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Brightwater Retirement Village, Palmerston North

Location69 Brightwater Terrace, Palmerston North
TypeRetirement villas (licence to occupy)
Size7 one and two bedroom villas, 77-104m2
Other servicesYes, detailed below
ParkingGarages and off street
Call us06 366 0444 or use the form below

From the friendly community spirit, right through to the plentiful gardens, purpose built villas and friendly staff, Brightwater Village by Enliven has everything you need to enjoy an independent and relaxed retirement.

Comprising of just seven villas, this charming village has been carefully laid out to give residents optimal privacy, sun and space. 

Neighbouring Brightwater Home provides short-term respite and health recovery care, so village residents can rest assured that help is close-by if needed. Plus, the home provides specialist hospital and dementia care making it a perfect option for couples who need different levels of support, but want to remain close-by.

Brightwater Village’s ideal location

Brightwater Village is conveniently located on Brightwater Terrace in Palmerston North. Its off-street location is peaceful, quiet and private, yet only a few minutes drive from the city’s square – the heart of the city and its many shops, malls, cafes and restaurants.

Brightwater Village’s bus stop, at the entrance to the village, makes getting around easy, even if you don’t have a car. It is also just a five minute walk to the Palmerston North Golf Club, and a short distance from Palmerston North’s Memorial Park and Ruamahanga Park, where you can enjoy a picnic, feed the ducks and take a leisurely stroll. 

Brightwater’s purpose built villas

Brightwater Village features seven purpose built villas which have been designed and constructed to provide comfortable, affordable and quality retirement living. On sale, each villa is renovated to a high standard.

Each one bedroom and two bedroom villa at Brightwater Village includes:

  • recently renovated kitchen and bathroom
  • open plan lounge and dining
  • a heat pump/air-conditioning unit
  • a sun-room/conservatory (most villas)
  • electric hot water
  • a separate laundry
  • connections for telephone, internet and digital TV
  • carpet and slip resistant vinyl flooring
  • a garden area
  • an internal access garage and off-street parking
  • wheelchair accessibility
  • quality curtains or blinds.

Click here to view the ‘typical’ Brightwater Village floor plans.

Retirement with Enliven

There are many reasons people give for moving to Enliven’s retirement villages and apartments but for most, trust, peace of mind, security, independence and the freedom to truly enjoy their retirement years are at the top of the list.

Whatever your reasons, we know a move to an Enliven villa or apartment is one you won’t regret.

Support and security with Brightwater Village

Enliven’s Brightwater Retirement Village provides independent living, but with the security of knowing our friendly team is never far away  – Brightwater Home is right next door. 

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As a resident of Enliven’s Brightwater Village you are, of course, free to do whatever you like, when you like. But you can be confident that our friendly team is on hand to offer all the support and security you need.

If you go away on holiday, you’ll know Enliven is looking after your villa, and if you’re at home you can rest assured that Enliven’s friendly team are never far away if you need them. 

If you become ill or have an accident, we can arrange short-term respite at one of our homes such as neighbouring Brightwater Home or Willard Home, also in Palmerston North. We can also assist you in finding in-home healthcare and support services such as meal delivery and laundry. These services are provided on a ‘fee-for-service’ basis, although you may find some of these services can be subsidised by MidCentral District Health Board.


Planning for the future?

If there comes a time that you or your spouse needs extra support, as a resident of an Enliven retirement village you’ll be given preferential entry into Enliven’s rest homes.

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Enliven has warm, welcoming elder-centred communities in Palmerston North, as well as Feilding, Whanganui, New Plymouth, Levin, Masterton and across the Wellington region.

Brightwater Home is right next door to Brightwater Village, offering rest home, hospital and dementia, as well as short-term respite and health recovery care. Click here to find out more about Brightwater Home or here to find another Enliven home.


No property maintenance

At Enliven’s retirement villages you can enjoy the independence of living in your own home, but without the hassle of property maintenance.

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Rates, building insurance, ongoing maintenance of your villa, lawns, gardens and security – we’ve got it covered. We can even arrange cleaning and meal delivery services.

Of course, the amount we do is up to you. For example, if you’re a bit of a green thumb or enjoy pottering in the garden, you’re welcome to take care of the area around your villa. Many residents of have created glorious gardens around their homes.


Independence and freedom

Enliven’s Brightwater Retirement Village has been designed to let you make the most of your retirement years.

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At Enliven, we believe retirement is not about slowing down (unless you want to!); it’s about having the time to do the things you enjoy most.

Many Enliven village residents tell us they love having the freedom to travel, all the while knowing their home is secure. Others tell us they love having the time to spend with family and friends or pursuing favourite hobbies and pastimes, while we take care of the hard work like property maintenance. Of course, if you prefer to sit back and relax, Enliven villages are great places to do that too.

For many retirees, the companionship of others at a similar stage of life is one of the best things about retirement living with Enliven. The boutique size of Brightwater Village means you’ll get to know your neighbours after just a short while.


Additional services and support

At Enliven we want to make sure you’re really enjoying your retirement, so we offer a range of additional services for a small fee. These services are available on a one-off, short- or long-term basis.

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Delicious meals are available for lunch and dinner. These meals can be taken in the shared dining room at Brightwater Home next door, or delivered to your villa. Favourite menu items include the traditional Sunday roasts, refreshing summer salads and delicious desserts. The menu changes regularly and is available from the village coordinator.

A laundry service is available daily for both clothing and linen. Laundry bags are available on request from the village coordinator. We are also able to provide a bed making service through the neighbouring home.

Handyman services are on hand! At Enliven’s retirement villages and apartments we take care of the property maintenance and gardening, so you don’t have to worry. But, if you need additional assistance, such as hanging pictures or moving and securing furniture, our handyman service is available by appointment.

Short-term respite and health recovery care is provided (subject to availability) from Enliven’s Brightwater Home – adjacent to Brightwater Village. And, if there comes a time that you or your spouse needs extra support, Brightwater Home offers rest home and hospital level care. Click here to find out more about Brightwater Home or here to find another Enliven home.


Supporting future generations

The icing on the cake is knowing that by purchasing a Brightwater Village villa you’re supporting a not-for-profit organisation. All the proceeds from the sale of Enliven’s retirement villas are invested back into Enliven services and into services provided by Family Works for vulnerable children and families.

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