Retire by the River
Free up cash and live the relaxed lifestyle you deserve.
Designed for people aged over 55, we have created a housing solution that is affordable, flexible and secure, allowing you to enjoy life to its fullest!
Firstly, you will live in a premier location; the lovely River Murray township of Waikerie. There are a range of brand new 2 to 3 bedroom and 1 and 2 bathroom homes to choose from in a style to suit every taste and budget. You can also alter any of our designs to suit your needs. Your new home comes ready to move into and includes a carport, fencing and a rainwater tank fully installed.
In addition, you own your new home and are free to sell it in the future and retain all capital gain. There are no entry or exit fees. There are also no council rates or water charges as these are included in the very reasonable site fees.
You are encouraged to utilise all the village facilities including swimming pool and BBQ and entertaining areas but most importantly enjoy the secure environment and friendships that await. Residents will soon be able to enjoy our all new state-of-the-art Village Hub, a flexible multi-purpose facility, featuring a wide-open space meeting hall, fully equipped kitchen, lounge areas, a stunning spacious alfresco living opening up to the village pool and more.
Waikerie has all the creature comforts including shopping, first class health services, the Waikerie Hotel and Club and of course the Murray River. It is the ideal location to “retire in style” and live that relaxed lifestyle for many years to come.
There are many unique financial advantages of purchasing and owning a home in the Waikerie Lifestyle Village.
First and foremost, we are upfront with all costs of your home and there are absolutely no hidden fees or charges. We have also developed a unique concept, which focuses on making your home and lifestyle as affordable as possible.
No hidden fees or charges
When you decide to move into the Waikerie Lifestyle Village, we provide a guaranteed price on your home with no hidden fees or charges. You will know exactly what you have to pay before you commit.
No exit fees
If you ever decide to sell your home, there are no exit fees for deferred management fees. The sale price of your home is what you receive – including all capital gains. Furthermore, you can sell your home on the open market and use whatever real estate agency you like. The Waikerie Lifestyle Village will provide support for you throughout this process.
Free up cash to live the lifestyle you deserve
The low cost of homes in the Waikerie Lifestyle Village allows you to free up tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars tied up in your current home to start living the lifestyle you deserve. Do you want a new car? The holiday you have always dreamt of? Or just to live a relaxed lifestyle with no financial worries? All of this and more is possible in the Waikerie Lifestyle Village.
No council rates or taxes
All rates, taxes and charges are included in your low site fees.
No water bills
All water usage is included in your low site fees.
All you pay is our low site fees, your electricity, and your gas usage
Our low site fees are $80.48 weekly ($135 minus $54.53 rent assistance rebate) for singles/ $113.18 ($150 minus $36.83 rent assistance rebate) for couples. This covers all of your rates, taxes and water use. You may be eligible for government assistance so please contact us to find out more.
Your home is individually metered for electricity and all you pay is your own usage and a small supply charge. Plus the bulk buying power of the Waikerie Lifestyle Village means we can offer lower prices than most conventional retailers.
Eligibility for rent assistance
As a resident of the Waikerie Lifestyle Village, you may be eligible for rent assistance reducing the already low site fees. You should contact Centrelink directly to determine if you are eligible.
Government concessions available
Because of the unique nature of the Waikerie Lifestyle Village, most of our residents are eligible for ongoing government concessions for rent assistance.
Rent Assistance Calculation
|Total Site Fees||$135.00|
|*Single rent assistance is $0.75 for every $1 of rent over $124.60 per fortnight.|
|Total Site Fees||$150.00|
|*Couples rent assistance is $0.75 for every $1 of rent over $201.80 per fortnight.|
Buying or Building a Home in the Waikerie Lifestyle Village
Buy a ready to move in spec home
Buying a Ready to move in Spec Home
Buy a ready to move in spec home
Build your New Home and Choose your Site
Build your new home and choose your site
Choose a standard design
Design your own floor plan
Receive concept plan and quote
Sign contract and pay $5000 deposit
Finalise plans and complete selections
Remaining 10% desposit at construction commence
40% progress payment at framing complete
20% progress payment at roof & wall cladding complete
20% progress payment at internal fit out complete
Final 10% payment at handover
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the unique benefits of a Lifestyle Village home?
Not only are we with you every step of the way, but you will finally get to live the lifestyle you deserve! All village homes are designed and delivered with affordability and quality and come complete, ready to move in, all from just $199,500. Once you finalise your home plans, we give you a guaranteed price. That’s right, there are no hidden fees or charges!
Do I own my own home?
Absolutely! As the sole home owner, you are free to make any alterations or additions that you wish.
Are there any exit fees or Deferred Management Fees?
None whatsoever, and if you decide to sell your home, you retain all proceeds from the sale – including all capital gains.
How long will it take to build my home?
Building a home in the Waikerie Lifestyle Village will take approximately 26 weeks from the time you decide to build until the day you move in. The exact build time will vary depending on your choice of design from either one of our off-the-plan design options or a by design home where you can customise the plan to suit your individual needs.
Who will build my home?
SA industry specialist, Destination Homes Australia, will be with you every step of the way as we build the home of your dreams. With over 16 years’ experience in building exclusively for parks, you can trust Destination Homes Australia understand the unique needs of building transportable homes. They guarantee stylish, functional and energy efficient homes, built with ample storage for downsizers, at affordable prices.
Can I customise my home?
Definitely! You can customise your home to suit your specific requirements and tastes. You can choose from making minor alterations to one of our off-the-plan designs to completely designing your own plan from scratch. No matter what you choose, our expert home designers will work with you from start to finish, to ensure your home is exactly what you want.
What does it cost to customise my home?
Absolutely nothing! There is no extra charge to make changes to your home. You only pay for the features you add on. Removing features may also reduce the price.
What does the site fee cover?
Our low weekly fee covers all water usage, council rates, taxes, common area maintenance as well as all village management. All you have to pay in addition to site fees is your electricity and gas usage.
How much is the site fee?
$80.48 weekly ($135 minus $54.53 rent assistance rebate) for singles/ $113.18 ($150 minus $36.83 rent assistance rebate) for couples. You may be eligible for government assistance so please contact us to find out more.
Do I have to pay stamp duty on my home?
There is no stamp duty or other government fees payable on your home.
Can I bring my family pet to the Village?
We love our furry friends and welcome small pets to the Village.
How can I contact the Waikerie Lifestyle Village?
You can call us at any time on 1300 435 094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org