That fantastic verandah
Another of our home owners stories. This time Avril and Daan from Cobia – 20 Carpenter St, Exmouth.
In November 1999 as we were about to leave Exmouth we decided to have a look at what was available for sale.
We already owned a couple of villas in the Exmouth Villas Resort but felt very restricted living there. There were so many rules in the complex and dealing with a body corporate in a complex with 42 villas was very difficult.
So we found this house and could see that it had enormous potential as it just needed some TLC and a bit of imagination. Both of which we could conjure up between us.
That was in 1999 and since then we have turned this house into a low maintenance easy care perfect holiday home. We come here ourselves for 5 or 6 months every year….to escape the southern winters.
The polished jarrah floorboards give a lovely warm feel and from when you walk in the front door the house sort of wraps itself around you and says ‘Welcome…have a good time.’
The heart of the thouse is the verandah where it all happens…
If you want an afternoon snooze with a good book or when entertaining friends the verandah is perfect for a party as it has seating for 10 and a fridge to keep the drinks cold…what more could you wish for? Just outside the verandah is the barbecue and fish cleaning area with sink and hot and cold water.
When we are in residence we just about live on the verandah as it overlooks the tropical garden making it very private and has a lovely inside/outside atmosphere which just says relax…have fun.