The Bonaventure

Offers Independent Living

34 Reviews
10949 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93004
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for The Bonaventure

January 03, 2021

By Brian

I visited this facility

I went to the Bonaventure. I wasn't much impressed, they didn't have a lot of stuff most places did, but they had basically where you have your meals and people are taking care of you, but that's not part of the rent. The staff member who attended to me was very good. I didn't have the opportunity to try the food, but it looked good, the facilities looked good. It was OK, but wasn't great. They have basically major rooms that you can relax in, they have a library, but they don't have a jacuzzi, a swimming pool, and a lot of facilities do. The facility was very clean.

December 20, 2020

By Karen

I visited this facility

I really liked The Bonaventure. The general manager was very good. I've never been to one of these places before, so it's hard to compare, but he was knowledgeable, bright, gave me a good tour, and answered all my questions. It was clean, had a really good light throughout the whole facility, and the gardens were very nice. They haven't had any COVID cases. They've been very strict. I was very pleased. There were some residents walking around. They just reopened the dining room, but it wasn't in service at the time and it was limited. The staff member knows that place inside and out. He knows all the staff and names of the residents. There were pathways around the building to walk, and the gardens were nice.

July 04, 2020

By Mary

I visited this facility

The Bonaventure was good, very clean, and very neat. They're honoring the COVID-19 protocol. There's great follow-up. They call me and check in with me to see what's going on. The rooms were very clean. The staff was very upbeat, very energetic, young, and knowledgeable.

November 06, 2019

By Jill

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

We moved my mother into The Bonaventure, and she's very happy. Everything's good. She's met new friends there. I'm very pleased with the staff, the apartment, and the services they offer. My husband and I stayed there; they offer a suite that you can rent. The food was fine for us. It's a nice facility.

January 25, 2019

By Reviewer

I visited this facility

The Bonaventure seemed really nice, but it didn't really suit my needs because it's just senior living. Everything seemed nice and like a very pleasant community. If it provided assisted living, I would certainly consider it. I had lunch there, and it was fine. The building had three floors. And seemed like a fairly new community so it's well kept-up. Their food was nothing spectacular, but it was good. They had an open space as well.

May 24, 2018

By Joann

I visited this facility

I visited the Bonaventure, and it's beautiful, but very expensive. It's absolutely gorgeous. Everybody seemed happy there, and the staff was very nice.

May 26, 2017

By brad713067

I visited this facility

I liked The Bonaventure and the guy who took me around, and he sounded like he was interested in what he was doing. The food looked pretty good, and the people walking around seemed pretty happy. The rooms looked fine, but there was nothing remarkable about them. The building was very nice and clean and had a very open feeling about it.

March 27, 2017

By Rena741755

I visited this facility

Going to The Bonaventure was a great experience. It was a fantastic facility. The staff was great. The accommodations were above and beyond; they reminded me very much of a hotel in a positive way. They would probably be my top choice price-wise. The dining room was nice, not quite like a restaurant, but they tried to make it restaurant-style with the fact that they did linens as far as napkins and the plate settings. They kept a menu out and discussed it a little bit with us. We were very impressed and pleased with the community. The environment and the atmosphere felt light and bright where some of the other places were smaller and darker. It had good vaulted ceilings, and it felt like you were in a huge restaurant. The Bonaventure was altogether. You had people on different levels and different floors, and I felt it was more a community. I liked everything else about it more than I did a couple of the other places we looked at.

January 03, 2017

By Carrie062472

I visited this facility

The Bonaventure wasn't quite as nice as other, but there were different room plans. The mood felt a little heavier. It wasn't unclean, but it didn't feel as warm. They were very reasonable, like you get cable, room, and food included, so I was impressed that there weren't a lot of things that you're going to pay for. Their dining hall was quite large, which wasn't bad, but it felt more like going to camp where you're all in the cafeteria together. They offered meals and had a van that takes you wherever you wanted to go and on shopping trips. They had a library club, which was important to me because my father-in-law likes to read.

October 24, 2016

By Deborah644474

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

The Bonaventure is great. It is very nicely kept-up. The help is very nice, everyone is very friendly, and my family member actually loves it. The rooms are not huge but a good size. He has a little kitchen, a nice living room, a nice big bedroom, a big bathroom, and a patio.

October 20, 2016

By Mary837518

I visited this facility

I liked The Bonaventure. The rooms were a little small, but at least they had balconies, and I liked that. I thought it was a nice open floor plan in the main building. You walk in and to your right, there's something; in the center is the dining room, and to your left is a very open space where the administration main counter is. I really like the layout. The main building was well laid out, I like the dining room, and I like the open feel of it. It's very large-looking.

