Who hasn’t dreamt of quitting their job to run an inn at a beach in the middle of nowhere?
While usually a pipe dream, thanks to an Australian couple it may not be as far off as it seems.
A couple is raffling off a luxury private resort on the remote island of Kosrae in Micronesia that they have owned for 22 years. Kosrae Nautilus Resort comes fully staffed, and has 16 private rooms, a restaurant, a pool, and a private beach.
Doug and Sally Beitz are selling raffle tickets for $49. They will randomly draw one ticket winner on July 26, 2016, and that person will become the sole owner of the property.
If it seems a little nontraditional, it was planned that way: the Beitzes say on their website that they like the idea of an average person being able to afford such an extravagant purchase.
The Beitzes themselves came into resort ownership when they quit their corporate jobs and moved to Micronesia in 1991, raising their children on the island while operating the resort as well as a scuba excursion business.
However, they have decided to move back to Australia in order to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Don’t worry about them though, they won’t come out of this venture with nothing — the Beitzes have valued the resort at $2,450,000, and will only go through with the raffle if at least 50,000 tickets are purchased. If fewer than 50,000 tickets are purchased, the winner will simply take home half of the pot in cash and the Beitzes will remain owners of the resort.
You can buy a raffle ticket — or two, or 10! — at winthsislandestates.com.
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