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The Sands Village


Situated in a stunning beachfront position, The Sands looks out across Browns Bay’s iconic pines to Rangitoto island. Simply cross the road for a leisurely stroll along the beach and a paddle with the grandkids or walk a few minutes around the corner to browse the shops - it would be hard to find a better retirement location.


Our Village Offering

The Sands offers a choice of two bedroom, or two bedroom with a flexible third room apartments, many with stunning sea views. Whether you like to entertain, or simply enjoy your own space, you’ll love the flexibility and open-plan living at The Sands. Every apartment is as functional as it is beautiful - with quality fittings that add that touch of luxury, as well as generous rooms and storage space. Relish the peace and comfort all year round with mod-cons including double glazing, heat pump, heated towel rails and a high level of sound proofing between apartments. Our new Apartments are now open to view.


Active Village Life

With the village right in the heart of Browns Bay, proximity to town makes it easy for you to be a part of the community, enjoying social activities at your local clubs and societies. With public transport close by getting to shopping centres or visiting friends and family is a breeze. Or if you don’t feel like venturing very far, there is plenty to do right on your doorstep. Get the big screen movie experience in the cinema, soak up the sun and stunning views from the lounge and garden, or fire up the communal BBQ when friends drop in for a visit. 


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? Get a bite to eat at the café or order a meal from our onsite chef. Knowing the weekly fee is fixed for life guaranteed means you can budget and have financial surety for the future.


A Continuum of Care

For assistance in an emergency, call bells in your apartment will connect you to trained staff 24 hours a day. If your needs change, The Sands has spacious, luxury Care Suites for both Rest Home and Hospital care. 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.


To view available Apartment listings for The Sands click here 


Minimum age of entry  for residents is 70 years.




  • Retirement Village

  • Care VIEW

Staff Profile

  • Cheryl Ashby

    Cheryl Ashby

    Sales Manager

    021 237 9228

    Born in the UK, Cheryl moved to New Zealand in 2002. Before coming to Oceania, she worked in Sales Management for Fairfax Media and ADT Security. Cheryl loves getting to know residents and helping match-make people with a beautiful apartment and lifestyle. Outside of work Cheryl is involved with toastmasters, has 4 little dogs and likes to get to the gym.

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  • Adriana Summers

    Adriana Summers

    Village Manager

    021 795 257

    Adriana brings a lot of knowledge and experience to her role as manager at The Sands. A trained nurse and GP, she has also completed a Bachelors and Diploma in Health Sciences, as well as post graduates studies in Health Services Management. Before coming to The Sands she worked with the NZ Heart Foundation, Brain Injury Association and WALSH Trust. Adriana has an open door policy and values an honest and transparent approach as a manager. She is passionate about providing a high standard of care for residents. Outside of work she likes reading, music, dancing, socialising with friends and family and walking her dog.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Maintenance

  • BBQ Area

  • Library

  • Views

  • Shopping trips

  • Hairdresser

  • Outdoor seating

  • Communal dining

  • Communal lounge

  • Shop nearby

  • Phone Points

  • Happy Hour

  • En Suites

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

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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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