Monday, December 15, 2014

Hold the phone! A long drive home and our second home

We went for a Sunday drive to Coonawarra. Not to buy wine. To buy a couple of single beds off a bloke, for our holiday house. 

Hold the phone! 

Yes! I didn't buy wine!

Even more so, yes! We are buying a holiday house. Bit exciting. I am trying not to wish the rest of the year away, waiting for the settlement date on our two bedroom stone house. Our second home will be in Pelicans Point, about half an hour away. A quiet seaside hamlet just down the road. Got it for a steal. It will be available for holiday rental early next year, tell all your friends. 

Anyhoo, I should have bought wine. The Land Rover overheated on the way home, and it took us 50 minutes to drive 26 kays. A mate came and towed us home. Boggy has some mechanical work to do.....

We kept having to stop, to let it cool and put more water in. These are some of the views at our stops along the way. It became a bit of a thing for me to take a photo every time we stopped, with my phone of course. Times when I wish I'd remembered to take my 'good' camera.


We did stop at the IGA in Penola for supplies for the way home. I did let the kids and Boggy have one each. Should have bought wine.
Could have bought wine. The Leconfield cellar door was twenty metres away.







I've also joined all the local buy, swap and sell facebook groups and am becoming a Gumtree ninja. So much cheap stuff out there, some crap too. We are furnishing it pretty well though, on the cheap. 

I have this hankering to call our new house, La Casa Pelicano( The pelican house). What do you think? I want it to have a mediterranean feel, but I fear it is going to turn out hodge podge shabby chic. But who cares! Hello! HOLIDAY HOUSE!!


If you had a holiday house, what would you call it?

What's your favourite website for looking for and booking holiday houses? (yes this is sneaky research)





17 comments:

  1. Congrats to you! That is very exciting news - and the grass photos are fab, if there's an upside to the break down story. I use Stayz....Happy christmas and thanks for hosting!

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  2. How exciting! Congratulations! We rent holiday homes and deal directly with the agents. In 2015 we're selling our house and going back to rentals. Something different! Scenery is beautiful!

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  3. I saw a cheap home as you described advertised in 'Lifestyle magazine. I just looked and if is is the one I saw you got an absolute bargain !
    We sometimes do trips over that way but a friend (who grew up in Millicent owns the family shack nearby.
    Another friend has rented a house there that was advertised in the 'lifestyle' magazine if thats any help

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    1. I first saw the property in Lifestyle mag Dee, so it's probably the same one. We have nothing to do to the house, just put a shed and fencing. We got it a tad cheaper too!

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    2. Cheaper is even better. Its much nicer looking than another one the same agent has listed.

      We did a couple of trips over there and stayed in the caravan park before it was redeveloped.
      Make sure the shed is secured to the ground, one trip there we saw a garden shed completely lift up and twist on an unusually windy day. It was luck that the owners were at their shack that day. they had to tie it down with rope to secure it.

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    3. Ha ha. Yes our shed will be bolted to the concrete slab! Can't wait to get down there and put our stamp on it!

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  4. Awesome! Congrats Alicia :) Love the sneaky research! I can see you getting away to write ;)

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  5. How exciting for you. I tend to book directly with real estate agents for holiday homes.

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  6. Wow congrats you guys!!
    Please tell me you have wine now!!

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    1. ps
      buy swap sell are the best except for people selling used underwear.

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  7. A holiday home!!!!! How exciting!! I don't even have A home let alone a HOLIDAY home!!! haha...can you sense my jealousy!

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  8. Congrats on the house!
    Thanks for hosting and have a great week :)

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  9. Yes, wonderful photos, awesome, especially the vineyards, beautiful place!

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  10. Oh Alicia I have to say I'm SOO jealous that you have a holiday home, that's a dream of mine. Sadly we live too far away from anywhere we could actually afford one. I am very happy for you, you deserve this. And yes next time BRING WINE! xx

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  11. Wow sounds exciting, lovely pictures :)

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  12. Oh how exciting! And yes you should have bought wine. :)

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