Realising a dream

I am very happy to write a testimonial regarding our purchase of our 2 apartments in the Mantra complex at Ettalong Beach.

We come up to stay every other weekend which we really enjoy. We look forward to it immensely. Usually we get a late afternoon check out too which extends the fun! It took some leave and had a few extra days up here and our daughter is coming up with her friend for a few days as well. Our son is coming up with his friends for a weekend next month. My other son is looking into a little half cabin boat to moor nearby for his future stays. It took months to get the 3 of them to come and look at what gems we have here and, when they finally did come see, their ‘bookings’ flowed in! I’m sure they will make it the place to be seen! It is nice to offer our hard working, cash strapped youngsters a nice holiday that they could not afford otherwise. As for me, well I still pinch myself! I can’t believe our good fortune to get beautifully maintained, modern apartments with great outlooks, so close to everything, and with good returns. It is so nice to leave the car in the easy-to-find car space for the weekend. Mantra do a great job with the letting pool, and in projecting the building’s profile, in difficult economic times. We have had a number of investment apartments in the past and we get the best returns that we’ve had here, even allowing for our weekend stays. The building depreciation helps pay for most of the strata levies which do cover a lot of very nice amenities. But what price do you put on lifestyle? So I might meet you strolling along the sands one Sunday morning soon? I walk to the end of Umina beach, touch the rocks. Then, on the return walk, I stop for a coffee and a read of the Sunday paper, at one of the surf clubs, while listening to the surf roll in… then back to bacon and eggs, with more water vistas, and at half of Sydney prices! Thanks for your help, Helen, in realising a dream I long held and that I think many of us share.

Carmel Robinson
108 & 711/51 The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach