Grand Villa of Sarasota

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

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730 South Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Assisted Living Reviews for Grand Villa of Sarasota

May 10, 2016


I visited this facility

I really liked the people at Horizon Bay Sarasota who took us around. They had very good staff. The only thing I didn't like was the memory care unit because it was in very rough shape. I liked the way they had their meal plan set up; you could eat all day long, and there was no set meal period. It was like an open cafeteria. The assisted living was nice, and they were planning to remodel it.

March 28, 2016

By Serious Visitor2

I visited this facility

The Horizon Bay Sarasota was favorable and the room was very nice. It's a facility with pretty severe disabilities, and I was there for only a brief time. The community was not suitable for me because I'm pretty active as the people there were mostly sedentary. They were not in the position to interact very much with me. If I was further progressed in my deterioration, I might have found it more appropriate. The dining area was adequate, but the service was extremely slow.

March 26, 2016

By Anonymous122431350

I visited this facility

Horizon Bay Sarasota had its own chef, so the food was fantastic. They had flowers on the tables in their dining room and cloth napkins. The rooms were very well laid out. I had a one-bedroom that was definitely sufficient. They had things going on every day, like a movie every night at 7:00, plus a pool table and physical therapy.

February 24, 2016

By Tony32

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Our friend moved into Horizon Bay. Everything is very good. To keep them active, they play cards, do crafts, and watch and talk about movies. There is a TV room. They have a workshop and indoor garden. He has a very nice room with two closets, a living room, bathroom, two big windows, a sitting area, and a bedroom. The dining area is very nice with big windows. We did not try the food, but he likes it and loves the hamburgers. Every time we ask them to do something, it's taken care of.

January 29, 2016

By Barbara119725250

I visited this facility

Horizon Bay was divided into two separate kind of areas where they had assisted living, memory, and independent-living. The main area was OK. One thing I didn’t like is in the area with the memory care. The lady told me that they did all the cooking in one building, and they have to take it over to the residents in this other building. It was kind of a distance, and I could see how food can end up being cold. It just seemed very big. They were probably the farthest of all the facilities I visited.

October 28, 2015

By Sanford M.

I visited this facility

I was very impressed with Horizon Bay, but I didn’t think it would have been a fit for my wife. The memory unit was on the second floor, and I think it was nice. I didn’t check out the dining area. From walking through, I saw there were all kinds of options for living, and I thought that it was professionally run. I was impressed with the lady that showed me around and the people we greeted, so I was favorably impressed. I think the rooms were well-suited for the needs of the people who were there. It was more of a high-rise facility while some of these other places were more off the beaten track. This one is right downtown. One of the reasons I did not go with Horizon Bay was that their memory care unit was on the second floor, and my wife insisted on being on the first floor, so that kind of swayed my vote against it.

June 29, 2015

By Jeff40

I visited this facility

I visited Horizon Bay for my mother, and it was good. The staff seemed to be efficient and caring. The residents seemed to be well cared for. The facility was relatively clean. The rooms were all very small, but they were clean and efficient too. It's layout and design seemed to be easy to get around in. Also, the activities seemed to be engaging everyone where and when they wanted to be engaged. They have movies, general sessions, and some games that they play in the general meeting area there. The dining set-up was good. Overall, the facility was OK; it wasn't anything fantastic. However, I think they could improve on the rates a little bit.

June 29, 2015

By Caring109063250

I visited this facility

We were very impressed with the staff, but we found Horizon Bay Sarasota to be a bit shabby and the rooms a bit small. It is in the process of rehab right now. The dining room was very nice. They gave us lunch, and it was quite good. The independent apartments were much better and adequate.

June 01, 2015

By anonymous family member

I am a friend or relative of resident

My family member has been at this facility for several years. In that time there have been 8 (or maybe 7 - I lost count) executive directors, which is certainly indicative of some level of internal chaos. The staff is caring but there rarely seems to be the appropriate level of staffing, which is why many residents have retained private caregivers to supplement. There are investments made in improvements to the building and apartments (which is good for sales). Activities offered cover the basics (Bingo, Trivia Games, a nightly movie, some outings) but do not reflect state of the art care that truly stimulates seniors. The food has always been fairly good with nice variety. Other residents have complained to me about their concerns being ignored at the Residents Council meetings. It only works because of the external caregivers, otherwise...

Provider Response

We are sorry to hear that your experience with us is not fully meeting you and your loved one’s expectations. We appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns and hope you will call us at 877-400-5296 or email us at to discuss your concerns in greater detail.

May 28, 2015

By Anonymous102698050

I visited this facility

The sales marketing director of Horizon Bay was very good. The apartments were terribly small, and the only ones that were available were on the 3rd and 5th floor which was not acceptable for my husband. It was OK. There was nothing bad about it.

