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Summerset in the Orchard (Hastings)
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
1228 Ada Street
Hawkes Bay
Hastings 4122
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1228 Ada Street
Hawke's Bay
06 974 1310
06 974 1319
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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 houses a thriving café and bustling village centre.

The village provides everything needed for great retirement living with a choice of villas and townhouses overlooking pastoral surroundings.

Please contact Dave, our Sales Manager, on 06 974 1312 for more information.
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
Availability Details
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
One bedroom Townhouse plus study (1 Bedroom)No
Apartment (1 Bedroom)No
Townhouse (2 Bedrooms)Yes
Villa (2 Bedrooms)No
Villas and Townhouses (3 Bedrooms)No
Avaiablity may change, please contact us at any time.
Updated: 20 Nov 2017
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Dave Atkin - Sales Manager
Address 1128 Ada Street
City/Town Hastings
Company Summerset
Phone 06-9741312
Mobile 027-4969703
Email View Email Address
Updated: 12 Aug 2010
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Address Level 10, 141 Willis Street
City/Town Wellington
Company Public Trust
Phone 04 978 4590
Fax 04 978 4480
Updated: 7 Jun 2017
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
One bedroom Townhouse plus study (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$265000.00
High Price$280000.00
Tenure TermsLicense to occupy
Surrender DetailsDMF 5% up to 5 years
Service Charge Details$122 per week
Nursing Care DetailsFree emergency call
Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$220000.00
High Price$229000.00
Tenure TermsLicense to occupy
Surrender DetailsDMF 5% up to 5 years
Service Charge Details$150 per week Includes power etc
Nursing Care DetailsFree emergency call
Townhouse (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$324000.00
High Price$345000.00
Tenure TermsLicense to occupy
Surrender DetailsDMF 5% up to 5 years
Service Charge Details$122 per week
Nursing Care DetailsFree emergency call
Villa (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$340000.00
High Price$370000.00
Tenure TermsLicense to occupy
Surrender DetailsDMF 5% up to 5 years
Service Charge Details$122 per week
Nursing Care DetailsFree emergency call
Villas and Townhouses (3 Bedrooms)
Low Price$370000.00
High Price$425000.00
Tenure TermsLicense to occupy
Surrender DetailsDMF 5% up to 5 years
Service Charge Details$122 per week
Nursing Care DetailsFree emergency call
Updated: 20 Aug 2015
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
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 / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes As needed
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Full program of events and services.
Other Personnel Yes Office Manager, Property team and duty overnight staff 5pm - 8am.
Home Help (External Provider) Yes Options HB
Home Help (Internal Provider) Yes As required
Meals - External Provider Yes Fresh from our fabulous cafe
Meals - Internal Provider Yes Fresh from our fabulous Cafe
Podiatrist Yes Currently available fortnightly or as required
Hairdresser Yes Full hairdresser Salon run by a very experienced hairdresser
Nursing Care Yes
Chaplain Yes Anglican Minister avaiable from St Peters Church. Rev Tim also holds a monthly service in the centre
Updated: 31 Oct 2013
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes comprehensive
Community Complex Yes Wonderful complex complete with a full range of amenities that you would expect from the leading Retirement Village in Hawkes Bay
Emergency Call System Yes Miracle carecall 24 hour cover
24 Hour Security Yes On site staff awake 24 hours
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Pets In Residence Yes Pet friendly village
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Managers descretion
Outings Yes frequent outings
Transport Available Yes Onsite car and van
Restaurant Yes Full cafe service complete with meals and catering for those special events
Fitness Complex Yes Gymnasium
Swimming Pool No 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
Library Yes Large full library with an extensive selection of books. Computor for the residents to use available in the library also.
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 communal and private
Sprinklers Yes as required
Updated: 20 Oct 2016
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
Afrikaans Yes
Dutch Yes An understanding
English Yes
German Yes An understanding
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
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
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 & MembershipStatusDetails
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes RVA
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 7 Jun 2017
What's New
What's New
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The Village Centre has now been open for 5.5 years.  This is a wonderful building with all the amenities you could expect from the best retirement village in Hawkes Bay.   The property is looking amazing with the cafe, bar, open spaces both inside and outside feeling very inviting.  Our wine club continues to grow, Sit and be Fit, indoor bowls and a raft of events on our calendar making life interesting.  We have put together a comprehensive list of exclusive events for the remainder of the year.  Note: the photo of the 2015 Christmas street party, 150 residents enjoying a balmy summer night. 

News - Motel Room on site for nightly rental at only $75 per night.  Why not experience the lifestyle before making the ultimate decision?  Or just stay in the 'Orchard Apartment' for your holiday in the Bay. 

An extension to our Village Centre, The Pavilion, is now completed.  With our Café being so successful and popular we need more space for events,  so great news. Come and have a look - very exciting.

The 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom and study townhouses add a different dimension to the village.  Visit us to see the many different living options available, we have everything from 1.5 bedrooms to these 2 story properties. Please note: Our waiting list continues to grow, get your name down quick.

The cafe is open to the general public so you are welcome to come in and have a sneaky look.  Why not chat with our residents about their lives in the village, over a wonderful espresso!


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.