Welcome to Quail Ridge Country Club
Wine tastings, bush walks, social activities, lakeside lounging and life in a high-end, architecturally designed home set in a 45 acre garden environment – does this sound like retirement to you? If not then it should, because it’s just some of what’s on offer here at Quail Ridge Country Club.
Quail Ridge Country Club is one of Kerikeri’s newest retirement villages, designed for those who expect retirement to be the best years of their lives. It provides serene rural living just five minutes drive from a vibrant town centre that boasts 20-plus cafes and restaurants, three weekend markets, a golf course, a bowling club, a modern three-screen picture theatre and a cultural centre.
If you’re in the mood to stay close to home there is bound to be something going on in the village, and the celebrated Rainbow Falls and river track are right next door. A little further afield there are award-winning vineyards to visit, and the tourist town and beaches of Paihia and Russell are a 20 minute drive away. At one end of the bay, you’ll find the cultural treaty grounds of Waitangi, at the other the historic township of Russell, and the yachting mecca of Opua just over the hill. Boredom is simply not an option in the Bay of Islands.
The facilities at Quail Ridge Country Club offer a new standard in retirement living with the choice of spacious villas, townhouses and soon-to-be-built apartments all providing exceptional features for discerning residents. The floor plans are designed to capture the best views of the sub-tropical gardens, while maintaining privacy and security.
Moving into Quail Ridge Country Club wasn’t about finding a retirement village for John Eadie. It was about choosing a new lifestyle. John and his wife Barbara moved from Auckland to Kerikeri because they have family here, and decided to make the change earlier rather than later as they grew older. It has worked out perfectly, and not just because John is what he describes as ‘an optimist by choice’. “Quail Ridge has exceeded expectations,” he says. “We like the quality of the houses inside and out, the amount of space around us, and the philosophy of what they’re doing here – creating a setting where people can live comfortably into the future. I feel as if I’m on holiday every day. It works for us.”
Irene is positive she has the best house at Quail Ridge Country Club. It’s ‘small but perfectly formed’ and gives her all the advantages of a much larger home.
“This doesn’t feel like a small house in a retirement village,” she says. “Because of the over-sized doorways and halls, the high ceilings and the two bathrooms, I feel as if I’m in a smart apartment in a luxury hotel. The difference is that here I have views of the gardens, I have safe, enclosed indoor/outdoor living space for myself and my dog, and we’ve made lots of friends. This is the life.”