Popular coastal home with retro ‘60s vibes

If this was your view, would you ever leave the house?


IMAGINE living alongside Freycinet National Park and those crystal clear Tassie East Coast waters.

Got to be a dream, right? Homes in this neighborhood don’t ever hit the open market, right?

Welcome to No.428 Freycinet Dr in Coles Bay, a home that has captured the hearts and minds of property lovers everywhere.

In its first week on the market it fetched over 6500 views on realestate.com.au, good for No.1 in Tassie and top 15 nationwide.

No.428 Freycinet Dr, Coles Bay.



Roberts Bicheno property representative Paul Whytcross was thrilled to hear of the home’s chart-topping reception.

“As they say, property is all about location, and surely this is one of the most desirable locations in Tasmania,” Mr Whytcross said.

“Inquiry has been strong from within Tasmania, which is no surprise given the popularity of the Coles Bay area.

“However, interest from interstate has been at a high level also, with a number of prospective purchasers flying in for the open homes and booking FaceTime inspections.”

The home is perfectly positioned in a quiet setting with views through gum trees toward Great Oyster Bay and superb sunsets.

The house is set on 663sq m in a coveted dress circle locale.



The open plan living area is a light-filled space with huge windows and an adjoining deck, warmed via a wood heater.

The original 1960s Tasmanian oak floorboards are in great condition, while the raked ceilings give the feeling of space in this beachside hideaway.

Of the three bedrooms, one is the converted garage offering generous space.

The galley kitchen is functional, spacious, and it has water views. It has a new benchtop and stainless steel appliances.

Mr Whytcross said a large number of potential buyers had indicated that they would want to keep the aesthetics of the property intact, with some modern updates.

“They like the retro shack feel,” he said.

“Others are contemplating a full renovation, perhaps even a new build.

“It would be great if the shack could remain as much as possible; they are becoming very scarce and they fit so well into Tassie life.”



Mr Whytcross said it was not common for property to come onto the market in the Fisheries area of ​​Coles Bay.

“Who wouldn’t want to live at the beach and within a National Park? Isn’t this what dreams are made of?” he asked.

“The property has been a family holiday home for a long period of time, with periodic full time use.

Will it remain that way? Who knows.

“I am told that it may be allowed to operate as a short-term rental. However, I would advise seeking clarification from the Council.

“Whoever the lucky new owner of this property is, hopefully, they will respect the sensitive nature of the area and develop/retain the home in a way that compliments its surrounds.”

No.428 Freycinet Dr, Coles Bay will be sold by expressions of interest.

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