Provider Response

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to share your thoughts about our community. We realize that our apartments are smaller than many expect. Most of our residents are downsizing, which can be a difficult transition. They do not as many items in our setting, as we provide many items and activities!

May 12, 2015

By Susan106626850

I visited this facility

We like the Horizon Bay. It seemed to be very well maintained. We liked the dining area where the residents can eat at any time. They had certain things offered at certain meal times, but you can get something to eat pretty much throughout the day. It is located very close to downtown so there was not a lot of outdoor area. We saw one apartment that was complete and one that was being renovated. They were nice. They were a little small, but everything was very well organized. They showed us areas where they had various activities, and there were schedules of various things that they offered. The staff was very accommodating and open.

April 07, 2015

By Anonymous104210850

I visited this facility

They were quite knowledgeable and good people at Horizon Bay, but they had much more of a corporate atmosphere. They were not as down to earth and flexible as the other facility. It was a much larger facility, and they had more people, so they are not quite attentive to each individual.

Provider Response

We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed when you visited Horizon Bay The goal of our staff is to ensure that residents receive the assistance they each need while allowing them to be as active and independent as possible. If you would like to contact us to discuss your experience, we hope you will call us at 877-400-5296.

January 21, 2015

By Nancy104646450

I visited this facility

Everything was good in the Horizon Bay. The apartments were very nice, and the staff was very helpful. They have activities like bingo, crafts, cooking, and outings. If there is anything they need to improve on, it would probably be to get some new carpets in the hallways because they are getting pretty worn.

November 29, 2014

By Bob84281850

I am/was a resident of this facility

I think the staff at Horizon Bay is great. They help me with showers and of course feed me. I don’t partake in any of the activities, but there’s volleyball, lectures, and they take you to lunch or dinner one day a week if anybody wants to go to a new place. They also take you to doctor’s appointments. They have an exercise room, and a living room where they have meetings and talks; then they have a movie every night in that room. I think it’s pretty friendly, the atmosphere is great, and the people are very nice. Their service is pretty done well. The food is pretty good, but they get a little repetitious sometimes where it’s the same menu for quite a while.

June 30, 2014

By Caring1530

I visited this facility

Horizon Bay Sarasota was a lovely facility. The director couldn't have been nicer. The rooms were very clean. It was almost like you had your own little apartment. The room that we were shown has a little kitchenette. The only thing was that parking was difficult in a very small area. The grounds have covered walkways, so residents can use their walkers or wheelchairs or whatever. They could exercise, and my mother loves walking.

June 25, 2014

By Caring4742

I visited this facility

Horizon Bay was a beautiful facility. The rooms were beautiful. However, overall, I wasn't impressed with them. They didn't really have activities there. We had lunch there, and it wasn't good. The marketing person who showed us around, she never even had lunch with us.

June 15, 2014

By Caring85568450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My brother is in Horizon Bay. I like it very much and I think it is a lovely facility. It is nice that there is no assigned time for meals, and you can have your meal anytime during the day. They have a chef and the food is very good. The staff is extremely helpful and responsive. His room is actually lovely and spacious. He has a one-bedroom unit with a full kitchen and lots of closet space. The bathroom is outside the room, which is very nice because he can hover around and can get up to the sink. I am very pleased with it. However, there are things that are really not handicap-accessible, which I think should be. Like, my brother's mailbox is on the very top, and he doesn't stand up, so he cannot get to his mail and someone else has to get it for him. There is a laundry room on each end of the hall for him to do his laundry, but the doors don't stay open, so he cannot come in. They are not front loaded, so he cannot lift the top up and put his things in and then reach back to close it. He has to pay extra to have them do his laundry when he is fully capable, but it is not really accessible with his handicap. Also, if it can at least have one dining table that is just a couple of inches higher, it will be better for him to hover around without pulling the table away when he tries to back up. My brother is not very happy living there. I don't think my brother will be happy anywhere he is.

December 26, 2013

By Richard42

I visited this facility

I have come across Horizon Bay because my sister-in-law's father stayed there, so we came over there and looked at it. The facility was pretty nice. They have been around for a long time now. They're quite expensive too. However, unlike the other facility, they didn't have a tennis court or golf course. The staff was nice and helpful; not outstanding but nice. I ate there a couple of times with my sister-in-law's father and the food was pretty good.

October 13, 2013

By Caring66891650

I visited this facility

I wasn't really impressed with Horizon Bay. First of all, I didn't like the location even though it would be very handy for me to visit. It's right in downtown Sarasota in two very busy streets. It was quiet inside the facility. They didn't get a lot of road noise but there was a lot of traffic around a very busy area. The place did not seem as homelike and was more institutional.

