- 4 cottages – each with its own family style dining room, lounge room, kitchen, internal courtyard and gardens
- 40 single rooms, all with ensuites
- daily calendar of activities and events (individual and group) – including exercise, social outings and entertainment
- on-site hair salon for hair and beauty services
- a menagerie of pets – belonging to the Village, the residents, and visitors.
Feros Village Byron Bay feels like a tropical, intimate and casual beach resort. Located in the heart of one of Australia’s most famous beachside towns, it offers a relaxed lifestyle for 40 residents, and is only a short walk through the adjoining bush reserve to the beach.
The village is situated within a large garden. Four intimate cottages of ten bedrooms each, and the therapies and multi-purpose room, all radiate from the central garden like petals on a flower. To add to the openness and green spaces, each Cottage is also built around a central enclosed courtyard.
The central garden is a gathering place for residents and their families, with several pagodas and under cover benches. The menagerie of pets (often lazing in the sun in this garden) adds to the homely feel.
The Village is a hive of activity, with residents, volunteers and visitors coming and going. The Feros bus takes regular outings to ensure that residents engage with the Byron Bay community. This is assisted by the many volunteers that help with driving and ensuring our residents stay connected.
The multi-purpose room is the heart of the village and a meeting place for residents, while the undercover bbq area hears plenty of laughter and stories during happy hour.
Each intimate Cottage has its own personality. We endeavour to match new-comers with like-minded residents to ensure people with compatible lifestyles share each Cottage. In one, residents may gather in the sitting room to knit, and in another to do art, and another play card games.
To encourage residents’ independence and mobility, Cottages have (optional) laundry facilities and a kitchen stocked with basics. Just like you would at home you can help yourself to tea or toast when you feel like it, or host your visitors.
Our focus is on residents continuing to do as much as possible for themselves as they maintain their independent lives.
A wide variety of daily activities are on offer. Residents can participate in drumming workshops, Feldenkrais classes, happy hours, and art sessions, as well as regular bbqs, special theme days, and weekly community outings and bus trips to the shops. We actively encourage all interests and hobbies, including green thumbs, and many of our residents have created beautiful gardens – both at their own bedroom door and beyond.
Facilities and services
Byron Bay Village features a weekly onsite hairdresser and healthy space for massage, aromatherapy and alternative therapies.
A flat walking path leads from the Village into Byron Bay town centre and its service clubs, movie theatres, yoga studios and cafes. The senior citizens’ centre, GP clinics and hospital are all nearby. The town bus service is on our doorstep.