Desoto Beach Club


5201 Desoto Rd , Sarasota, FL 34235

(855) 840-7257

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Desoto Beach Club was clean. Everybody was very knowledgeable and super friendly. Anybody who worked there, particularly the people in the office, would jump in and help in the kitchen area if needed. The food was great. They had a variety of floor plans, and their prices were very fair. They were willing to work with us with the money. The rooms were upgraded and very sizable. They're working on all of them right now. The grounds were very clean and manicured. They had lots of fun things and would provide transportation to and from their doctors' offices, various malls, shopping places, and grocery stores. A couple of times a month, they would have a big outing where everybody would sign up to go. One time, they took them up to the horse races in Tampa, which was great. They had a beauty shop and a laundry room. They let everybody be their individual self, which struck me. They're also very veteran-oriented and even have a wall of honor up there.

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Desoto Beach Club was nice, and had nice people and good foo. They had a lot of very good activities and amenities. They got transportation to wherever you want. The rooms were smaller than what I wanted. They served three meals a day, so you don't have to cook in your room. The staff and residents were good. They had studios and 1[one-bedrooms. It's an older facility, but not that old.

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I was interested in the 1-bedroom apartments in Desoto Beach Club. It was very pleasant and the people were very nice and helpful. They answered all the questions that I had, and they said they'll keep in touch with me. They take the residents on tours and shopping, or when they have to do their banking. I had lunch there, and they serve food three times a day. Some of their amenities include a pool, and a game room where you can play pool, ping-pong, or Wii bowling. They also have a washer and dryer on each floor.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

My mother moved into Desoto Beach Club, it's a very nice place. They're flexible with the rent as well. The people are friendly and the place is very clean and beautiful.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

Desoto Beach Club is very nice, and my mom has met very nice people. It's very clean, and the management has done a really good job at connecting. They have an on-site physical therapist, a nurse on call during the day, a nice variety of activities, and they have just done a really nice job with helping my mom during her stay. They have a nice cafeteria, and the food is OK but not homemade. Otherwise, mom's very happy there.

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I Am/Was A Resident Of This Facility

We stayed for 6 months at Desoto Beach club. My wife, slipped, fell, and fractured her hip there. The apartments were very basic, like off campus apartments back in my college days. We were not able to get housekeeping services, which was once a week. Their food leaves a lot to be desired.

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I Visited This Community

We saw Desoto Beach Club when we visited the place. We initially liked it, but we talked to some people who moved out of the place and to a resident in the elevator who said that the management had changed and the quality had gone down. The manager who gave us the tour said to us to disregard the carpets because they are going to be replaced soon, but the residents told us they were being told that for two years now. The carpet did look pretty bad.

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We went to Desoto Beach Club, which was really nice, and we really liked it. It was more open and user-friendly to me because it was all open for dinner. It's independent, but I think they have assisted if you need it. There's a big dining room with people sitting around smiling and waving to you. The lady showed us three full rooms which were very nice, and we stayed for lunch, then I went outside and looked at the pool while my mother sat with some ladies. It was just a really friendly atmosphere. If she had a choice, that's the one she would go to. The food was very good. The day we were there, they were having a St. Patrick's Day party, so they had two men come in and play instruments and sing, and people came in and sat with them and took requests. They also had a room where they play cards.

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Desoto Beach Club impressed me. I thought, "Boy, my dad would like to live here." We went inside, but we didn’t see any of the rooms. The amenities and the dining area were nice. You walk in the door, and they have a piano player and chairs all lined up, and the residents were listening to Dixieland music. It was very nice. The community was very nicely put together and had nice grounds with a lake, a pond, and benches to sit on. The people seemed nice.

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My visit at Desoto Beach Club was pleasant. The woman took me around everywhere, showed me a lot of the rooms, the dining room, and some of the facilities. It was very nice. The atmosphere was pleasant. The living quarters were very nice, and the staff was very pleasant and very helpful.

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Desoto Beach Club was very nice and well set-up for the elderly. They had a lot of activities. It would have been a great place for my mom. The room was a cute, well set-up, small one-bedroom apartment. The dining room was restaurant-style. The staff was wonderful, helpful, informative, and compassionate.

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Costs for Desoto Beach Club

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 2,199

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

Amenities at Desoto Beach Club

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 3 Miles

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 6 Miles

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control


Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Beauty/Barber Shop

TV and Media Room with Nintendo Wii®

Billiards Lounge and Game Room


Swimming Pool


Full-Time Activity Director

Live Musical Entertainment

Wii Bowling, Card Games and Group Activities

Exercise and Fitness Programs

Arts Classes


Outside Patio/Gardens

Cable/Satellite TV

Pet Policy: Pets allowed

Private Dining Room

Restaurant-style Dining


Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided


Holiday Travel Program

Seniors Serving Seniors Program

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Description of Desoto Beach Club


Desoto Beach Club offers you a quiet, beautiful home nestled within Sarasota. Residents enjoy the convenience of being close to all the things that make life rich, like shopping, great dining, golfing and all the beauty of the ocean. Take time to enjoy the world-renowned Siesta Key Beach, St. Armands Circle and Anna Marie Island. Our warm and caring staff is devoted to making you feel at home with us, and you'll be happy you came to live with us.

Desoto Beach Club is a part of Holiday Retirement, a company in the business of providing comfort, value and security to seniors. Since 1971, Holiday has been creating cheerful communities for individuals who want to enjoy an independent and enriching retirement.

Featured Amenities

There are plenty of things to keep you active and occupied at our popular retirement community. Enjoy your own private suite, expertly designed and furnished to high standards to ensure your utmost comfort at all times. Feel free to bring along your cat or dog to enrich your experience and we will welcome them into our community with open arms.

Make new friends by taking part in our thoughtfully prepared schedule of events and activities designed to promote holistic wellness. Between enjoying delicious, chef-prepared meals served three times daily, you’ll find everything you need to keep your mind and body active. Watch your favorite shows, play a game, attend an exercise class or Bible study; your choices are endless.

Available Services

Desota Beach Club offers a comprehensive list of services that will cater for your every need. Wave farewell to daily chores and take advantage of housekeeping and linen services, laundry facilities, cable television and 24-hour on-call service, all included in your monthly rent. Hop on our complementary shuttle service and get involved in rewarding opportunities to volunteer in the local community.

We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday 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.

Desota Beach Club offers seniors a wonderful opportunity to retire in a premier community with service that’s as warm as the weather.