MAGNIFICENT Montville, perched perfectly atop the Blackall Ranges with views of verdant land stretching towards the beaches of the Sunshine Coast, was predominantly a logging and farming community until a tourism boom began in the 1970s.
The boom hasn’t stopped as holiday makers and weekend visitors take advantage of the sublime views and superb rainforest walks that include the track to the 90-metre high Kondalilla Falls.
Management rights for one of the area’s premier properties, Altitude on Montville, are on sale for $2,150,000 and offer an annual net profit of $452,239.
“Altitude is primarily designed for hotel-style accommodation, with mostly studio apartments,” said Glenn Millar of Resort Brokers.
“And it does a roaring trade with a great return on investment.
“It’s a beautiful property and the Sunshine Coast is going really well. At Montville you’re in the mountains but still very close to the Sunshine Coast beaches.
“There is a restaurant there as well but it is separate from the business.”
Mr Millar said Altitude on Montville was a mix of “luxury and sophistication with high netting management rights.”
“The property boasts long tenure of 20 years, no set office hours and no requirements to reside onsite,” he said.
“And it’s in one of Australia’s most in-demand tourism hot spots with borders open and all the indications of a bumper season ahead.”
The property comes with a manager’s apartment valued at $250,000.
There are 23 units in the complex, and 20 in the letting pool.
Situated between other picture-postcard towns, Maleny and Mapleton, Montville is a charming village of about 1000 permanent residents, and home to art galleries, coffee shops and boutique stores.
Montville is also next to the Kondalilla National Park, a wonderful place to go hiking, walking, have a picnic, or cool down in a waterfall. From Montville, hikers can also access the renowned 58-kilometre Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, a trail that takes visitors through crisp mountain air and stunning vistas of the coast and hinterland.
With a magnificent 90-metre waterfall, rock pools and bubbling creeks, Kondalilla National Park gets its name from an Aboriginal word meaning “rushing waters”, and there is always the chance to cool off with a swim in the rock pools.
Montville is also an arts hub, featuring works from established and emerging artists. The Montville Art Gallery, which makes its home in a glorious 1920s Queenslander, displays works from more than 30 award-winning artists.
A visit to the 120-hectare Flame Hill Vineyard is one of Australia’s ultimate paddock to plate experiences, offering the best of fresh, seasonal and local produce matched with award winning wines. Guests can also arrange a picnic at one of the property’s many scenic spots and take a hamper of farm cured meats, artisan breads and marinated vegetables with the splendid views of the Obi Obi Valley and Mount Coolum.
Then there’s Baroon Pocket Dam, offering picnic tables, free barbecues and playgrounds for the kids.
Visitors can take a dip in the calm waters, kayak the lake and its tributaries, or cast a rod and wait for the Australian Bass to bite. Koalas and kangaroos are often seen in the surrounding bush.
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