May 10, 2016


I visited this facility

The Bonaventure is a very nice place with nice staff and apartments. This would be my choice. The food was excellent.

March 26, 2016

By Anonymous122367750

I visited this facility

I visited The Bonaventure for my mom. I think it was a good facility, but it didn’t have garden apartments. The staff seemed very nice, but the environment was more like apartment living.

February 15, 2016

By Lee33

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We got my parents into Bonaventure. The staff is so accommodating. There’s two sets of managers on the premises, and they take turns, so there’s someone there 24/7. They have their own apartment, and there’s a huge dining room downstairs. They’ve got everything there: a beauty shop, a gym, a library, an activity director, and a bus, so they have their own transportation. The doors are locked at 8:00, and they have a key like in a hotel in case that they come after 8:00, so they can get in.

November 04, 2015

By Elaine33

I visited this facility

I went to visit The Bonaventure, and I saw that it was a lovely place. It was very clean, and the people were very nice as well. They do have different activities planned for the residents.

October 28, 2015

By Jackie45

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We've got my mother at The Bonaventure as of August 11th. The facility had exactly what I needed. The location was good for us, and the staff is good. They have organized activities, games and exercise, three meals a day, church, a beauty parlor on the premises, and a workout room. She is in a one-bedroom, which is great. I've eaten one meal there when I toured the place, and I thought it was OK, but my mom is happy with it, and that's the important thing.

October 27, 2015

By Skippy1

I visited this facility

The Bonaventure was nice but not as nice as any other retirement communities. It's a little dated and worn. The rooms were OK -- large but not too modern -- and could be improved. The staff was nice, so was the dining room. Overall, they should do more inside renovation of the rooms and the hallways.

Provider Response

Hi, I'm Katie, I work at Holiday Retirement's Home Office. Thank you for your sincere review - I appreciate you pointing out this specific area of opportunity. I've passed it on to our Resident Relations team for their review. Thanks again, Katie

August 27, 2015

By Caring112340250

I visited this facility

If I were going to choose a place for my mother-in-law, it would be The Bonaventure. I really liked that place. The prices were very good. Everything seemed good. The cafeteria was very nice. They would leave you alone if you wanted to be left alone. If you needed assistance, they had some people on site that you could pay extra for, and they would come in and do what was needed. She was a diabetic, and at some point she could not handle her own shots, but they would do that for her. That was mostly what I liked about it.

August 21, 2015

By Deborah112106250

I visited this facility

I visited them a couple of years ago. It was another situation where they have no outside space. I didn't like that and neither did my parents. The rooms were OK. They generally did not have an area for a kitchen, so you were really dependent on their dining room. Bonaventure was structured dining between this hour and this hour for the three meals, and there was very little capability unless you went up to the highest price. For the price that my parents could afford, they probably couldn't even have a hot plate. It would be very difficult with the way it was configured. You have to go to the very top price to be able to have any area to have a little refrigerator or anything. I don't remember if they had balconies, but they did not have like a garden or anywhere to sit outside. They had a lot of activities, and they had a couple of activity rooms, so I was happy with that part. They had a big library, which my parents liked because they were big readers. We tried the food, but this was so long ago, and I wrote a complaint about it. I don't know what the problem was, but they ran out of food, and we were served very last. When you are trying to woo someone, they should be first. My mom is a very high maintenance person, and she was freaking out because she needed to get home to feed her cat, so she was flipping out, and it was very tense. We sat there for about 45 minutes before we got I think it was like warmed up chicken finger sticks or something, and everyone else had roast chicken, so I can't really judge the food. I just know that they made a mistake if they wanted to woo prospective residents. The staff was very nice and very accommodating. They really sat for a long time trying to figure out how to work with my parents' budget. One thing that is nice about the Bonaventure, some of the rooms as I remember do have the ocean view, which a lot of people really like. You can actually see the ocean, and it was a pretty view. Both sides were a really pretty view because you either look at the mountainside or the ocean, so the atmosphere was very nice.

April 26, 2015

By David105273850

I visited this facility

I really like Bonaventure, but I haven’t decided to move in there and get to that point. I just like the facility better; I like the quality appeals. I talked to quite a few of the tenants, and they were overwhelmed with it -- how nice it is, how clean it is, and how good the staff is. They have a full schedule of activities, and of all the ones that I looked at, I was very impressed with it; that’s why I have decided to have to go there. The dining area was beautiful, and the rooms were absolutely fine. I have a small dog, and downstairs they have patio access.

