Palmwoods Garden Village Retirement Community
Situated snugly between the Sunshine Coast’s pristine beaches and the Blackall mountain range is Palmwoods Garden Village Retirement Community.
Residents can breathe in the sea air from more than a hundred light and spacious two and three-bedroom units which are scattered amongst established gardens and overlook the peaceful waters of Stumers Creek.
Residents can connect with the community in the spacious clubhouse, relax in the large outdoor living and entertaining areas, kick back in the library and cinema or unwind in the heated swimming pool.
Situated a hop, skip and a jump from some of the Sunshine Coast’s best restaurants, cafes and golf resorts, Coolum Waters Retirement Community offers residents a serene lifestyle and the ideal mix of privacy and connection to the Sunshine Coast community.
Blending style and convenience, Coolum Waters’ recent release combined the best of outdoor living and entertaining with a low-maintenance lifestyle.
At Coolum Waters Retirement Community, there’s no need to move if your needs change, with additional care, meals and assistance available in your own home, if and when you need it.View all properties
Coolum Waters also includes a Care Centre which offers continuum of care.
If you’re happy and feel supported in a community, the last thing you want is to move when your needs change.
Coolum Waters Retirement Community can provide additional care (including specialist dementia services), meals and assistance in your home, if and when you need it.
Sundale offers a range of packages, which are tailored to suit your needs and financial situation.
To find out more, call 1800 786 325 and speak to a caring and friendly member of the Sundale team.
Many years ago, I used to go bird watching on the other side of Stumers Creek and I remember saying to myself, “One day I’d like to live in that village over there”.
So, in 2011 that’s what I did and I have not regretted my decision once.
I always wanted to live near the ocean, so when I moved here with my little dog, we had the opportunity to take wonderful walks to and along the beach because it is so close.
I am very happy at Coolum Waters – by Sundale and fortunate to have the support of a lovely team who will mow my lawn, weed my garden or fix anything in my home.
I have a generous three-bedroom unit, which lets in plenty of natural light. I’m very lucky to have a north facing unit as I love the sun, especially in winter.
A recent influx of new, likeminded residents has been a welcome addition to the village, who have brought new activities and ideas to the community.
Coolum Waters – by Sundale also has wonderful exercise classes, card games, indoor bowls, singing and films and a heated swimming pool for residents.
Coolum Waters – by Sundale is a quiet, eco-friendly place with well-spaced units and the opportunity to develop your own attractive garden (or you can leave it to the gardeners).
There is a pleasant walk along Stumers Creek which we like to take regularly.
We have found the residents to be welcoming, active and most informative. It is great the way that the residents organise and manage social and exercise activities for all residents.
Noelene Cook, who resides at Coolum Waters Retirement Community handled the COVID-19 restrictions better than most.
“For more than 20 years I lived at Sydney’s Quarantine Station at North Head, which overlooked Sydney Harbour with my husband and family,” Noelene said.
“The site is now heritage listed and a tourist attraction, but for more than a century it regulated the risk of disease importation.
“Foreigners who arrived by ship and later by air, who might have an infectious disease or virus had to quarantine at the station until it was safe or them to be released.”
Noelene has called Sundale home for the past 11 years and said the Sunshine Coast reminds her of Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
“Coolum is a little bit quieter than Manly,” Noelene said.
“When I first moved to the Sunshine Coast, Coolum was a nice little village, however, it’s a bustling centre now.
“I love keeping busy and it’s one of the reasons I choose to live at Sundale, along with the sense of community.
“I play tennis at the Coolum Tennis Club at least twice a week, I line dance, swim when the weather is warm enough, enjoy the village’s exercise classes and walk for at least two hours each day.”
The Village Comparison Document gives general information about the retirement village accommodation, facilities and services, including the general costs of moving into, living in and leaving the retirement village. This makes it easier for you to compare retirement villages.
You can find the Village Comparison Document (Form 3) for Coolum Waters Retirement Community below.
The Retirement Villages Act 1999 requires a retirement village operator to provide a Prospective Costs Document to a person at least 21 days before the operator and the person enter into the contract.
The Prospective Costs Document refers to a specific unit in the retirement village and gives details about:
You can find the Prospective Costs Document (Form 4) for Coolum Waters Retirement Community below.
A PID makes it easy to compare different retirement village schemes.
You can find the PIDs for Coolum Waters Retirement Community below.
All units are under a license agreement. A license agreement is an ongoing contribution paid to Sundale in return for a licence to occupy and the right to reside in the unit.
An ingoing contribution is the amount payable by a person under a residence contract to secure the person’s, or someone else’s, right to reside in a retirement community, but does not include a recurrent payment for rent, fees or charges.
An exit fee is the amount a resident may be liable to pay to, or credit the account of, a scheme operator under a residence contract arising from:
(a) the resident ceasing to reside in the accommodation unit to which the contract relates; or
(b) the settlement of the sale of the right to reside in the accommodation unit.
The exit fee for a residence contract, including an existing residence contract, that a resident may be liable to pay to, or credit the account of, the scheme operator is to be calculated as at the day the resident ceases to reside in the accommodation unit to which the residence contract relates.
All fees are outlined in your public information document (PID) however residents will be required to pay for their utilities and contents insurance.
$10,000.00, which is completely refundable if sale does not proceed.
Coolum Waters Retirement Community is pet friendly, but you’ll need to seek approval from the Retirement Village Manager first.
Absolutely. There is no timeframe as long as you advise us. Visits lasting more than a month require agreement from the Retirement Village Manager.
Yes. There are local council buses nearby which run on a regular basis.
Decorate – yes, for example pictures on walls and furnishing. All renovations require an approval form to be submitted to the Retirement Village Manager.
Yes, there is a large clubhouse for socialising, committee meetings and activities. The clubhouse has a cinema room, games room, library, kitchen and a heated swimming pool.
Yes, there is a retirement community committee which meets once a month.
There are regular activities which are organised by the activities committee, including exercise classes, quizzes, pool and croquet.
Yes. The swimming pool is heated, perfect for year-round swims.
Coolum Waters Retirement Community does not have space to store your caravan, however we can arrange for you to store your caravan at another site.
Security regularly patrols the site at night. The maintenance team also check on units when on duty.
Yes. There is an emergency call system at Coolum Waters Retirement Community.
Yes. Please contact our Concierge team on 1800 Sundale (1800 786 325) to discuss your needs.
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