Rosebud: beach box priced at $345,000 to make a splash as summer approaches
Beach clubs are about to become hot property as the warmer weather ahead makes Melburnians want, uh, the seas the day.
John Perrins is one of a handful of beach box owners on the Mornington Peninsula who are putting their coastal huts up for sale before the onset of spring in September.
Mr. Perrins bought 152 Beach Box, Rosebud, about three years ago to enjoy it with his sons Riley, now 15, and Kyle, 13.
A much-loved family pastime is “sailing” in a small boat from their home suburb of Tootgarook to the beach box.
“You can close the door and walk away from everyone’s dramas, today I spoke to Riley for an hour with the passing ships,” Mr Perrins said.
“I think it’s such a unique real estate purchase that creates lifelong values and memories.”
The Weatherboard Beach Box is ideal for summer and New Year’s gatherings with extended family and their dogs, husky Ghosty and Weimaraner Banjo.
Mr. Perrins sells the beach box with a price tag of $325,000 to $345,000 in hopes of funding the purchase of a house closer to where his sons’ mother lives.
Riley, who is passionate about design and makes YouTube videos showcasing interior design tips, designed and staged the boathouse for the marketing campaign.
The teenager said earlier this year he was sailing with his grandfather and cousin when they rescued a man who was struggling in rough seas next to an overturned kayak.
“It wasn’t a good day for him, but you feel proud to have saved someone’s life,” Riley said.
Kyle became a young entrepreneur, selling ice cream to beachgoers from a refrigerated box attached to his bike.
His grandfather, Gilano Coffee general manager Alan Perrins, mentored Kyle and got him a license to run the food business.
RT Edgar Peninsula Mount Eliza manager Vicki Sayers said the Rosebud beach boxes were located opposite shops, cafes and a large car park.
She described Rosebud Beach Boxes “much cheaper than the beach boxes you can buy at Mt Martha, Blairgowrie and Portsea”.
Two beach boxes in South Beach, Mt Martha, sold separately for $500,000 and $650,000 in 2021.
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Originally published as Rosebud: beach box priced at $345,000 to make a splash as summer approaches