The Venetian Gardens

Offers Independent Living

48 Reviews
1450 Venice East Blvd, Venice, FL 34292
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for The Venetian Gardens

September 14, 2020

By Nancy W.

I am/was a resident of this facility

Great. We are all looking for activity and friendship. This is a geat place to live.

September 06, 2020

By Marian

I am/was a resident of this facility

Excellent care and meals. Bus service. Exercises. Health meetings, etc.

September 01, 2020

By Emma

I am/was a resident of this facility

I get 3 pretty good meals a day and I don’t have to cook or shop for groceries. We have plenty to do to stay busy, which I like. Exercise, games, crafts. 

January 15, 2020

By Allan

I visited this facility

The Venetian Gardens was very nice, clean, and we liked it, but it didn't feel right for us. The rooms didn't have much kitchen equipment. They have smaller refrigerators and they have no cooking equipment there, and that's one of the things we were interested in. The dining area was very nice, large, and you can eat anytime of the day. People come in and take your blood pressure, they have dogs that come and visit the residents, and they have activities going on every day. They clean your room and they accept pets.

Provider Response

Hi Allan, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our community. While we may not have been the best fit for you at this time, we appreciate your kind words! If circumstances change and all-inclusive independent senior living is right for you, please do not hesitate to reach out.

March 19, 2019

By Bruce

I visited this facility

We liked the people at The Venetian Gardens. They serve meals three times a day. There wasn't anything in the facility for cooking. There's no stove, but it was a very nice facility and the people were very pleasant. The rooms were nice and the layout was nice, just a little smaller than what we had in mind. They had rooms for cards and for workout. If you're ready for that level and you don't worry about cooking because you're going to have all your meals there, it would be fine. They have rooms for parties. It's well managed and it's very clean.

September 28, 2018

By Chuck

I am/was a resident of this facility

The staff is professional and helpful. Service is good. Meals are timely and tasty. The apartment and entire facility are properly maintained.

Provider Response

Thanks for the great review, Chuck! We work hard to keep the community well maintained for our residents and their guests.

September 27, 2018

By M. Knowles

I am/was a resident of this facility

Excellent quality on all counts. Staff is very caring.

September 19, 2018

By Dolores

I am/was a resident of this facility

Life sent me challenges and I met them with the help of my new friends at Venetian Gardens and looking forward to my future friends I've yet to meet at Venetian Gardens. They inspire me to promote ways of feeling "Home Sweet Home". I used to be shy and insecure after husband's death. Thanks to Venetian Gardens, I'm the happiest I've ever been in a long, long time.

September 18, 2018

By Sue

I am/was a resident of this facility

Caring, kind, great staff of people who know all of us.

April 17, 2018

By Susan

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

The Venetian Gardens is very well-maintained and the rooms are a good space depending on what you can afford. The meals are good. My mother-in-law is very happy there and the care seems to be fine.

November 06, 2017

By Leslie

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

My mom moved into Venetian Gardens. We liked the setup, programs, and the people. They have all kinds of activities all day long, then they feed them their meals, clean their apartments, and they do their laundry and provide sheets and towels. They take them out on a bus for activities, and they take them out wherever they want to go by appointment. You can hire outside services like CNAs, hospice, or physical therapy. They have a swimming pool, and beautiful, good-size apartments. The staff couldn't be more helpful; everything you ask, they say yes, and they do.

May 30, 2017

By michelle261322

I visited this facility

The Venetian Gardens is in a beautiful and pretty location, and the staff was very nice. The only problem is they don't have a full kitchen. The staff was very nice and helpful, but there didn't seem to be a lot of people out and about.

April 12, 2017

By Sharlene516328

I visited this facility

I went into The Venetian Gardens and totally loved it. They had better food than the other community I saw. The rooms more like regular apartments and didn't feel institutional. Whoever did the decorating did a gorgeous job. The whole building was decorated beautifully. It is one of the buildings in Florida that doesn't look like Florida. Everything was very nice. It's the only place I've been to that had washers and dryers available for the residents. It seemed like everyone on the staff knew everything about everything and were very professional.

