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5201 Desoto Rd
Sarasota, FL 34235

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 Super Star award, and the 2019 Great Place to Work certification.

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Keeping Our Community Healthy

Desoto Beach Club operates with extensive protocols that mitigate the spreading of COVID-19 and transparently shares the number of active resident cases, updated weekdays by 11 A.M. Eastern Standard Time. Click here for more information on our prevention and response measures.

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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.

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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 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.




Need Help Moving ?

Holiday offers a complete solution to help you with downsizing and
moving into our senior living community. Our partner, Moves for Seniors,
specializes in managing all your move-related details and can be your
one-stop resource for stress-free transitions.

Schedule a Visit or Ask a Question

Office Hours / Walk-ins / Appointments Monday-Sunday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm