Triple M breakfast announcers Robin Bailey and Greg “Marto” Martin ahead of the Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane (AAP image, John Gass)
TRIPLE MMM presenter Greg “Marto” Martin had intended to sell his share of a Moreton Island holiday home. Instead, he bought out his friend and co-owner.
He told The Courier Mail that he “couldn’t let such a magic place full of memories go”.
The property, known as ‘Stranded at Bulwer’, is located at 109 The Strand in the small village at the northwestern end of Moreton Island.
109 The Strand, Bulwer
Earlier this year when he decided to put his share of the house on the market, Martin said he didn’t want to sell the house but his family rarely got time to use it.
The property was originally bought in partnership with a friend, but the radio announcer did a complete backflip and decided to buy the lot.
“I own the whole thing,” he said.
The four bedroom beach retreat has wraparound verandas, water views, and is an easy walk to Bulwer’s beach front, wrecks, and Castaways cafe/store.
The bedrooms feature bunks and double beds, and there are two fully-equipped gas kitchens, two dining/lounge rooms, two sheds, an outdoor fire pit, water storage tanls, a generator and solar panels connected to deep cycle Trojan solar batteries.
The sale was handled by Ray White Brisbane CBD agent Julian Gardner.
Moreton Island is 40km offshore from Brisbane and can be reached by ferry, barge or boat.
It is a popular camping spot and home to Tangalooma Resort, which is famous for the dolphins that come in to feed and meet guests most evenings.
Tangalooma Island Resort. Supplied.
Dolphins come in most evenings for a meet and eat. Supplied.
Attractions include the Bulwer and Tangalooma wrecks, wartime relics, the Cape Moreton lighthouse, the Champagne Pools and the vast dunes that are perfect for sand tobogganing. It is also provides a great vantage point to watch whales pass by during the migration.