The Queensland coastal centre of Yeppoon has retained all the charm of a country town while offering a variety of wonderful restaurants, accommodation and shops.
With the Barrier Reef’s glorious Great Keppel Island just a serene half-hour ferry ride away, it’s become a tourist hub, and the Coral Inn Boutique Hotel, with its luxury rooms and $328,743 annual profit, is offering a new owner happy days for many years ahead.
Peter Ward, the Director of Ward Commercial Hotels, is encouraging all offers for the lucrative business in one of the most stunning areas of Queensland.
“It’s a lovely property,” Mr Ward said, “and this is a rare opportunity to acquire a very well established and successful freehold going concern in a wonderful location.
“The Coral Inn is an award-winning boutique hotel business with 12 fabulous rooms that are air-conditioned and have a contemporary vibe and modern decor.”
Mr Ward said the Coral Inn was rated 4.5 star by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council in the category of Hosted Accommodation and was fully eco certified.
It has a saltwater swimming pool and a bar set in tropical garden surrounds
“It also has a strong trading history and forward bookings,” Mr Ward said.
“A major plus is that the sale includes a very substantial stand-alone 4-bedroom manager’s residence. It’s a lovely house in very good order with car parking for up to three vehicles and a new kitchen.
“The residence has the reception at the front for convenience and there is a superb rear deck that overlooks the hotel, swimming pool and a tropical garden.
“Yeppoon is very much a go-ahead area, and one of the real highlights is that you are so close to the islands, especially Great Keppel, which I think is probably the nicest island in Queensland.
“It's only 30 minutes by ferry from Rosslyn Bay, and with the potential that Great Keppel will be redeveloped, that will be a big shot in the arm for Yeppoon.”
Mr Ward has been visiting Yeppoon for vacations since the 1970s and finally moved to the area just a few weeks ago.
“Yeppoon still has a country town feel but it has so many great facilities and the islands are so close to town,” he said.
“The owners of the Coral Inn have taken great pride over their 19 years of ownership to develop the hotel and business into something very special.
“It’s intimate in scale and design and creates the ambience of being a guest in a private home rather than just being a guest in a hotel.”
The Capricorn Coast is diverse and breathtakingly beautiful, with all sorts of delights for visitors.
There is a wonderful climate with more than 300 days of sunshine a year which is a major plus for tourism.
Yeppoon has a strong sense of community, and its expansive coastline offers stunning views, rocky volcanic outcrops, mangroves and open eucalypt forests, with nearby mainland places to visit including Bluff Point, Turtle Lookout, Double Head and Fan Rock.
The stunning Yeppoon Lagoon is right on the main beach, and Lammermoor, Kemp and Kinka Beaches are also popular with tourists all year round.
For 4WD fans, there is 17km of sand awaiting on Farnborough Beach.
Yeppoon’s Community Market is held each Saturday morning at the Yeppoon Showgrounds, while the Fig Tree Markets are on the first Sunday of each month. The market showcases local designers, artists and artisans with all things homemade.
Yeppoon also has chic boutiques and surf stores, while the work of local artists is displayed at Jet James Art Gallery and The Mill Gallery.
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