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Wesleyhaven Villas and Ricketts Court Units
Retirement Villages (Rental)
249 Rata Street
Eastern Hills
Lower Hutt 5011
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249 Rata Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt 5011
Hutt Valley, Hutt Valley
(04) 567 8766
(04) 567 6959
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Karen Rhind - 021 577 133 or (04) 567 8766
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Wesleyhaven’s 32 villas, flats and townhouses provide homely rental accommodation options for independent living in a safe and secure environment without the concerns of property maintenance.

If you enjoy living without the ties of ownership, our villas, flats and town houses offer a variety of homely environments set in a beautiful, sheltered gardens.

Wesleyhaven Village does not require ‘licence to occupy’ or ‘home purchase’ agreements. We believe that asking residents to forego 20-30% of their equity while not being able to share in any future capital gains is rather unfair. We prefer to offer rental options to suit your needs.

At Wesleyhaven Village you are able to live independently, privately and at modest rental levels while knowing that if needed, help is never far away.

The Wesleyhaven Villas and Ricketts Court Town Houses provide reasonably priced rental accommodation for older people within the vibrant and friendly community of Wesleyhaven Village.

Our philosophy is to help people achieve and maintain a quality of life they control and enjoy.

Wesleyhaven Village with its extensive gardens and stunning views is nestled amongst the hills of the Eastern Hutt Valley.

“Like living in a little bit of heaven.”

“Really appreciate the dedication and friendliness of all the staff.”

“It’s very peaceful because we’re tucked away in the bush, it’s so quiet here.”

“It’s more social here than when I was in my own home by 10,000 times. Oh yes. When I first came in it was Christmas and I had people from all round the island call into see me when they were down here. It was my birthday the other day and I had some friends from Te Puke come into see me.”

“You get an amazing view, at night time all the street light up like a Christmas tree, that bus service is superb. Get on the bus, sit anywhere you like. Every 15 minutes it goes.”

“Doctor said you just can’t go past WesleyHaven, it’s the carers, they are often there long term, they are very happy in their work and he recommended it highly.”

“The grounds are nice, beautifully kept, we go for walks in the warmer months. The gardens are so nicely looked after.”


“They are very good. They don’t rush. They respect mum’s likes and dislikes because even with short term memory loss she is fiercely independent. She’s got her own little room with all her things from home.”

“I do feel on the whole they are very good. It’s the carers that make it rather than the building. They all know mum by name which is so important. They make a point of using her name even if they are passing her in the hallway at least she hasn’t forgotten her own name even if she’s forgotten most other things.”

“If there are angels on earth then these girls are them. They do a marvellous job”.


“The staff are all really good, I think we’ve got a really good team here, we don’t have a high staff turnover, casuals come and go but the permanent staff seem to stay on which is really good. Some staff have been here over 20 years.”

“I think the residents get a fuller life, they appear to be very happy. A lot of them have come from living alone and they really enjoy the company, we’ve had a couple that have just come in for respite care, one’s just turned a hundred, and they’re staying permanently now, one’s just gone home, she’ll be back in a couple of weeks, before she came in she was very morbid, and they can’t believe the spring in her step now since she’s been here, so they’re looking at sending her back here and she wants to come back here.”

“We take a personal interest in the clients; the residents here are not just a number.”
Updated: 27 Sep 2016
Composition of Facility
Composition of Facility
Type Details
Bedsit - (Villa)
Weekly Rental $150.00
DetailsTwo vacancies anticipated with the current tenants transferring to Rest Home care.

Prospective tenants are welcome to put their name on the waiting list.

Bedsit units are quite spacious with their own kitchen and bathroom, and a number have a separate alcove for the bedroom. Rental is on a regular tenancy agreement with the normal 21 day notice period.
1 or 2 Bedroom (Villa )
Weekly Rental $190.00
DetailsProspective tenants are welcome to put their name on the waiting list.

These villas have either two bedrooms or one very large bedroom.
Tenants are invoiced monthly for electricity for either the meter charge or where there is no meter, a weekly fee of $20.00 (subject to change). No line charges apply. The tenant is responsible for telephone connection and ongoing costs.

