AMONG THE GUMTREES!
3 Bolganup Road
PORONGURUP, WA 6324
In the heart of one of WA’s iconic tourist destinations is an attractive opportunity for a true lifestyle business.
The Porongurup Chalets are located at the turnoff to the entrance of the Porongurup National Park, where more than 30,000 visitors a year head for the renowned walk trails and natural beauty of karri and granite, as well as the spectacular lookouts.
The property is also ideally sited for tourists to the Stirling Range National Park and WA’s highest peak Bluff Knoll 45 minutes away, as well as the thousands of wine and wildflower visitors who are attracted to the region.
As an accomodation business, it shows a income despite limited promotion, and it provides the owners with their chosen idyllic lifestyle.
This has been achieved through their initial investment into the restoration of the chalets, grounds and facilities, so maintenance and cleaning routines are quick and easy, leaving plenty of time for their own pursuits.
One of the 10 A-frame chalets serves as a guest reception, office and storage space, and the owners live in 2 converted chalets beside it.
Set among tall eucalypts and natural bushland on 10,774 sqm, the 7 letting chalets are comfortable and clean, and include a lounge, kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave, dining area, bedroom/s and a bathroom. 6 chalets have double bed and two singles.
Designed as a welcoming retreat after a day’s activity, the accommodation is well furnished and has heating, DVD players and surround sound. Some linen included and the rest is hired.
A double garage, laundry and undercover drying area complete the list of buildings. There are several barbecue spots, and each chalet has parking at the door.
For new operators wishing to increase profits and willing to invest more time into the business, there are excellent opportunities to do this through cost-effective promotion at visitor centers and in social media, and by networking with other tourist operators, in addition to more traditional forms of advertising through the media. A listing on TripAdvisor would also boost occupancy rates, as would a online booking service, allied to internet advertising.
Building private decks onto the chalets would exploit the seclusion and tranquility, which are major attractions of this type of accommodation, should new owners wish to improve the infrastructure.
Testament to the appeal of this business opportunity is that since construction of the chalets was completed in the mid-1980s, it has had only three owners. The couple currently operating it bought it in 2004, and now have a genuine reason for selling it at a low price for a quick sale.
An inspection of this highly appealing property, and the excellent value it represents, is recommended for couples or small families considering a tree change and potentially lucrative tourist enterprise in an exceptional part of the world.
What you need to know:
– Potential lifestyle business
– Owners’ residence and separate reception
– Six two-bedroom letting chalets, all comfortably furnished and fully equipped
– One one bedroom chalet
– Laundry and double garage
– In an idyllic bush setting on a major tourist route
– 10,774sqm block
– Several initiatives to quickly boost profits
– Only three owners since the mid 1980s
Property Type: Rural Properties
Land Size: 10774 m²