Property Watch: Garden Island set for November auction

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own island?

Well, someone is going to get the chance to fulfil that dream with Garden Island being listed for sale through auction.

Garden Island is one of about 20 islands in the Port Stephens area, but is the only one that can be built on. 

And, for just the second time in its history, which began in 1885, it is being sold. 

The vendors bought the island in 2001, according to marketing agent Adrian Culpin of McGrath Estate Agents Central Coast.

They built a three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence inspired by Japanese and Australian bush architecture in 2003 and Mr Culpin said “there is a view of the water from every room in the home”.

Two jetties were also added on opposite sides of the island, which is located a 10 to 15-minute boat ride from Soldiers Point Marina.

The home comprises a connected one and two-bedroom residence and Mr Culpin said there was plenty of scope for using the island as a home, weekender or as a bed and breakfast.

It is being taken to auction on November 5 with a price guide of $2.75million.