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Essie Summers Retirement Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
222 Colombo St
(03) 337 2702
(03) 332 4470
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Rosemary Deane - 03 337 2702
Ryman Healthcare Ltd - 03 366 4069
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Essie Summers Retirement Village provides a range of retirement lifestyle options along with the very best of care from our friendly and caring staff.

The village features the latest designs in retirement living including beautiful townhouses, serviced apartments and a resthome set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

The village is in an excellent location close to Beckenham's wonderful community facilities; including a supermarket, library, cafes and speciality boutique stores.

With exceptionally friendly staff, our residents are able to enjoy the library, internal atrium, regular happy hours, beautifully landscaped gardens, regular trips to the shops and much more.

Living at the Essie Summers Retirement Village is not about slowing down - it's about having time to do so much more!

We welcome your call.
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Serviced Apartment (Studio)No
Serviced Apartment (1 Bedroom)No
Independent Townhouse (2 Bedrooms)No
In a serviced apartment your housekeeping is catered for, fresh towels delivered daily, midday meal provided and your electricity and heating costs are all included in the affordable weekly fee. All this in the comfort of your very own apartment!
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Updated: 27 Apr 2017
Agent's Details
Name Susie Cowles
Address 222 Colombo Street
City/Town Christchurch
Phone (03) 337 6500
Mobile 027 200 4451
Email View Email Address
Updated: 11 Aug 2016
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Richard McLoughlin
Address 1 Sir William Pickering Drive Burnside
City/Town Christchurch
Company Anchorage Trustees Services Limited
Phone 03 366 6713
Fax 03 379 2424
Updated: 7 Nov 2014
Solicitor's Details
Name Nick Letham
Address 245 Blenheim Road
City/Town Christchurch
Company Chapman Tripp
Phone 03 353 4130
Fax 03 365 4587
Email View Email Address
Updated: 19 Dec 2014
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced Apartment (Studio Unit etc.)
Tenure TermsRegistered mortgage to statutory supervisor
Surrender DetailsPlease enquire for further information
Service Charge DetailsPlease enquire for further information
Nursing Care DetailsPlease enquire for further information
Serviced Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Tenure TermsRegistered mortgage to statutory supervisor
Surrender DetailsPlease enquire for further information
Service Charge DetailsPlease enquire for further information
Nursing Care DetailsPlease enquire for further information
Independent Townhouse (2 Bedrooms)
Tenure TermsCross lease
Surrender DetailsWeekly fees cease on vacation of apartment
Service Charge DetailsPlease enquire for further information
Nursing Care DetailsPlease enquire for further information
Updated: 7 Nov 2014
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Home Help (Internal Provider) Yes
Meals - Internal Provider Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Motivational Therapist Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Nursing Care Yes
Updated: 10 Oct 2012
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Newsletter Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Library Yes
Games Room Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Other details Yes Internal Garden Atrium
Updated: 10 Oct 2012
Special Features
We are located on the main street of Christchurch with a full accreditation programme, internal garden Atrium containing water features, newsletters and award winning gardens. Please feel free to contact at any time.
Updated: 10 Oct 2012
Interests & Activities
We have an extensive activities programme and are involved in many of the varying interests of our residents. Please feel free to contact at any time for further information.

Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, Arthritis society, Ballet, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Care and Craft, , Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Companion Club, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Gas Fire, Golf, Greypower, Happy Hour, Holidays, , Greypower, Happy Hour, Holidays, Holistic, Housie, Indoor Games, Interdenominational, Internet, Lectures, Library, Mah Jong, Lotto, Massage, Meal choices, Men, Minibus, Minigolf, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Petanque, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Pool table, Probus, Quizzes, Reading, Religious services, Roses, Rotary, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Spa , Stroke Group, Swimming, Theatre, Travel, Videos, Views, Visitors
Updated: 10 Oct 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes We respect all religions and denominations
Updated: 10 Oct 2012
Public Transport 0.00 km Bus stop over the road
Shops 0.00 km Countodown opposite the village
Mall 1.00 km Colombo Plaza
Parks 0.90 km Sydenham Park
Library 2.50 km Spreydon Library
Updated: 10 Oct 2012
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Ryman Accreditation Programme
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 10 Oct 2012

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet. The DHB Shared Services website provides additional information about this service.