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Bob Owens Village

Updated 8 February 2024. Every effort has been made to use the latest, most accurate information. Please always confirm information details with the site operator or vendor prior to any purchase decisions.


Bob Owens Retirement Village is a large full-service village in Bethlehem. The manager leads a successful team with Bob Owens Village being awarded the Ryman Group Village of the Year  for 2020.

Ryman Healthcare is an experienced operator with 35 villages nationwide and the quality of their information packs demonstrate this.

I attended the Open Day which gave me an insight into this efficient village.

Things to Like

  • Full service village
  • Many activities to join
  • A recommended village for those focusing on future care options.

Things to Note

  • There is limited availability

Entry Costs

Entry costs vary depending on whether a town house or apartment is chosen. There is a waiting list for town houses however serviced apartments become available reasonably regularly. Three bedroom apartments can currently be purchased for $995,000 and two bedroom apartments for $785,000 at the time of the review.

Deferred Management Fee

The deferred management fee is capped at 20% of the interest-free occupancy advance. (Source: Ryman Healthcare Booklet)

Weekly Fees

Weekly fees are fixed for the duration of the residents stay in the village with some conditions applying. (Source: Ryman Healthcare Booklet). 

Village Size

This is a large village with 297 units (Source: Retirement Village Association) as well as a rest home, dementia centres and hospital.  There are approximately 550 residents in the village.

Age of Entry

The minimum age for new residents is 70


Bowling green, swimming pool and spa, library, gym, hair and beauty salon, bar and shop.

In the Area

  • Bethehem Town Centre
  • Bethlehem Medical Centre
  • Dental Surgery

Link to Village Website