Retirement Village, Vogel Street
There are 83 cottages at Cambridge Resthaven in The Close, The Court, Resthaven Gardens and The Views on Vogel.
Our retirement village has something quite unique – the feel of a real neighbourhood. We are not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ village; instead each of the four areas of the village has a quite different appearance and feel from the others. These four areas were built at different times, Resthaven Gardens in the 1970s and 1980s through to The Views on Vogel in 2015. The cottage and villas vary in size, appearance and price, offering a range of accommodation options for seniors in our community.
The Villas and Cottages
Each area in the retirement village has a different look and feel, providing a variety of choices in appearance and size, and giving a lovely community feel, rather than looking like a one-size-fits-all retirement village.
The Cambridge Resthaven Trust Board give priority to Cambridge residents and then to those who have connections with Cambridge.
The cottages and villas range from one to three bedrooms. 80 are under Occupation Right Agreement (ORA) and three are for rent. The current cottages have been built over a period of twenty five years and therefore attract different "prices". The ORAs are sold at the current market valuation prices.
The Village Centre has the following:
Arts and Craft Room
Dining for up to 100 people
Endless Pool with Treadmill
Small Meeting Room
Shared Capital Gain
Our Occupation Right Agreement terms provide significant benefits for residents including shared capital gain, priority access to care if the need arises, and no refurbishment costs when you leave.
Residents are visited regularly to touch base and ensure their general well-being, and there's always a good turn-out for the popular Monday morning tea that the Village Manager hosts for residents from the villas, cottages and apartments. We also have a varied social programme with activities and outings that are organised by our very active Social Committee.
Our CEO and Village Manager host Quarterly Forums in the Village Centre, giving all village residents the opportunity for general discussion and feedback.
Our Registered Nurse Sue Crowe holds a weekly Nurse Clinic in the Village Centre.
Cottage Service Fee Information
The Trust Board charges a weekly service fee which is reviewed annually. The service fee covers:
- Rates - general, pan and water rates
- Waste disposal
- Lawn mowing and edges
- Power for common areas
- Insurance on buildings (not on personal items)
- Interior / Exterior maintenance
- Village Manager
- Administration costs
Support Services cover
Weekly shopping trip
St John emergency call 24 hours/day
Infrequent minor nursing assistance
Weekly nursing clinic
Additional Services available on user pay basis
Meals on wheels
Interior window cleaning
Short term Resthome and Continuing care