Vibrant communities and luxuries like bath houses, firepits and nature views don’t have to be exclusive to holidays. It can be part of your everyday experience.
If you love to travel, you’re no doubt dreaming of when the world opens up again and you can start planning your next adventure.
The good news is that there’s no need to go across the world to ‘get away from it all’. In the right development, you can make relaxation luxuries and the thrill of escape part of your everyday life.
“It’s all about the lifestyle and being part of a community where you don’t have to leave,” says Adam Morgan, head of sales, Canberra South, for Geocon.
Here are five aspects of the holiday lifestyle that you can embrace right at home.
1. Action at your doorstep
The best holiday villages offer plenty of action right on your doorstep. From the second you step outside, the thrill of exploring nature and tackling new physical challenges is in the air.
In Australia, there’s a wealth of natural playgrounds, such as national parks, beaches, and snowfields, within easy reach.
“It’s about being able to jump in the car and pop down to the beach or the snow,” says Adam. “You can be on your surfboard or your snowboard within a couple of hours.”
But you can also capture the getaway vibes where you live. The trick is to find a development that has plenty of activity both onsite and within a close walk.
A resident’s gym and infinity pool with sweeping regional views is a good start. But stepping out your front door and straight to a scenic lake, nature reserves, walking and bike trail will really help you bring the holiday dream full circle.
2. Celebrate good times
When you think of the holiday lifestyle, scenic summer sunset aperitifs or cosy dinners with friends and family may spring to mind. Celebrating life is about being in place where you can share great food and drinks with family, friends and neighbours.
If you’re looking for a place with this lifestyle, great entertaining facilities and communal elements are a must.
“Most developers always offer a gym and a pool,” says Adam. “But now, we’re thinking outside the square to make spaces where everyone can come together [in winter too]. You can go up to the rooftop, or go to the cafes downstairs, you can get to know your neighbours and feel like you’re part of a community.”
3. Bath house bliss
For many, holidays are all about relaxation. A trip to the day spa or local bath house for a little bit of pampering can really help set the holiday mood.
But why do you have to wait for a holiday adventure for these simple pleasures?
At home, you’ll want the same indulgence after a tough session in the gym, hard day at the office or on a lazy weekend afternoon.
Nothing beats a bath, but features like indoor or outdoor spas or sauna rooms will really amp yours up to the next level. These everyday places will allow you to soothe your muscles while you relax in peace or chat with friends.
4. Evening entertainment
Anyone who has been on a getaway to a holiday village knows that the daytime activities are only part of the experience. The social scene buzzes all evening as people get together, trade stories and sample the local fare.
Finding a home that has restaurants and bars in the surrounding precinct, or with shared dining spaces that you can book privately to entertain guests, means you can easily get amongst the fun when it suits you.
5. Vibrant villages
Boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and bars bring both convenience and a sense of community. In this spirit, the best developments will ensure there are plenty of amenities just moments from your door.
“What people are looking for is to have all of the shopping, cafes and restaurants, and gyms right underneath you,” says Adam.
Developments that offer added luxuries like a concierge and car wash will add the perfect final polish to your holiday-inspired life.