Nicola Trotman | 24 January 2013

Snag a hot barbecue for Australia Day: Properties with casual outdoor dining spaces

Snag a hot barbecue for Australia Day: Properties with casual outdoor dining spaces

As Australia Day is all about celebrating, many will do so in a picturesque alfresco pavilion or deep into the back garden of one's own home.

From separate kitchens to mega barbecues, Property Observer looks at the many different places where you can celebrate next year if you are in the market for a new property.

Located on Frankston Flinders Road, Point Leo Victoria, this three-bedroom limestone and timber residence offers a Tuscan-inspired alfresco courtyard and outdoor kitchen (pictured below).


While you sit back and eat lunch, you can bask in the views across Western Port Bay to Phillip Island and The Nobbies.

After lunch, you can wander through the 10 hectares of property or hit the ball on the tennis court.

Further down the bay is the four-bedroom, five-bath Dreamweaver property (pictured below), located on Cheviot Road, Portsea.


You can start Australia Day in the undercover breakfast teppanyaki area on the east side, which captures the morning sun.

With a 20-metre heated lap pool and spa, you can work up an appetite for lunch before settling into the designer cabana with a full Corian outdoor kitchen, including a barbecue, dishwasher, rangehood and bathroom.

You are spoilt for choice with activities including a tennis court, an Olympic sized in-ground trampoline and a home theatre.

Or sit above the tennis court on the deck chairs and enjoy the views across Portsea and the bay.

The Dale is located on McGregor Road Rythdale, Victoria, and comprises of two residences on a 52-hectare block.


This property boasts an outdoor entertaining area with a covered, paved patio (pictured above) and a built-in gas barbecue.

As the day fades, you can unwind in the home cinema or pop into the red gum wet bar in the family room for a drink.


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