The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living


5851 Gray Market Drive , Lake Charles, LA 70605

(855) 840-7257

Reviews of The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living

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I Am/Was A Resident Of This Facility

I lived in the Veranda for a few months. It's a beautiful place, the staff was really helpful, the meals were like going to a restaurant, and they had a lot of amenities and perks. They have a swimming pool, a trainer, a spa, a TV room, beauty shop, and they have little buses that take you to doctors' appointments. We all had life alerts, they bring your meal to your room if you're unable to come to the dining room, and they had maid service once a week. The food was very good with a good bit of variety, and you could choose off a menu. The apartments were beautiful and they even had balconies. It was really nice.

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I Visited This Facility

The Verandah had nice apartments and services. You need a non-refundable $5,000 just to get in the door plus your rent. Paying an additional $15,000 would reduce your payment down to $500 a month, and this seemed OK. However, after one year the rent will go up from 1 to %, and you do not know exactly what you're walking into. They have everything there, they have a place for painting, exercising, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and they have a place for fishing. It was all very well kept and very clean. My only complaint was not knowing where the money was going to be in a year, and most senior citizens live on a budget.

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

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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I Visited This Community

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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I Visited This Community

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

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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Costs for The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living

Assisted Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 2,795

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 2,595

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

Amenities at The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living

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


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



Medication Management

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided

Guest Apartment


Weekly Personal Laundry

Tour The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living

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Description of The Verandah Independent and Assisted Living

At The Verandah, 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 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 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 have 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 tavern 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.

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