Rental is on a regular tenancy agreement with the normal 21 day notice period.
2 Bedroom (Ricketts Court - Townhouse)
Weekly Rental $290.00
DetailsProspective tenants are welcome to put their name on the waiting list -

The tenant is responsible for telephone and electricity connections and ongoing charges.

Carport attached to each Townhouse.

Rental is on a regular tenancy agreement with the normal 21 day notice period.
Updated: 27 Sep 2016
Rental Details
Rental Details
Rental DetailsDetails
What rental covers The rental covers the provisions of a normal tenancy agreement. In addition, rubbish is collected weekly.
Eligibility Criteria Except in especially negotiated circumstances, tenants will be aged 65 or over, noting that the majority of tenants are older than this. A good 'fit' with the Wesleyhaven community is important; any decisions regarding this are at the discretion of the Wesleyhaven Manager.
Garden Maintenance The gardens are maintained by the Wesleyhaven Gardener. However there is some opportunity for tenants to create and/or maintain their own gardens by negotiation.
Updated: 27 Sep 2016
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes There is some informal Registered Nurse oversight, and tenants are welcome to attend the weekly on site GP clinic. The Registered Nurse will also co-ordinate delivery of tenant's medications
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Tenants are welcome to participate in some of the Rest Home activities, for example Happy Hour as well as all of the specific Villa events.
Home Help (External Provider) Yes As assessed by (Needs Assessment Agency) - Hutt Valley Co-ordination Service also known as Nurse Maude.
Meals - External Provider Yes Occasionally, tenants choose to use Meals on Wheels
Meals - Internal Provider Yes Tenants are welcome to socialise over their midday main meal at one of the Rest Homes - Cost $7.70. Visitors also welcome with prior notice.
Dietitian No Only by referral to Community Dietitian
Podiatrist Yes On site by appointment - At own cost
Hairdresser Yes On site by appointment - At own cost
Speech Therapist No Not routinely
Diversional Therapist No Refer Activities Co-ordinator
Own Social Worker Negotiable Where there is a particular need, Wesleyhaven may be able to arrange a volunteer social worker to visit, or send a referral as required.
Occupational Therapist No Only by referral to Community OT
Physiotherapist No Only by referral to Community Physiotherapist.
Nursing Care No By referral to District Nurses
Chaplain No Tenants are welcome to attend church services taken on Thursdays and Sundays by representatives of various local parishes at Strand Rest Home. Members of St Bernadette's Catholic provide weekly pastoral visits on Wednesdays
Updated: 27 Sep 2016
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Tenants are welcome to participate in some of the Rest Home activities, for example Happy Hour as well as all of the specific Villa events.
Community Complex Yes There are two Rest Homes and a Continuing Care Hospital on site. These facilities and the rental Villas and Town Houses are located on a gorgeous site with a great community atmosphere and long term staff who 'go the extra mile'.
Newsletter Yes Village Happenings is from the Wesleyhaven Village website. It is distributed to Residents, Relatives, Staff, Volunteers etc. Like our Facebook page for more regular updates.
Pets In Residence Yes Smudgethe cat reigns supreme at Wesley Hospital. Strand is home to a couple of cats, a Cockatoo and each of the facilities have gold fish. Canine Friends and the SPCA visit regularly.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We may be able to accommodate cats in the rental units by negotiation, but no dogs.
Outings Yes There are weekly shopping trips and a regular monthly van drive on a Saturday as well as various other outings from time to time. Some tenants attend the local Friendship Club weekly.
Transport Available Yes Weekly shopping bus and transport to the local Friendship Club.
Restaurant No Tenants are welcome to dine at one of the two Rest Homes on site.
Craft Room No Tenants sometimes get involved and assist with craft activities in the Rest Home or Hospital.
Library Yes There is a small villa library with a collection of books, as well as well stocked bookshelves in Strand Rest Home.
Games Room No There is a Pool Table and Darts Board in the Strand Conservatory. Bowls are held weekly in the Recreation Hall which is also available by arrangement to tenants for other events and activities.
Chapel No Church services are held in the Rest Home Lounges on Thursdays and Sundays.
Lounges No There are no lounge areas specific to the rental accommodation, but tenants are welcome to use the Rest Home facilities from time to time.
Gardens Yes Wesleyhaven has stunning gardens. Tenants who wish to tend their villa or town house garden are welcome to do so. There is a small community garden with raised boxes, primarily for use by the Rest Home Gardening Club members but assistance is welcome.
Other details Yes Wesleyhaven Village is a very special community. Do come and join us.
Updated: 15 Nov 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Tenants are encouraged to be both part of the Wesleyhaven Village community and to maintain their links with the wider local community. Tenants are welcome to socialise over their midday meal at one of the two rest homes (a meal charge, currently $7.70 applies), or to cook their own.

