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Name
Bayswater - Metlifecare Retirement Village
Category
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
Address
60 Maranui Street
Mt Maunganui
DHB
Bay of Plenty
Phone
(07) 575 5040
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Dave Hayes - 07 547-4179
Owner
Metlifecare Bayswater Limited
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Description
Bayswater offers superb retirement living in Mount Maunganui - just 300 metres from the stunning Mt Maunganui ocean beach. This beautiful village sets high standards in luxurious, resort-style retirement living. Lovely colour schemes, tropical landscaping, stately palm trees and paved walkways all add to the atmosphere of seaside living.

YOU LIVE HERE JUST AS YOU DO IN YOUR OWN HOME.
As you or your loved ones get older it is only natural that thoughts of safety, security and peace of mind become very important. At Bayswater we provide you with independent living in your own home, while enabling you to choose living options and services that will enhance your lifestyle.

If life at home is a struggle for you or your loved ones, our Serviced Apartments provide the perfect balance between support and care.

"When Mum was still at home we'd have to spend time doing the vacuuming, the laundry and things like that. Now we come in, enjoy each other's company and make the most of every moment we have together", says daughter of a Serviced Apartment resident.

THE FUTURE IS NOW!
Talk to one of our residents and they are likely to tell you that they should have moved into this village years ago. Bayswater gives residents of all ages the opportunity to enjoy an active and rewarding lifestyle. Best of all, you can remain in familiar surroundings regardless of the level of care needed now and into the future.

For more information and pictures go to www.metlifecare.co.nz or call us on 07 547 4175.
Testimonials
Testimonials
“I made the move to a Serviced Apartment, where I could stay totally independent but get some extra support. Housekeeping, vacuuming, dusting, laundry and meals are looked after by the wonderful staff at Bayswater. I must admit that I don’t miss having to do the washing up!”

"We are so happy here - our only wish is that we had come 10 years earlier"

"One of the major things is having everything on your doorstep. I can walk everywhere - to all shopping including the fabulous Bayfair complex, and of course to our magnificent beach"

"Everyone is so friendly and welcoming - it really is a wonderful place to live"

"The variety of activities is amazing - we can be involved in as much or as little as we choose"

"The range of services on offer is really great - beautiful meals, free outings, regular concerts and other special social functions, and immediate access to excellent care if and when we need it"

"The new Cafe is fantastic. We love being able to enjoy a cuppa and a snack with friends and family at any time during the day"

"Bayswater really is a fantastic lifestyle resort - we just love it here"

NEW RESIDENT'S LETTER TO FRIENDS ABOUT THEIR LIFESTYLE CHANGE....

Okay to those of you out there who do not yet know, this is where we are at now. You will not know our house next time you pay us a visit for we have moved. Yes, left good old Thames after some 34 years, and have relocated to Tauranga to kick our bucket around for what remaining years we have in our bodies. All very exciting it is too.

We have chosen Bayswater Village as our new retirement property. Lovely place it is and set on 21 acres of stately palm trees and numerous shrubs. We have a one bedroom only villa with a single attached garage. All we need for our stage in life.

The place is run by Metlifecare and what we have seen so far, very well organised. We have at one end of the resort and just across the road, the Mount Maunganui and Papamoa Beach. At the rear end of the property we have our very excellent bus service which we Golden Oldies can travel free after 9 o’clock in the morning till 3 o’clock in the afternoon when a small fee is charged. Not bad eh? And on the weekends all day is on the house, so to speak. Thank you Winston Peters.

In saying all that, we can walk, all on the flat, to our Doctors, Chemist, Dentist. And the big Bayfair Shopping complex just around the corner from there.

As you would have guessed, where we live now it is all maintenance free living and everything is safe and secure. On site we have a bar (two happy hours a week) a barbeque area, billiards, bowling green, community centre, croquet green, games room, guest suite (for those who want to stay over) a gym area, hair dressing salon, hobbies room, indoor heated swimming pool 15.5m long, 6.0m wide and 1.2m deep and heated to around 31 and 32 degrees Celsius. A lovely pool it is where the old walrus and the pretty young mermaid do their thing.

Adjacent to this is the gym and a large spa pool with all its bubbles (a warm 38 degrees Celsius) library, Oasis café and restaurant (eat in or have the meal delivered to your villa). It has a large lounge to rest after having your feed and drink your coffee or tea and with a theatre stage just off (bring on the dancing girls). You can do plenty like cards, scrabble, play housie, etc. or do nothing. The old girl said to me the other day what was I going to do that day and I answered “nothing” and then she said “But that is what you did yesterday.” And with a grin I said “yes, but I never got finished.” Hard case eh?

And of course all the villas and the apartments are linked to a 24 hour emergency call system, so support is only a push button away.

