The Verandah Independent Living

5851 Gray Market Drive, Lake Charles, LA, 70605

Reviews of The Verandah | Independent Living

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July 01, 2016

By Patricia806458

I visited this facility

I really want my mom to go to The Verandah because it’s a beautiful place, but she is too ill to move from Houston to here. I was very impressed with the place. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. They showed us a 1-bedroom as well as a 2-bedroom apartment and those were very nice. We ate lunch with the woman who was touring with us and the food was very good. They have different activities like bridge. They also have a beauty shop. The staff was very accommodating and very friendly. They gave us a whole bunch of information. The price was very reasonable.

March 22, 2016

By Ben13

I visited this facility

The Verandah was a lovely place. We were impressed with it. The boss was very helpful. The rooms were larger than in the average assisted living place.

December 01, 2015

By julieoubre

I am a friend or relative of resident

The Verandah is a beautiful, well-kept facility with a friendly environment and staff. It has an energetic atmosphere with plenty to keep the residents busy. I would strongly recommend this facility to anyone in need.

May 30, 2015

By Greg24

I visited this facility

The Verandah was in a very nice subdivision. They offered transportation to get to and from the doctor with assistance. They did not have any dedicated Alzheimer's area like the other place I visited. The sizes of the rooms were somewhat larger. They were all nice and well kept. They had a little gymnasium where they had exercise machines and a small pool. They also had an area outside where residents can walk. It was very open and nice. They had a little movie theater. The place was very clean and very well kept.

February 11, 2015

By Donald30

I visited this facility

The Verandah was a little bit too expensive for me. It was pretty new, and they have an upfront payment. The staff was really nice. They even sent me a card after I have turned it down as appreciation for coming by. They have a bar that people will have a happy hour with card playing. I just let mostly look at the units, and they were just really nice. The atmosphere was very nice, with the grass and trees. I would recommend the facility.

July 31, 2014

By Terry31

I visited this facility

The Verandah was very nice, but it was too far from any kind of grocery store, doctor's office, or other facilities; it was too far away. I thought it was a bit too spread out. What they are calling the assisted living now was maybe originally intended for independent living, because the floor plan was so far from the activity room and really far from the cafeteria in the other direction. That was a lot for walking for old folks. It was also brand new, but they didn't really have that many people there yet either, so they probably didn't have as many activities. They also wanted more money upfront. They wanted a $5,000 non-refundable, and that was the only place thay wanted that; everywhere else had a $1,000 refundable, and I told them that when they called me about it, and they have now changed that policy.

March 19, 2014

By Debbie Landry

I visited this facility

Beautiful place to live after you are 55. They offer so many services and employees are very helpful.

August 30, 2013

By Aileen38

I visited this facility

Veranda is a beautiful property and it's new. There are people just now moving into it and it's got both the assisted living and independent living.
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Features of The Verandah


  • Minimum Rate: $2095/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Housing Extra: Cottages

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Resident Parking
  • Pool
  • Features Extra: Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi


  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

About The Verandah

At The Verandah, we provide active seniors a lifestyle that you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in Louisiana. With our elegantly designed cottage-style homes, exemplary community amenities and friendly residents, you will wish you joined our community sooner. As a bonus, we are only a few minutes away from the shopping, restaurants and other local amenities available in downtown Lake Charles.

As a Sunshine Retirement Living Community, The Verandah shares the same mission to be a preferred senior living provider through offering choice, value and independence to each of our valued residents.

Featured Amenities

However you choose to spend your day, you will discover The Verandah has the resources to let you pursue it. Our community boasts a stocked fishing pond, an art studio, state-of-the-art fitness center and a spa. You even have access to walking trails throughout the Graywood community and the award-wining golf course at Gray Plantation Golf Club.

Spacious and smartly designed is how we describe the homes at our community. You can choose from a variety of floor plans including one- and two-bedroom apartments or two- and three-bedroom cottages. Your new home has all the standard features of a home with fully equipped kitchens and a washer/dryer but without the hassle of upkeep and bill paying, as your monthly rent includes all utilities and maintenance.

Available Services

Even though you can prepare meals in the comfort of your own home, for those days when you don’t want to do dishes, we offer a flexible dining plan where you can choose to dine in the community dining room or drop by the on-site tavern for game night. Other services that will make your life even easier include housekeeping services every other week and scheduled transportation.

When you join our community, not only are you gaining the freedom to enjoy retirement on your terms but you are also gaining the peace of mind that comes with knowing supportive services are available. The Carriage House provides customized assisted living services that support your independence, and you will continue to have access to all the amenities found throughout The Verandah.

Stop imaging the retirement you want and start creating it by joining the one-of-a-kind community The Verandah.

What Makes Us Special

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