Tenants are welcome to use the weekly shopping bus trip to a local supermarket to stock up their supplies. There is a small shop on site open Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

There are two communal laundries on site for use by tenants at no charge.

Tenants are welcome to register with the local PHO and attend the GP clinic held weekly on site at Wesleyhaven. This also means that the Registered Nurse can consult after hours with the GP if specifically required. In emergency situations, tenants are required to call an ambulance as they would in the wider community.

Tenants also have access to scheduled on site podiatry, hearing clinic and hairdresser services; the tenant is responsible for these costs.
Updated: 27 Sep 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Tenants are encouraged both to initiate and participate in a range of activities as well as join in some of the Rest Home activities. Tracey our senior Recreation Co-ordinator makes sure that the villa folk are well catered for.

There are Tai Chi sessions, pikelet making afternoons, van outings, some craft sessions, various entertainers, Friday afternoon Happy Hours, an annual picnic and an annual cabaret. There are bowls on a Monday afternoon, a local Friendship Club on Thursdays, monthly Villa Get Togethers over wine and cheese, a monthly Chill'nChat group at our Recreation Hall, a summer walking group, sales tables from time to time, celebration of special events as well as various other happenings.

, Happy Hour
Updated: 27 Sep 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Arabic Yes One of our Registered Nurses speaks some Arabic
Cantonese Yes We have one member of staff and a Volunteer who speak Cantonese
Cook Island Yes We have a number of Cook Island staff members
English Yes English is the predominant language
Fijian Indian Yes We have a number of Fijian Indian staff members
Filipino Yes We have a number of Filipino staff
Hindi Yes One of our Registered Nurses speaks Hindi
Interpreter Yes This could be arranged if required
Malayalam Yes This is the mother tongue of one of our Registered Nurses at Wesley Hospital
Maori - Te Reo Yes Members of the wider Wesley Community Action are fluent Te Reo speakers
Polish Yes One of our domestic staff is Polish
Samoan Yes We have a number of Samoan staff
Sign Language Yes A member of the wider Wesley Community Action is fluent in sign language
Tokelauan Yes One of our Carestaff speaks Tokelauan
Tongan Yes One of our Carestaff is Tongan
Tuvalu Yes One of our Carestaff speaks Tuvalu
Updated: 27 Sep 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Updated: 27 Sep 2016
Public Transport 0.00 km The bus stops at the entrance of Wesleyhaven to take you to either Westfield Mall or Naenae shopping centre. A connecting bus may be taken from the main bus stop at Westfield Mall to other destinations of your choice
Shops 1.00 km There is a dairy and fish'n'chip shops just 1km away, or for more shops and a cafe, the Naenae Shopping Centre is 5km or a bus ride away. There is also a small resident shop on site which is open for an hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Mall 7.00 km The Westfield Queensgate Mall is close by. From time to time Tracey takes residents on shopping outings to the Mall. Others who are able to, catch the bus from outside the main entrance to Wesleyhaven.
Parks 0.10 km We are situated in a lovely garden setting at the top of Rata Street in Naenae and adjoin recreational reserve land. Avalon Park is also close by and is a port of call for some outings.
Library 1.20 km The library is located in the Naenae Shopping Centre. There are also small libraries in each of the 3 facilities on site, allowing for rotation of reading material if desired.
Updated: 27 Sep 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 27 Sep 2016