February 23, 2017

By Joy661571

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

The Venetian Gardens was super nice and clean. The staff was extremely friendly. I would recommend this to anyone. My mom goes to choir, bingo, and rosary groups, and they have singing and bands that come and play. The food was good; it’s a lot nicer than anywhere she’s been as far as the food. It’s pleasant, and the people were super nice and very caring. If you need extra help, they have nurse helpers, people that can come in and help you put support or help people get dressed. It’s independent, but you can get extra help if you need it.

January 05, 2017

By Victor542833

I visited this facility

We toured The Venetian Gardens. I thought it was quite nice, but my dad just did not want that type of a lifestyle. The staff was nice, friendly, and helpful. Their apartments were very clean, bright, and looked over a pool and a wooded area. It was unfurnished. We had a delicious lunch there. They offered three meals a day for the residents. Their ground was a park-like setting. It was very convenient to where my family lived. I would recommend them to others.

November 29, 2016

By A Fellow Reviewer163506

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

My husband is presently in The Venetian Gardens. I’m extremely pleased with it. He is very happy there. It has a wonderful attitude and is very clean and nice. He has met some very nice people. I have been very taken with it and would definitely recommend it. All of our friends who have gone over to visit him have said, "What a lovely place!" He has been there for two months. My husband is in pizza club and a couple of other things, yet he hasn’t really joined a number of other organizations; he has been very happy and has enjoyed the people he is meeting. The staff is very positive. I knew it would be a good fit for him because it has an atmosphere that is very welcoming and very upbeat.

September 13, 2016

By Donald H.120073

I visited this facility

At Venetian Gardens, there is a charge for extra services -- like if you have to have your medications and things like that. It was nice. The studio apartments were fairly small. The one-bedroom apartment was bigger, but out of the budget. They have a lot of amenities and activities, plus entertainment. I was toured by the manager who seemed pretty good and answered all the questions we had.

December 30, 2015

By Victoria16

I visited this facility

The Venetian Gardens is good. It is close to where I live. The staff is friendly. It is small enough that I feel that my aunt wouldn’t feel like she was just a number. It is very warm. It is mostly independent living though. I like their rooms the best. Their activities are at par with the other facilities.

December 28, 2015

By William118343250

I visited this facility

The Venetian Gardens was basically a multi-building facility. The parking seemed to be adequate for the people who were there and the visitors. It was close to a shopping mall, which was right across the street, so that was convenient. It was about two miles from the city, which was good. The pool and the exercise areas were a little dingy to me. It was a little too old, but the dining area was very nice and very open. The apartment that we looked at was very clean and adequate. They had a good menu and a lot of activities. There was something going on in the morning, afternoon, and evening. You could be quite active in the community if you wanted to.

December 15, 2015

By Patricia117785150

I visited this facility

The Venetian Gardens was nice. The staff and rooms were very nice. The facility is not really big, so it might be a little more personal.

November 30, 2015

By John116025050

I visited this facility

The Venetian Gardens was much too large and not intimate enough. However, the atmosphere was very nice, very friendly, and warm. The staff seemed very caring. They would take me to appointments for dentists and doctors or shopping. The rooms that I saw were very nice. I think all had private baths, which impressed me.

November 13, 2015

By rocky100

I visited this facility

We had a confirmed appointment for lunch and a tour. No one was there to greet us. A dining room server found us a seat at a table. Later the admissions director joined us. We were shown the various apartments but not any of the activity areas, the office, health room or pool. She did not have a calendar of activities or a print out of the floor plans. Our visit was disappointing. THE 4 STARS IS BECAUSE IT IS A BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN FACILITY.

November 09, 2015

By Anonymous115728550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Venetians seemed to be very clean. The staff was very nice and seemed to be very caring. The dining room looked very nice, too. The apartments are small and have quite a few amenities.

October 30, 2015

By anonymous115078650

I visited this facility

Everything was positive in Venetian Gardens, and what I saw was very nice. I’m just not ready to go. Everything is excellent.

