A Beachfront change to retirement
WAKING up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore at the nearby beach was something Vicky and Mark Rayner always knew they wanted wherever they ended up in retirement.
"We've been coming to the Central Coast region for the past 30 years, visiting friends and family. And I always thought it would be a lovely place to retire to," Vicky said.
The first step in Vicky and Mark's retirement journey took them to Valhalla by Gateway Lifestyle, in Chain Valley Bay.
While this is substantially closer to the beach than their former home in the Penrith area, it isn't as close as their new home at Beachfront.
"We love the lifestyle we found living in a Gateway Lifestyle community," Vicky said.
"Friends of ours live in a similar style village, so when the time came we knew and liked the financial model, and we like the great facilities and the sense of peace we found."
Making the move from Valhalla to Beachfront came about after they stayed at Beachfront as tourists, and it was in the process of being converted to an over-50s residential community.
"Residents of Gateway Lifestyle communities get a discount on accommodation in their tourist parks up and down the coast, so we booked at Beachfront when we were up there for a friend's birthday," Vicky said.
"When we heard we could live here permanently, it was an easy decision. We love the proximity to Foster and Tuncurry, there's so much to do in this area, and of course we get to live within metres of the beach."
Gateway Lifestyle CEO Trent Ottawa said Beachfront's location is definitely a key selling point, as is the financial model that living in a land lease community offers.
"Who wouldn't want to live so close to the beach when there is such affordable housing available?" Mr Ottawa asks.
"At this stage of development, potential residents have a great choice of homes and sites at Beachfront. It really is a great time to be downsizing into a low maintenance lifestyle."
Inspections can be arranged at any time with Chris on (02) 65592630.