Luxury over-50s living in the Macedon Ranges
A short 60-minute drive from Melbourne, you can escape the hustle and bustle of suburban life without sacrificing a single convenience. Nestled in the foothills of Victoria’s spectacular Macedon Ranges, Woodend is a picturesque, historic country town near to local wineries, restaurants and cafes. A short country drive takes you to Victoria’s world-class spa country or the famous, nostalgic Hanging Rock.
1849 Mount Macedon Road, Woodend VIC 3442
Discover a luxury country retreat in historical Woodend
GemLife Woodend prides itself on being positioned in one of Australia’s most desirable locations. Steeped in rich country heritage, nearby to scenic parks and gardens, with access to farm-fresh produce and award-winning local wineries, GemLife Woodend is a tranquil oasis surrounded by natural beauty. The resort boasts expansive swathes of protected woodland, home to a large and extremely rare population of Black Gum trees.
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A lakeside Country Club, designed with active over-50s in mind, houses extensive premium facilities to ensure you are never at a loss for something to do. Secure, pet-friendly, and with optional RV storage, GemLife Woodend really is your place in the country.
Located just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, GemLife Woodend is the last word in luxury resort living for the active over-50s.
Discover beautiful, low-maintenance homes that feature luxury inclusions as standard including ultra-high ceilings, ducted air-conditioning, electric fireplaces, and walk-in pantries. Enjoy premium resort facilities with new friends, including an exclusive Country Club set in a natural woodland environment.
The charming town of Woodend has all the local amenities you need and is so conveniently located.
Quality Country Club facilities include:
- Grand ballroom with theatre stage
- Bar and lounge
- Snooker parlour and games room
- Art and craft studio
- Music room
- Floodlit tennis court
- Golf simulator
- Hairdressing salon
- Heated swimming pool, spa and sauna
- BBQ pavilion
- And much more!
Talk to us about the innovative and sustainable way to finance your right-sized home for the next stage of your life. GemLife Woodend is a Land Lease Community, especially designed for the active over-50s, that has absolutely no entry fees, stamp duty or deferred management fees.
GemLife Woodend is at 1849 Mount Macedon Road, Woodend, just a few minutes away from the heart of the town and an hour’s drive from the centre of Melbourne.
Everything you need is so close at hand. Imagine being only three minutes from the local supermarket, six minutes from the Woodend Golf Club and six minutes from the iconic Hanging Rock.
The final stage of GemLife Woodend is selling fast – and it’s no surprise. Explore a whole new world of active over-50s living where you’re sure to make new friends with like-minded people and feel part of a welcoming community of like-minded people.
Forget about retirement villages, GemLife Woodend is something else entirely. Our lifestyle resorts are a Land Lease Community where residents own their luxury homes simply pay a modest weekly site management fee for the upkeep of the resort facilities, including the outstanding Country Club.
Should you decide to sell in the future, there are no deferred management fees or exit charges, so you keep 100% of any capital gains made. And when you purchase a GemLife home, there are no entry fees or stamp duty to pay.
Pets are part of the family at GemLife Woodend. Our resorts are pet-friendly and come with walking trails where leashed pets are welcome. Our resort also includes an off-leash dog run.
You can enjoy overnight visits by friends and family at GemLife Woodend.
When you purchase in a Land Lease Community you own your own home and pay a weekly site fee. This modest fee ensures that the facilities at Woodend, such as the Country Club, are maintained to the highest standard. This fee also covers the cost of on-site management and administration.
You may be eligible for Federal Government Rental Assistance if you have a Department of Veteran’s Affairs or Australian Pension Card, which can help cover a portion of a homeowners’ site fees.
Local shopping is at your doorstep at GemLife Woodend. The Coles supermarket is just 3 minutes away or head to the 19th Hole Centre for local shopping – it's only four minutes away.
Convenient shopping is also available at Gisborne Shopping Centre which is 15 minutes down the road or check out the homemakers' store which is just half an hour away in Sunbury.
Medical facilities couldn’t be closer at GemLife Woodend. The Brooke Street Medical Centre is two minutes away, while Neal Street Medical Clinic is only 1.9km away.
Many homeowners at GemLife Woodend love to travel knowing their homes are safe. As standard, other security features at GemLife include:
- A double lock-up garage with wall-mounted opening as well as two remote controls.
- Number plate recognition at the front security gates.
- A burglar alarm with four sensors and touch pad monitors.
- Security screens on windows and sliding doors.
GemLife resorts also have on-site management as well as being a friendly and vibrant community.
As you are buying a home to live in, there is no stamp duty to pay when you purchase at GemLife Woodend.
There are absolutely no deferred management fees or exit fees at GemLife Woodend. When it comes time to sell your property, you receive 100% of any capital gains made.
As homeowners, you can store your recreational vehicles on-site for free*. Or sell your caravan or motorhome and hire a fully kitted out Explore by GemLife motorhome instead, available exclusively for GemLife homeowners.
*Pending availability. Terms and conditions apply.
In partnership with Feros Care, GemLife residents can access a wide range of home care services whenever required. From short-term restorative care programs and technology training to wellbeing programs and in-home care services, you can maintain your independence if needed.