LS Properties

Dreamy Retro Beach House

5 Cottonwood Lane, Casuarina NSW 2487

Expressions of Interest

532 sqm

Proudly presented by Lorna Savage (0408 337 122)



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Words That Describe This Property

5 Cottonwood Lane, Casuarina NSW 2487
Vaulted ceilings


Folio Identifier                   109/1030322
Zoning R2 Low Density Residential 
Year Built 2003
Land Size 532 sqm
Annual rates ± 4,320/ pa
Architect Lahznimmo Architects (
Builder Ron Sutton

The owners love....

"We love the architectural design, connection to the outside, location to the beach, large established garden and north facing rear living......we feel like we are on holiday!"

Just in time for summer! A superb, stylishly appointed beach house is what we have all been waiting for. It has taken our breath away and no doubt will have the same effect on beach buyers.

A very creative couple have spent countless hours planning and renovating this original architectural Casuarina home from top to bottom. It has a true beach feel with a smack of sophistication with their chosen bespoke finishes. Lots of light and fresh air spill gently through this home. The owners live with the doors open wide most of the year, but also have the luxury of air conditioning if they choose to cool down on those balmy summer days.

Superbly positioned a few homes off the beach and within a stroll to the bourgeoning cafe/restaurant life with all modern amenities, this home is perfectly suited for life on foot or bicycle...

A stunning, new swimming pool is set in an unusually private, north facing garden with two outdoor entertaining areas and plenty lush grass for children and pets. Bedrooms and living spaces are generous with fabulous ceiling heights and the bathrooms and kitchen are instagram worthy!

5 Cottonwood Lane would suit a smaller family wanting close beach proximity, or a couple who love a home with true beach character, privacy and all within easy reach to lifestyle necessities.

  • GC Airport 15 minutes
  • Byron Bay 40 minutes
  • Excellent schools, medical and retail
  • Rec Club, cafes and bike/walk paths on your doorstep

Please see inspection times or call Lorna for more information


Features include:

  • 5kw solar electricity system
  • all lighting optimised for efficiency
  • gas hot water
  • ceiling fans to all 3 bedrooms
  • split system air conditioning to 3 bedrooms, living/dining and kitchen
  • salt pool
  • last painted 2 years ago
  • Gas cooktop
  • Bosch electric pyroltic oven


Floor Plans

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Surrounding Sales Evidence


Address Beds Baths Cars Sold Date Size Sold Price
1 3 Pirie Lane Casuarina 4 3 2 28/6/19 532 sqm $1,295,000
2 14 Pheeny Lane, Casuarina 4 2 2 11/10/19 532 sqm $1,152,000
3 679 Casuarina Way, Casuarina 4 3 2 5/7/19 464 sqm $1,240,000

Around The Area

Around The Area

Casuarina Beach Area Profile

Casuarina Beach, developed in 2001, is one of the Tweed Coast’s newer beach communities. Located approximately 15 km south of the Gold Coast and positioned between the established beach towns of Cabarita and Kingscliff, Casuarina has exploded into a vibrant community of about 3 square kilometres.

Sometimes affectionately referred to as “Pleasantville” due it’s quiet neighbourhoods, friendly residents, and an obvious young family orientation, it is not uncommon to see kids and families gathered on driveways and front yards for impromptu barbeques on the weekend. With a resident population of over 2,678+ people (2016 census), young families and retirees were the initial residents. However, in the last few years, professionals have realised that the 15-minute drive to the Gold Coast Airport, and proximity to Gold Coast commercial precincts, makes Casuarina a great location that combines work and lifestyle.

Casuarina’s pristine beaches attract local fisherman, surfers and beach walkers, not to mention robust Australia Day beach cricket games! During the peak summer months, the “central” beach area is patrolled by lifeguards.

A recently completed neighbourhood retail hub includes a 2500sqm full-line Coles supermarket, along with 12 specialty stores and parking for 237 vehicles.

Casuarina is also home to Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre, where many of Australia’s elite surfers undergo state of the art physical training and coaching. Adjacent to the centre is the Rec Club Rock Fitness Centre, a popular gym featuring swimming, boxing, yoga, Pilates and weight training facilities, personal training and classes. Casuarina is active!

Some of our favourites eateries include…..

Tucker - breakfast hotspot

Cubby Bakehouse - breakfast with Tweed River views

Farm & Co - organic fruit and veggies + coffee shop

Spice Den – Asian spices

Osteria – a favourite hub for locals and visitors alike

Black Oak – great coffee

Paper Daisy Restaurant located in the Halcyon House (Cabarita Beach)

Fins Restaurant (Salt Village)

Take away options – Izabu, Thai In-fa, Osteria

Adjacent to Casuarina is the “Salt Village” community. Like Casuarina, Salt is a newer development established around 2005, and the two communities are linked by a bike and walking path along the beachfront, which continues all the way into Kingscliff – a well tracked walk for residents!

