The perfect spot to spend one's leisure years
The Honeydew Retirement Estate is a brand new concept in stylish living. Situated off Bergriver Boulevard in Paarl the "Farm within a Town" becomes an "Estate within a Town" and provides the exclusive lifestyle youíve always looked forward to. The name Honeydew was given to the farm by the Mans family who farmed with Honeydew melons and through the taste, aroma and prosperity created by these melons, the name lives on!
Until now, most retirement estates are situated at the perimeters of towns and closed off from the surrounding neighborhoods but at Honeydew the Estate will be part of a close community that will enjoy an unparalleled lifestyle of relaxed country living and cosmopolitan convenience.
Being part of the town, it presents a unique opportunity for families to live in close proximity, where the children can live in the town and the parents around the corner in a secure estate with all the benefits of a luxury retirement lifestyle.
The Perfect Location
Situated alongside the Berg River Boulevard and in the centre of Paarl, Honeydew is only one hour away from Cape Town International airport and only 45 minutes from the historical Stellenbosch, Strand beaches and the small harbour town of Gordonís Bay.
Honeydew Retirement Estate has easy access to the prestigious new Paarl Mall with its up-market restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, garden centre and leading supermarkets and is minutes away from the beautiful town centre of Paarl.
Pristine beaches, splendid nature reserves and magnificent mountains are among the wealth of natural attractions. Well-known wine estates and famous golf courses are right on the doorstep, and a tranquil and secure nature area on the estate would include walking paths.
Honeydew Retirement Estate offers a perfect environment where your leisure years can really begin in earnest.
Comprehensive 24 hour security - Honeydew Retirement Estate boasts a 24/7 security comprising manned access control and electrified perimeter fencing. For added peace of mind, a comprehensive communication system will link residents to all Estate services and neighbours.
Health Care Centre - A professionally managed 20 bed Frail Care Centre, mostly with individual private wards, will provide Residents with 24-hour Primary Health Care. There will be on-site Doctorís suites and a Clinic. In addition, Assisted Living units will provide professional supportive care for those who still live independently, but require additional assistance. These units will be serviced on a regular basis and should be able to summons help when needed.
Well-appointed Club House - Life at the Honeydew Estate is likely to revolve around the Club House and recreational areas with its fully fitted and well-equipped kitchen and dining room. For gatherings, there will be a congenial ladies bar, lounge area and library. A hair-care salon and a Laundromat will also be accommodated for the use of all residents. The developer is negotiating with Banks to install an automatic teller machine (ATM) and the possibility of a well-known branded coffee shop.
Wide Selection of Homes
Honeydew Estate will cater for all the needs of the retired person, giving a wide range of accommodation for every need and pocket. The Estate provides larger spacious homes for those people who still want total independence, while offering smaller homes for those requiring more compact living.
A. Luxury Homes
The Honeydew Retirement Estate will offer a wide range of luxury homes in the Cape vernacular architecture. Some are freestanding and others are in attached pairs. The homes range in area from a 88m2 unit, which includes a single garage, to a spacious 180m2 unit, with double garage. (Over-sized garages will permit the craftsman to continue his hobbies or the housewife to have a separate laundry area.) There is a choice of two or three bedroom accommodation with built-in cupboards and a fully fitted kitchen. The Estate has been designed to blend architecturally with the neighbouring town.
Individual Title Ownership
Sales of the homes are by individual title and the Estate will be developed in terms of the Retirement Act. Sectional title ownership of general residential units or flats has proven to be a secure method of ownership in retirement property.
B. General Residential units/flats
Provision has been made for several general residential components containing one-bedroom flats of 52m≤ and two-bedroom flats of 63m2 with either, garden or balcony access and related parking facilities. These will all be sold on a sectional-title basis.
C. Assisted Living Units
For those wanting a more manageable home with assistance, there are the Assisted Living units conveniently located close to the Health Care and linked to the recreational areas and the Club House.
One bedroom units will consist of kitchenette, dining / living area, en-suite bathroom and bedroom measuring more than 30m2 and will also have access to the communal dining / living areas.
The Healthcare will consist of 20 beds, many of which will be en-suite private rooms, and all designed to the highest standard. The Centre will not only provide a 24 hour emergency service to the homes and units, but also serve the greater community of Paarl. Preferential access will be given to the Estater homeowners, but allowing "outsiders" entry into the Health Care will assist in providing an affordable service for all.
The Centre is directly linked to the Assisted Living units giving various levels of services, depending on the needs of its occupants.
Purchasers will be invited to choose the internal finishes from a wide range of selected carpets, floor and wall tiles and various other internal finishes. Standard features include white epoxy coated aluminium windows, pitched roofs, quality kitchen and bedroom cupboards, aluminium shower screens, quality fittings to bath and shower rooms and double bowl sinks in the kitchen.
Club House and Communal Facilities
The club house kitchen will provide regular midday meals while being able to cater for special functions and could provide meals to cottages when residents are unable to come to the dining room.
A swimming pool is located off the terrace and linked to the outdoor area of the Club House. This area is ideally located and designed for braais and functions.
Yes, both dogs and cats are very welcome in Honeydew Retirement Estate. However various conditions within the conduct rules will have to be strictly adhered to. A limitation of 1 small dog or 1 cat per house will be set.
Estate Management Structure
The Honeydew Home Owners Association will be established to manage the estate and to look after the operation of the estate.
All Owners will automatically become members of the Honeydew Home Owners Association, which elects their trustees annually. These trustees have the legal responsibility of running the affairs of the estate. There is therefore no outsider who can dictate to you, the owner, how the estate will be run. Amongst the most important functions of the trustees is the controlling of the financial affairs of the estate. The trustees set and control the annual budget and set the monthly levies.
It is of utmost importance when making comparisons to ensure that the facilities offered in other estates are the same as those in Honeydew Retirement Estate.
The cost of operating the retirement estate is financed by its residents in the form of levies. The levy calculated for each house or unit is based on the number of the houses and the total square metres of the units.
Every effort has been made to calculate that levies are as accurately and realistically as possible without skimping on the quality of any services offered. The standard of services will have a direct influence on the reputation of the Estate and the value of units when it comes to re-sales.
Letting of your Home or Unit
Although letting is not necessarily in the best interest of the estate, owners not wishing to occupy their homes immediately are at liberty to do so.
The Developing Company, Vissershok Investments (Pty) Limited, Registration Number 2000/010285/07, in conjunction with Portland Bouers Trust, have consulted with a large group of consultants and specialists with extensive experience in the house building industry and various retirement estates, to create this exclusive Estate.
The Architects, Hennie de Villiers Architects, have been responsible for similar developments in Hermanus, Bellville and Japie Otto Consulting Engineers will take responsibility for the civil and structural components of the estate, while Arcus Gibb Consulting Electrical Engineers will undertake the design of the electrical reticulation.
(Calculation per 100 units)
This calculation is based on the assumption that the first houses are completed by the 1st March 2010 and will escalate with not more than 10% (ten per cent) in March 2011 and March 2012.