Located just a few minutes walk to the village and beach, and with the estuary and boardwalk at the end of the street, the location of 5 Rathgael Ave is exceptional. The home itself is nicely renovated and although it flows well to the front entertaining area with a good sized pool, the layout feels in reverse, particularly with the orientation of the home on the block. It was probably difficult to fix as the original 70s brick home was built too deep on the block and to increase the size of the home, the owners at the time have extended into the garage with a second living area and study. With the kitchen at the rear of the home, and the only flow to the rear decking via the laundry, the indoor-outdoor flow to the northern decking is a bit tricky. The entertaining area is in the front yard, and although it is private behind hedges, it's still not as private as some would like. With the market being picky at the moment, buyers are being coy with price, and it might take some time to find the right buyer.
For empty nesters or holiday homemakers, this would be a nice low-maintenance beach house where you can leave the car in the carport and do everything by foot.
Michael Sier is a licensed Mornington Peninsula Buyers Advocate specialising in the family home and holiday house markets along the bay. Being a Peninsula local with a family of 4 children, he understands the needs of a growing family within the community. His close relationships with selling agents ensure he receives access to many homes off-market, as the more exclusive suburbs such as Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Red Hill, Blairgowrie, Sorrento & Portsea are very tightly held. Having studied a Bachelor of Information Technology at Federation University, Michael also holds a full Victorian Estate Agent’s Licence and is an active property investor with 16 years in the real estate industry working alongside some of the most prominent buyer advocates in Australia.