Salt Beach is a 1.2km stretch of pristine and uncrowded beach which is patrolled during spring and summer. Great for beach walks, fishing, surfing, or just relaxing. Salt Central Park, is the gathering area residents and visitors, and is situated between Peppers Salt Resort & Spa and Mantra on Salt Beach Central Park. The retail strip includes numerous restaurants, coffee shops and retail stores.

To its immediate south is Cabarita Beach, with its array of cafes, restaurants, boutiques, medical and dental clinic, a large Woolworths shopping precinct including essential amenity stores, SLSC and of course ‘The Beach Hotel’ (Local Pub). Patrolled swimming area is located directly in front of ‘The Beach Hotel’. Cabarita Beach has furthermore been complemented by the addition of Halcyon House – the Award-Winning Luxury 5 Star Hotel.

Just to the north of Casuarina and Salt you find the quaint but fast developing town of Kingscliff. Tourists will know Kingscliff for its old worldly beach town charm, with a bustling beachfront precinct offering numerous cafes, pubs, SLSC and retailers. Music lovers will know this as the home of the 1980s band members, The Sunnyboys. The ever-popular caravan park requires bookings at least 1 year in advance! Kingscliff also offers a strong commercial presence in the area, including solicitors, architects, library, banks, ambulance/emergency services, medical centres and TAFE.

For the outdoor and active types, check out the scuba trips to Cook Island, whale-watching tours, deep sea fishing charters and learn to surf schools. The annual Greenback Fishing competition is well known and attended. A visit to the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah is high on our list, if not for the love of art, certainly for the views from its cafe!

With access to Byron Bay only 30 minutes south, the buzzing town offers a great destination for day trips, with its plethora of watering holes and eateries. The nearby hinterland area including Mt Warning is approximately 30 minutes west with its famous climb. Some other great daytrips include a drive to Harvest Cafe in Newrybar, a visit to the FARM in Byron Bay or a drive to some of the amazing waterfalls along our coastal hinterland.

Tweed Coast Growth

The Tweed Coast is now considered a viable place for families to settle and a haven for investors:

  • Vicinity to infrastructure – Shopping, Hospitals, Schools & Airport
  • Lifestyle 
  • Patrolled Beach Areas and a safe community atmosphere
  • Burgeoning cafe and restaurant culture
  • Absence of high rise development
  • Reasonable commute to Brisbane
  • Strong holiday and permanent rental occupancy


  • Bogangar Public School
  • Cudgen Public School
  • Duranbah Public School
  • Kingscliff High School
  • Pottsville Beach Public School
  • St Ambrose Catholic School
  • St Anthony’s Primary School
  • Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
  • St James Primary School
  • St Joseph’s College
  • Pacific Coast Christian School
  • Mt St Patrick Primary School
  • Pippies Early Childhood Centre
  • Cabarita Beach Child Care services

Market Snapshot for Casuarina

  • Median House price $ 1,160,000 (as of Jul 2019)
  • Median Unit price $ 500,000 (as of Jul 2019)
  • Median house rent $ 750/week (as of Nov 2019)
  • Median unit rent $ 495/week (as of Nov 2019)
  • Rolling 12 months number of sales: 48 homes (as of Jul 2019)
  • Rolling 12 months number of sales: 75 units (as of Jul 2019)
  • Rolling 12 months number of sales: 6 blocks of land (as of Jul 2019)
  • Casuarina’s residents made up of:
    • 54.3% couples with children
    • 34.5% childless couples
    • 11% single parents
  • As of 2016, 67% of homes are owner occupied (up from 53% in 2011)


Your Agent - Lorna

Lorna Savage

Lorna's professional background in Sales and Management has always been "service driven".
"My clients are sophisticated buyers and sellers who know what they want! It's my job to facilitate the decision making progress to reach their goal". 

She is well known for going the "extra mile" for clients, and maintains energy and enthusiasm throughout the process. 

With personal experience of moving a family twice internationally, building and renovating investment and primary homes, Lorna has a keen understanding of real estate from both the vendors and buyers perspective. "It's not an easy task for the vendor or buyer, but with honesty and integrity there is always a good solution". 

Living in the beach community she represents, Lorna will take great pride assisting you with the sale or purchase of your home!

Lorna Savage Profile


About LS Properties

About LS Properties

As locals who have built and sold our own homes on this magnificent coast, we take great pride in helping you sell your property too!  We simply treat our vendors (and buyers) the same way we expect to be treated when we sell our personal homes.  We assume our clients have had past real estate experience, and simply need us to facilitate the process on their behalf with honesty, integrity, regular feedback and a healthy sale! 

Negotiating excellent prices for our vendors is something we have developed our reputation on; we would be happy to share our sales record, testimonials and details to support this statement. We live amongst you, and want to see our values protected through responsible real estate transactions.  We like to deliver on our promises and keep our word to maintain our healthy business which is local and very personal.  We consider your timing, price expectations, market conditions and the detail of your home before we plan any marketing.  When spending marketing money, we believe in focused marketing that works to highlight your home against the competition.  We may seem pedantic with the preparation of your home before it goes to market, but this is just in an effort to help you achieve the best money for your home.  

We can guide you each step of the way; we look forward to meeting you and representing your home to achieve an honest result!



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