8 of the Best Pet Friendly Retirement Villages Sydney has to offer

Apparently, around 11% of pet owners are over the age of 65. So, it follows there is a demand for pet friendly retirement villages in Sydney.

If you find yourself in a position where you need to find a community that can accommodate you and Rover in your golden years, you’ll be pleased to know there are quite a few options available.

While their pet policy might change at any given time, the eight venues outlined below all currently welcome dogs at their facility (at least in part).

So, when looking for a place to stay, it is a good idea to kickstart your search around them.

Woodlands Retirement Village Ltd

At the Woodlands Village, you can enjoy the very best aspects of retirement living within the Hills District in the beautiful suburb of Cherrybrook.

Set on a lofted position that looks out to beautiful bushland, this fabulous property is geared up for overs 55s who want to make a savvy retirement purchase that enables them to pocket the whole value of their residence.

Residents are able to immerse themselves in a lifestyle that makes the most of their surroundings. They can walk through the communitiy’s fabulous, landscaped gardens or enjoy shopping trips at Cherrybook or nearby Pennant Hills and Castle Hill.

For times when they want to remain within it, they are able to take advantage of facilities like a heated outdoor swimming pool, play croquet on the green or indulge in barbecue meals with friends.

Talking of food, residents are able to treated to a range of culinary delights, prepared by a team of highly skilled kitchen staff, at the onsite dining room. They can also use an excellent laundry and cleaning service and make appointments with visiting hairdressers, dentist, doctors and podiatrists as required.

Address: 2 Kitchener Road, Cherrybrook NSW 2126

Phone: (02) 9481 8842

Website: https://woodlandsvillage.com.au/

Dee Why Gardens

Defined by several acres of wonderfully manicured grounds, the charming community of Dee Why Gardens is a place where residents can relax and live out their best years in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment.

Located within the beautiful Northern Beaches area, the property offers them high levels of comfort and security in a convenient location. When they move in, they have a choice of one to three-bedroom units that are well set up for independent living. All of these are comprised of attractive floorplans that are easy to live in and finished with quality furnishings.

Many of them are serviced apartments that offer a terrific balance between maintaining an independent lifestyle and drawing upon a bit of extra assistance when you need it to make life easier.

Life in the community is based on respect and care, which means that everyone is warmly welcomed. Moreover, residents are given peace of mind and do not have to be weighed down by the expectation of daily chores. For them, everything from buying groceries to preparing meals is taken care of. The housework and garden are looked after too, which means you will be able to spend more of your time on doing the things that make you happy.

Overall, it is an environment which is is supportive, socially engaging and very much focused on the resident.

Recreational amenities here include a indoor bowls, a hobby and craft room and croquet lawn. There is also a heated indoor swimming pool, library and business centre, as well as an on-shit hairdressing salon.

When they want to venture out and about, this pet-friendly community has a bus that can take you around town.

Address: 155 Fisher Road North, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: (02) 9971 8255

Website: https://keyton.com.au/home/our-villages/nsw/dee-why-gardens/

Camden Downs Retirement Village

For those who want to be a part of a tight-knit community where everyone looks out for each other, the Camden Downs Retirement Village is a good option.

Located within Camden South, the property resides on scenic grounds which are good for dog walking, and radiates a tranquil and relaxed semi-rural feel. That said, it retains a position close to a thriving urban area that includes the Spring Farm Shopping Centre, Camden Bowling Club, Narellan Town Centre and Camden Hospital. You can also easily visit the Macarthur Square Shopping Centre as the need arises and enjoy some peace and tranquillity at the Flinders Reserve, which is also dog-friendly.

With a council bus stop directly outside the community entrance, all these places and more are easily accessible. However, if you would prefer to venture out on foot, you’ll find plenty of restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance.

The great thing about living at Camden Downs is that there is plenty to do. This includes activity zones where you can play games, mingle with other residents and watch films. You can also take a book out from the well-stocked library that is located onsite, when you fancy some quiet time.

It is worth noting that if you stay here, you may be obliged to pay a departure fee to leave the village. Additionally, you might also have to share any capital gains you receive with the company that runs the village. So, bear that in mind before committing yourself to live here.

Address: 31 Crookston Drive, Camden South NSW 2570

Phone: (02) 9190 6787

Website: https://www.aveo.com.au/retirement-villages/nsw/sydney/camden-downs/

Strathfield Gardens Retirement Village

The team at Strathfield Gardens pride itself on running the friendliest, pet-friendly retirement village in Sydney’s inner west.

Offering their seniors exceptional amenities and facilities, in addition to several support services and social activities, the overall level of resident and dog satisfaction is high here.

Those who live here benefit from the peace of mind of living with a safe community that is just a stone’s through from shopping centres, medical facilities and entertainment venues, which are all linked by an excellent public transport network.

They reside in apartments that come with the option of being fully serviced and inclusive of weekly linen and cleaning changes and three delicious meals a day, for those who need a little help.