February 26, 2015

By Bobbi9

I visited this facility

I love The Bonaventure in Ventura. It was a beautiful place to live. The air was clean, and there was lots of green grass. The place was very high class. The staff was very nice, and they have nice rooms. Everything was great, but I don't think I'm going there because of the price. They are very good though.

February 11, 2015

By Barbara93863850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Bonaventure is where my mother ended up. I chose it because the price was right, and it was a clean and very nice facility. The staff is great. It is sort of luxurious, beautiful appointment, brand new facility -- just very nice. They have a number of available units that are available at all different costs. They are also geared for taking care of people and looking out for their needs. It is just a very caring facility, it's very beautifully groomed, and everything is very nice. The food is good.

November 01, 2014

By Betty101147950

I visited this facility

My visit at Bonaventure was great. They have a gentleman's club, and they would go to Hooters once a week. Their rooms were really great. Their dining room was great. The staff was great too.

December 13, 2013

By Lori19

I visited this facility

The facility was really nice and the staff was very friendly. They answered all of our questions and gave us a nice tour at The Bonaventure. The location is nice as well as the rooms and they were of adequate size. We went at lunch time and the food looked really good. It's near shopping and restaurants and they have their own transportation for doctor's appointment.

September 26, 2013

By Mark23

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My brother is at Bonaventure. It's a modern facility. The staff seemed friendly and helpful. The rooms were comfortable and well maintained. I would definitely recommend this facility to others.

September 11, 2013

By Kathy47

I visited this facility

The whole place looked light and inviting. They had balconies and patios, which were very nice. It appeared pleasant and it's a place I would probably go to, if I had to. However, they allowed smoking and I would be miserable if I got next door with somebody who smoked.
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Questions about The Bonaventure

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at The Bonaventure. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our residents range from 55 to early 100s and everything in between! Their favorite activities are as different as their personalities! By using our Holiday 365 app each resident is able to view the daily calendar and sign up for events that interest them. If they are unable to find something that peaks their interest on the calendar they can simply message a friend to join them for a game of cards or to enjoy a walk around the community.  

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

The Bonaventure independent living community is close to malls, shopping centers, dining, and movie theaters. The beach is a quick 10-minute drive away.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at The Bonaventure has organized?

Recent outings that residents at The Bonaventure have enjoyed include trips to see plays, movies, scenic drives, picnics, and outings to The Ronald Reagan Museum and the Aviation Museum.

What transportation services does The Bonaventure offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can take advantage of the complimentary transportation to help them get around town. The scheduled shuttle can take residents to stores, doctor appointments, dining, or group outings.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Bonaventure exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

ur community has an Executive Chef and Sous Chef who care about providing residents not only delicious but also nutritious meals, 3 times a day. Our menus are changed seasonally to ensure the freshest products and flavors and we offer over 150 different entrees with each season. Residents can select a la carte items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Entrees at each service include specials like our Holiday Fresh option or Resident’s Choice. All meals are served in our restaurant-style dining rooms with friends and neighbors, allowing everyone to enjoy good food and good conversation.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Residents are able to socialize in our game room or activity room, sit back with a good book at our library, get physical at our fitness room or just catch up with some friends in the atrium.

What safety features or security measures does The Bonaventure offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can feel safe 24/7 knowing that they can access help with just a push of a button. Each resident receives their own Lively Mobile Plus emergency device that goes anywhere they do. The device, which is included in monthly rent, can be activated for a variety of reasons, including emergencies, directions, health concerns, or to just speak to a friendly voice. The community is also only accessible to residents from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. so you can rest easy knowing that there will not be unwanted late-night visitors.

If The Bonaventure accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We love our residents and we love their pets! Our community is pet friendly so you can bring your furry friend with you to your new home. There are green spaces and courtyards as well as walking paths where you can enjoy nice long walks.

Does The Bonaventure work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Our community provides the option to each resident to choose their own third party care provider. This allows the freedom of choice and flexibility for each resident to determine how much, or how little, support they need. A nurse from Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is on The Bonaventure senior living campus from 9 am to 5 pm and can be hired to help with insulin shots, medication management, and other medical needs. She accepts Medicare.

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Services and Amenities of The Bonaventure


  • Fee Structure Extra: Included In Rent: Basic Cable, Electric, Gas, Sewer, Water
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2912/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Telephone Hookup, Walk In Tub

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room, Resident Kitchen


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Features Extra: Laundry Room For Use, Chapel, Library, Locked Mailboxes, Elevator

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Business Center, Wi Fi In Common Areas


  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room
  • Activities Extra: Billiard Lounge, Game Room, Movie Theater

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Most Pets Allowed
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About The Bonaventure

The Bonaventure is located in Ventura, CA, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

So come to The Bonaventure for a visit...and stay!

*We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

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