October 27, 2015

By Anonymous118708350

I visited this facility

I visited Venetian Gardens. They have refrigerators but do not have stoves in their apartments. They have one stove for the whole neighborhood. I liked the beautiful setting and the neighborhood. They had just about the same activities as other places I visited like bridge, exercise, card games, a Scrabble room, a book club, etc. It was a very pretty place.

September 29, 2015

By Caring113215850

I visited this facility

I visited The Venetian Gardens. The staff was wonderful. They took me around the facility, which was beautiful. I was extremely impressed by it, just the cleanliness of it and the great atmosphere. It was really a good visit. The dining room was beautifully set up with a beautiful staircase that goes up to the second floor. The luncheon was excellent. There were two choices of the set meal for the day and then the optional meal, and those were wonderful. I was very impressed with this facility.

September 20, 2015

By Caring113134750

I visited this facility

We went to The Venetian Gardens, and it was nice. It was more for somebody who doesn?t need more care, so it doesn?t fit my mother's needs, but I am sure for someone else it would be a good facility.

August 08, 2015

By Caring111303450

I visited this facility

We visited The Venetian Gardens. The facility was nice. The rooms were nice sized. They had swimming pools, exercise, cards, and shuttle service. The food was good, and they had an excellent menu -- more choices. They were caring.

July 28, 2015

By Albert11

I visited this facility

My first impression of The Venetian Gardens was that it was a quiet neighborhood, and it's the kind of neighborhood that you could consider riding a bicycle at even at an advanced age without being killed. It was safe, grassy and green, and quite pretty. The food looked good, but it had a pretty ordinary taste. The people seemed to be happy being there. You're generally expected to go downstairs and sit on the table with other people, but there is another option in which you might come down perhaps an hour late, there'd be a little window where you could go get somebody to serve you from the kitchen with what is available. There were also small public kitchens, so that people who wished to cook a meal for themselves could do so. I was pleased, but it's more than I need or want.

April 13, 2015

By caring2400

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We've got my mom all situated by now. She is in the same place that she was in before, but she seems to be doing very well. She is in Venetian Gardens, and it is a beautiful place. They just have problems with their labor -- a lot of their maids walked off the last couple of weeks, so the management has been doing the cleaning. They just got some problems like that. But, I think, it is a good value for the price. They have exercises everyday, and they even have line dancing classes. They have a lot of stuff; every week there is something different. There is plenty of stuff to do if you want to do it.

April 02, 2015

By Caring104070350

I visited this facility

We had lunch at The Venetian Gardens, and it was excellent. The rooms were very nice. You imagine you had been at a cruise ship. The staff was good. They had entertainment when we were there; someone was playing a piano and singing.

February 19, 2015

By Janet100402150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We researched places close to where my mother-in-law's home is located. The Venetian Gardens is a retirement community. The staff that was working there were helpful. Their apartments were very nice and very spacious. The food was very good, and their dining room is very nice and large. They have entertainment, and they take them on trips. They have crafts, and they have a little kitchen downstairs where the residents bake or make a special dish. They have bingo, and they have anything you want. The apartments impressed me the most because they are very nice. They lock the doors at eight o'clock, and the residents have a card to swipe if they left. I was very pleased.

January 12, 2015

By Dell1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We like The Venetian Gardens. My girlfriend moved into this facility. She is so happy to be there. The staff is so friendly. When I went back to help her get everything set up, they remembered my name. It was just great. The facility is not as glamorous as the other facility, but what I like about it is that it has such a homey feeling. You can have a microwave in your kitchen, and you have a refrigerator but no cooking facility, which is great. Here you go down for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My friend doesn't really get served until 1 because it has become a social hour. Everybody in the dining room is talking, walking around, and visiting people before the food comes. It is a friendly place. They have the most beautiful hallways. It is well lit with hand rails. All three floors have beautiful paintings. There is a grand piano on the main floor. They also have a facility in the dining room if you want to have your own party and invite family. Also they have a beautiful swimming pool. The views are beautiful. I really love this place. I have eaten there three times now. They have delicious food. They have two entrees at lunch time. Not only do you have those two choices, you have the secondary choices, e.g., chef's salad, hamburger, hotdog, etc. They have fresh fruits everyday. What I like about The Venetian Gardens is that they have a covered walkway as you entered the buildings and lots of rocking chairs. People are out there talking away.

