Karaka Lifestyle Estate
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.
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.
- 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 $165/week (but will rise as external costs increase). There is a $20/week 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.
- Alternatively, you can choose to pay a 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 6.25% per year, capped after four 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.