For many Victorians, the Bellarine Peninsula conjures up memories of summers by the sea. Picturesque Point Lonsdale is especially appealing to sea-changers in search of an idyllic retirement by the ocean. It has a calm front beach facing Port Phillip Bay and a surf beach facing Bass Strait, as well as easy access to excellent health centres and other resources in Geelong.
Sencia is the developer behind The Breeze, a new Point Lonsdale retirement community with 170 residences, welcoming its first residents in spring.
Located just one kilometre from the beach, The Breeze has five kilometres of waterways that wind around the village, walking and cycling tracks, a jetty and playgrounds nearby.
Jacqueline Cameron, head of Retirement Living at Sencia, says The Breeze is likely to be the only retirement community in Point Lonsdale or neighbouring Queenscliff as areas for development are restricted by the coastal geography and parks and reserves.
“This is a rare opportunity to live in a tightly held pocket of coastal Victoria,” Cameron says.
Designed by award-winning McCabe Architects, The Breeze will comprise 158 two and three-bedroom villas with two bathrooms, a butler’s pantry, walk-in wardrobes and covered patio, and 12 apartments. Residents have exclusive access to the Waterside Pavilion community centre, with indoor heated pool, bowling green, consulting rooms for health professionals, dining areas and cinema.
Sencia is part of the Knowles Group, which also owns Arcare, the largest family-owned residential aged care operator in Australia. “Residents of The Breeze will be only 450 metres from Arcare Point Lonsdale, should they or a loved one need extra support in the future”, says Cameron.
“Each of our directors has over 40 years of experience in planning and building retirement communities and residential aged care,”she says. “This know how combined with our prestige location – and the fact that we are reasonably priced for the area - makes this a very special opportunity. ” Many people agree, with over half of the residences reserved since launch in October 2018.