The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

22 Reviews
5851 Gray Market Drive , Lake Charles, LA 70605
Call (844) 325-8230
The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living (844) 325-8230

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Assisted Living Reviews for The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living

November 06, 2016

By Russell222112

I visited this facility

Everything was good at Carriage House, they had been good to me, and it was a wonderful place. The staff was excellent; they did their jobs to the utmost. The rooms were excellent, and everything was great. They offered food, and the food was great. I would recommend this place to others.

August 17, 2016

By Vickie681405

I visited this facility

Out of all the ones that we’ve seen, Carriage House was the nicest one. The place was very accommodating for my father. It was more like an apartment, and he would have a bedroom and nice bathroom, a living room and a nice kitchen. The staff member who toured us was really very nice. She went out of her way to show us everything, answered any questions we had, and was willing to help us with anything. I didn’t have a problem with her at all. We were able to have lunch there, and the food was very good. Their dining area was very nice. She told us they had different activities to do. They had bands that come in at certain times of the month and tours to other places.

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.

June 06, 2015

By Carolyn107794650

I visited this facility

Carriage House is super nice. The rooms were smaller, and the beds in the rooms were smaller. They did have some activities. One thing I like about that is they have a pool, but people were not there to watch the residents. You are on your own, and that would be not very good for my mother. But they were extremely super nice. The staff was very patient. My father hadn't passed away yet when we went to Carriage House. They were very compassionate. I was very nervous because I had to take care of everything with both of my parents. They were just very calm, and they were wonderful.

March 27, 2015

By Jackie35

I visited this facility

It was all great; it was just more expensive. The staff was good. Everything was good about Verandah. It was just a little more expensive; plus it was more out of the way for our family. Mom just really liked the other place better. Their dining room was excellent. They are geared more towards all kinds of denominations. So every Sunday, they have different denominations, and that was one of the main reasons my mom chose the other place. It was a brand new place, so it was really outstanding, and I guess that's why it was more expensive too. I have never seen anything as nice as that.
Provider Response

We know how hard it is to select a retirement community, and we hope your mother is happy with her selection. As part of our all-inclusive community, we do provide transportation to places of worship on Sundays, but also offer transportation daily to local shops, various appointments and any other needs our residents may have. In addition, residents enjoy a variety of amenities in their month rent including 3 chef-prepared meals daily, wellness and fitness classes, personal training, swimming pool and spa, access to The Graywood Country Club and much more. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you or your mother.

March 25, 2015

By Katherine17

I visited this facility

I had a tour at The Verandah. I was kind of out in the Country. It was really nice. It had a lot of stuff, but then it was too expensive. It was kind of far out of town, and I kind of liked to live in a little bit more populated area.
Provider Response

As you experienced, The Verandah offers a variety of amenities including chef-prepared meals and fitness classes, social mixers, swimming pool and spa, access to the Graywood Country Club and so much more for one all-inclusive price. Residents enjoy our complimentary transportation providing access to nearby shopping, errands, doctor appointments and places of worship. We welcome you to come back and experience all the amenities The Verandah has to offer.

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.
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Independent Living Reviews for The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living

November 07, 2016

By Pat566405

I am/was a resident of this facility

The Verandah has so many things that you can participate in; they have a lovely swimming pool covered with a solar panel, an exercise room, and all kinds of amenities. They have pedicures, manicures, and an art room. The chef prepared meals. I have a lovely 1 bedroom with a large walk-in closet and another big closet across with shelves. There’s a small den, a comfortable bathroom, a powder room, and a washer and dryer. Across from me, there’s another big closet with mini shelves that can be moved to accommodate a different configuration if you want it. There’s a dishwasher, a refrigerator, and a little entry hall. It’s very spacious with huge windows and a little balcony outside my bedroom. It looks like a French door, but it’s one big window, and the other one is a French door going out to the little balcony.

September 19, 2016

By Roy711031

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The tour at the Verandah was good, and my relative moved in two months ago and loves it. They have swimming, arts, exercise, theater room, and a spa area where she gets her hair massaged or let done. They get to get together and go out to dinner at various restaurants to the city. They’ve got transportation to and from doctors twice a week and to stores.

June 30, 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.

November 30, 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 29, 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.

August 29, 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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Costs for The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living

Cost of Assisted Living

$ 1,234

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Cost of Independent Living

$ 1,234

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Services and Amenities of The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living


  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2795/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2395/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

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

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi


  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: 2203781664

About The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living

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.

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