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Summerset in the Orchard (Hastings)

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Summerset in the Orchard (Hastings)
Retirement Village
1228 Ada Street
Hastings 4122
Postal Address
Same as above
Hawke's Bay
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Summerset Group
Yvette Booysen
Sales manager - 021 020 61679
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Allan den Boer - 06 974 1310
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Modern retirement living in sunny Hawkes Bay. Summerset in the Orchard is a retirement village that is young at heart with a lively community.

Located in a beautiful orchard area only a few minutes’ drive from the Hastings township, the village provides everything needed for great retirement living with a range of homes overlooking pastoral surroundings.

Our village centre is the heart of Summerset in the Orchard. It is home to a range of wonderful facilities including the Divine Café, library, resident lounges and social spaces, hair salon, pool table and exercise room.

Our village offers a range of villas, townhouses and apartments for independent living.

Should you need rest home or hospital level care, Summerset in the Orchard residents have priority access to our modern care centres in Napier and Havelock North*. (Please note - our Havelock North Care Centre will be under refurbishment from early 2023 and will be unavailable during this time.)

Please call us on 0800 786 637 to find out more or request a free information pack by clicking on the button at the top of the screen.

*(subject to availability).
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
Details When?
Open Day - Saturday 10 September

Come and meet our residents who will give you a tour of the village, and you can chat along the way to find out how and why they made the decision to move to Summerset in the Orchard.

Can’t make it? Call Yvette on 021 020 61679 and schedule a time to visit this thriving village

Saturday, 10th September 2022
10:00am - 2:00pm
Available Properties
Available Properties
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Townhouses Available Now

From $600,000

Bed 2 Bath 1 Car 1

Property Type: Townhouse

Summerset in the Orchard currently has a limited number of townhouses available now! These beautiful, contemporary ”independent living” homes feature open plan living with a modern kitchen, generous...

Stunning Townhouses

From $600,000

Bed 3 Bath 2 Car 1

Property Type: Townhouse

Summerset in the Orchard currently has a limited number of townhouses available now! These beautiful, contemporary homes feature open plan living with a modern kitchen, generously sized bedrooms,...

My husband and I are in our mid 70's and in July 2011 after 12 months of sickness we made the decision to move into a Lifestyle Village. It only took us 4 visits with family to put our deposit on a beautiful brand new Villa of 2 bedrooms and study (or a single bedroom) at Summerset in the Orchard in Ada Street, Hastings

It was not finished at the time neither had we sold our home on 'Trade Me' - our home for 40 years. After six weeks on the market it sold. At the beginning of November 2011 we moved into Summerset.

It has been the best decision we have made in our later years. It is unbelievable how friendly everyone is and there is so much or as little for you to do as you please. We have BBQ's, happy hours, sit & be fit, card making, wine tours with lunch, mystery bus tours, residents morning teas, bowls, pool and lots of other activities.

Our new centre is going up fast and it is very exciting watching it's progress. We cant wait as there will be other activities we will be able to do. I know the cafe will be very popular. We are very happy to be living our late years in such a fantastic environment and we would not hesitate to recommend this lifestyle to anyone who wishes to have fun and enjoyment.


One of the main reasons why we chose to move to Summerset in the Orchard, Hastings, was due to us having a motor home, we were tending to be away from home more than not. We noticed an advertisement in the local newspaper advertising the new complex going up in Ada Street, so went along to enquire all about it. The first question we asked was' will there be room for our motorhome', certainly says salesman Dave, as work was still in progress it was still quite difficult to imagine what it would look like. Dave says ' have you been over to Napier & seen their one' 'no' we replied, Dave says if you're out n about call in, he was still working in both places at the time.

The next time we went to Napier we did call in, and as soon as we walked into the Main building we were blown away, Dave had said before that Hastings was going to be as good if not better, so we signed up there and then, paid our deposit which was refundable if we chose not to continue further down the track. We chose a villa and because it was still work in progress were able to select colour scheme etc.

It did take a while for our home to sell but in the end we got there. In between times we would take a wonder down & look around, just checking!!!!. After a period of time when our house was not selling we decided to change villa which was still the same plan and cheaper than the original so we could allow the difference in our own sale.

We have now been here 3years and whilst we are away in the motorhome more than at home it is still nice to come back now n again. The reception we get from other residents is 'have you been away' 'are you here for long' 'when are you away again' and when we say 'we're off again in a day or two' they laugh and say 'good on you'.

There is always something going on whether it be outings, functions on site, fitness, the choice is yours if you wish to join in or not. We are still waiting for our Recreation Centre but building is going on and it's looking really good, it is not too far away ye ha.