September 20, 2013

By Joe20

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My brother lives in Horizon Bay-Sarasota. It is a nice facility. They have a garden and a large area where you can walk a good deal. I like the staff. They're accommodating. The apartments that they have are pretty nice too. Personally, I like this place, but they don't offer medical assistance to their residents. That's the only problem there in my opinion.

June 28, 2013

By Stephen3

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The place was very small and dirty, then don't clean the rooms. The place stinked. The staff that took care of the individuals was good although they were understaffed and the nurses weren't good. The director was absolutely terrible. From the time that I sat down with her which was a week after my mom moved there until the time my mom left, which was four weeks later, she never contacted me. I would never recommend them.

June 07, 2013

By Caring1551

I visited this facility

The first thing you notice in the memory unit of Horizon Bay was the smell of urine. When we went in a room, there were 10 residents, 7 of them were sleeping in their wheelchairs and a caregiver. They weren't much activities going on in there and I can't see how is that going to help anyone with memory problems. There was a lady there and I commented on her polka dot shirt and that made me her friend for life. She then followed me up and down the hall; it was rather clear that others had not spoken to her. They were not caring for anyone.

May 01, 2012

By commercesd

I visited this facility

We visited the Horizon Bay in Sarasota, while researching possible assisted living facilities for my friend's mother to consider. The Spanish style outside area was very nicely maintained and looked really fresh. The grounds outside offer easy access for residents, where they can enjoy walking around freely safely each day. We could see that there was also plenty of space to have cookouts, parties and picnics. The colors throughout the building were soothing and comfortable. The foyer was fresh and bright with very nice decorations and furniture. All of the indoor rooms had plenty of fresh air and light. Each room was beautifully decorated and furnished. The facility can accommodate all levels of ambulation. Communal activity rooms were spacious, with very comfortable furniture. The seniors easily socialized, played games, watched TV and films and participated in many other stimulating activities. Residents are encouraged to use the exercise room and also go on daily walks. Aerobics and yoga classes are offered. The seniors go on trips to visit the many local entertainment hubs, art galleries and museums, and eat at casual and fine restaurants, enjoying all of the many cultural events offered. The private rooms featured nice furnishings with plenty of space and nice decorations. All had a great deal of natural light and fresh air with very comfortable furniture. The dining room was quite nice, with a nice color scheme and furniture. The food we saw looked and smelled delicious. The menus all had healthy food options for all kinds of diets. Healthy snacks are also offered all day and into the evening, as well as whenever residents requested. The residents here looked very content in their living environment and were well cared for by kind, considerate and attentive staff.
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What places are near Grand Villa of Sarasota or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We are across the lawn for the Senior Friendship center, walking distance from Selby Gardens, Downtown shops, restaurants and the Marina.

What transportation services does Grand Villa of Sarasota offer to assisted living residents?

We have transportation 5 days a week

What safety features or security measures does Grand Villa of Sarasota offer to assisted living residents?

Live feed cameras recording 24/7 in all our common spaces and surrounding the entire campus.

How does Grand Villa of Sarasota keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We utilize weekly emails, social media, and of course personal phone calls to inform our families of important information and upcoming events.

If Grand Villa of Sarasota accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We are pet friendly with outdoor space for leashed dogs.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

We are across the lawn for the Senior Friendship center, walking distance from Selby Gardens, Downtown shops, restaurants and the Marina.

What transportation services does Grand Villa of Sarasota offer to independent living residents?

We have transportation 5 days a week

What safety features or security measures does Grand Villa of Sarasota offer to independent living residents?

Live feed cameras recording 24/7 in all our common spaces and surrounding the entire campus.

If Grand Villa of Sarasota accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We are pet friendly with outdoor space for leashed dogs

What safety features or security measures does Grand Villa of Sarasota provide to protect residents who wander?

We use Safety Net should a Memory Care resident wander.

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Services and Amenities of Grand Villa of Sarasota


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3495/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2995/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $4395/month

Room and housing options

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

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 173
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed
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About Grand Villa of Sarasota

At Grand Villa of Sarasota, a premier senior assisted living community in Sarasota, Florida, our friendly staff help residents get the most out of every day by providing the highest level of Assisted Living and Memory Care in a stress-free environment. Our variety of lifestyle choices allow residents to spend less time taking care of daily chores and more time enjoying life.

Grand Villa of Sarasota Senior Living Community provides a lifestyle that promotes physical, mental, social, intellectual, and spiritual well-being. We offer Assisted Living, Personal Care, and Memory Care, as well as Respite Care and short-term stays in our beautiful resort-like community.

At Grand Villa, we understand your needs may change over time. That's why we offer various lifestyle options to meet those needs. This level of personal attention gives your loved one the opportunity to live life with dignity..

What Makes Us Special

Close to downtown Sarasota and St. Armonds Circle on the Hudson Bayou.

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