Sunshine Villa

Based on 26 reviews | Highly Rated Community in Santa Cruz

80 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

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Sunshine Villa is an assisted living community located in Santa Cruz that offers senior living accommodations and services.

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    Sunshine Villa Price

    Estimated Monthly Cost of $4,000

    The above price is calculated based on average state costs, amenity information and online ratings. This price assumes some level of extra assistance, if no extra assistance is required, then the starting price would be less. To get an accurate monthly rate, click the button below:

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    Compare Facility PricingMonthly Cost
    Average cost of assisted living within 25 miles$4,813/month
    Santa Cruz average cost of assisted living$4,000/month
    California average cost of assisted living$4,000/month

    FamilyAssets has estimated the cost of Sunshine Villa assisted living Facility in Santa Cruz, California. Sunshine Villa is 100% the cost of assisted living in Santa Cruz and 100% the cost of assisted living in California.

    Detailed Information

    Sunshine Villa, Santa Cruz CA

    Sunshine Villa is a senior living community located in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA. The residence is only a few minutes away from the ocean, offering breathtaking views of the coastline and easy access to the Santa Cruz beach. Residents can take a stroll down Santa Cruz Warf or the boardwalk, located walking distance away from Sunshine Villa. 

    The assisted living community itself is a historic Santa Cruz landmark, set in one of the area’s most charming neighborhoods. Sunshine Villa’s main building is a stunning Victorian-era home with a long history of its own, giving residents a unique setting for a wonderful retirement. 

    Retirement should be a fun experience and Sunshine Villa makes it happen with their exceptional long-term care services, comprehensive wellness programs, and recreational amenities. With a wide variety of non-medical assisted living and memory care services, Sunshine Villa is the perfect place for people to get individualized care while living their lives to the fullest. 

    Staff members work with community members one-on-one to understand their needs and concerns, determining their level of care. Sunshine Villa’s staff create individualized care plans tailored to each resident’s needs, making sure they receive as much or as little care as they need.
    Everyone’s care plan is different. It may include services like: 

    • Assistance with bathing, dressing, and eating (among other activities of daily living)

    • Medication assistance

    • Transportation to appointments

    • Housekeeping and linen services

    • Laundry assistance

    The community’s amenities are an amazing bonus for people who live there, featuring an ever-changing selection of social activities, wellness programs, and events. There’s always something for residents to do, from educational opportunities to arts and crafts sessions. If anyone needs help getting from their apartment to an event, caregivers are happy to escort them, helping everyone feel welcome at the community events. 

    Sunshine’s other amenities include an on-campus beauty salon, located just steps from residents’ doors. The Victorian sun porch offers exceptional views of the surrounding area, where residents can enjoy the ocean breeze while they read a book or share conversations with friends. If residents want to take a short walk, they can journey through the beautifully landscaped gardens and courtyard, and everyone is welcome to plant their own flowers in the community garden if they please. Back inside, residents can relax in the community’s spacious common room and enjoy leisure time by themselves or with others. There is no limit to the fun a person can have as Sunshine Villa residents, thanks to the community’s outstanding amenities. 

    With several spacious floor plans, Sunshine Villa gives residents plenty of living options to choose from when they move in. People who want to downsize from a house or large condominium may consider the studio layout for its manageable size, while the one-bedroom floor plans offer additional room for people who need it. The community does not offer a two-bedroom floor plan, but their “Open one-bedroom” layouts are similar to two-bedroom apartments. 

    No two apartments are exactly the same, each featuring its own unique charm and personality. All units are pet-friendly, subject to the community’s breed and size restrictions. Additionally, each unit features: 

    • Spacious kitchenette 

    • Private bathroom

    • Expansive closets

    • Large windows (some with ocean views!)

    • Emergency call systems

    To learn more about Sunshine Villa, use the links above to make an inquiry or schedule a tour. Tours are free to anyone who is interested in the community and offer an excellent chance to see everything Sunshine Villa has to offer in detail. The staff are happy to answer questions about Sunshine Villa’s long-term care programs, memory care services, and explain how it compares to assisted living communities and independent living communities in Santa Cruz. For more information, read the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below. 

