests who stayed at the house were return visitors.

“They’re browsing for something different or special. Not just a home away from home but an elevated experience,” Luchetti said. “We have people who have now stayed at least three or four times.”

The property is sure to be lucrative for the new owner, whomever it may be.

“It’s a very good investment as well. That’s the hardest part of selling – it’s income producing,” Luchetti added.

“Not many people can say their holiday home can be income producing; usually it’s a drain on finance.”

The next inspection will be held this Thursday at 1pm.

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