Retirement Living

DutchCare’s villages provide a safe and comfortable environment for independent living. They each reflect characteristics of a typical Dutch town or ‘dorp’. Activities and events are organised by residents and volunteers in the community halls to enjoy being part of a small community. Friends and family are always welcome to come and visit – it is your home.

Beatrix Village - 843 Mount Dandenong Road, Montrose

Beatrix Village is beautifully located in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges and offers a scenic view of the surrounding area. The village consists of 36 two-bedroom and 6 one-bedroom units which vary in size and layout.

Each unit has a spacious living and dining area, kitchen, one or two bedrooms with built-in robes, bathroom, separate toilet and laundry. Also, each unit has its own garden and car parking space. Ample parking is available for visitors.

You can meet with other Elders in the community hall to enjoy activities, such as indoor bowling and card games. The Over 50s Seniors Club uses the hall for a range of social events. The hall is suited to social gatherings and celebrations as it provides a fully equipped commercial kitchen. It also features a library and a kiosk selling a wide range of Dutch products and confectionery.

Margriet Village - 736 Mount Dandenong Road, Kilsyth

This peaceful village comprises 14 units and is located next to Overbeek Lodge. Each unit comprises one bedroom with built-in robe, living area, bathroom, kitchen and separate toilet and laundry.

The café at Overbeek Lodge provides the opportunity to enjoy the company of other Elders and participate in group activities. The units are ideal if you have a loved one in Overbeek Lodge or Margriet Manor. Bus services operate from the entrance of the village to local shopping centres and Croydon railway station.

Avondrust Village - 1105 Frankston Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs

Avondrust Village is located in Carrum Downs, adjacent to the park and shops. It comprises 32 well-appointed units.

The units comprise two bedrooms with built-in robes, a spacious living and dining area, kitchen and a combined bathroom and laundry. Each unit has its own garden and garage. Ample parking is available for visitors.

You can enjoy social interaction in the Avondrust Hall, including fundraising events and functions throughout the year. In addition, the Over 50s Seniors Club encourages community involvement through a wide range of social activities. A kiosk is run by a team of volunteers and sells a variety of Dutch products.

You do not need to concern yourself about home and garden maintenance as this is carried out by our staff. For further information about retirement living, or to arrange a visit to the villages, please contact DutchCare. Please note that there may be a waiting list.