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The Essie Summers Retirement Village provides a full range of retirement options, along with the best of resthome, hospital and dementia care.

The village is ideally located close to Beckenham’s wonderful community facilities, including a supermarket, library, cafes and specialty boutique stores. Features include architecturally designed independent townhouses, serviced apartments, and a care centre, set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

The resort-style facilities include indoor bowls, a grand atrium, library, hair salon, bar, and terrace.

Living & Care Options


Independent Living options
Townhouses--|--Serviced Apartments

Care options

Village Facilities

Village CentreVillage CentreBarBar
Internet CafeInternet CafeDining RoomDining Room
Hair SalonHair SalonCraft RoomCraft Room
Pool TablePool TableIndoor BowlsIndoor Bowls

Essie Summers, 1912 - 1988

Essie Summers was born in Christchurch in 1912, and wanted to be a writer from a young age.

Read more about our namesake

Village News

ES VC Feature Story November

Get Thru NZ Planning

We had Get Thru NZ a Government organisation come to speak to us.

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Contact Details

Essie Summers Retirement Village
222 Colombo St, Beckenham
Christchurch 8023

Village Manager
Rosemary Deane

Sales Advisor
Susie Cowles

Phone: 03 337 2702
Fax: 03 332 4470

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Upcoming Events

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