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Bethlehem Shores

141 Bethlehem Road, Bethlehem, Bay of Plenty

07 579 2046

Coastal living with all the trimmings

  • Independent living Villas

The first thing you’ll love about Bethlehem Shores is its proximity to the sea. And then you’ll notice the sense of kinship in this perfectly-designed coastal community.

Here everyone relishes the privacy of their own architecturally designed home, but just as important is the social life that comes with the central clubhouse and shared recreational facilities. Every day begins with a panoramic sunrise and ends with a spectacular sunset. Whether you’re a lark or an owl, you’ll enjoy the interplay of sunlight, water and distant hills. Other perennial attractions include a café, 50-seat movie theatre, dance floor, billiards room, piano bar and the cosy library with its magnificent schist stone fireplace. To stay at your best, the health spa includes a 20 metre heated indoor swimming pool, spa pool, gym, hairdresser, plus rooms to enjoy exercise classes, as well as several choices of hobby rooms.

On-site cafe, open 7 days a week
It's easy to become a regular at the Shores Kitchen Cafe with delicious treats and light lunches made on-site
Elegant library
With gas fireplace, daily newspapers and an extensive range of books
Make the most of the Bay of Plenty sunshine
We've got you covered with cleverly designed patios for indoor-outdoor living
Views of the water
Enjoy ocean views from the clubhouse
Indoor heated pool and spa
For aqua aerobics, a simple soak or a few laps
Snooker room
Plenty of friendly competition with two snooker tables and a pool table
Breathtaking views from the Vista Lounge
Great for events, cards and games or a drink on the balcony
Welcoming community
Neighbours become friends in this welcoming Tauranga retirement community
Impressive resident clubhouse
You'll be wowed by the Bethlehem Shores clubhouse which includes, cafe, gym, pool, dance floor and piano, bar and billiards.
Modern villa design
Our newest villas feature raked ceilings, gorgeous open plan living and some have a butlers pantry
Retirement villa living
Bethlehem Shores is an extensive community with a variety of two and three-bedroom villa options
For fitness fans or beginners
Bethlehem Shores, Tauranga has a well-equipped gym
Shores Kitchen Cafe
Open Seven Days, 8.30am - 2.30pm
Enviable location
Residents love the north-facing location at the end of Bethlehem Road
50-seat movie theatre
Enjoy movies, big sporting events and general screenings in comfort

Beautiful homes positioned to catch the sun in a community that feels like home

As an Arvida Living Well Community for independent living, Bethlehem Shores offers luxurious, beautifully-crafted two and three-bedroom villas. You can look forward to a beautiful home that has a northward aspect, ensuring that your living spaces maximise the sun all day and a beautifully appointed kitchen including generous caesarstone benchtops and quality appliances. The two bathrooms are spacious and tiled throughout and are thoughtfully designed for ease of access. Other thoughtful touches, include a real-flame gas fireplace, double track drapery throughout and ease of access - your indoor living area flows seamlessly to a spacious outdoor entertainment space.

Living at Bethlehem Shores supports your ambitions for travel and adventure, both internationally and around New Zealand. You can lock up and leave your home without a worry, because the management team keeps an eye on things for you. There’s also motorhome parking, if road trips are your passion. And if you ever need to organise a family event, the 150-seat café is available for private functions. Our stunning Vista lounge provides panoramic views of the Tauranga inner harbour and surrounding peninsulas.

Arvida. Living a life with soul.

Accommodation options


Ranging in size from 180-330 sqm.

We have a large selection of stunning two and three-bedroom homes - all with two luxury bathrooms, beautifully appointed kitchens and single or double garaging. The north-facing living areas flow effortlessly to the outdoor living spaces & patios – allowing residents and their guests to maximise the enjoyment of Tauranga’s temperate climate.
Full length windows embrace the beautifully landscaped gardens and the villa’s 2.7m ceiling height add to these generously sized homes. You’ll enjoy spacious living without compromise.

Facilities & activities

The clubhouse is an outstanding shared recreational space that residents can enjoy with their friends and family. The Shores Kitchen café is open daily throughout the week and is already famous for the vast array of delicious cabinet food treats, as well as tasty meals, daily specials and excellent coffee. The swimming pool, spa and beauty salon have recently been completed and are much enjoyed by residents.

Coming soon…

Person-centred care options

Residents at Bethlehem Shores have priority access to Bethlehem Views which is an outstanding Arvida care centre within a very short distance of Bethlehem Shores. There is also priority access to the brand-new care facility at our sister village Copper Crest in Pyes Pa.

There are also plans for the development of care centre on site here at Bethlehem Shores.

Connect with Bethlehem Shores

Are you searching for ‘retirement homes Tauranga’ or ‘retirement villages Tauranga’? To find out how to secure a wonderful home at Bethlehem Shores, please get in touch with Leanne Radka today on 0800 777 686.

Additional Information

Postal address

PO Box 16229, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3147

Please enter Bethlehem Shores through the main gate entrance at 141 Bethlehem Road. The sales office and Shores Kitchen Café are located within the magnificent clubhouse which you will see at the end of the boulevard.

To make a booking at Shores Kitchen please call 027 290 1818.

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