There is something about the word “island” that conjures up laid back, easy living days of sunshine, hammocks and relaxation.
We save up for those island holidays, absorbing every moment of our get away, counting down the days until our return to normal life.
But what if we don’t return to the “norm”?
What if our every day was living the island way?
Scotland Island may be just what we have been searching for!
Only an hour from Sydney’s CBD, Scotland Island is home to around 1000 people, some weekender/holiday makers, and others as full time residents.
With sandy beaches, natural forests and bushland, rich in fauna and flora, this island, nestled in the sparkling waters of Pittwater on the Northern beaches, offers a lifestyle that is completely unique.
Murray Bakker, an agent in our Mona Vale office, has lived on the island all of his life and loves the fact that he now gets to sell property there.
He currently has two stunning waterfront homes for sale on Scotland Island, both offering a lifestyle that is not just for holidays!
45 Robertson Road, Scotland Island - A waterfront complete with the most gorgeous of boathouses, has its own jetty and a lovely little sandy private beach. View the listing here
119 Florence Road, Scotland Island - is an architecturally designed home with incredible views, deep waterfront, and a brand new jetty. View the listing here
As Murray knows the island so well, we threw out some questions for him:
Murray, if we don’t have our own boat, how do we get to our home?
The Church Point Ferry Service is an hourly service departing from Church Point. The ferry service also operates a daily run to and from Newport School for the children of Scotland Island. They also deliver newspapers to wharves in the morning and mail in the afternoon.
Are cars allowed on the island?
Yes. Cars are becoming more common and the roads more serviceable - making it much easier for those who don’t live on the waterfront.
What’s the island community like?
It used to be a very arty-type community, but in recent years, with more families moving in, it’s turned into a very family orientated place.
Are there more holiday homes or permanent residents?
There is definitely a strong holiday house demand. I would say around 20% of the waterfronts are weekenders. For example, out of the 5 offshore listings I have at the moment, 2 of them are holiday homes.
Where can people go to find out more about how living on the island works?
The Scotland Island community website has an extensive list of frequently asked questions.
Regardless of where on the island you decide to live, there are two things you can be guaranteed of - a view and an amazing lifestyle!
This is Murray’s commute home last night - has to be one of the best ways to finish your working day!