Courtney Cares

Courtney ticks all the boxes here, She’s got this.

“I’m really happy to be here working with a team that are so welcoming and friendly. This job really does allow me to do what I love the most, providing great service.”

After 15 years in the Real Estate industry, Courtney Rumble has joined Villager Property as our invaluable Senior Property Manager.


Originally from the Southern Highlands, Courtney moved to Newcastle 11 years ago to be with her then partner – now husband. Enjoying the perfect weather and stunning beaches that Newcastle has to offer, the couple are grateful to be now raising their young son and daughter in such a supportive community.


“The best part of my day is hearing my kids laugh,” Courtney tells us. “That… and watching them sleep.”

Courtney has told us that one of her passions is for great service – alongside a penchant for a good cappuccino, a fondness of travel and adventures including a brave love of plunging into the ocean to scuba dive among shipwrecks, coral and sea life.

Courtney was working in hotel management when she decided to try Real Estate. An eye for detail and a love of personalized service has seen Courtney excel in the industry.

Courtney’s positive attitude and proactive personality combine in united action in her role and we at Villager Property are fortunate to have our growing rent roll managed with such skill.


Property Management requires a very specific sort of person to complete the job successfully: a balancing act between communication, local knowledge, finance, logistical management and of course the anticipation of future outcomes.

Through all this, a Property Manager must also be completely present – to listen and understand the needs of a variety of people and keep the lines of communication open between them all. This is a job that can get tough yet also be a catalyst for wonderful relationships.

Courtney ticks all the boxes here – she’s got this.

“I’m really happy to be here working with a team that are so welcoming and friendly. This job really does allow me to do what I love the most – providing great service.”


Connect with Villager Property today to discuss how we can assist you in managing your assets and securing your investments.


Going once, Going twice…

Leon turns work into fun and entertainment; bringing a smile to the crowd and a sold sticker to the signboard.

During his previous career as an agent in commercial real estate, Leon Axford attended his first auction. Watching the excitement build and the energy circulate around the crowd – Leon knew he had found his calling and pursed his dream.


Leon is now the director of his own company Axford Auctions and calls up to 500 Auctions a year; covering residential, commercial, industrial and retail real estate.

“Calling auctions is my only calling.” Leon testifies.


Asking Leon what he brings to the Auction scene, he replies enthusiastically with a big grin “I’m a creative person, and I like to bring my own flair to the auctions I call, a little joke here, a story there…”

Leon turns work into fun and entertainment; bringing a smile to the crowd and a sold sticker to the signboard.


Fun is not only vibrantly running through his auction style, but his personal style as well.

A snappy dresser, we are yet to see Leon wear the same pair of socks – spreading smiles with an array of happy accessories.


Leon is working exclusively with Villager Property, complementing our marketing campaigns to deliver beautiful style with exceptional and consistent results.


For example, last Sunday Villager Property held 3 Auction properties in succession and all three were successfully sold; a testament to an exceptional team!


“There are two types of bidders I see a lot, those that test the water with their toe and slowly wade into the water… and those that jump right in straight away! Its all good fun though!” Leon tells us as we wander down Darby Street.

But if the water is as nice as a Newcastle Beach then all that matters is that you go wet, really!

Home begins with Villager Property – Buying or Selling? Give us a call. Click here for details. 


Modern Centenary

It’s a big year for 18 Wood Street at Adamstown. The residence celebrates its centenary birthday, a milestone for a home rich in beauty and history. And to add to its history, the property will also be going under the hammer – A new adventure for one lucky bidder to take this property into its next century.

It’s a big year for 18 Wood Street at Adamstown. The residence celebrates its centenary birthday, a milestone for a home rich in beauty and history. And to add to its history, the property will also be going under the hammer – A new adventure for one lucky bidder to take this property into its next century.


At this unique property, a sunbeam has broken through the conventional conformity of renovation. This three bedroom 1916 cottage has been recently crafted into a uniquely warm and eclectic abode.


Borders of flickering colour tell the story of decades of design that has been evolving with its inhabitants, lovingly sanded back to artistically reveal a one of a kind border to this one of a kind house.


Every inch of the home is imbibed with character, from the heritage wallpaper, to the reclaimed fireplace and beautiful timber flooring.


3 bedrooms all smile with charm and color.


The main bedroom featuring a romantic bay window, opened in the summer to let the scent from the large frangapani tree breeze inside.


The formal living room an inviting heart to the home.


