Having lived in the Kiama area for more than 40 years, Susan Armstrong can easily understand why its property market is now in such high demand from Sydney-siders.
"When I moved here, it was like being on a permanent holiday - and it still is," she said.
"It's utopia, an area of scenic significance. You couldn't find a better spot to live.
"We have the river, beautiful bike tracks, incredible beaches, a real sense of community. Hopefully not too many people find out about it," she laughed.
Mrs Armstrong and husband Rob, both retirees, have listed their home at 7 Bele Place, Kiama.
The 551sqm property sits on a 1314sqm block of land.
The price guide is in the high $2 million range.
The six-bedroom, five-bathroom home is scheduled to be auctioned, at a date to be confirmed.
Mrs Armstrong said they'd owned the home for five years, and had been living there part-time.
She said they were initially drawn to the property by its privacy and high quality.
"It's beautifully designed - there's nothing I'd change about it," she said.
"It gets the sun all day - all day you can chase the sun around.
"(For example) of a morning, the front verandah is just beautiful, because it has zip-lock screens and Hampton shutters on each end.
"So you've got privacy up there, and you can sit in the sun and have your brekkie."
She believed the home would be well-suited to a family.
"For Rob and I... It's getting too big, and we're only here three days a week," she said.
"It's time for somebody else to love it, and be able to use that pool."
Selling agent, Scott Douglas from Raine & Horne Kiama said it was "extremely rare" to find a property like this in size and quality of build in the Kiama region.
The other selling agent is Aleesha Borg.
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