- Wanaka Retirement Village is certainly the place to thrive in your retirement. Located in the heart of one of the South Island’s best-loved towns. The village is close to picturesque Lake Wanaka and its foreshore parks, and just a short, flat walk from the town centre.
With just eight apartments and 14 villas, Wanaka Retirement Village is small enough to foster a real sense of belonging, but not at the expense of privacy. Our two bedroom Oamaru stone villas come in two L-shaped floor plans, both with outdoor areas, luxury bathrooms and internally accessed garages. The light and airy apartments have one and two bedrooms, modern appliances and an allocated parking space. Wanaka Retirement Village is known for its stylish, eco-friendly architecture, with buildings for very comfortable living in all four seasons. For residents, that means comfortable temperatures all year round, at reasonable energy costs. All our homes are fitted with an emergency response system, and residents have the peace of mind of knowing that there’s a care home, Elmslie House, right next door. They also have access to a range of services, including housekeeping and meals.
Residents have created a friendly community at the Village, where residents enjoy both independence and companionship. The village lounge is a popular spot for movies and family gatherings, as well as meeting up for Friday night drinks. The village van runs regular shopping trips into town, and residents plan outings and activities. Relax with a coffee in the sunny, sheltered courtyard, or enjoy the lovely walks that wider Wanaka has to offer. Hairdressing and podiatry services are also available on a user-pays basis.
Wanaka Retirement Village is an Enliven service provided by Presbyterian Support Otago. For more information, please make an enquiry.
Level of Care
- Independent Living
- Resthome care
- Hospital care
- Community Centre
- Hairdresser available for appointments
- Garden Plots
- Coffee Machine
Care offered by village
- Emergency call system in units
- Priority access to Elsmlie Home (Resthome & Hospital) which is located next door
- Staff onsite 24 hours
Services offered by village
- Village van
- Mid-day and evening meals (user-pays basis)
- House-keeping and cleaning (user-pays basis)
- Hairdresser (user-pays basis)
- Podiatrist (user-pays basis)
- Activities (user-pays basis)
- Shopping trips in the mini-van (user-pays basis)
- Handyman services (user-pays basis)
- Unit windows and doors lockable securely
- Social outings
- Bar happy hours
- Residents also enjoy organising their own activities as and when desired.
Attractions in the Area
- Scenic walks
- Bowling club
- Golf courses
- Local RSA
- Restaurants / cafes
- A gate from the Village into the Bullock Creek Hatchery Springs Reserve takes you on to a boardwalk or to picnic seating under a huge oak tree. It's just a short flat walk to lake and town centre
- Croquet over the road and bowls on the next corner.
Can residents make alterations to their property? ×Please discuss with village manager. You may be required to re-instate the changes when vacating the village.
What do resident fees cover? ×The services provided for the weekly fee are fully detailed in the ORA, and include rates, insurances, gardening, maintenance and the Statutory Supervisor service.
How long is the cooling off period once the contract is signed? ×As per the Retirement Village Act the cooling off period is 15 days.
When leaving the village, what is the process for units being sold? ×We currently operate a waiting list. Enquiries are very welcome for inclusion on that list.
Can residents have friends & family to stay? ×Family and friends are very welcome to stay for up to three weeks at any one time. The village manager must be advised.
What does the entry fee cover? ×The entry cost gives the resident the right to live in the unit 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 Village's Statutory Supervisor . They hold first ranking mortgage 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. If the property has not been sold after 9 months then the resident has the option to raise a dispute notice in accordance with the Occupation Right Agreement.
Contact Wanaka Retirement Village
Village SummaryRetirement Village Association (RVA) Accredited VillageLegal Titles of Units: Licence to occupyRight of Entry: 65 and overStatutory Supervisor: Covenant Trustee Services LtdPet Policy: Some pets are allowed however this must first be discussed with management.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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