We are building brand new luxury housing at Bethlehem Shores. When completed, we plan to offer 150 houses and 60 apartments, all architecturally designed to capture loads of natural light and the warmth of the Bay of Plenty sunshine. Residents can choose from a number of lifestyle options – waterfront locations, harbour views, and extras such as home offices and media rooms. Bethlehem Shores offers both independent living and security for the future – residents have priority transfer to our sister care facilities as needs require, and there are plans to build a 120-bed rest home, hospital and dementia care facility, as well as 60 serviced apartments, just down the road.
Bethlehem Shores will offer residents first-class facilities. Central to village life will be the clubhouse, where it is planned to have spacious lounge areas and a well-stocked library, movie theatre and restaurant. A health spa is planned to house a heated lap pool and fully equipped gym, as well as a beauty salon for massage, beauty therapies, hair treatments and manicures. There will also be a calendar of social activities to enjoy, from Tai Chi and chorus singing to line dancing.
Enjoy fine retirement living in a Sanderson Group village. For more information on Bethlehem Shores, please make an enquiry.
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Level of Care
- Independent Living
Services offered by village
- Lawn & garden maintenance
- Unit windows and doors lockable securely
- Front gates locked at night
- Indoor bowls
- Chorus group
- Line dancing
Attractions in the Area
- Scenic walks
- Bowling club
- Golf courses
- Local RSA
- Restaurants / cafes
- Mount Manganui
- Gordon Carmichael Reserve
Can residents make alterations to their property? ×The resident may make alterations to the unit with the village manager’s consent on the conditions set out in the occupation right agreement. Alterations to meet a resident’s needs as a result of a disability may be arranged following consultation with the village manager. The resident will be required to cover all costs associated with any alterations. When the resident leaves the village, they may be required to reinstate the unit to its original state (at the resident’s cost).
What do resident fees cover? ×The operator is responsible for paying village outgoings costs payable in respect of the village such as rates, water rates, building insurance, maintenance of the facilities and the exterior of the homes, lawn mowing and garden maintenance.
How long is the cooling off period once the contract is signed? ×As per the Retirement Villages Act, the cooling off period after an occupation right agreement has been signed is 15 working days. If the occupation right agreement relates to a home to be built, and if it is not finished to the point of practical completion within six months after the proposed date for completion, then the resident may also cancel the occupation right agreement at any time after the expiry of that six month period. Over and above these statutory rights, the resident may also cancel without reason within six months after the commencement date provided the terms set out in the occupation right agreement are met.
When leaving the village, what is the process for units being sold? ×After the vacation date, the operator will take all reasonable steps to enter into a new occupation right agreement for the unit on the operator’s then standard terms and conditions in a timely manner and for the best price reasonably obtainable. Residents are welcome to introduce a prospective resident who meets the normal entry criteria of the village.
Can residents have friends & family to stay? ×Your guests can visit at any time and enjoy all the facilities available to you. Your guests are welcome to also enjoy a meal at the planned restaurant. Your guest may stay with you for up to 90 days in any one calendar year and may with the village manager’s agreement stay longer.
What does the entry fee cover? ×The refundable entry payment gives the resident the right to live in the unit for their lifetime or as long as they choose.
What are the residents rights if the village got into financial difficulty? ×Resident’s interests are protected by a Memorandum of Encumbrance, which is registered over the title of the village property and held in the name of the Statutory Supervisor. The Memorandum of Encumbrance is like a first ranking mortgage over the land, which acts as security to ensure performance of the operator’s responsibilities. The Statutory Supervisor has a wide range of powers available to protect residents’ interests and to ensure the operator fulfils its obligations set out in the Retirement Villages Act.
What happens if there is a delay in sale? ×If a new occupation right agreement for the unit has not been entered into within three months of the termination date, the operator must report in writing to the former resident and provide monthly reports until a new occupation right agreement is entered into. These reports will state the steps taken to market the occupation right agreement and the progress being made. If the occupation right agreement has not sold within six months of the termination date then the operator (at its expense) must obtain a written valuation by an independent registered valuer. The resident is welcome to have their own valuation completed (at their cost) by an independent registered valuer. The operator is then required to market the occupation right agreement at the price established by the valuation. If the former resident has obtained a second valuation that is different, then the operator must consider the second valuation in determining a suitable price. If the occupation right agreement has not been sold nine months after the unit became available for re-occupation, then the resident has the option to raise a dispute notice.
Village SummaryRetirement Village Association (RVA) Accredited VillageLegal Titles of Units: Licence to occupyStatutory Supervisor: Covenant Trustee Services LimitedPet Policy: House-trained pets are welcome with management’s consentInsurance Policy: Comprehensive insurance covering loss or damage to or destruction caused by fire, accident or natural disaster of the village, the units and capital improvements or additional fittings provided by the resident. The policy is for full replacement.On-Site Manager: Yes
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