Monday, January 19, 2015

Casa Pelicano

I spent some time at our holiday house this time last week. I SO enjoyed it, I felt a shift in attitude, a good shift. 

Particularly where the girls are concerned, everything become a little more relaxed. I didn't feel so stressed. We did lots of exploring and I can't wait to share it with you. We all know I love showing you our fabulous coastline! 

Settlement was supposed to be finalised on the 8th of January, through no fault of ours, it still isn't done. Today might be the day! Under legal arrangement we have been renting it for $1 since the 5th. 

There is still a shed to be built(in about six weeks) and fencing to be erected. It seems that blue colourbond is a very popular colour in these parts for sheds, so we'll be keeping with that theme. 

Once that has been completed, we'll start renting it out as a holiday home. By then, hopefully the lawn has improved a bit! No one has lived in this home for at least two years, so the bugs and spiders had taken over. It came up a treat with lots of fly spray, a clean and airing out. We were lucky it had new carpets, a new roof, and a new lick of paint. 

Most of the furniture we picked up really cheap, or family have given us. Don't tell anyone, but the green check lounge was in my brothers shed and the dog had been sleeping on it. I shampooed it and it is like new! 

So here is your first tour of Casa Pelicano, 30 Racketts Road, Pelican Point. Our little holiday home we got for the bargain price of $114,000!










Basket thanks to Mrs Woog and the Market Basket Co. A surprise win just before christmas!










17 comments:

  1. What a cute holiday house and how exciting to furnish and set it up! It is looking great! I don't know SA at all (never been there) so I look forward to seeing future posts showing the area where this holiday house is and its surrounds. How cute is that basket you won - love it! :-) x

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  2. Oh my, it's just perfect! And the price, wow! Congratulations on securing a piece of paradise Alicia! You will want to read my post I linked on Inverloch, (the one that got away!)
    So excited to see yours. X

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  3. I dream of a holiday home one day!! Jx

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  4. That looks like the perfect spot. I have been enjoying your photos on Instagram of your adventures Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Its looking great Alicia. Love the bookcase, every holiday house needs a book to read.

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  6. I remember those tiny brown mosaic floor tiles from the house I grew up in.

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  7. What a bargain and checkout can be well after 10am

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  8. What a bargain. It looks fantastic, so nice to have your own place to get away too. :)

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  9. It looks awesome!! And what a bargain!!

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  10. It looks great!!! You've done an awesome job!

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  11. Absolutely perfect, well done you guys!!
    Ps the bras got sold, 2 other people wanted them!!

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  12. How fantastic to have your own holiday home. You did a awesome job...Looks great! Makes me miss my parents farm, wish they still had it to take the kids. x

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  13. Gosh I'm envious but also very happy for you and so glad it's given you a good shift in attitude! That is such a bargain. Here's to making memories x

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  14. That's a fabulous holiday house, and such a good deal!!
    Excited for you and your family and your new home away from home.

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  15. What a bargain and you've done a great job on furnishing.

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  16. Very nice, I like to have a house like in the countryside or by the sea!

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  17. What a bargain! It looks like it will make a great holiday place.

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