Welcome to GemLife Maroochydore on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast.
Since starting operations two years ago, GemLife has rapidly gained a reputation for its innovative approach to over-50s living. Its newest resort at Maroochydore is in development and has already attracted strong interest from local and interstate buyers.
GemLife sales and marketing manager, Andrew Coulter, attributes the success to the company’s unique offering.
“GemLife resorts have four key points of difference,” Coulter says. “First, we don’t charge entry or exit fees and homeowners retain 100 per cent of capital gain. This provides transparency and certainty for home buyers.
“Second, the properties themselves are architecturally designed, spacious and feature top-of-the-range appliances and fittings. These are luxury two- and three-bedroom homes.
“Third, location is paramount. GemLife looks for naturally beautiful surroundings complemented by a thriving local community. Residents can take advantage of on-site facilities and also have convenient access to local business and shopping precincts.
“Finally, the focus is very much on an active and social close-knit community. GemLife was developed specifically for over-50s wanting to embrace an active lifestyle, social network and enjoy a luxury, low maintenance home. We call it ‘right-sizing’ rather than downsizing.”
Right-sizing is the concept of prioritising aspects of your life and focusing on what is most important; what truly makes you happy.
It can allow more time for the things most beneficial to physical, emotional and social well-being, whether that’s exercise, sports, leisure or time with family. It’s a lifestyle concept that suits a range of people, whether retired or still working.
“Many residents at GemLife are still in the workforce, either full or part-time,” says Coulter. “GemLife Resorts provide a low-maintenance lifestyle that is perfect for empty nesters and we carefully select locations that are convenient to major community hubs so people can easily commute to work if required.”
The formula is working well. In addition to Maroochydore, GemLife has resorts at Queensland’s Bribie Island and Highfields, Lennox Head in NSW and Woodend in Victoria, with more developments scheduled.
GemLife homes feature spacious two or three-bedroom designs, flexible entertaining spaces, top-of-the-range appliances, two-car garages and provision for boat or caravan storage.
Resort facilities encourage an active and social community with indoor and outdoor pools, gym, tennis court, bowling green, games room, bowling alley, cinema, beauty salon and spa – to name a few. Resorts are pet-friendly and include a fenced, off-leash area for dogs.
“Everything is provided to support an active and healthy lifestyle with minimum fuss for the homeowner, says Coulter. ‘‘We know that as we get older, appropriate exercise can provide benefits for bone strength, blood pressure, heart health and so much more.’’