Frequently Asked Questions
Over 50s resorts boast a carefree and luxurious lifestyle with a strong community of like-minded people, world-class country clubs and secure, peaceful surroundings.
Botanica brings you low maintenance living at its finest. The gated community provides a safe and secure environment for a lock and leave lifestyle, meaning residents can easily leave on holidays or travel without worry for their home or community. Botanica’s professional caretaker is also always available to ensure the security of the resort is never compromised.
At Botanica Lifestyle Resort you will find a country club lifestyle never before seen in Cairns. The resort is home to two superb clubs with features to enhance your Botanica lifestyle. Entertain yourself according to your mood with relaxing moments by the pool or enjoy more strenuous pursuits such as tennis or undercover bowls. The Botanica House precinct includes a library, dining room, swimming pool, poolside bar, games area, movie theatre, workshop and gym. The second country club will include a ballroom size dining room, dance floor, art and craft room, sauna, multiple treatment rooms and additional lounges and bars. Botanica’s facilities will be complemented by a covered 4 rink bowls green, creating a new benchmark for lawn bowls in Cairns.
Yes. Botanica is yours to call home with the freedom to live your life true to you. Friends and family are always welcome and can also use the resort facilities and country clubs as long as you accompany them and they are happy to comply with the resort rules. Please talk to community management if you wish for any guests to stay longer than two weeks.
To make life easy, our interior designers have put together a few internal colour palettes for you to choose between before your slab is laid. While our floorplans are designed in a carefully considered manner and opportunities to alter the layout of the homes are limited, we appreciate that you may like to make simple alterations such as adding grab rails in the bathrooms. Our sales team is always available to answer any questions that you may have and guide you through the construction process.
Yes. We know that pets are often important members of the family. Our homes have fully enclosed rear gardens ensuring security for your pets. Pets need to be approved by the caretaker and home owners need to comply with the pet policy.
At Botanica we are mindful of the changing needs of our residents and while we do not provide care, we encourage our residents to seek home care as required. If a loved one requires full time care there are a number of aged care facilities within close proximity of the resort, the closest being Caravonica Waters by Infinite Aged Care which is less than a 2 minute drive from Botanica.
Yes, at Botanica we pride ourselves on delivering architecturally designed stand-alone homes in a lush tropical setting. Botanica’s streetscapes are designed by award winning landscape architect, Andrew Prowse, and are inspired by the relaxed atmosphere of five star tropical resorts.
Residents are responsible for the maintenance of the side and rear gardens of their home. Botanica takes care of the maintenance of all common areas throughout the resort as well as the front gardens of each home.
All of our homes are thoughtfully designed and come complete with quality inclusions to add a touch of luxe to your everyday life. Each home also includes fully landscaped gardens, fencing, pathways and driveways.
As a home owner you may be entitled to Rent Assistance. Our Rent Assistance Information Memorandum provides further information on the options available. Each individual’s circumstances vary and it is the individual’s responsibility to enquire and determine their eligibility for Rent Assistance.
Botanica’s aim is to deliver a superb resort lifestyle for over 50s that doesn’t cost the earth. At Botanica you do not pay council rates or stamp duty. The Site Agreement requires home owners to pay a weekly site fee to the resort owner for the services, infrastructure and land that are supplied and made available for resident use. Site fees are adjusted annually in accordance with the Site Agreement. This is important for the upkeep of a lifestyle resort and all of its facilities. Botanica provides the infrastructure for electricity, water and telecommunications services, and the individual residents are responsible for the usage costs.
No. If you sell your home at Botanica you keep 100% of all capital gains and there are no entry or exit fees to pay.
No, there are no body corporate charges at Botanica Lifestyle Resort.
Secure Your Home
When you are ready to secure your new home at Botanica Lifestyle Resort you can place an Expression of Interest by filling out a simple form along with a payment of $1,000. It is also recommended that you contact a local agent in regards to selling your current residence to help with progressing to the next stage of your purchase at Botanica. If required, our sales team will be happy to recommend a local agent.
Yes it is. We understand that sometimes things happen in life that are unforeseen. Your Expression of Interest is completely refundable if for any reason you are unable to proceed.
Yes, at Botanica you have full ownership of your home. Botanica owns the land upon which your home sits. Find out more about our Land Lease Community.
When you purchase a home at Botanica you are required to enter into a home sales contract which contains all the terms and conditions of your purchase.
You will also need to enter into a Site Agreement as Botanica retains ownership of the land on which your home is located. The Site Agreement is the legal document that outlines the protection and security of your lifestyle at Botanica and details the rights and obligations of the home owners and the resort owner. Find out more about our Land Lease Community.
Our Botanica sales team can help you with a detailed explanation of each document.
No, only home owners who purchase a home at Botanica may live at the resort to maintain the integrity and spirit of the resort community.
No, you are not required to pay stamp duty when you purchase a new home at Botanica, as the resort retains ownership of the land.
Your lifestyle entitlements and right to live at Botanica Lifestyle Resort are protected by the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003. Your Site Agreement is also governed by this legislation. As a potential home owner, it is recommended that you seek your own independent legal and financial advice before purchasing at Botanica.
If you need to sell your home for any reason you can list it with the Botanica sales team or alternatively you can choose an external agent or sell privately. We recommend consulting the sales team first to discuss your options.
Yes, the home becomes part of your estate. Your beneficiaries can reside in the community if they meet the criteria, or they may simply sell the home.