Bella Vista Retirement Living Independent Living

1825 West Emelita Avenue, Mesa, AZ, 85202

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Reviews of Bella Vista Retirement Living | Independent Living

22 Reviews

October 29, 2015

By Susan S.

I visited this facility

Everybody seemed really friendly at Bella Vista. The residents were out, talking, sitting in the lobby and seemed to really enjoy it. We ate there; the food was good, and the area was like a restaurant. The rooms were roomy with a separate bedroom and patio or balcony.

September 17, 2015

By Denise41

I visited this facility

They had it all -- the meals, safe environment, and elevators -- plus, the people there really seemed to care. The staff was wonderful, very outgoing, and friendly; everytime we had a question, they were more than happy to answer. They're just very nice people. The apartment is beautiful. My parents really like Bella Vista. It's going to be quite small for them because they're coming from a house, but they will eventually adapt to it. It was very nice. The dining room was wonderful. We had lunch there, and it was good. They have swimming there and a full calendar of activities.

August 09, 2015

By Caring110458650

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My dad knew some people that went to Bella Vista. He liked it, so we checked him into that. It's not a long-term thing, and he has already been there about a month. The staff is good. The food is OK, but it's nothing special. The rooms are average. He has just a one-bedroom apartment, nothing too fancy, just fairly enough room to survive. They also have bingo and trivia.

May 13, 2015

By Caring110778850

I visited this facility

I visited Bella Vista: Apartments for Senior, and I'd say the rooms were excellent. It's around 1200 square feet which we liked. The amenities I would rate about a 4. The staff were very friendly. You have to walk outside to go to their dining room, and on summer and winter days that might be a distraction.

August 06, 2014

By Ashleigh (Nightingale)


As a Health Care Coordinator I am in and out of Senior Living Communities daily and have been for 10 years. The Bella Vista community is by far my favorite. The staff is more than helpful and know each resident by name! As for the residents, they are active, smiling and clearly proud to call Bella Vista their home. The food is delicious and they have many fun activities throughout the day. I am thrilled to be able to work with this community and recommend it to my clients.

July 15, 2014

By Azhowler1

I am a friend or relative of resident

Had my Parents there. Friendly employees. Not much activities for Men. A lot of work still needs to be done, carpet ripple up, Parking Lot has Lots of Potholes. Seems to be a Hazard. Seems like once a resident passes, The caring you would expect to get after parents being there over 3 yrs. Would be felt, but it's not. More compassion through work & neighbors of family Members. I thought that was sad.

June 19, 2014

By Caring87724150

I visited this facility

Bella Vista is a very nice facility. It's really a lovely place, and they offer wonderful food. I would recommend this facility if you can afford it.

April 11, 2014

By Caring83065250

I visited this facility

We went to Bella Vista and they were cordial when we went there. The lady who accommodated us was very friendly to my mom and to us. She took us around and showed us everything: the library, theater room, washing machine, and workout place. The rooms were being renovated, so they were a lot better. They have new carpet and new paint, so that was a plus. What I like about their food is they serve food from 7 to 7, and so the tenants can go down there any time they want during that 12-hour period and have what they want, and that too was a plus. They seemed like they had more activities for the tenants there than the other place that we toured. This is more of a place that I would put my mother.

April 01, 2014

By Steve35

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We ended up moving Mom into a community called Bella Vista. She's been there about two months now, and she really likes it. We were more interested in getting her down here, where she's closer to the family. Their staff is very nice. It's a nice facility, and they're in the process of remodeling and upgrading; first the apartments, and then they're working on all of their interiors. They have physical exercise, lots of different card games, bingo, Wii bowling, crafts, arts, and they go on trips. They have a community bus that takes all of the people to different places: anything within a 15 mile radius of the facility, they cover. They have two sizes of units there. They have a 1-bedroom unit that's 600 sq. ft. and a 2-bedroom unit that's about 1200 sq. ft. My mom liked the 2-bedroom unit because she is used to having more space. They're quite nice. They have outside balconies, and they have a lot of interior courtyards. I've eaten there a number of times. They have a standard menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have specials, and you order from the menu. The meals are included in the monthly fee, and you can order breakfast anytime from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. That's their dining room hours, so it isn't like breakfast is 7:00 am to 10:00 am.

