The Essie Summers Village is located close to Beckenham’s wonderful community facilities, including a supermarket, library, cafés and specialty boutique stores. Features include architecturally designed townhouses, serviced apartments and a care centre, that are all set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.
The amenities include a library, atrium, hair salon, pool table, bar, village centre and shop.
There is always something to do at the village, with activities and events to suit everyone; from organised events and shopping trips, to activities that inspire movement. It’s certainly a place where you can live life to the full.
Immerse yourself in our wonderful Essie Summers village by viewing our virtual tour.
Stroll through the lovely gardens, explore our village amenities, and step into a beautiful townhouse, serviced apartment or care room. You can navigate your way through each featured room or area of the village and really get a feel for the space. All without leaving your house.
The menu at top left shows different areas of the village for easy navigation.
Essie Summers Village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our townhouses are light and spacious, with clean lines and a clever open plan design layout that provides an easy flow throughout.
If down the track you need more support, we offer assisted living in a serviced apartment and a full range of care options. That freedom and flexibility is empowering for residents and knowing care can be dialled up as needed means, quite simply, ‘no worries’. It's all part of what we like to call the Ryman Difference.
Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your apartment or townhouse*, and our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
These are just some of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.
*Some conditions apply.
Enjoy all the upsides of living independently in a Ryman village. Easy living, security, plus a huge bonus – the support of a vibrant village community.
Serviced apartments come with support you can count on. A chef-prepared meal, housekeeping – it's great for you and reassuring for your family.
Community is central to the lifestyle so we offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a dining room, hair and beauty salon and shop.
Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. Spend time enjoying the pool table and library.
Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. Amenities include a terrace and billiards room.
Care is not an ‘add on’ at a Ryman village, it is built into the fabric of our villages from the very beginning. It’s comforting for couples and friends to know they can still be near each other even if their health needs are different.
Essie Summers care centre offers a full range of care options including resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Like all aspects of our villages, we constantly look for ways to improve both the care we provide and the innovation behind it. Care is customised using our myRyman care app and residents love the food in our seasonal Delicious menu, which is prepared fresh on site by village chefs.
Essie Summers is one of over 80 percent of Ryman villages that have been awarded 4-year certification by the Ministry of Health. It’s recognised as the ‘gold star’ standard in care.
Personal attention, warmth and building trusting relationships are all crucial to the customised care we provide at our care centres.
Nurturing and caring dementia care communities. Residents are supported to live in the moment, and to feel kindness, love, and security.
If you would like more information our village manager will be happy to help.
Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the shop.
Lounge and dining areas provide spaces to relax and enjoy mealtimes. The food tastes great and the social interaction is good for the soul.
Tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.
Victoria park is one of the best recreational areas in Christchurch, with planted gardens and pine forest and a variety of walking tracks, there is also mountain biking tracks for the more adventurous souls.
There are a number of great spots along this river to sit and feed the ducks or read a book, or walk the paths either side of the river, and maybe stop off for a coffee at one of the local shops along the way.
Image credit: Jocelyn Kinghorn
Situated alongside the Heathcote River, the South Library provides facilities for locals to sit and read, chat over coffee and learn. Just a short stroll down the road from the village you’ll enjoy this peaceful space.