Jeffreys Bay gets set for ‘grey power’
The Fountains is one of two new purpose-built retirement villages being marketed by ERA in Jeffrey’s Bay, which is rapidly becoming a sought-after retirement destination

Jeffreys Bay on the famed Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape is putting its stamp on the property map as a top retirement destination, with the announcement of two new developments aimed specifically at seniors.

Better known as a surfers’ paradise, courtesy of the 1960s documentary “The Perfect Wave”, the town has latterly become a popular retirement option but not been able to meet demand.

Now, however, there are two purpose-built retirement villages under development – “and I would not be surprised to see more soon,” says Erika Ferreira of the ERA branch in “J-Bay”.

The current developments are The Fountains and Vue de la Mer, both within easy reach of the town’s impressive new shopping centre.

The Fountains has a range of accommodation consisting of bachelor, one, two and three-bedroom homes, at prices from around R395 000 to R1,395m. The development is being sold on a life rights basis and the package includes an impressive list of facilities and services including frail care and full security.

The developer, Büchner Propvest, headed by Oswald Büchner and Dries du Preez, has an impressive track record spanning 60 years, with developments stretching from Sandton to Jeffreys Bay. The company’s current focus is specialist residential and commercial projects, examples of which include Aston Bay between Jeffreys Bay and St Francis Bay and the well known Marina Martinique also near Jeffreys Bay.

The Vue de la Mer village consists of attractive upmarket freehold title townhouses and sectional title apartments with balconies, secluded garden atriums and luxury verandas. Facilities include a bowling green, enclosed swimming pool, braai area and clubhouse.

It also features a community centre with lounges, ladies bar, library, spacious dining room and other facilities. A regular health clinic and a frail care centre will be part of the main buildings. Prices for the sectional title units begin at R829 000 and the developer is the established Cape-based Proplang Group.

“The new developments appeal particularly to Free State and Gauteng buyers and have also attracted a lot of interest locally,” notes Ferreira.

Article from: www.era.co.za