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Pool, bar, cellar, casino: The Qld properties to escape the heatwave

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Inside the private casino at 46-48 Royal Albert Crescent, Sovereign Islands

From pools to wine cellars, cold rooms and even a private casino. Escape the oppressive Queensland heatwave to these impressive and summer-proof properties.

We have scoured the state to find some of the features that would be top of any buyers wishlists right now, as huge parts of the state grapple with a severe heatwave.

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This Sovereign Islands mansion is listed for $7.79 million, but with the mercury and humidity soaring – take my money!

Ona 729sq m block, the Balinese-inspired, resort-style residence has all of the required features – five bedrooms, five bathrooms, space for eight mates to park their cars for a pool party.

But its hot so let’s look for some relief.

The 3-level property also has a theatre room, 14m pontoon, an entertaining pavilion and a sunken lounge that is incorporated into the statement pool.

42 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands, has a statement pool


Located on a 6690sq m block of land at Eatons Hill, this four bedroom residence is fully airconditioned (tick!) but it is outside it truly shines.

It is there you will find the entertaining area with a bridge over the pool, which has a spa and swim-up bar.

There is also a kids playground with a cubby house and a stand-alone, airconditioned donga.

It is listed for offers over $1.2 million.

Hey Duff Man! 3 Boland Court, Eatons Hill, has a swim-up bar and a bridge over the pool


This mammoth estate at Coomera comes with a wine cellar, a 500sqm man cave, that’s bigger than the average home, that comes with a fully equipped bar, a cinema, gym, pool rooms, a trophy room, four offices, a private jetty and landing strip.

There is also a go-kart track, marina, guesthouse, caretakers cottage and a 20m wet edge pool and entertaining pavilion with teppanyaki grill and bathroom.

Owned by Aussie motorcycling champion Mick Doohan, the estate has been rented out by Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Pink.

In 2015 it also became the centre of a legal battle between actor Johnny Depp and his then wife Amber Heard.

It is listed for sale.

290 Colman Road, Coomera, has a massive pool


Located in Brisbane, this riverside residence on Hamilton Hill is spread over three levels and boasts river and city views.

While you could work out in the huge gym (yeh, not today), you could also lounge around in the commercial grade cinema, or just have a sip in the wine cellar and tasting room.

Chill out in the wine cellar at 22A Crescent Road, Hamilton

Or you could just chill out in the award-winning infinity pool and spa that looks like you are floating on the rivers edge.

It is also fully airconditioned and features a lift with a custom fit-out, 4-bay garage, four stunning bedrooms, landscaped gardens and two entertaining terraces.

Or in the pool overlooking the river


This 40.11ha property is called Turella Park and it is located at Woodbury, north of Yeppoon.

The country Hampton’s-style manor has four bedrooms, sweeping veranda, a plunge pool with green pasture views, an alfresco dining area, six sheds including a Meat House (butcher) and a Green House.

Take a plunge after mustering some cattle

It is a cattle and sheep station.

There is also a dam with barra and red claw and the residence is fully airconditioned.

But it is the kitchen that offers a perfect escape from the heat.

There, you will find the cold room – so walk on in, sit down and chill out.

Or just go and sit inside the fridge


This waterfront residence at Sovereign Islands is called Baltimore, and it spans four levels that are accessible by lift.

46-48 Royal Albert Crescent, Sovereign Islands

Roll the dice in the private casino, which comes complete with its own roulette wheel, cards table and custom seating.

Or grab a vino from the 1500-bottle wine cellar that is next to the luxe bar and entertaining lounge.

Or take a dip in either the indoor pool or jacuzzi or the swim spa.

There is also a pontoon and a state-of-the-art home cinema with tiered seating, surround sound, large screen, projector plus a bar with dishwasher, oven and drinks fridges.


This luxury estate at Kewarra Beach encompasses an eight-bedroom cyclone-proof mansion, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, pond and an eight car garage all on a 3298sqm beachfront block.

46-48 Kewarra Street, Kewarra Beach

The home is set across two levels and has an 8m domed ceiling and glass atrium in the foyer, wine cellar, movie theatre, gym, billiards room, sauna and lift.

There are multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces, a guest suite with kitchen and a master suite with private terrace, walk-through robes and ensuite with spa bath.

It is owned by Queensland power couple Alex and Violetta Sekler, who have relocated to the Sunshine Coast.

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