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Welcome to Richmond Villas
Your Time to Relax

Your village within a village

Welcome to Richmond Villas

Located just 90 minutes from Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, Thames is fast becoming the destination of choice for active retirees.

Nearly 150 years young, it has a history rich in gold, timber, fishing, forestry and agriculture. Today, we enjoy a number of festivals and events that celebrate our heritage, arts and diverse creative communities throughout the year. People are naturally drawn to Thames for its moderate climate and easy lifestyle — including fishing, boating, bike riding, adventure and walking trails, retail, cafes, and all the beauty that comes from coastal living.

Thames residents are well supported with main street shopping, Goldfields Shopping Centre (currently under redevelopment), Thames Hospital, Rescue & Emergency Services, Coast Guard, numerous sports clubs including golf, bowls, croquet, tennis, squash, gun and hunting clubs.

At home with Richmond Villas

With a “country to coast” feel, our residents enjoy enviable living. Our small privately owned Retirement Village is nestled in the heart of Thames, enabling easy access to all the town has to offer.

With views of the Coromandel Ranges across the Firth of Thames to the Shorebird Coast, Richmond Villas is the perfect environment to enjoy your retirement. The beautifully designed carefully planned and appointed village is on a flat site, with picturesque gardens, maturing trees creating a natural corridor between the ocean and ranges.

Whether your choice is villa or apartment living, they are all designed for maximum sun and views and provide you with your own sense of privacy with the added benefit of being part of a unique and welcoming community.

With immediate access to walking and biking tracks, you are spoilt for the choice to create or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The Village has a 24-hour security camera surveillance, is well fenced and provides all the comforts of home and modern conveniences.

Richmond Villas

A fully accredited retirement village, our goal is to provide all residents with a secure and friendly village that offers independent living.

Reasons to choose Richmond Villas

  • The Garden Villas

    Within the village you have a choice of two bedroom or two bedroom plus den villas.

  • Apartment Living

    An architectural landmark to be located on the fifth of Thames. Learn more.

  • Lawns & Gardens Maintained

    The lawns and gardens have been landscaped around and between the villas throughout to create park like surroundings. The upkeep of the grounds and gardens is an important key for the village to look presentable. We have maturing trees, a wide variety of coloured shrubs and flowering plants which creates a vibrant environment all year round.

  • North Facing Buildings

    Beautiful North facing, capturing the sun at its best.

  • Close to Shopping Centre

    The central township is within walking distance, with Goldfields nearby for your main grocery shop.

  • Thames Hospital

    Closely situated near Thames Hospital.

  • 24 Hour Security Camera Surveillance

    Because your safety is of our highest priority always.

  • 24 hour Medical Alarm

    Always looking out for your care and well being.

Welcome to the team

This privately owned and family operated Lifestyle Village was developed by owners Colin and Marilyn Parker. Their focus was to create a village within a village welcoming Residents to share and discuss their thoughts about being part of Richmond Villas.

Co’ Managed by Amy Parker and Stephanie Millington who share the Village Manager role and are taking care of resident’s day-to-day questions and queries. Robyn Strange completes the office team helping assist with reception duties.

We have Mike who is our Maintenance Manager and attends to daily Maintenance of the village.
Linda, our gardener takes care and pride of all our pruning and gardening.

Our Groundsman Greg maintains the lawns and general ground maintenance and collects the rubbish.
Gary assists both with gardening and grounds and does window washing. 

Celeste is our part-time gardener.

Yvonne completes the team as our part-time cleaner.

Our friendly and caring staff play an important role in keeping the village and its surroundings enjoyable and relaxing for our residents.

Proud to Sponsor

  • Thames Coast Bowling Club
  • Thames Bowling Club
  • Thames Golf Club Inc
  • Thames Croquet Club


I have been a resident for 10 years and am so glad I made the move, it was the best thing I ever did, no house to maintain and the upkeep is all done by management. Meeting and making several new friends and having lots of different activities and social gatherings which you can go to if you wish.

The safety and care during level 4 COVID lockdown was amazing our groceries, medical needs were all collected for us by management and just knowing we were never alone made us feel safe and protected. Anyone thinking of making a move to the Retirement Village at Richmond Villas is making the very best choice as everything’s there for you.

Barbara Darrah