Oasis Life Burgundy Estate opens its doors
It might have been a windy and rainy day in Cape Town on Friday, 24 June, but spirits were high as the first residents of Rabie’s latest retirement estate received the keys to their new homes.
Rabie’s retirement product, Oasis Life, has just opened the doors of its new retirement estate in Burgundy Estate, Milnerton. This is Rabie’s second life rights-based development, its first being Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein that was launched in 2018 and today has more than 80 residents. Rabie’s first retirement development is the sought-after Oasis Luxury Retirement Resort in Century City, a sectional title scheme. Launched in 2007, it is as popular today as it was then.
“We are very excited to open our new secure retirement resort in Burgundy Estate”, says Miguel Rodrigues, Director at Rabie. “In Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein, we only have free standing homes available, but here we can offer a variety of options, as the scheme is so much larger. Phase one consists of free-standing houses, as well as apartments of various sizes in small, low-rise blocks.”
“It’s always a heart-warming experience to see the completed project on opening day.” Rodrigues continues. “Our various internal teams, service providers and main contractor, Big Ben Construction, really pulled out all the stops and we are incredibly proud of the result – a great team effort!”
It's always a heart-warming experience to see the completed project on opening day. Our various internal teams, service providers and main contractor, Big Ben Construction, really pulled out all the stops and we are incredibly proud of the result - a great team effort!
Five front doors were wrapped with red bows, welcoming the first residents of Oasis Life Burgundy Estate.
The heart and soul of the development, the Clubhouse, includes a restaurant, deli, sunny deck and living room. Residents can relax here, make new friends, enjoy a delicious meal, and take part in a variety of activities. A heated, indoor swimming pool and gym will form part of the next phase of the Lifestyle Centre.
Allen Usher, estate agent for Oasis Life Burgundy Estate says that he cannot wait to brag with the new completed resort. “We were very fortunate to kick off sales in 2019 with a furnished showhouse, but it’s wonderful to meet potential buyers in the Clubhouse, enjoy a cup of coffee prepared by our own barista, and take a tour through the development. Part of the tour includes a fully furnished house and an apartment. It’s a big decision for a pensioner and we find that to be able to view and experience the finished product, is a vital part of the decision-making process.”
Oasis Life is built on four security pillars: physical security, lifestyle security, health security and financial security. Residents can therefore look forward to a holistic retirement lifestyle.
Available in phase one, are one- and two-bedroom houses each with a carport, as well as a patio and garden. There are four types of apartments to choose from: starting at one-bedroom and one-bathroom apartments, right up to the largest apartment which has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a balcony, and a study. Houses start at R1,6m and apartments at R1,15m.
It’s a big decision for a pensioner and we find that to be able to view and experience the finished product, is a vital part of the decision-making process
“Our teams have built up great experience in Clara Anna Fontein and we are looking forward to building a new community in Burgundy Estate”, explains Neil Barry, Operations Manager at Oasis Life. “Nathan Gantana is our dedicated Clubhouse Manager, who, with the assistance of his team, is responsible for making our Burgundy Estate residents feel at home.”
“Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein’s phase one is almost sold out and a few of the houses in phase two have been sold too.” explains Rodrigues. “We believe that our Burgundy Estate development will be just as successful, and we cannot wait to see how our residents give the estate life by enjoying it to the full.”