| Hacienda Carmel is a self-managed Condominium Association that falls under the auspices of Federal Senior Housing Residency Restrictions. Hacienda Carmel is not a community licensed as a "continuing care retirement community," a "residential care facility for the elderly," or otherwise equipped to accept responsibility for or care for persons who are not capable of safely living independently. Hacienda Carmel is a Active Adult (55 and older) Community.
Condominium "maintenance fees" are billed monthly by the Association. They are based upon 'classification of unit' (studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, etc.). The monthly fees cover the utilities (electric, gas, water, garbage, basic phone service (with the exception of TV cable which is billed separately)); as well as fire, liability and flood insurance (in addition to the various business insurances) for all buildings on the property, both residential and administrative. The fees additionally cover the various amenities at Hacienda Carmel, including a professional and helpful staff, maintenance of the common area, contributions to the Association's Reserve Fund (to repair and replace assets & infrastructure), and security staff on site.
Hacienda Carmel is self-governed, with an elected Board of Directors. Occupants must meet the Senior Housing Residency Restrictions, and must apply for occupancy and be approved by the Board of Directors before they occupy.
Condominiums at Hacienda Carmel are owned Fee Simple. Rentals are restricted to 15% of the total units and there is currently a waiting list for units that wish to rent. Units for sale can be determined by calling a local real estate agent. Rentals of authorized units are handled privately as well, however, all prospective lessees are subject to occupancy approval by the Board of Directors, the same as owner/occupants. An Application for Occupancy can be found in the "Community Documents" section of this website.