The funky galley kitchen pops color, and flows to the open plan dining room, which features extra storage and a perfectly matched patchwork of time.



A home that is both a treasure and a pleasure.

But this funky residence in prime position is not the only benefit of the property; a second modern residence sits at the rear boasting two bedrooms and open plan living. A handy income generator, or luxury granny flat, with 2 bedrooms, internal laundry, and open plan kitchen and living areas.
This truly is classic village living on one perfectly positioned block of land.

The Auction: Sun 16-Oct-16 11:00AM
Location: 18 Wood Street, Adamstown
Contact: Ally @ Villager


The Elements at Hillcrest

Nature never goes out of fashion; so earthy slate was chosen for the kitchen and bathrooms, while exposed timber beams connect you to the surrounding bushland.

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30 years ago, an architect had finished drawing up a large formal design for 1 Raymond Street, Speers Point when the owners started researching pole homes.

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They began exploring the idea of incorporating exposed beams, texture and and layered living; much like the surrounding hillside – and they knew that this is what the home should reflect.

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Nature never goes out of fashion; so earthy slate was chosen for the kitchen and bathrooms, while exposed timber beams connect you to the surrounding bushland.

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The front balcony and cleverly placed windows ensure a view of the blue shimmering lake sparkling below.

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Like the branches of a tree, there are 4 levels that layer warm family living areas with quiet nooks.

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From the welcoming formal entry hall to private areas like the rear sunroom and ground floor rumpus room.

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Wide open spaces with beautiful views over the suburbs and lake; no matter your mood – you’ll find your space here.

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Sounds of laugher and games from the in-ground pool float up to the northerly al-fresco balcony;

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while the song of whip birds, rosellas and lorikeets rings out from the treetops beside the windows.

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Inside, a fireplace in the living room invites you to sit beside it in the colder months listening to records, while keeping the dining loft warm for entertaining.

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The kitchen will never be bare when there is a productive vegetable garden downstairs, fresh pumpkins, herbs and greens at always hand.

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And a view like this from the kitchen window –  yes please!

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A large room used as a study on level 2 has built in library style shelving, and views direct to the treetops.

The rear sunroom would be perfect for a studio space with direct access to the backyard and the current owners once used it as a perfect little sanctuary for their pottery sculpting.

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The landscape gardens include formal hedging of gardenias, fresh vegetable garden, shady paved garden dining area, whimsical pond, and flower gardens with winding paths – a garden for each season.

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All 3 bedrooms enjoy a view, of either the gardens or the water.

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The master bedroom features 2 walk in robes, an ensuite and exceptional lake scenery.

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A home that is full of light, music, texture and nature; a home full of life; all the elements are at play here for you to a life in your element.

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To learn more about this Raymond Street, Speers Point property: head over to Villager Property 

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Calm & Connected

Home should be a place you retreat to. Unwind, savour life.

Home should be your sanctuary.
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A place to retreat, unwind and savour life.
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Away from the stresses of everyday life.
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In the lakeside suburb of Warners Bay, in the quiet neighbourhood of Vennard Street, sits a home that has incorporated these values.
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Through tropically inspired landscaping, a gated entry invites you into the retreat of this home.
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As the large verandah wraps around the house, it leads up to decking – a spot to entertain  by the cabana.
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A hot tub bubbles away, drinks line the bar, just perfect for entertaining.
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Or perhaps,
finding peace on a Sunday afternoon while the palms sway in the breeze.
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The outdoor areas flow seamlessly with the interior. From the formal entry at the front;
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To the sliding glass doors and open servery from the rear family room.
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The formal dining room and kitchen catch gorgeous afternoon light, these alongside the living area create a gorgeous open space; perfect for engaging the whole family and guests.
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Space for the family to breathe…
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The four bedrooms all feature built ins, and windows overlooking the gardens or the elevated views.

The master bedroom features an ensuite and walk through robe; A parents sanctuary.

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All the features are here to accommodate the family.
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Double garage for 2 cars plus extra space for storage.

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Two living areas for that extra sanity is required…
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A view to the backyard, verandah and decking from the family room,
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and all in a quiet locale close to schools, shopping centres, Lake Macquarie esplanade and parklands.

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This bright and uplifting home is waiting to be embraced and enjoyed.
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Terraced on Throsby

A park full of roses and playgrounds, willows that dance into the water, ever changing ripples of shimmer and glow.
On the bank of the creek, Sitting in prime absolute waterfront location – you will find 41 Tighes Terrace.

