Bay Lake

Offers Assisted Living

17 Reviews
4225 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Bay Lake

June 28, 2016

By Steve533427

I visited this facility

Baylake Retirement was a very nice place. When I walked in, it felt very comfortable and cozy. The community was really, really active. Their accommodations were very pretty and well appointed. The rooms I saw were not very large and didn't take pets.

March 15, 2016

By caringvisitor4

I visited this facility

Bay Lake was a very nice facility with nice location about a quarter mile away from a facility where you could go swimming and do any kind of workout you want. It's almost walking distance. We did not eat there, but they had a nice dining room. The facilities were nice.

June 20, 2015

By Caring108135850

I visited this facility

I went to Bay Lake for a visit, and it was very nice. I had known somebody that went there, and they were very satisfied. They did not associate medications at a later time, so I wasn’t interested in that. The staff were very nice, and their food looked good. Their activities were great, and everything was very nice.

April 07, 2015

By Rene3

I visited this facility

We looked at Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Living. It was right across the street of my neighborhood and the neighborhood that my parents lived in. I also had several people that I have known to be in there. It was clean, open, very well lit, and spacious. The people were very friendly and courteous. They were always willing to answer any of our questions. They had a nice variety of room sizes. The only thing that worries me was that if something bad happened, then they would take them to the hospital, and then they would have to go a nursing home. They couldn't stay there forever. However, it seemed very organized and had lots of activities. There was always something going on and had a wide variety of what to offer them. I would absolutely recommend it to others.

October 02, 2014

By Caring75834850

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father-in-law has been residing in Bay Lake since November of last year. They are very good to him. I think the management is taking action if someone doesn't do his or her duties. As a result, they do have adequate and knowledgable staff. They also have activities lined up everyday. I haven't tried eating there, but I think they provide healthy foods. I chose this community because it is closer to my home. I can even walk to the place. I also like the set up of the community. It is not cheap, but I know that they give him the best service and care. Bottomline is, I am happy where my father-in-law is right now.

May 30, 2012

By jaybiz0615

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The facility is beautifully decorated inside and out. All the rooms are furnished and everything is kept extremely clean and hygienic. The staff are all very friendly and seem genuinely caring. The only negative I would note is the quality of the food service provided. My aunt complained of the food often making her sick to her stomach when a particular chef is cooking. I asked the servers and they all told me that some of the residents would not eat a meal if it was cooked by a particular female chef who was said to never wash her hands. This food poisoning risk was a great concern to me and the management assured me they would renew all training on hand washing and food preparation.

October 14, 2011

By Gcameron

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff of Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Living Community are absolutely wonderful. I obtained a position in California, forcing me to relocate with my sick mother. My mother requires comprehensive medical care and did not want to leave the state of Virginia, so I was left in a bind. Upon visiting Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Living Community, I found myself relieved, they offered on site nurses, community activities and spacious living conditions. My mother was above and beyond pleased with the facility. I have referred many patients to the facility since the passing of my mother, yet I still keep in touch with the wonderful staff whom accompanied her in her last days.

September 29, 2011

By mnrobbs67

I am a friend or relative of a resident

A very close family friend of ours lives at Bay Lake Retirement Community right now. She lost her husband several years back and eventually was not able to manage living on her own anymore due to some medical problems. My mom and I helped her look at retirement facilities and we all loved Bay Lake. The residence itself is a beautiful colonial style building and the resident rooms are well decorated and comfortable. It is in a very nice neighborhood and has spacious grounds for the residents to enjoy. The staff was very welcoming, took the time to get to know us and answered all of our questions with patience and understanding. We even had a meal there on our visit to see what the food was like and it was fantastic. Bay Lake makes me want to retire now! Our friend is doing very well there and is still incredibly happy with her choice to move into Bay Lake. We visit her often and have experienced their high standard of care firsthand. I would recommend this facility to anyone looking for a beautiful, relaxing and caring place to retire.

September 29, 2011

By lakeside818

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I visit my aunt at Bay Lake every Saturday morning. Auntie used to drop off her niece and nephew at the school nearby in our younger days. We go down memory lane and talk about the excursions we took with the kids. Auntie likes the setting of Baylake near the ocean and her own private bathroom and kitchenette make her feel very comfortable. She can go in the kitchen and get her Yoplait yogurt and Dr. Pepper. That is her favorite snack. She goes to the beauty shop right there at Baylake and often asks me, What do you think? I am so happy that she is satisfied and looks great. There is even transportation at her new home so she can feel independent about going to some of her doctor's visits alone. She's got new neighbors and she eats with her new friends often. Finally, the happiest moment is that she has Skip, her dog, with her. Pets are allowed at this assisted living center. Auntie is happy and the whole family is happy because she and Skip are happy.
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Services and Amenities of Bay Lake

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 72
  • Pets: All Pets

Types of care

  • Walking Wheelchair Assistance
  • Meal Preparation

About Bay Lake

There's nothing like living near the ocean "“ the breezes, the views, the warm days. Bay Lake is a Retirement and Assisted Living community in Virginia Beach, Virginia that experts call one of the most progressively designed senior residences in the country.

Our mission at Bay Lake is to bring seniors the finest retirement living environment that includes assisted living and special needs care. That's one of the reasons we're located in the lovely Tidewater area of Virginia, near the Chesapeake Bay side of the ocean, in a beautifully classic neighborhood.

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