Also on the village grounds is a community centre that is housed within a distinguished 1870’s Federation homestead, called ‘Fairholm’, which was one of Strathfields first homes to be built.

This venue has been impressively restored to provide residents with a fantastic community facility that incorporates a dining room, library, lounge area, arts and crafts room, activities room and hairdressing salon.

Outside, on its grounds, is a lovely BBQ area, set amongst picturesque gardens, where they can enjoy al-fresco meals with their four-legged friend.

Address: 26 Cotswold Road, Strathfield, 2135, NSW

Phone: 0404 028 520

Website: https://retirement.randw.com.au/strathfieldgardens.html

Bella Vista Haven Retirement Living

Over in the thriving suburb of the same name, Bella Vista Haven is an award-winning community that seamlessly integrates architectural design, sustainability and low-maintenance living.

Thoughtfully positioned within a location that provides easy access to the A2 Motorway and Westlink M7, residents are able to visit places like Bella Vista Farm, the Circa Retail Shopping Centre, Castle Hill Country Club, Norwest Private Hospital and a range of sporting clubs and restaurants, easily enough via their own car or public transport.

The village prides itself on being more than a simply residence. Instead, they promote it as a lifestyle choice that is characterised by the outstanding service offering and top-notch interior design, which creates an inviting and comfortable place to stay among likeminded people.

Accommodation at this upscale community takes the form of one-, two- and three- bedroom apartments that are defined by their privacy, design and comfort. Many of them provide fabulous views from private balconies of the surrounding area and feature layouts with open-plan living and kitchen areas – some of which are set up for dogs.

They also comprise high-quality materials and innovative designs that are as functional as they are liveable.

What sets this community apart from others in the region is the resort-style facilities they offer. This includes a billards table and outdoor barbecue, while the team at Bella Vista Haven also run weekly fun activities like group exercise classes and happy hours.

Address: 28 Norbrik Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153

Phone: (02) 9190 6787

Website: https://www.aveo.com.au/retirement-villages/nsw/sydney/bella-vista-haven/

Alan Walker Village, Retirement Village, Carlingford

Run by the team at Wesley Mission, Alan Walker Village is a charming retirement community in the leafy suburb of Carlingford. It is set around landscape gardens that add a touch of class to the property and enables residents, and their furry friends to revel in the natural beauty and tranquility of the location.

The village is made up of several apartments and single-level villas that have been designed to meet the needs and preferences of their senior residents. They are all beautifully maintained and feature a suite of contemporary safety features and amenities including grab rails in the bathroom and emergency call systems.

In addition to these cosy living spaces, residents have a team of highly dedicated and empathetic staff who are available 24/7 to look after them as and when they need it. Aside from tendering to their health and personal care, they also organise a range of activities, including arts and crafts workshops, exercise classes, film night and excursions out to the wider community. These not only provide their residents with entertainment and fun but also keep them engaged and social.

Address: 1 Dalmar Place Carlingford, NSW, 2118

Phone: 02 9857 2702

Website: https://www.wesleymission.org.au/wesleyretirementliving/

The Cotswolds Retirement Village

North Turramurra is a lovely suburb of Sydney that is home to The Cotswolds Village. It offers residents a terrific blend of rural tranquillity, contemporary convenience and a congenial atmosphere, which many other providers struggle to replicate.

Seniors here live in air accommodation which features elegant interior and exterior designs. They have a discernible ‘feelgood’ factor about them that instantly feels like home.

There are various designs they can pick from, which can all be customised to fit their unique preferences and needs.

Unlike other villages, properties here take the form of two to four-bedroom homes, so they cater to individuals as well as couples and families with dogs.

In keeping with the standard of the accommodation, residents can enjoy the use of a gym, swimming pool and a welcoming community centre.

For those who don’t drive their own vehicle, there are also convenient public transport links close to

the village, to easily enable them to travel to the Sydney CBD for work or recreational activities.

Address: 28 Curagul Road, North Turramurra NSW 2074

Phone: (02) 9144 7016

Website: https://thecotswolds.com.au/

Bougainvillea Strata Titled Retirement Village

Bougainvillea – The Bay Club Resort is a Strata Titled ‘Over 55’ community that is known for its fabulous location, friendly vibe and elegant designs. It is a place where seniors can live independently with their dogs, or choose to benefit from services that offer them assistance with daily chores or personal care as required.

Each resident can choose who they want to live, whether that is more private or very social. There is no pressure on individuals to be anything other than who they are.

Situated in a lively part of Neutral Bay, residents are easily able to access all the trimmings of a well appointed town, including doctor’s surgeries, cafes, supermarkets and public transport, all within easy walking distance.

They also get to enjoy living in a community that features a heated swimming pool, gym, library, and onsite restaurant, which provides them with plenty of opportunities for recreational and socialising.

If they have their own vehicle, there are even secure places to park for each individual resident.

Address: 7/17 Waters Road, Neutral Bay NSW 2089

Phone: (02) 9953 5741

Website: https://bougainvillearetirement.com/