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DeSoto Beach Club brings the best of independent senior living to the central west coast of Florida. Located in Sarasota, this retirement community is enveloped in a tropical setting that’s adjacent to University Parkway Healthcare and the city's premier shopping, dining and entertainment at The Mall at University Town Center.
Downtown Sarasota is a charming enclave of 1920s bungalows, shops and restaurants. Stroll through the beautiful Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, home to some of the rarest orchids in the world. Enjoy a touring Broadway show at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, a cabaret at the Florida Studio Theatre or world-class opera at the Sarasota Opera House, all within ten miles of the community. Additionally, the Sarasota Memorial Hospital is as well.
Desoto Beach Club is an award-winning, independent senior living community. Awards include the 2020 Great Place to Work certification, the 2020 Caring.com Super Star award, and the 2019 Great Place to Work certification.
Keeping You Informed
Our commitment to helping older people live better means sharing important and timely information to help you make an informed decision to live in a Holiday community. Desoto Beach Club operates with extensive protocols that mitigate the spreading of COVID-19. If a resident tests positive for COVID-19, we notify residents and their designated contacts, our employees, and the local health department. In addition, the number of active cases is shared here. We are so proud of our team’s efforts and hard work to protect our community. See here for more information on our prevention and response measures.
Schedule a visit with us
If you'd like to speak with us about joining our senior living community, please use this form. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will respond promptly. You can even schedule a personalized virtual tour. We're here 7 days a week and offer visits to suit your schedule.
In the neighborhood
Moving to a new home can be challenging, but you’ll find familiar comforts and discover new favorites at DeSoto Beach Club and in the surrounding Sarasota area. With so many entertainment options and transportation services, residents at DeSoto Beach Club enjoy a lifestyle that’s anything but boring.
Floor Plans & Room Planner
DeSoto Beach Club features inviting floor plans designed to maximize resident access and everyday comfort in your new home. Use this convenient guide to choose from the many available room sizes and layouts, then use our room planning tool to help arrange the furniture in your new home.
Community Amenities and Services
- Activity Room
- Barber/Beauty Salon
- Billiard Lounge
- Bistro Area
- Community Fireplace
- Community Grounds
- Computer Room with Internet Access
- Covered Parking
- Fitness Equipment
- Game Room
- Garage Parking
- Gift Shop
- Large Screen TV Lounge
- Laundry Facilities
- Locked Mailboxes
- Lounge Area
- Patio Area
- Patio Dining
- Pets Welcome
- Poolside Clubhouse
- Private Dining Room
- Resident Kitchen
- Safety Rails
- Screened Heated Swimming Pool
- Smoke Alarm and Sprinkler System
- Swimming Pool
- Walking Paths
- Washer and Dryer
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Guest Suite
- Renters Liability Insurance Program
- Basic Cable TV
- Carpet and Window Treatments
- Full Kitchen in Units
- Individually Controlled Heating and Air Conditioning
- Kitchenette in Units
- Patio or Balcony
- Telephone Hookups
- Walk-in Tub
- Wheelchair Accessible Units
Services Included with Monthly Rent
- Common Area WiFi
- Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
- Three Chef Prepared Meals Daily
- Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
- Light Linen Service
- Most Utilities Included
- Lively Mobile Plus Personal Emergency Response Device
- Weekly Housekeeping
- Exclusive Travel and Stay Program
What are your interests?
Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site
The convenience of DeSoto Beach Club's on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available.
The stylist has been at the community for many years and has a great relationship with residents. Outside clients are welcome into the salon as well to enjoy the services. There is also a message therapist who conveniently comes into the salon as well.
Fitness Right at Home
DeSoto Beach Club residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment.
Fitness activities include chair exercises with resistance bands, exercises in a heated pool and seated volleyball. There's also a group that goes out walking together on a regular basis. Exercise while enjoying time with friends is always a win.
Let Us Serve You
Enjoy restaurant-style dining served with courtesy and caring by our staff who know you. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in DeSoto Beach Club's dining room. Sit with friends or invite your family for a special occasion in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of community members.
Our chef has won Chef of the Year at Holiday. He meets with residents on a regular basis to get their feedback and requests on the menu and meals. In fact, the staff and chef are working together to create a resident cookbook to be used in the kitchen weekly.
Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community
There’s so much to explore in the Sarasota area and DeSoto Beach Club makes sure that residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events, and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood has to offer and connect them to the surrounding community.
Some of the popular bus outings are to the beach, museums, state parks, the horse race track, shopping malls, restaurants, and the marina. You can join the "lunch bunch,” a group that goes out twice a month to try different restaurants. It’s a great opportunity to make friends with fellow foodies!
Life is Never Boring
DeSoto Beach Club’s comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.
Enjoy quality time with family and friends at activities and events in the billiard lounge or by the pool. You'll also see groups gathering for football parties weekly. Residents with a green thumb love to help take care of the community garden. Sometimes the fruits of their labor even end up in the chef's meals!
Pets Make Life Better
Furry friends are welcomed as residents at DeSoto Beach Club. We understand how important the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We’re delighted to have cats, dogs, birds, and even bunnies as part of our community.
Therapy animals come to the community, ready to play and cuddle. There's also a resident dog named Bella, who's so friendly the entire community has adopted her as their own. The stray cats, raccoons, and horses behind the property have also become honorary community pets. An onsite dog park is in the works which will be great for doggy playdates!
Stay Connected with Technology and Wifi
DeSoto Beach Club is equipped with WiFi access to help you stay connected throughout common areas. You can use a community desktop computer to stay up to date or connect your personal devices to the WiFi.
We have Tech Tuesdays where staff members answer questions residents may have about their devices, and instruction on how to better use them. Outside volunteers also come into the community on occasion to teach even more about technology.
Travel and Adventure is Always Available
The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement’s more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.
Despot Beach Club also operates a program that lets residents get a taste of faraway countries. Once a month, residents can enjoy a themed happy hour with music, food, and presentations related to a new country. They also get a stamp in their community passport.
Lend a Helping Hand
Residents are very involved in volunteering at the local Senior Center and the community holds school supply drives for local schools. Outside volunteer groups come into the community as well, First Baptist Church being one of them.
We have empowered residents to become resident ambassadors. These individuals have often lived in the community for quite some time and enjoy helping new residents get acclimated to senior living. They encourage new residents to take their time settling in and them feel comfortable in their new home.
Join us for a Complimentary Meal
At Holiday Retirement, we love our food and know you will too. We invite you and a guest to join us for a flavorful meal and the opportunity to see first-hand if independent retirement living is right for you.
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