You name it Bayswater has got it. Lovely grounds and gardens which are all looked after by the gardening team. And what a happy bunch they are. Then who would not be, working in paradise. This place is more like a resort than a holding pen. You can even have a pussy cat or a dog. Heather has me for company and that is enough. Things are good, real good, we have not been more happy. So much to do here, there is always something happening.

Heather and Carrick Cruickshanks
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Availability Details
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Serviced apartments (1 Bedroom)Yes
1 bedroom Villas (1 Bedroom)Yes
2-bedroom luxury independant apartments (2 Bedrooms)Yes
2 bedroom villas (2 Bedrooms)Yes
Affordable Luxury Independent Apartments, suitable for a couple. Large living and bedrooms with a lovely sunny outlook. Decks and patios looking over our newly developed garden park.

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Updated: 7 Sep 2017
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Details
Name Elizabeth Symes (Sales Executive)
Address 60 Maranui Street
City/Town Mt Maunganui
Company Metlifecare Limited
Phone (07) 547 4175
Fax (07) 575 5940
Mobile (021) 288 7238
Email View Email Address
Updated: 1 Apr 2015
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Details
Name Penny Cooper
Address PO Box 4243, Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Services Limited
Phone (09) 302 0638
Fax (09) 302 1037
Email View Email Address
Updated: 13 Dec 2013
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced apartments (1 Bedroom)
Total17
VacancyYes
Low Price$360000.00
High Price$365000.00
Tenure TermsOne bedroom modern apartments suitable for those that need a little more support with their mobility but still want to be independant. Lots of activities to help you to be social.
Occupational Right agreement.
Service Charge DetailsVillage fee (Fixed for Life)and serviced fee which covers all of your meals, cleaning and laundry.
Nursing Care DetailsSupport net assessed for Personal cares. Metlifecare Registered Nurses and Support staff.
1 bedroom Villas (1 Bedroom)
Total12
VacancyYes
Low Price$530000.00
High Price$575000.00
GarageYes
Tenure TermsBeautiful outlooks with a large kitchen. walk in wardrobe and large bathroom. large linen cupboard. North facing. all new appliances, Internal access carpeted garage.
Occupational Right Agreeement
Service Charge DetailsVillage fee FIXED FOR LIFE
Nursing Care DetailsSupport net assessed if needed. We can put personal support into your home when needed.
2-bedroom luxury independant apartments (2 Bedrooms)
Total53
VacancyYes
Low Price$555000.00
High Price$697000.00
GarageYes
Tenure TermsA large variety of layouts within these large apartments. Most have views. New refurbishment, spacious and modern with a basement carpark and lockup. Have to be viewed to get the full picture. Occupational right agreement
Service Charge DetailsVillage fee FIXED FOR LIFE
Nursing Care Detailssupport net assessed if needed. We can put in personal support when needed.
2 bedroom villas (2 Bedrooms)
Total150
VacancyYes
Low Price$595000.00
High Price$748000.00
GarageYes
Tenure TermsVery Popular villas with internal access carpeted garages. Two toilets and one main bathroom. North facing living areas. Good sized linen cupboard and lovely gardens.
Occupational Right agreement.
Service Charge DetailsVillage fee FIXED FOR LIFE
Nursing Care DetailsSupport net assessed if needed
Updated: 7 Sep 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Four well appointed luxury Care Suites available for the use of Village Residents primarily and - when available, for residents of other Metlifecare villages and non-residents who wish to sample the Bayswater lifestyle and superb Care Services on offer
Carer Support Yes Four well appointed luxury Care Suites available for Carer Support and other Short Stay needs. Full service including nursing care, all meals, cleaning and laundry, TV / DVD, SKY. Service customised to suit any needs.
Subsidised Yes Metlifecare Bayswater is a contracted care provider for the District Health Board. Care Services are subsidised for those that qualify for Government funding
Private Paying Yes Four well appointed luxury Care Suites available for private paying customers. Full service including nursing care, all meals, cleaning and laundry, TV / DVD, SKY. Service customised to suit any needs.
Booking can be made in advance Yes Reserved for Village residents in the first instance - but advanced bookings taken subject to projected availability
Updated: 28 Nov 2013
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 60 Yes Two Registered Nurses are on site Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm and 9am - 3pm (Mondays and Tuesdays. A Registered Nurse is also on call 24/7. Village Services offer Registered Nurse consultations and support a large Homecare team.
Activities Co-ordinator 30 Yes Monday to Thursday, 9am - 4pm (also involved in Diversional Therapy)
Other Personnel 440 Yes Village Manager, Care Services Manager, Administrator, Kitchen & Cafe / Restaurant Manager, Maintenance Manager, Caretaker, Bus Driver / Handyman and Gardening Team
Home Help (External Provider) No On site Homecare team
Home Help (Internal Provider) 500 Yes On site Homecare team offering a full range of services to all residents. Flexible service packages available.
Meals - Internal Provider 150 Yes A comprehensive Cafe menu and varied lunch and dinner menus are provided daily. The Cafe / Restaurant is open daily from 9am - 6pm. A popular catering service for residents' private functions and special events is also available.