June & Noel Hansen
Villa 3


We had been retired about a year when we decided to sell up in Auckland and settle in Summerset in the Orchard. Both the move to the Hawkes Bay and the move to Summerset have more than met all of our expectations. The Summerset culture is great and we would suggest that making the move while you are young and fit enough to cope with an upheaval is a big advantage. We are here for the long haul now.
Ken and Judy Dyer


1 year on being in my new Townhouse, what excitment to watch the progress and joy when you settle in. Have no regrets and find life very busy with outings, companionship, friends and every aspect of ones life well looked after. Lots of choices, fun and company go to make a happy place
Marie Harris
Updated: 12 Apr 2012
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Yvette Booysen
Phone 021 020 61679
Email View Email Address
Updated: 15 Jun 2022
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Public Trust
Address PO Box 5067
City/Town Wellington
Phone 0800 371 471
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Incoming residents use their own solicitors
Updated: 4 Apr 2019
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
One bedroom Townhouse plus study (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$600,000
Tenure TermsLicense to occupy
Surrender DetailsDMF 5% up to 4 years 5% on entry and 5% for 4 years following
Nursing Care DetailsFree emergency call
Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$400,000
Tenure TermsLicense to occupy
Surrender DetailsDMF 5% up to 4 years
Nursing Care DetailsFree emergency call
Townhouse (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$720,000
Tenure TermsLicense to occupy
Surrender DetailsDMF 5% up to 4 years
Nursing Care DetailsFree emergency call
Villa (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$720,000
Tenure TermsLicense to occupy
Surrender DetailsDMF 5% up to 4 years
Nursing Care DetailsFree emergency call
Townhouses (3 Bedrooms)
Low Price$600,000
Tenure TermsLicense to occupy
Surrender DetailsDMF 5% up to 4 years
Nursing Care DetailsFree emergency call
Updated: 7 Dec 2021
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite No We do not have a care centre on site. However, residents have priority access to our two Care Centres in nearby villages at Napier and Havelock North should hospital-level care be required.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes Full hairdresser Salon run by a very experienced hairdresser
Podiatrist Yes Currently available fortnightly or as required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Anglican Minister avaiable from St Peters Church. Rev Bruce also holds a monthly service in the centre
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Full program of events and services.
Meals - Available On-site Yes Fresh from our fabulous Cafe
Meals - External Provider Yes Fresh from our fabulous cafe
Home Help - Available On-site Yes As required
Home Help - External Provider Yes Options HB
Registered Nurse Yes On Request
Other Personnel Yes Office Manager, Property team and duty overnight staff 5pm - 8am.
Updated: 24 Jan 2020
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Our Activities Co-ordinator has a great range of events, outings and activities on offer throughout the week.
Community Complex Yes Our village centre is the heart of our community, providing a range of social spaces for activities and events.
24 Hour Security Yes After hours gates, secure fencing and staff on site around the clock ensures our villages are secure at night.
Emergency Call System Yes All homes have call buttons throughout which are monitored 24/7.
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Pets In Residence No There is currently no Summerset village pet.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Pets are welcome but to make sure your pet will be comfortable in the village and the home is suitable, please check with the Village Manager.
Outings Yes Many and varied outings are available for all residents who want to take part.
Transport Available Yes Courtesy van for activities and outings.
Restaurant Yes Full cafe service complete with meals and catering for those special events. Friends and family welcome.
Fitness Complex Yes Fully equipped exercise room, all weather bowling green and petanque piste.
Swimming Pool No No swimming pool however Splash Planet is within easy walking distance and entry is free for those with a Gold Card
Spa Pool Yes An outdoor spa set in elegant sourroundings
Craft Room Yes Residents' workshop
Library Yes The village has a large library with lots of contemporary reading material as well as the local newspaper. The library has computers with internet access available for residents to use.
Games Room Yes Pool and games. Board games, jigsaws, indoor bowls etc
Chapel No However, we do hold a monthly Church service in our new side room.
Lounges Yes Beautiful lounge area with a fire place and large screen TV. The area is large but has a real cosy warm feeling
Gardens Yes Many homes have a garden. You're welcome to look after it yourself or you can leave the gardening up to us. We also have a communal vegetable garden for our green-fingered residents.
Other details Yes Pool table, residents' bar, barbeque facilities, , hair salon, piano.
Updated: 26 Jan 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a full range of activities from Sit and be Fit, Knit and Natter, Tai Chi through to outdoor and indoor bowls, golf croquet etc. Lots of activities such as special themed dinners, live shows and music, summer BBQ's, our very own wine club, the list just goes on.
Updated: 19 Jan 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Dutch Yes An understanding
English Yes
German Yes An understanding
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes We have forged close ties with our local Chruch, St Peters. The local Rev comes regually to our cafe and now conducts a monthly service.
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Bus - The council has recently changed the bus route and we now have a bus stop at our front gate.
Shops 0.20 Km Dairy around the corner. Havelock North centre 4 minute drive. Hastings centre 5 minute drive.
Parks 0.20 Km Windsor Park. A beautiful park just minutes away for walking and full swimming pool facilities in the summer
Library 3.00 Km Hastings & Havelock North We also have a large library on site
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 7 Jun 2017

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.