The Settler’s Cove Difference

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The role of reimagining an elevated landform surrounded by nature and with majestic views over Laguna Bay, has been an unrelenting commitment to quality and the environment by Cape Bouvard Developments, enthuses Helen Flanagan. 

For eighteen years, exclusive Settler’s Cove has been recognised by industry peers with innumerable awards for its master-planned, environmentally sensitive residential development in the heart of Noosa Heads, bounded by Noosa Hill, Noosa Junction and Noosa Sound. 

It was an ingenious decision by Cape Bouvard Developments to purchase the 36-hectare site designated to one-third development, with the balance being ceded to an Environmental Trust being the RF Thompson Conservation Park. 

Thirty-three large homesites initially identified, were subdivided and sold with expansive contemporary homes long since built along Banksia Avenue and Grosvenor Terrace.

Unique to Settler’s Cove was the combination of land offering a semi-rural lifestyle in a bushland setting fronting a large conservation park, with a pathway to Noosa Junction and a public jetty on Noosa Sound. 

While sited on an elevated landform fronting Noosa Sound and offering views of Laguna Bay, the Noosa North Shore and the hinterland, the project was always designated to be residential. 

Indeed, the six multi-award-winning Elandra/Riverlight, Iluka, Emerald, Lumina 1 and 2 were developed amidst conservation bushland in a secluded enclave of the quiet cul-de-sac. 

Striving for state-of-the-art excellence, each building upholds the tradition of generously proportioned apartment homes, luxurious finishes and high-end amenities, spectacular resort style pools and outdoor amenities, with Settler’s Cove quickly and firmly established as the premier apartment living precinct in Noosa Heads. 

In late 2022, a substantial 2.36-hectare parcel of the master planned site was sold to Calile Malouf Investments, known for its award-winning Calile Hotel in Brisbane with a proven track record for delivering exceptional results. 

A proposed 5-star luxury hotel development application, which is presently under assessment by Noosa Council will undoubtedly complement the adjacent residents-only Settler’s Cove precinct. 

The recent installation of a yellow tower crane in Noosa Heads marks the beginning of the last phase of the master-planned development by Cape Bouvard – Tallow Residences.

The final project consisting of two separate buildings with a total of 22 luxury apartments is expected to maintain the tradition of offering exceptional living spaces. 

Each apartment offers 3-bedrooms, latest designer kitchens with expansive living and entertaining areas indoors and out. The design aesthetic and fixtures and fittings set an unprecedented standard for apartment living.  

“Despite being only four months into construction, the project has already generated significant interest with over 70% of available apartments sold,” comments a very proud development manager Shannon Gillard, who has been involved with the Settler’s Cove project since its inception. 

“It is not often you see such a large expanse of high-quality developments in one location. The high rate of recent sales in Tallow Residences does not come as a surprise, given that Settler’s Cove is a highly sought-after apartment precinct with a reputation for offering the very best luxury living in Noosa Heads.”

Eighteen years on and Cape Bouvard’s mission such as continuing the urban fabric; maintaining building mass and scale; giving access to public land for surrounding residents; enhancing pride, involvement in communal matters; having a strong sense of community; and blending privacy and exclusivity within a modest masterplan structure, is relevant today. 

“The developers of Settler’s Cove were certainly visionaries when they introduced the highest level of luxury apartment living to Noosa Heads,” extols real estate agency principal Tom Offermann. 

“Not only was it a location few had previously considered, but with each new building they pushed the quality envelope further, attracting buyers who had been searching and waiting for something extra special. 

“Finally, they had a generous deluxe apartment-home with superb pools and amenities plus high-end interiors. Each building, woven naturally into the landscape has added another notch to the premium brand and its location, albeit it when only the best will do.” 

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About the Author /

Noosa’s sophisticated charm, vibrant food culture and the magnetism of a subtropical paradise surrounded by national parks, inveigled Helen’s manic world and flipped it on its side. She pursues the good life with gusto, instinctively understanding the joys of travel, the art of story-telling, a candid review and surviving another reno whilst thriving on the motto Live Laugh Love!

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