Karaka Lifestyle Estate

Karaka Lifestyle Estate

Close to the motorway, shops and services, yet in a world of its own on the upper reaches of the Manukau Harbour, you’ll find the superb Karaka Lifestyle Estate.

Karaka Lifestyle Estate is one of our Next Generation Villages which have been designed from the ground up to be the new standard of excellence in retirement living.

Along with all the other benefits this village offers, you’ll get the benefit of the capital gain in your home.

Excellence in retirement living

There are three stages planned for Karaka Lifestyle Estate. Stage One is nearing completion and Stage Two is underway, with homes available to buy now. When the Estate is complete there will be 300 homes with options to suit everyone.

As part of the development in this rapidly growing neighbourhood, there’s the boutique-style Auranga Town Centre, which will give you all the benefits of being close to town, without the crowding and traffic hassles.

Find Karaka Lifestyle Estate on the map here.

New access to Karaka Lifestyle Estate will be via Kahui Parade (at Drury end of Bremner Rd) travel 1.2km, turn right into Huataki Parade to access Karaka Lifestyle Estate, Drury, Auckland.

Village fees

Your flexible options at Karaka Lifestyle Estate extend to how you pay the fees. You’ll find more on our fees, why you pay them, and why we think they’re fair, here.

There are two options.

  1. The first option is a facilities fee of 12.5% of the sales price of your home in the village paid out of the proceeds when it’s sold. This fee is incurred at 6.25% per year, capped after two years. There is also a weekly fee, which is currently $177.42/week (but will rise as external costs increase). There is a 15% discount which applies until the bowling green is available to use. Included in this fee is a contribution to a long-term maintenance fund that will ensure the village is kept in top condition in the years ahead.
  2. Alternatively, you can choose to pay a  $110 fixed weekly fee for the whole time you’re in the village. If you choose this option the facilities fee is increased to 25% of the sale price of your home – incurred at 7% per year for three years and then 4% for the fourth years.

Like all properties that come under the Karaka Pines Villages umbrella, when the time comes to sell, you are the one who benefits from the capital gain in your home, not the management. We think that’s only fair.

Your choice of Stand-alone, Duplex, Apartment or Terraced Homes

You’ll find the ideal home for your retirement in Karaka Lifestyle Estate. Choose from two or three bedrooms, single or double garages, stand-alone or duplex, apartment or terraced homes.

Space and sun

All homes are positioned to catch the sun, with generously sized lounges, opening onto patios or balconies. Most homes come with a single garage, because the convenience of life here usually means one car is enough. But if you need a second car or simply want extra space for a workshop or extra storage, you have the option of choosing a home with a double garage.

Leave maintenance behind

Everyone has better things to do than spend time on home maintenance. That’s why all homes here are built with long-life low-maintenance materials – mostly brick and tile. All external maintenance is the responsibility of the village management.

Comfort and style

You’ll be cosy all-year round at Karaka Lifestyle Estate. Warmth is assured by the north facing aspect of all homes, insulation, double-glazing and energy efficient heat-pumps. All fixtures and fittings are premium quality to stay working and looking good for the years ahead.

Personalise your home

We all like to add our own special touches to our home. If buying a home yet to be constructed we do offer a range of options and colour choices that you can incorporate in your new home.

Stand-alone Homes

A spacious feel is shared by every home. All stand-alone options offer either two or three bedrooms, ensuite with walk-in shower, full guest bathroom, generously sized lounges and gorgeous kitchens.

Our three-bedroom, double garage stand-alone plans are the Harris, Kestrel and Norfolk.

Duplex Homes

Our duplex homes are joined at their garages, with sound barrier walls, so you don’t lose privacy. You can choose two or three bedrooms, with a selection of floorplans to suit your needs.

Our two-bedroom options are the Juniper and Berkeley. Three-bedroom plans are the Eastwood, Lucerne and Melrose.

Stanaway Apartment Homes

Safety, security, style - the Stanaway Apartment offers you the choice of two ground floor or three first floor homes, three of which have their own double garage while the other two have a single garage.

There are two large three-bedroom homes on the ground floor opening onto lawns and gardens.

On the lift-accessed second floor are two large three-bedroom homes with morning or afternoon sun, and a large two-bedroom home featuring a large deck and lovely views.

All homes in the Stanaway Apartment include walk-in wardrobes in the master bedroom, full ensuite and full guest bathroom.

Terraced Homes

Another option with a chic urban feel that’s coming in Stage Two are the Robertson Terraces.

These homes offer exceptional value for money and feature a delightful outlook over the Estate’s common area and are only a short stroll to the clubhouse.

There are two or three-bedroom options, a full bathroom alongside the master bedroom, a separate toilet, plus a home office/study, and a single garage.

Living at Karaka Lifestyle Estate

When you visit Karaka Lifestyle Estate for the first time you’ll feel an immediate sense of how much simpler and easier life could be.

The focal point of the community is the Club House which is an immaculately restored and extended grand Parnell mansion dating to 1907.

The plans for the Clubhouse include swimming and spa pools, gym, kitchen, bar and dining room, library, craft rooms, petanque and a bowling green. There’s a lot to do here. Of course you can be as involved in community life in the village as much or as little as you like. It’s your home, so it’s up to you.

Family and friends are always welcome to visit or to stay. They’ll love being shown the coastal walkway and cycle trails, and within a short drive there is the superb Pukekohe golfcourse, Clevedon Farmer’s Market, and Hunua Regional Park.

Living at Karaka Lifestyle Estate doesn’t mean disconnecting from the wider community. Many people who live here are closely involved with local sports and social clubs, and some are still working and running businesses.

Part of the land adjacent to the Village has been acquired by CHT Healthcare Trust with the proposal of developing an aged care facility.

You have so much more to gain

Get in touch with one of our friendly team now to learn how you could be so much better off living at a Karaka Pines Village.