Carmel Country Estate

  • Village Manager: Mike Carrick
  • 07) 544 5553
  • Sales & Marketing: Karen Matheson
  • 027 317 4881
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  • Carmel Country Estate is nestled in the friendly Tauranga suburb of Ohauiti. The village is bordered by a greenbelt, creating a calm and peaceful environment. Yet we’re just a few minutes from the local shopping centre, and only a ten-minute drive from the amenities of downtown Tauranga.
    The 142 homes at Carmel Country Estate are spread across 16 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Our spacious two and three villas are designed to make the most of the Bay of Plenty sunshine, with north-facing living areas, patios and plenty of outdoor space. Many of our villas are customisable, and all come with their own garage and parking. Carmel Country Estate also has a number of attractive one and two bedroom apartments, situated over our community centre. These units come with high quality kitchens, fully-equipped laundries and exterior storage cupboards, as well as secure, ground level parking.
    Village life revolves around our well-appointed community centre. This is where many of our activities take place, including craft sessions, choir practice, art classes and indoor bowls. Enjoy a game of croquet, watch the rugby on our wide screen TV, or just relax with a book in our sunny conservatory. Other facilities at the centre include a well-stocked library and computer room, nurses room, all-weather bowling green, hair salon, gym and woodworking workshop. The centre has a full kitchen, and is often used for hosting birthday parties and visiting entertainers.
    Carmel Country Estate is family owned and operated. For more information, please make an enquiry.
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    Open Day: Sunday 30 June 2019 10am - 4pm
    Village tours with villa and apartment viewings


    • Villas
    • Apartments

    Level of Care

    • Independent Living

    Village Facilities

    • Community Centre
    • Library
    • BBQ area
    • Computer Room
    • Workshop / Mens Shed
    • Hairdresser available for appointments
    • Garden Plots
    • Chapel
    • Gym
    • Billiards / Pool Table
    • Petanque
    • Dining Room
    • Bar
    • Coffee Machine
    • Piano
    • Table Tennis
    • Bowling Green
    • Lock-up storage

    Care offered by village

    • Registered nurse available for appointments
    • Podiatrist available for appointments
    • Physio available for appointments
    • Emergency call system in units
    • 24 hour St Johns medical assistance

    Services offered by village

    • Village van
    • Residents can access other services through Support Net - a government funded needs assessment and coordination service. Services may include help with personal support - meals - household management - carer support and day programmes.


    • Unit windows and doors lockable securely
    • Front gates locked at night
    • Security patrols
    • Automatic locking gates
    • Twice-nightly security patrols

    Resident Activities

    • Arts & crafts
    • Cards & board games
    • Exercise classes
    • Social outings
    • Lawn bowls
    • Resident dinners
    • Bar happy hours
    • Organised entertainment
    • Movie nights
    • Arts and crafts
    • Card and board Games
    • Lawns bowls
    • Indoor Bowls
    • Croquet and Petanque
    • Cards
    • Birthday parties
    • Choir
    • Weekly entertainment
    • Tours
    • Concerts
    • Happy Hour Residents’ Dinners

    Attractions in the Area

    • Beaches
    • Scenic walks
    • Shopping
    • Bowling club
    • Golf courses
    • Local RSA
    • Cinemas
    • Restaurants / cafes
    Can residents make alterations to their property? ×
    Yes, if the resident wishes to make alterations for a reason such as disability, this can be arranged. The resident is required to get management approval. Residents must pay all costs associated with the alterations.
    What do resident fees cover? ×
    Residents weekly fee contributes to meeting the costs of operating and managing the village. Some of the costs that this fee contributes towards are: rates, insurance, security patrols, lawn and garden maintenance etc.
    How long is the cooling off period once the contract is signed? ×
    15 working days.
    When leaving the village, what is the process for units being sold? ×
    The Village manages the sales and marketing process. Outgoing residents are welcome to introduce a prospective resident who meets the normal entry criteria.
    Can residents have friends & family to stay? ×
    Yes, residents are welcome to have friends and family stay up to five weeks in a calendar year (per the Occupation Right Agreement) but Carmel Country Estate does not strictly enforce the policy. Guests and family are welcome to use the facilities as long as a resident accompanies them.
    What does the entry fee cover? ×
    The entry cost gives the resident an occupational right which is the right to live in the property for their lifetime or as long as they choose. When the resident leaves the village they will receive the cost paid minus the deferred management fee and any other charges due.
    What are the residents rights if the village got into financial difficulty? ×
    Residents are protected through a first ranking mortgage with the Covenant Trustee Services Limited who are the statutory supervisors. This provides security over the village land in order to ensure priority and security for the rights of all residents. The statutory supervisor also ensures the operator of the village acts in accordance with the Disclosure Statements and the village is run in a financially responsible manner.
    What happens if there is a delay in sale? ×
    If the property has not been sold within 3 months the village is required to let the resident (or enduring power of attorney) know in writing and provide monthly reports until it is sold. These reports will contain what steps the village is taking to market the property and the progress being made. If the property has not been sold after 6 months then the village (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) with a registered valuer. The village is then required to market the property according to the agreed valuation. After 6 months, weekly fees drop by 50%.

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    Village Summary

    Retirement Village Association (RVA) Accredited Village
    Legal Titles of Units: Licence to occupy
    Right of Entry: 55 years of age or over
    Statutory Supervisor: Covenant Trustee Services Limited
    Pet Policy: Residents can have cats and birds, but Carmel Country Estate does not allow dogs.
    Insurance Policy: Full comprehensive insurance on the communal village buildings as well as residential properties and infrastructure
    On-Site Manager: Yes
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    Sunny 2 bedroom Villa

    A lovely 2 double bedroom villa. The spacious master bedroom has built in triple  wardrobes and a large en- suite bathroom. There is an inner hall with large airing cupboard and additional storage cupboards. This leads to a large open plan living/ dining room and a spacious fitted kitchen. The sunroom looks out over the North facing garden.The villa is very sunny and has a wonderful outside area too.There is a good size garage with laundry area.The second bedroom also has built in wardrobes and the home is fully double glazed with an added addition of a HRV system.This really is a lovely privately located home just one minute from our community centre.
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    Great, sunny 1 bedroom Apartment

    Lovely bright and sunny 1 bedroom apartment. It has an open plan lounge/ dining room and spacious kitchen with a storage cupboard and separate laundry area. The large master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe and a spacious en suite bathroom with airing cupboard. The apartment also has an additional external storage cupboard and covered car park. The apartments have all kitchen and laundry appliances included, and also have LED lighting and heatpumps for heating and cooling.
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    2 / 3 bedroom villa


    A large 2 double bedroom villa with additional den/3rd bedroom, fully double glazed with a lovely North facing open plan living / dining room and spacious kitchen. This villa also has an additional spacious sunroom taking full advantage of the winter sunshine. It has built in wardrobes to both bedrooms and a semi en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom, it also has a second bathroom with shower and ample storage cupboards in the hall. The laundry area is within the attached carpeted garage which also leads out onto the sunny rear garden and patio area where there is plenty of room for a large table and chairs.
    A truly wonderful home......


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