The villa at 5604 Harbour Tce, Sanctuary Cove.THE privacy and position of this Sanctuary Cove harbour front villa are what makes it so special.Owner Cassandra Dean-Rankin said the marina vistas and peaceful surrounds made it the perfect escape from a busy lifestyle.It was what made her buy the rundown, Tuscan-inspired property 20 years ago. The open living, dining and kitchen area is sleek as ever. Could get used to lazing by the pool. Check out those views! Black and white gives it a sophisticated style.“The bones of the property are very good (but) I’ve made it so you can walk away and not have to maintain it,” Ms Dean-Rankin said.“My favourite part is the front courtyard. “It’s going to be sad to say goodbye.”A new kitchen, the master bedroom’s private balcony, a fireplace and courtyard overlooking the marina with outdoor bar, barbecue and pool are standout features of the home. Cocktail by the pool anyone?More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoShe figured it would be relatively easy to improve the two-storey home’s style but said the position couldn’t be beaten.“I lived in Hong Kong and came back and thought, ‘I really want to buy one of those harbour front villas’,” Ms Dean-Rankin said.“I’m right in the curve of the horse shoe so I’m very protected.”While she changes the home’s style regularly, Ms Dean-Rankin said a renovation had brought its design up to a more modern standard.