Dietitian Negotiable
Podiatrist Yes Visits once a month - bookings arranged through Reception.
Hairdresser 40 Yes Available Tuesdays through Thursdays weekly. A Beauty Therapist also visits weekly. Appointments are arranged through Reception.
Speech Therapist Negotiable
Motivational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes Experienced personnel provide a varied and resident focused programme including exercise, social and recreational activities.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Occupational Therapy services can be arranged to suit resident's specific needs.
Physiotherapist 16 Yes A fully qualified Physiotherapist / Massage Therapist is on site 2 days per week and by arrangement, to provide full physio and massage therapy services to residents.
Nursing Care 560 Yes A Care Services Manager is on site Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm, and a second Registered Nurse is on site Monday - Tuesday and 'on-call' 24 hours a day, 7 day a week. A Home Support team provides full home help and personal care services to residents.
Chaplain 168 Yes The Village has its own appointed Chaplain who is available on site 24/7.
Updated: 3 Nov 2014
Facility Features
Facility Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Bayswater has over 60 activities taking place in the village every week. Activities range from the very popular 'Sit and be Fit' and Aquaerobics classes to bowls, croquet, mahjong, bolivia, housie, 500, line dancing, table tennis, choir, and many others
Community Complex Yes The Community Facilities comprise a large auditorium with stage and projection equip', Cafe / Dining Room, Resident Lounge, Craft Room, Hairdressing Salon, Indoor heated pool, Spa Pool, Gym, Snooker Room, Table Tennis Room, and Computer Room
Emergency Call System Yes All units are serviced by the latest in wireless Emergency Call technology
24 Hour Security Yes Staff on site 24/7 - including the Village's own Security Officers (Night Porters). There is CCTV on both front and rear entrances. Security fencing around the entire Village. Key pad access to Community facilities outside of normal hours
Newsletter Yes Monthly Village newsletter - 'The Bulletin' - listing all of the events / activities that take place in the Village every month.
Pets In Residence Yes Pets are allowed - subject to the prior approval of the Village Manager.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes Daily outings are provided via the Village Bus Service - from regular shopping trips to different shopping centres in the region and trips to Matakana Island, the Hamilton Casino, Whakatane, and numerous other destinations
Transport Available Yes
Restaurant Yes The Village has its own Cafe / Restaurant - open from 9am to 63pm daily. And from 530pm for dinner. A wide range of delicious Cafe style food is provided throughout the day, and there are varied lunch and dinner menus available daily
Fitness Complex Yes There is a gymnasium in the Community Centre and a second set of Gym facilities available for resident use in the Palms Apartment Complex
Swimming Pool Yes Bayswater has a large heated indoor pool, and spa pool. The pool and spa facilities are very popular with both residents and resident family members. We have Aqua aerobics on a Tuesday and Friday.
Spa Pool Yes
Craft Room Yes
Library Yes Comprehensive library with a large range of books (both small and large print), DVD's, Magazines, Newspapers, and Puzzles
Games Room Yes There are separate rooms within the Community Centre for Table Tennis, Snooker, and Bowls
Chapel Yes Church services are held in the auditorium within the Community Centre
Lounges Yes There is a large Resident lounge in addition to the auditorium, whereby residents are able to sit and read the newspaper, have a cup of coffee, and or participate in various other activities
Gardens Yes Residents can have their gardens maintained by the Village Grounds Maintenance Team at no cost, or can choose to do their own
Sprinklers Yes The Village has its own fresh water bores and uses these water sources to irrigate the lawns and gardens in the Village at no cost to residents
Updated: 4 Jun 2015
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.00 km The 'Bay Hopper' bus stop is right outside our back gate - on Grenada street. We also have our own village bus that takes residents to a wide variety of destinations every week-day.
Shops 1.30 km Bayfair shopping (including large format retail)is a short walk from the village, Papamoa shopping is just 3.5km from the main entrance, downtown Mt Maunagnui shopping a handy 3km, and Tauranga CBD shopping is just 5klm over the Harbour bridge
Mall 1.30 km Bayfair Shopping Mall - the largest shopping mall in Tauranga / Mt Maunganui - is within easy walking distance to the village (10 mins walking time max')
Parks 0.20 km Mt Maunganui Ocean Beach is just 200 metres from the Village main entrance. The Omanu and Mt Maunganui Golf Clubs are just over 2kms away. There are a number of local parks / reserves within walking distance of the village
Library 0.00 km The Village has its own very well resourced library - including a wide range of books (large and standard print), DVD's, puzzles, periodicals, newspapers, etc.
Updated: 28 Nov 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Village Registration not Required Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 28 Nov 2013

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.

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