Essie Summers Retirement Village

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The best of Beckenham close by

Essie Summers Retirement Village provides independent living, assisted living in serviced apartments, along with the very best of resthome, hospital and dementia care.

The village is located close to Beckenham’s wonderful community facilities, including a supermarket, library, cafés and specialty boutique stores. Features include architecturally designed independent 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 so much for residents to enjoy, including village events and outings.

And for independent and serviced apartment residents, we offer a fixed weekly fee for life – guaranteed.*

*Some conditions apply.

Why choose Ryman? 

We’ve been providing retirement living and care options within one village community for over 35 years. Putting residents first has always been our priority, and our terms, care and innovation are a direct reflection of this.  Read more

Village Address
222 Colombo St, Beckenham, Christchurch, 8023

Village Manager
Rosemary Deane

Sales Advisor
Michelle Van der Park

Village: 03 337 2702
Sales:   03 337 6500


Thinking about retirement? Let us be your guide.

With so many options to consider, we want to make it easier for you to make the right decisions for you and your family. We can guide you step by step through everything you need to know about the living and care options that suit the retirement lifestyle of your choosing.

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Village amenities

Our villages have an atmosphere of companionship and community spirit. To complement this our village amenities provide the setting and the means to enjoy a lifestyle that promotes overall wellness and connection.

We want our resident experience to be just right – so whatever your passion is, our amenities can satisfy whatever it is that sparks your interest.




Indoor bowls, Village centre, Dining room, Bar, Pool table, Craft room, Atriums, Terrace.



Hair salon, Library.


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