What’s it like living in Omokoroa Country Estate?

This is a community that cares and likes to be sociable, but one where individual privacy is also valued and respected.

The lush, mature gardens are a wonderful focal point and create a subtropical ambiance among our village streets. Omokoroa Country Estate blends seamlessly into the surrounding subdivisions and homes and feels like a well-kept suburb full of talented gardeners.

Our Village Centre is our hub and is always humming as people gather to enjoy a game of billiards, croquet on the lawn, a swim in the thermally-heated pool and spa, a quiet drink with friends or a twirl on the dance floor.

A spacious art and pottery room features its own kiln and ample supplies, and a residents’ workshop for woodwork, metal work and lathing is also on-site.

What are our homes like?​

Just over 150 well-appointed homes are located within Omokoroa Country Estate which is situated on nearly 10ha of park-like grounds. The estate first opened in 1988 and new homes are still being built today as our community continues to expand.

We have a mixture of two and three-bedroom homes, many of which enjoy views of the nearby harbour, golf course or Kaimai Range.

Before new residents move in, typically our homes are refurbished or re-decorated so they’re always fresh, modern and a delight to live in. Ultra-fast fibre is now also available throughout the estate.

For more detail, please see on our ‘Home Tour’ and view our ‘Homes Available Now’ page.

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What about our grounds?

Our beautiful established gardens are what really sets Omokoroa Country Estate apart from other retirement villages. Huge oak trees, phoenix palms and magnolias line our streets while individual gardens burst with colour from rhododendrons, camelia bushes, kowhai trees and more.

This land was once a fertile farm and orchard, and citrus trees laden with fruit are still found throughout the estate. You’ll hear tui singing in the trees above you, and you may see ducks waddling past your front door.

Our team of gardeners take care of all the hard work and are happy for you to add your own special touch if you desire. We also have a popular community vegetable patch where you’re welcome to grow fresh produce for yourself or others.

On-site parking is also available for campervans, caravans and boats (plus a wash-down pad for cleaning), so you can head out on adventures whenever you choose and return home to paradise when you’re ready.

There’s plenty of fun to be had here…​

You’re welcome to join any of our organised activities which include aquacise classes, card-making, patchwork, knitting and quilting groups, walking groups, snooker and games such as Mah Jong, bridge, Rummikub, Backgammon and more..

Our programme of daily, weekly and monthly activities is well-advertised and our residents’ monthly magazine ‘The Estate Echo’ will keep you up-to-date with what’s happening, where and when.

Keen bowlers will be impressed with the quality of our exceptionally smooth green, and the croquet lawn is always a popular place to meet friends.

Happy hours, coffee mornings, pot luck dinners and scheduled catered meals are held in our Village Centre and are a great way to meet fellow residents and make new acquaintances.

If you’re not keen on driving, our village mini bus makes regular trips to Tauranga for supermarket and shopping excursions.

FAQs

Your Occupation Right Agreement gives you the right to live in your chosen home for your lifetime, and also to enjoy the services and facilities offered at the village in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Occupation Right Agreement. To obtain this occupation right, the resident will agree to pay: a refundable entry payment; and a facilities fee contribution payable on the termination of the Occupational Right Agreement.

Your 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 mortgage over the land and acts as security to ensure performance of the village’s responsibilities.

A Statutory Supervisor is appointed to act as a “watch dog” over the village on behalf of the residents. The Statutory Supervisor has wide ranging powers available to protect residents’ interests and ensure we fulfil our obligations set out in the Occupation Right Agreement and under the Retirement Villages Act.

We want you to be comfortable with the knowledge that you have made the right decision for yourself based on all the information available. You will receive a copy of the village’s disclosure statement, Code of Residents Rights and Code of Practice.

When you have made the decision to buy into the village, you will need to complete an application form. On completing an application form, you will be asked to pay a holding deposit. The deposit will be held by the Statutory Supervisor. When the conditions (if any) as specified on the application form are met, you will be sent an Occupation Right Agreement for review with your solicitor before you commit yourself, or sign any documents. A settlement date will then be agreed.

You may cancel the Occupation Right Agreement within 15 working days of signing the Occupation Right Agreement.

If for some reason, you choose to permanently move out of the village, then you give us notice to terminate your Occupation Right Agreement, we then remarket the occupation right and once the home is re-occupied we refund you the balance of the entry payment (after deducting the facilities contribution and miscellaneous costs, if any). The resale value will usually be based on actual similar resales that have occurred in the village. It normally takes about the same time to sell an occupation right in a village as it would to sell a home in the community.

In certain circumstances you can transfer to another home within our village. In such a scenario certain financial adjustments will need to be undertaken.

A village weekly fee covers the day-to-day operating costs of the village. Some of the items this fee is used to cover are: general rates, water rates, insurance for all buildings, maintenance of the village common areas, recreation facilities and exterior of all homes, lawn mowing and garden maintenance. You will be responsible for insuring your own personal effects and the cost of maintaining the interior of your home. A handyman is available to assist with any maintenance issues you may have for a reasonable fee.

Pets often play an important part in people’s lives. Existing house-trained pets are generally accepted with management’s consent.

Yes! Your guests can stay with you (subject to certain conditions as outlined in the occupation right agreement) or visit and enjoy the facilities when accompanied by you. Your guests are welcome to also enjoy a meal in the Dining Room. Just as you would invite friends to socialise in your home, so you can in the facilities provided at our village.

The choice is entirely yours. Some residents like to be totally involved while others prefer to live quietly. Our villages are a community of similar-aged residents with varying interests and different circumstances, so you can decide just how much you want to be involved in the life of the village.

Omokoroa Country Estate is a wonderful place to live. We do realise however that issues can arise from time to time which may cause a concern. We are committed to resolving all issues, where possible, at the time they arise. Please raise any concerns you have about the village, with the Village Manager. If you would like to know more about our Complaints Policy, you can find it attached OCE Complaints Policy. We are committed to providing you with the best possible service.

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