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Whitby Lakes Retirement Village

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Name
Whitby Lakes Retirement Village
Category
Retirement Village
Address
1 Newhaven Way (Off Discovery Drive)
Whitby
Porirua
Postal Address
PO Box 58 003
Whitby
Porirua, Wellington 5245
Region
Wellington and Kapiti
Phone
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Mobile
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Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Anita Verry - 027 227 9767
Owner
Sandy Foster - 021 726 143
Sales Manager
Vicki Hayward - 021 375 091
Other services
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Whitby Lakes Retirement Village is located in the heart of the Whitby community, right next door to the Whitby Shopping Centre and overlooking the lake and parkland. It’s also just a short drive to the motorway, making it convenient for both Wellington city and the beaches of the Kapiti Coast.

Whitby Lakes has both apartments and villas, together with an extensive Lifestyle Centre. They are spacious and beautifully appointed - almost all with views of the Whitby hills. Many of the apartments feature cleverly designed conservatories that can either be opened to the sun or shut to create a sheltered space.

While the village is fully sold down, we do get resales from time to time - so it's worth putting your name on the waitlist if you're interested. There are two and three bedroom designs feature spacious open plan living, access to a sheltered deck or courtyard, heat pumps, garaging and storage.

The Lifestyle Centre is the heart of village life at Whitby Lakes. This purpose-built facility houses a heated swimming pool and spa, gym, café and lounge bar, and a library with computer facilities. Enjoy a game of petanque or indoor bowls, challenge a friend to table tennis or pool, or host a barbecue on the lakefront deck. We run a full calendar of events and activities - driven by the interests and needs of our residents.

Whitby Lakes is independently owned, and prides itself on being a friendly village with our residents at the heart of what we do. For more information, please make an enquiry.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
Available Properties
Available Properties
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Two-bedroom Two-bathroom affordable apartment - available now

$795,000

Bed 2 Bath 2 Car 1 Floor Area 80m2

Property Type: Apartment

Apartment 222 is a beautiful apartment in our newest building - located on one of the upper floors, the west-facing conservatory and bedroom windows enjoy the afternoon sun and views out over the shop...

view of available property
Testimonials
Testimonials
Peter and Lynn Davies are new kids on the block - as new immigrants to NZ from Zimbabwe- through South Africa and the UK. They chose Whitby Lakes - not because it was a retirement village but because it offered the ideal lifestyle close to their daughter.

"We saw Whitby Lakes and decided it was the perfect location," says Peter, "right next door to the doctors and the shops, and close to our daughter's house. We considered a retirement village at a relatively young age because our children are grown up and we were rattling around in our previous house. We'd seen people get very old and then not be able to move. They'd reach a point of no return where it was too traumatic for them to move."

Having liked the location, the couple met one of the owners, Sandy Foster. "A good bloke - we really liked him," says Peter. "He's a straight up and down guy and I though, 'I could trust this fellow'. The element of trust is important."

So the concept was good, location good, they liked the owners and how the village felt. "We wanted to move here if we could have a three bedroom villa with two full bathrooms, and that's what we've got!" "When you retire it doesn't mean you don't have family and friends to stay," says Lynn.

And so their nomadic days are over - though they do still like to travel. "And living here is perfect," says Lynn, "we can just go away and somebody else will keep an eye on everything for us."

Updated: 30 Oct 2015

Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Limited
Address PO Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Phone 09 302 0638
Fax 09 302 1037
Email View Email Address

Updated: 29 Oct 2012

Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Details
Address Level 8 Chorus House 66 Wyndham Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Anthony Harper
Phone 09-920 6400
Fax 09-920 9599
Email View Email Address

Updated: 10 Oct 2014

Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$740,000
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence To Occupy
Service Charge DetailsWeekly Fee with service options available as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care not currently a standard service but can be arranged as required
Villa (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$775,000
Apartment (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$790,000
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Service Charge DetailsWeekly Fee with service options available as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care not currently a standard service but can be arranged as required
Villa (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$890,000
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Service Charge DetailsWeekly Fee with service options available as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care not currently a standard service but can be arranged as required
Apartment (3 Bedrooms)
Low Price$920,000
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Service Charge DetailsWeekly Fee with service options available as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care not currently a standard service but can be arranged as required
Villa (3 Bedrooms)
Low Price$990,000
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Service Charge DetailsWeekly Fee with service options available as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care not currently a standard service but can be arranged as required

Updated: 22 Feb 2023

Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Working with the residents, we provide a wide range of regular and special activities
Home Help - External Provider Negotiable If we are not able to offer home help directly, we can facilitate the provision of home help by external providers
Registered Nurse No Whitby Lakes is an independent living village and has no rest home or hospital on site at present. We can, however, provide a high level of support and assistance to residents if needed and are able to offer priority access to the nearby BUPA Whitby Care Home
Other Personnel Negotiable We offer various services as needed - just ask us

Updated: 31 May 2019

Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Weekly activities both in and out of the village arranged and facilitated by village staff with input from residents
Community Complex Yes Lifestyle Centre with swimming pool, spa, cafe, lounges, library, cinema, pool table, BBQ deck, gym and much more.....
Emergency Call System Yes We provide continuous monitoring and response to emergency calls from residents
Newsletter Yes We produce a monthly newsletter to provide details of activities and items of news for residents
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We can't accommodate all pets, but talk to us to find out what the rules are and if your pet can move in with you
Outings Yes We organise frequent and varied outings for residents
Transport Available Yes We will provide a village bus in due course, but at this stage transport is organised as needed
Restaurant Yes Cafe and bar on site
Fitness Complex Yes We have a gym in the Lifestyle Centre
Swimming Pool Yes Heated mineral swimming pool in the Lifestyle Centre.
Spa Pool Yes In the Lifestyle Centre. Mineral Spa
Library Yes We will continue to expand our own library, but also promote the use of the nearby Whitby Public Library
Games Room Yes In the Lifestyle Centre containing areas for billiards, indoor bowls, table tennis and darts, as well as a designated area for puzzle building
Lounges Yes In the Lifestyle Centre
Gardens Yes Extensive gardens in the village with connections to the Whitby lake and the walking paths through the community

Updated: 31 May 2019

Special Features
Special Features
Whitby Lake's most special feature is its superb location. It's a flat site, right next to the Whitby Shopping Centre and on the edge of the lake. Whitby is a well planned community with extensive walkways, scenic features and all the social infrastructure and transport links provided, and Whitby Lakes is in the very heart of this community.

Updated: 19 May 2016

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Garden, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Library, Movies, Outings, Parties

Updated: 22 Sep 2010

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes

Updated: 31 Jan 2020

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes

Updated: 2 Apr 2015

Distances
Distances
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Whitby Lakes is a short drive to the motor way to Wellington in the south and the Kapiti Coast in the north. A regular bus service runs from Whitby Village front gate to Porirua City where it connects with the train service or another bus.
Shops 0.10 Km The Whitby Village has a New World supermarket, pharmacy, hairdresser, cafe, pub and restaurant, news agent and a medical centre with doctors, dentist and physiotherapist
Parks 0.10 Km The walkway around Whitby Lake connects to an extensive network of parks and walkways all though Whitby. Across the road is the Whitby Bowling Club and the Whitby Tennis Club is located on our northern boundary.
Library 0.30 Km The Whitby Public Library is adjacent to the Whitby Village Centre

Updated: 22 Sep 2011

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Registered Retirement Village? Yes Whitby Lakes is registered as a retirement village in terms of the Retirement Villages Act (2003).
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Whitby Lakes is an accredited member of the Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 19 May 2016


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.

 

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