February 28, 2014

By Caring79088350

I visited this facility

The visit at Bella Vista was excellent. Their apartment was probably the nicest out of all of them that we looked at. They were great. The one that we looked at was a two-bedroom. It faced a rose garden and it had a back entry to a parking space, that was important because I'm still driving. Far and away, it was the nicest apartment that we looked at. The staff was excellent too. However, my son, who knows the area, felt that its location wasn't in a desirable part of town, so that was why it was ruled out. Also it was another one that you have to move from part of the facility to another if you needs more assistance.

December 23, 2013

By Barbara74632550

I visited this facility

I like Bella Vista. This is my number 1. The living environment there seemed okay. We ate there and the food was good. Their dining room was really nice too. and As far as the rooms, I like them but they're just too small. Not necessarily the bedrooms but the living rooms were just small. I have trouble with my eyes and I need some space. I also have a sofa, recliners and tables, and all those stuff wouldn't do in there. Their kitchen was small but it was okay for someone that wasn't going to cook at all. I did like their bathrooms because they have remodeled everything in them. In general, their rooms were really nice for somebody that didn't go around too much. Nevertheless I would recommend this place. I would suggest though that they make their rooms larger.

December 27, 2012

By Jones 1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We like the idea that Bella Vista has an outside area adjacent to my mother's apartment. We also like the atmosphere, the size of the place, and we can afford the monthly fee. My mother is extremely happy there. I almost had to bring her in there fighting and kicking. Now, she loves it. She likes the food. Food is a big deal for her.

July 24, 2012

By SheriTom

I visited this facility

I knew I was going to love this place as soon as I walked into the lobby! Residents were so nice they came and began talking to me and mom and they told us how much hey love living at Bella Vista.the gourds were lovely and the food was awesome!

July 06, 2011

By leezee

I visited this facility

The very first thing my mother and I noticed when visiting Bella Vista was its landscaping. Several times she mentioned how nice it was. I, personally, liked how it seemed very secure yet accessible too. My mom and I took a tour with a super friendly guide, very chirpy gal but my mom liked her right away! She showed us all their amenities. One thing I noticed was the bistro area which seemed pretty progressive and cool. We received literature on a lot of their services and I loved! Literally loved how they offer therapy, whether its speech, occupational, physical, you name it, they provide it. There are computer rooms, game rooms, craft rooms, a fitness room and television room. All were being used! There are also a lot of people outside, actually walking the grounds with pets! My mom was thrilled about that because she has a cat and can't imagine not having her cat, Baby, with her. The staff seemed sweet and mindful, one gal we met greeted us warmly then left us to our business. My mom is someone who appreciates that. She doesn't mind stopping to say hello but she also doesn't want to be over run by an over-talker. As far as we could glean, they do offer assistance with medication and medication reminders. I think what struck me most was their policy about individualized care plans. I liked how they respect each person as an individual and not just another occupant.
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Features of Bella Vista Retirement Living


  • Minimum Rate: $2129/month
  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Pool

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: We Have 24 Hour Nurses.
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Staff Patient Ratio: 2:1
  • Respite Care
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

About Bella Vista Retirement Living

We believe that independent and assisted living should be filled with unbelievable luxury and the highest level of service available. You’ll find all of this and more at Bella Vista.


  • Newly renovated interiors featuring luxurious European kitchens
  • No Buy-In
  • All-inclusive restaurant-style unlimited dining program
  • On-site third-party medical and personal care
  • Heated pool
  • Resident retreat weekendsv
  • Indoor/outdoor dining
  • Flat screen “smart” TV in every senior apartment homeComplimentary medical pendant
  • Complimentary luxury car service
  • Deluxe movie theater
  • Extensive library
  • Beautiful, rolling green courtyards
  • Stunning rose gardens
  • On-site assisted living villas
  • 24-Hour Maintenance Response

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