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Dream Rental: Swap the city for a beach lifestyle

Hands up if you often find yourself daydreaming about swapping the city grind for a laid back beach town? Well, if you’re a renter, chances are you can.

86 Cabarita Road in Avalon is the perfect example of a dream rental in a dream location.

The four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home is perched overlooking the docked boats on Careel Marina.

Rent comes in at $1,395 per week, so if you decided to live here with a group of friends that would make it $348 each.

This may sound like a lot, but it can cost more to rent a terrace house in Paddington.

Cheaper rent is not the only perk to switching to a beach lifestyle. Properties near the water are often good quality as they are owned by landlords who one day plan to holiday or live at the home.

Avalon has a strong rental market for this reason.

“People are moving here as a lifestyle choice and to be surrounded by the surf on one side and Pittwater waterway means there is only a limited number of properties available in this pocket,” says listing agent, Melinda Blake at Blake Property.

“Leases are normally 12 months and we have tenants who have been renting with us for over 10 years. You do not want to move once you are here. A lot of families rent here initially before buying,” she says.

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The outdoor lifestyle at 86 Cabarita Road is next level. Picture:

“You get open spaces, beautiful beaches, endless water ways, and a community vibe where all the shop owners know you by name.”

With an increasing number of freelancers entering the Australian workforce, rentals like this which prioritise lifestyle could be the best option for digital nomads.

So while all the other schmucks are heading into the CBD for their nine to five job, as a freelancer, you could be setting up the laptop overlooking the water and sipping on a cold beer.

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