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Q: How do I know if Sunshine Villa's memory care program is right for me or my loved one?

    Living with Alzheimer's can be challenging. Short-term memory loss introduces new hurdles into a person's life, which they made need help adjusting to. Sunshine Villa's memory care community gives people with Alzheimer's and dementia a safe, welcoming place to go when they need help managing their symptoms.
    Prospective Alzheimer's care and dementia care residents can work with Sunshine Villa's care adviser before they move in to determine if memory care services are right for them. The care adviser will look at their current diagnosis and discuss their concerns to help them decide if the memory care program offers the services they need. For more information about the memory care community at Sunshine Villa, use the links above to make an inquiry or schedule a tour. 

    Q: Does Sunshine Villa offer short-term care programs when people who receive in-home care need help?

    Yes! Sunshine Villa offers a comprehensive respite care program, allowing older adults to stay at the community for a short period of time. The respite care program offers the same services to temporary residents the community offers assisted living residents, giving them a safe and secure place to receive professional help while their caregiver is away. For more information, use the link above to make an inquiry. 

    Q: Is Sunshine Villa licensed to provide skilled nursing care?

    No. As a non-medical assisted living community, Sunshine Villa is not permitted to provide skilled nursing care. Like many assisted living communities and independent living communities, Sunshine Villa is not equipped to help people who need ongoing medical attention. For more information, use the link above to make an inquiry.  

    About The Community

    Sunshine and smiles. That’s what you’ll notice first about your beautiful new home in Sunshine Villa. Of course the Victorian architecture and ocean views make Sunshine Villa stand out, but the compassionate hearts of the staff members here are irreplaceable. It’s their smiles, warmth, and sincerity that mark Sunshine Villa as an extraordinary senior living community. Our retirement community is just the right size, too. With about 125 residents, we are like a great, big family, and there’s always something interesting going on—whether it’s painting lessons, Tai Chi classes, a music appreciation seminar, a book discussion or a jigsaw puzzle. Our activities program is designed to bring out your passions and help keep you engaged in our community life. Keep Reading

    Contact Information

    Community Website

    (971) 717-2180

    80 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

    Rankings & Reviews

    FamilyAssets Reviews for Sunshine Villa

    We have 9 review(s) for this provider.

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    shirley kliman

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    19 May 2020

    I in person, viewed Sunshine Villa last year and found it to be a warm environment. In speaking to a few of the residents, I found them to speak favorable of the place. Because of the virus, we are unable to have a tour yet and are looking forward to the possibility at some future date. Kathy, sunshine villa sales representative was very accommodating and organized a virtual tour for us.

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    ron emrich

    13 Jan 2020

    Concerned that memory care may be an “afterthought “. All else looks good. Kathy’s input with good perspective was excellent. Answered questions well, with thoughtfulness and knowledge. RE

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    Judith Schulz Davis

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    17 Jan 2019

    Sunshine Villa is a great place to live and to visit. Excellent and caring staff. Remarkable Building in a beautiful area.

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    Ann Modercin

    Verified Review
    17 Jan 2019

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    Luisa Gonzalez

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    16 Jan 2019

    Beautiful community

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    Craig Cady

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    16 Jan 2019

    This community is truly unique--a beautiful Victorian mansion right by the Santa Cruz Wharf with a compassionate staff and residents who know how to have fun!

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    Joseph Lynam

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    16 Jan 2019

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    Jatziry Munoz

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    16 Jan 2019

    Sunshine Villa is a wonderful place to live and work for.We have very caring and compassionate team. You always learn something new.

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    Jim McKie

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    16 Jan 2019

    Sunshine Villa is an amazing place. The citizens of Santa Cruz are very fortunate to have such an outstanding option when the need for assisted living or memory care arises in the family. The staff is caring, the food is delicious, the activities are the best, and the overall quality is 5 Star! Sunshine Villa is like a luxury curse ship on the ground.

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    FamilyAssets Score

    Feb 1, 2019

    FamilyAssets analyzed 26 reviews and evaluated Sunshine Villa as a highly rated community within 25 miles of Santa Cruz, California.

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    4.30 average score on ® from 16 total reviews

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    4.00 average score on other platforms from 6 total reviews

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