THE lure of a small coastal village with ocean and bay frontage is proving a winner with buyers, despite not having a fish and chip shop.
Point Lonsdale, which is one of the headlands framing The Rip, provides nearly everything buyers are looking for in a coastal hamlet — a mix of old and new homes and a lifestyle that is hard to compete with.
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RT Edgar, Point Lonsdale agent Felix Hakins said it had been a really strong summer and one of the busiest recorded in recent years.
“It has been a superb summer with most of our expressions of interest campaigns selling and some prior to the closing date,” Mr Hakins said.
“Attendances at opens are really strong … I think this could be because buyers are realising our proximity to Melbourne, maybe compared to towns further down the Great Ocean Road.”
He said there was a mix of buyers looking in Point Lonsdale from Melbourne, locally and from other Bellarine Peninsula towns.
A Melbourne family recently secured 24 Jordan Rd, Point Lonsdale for an undisclosed price within the range of $1.95 million to $2.145 million.
Mr Hakins said there were a couple of groups fighting for the property, with tennis court, at the end of the expressions of interest campaign.
“The tennis court was a selling point and they are looking forward to using it as a holiday home,” he said.
The median house price in Point Lonsdale is $784,900, an increase of 2.6 per cent in the past 12 months, according to CoreLogic.
Mr Hakins said despite new faces entering the community, the village has stayed the same.
“It is a good destination town, the village has everything on offer, except a fish and chip shop,” he said.