The WOW factor – When visiting Alexandrina Cove for the first time the most common first impression is “WOW, you have really thought of everything”. From the cosmopolitan feel of the Community Centre to the luxuriously appointed homes that will be sure to be the envy of your family and friends.
Location – Alexandrina Coves location 'on an island within a marina by the sea' affords its residents the opportunity to reside in a village surrounded by an established boating community. Not to mention the serenity of being surrounded by the islands blend of natural habitat and fresh sea air, whilst remaining only a short distance from the heart of Goolwa.
Community Integration - Alexandrina Cove is one of South Australia's first integrated villages, our philosophy is to provide you with a secure environment to live in within a village that offers facilities that encourage the residents to remain an active part of the wider community. For this reason we offer some sections of our 'club' for use by the Marina residents and local community groups such as Rotary and Lions.
Yes, when you move into Alexandrina Cove you obtain a licence to occupy which is a commonly used form of long term tenure within Retirement Villages in South Australia. It is written in accordance with the South Australian Retirement Villages Act 1997, and policed by the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs. You will enjoy security in the occupancy of your chosen home.
No. Stamp Duty is not payable on the purchase of your home at Alexandrina Cove. This can be a significant saving if you are considering traditional residential housing as an alternative.
When buying retirement accommodation within Retirement Villages, typically you will be required to enter into a Residence Agreement. This Agreement will be provided to you, your solicitors and/or advisers to review and execute. If you would like to review a copy of this Agreement prior to completing a Deposit application our property consultants will gladly make a copy available upon your request.
Initial Purchase Price
This payment will secure your Licence to occupy the home of your choice for the remainder of your life or until such time as your decide to move out.
Monthly Maintenance Fee
The monthly maintenance fee is estimated to be from $121.00 per week and covers the direct costs such as ongoing maintenance of the buildings and grounds; property and public liability insurance; employment costs; council and water rates; sewer services costs; and administration costs. The monthly maintenance fees are reviewed annually as management plans for the year ahead. Typically the residents committee is consulted through out the review process.
Deferred Management Fee
The vast provision of services and facilities on offer at Alexandrina Cove come at a cost. To avoid the worry associated with having to meet annual fees for the provision of these services and facilities on offer, these costs are deferred or put simply ‘delayed until you move out’ and are taken after your apartment is sold and settlement has occurred. The advantage for our residents is that if living on a fixed income then it still allows our residents to enjoy a 5 star lifestyle at Alexandrina Cove, and pay later from the proceeds of the sale of your home.
It is vital that you feel totally confident and satisfied with your decision to buy and move to Alexandrina Cove. While you are free to use a conveyancing service of your choice, we strongly recommend that you consult your solicitor, accountant or personal advisor for peace of mind.
Moving house for many people can be a stressful event, with so much to organize. That's why we try to make it as easy as possible. Our property consultants can assist in recommending suitably experienced real estate agents to handle the sale of your home. We can put you in touch with a one stop shop service that can arrange furniture removal and disconnection/connection of utilities, if you require.
At Alexandrina Cove we have thought carefully about the number of residents coming from far and wide. That is why we hold events and invite selected residents and guests from the broader community as it allows these residents and friends over 55, living in the wider Hindmarsh Island community to socialize and attend selected activities at Alexandrina Cove. Making it possible for our own residents to make new friends without leaving the village.
Life at Alexandrina Cove is like living a holiday all year round. The carefully planned and spacious 'Club' offers facilities such as:
Alexandrina Cove is located only a short drive by car from the Goolwa Medical Centre, and there are many options for help within your home.
However the team at Alexandrina Cove have established relationships with many local service providers to ensure that residents within the village have access to a wide range of support services. You will find details of these services on our Service Providers brochure. There services will be able to be coordinated via the Village Coordinator.
The management of Alexandrina Cove have developed a proactive approach to dealing with issues or concerns, committing to monthyl communication meetings with the residents committee, an open door policy and a philosophy to always try to resolve issues or concerns in a timely and respectful manner.
However dependant upon your issue you do have some options:
a) raise the issue with the residents committee to resolve at the quarterly communication meeting
b) directly approach the Village Coordinator
c) write to the operator of the village
d) use the formal dispute resolution procedures as set out under the Retirement Villages Act and your Residence Agreement.
At Alexandrina Cove resident safety if paramount. Each home also boasts window lock to all windows, deadlocks to front doors and security screens to all external doors. Not to mention the operators philosophy to encourage an internal neighourhood watch system conducted by the residents.
Alexandrina Cove is a Telstra Smart Community with high speed internet access and optical fibre connection in each home. What is optical fibre? It is the fastest form of internet access available in South Australia. This system allows for residents to access free to air digital TV.
The Alexandrina Council provides for the kerb side collection of household rubbish every Wednesday.
Just as if you were in your own home, you have the option at Alexandrina Cove to choose your preferred electricity and utilities suppliers and as such you will be billed directly from the supplier for your homes individual use.
Of course, at Alexandrina Cove we understand how important your pets are to you – they are often a part of the family. However we do ask that we have the opportunity to collect some information about your pet and its future.
You are more than welcome to have family or friends stay over however if they stay longer than 10 nights we require you to obtain approval from the Village Coordinator. This is to ensure the safety and security of all residents. However your family may also like to consider the alternate accommodation available within the local area.