Palm Cove luxury penthouse wowing rural property chasers

first_imgUnit 11, 11 Colonel Cummings Drive, Palm Cove – The PENTHOUSE at SantaiA PRIVATE sanctuary right at the top of one of Palm Cove’s most iconic and tightly held complexes will go under the hammer on Saturday. The three-bedroom property labelled The Penthouse at Santai is a luxurious and sophisticated apartment offering breathtaking and uninterrupted panoramic views of the ocean in all directions.From the main balcony, it’s views of the mountainous coastline towards Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and Double Island, and from the second balcony facing south, it’s uninterrupted views of Palm Cove, Trinity Beach and Cairns City. With two large balconies, the views are endless at unit 11, 11 Colonel Cummings Drive, Palm Cove — The PENTHOUSE at Santai.The Industry Estate Agents’ Sean Thorpe said the unit was only one of 11 in the complex and wasn’t showing its age.“It’s 15 years old but it looks brand new because it was built to a very high quality and the management there have done a great job looking after it,” Mr Thorpe said. “At over 200 sqm, there’s not many apartments with the space on the market. “We’ve had interest from people who were looking for rural properties (initially), and they were worried about the size when we told them about this apartment, but even they were impressed.” The Balinese-themed unit has recently had its interior updated with fresh paint and replenished hardwood floors. At 15 years old, Unit 11, 11 Colonel Cummings Drive, Palm Cove is certainly not showing its age.It includes multiple living areas and provides a vast sense of space with an open-plan design and seamless access through sliding glass walls to the balconies.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“It really is for owner-occupiers and even works well for families,” Mr Thorpe said. “It was sold to the previous owner 18 months ago for about $1.35 million and we’ve already had 47 inquiries on it now.” The apartment includes a galley- style chef’s kitchen, modern appliances and granite benchtops and ocean views from the dining area. The views can also be enjoyed from all three bedrooms which all have access to the balconies. The complex includes gated underground parking with lockup storage space and elevator access to the apartments. The Penthouse at Santai will go under the hammer at 10.15am on Saturday, July 4.last_img read more

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USG survey considers fall break

first_imgA recent survey released by the Undergraduate Student Government has students excited about the possibility of a fall break or a longer Thanksgiving holiday. Even if change is made, however, students will not be around to see it.The survey, released Oct. 28, asked students whether they would favor extending Thanksgiving break or creating a fall break. But even with overwhelming response — about 2,000 students have already taken the survey — a vacation would not materialize until at least 2015.“Calendars are finalized several years in advance,” Kenneth Servis, the dean of Academic Records and Registrar, wrote in an email. “A finalized calendar could be changed but it would be highly unusual.”The Academic Calendar Committee, which includes students, faculty and staff and is chaired by Servis, plans out the yearly calendar, which is then approved by Executive Vice President and Provost C. L. Max Nikias. Academic calendars are currently set through the summer of 2015.In addition, adding a fall break or extending the Thanksgiving break would require lengthening the academic calendar because President Steven B. Sample has mandated that each semester must have at least 72 instructional days, Servis said.“There has to be a trade-off,” Servis said. “We can, for instance, start earlier in August or go later.”Andrew Matson, director of academic affairs for USG, said the administration had approached USG last year to see if students would be interested in having either the Wednesday before Thanksgiving off or getting a fall break sometime between the first day of classes and Thanksgiving, which prompted USG to conduct the survey.“One major advantage of a fall break is that students get a little bit of time to get caught up on school work as well as some important relaxation time,” Matson said. “In our current schedule, we go from Labor Day until Thanksgiving without so much as a three-day weekend, and I think that students need some time away from classes both to catch up and to decompress.”Adding days to Thanksgiving break would maximize students’ ability to relax, said to Donna Spruijt-Metz, an expert in adolescent psychosocial development and health and an assistant professor of research in the Keck School of Medicine. She added that an ideal fall break would be at least a week long.“The evidence is pretty conclusive that longer breaks are more helpful than shorter breaks,” Spruijt-Metz said. “If there’s going to be a break, it should be a meaningful amount of time that really lets students relax.”Several students said they would appreciate a longer break not only to reduce stress, but also because it could make traveling more affordable.“It saves students a lot of money on plane tickets to book flights earlier in the Thanksgiving week,” said Whitney Gaines, a sophomore majoring in political science and creative writing.Even if USC decided to create a three-day weekend fall break, some students at other universities with a similar holiday complained that such a break was not long enough.“I definitely want the fall break to last longer because ours was only a three-day weekend,” said Eric Danielson, a sophomore majoring in accounting and entrepreneurship at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. “It didn’t seem like much of a break to me. I would love a four- or five-day break.”One disadvantage of a fall break, however, is that it might interrupt students’ schedules.Caitlin Oriel, a sophomore majoring in growth and structure of cities at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Penn., said her school’s weeklong fall break in October interrupted her routine.“I liked the break because I was worn out and needed to catch up on sleep,” Oriel said. “However, it did interrupt my schedule and my studies. It was very hard to motivate myself to study during the week off, so I felt behind when I came back.”Students will have to wait and see whether the university decides to extend Thanksgiving break or add a fall break, but most students said they would welcome a change in the calendar.“Everyone looks forward to Thanksgiving, but it seems so far away,” said Kimberly Morris, a freshman majoring in communication. “I just like to see my family and friends and enjoy time off from school and sports.”last_img read more

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Rain or Shine comes back to beat Phoenix for 5th straight win

first_imgMOST READ With Rain or Shine trailing, 96-90, early in the fourth, James Yap scored six straight points to start off the Elasto Painters’ 14-2 run for a 104-98 lead at the 4:11 mark of the quarter.The Elasto Painters, however, were  unsteady at the start of the game and allowed Jeff Chan and Eugene Phelps to match them in scoring with the two Fuel Masters scoring a combined 45 points after the first 24 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s another hard-earned win for us, and during half time I told the players we can’t be complacent against any team as I felt we didn’t want to win today’s game,” said Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia. “I just told them we have to at least keep the game close to have a chance at beating Phoenix.”“They were playing so good especially Jeff and Eugene who tied us at halftime in terms of scoring, they had 45 we had 45.” Passionate Peruvian fans flood World Cup’s smallest city Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Rain or Shine eventually clamped down on the defensive end forcing Chan and Phelps to go a combined 2-of-11 in the second half.And defense was also the key factor in stopping the Fuel Masters down the stretch with Reggie Johnson forcing Phelps to miss a layup with 5.9 seconds left to preserve Rain or Shine’s 107-106 lead.Johnson, who finished with a game-high 32 points on top of 17 rebounds, then, followed up his defensive stop on Phelps with a crucial challenge on Matthew Wright, whose attempt hit the backboard on his last heave.Yap, who had eight points in the fourth quarter, and Beau Belga finished with 13 points apiece to help the Elasto Painters while Raymond Almazan added 11 points.Phelps and Chan eventually finished with 26 points apiece for the Fuel Masters while Wright had 16 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine erased an early game deficit to edge Phoenix, 108-106, to retain its spot atop the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Elasto Painters chipped away at Phoenix’ 19-point lead, 29-10, in the first period and slowly built up their momentum in the second half to take their fifth straight victory and get a league-best 8-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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