January 03, 2015

By Lisa100562150

I visited this facility

We like Venetian Gardens very much; it was excellent and beautiful. There’s a non-stop stimulation and entertainment for the residents. The food is wonderful; we ate lunch there and really enjoyed it. It’s great; they have a swimming pool and all sorts of activities on a regular basis. It’s beautiful; you feel like you’re on a plantation. It’s just been gorgeous living; it's very clean, nice, and very luxurious. It’s a very nice place for elderly people to live, to engage, just be together, and enjoy each other’s company. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate us.

June 18, 2014

By Caring85907650

I visited this facility

The Venetian Gardens is a very nice place. It's a two-story building with nice grounds. The staff showed us around, and they were very knowledgeable, and they even invited us back again. The rooms were very nice and very well laid out. Their dining room was very nice, too. Their activities are very good, and I would rate this facility highly.

February 27, 2014

By Caring63699650

I visited this facility

I like The Venetian Gardens. In fact, I thought about moving in there about three months ago. We went there maybe five times. My house was only about a mile and a half away from there. The food was good. There is nothing wrong with The Venetian Gardens, I just felt like at that time I wasn't ready yet to move in. There, if you need assisted living, you have to move out.

December 20, 2013

By Joe20

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Venetian Gardens is only 17 miles from where I live in Sarasota and I'm able to spend time with my brother because he's 90 years old. The building is only five years old and it's almost a very upscale community. It's small for only about 80 people. He had the best room of the building, he has vaulted ceilings and wrap-around windows. The staff is extremely friendly. They offer to do all kinds of things and it's working out just fine. They put a menu on the table first thing in the morning for all three meals and there are multiple choices and they can even accommodate special requests, if needed. They have bingo every night, movies Thursday nights, happy hour Friday nights, Saturday outside entertainment brought in to entertain them, singers and lead guitarists and so on. The service for getting in and out of town with the bus is excellent. My brother is very, very happy.

September 26, 2013

By Doris14

I visited this facility

I visited the Venetian Gardens for me and my husband. The staff is all very nice. I like the idea of the villa because the place is more private and you can have more time for yourself if you want it. I really like the place.

May 11, 2013

By John39

I visited this facility

The staff at The Venetian Gardens were very nice and welcoming. There were nurses available 24/7, so you felt secured. The facility was more upscale than the others and the rooms were larger as well. They had an exercise room, tv room and rooms where residents could do crafts. The residents were offered three choices for each meal. However, the price was too high for me.

June 23, 2011

By Donna H.

I visited this facility

It is a new facility and the furnishings and paint in the common areas, reflect that. The management staff, and wellness staff couldn't be more helpful. My parents have been residing there, just under a year and are happy with the food, amenities, and the fact there is a driver to take them shopping when they don't feel like using their car. I would recommend that it be checked out by folks looking for a nice clean, friendly place, close to shopping and I75.
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Questions about The Venetian Gardens

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at The Venetian Gardens. 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 transportation services does The Venetian Gardens 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 Venetian Gardens exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our 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 Venetian Gardens 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 Venetian Gardens 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 Venetian Gardens 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.

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Services and Amenities of The Venetian Gardens


  • Fee Structure Extra: Included In Rent: Basic Cable, Electric, Sewer, Water
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2705/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Handicap Barrier Free Units Available, Individual Climate Control, Safety Rails In Bathroom, 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
  • Resident Parking
  • Pool
  • Features Extra: Laundry Room For Use, Chapel, Library, Locked Mailboxes, Elevator, Parking: Garage

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, Activity Room

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 Venetian Gardens

The Venetian Gardens is located in Venice, FL, 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 Venetian Gardens 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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