In the funky village of Tighes Hill, Throsby Creek meanders its way through town.

A park full of roses and playgrounds, willows that dance into the water, everchanging ripples of shimmer and glow.

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On the bank of the creek, sitting in a prime absolute waterfront location, you will find

41 Tighes Terrace.

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Entry to the home is through gorgeous French doors and into the brightly lit foyer – the sunshine reflecting on the Merbau timber.

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Follow the steps from the foyer into the large dining and family space and be impressed by the sweeping views of the treetops and flowing creek beyond.

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This large property has views to the river and landscaped garden from almost every room, yet feels incredibly private.

Double opening, stackable sliding glass doors can be opened onto both decks, creating space and breeze throughout the home.

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The eastern deck is bathed in morning sunshine, with golden light spreading across Throsby Basin and the Grahame Bridge. Opening to the living room, dining room and bedroom, this is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast and watch the morning kayakers paddle upstream.

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The western deck, perfect for the weekend BBQ, enjoys afternoon warmth as you count the birds or watch the sun set over the creek.

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Even in the cooler months the winter blues will be kept far away, with cosy time spent inside overlooking the vibrancy of the outdoors, while the reverse cycle ducted air conditioning keeps you comfortable.

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Adjacent to the living area, a formal living room – currently set up as an office and media room  – is accessed via two colourful salvaged Indian doors.

The salvaged doors – from wool stores – also feature in the master bedroom.

There are views from the bed over the gardens and creek, an extra large walk-in closet and an ensuite that features a twelve jet spa bath and relaxing, leafy outlook.

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Downstairs at the garden level, through the rumpus room, is a library that opens to the vegetable patch.

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No need to walk upstairs if you want a cup of tea with your afternoon read – the library also features a kitchenette.

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Three large bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, are also downstairs.

 As is a family bathroom with separate toilet. Across the hall, an extra large storage room with enough room for linen and accessories.

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The pleasures of growing your own fruit and vegetables are the focus behind the delightful design of this home garden which features olive trees, citrus trees, herbs and passionfruit vines covering the fences. Three large vegetable gardens sit in full sun to keep you eating fresh all year long.

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And just thinking about all that fresh produce brings us back upstairs to the kitchen.

The heart of the home: bright and open, communal and modern. Serviced by a gas cooktop with two wok burners, a long burner and matching rangehood.

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Granite island and benchtops are complemented by the clean lines of angled push-open doors, a hidden fridge and beautiful pendant lighting.

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All designed to capitalise on those views.

Contact us at Villager Property to find out more.

The Heritage

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Morning sun reaches over the dewy expanse of the front yard, creating shadows from the ancient fig trees which dance on the lawn.
The skies at the rear of the property light up in pastels across a wide expanse of horses, and countryside.
The crisp country air flows over the plain and creates a fresh, peaceful scene.
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The open and peaceful feeling of the location is transferred beautifully inside the double brick home.
A home that will strike you instantly as – different.
This one is special.
This one makes you dream.
5 large bedrooms.
2 very large living areas.
A formal dining room with bar.
An oversized rumpus/ ballroom.
And a detached former “honeymoon sweet”,
now used as the perfect teenagers retreat.
There is room for everyone and everything here!
The master bedroom enjoys a leafy view, large walk in robe attached to the bathroom, and french door entry.
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So much spaciousness, yet the home still feels full of warmth.
For many years this property was a wedding reception venue. Love, that has been so often been celebrated here, has imbibed the home.
The historical cottage of Motto Farm Homestead provides the base for the extended home, lending grace and heritage to the ambience of the property.
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The extensive renovations have provided ample space to hold functions and weddings.
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A custom fit-out including commercial kitchen with cool rooms, large laundry,
and of course.. the ballroom.
Parquetry flooring, a bar, patio doors out to a pergola with country views.
All serviced by commercial bathrooms.
Are you inspired yet?
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The recent owners have enjoyed the property as a wonderful family home, where a growing family can take advantage of all on offer;
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Open outdoor spaces, Numerous large living areas, intimate lounge area, fenced yards for animal keeping and plenty of parking for guests.
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The next chapter for 2279 Pacific Highway is now waiting to be written.
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This truly is a choose your own adventure story.
A good sized parcel of land, with pacific highway frontage just 20 mins from Newcastle CBD. A comfortable family home, set back from the road, with endless option for reinvention.
To learn more about this unique opportunity – contact Ben at Villager Property