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The Bayview Village

 Formerly Melrose Retirement Village


In an enviable position overlooking the beautiful harbour and the Mount, The Bayview is set on more than 15 acres of park-like grounds. Just minutes from the city, it’s easy to balance an active social life and your leisure time. Visitors are often surprised how spacious the village is, with lush gardens and room to breathe, you feel part of the cosy close-knit community whilst maintaining that important sense of privacy.


Our Village Offering

The Bayview offers the opportunity to retire in a comfortable villa in one of New Zealand’s most popular retirement locations, with a choice of dwellings to suit your individual needs and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a north-facing, hillside cottage with sea views, or an extra spacious, modern villa on the flat, we’ve got something for everyone at The Bayview.


Active Village Life

Many of our residents are active in the community enjoying social activities at local clubs and societies. Around the corner from the expressway, and with public transport outside the gate, it’s a breeze to get to the shopping centres at Brookfield and Bethlehem, or one of Tauranga’s famous beaches. If you don’t feel like venturing very far, there is plenty to do right on your doorstep in the village community centre – from guest speakers and indoor bowls, to Happy Hour and themed events. 


Carefree Independence

Live life the way you want to, with the freedom to do the things you love. We’ll take care of all the maintenance - building repairs, exterior cleaning and the gardening too. Don’t feel like cooking? Order a meal from our onsite chef and choose to get it delivered right to your door or to join your neighbours for a social meal in the dining room. Knowing the weekly fee is fixed for life means you can budget and have financial surety for the future.


Continuum of Care

For assistance in an emergency, call bells in your villa will connect you to trained staff 24 hours a day. If your needs change, The Bayview has new luxury Care Suites for Rest Home and Hospital care onsite, or specialised Dementia care available across the road. You can be sure you’re in good hands. Oceania has won the Supreme Care Award from the NZ Aged Care Association 3 years in a row.


Minimum age of entry  for residents is 70 years.


To view available villa listings for The Bayview click here



  • Retirement Village

  • Care VIEW
  • "I wish I had moved to the village much sooner than I did because the companionship is here when needed. The activity program has grown from strength to strength over the last two years. The location is excellent and the village has property to suit everyone's budget." - Bessie Salmons, Oceania Resident

  • "I really welcomed the newsletters and the meetings with the Registered Nurse to set Mum’s care plan in place." - Daughter of Oceania resident

  • "The friendly environment is very comforting. I value my own space, which I have at the village, but there is also always a resident to have a cuppa and a chat with when needed." - Elizabeth Head, Oceania Resident

  • "The advantage of having rest home and hospital care (on site) played a huge part in our buying." - Ley Quennell, Oceania resident

  • "I am surrounded by lovely gardens and friends and neighbours. It is a great comfort, you never need to feel alone and I know I only have to press a bell if I need help." - Mary Harris Oceania Resident

  • "On the first day several residents popped in with muffins or small bunches of flowers to make sure Mum felt welcome. It was not long before she knew someone who knew someone and indeed knew some of the residents directly. It was a big move for Mum and she has settled really well thanks to the team." - Son of Oceania resident

  • "To me, the security and peace of mind are very comforting. Also, my husband lives in the hospital so I can spend as much time as I want with him. The newly refurbished community centre is becoming the hub of the village." - Val Payne, Oceania Resident

Staff Profile

  • Linda Wood

    Linda Wood

    Village Sales Manager

    021 278 0039

    With a love for people and a background in sales, Linda enjoys her role as Village Manager - where every day is different. Prior to Oceania, she spent over 16 years at Independent Fisheries, and more recently was a sales rep for a company selling products to cafes and restaurants. Linda loves interacting with the residents, and the variety and challenges of her job. Linda is happily married with 2 grown up children and 2 step children. In her spare time she and her husband like exploring in their campervan, going kayaking, playing tennis and of course enjoying sunny days at the beach.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Maintenance

  • Meal Options

  • Hairdresser

  • Library

  • Shopping trips

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Podiatrist

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Oceania provides Rest Home, Hospital, Dementia, Respite and Palliative/End of Life Care, as well as Independent Retirement Village living, at over 40 New Zealand locations.

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