The late Audrey Brown was a prolific, long-time Taveuni resident whose servings of home-made cakes, coffee and chocolate on a veranda overlooking the sea became a customary stop for visitors to the garden island.
Some four years after her death, the American’s large picturesque property has been listed on the market by Noble Realty, with an asking price of USD $555,000.
Alongside an adjoining title, the 3-acre lot fronts a stretch of white, sandy beach with sweeping views of the sea from its perch at Matei, the main centre of Taveuni, Fiji’s third largest island.
And encompassing a total 6.75 acres of land, the property is the largest one for sale in the Matei area.
“ This is one of Taveuni’s classic properties and it includes an additional adjacent parcel of over 3.5 acres that would be perfect for further developments- either residential or commercial,” added agent, Stephen Noble.
The single-bedroom house retains an intimate charm and features a large living room, dining area, an expansive kitchen and bathroom, with large bay windows and situated near the main highway of Matei.
“Construction if of the highest quality and built throughout with the finest timber, including native vesi and dakua. The house has hardwood floors and raised, peak wood-lined ceilings, with spacious decks that are spread along the front of the house.
“Another great feature is that all rooms offer spectacular, unobstructed ocean views. The property is close to Taveuni’s airfield, five-star resorts, and shopping.
“You can easily look out to the ocean and enjoy the peace of island life that this home can offer, and live in paradise while having ample space for future expansions or business opportunities. We encourage interested buyers to take advantage of the selling price, which includes all home furnishings, appliances and more,” Noble added.
These appliances include cooking kitchen utilities, beds and linen, lounge pieces and outdoor furniture.
As a mecca for Freehold, lots in Taveuni have long drawn the permanent residency of foreigners who have buckled down for a quiet life on the island renowned for its gardens and waterfalls.
Most of the island’s oceanfront and resort lots are listed by Noble Realty and have recently included the waterfront-home of Sere ni Ika (Song of the Fish), the Coconut Grove Resort and estates at Soqulu.
Other nearby listings from mainland Vanua Levu include the 5-acre Raintree Estates in Savusavu and a 12-acre oceanfront lot at Buca Bay.
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