The Daily Telegraph. May 12, 2007.
Some of the last remaining apartments on the Georges River are set to go on the market with the final stage of the Beauty Point Retirement Resort now nearing completion.
Beauty Point Retirement Resort is built overlooking the Georges River, surrounded by natural bushland, overlooking the St George and Sutherland Shire and offering panoramic views and beautiful sunsets.
“To get views like this you used to need to move away up the North Coast, which for many residents is far away from their family,” says the resort’s owner, George Jabbour.
“Our objective has been to provide residents with an opportunity to retire on the water without having to move way from family and friends.
“I’ve been building for almost 40 years now and this is the best location I’ve seen.
“With building regulations going to way they are, I doubt that there’ll ever be another site on the Georges River like this that gets Council approval – this might be the last of its kind.”
The emphasis at Beauty Point is on quality from the professionally designed interiors to the facilities and superb location. According to resident Betty Thew: “Moving to Beauty Point was the smartest move I ever made.
“You never think you could retire on the water here in Sydney, but moving to Beauty Point made that dream a reality. I’ve got one of the best views in Sydney and at a price anyone can afford.”
Amenities include a “restaurant-style” dining room, (with prepared meals delivered to residents’ apartments if required), a bar and luxurious community lounge area, house keeping and laundry services and a hairdressing salon on site.
A village bus is available to take residents further afield for shopping trips and other outings. Resort manager, Lisa Papahristos, says aim of the resort is to create an “independent lifestyle” for residents.
“If, for example, a resident’s fridge breaks down they can ring us and I will organise a repairman. The family aren’t being called from work or being called from all these different places 24-hours a day. We’re here to do that for them.
“But everything is a choice – your home is your castle and we can’t walk through that door uninvited.”