Retirement Housing ('Purchase'): Brown Acre Villas Lifestyle Village

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  • Brown Acre Villas Lifestyle Village
  • 53 Parker Street
  • Motueka
  • District Health Board Area: Nelson Marlborough
  • Phone: 0800 909 500
  • Mobile: 021 337 267
  • Manager: John Welch (Phone: 04 499 7055)
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Updated: 1 May 2015

Brown Acre Villas is a peaceful lifestyle community with construction of the 68 villas all but complete; located in Parker Street, Motueka. This is your chance to enjoy the comfort and style of your own home with the security and reassurance of community living at an affordable price.

Sunny Motueka was rated the best town in New Zealand in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards 2010.

Brown Acre Villas offers safe, carefree living in a friendly community and so close to some of New Zealands best beaches and outdoor attrctions. Every day, you can live the dream that tourists from around the world flock to !

The villas consist of attractive low maintenance brick and linear board, designed for comfort and privacy, with interiors fully decorated and carpeted to the taste of the purchaser. New appliances are included.

Small pets are welcome.

An appealing and affordable lifestyle option for people 50 and over.

Updated: 18 Dec 2014

Villa's a Perfect Fit for Shirley
Shirley Lockhart loves her new house in Motueka's Brown Acre Villas. The two bedroom duplex unit in the development for people over 50 suits her perfectly, she said, with an attached garage, double glazing and good insulation.
Shirley likes that her windows are washed and lawns mowed under the common area maintenance fee at Brown Acre Villas.

This is an extract from an article in the Nelson Mail on 11 July 2012.

Shirley's words when she first moved into Brown Acre were "If the moon were lower, I would be jumping over it."
Updated: 13 Jul 2012
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
2 BedroomsYes
There are only two villas remaining in this desirable village. Both have 2 double bedrooms, have the same floor plan incorporating open plan living, great sun and close to the village green. Priced from $233,500 Phone Jan Long 0800909500 for details
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Updated: 28 May 2015
Agent's Details
Name Jan Long or Sandra Goodman
Address 175 High Street
City/Town Motueka
Company Bayleys Realty
Phone 0800 909 500
Email View Email Address
Updated: 28 Apr 2014
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Brown Acre Villas is a Lifestyle Community and not a retirement village. There are no care or recreation facilities at the village
Address Tenure is Unit Title and there is no requirement for a Statutory Supervisor. A Body Corporate is in operation
Updated: 4 May 2011
Solicitor's Details
Name Mical Treadwell or Karen Donnelly
Address P O Box 859
City/Town Wellington
Company Treadwells
Phone 04 472 0929
Updated: 28 Apr 2014
Composition of Village
2 Bedrooms
Tenure TermsTenure is by way of a Unit Title (Stratum Estate in Freehold) and owners are entitled to sell their property at any time on the open market and receive the full proceeds of the sale.

This is in contrast to most Retirement Villages where the tenure is by way of Licence to Occupy with owners being required to sell to the Village Operator at a pre-determined price.

Service Charge DetailsResidents pay fees for services provided within the village which include lawn mowing and garden maintenance, weekly rubbish collection, emergency pager, monthly window cleaning and exterior maintenance of the villas.

Within the fee structure (paid fortnightly in advance) there is a sum payable to the Body Corporate (a body in which all owners are members) which covers building insurance. Residents pay their own contents insurance, rates and utility charges.

Village fees are adjusted annually on 1 April by the movement in the Consumers Price Index (all groups).

Updated: 30 Apr 2015
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Other Personnel Yes A resident caretaker maintains the grounds, undertakes rubbish removal, washes the windows on a monthly basis and is generally a "good neighbour" to villa owners.
Updated: 13 Jul 2012
Facility Features
Emergency Call System Yes 24 Hour emergency paging system
24 Hour Security Yes An on-site caretaker in the complex is responsible for maintenance, security and the smooth operation of the village.
Gardens Yes Maintenance and upkeep on lawns and some garden areas included
Other details Yes Exterior maintenance of all villas and garages Weekly rubbish collection External windows cleaned monthly Exterior building insurance.
Updated: 13 Jul 2012
Special Features
Brown Acre Villas offers an appealing and affordable lifestyle option for people over 50 who are able to live independently.

Features include:

* Individual freehold unit title

* A selection of five villa plans

* Gardens and lawns maintained

* 24-hour emergency pager

* Monthly window cleaning

* Weekly rubbish collection

* Resident caretaker
Updated: 28 Apr 2014
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 18 Apr 2011
Shops   Approximately one km from supermarket and the main commercial centre of Motueka.
Parks   The appealing Memorial Park is about 800m from Brown Acre. During the summer it is a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy local cricket matches.
Library   The well appointed Motueka public library is approximately 800m walk from Brown Acre Village. Go and have a read of the newspapers, hop on the computer and send your e-mails or look for a book or two to take home to have a quiet read.
Updated: 13 Jul 2012

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet. The DHB Shared Services website provides additional information about this service.