The Verandah

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5851 Gray Market Drive , Lake Charles, LA 70605

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    The staff at The Verandah is very friendly. Everything is clean. The grounds are real nice with flowers and plants. The staff is very nice and helpful. I like the food and its presentation; it's very nice. They have restaurants, swimming pool, a spa, a gym, hair salon, a movie theater, and they always have a bunch of activities going on.

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    The Verandah at Graywood is one heck of a facility! This facility is one of the few I’ve ever visited that excelled in pretty much every category. The Verandah at Graywood is almost like resort style living with more amenities and perks than you can think of. This facility is expansive with some of the most stunning property grounds I’ve ever seen. There are more amenities at this facility that can be listed and plenty of activities that insure boredom is something the residents are never faced with. The facility has amazing grounds including a lake with a fountain. This stunning facility has plenty of seating areas and has an atmosphere of luxury. Inside the eating areas is restaurant quality with an abundance of high end detail. The food is very good and there’s exceptional quality to its taste. There is also plenty of variety for the choosy resident. There are plenty of activities hosted daily to keep residents engaged. Everything from fitness activities to movie days are hosted at this facility. This facility also has many amazing amenities that make it stand out above all other facilities. This facility has a day spa, business center, fitness center, and a media room with a large screen projector-like television, an art studio, a spacious swimming pool, a fishing pond, library and much more. The entire facility is smoke-free and there’s even an option for residents to receive a month-to-month lease. Overall The Verandah at Graywood is a facility that leaves very little to be desired. It’s modern and new with a décor that makes it one of kind. It feels a lot like a five star resort with its luxury and meticulous attention to details. If you’re searching for a facility for your loved one, I highly recommend paying this one a visit. It certainly does disappoint as it goes above and beyond in all arenas. With so many amenities, you likely will have no reason to ever step foot outside the property. Considering all the activities that are hosted here, you’ll find that there’s plenty to keep the residents happy, healthy and busy. The Verandah at Graywood is truly an exceptional facility built with five star tastes.

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    The Verandah provides a true resort type living experience. This community truly is like a nice vacation resort. A few of the seniors here told me that they really enjoy this "getaway" spot. The employees are helpful and seem to provide quality care for their residents. The Verandah is clean, spacious, has nice rooms, amazing common area, fantastic amenities, and an awesome staff!

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    I Am A Current/Past Resident

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    We have lived here for nearly 1 yr. My husband are so happy here and feel we are getting 1st class provisions for us in our senior years. We call it our "5 star hotel" or feel like we are on a dockside cruise ship". We don't lack for anything here and are very content with no worries of upkeep,3 meals a day prepared, maid service weekly, etc. Everyone should be so BLESSED!

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Description of The Verandah

The Verandah at Graywood - Lake Charles, LA - Exterior


The Verandah at Graywood - Lake Charles, LA - LogoAt The Verandah at Graywood, 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 at Graywood 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 at Graywood 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 hThe Verandah at Graywood - Lake Charles, LA - Tavernave 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 taThe Verandah at Graywood - Lake Charles, LA - Dining Roomvern 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 at Graywood.

Stop imaging the retirement you want and start creating it by joining the one-of-a-kind community The Verandah at Graywood.

Costs for The Verandah

  • Assisted Living Starting Cost per Month: $3,195

Amenities at The Verandah

Property Info

  • Emergency Services: Less than 8 Miles
  • Shopping: Less than 1 Mile
  • Recreation: Less than 1 Mile
  • Number of Units: 140
  • State License #: 2203781664
  • 1-Bedroom Units
  • 2-Bedroom Units
  • Cottage-Style Homes
  • Air Conditioning/Climate Control
  • Washer/Dryer in Apt
  • Full Kitchen
  • Emergency Call System
  • 24-Hour Staffing
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Library
  • Massage & Spa Room
  • Theatre & Community Room
  • Computer Center, Art Studio, Club and Game Room
  • Stocked Ponds for Fishing


  • Social Events
  • Trips & Outings
  • Spiritual Activities
  • Exercise Classes


  • Outside Patio/Gardens
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Dedicated Concierge
  • Restaurant-Style Dining
  • Private Dining Area
  • Tavern/Bar


  • Medication Management
  • Help with Activities of Daily Living
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Other Transportation Provided
  • Guest Apartment
  • Housekeeping
  • Weekly Personal Laundry
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