40 Lakelands Drive, Merrimac.A JUNGLE of trees and manicured grass create a picturesque backdrop for this Merrimac home.The 674sq m property’s position backing onto the golf course was one of the main reasons Lynn and Wilf Maillet bought it 10 years ago.“We’ve got a beautiful view over the golf course and it’s just so quiet,” Mrs Maillet said.The two-storey residence on Lakelands Drive has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a double garage. 40 Lakelands Drive, Merrimac. 40 Lakelands Drive, Merrimac. 40 Lakelands Drive, Merrimac.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt has an open floorplan that flows seamlessly outdoors on both levels.The kitchen was Mrs Maillet’s favourite part of the home.“Because it’s all open plan, you can talk to people and mingle,” she said.It has stainless steel appliances and a gas cook top as well as a walk-in pantry that mirrors the kitchen’s size.The master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe is downstairs and has golf course views.There are three bedrooms upstairs, one of which also has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, as well as a study.There is also a family room that leads onto a covered patio.Outside, there is a saltwater pool and a built-in barbecue in the outdoor entertaining area, which overlook the golf course. 40 Lakelands Drive, Merrimac.The home may be more than a decade old but Mrs Maillet said quality fixtures and her husband’s attention to detail in maintaining them made it look near new.“It looks like it’s brand new, Wilf likes everything top quality,” Mrs Maillet said.The couple held many fond memories of the home, including milestone birthdays celebrated there, but they have decided to sell it so they can travel around Australia.Residents of the Lakelands village also have access to the community pool, gym and function room. The property will go under the hammer on June 20.