Sunshine Villa

Based on 24 reviews |Ranked #19 of 76 communities in Santa Cruz

80 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060



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

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Category Ratings

  • Food

    12 Total Reviews
  • Rooms

    5 Total Reviews
  • Staff

    33 Total Reviews
  • Care

    22 Total Reviews
  • Cleanlieness

    4 Total Reviews

Sunshine Villa Amenities

    Sunshine Villa Price

    Estimated Monthly Cost of $4,000

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    Compare Facility PricingMonthly Cost
    Average cost of assisted living within 20 miles$4,000/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 personal care and memory care services, Sunshine Villa is the perfect place for people to get individualized care while living their lives to the fullest. 

    Each resident’s care routine is unique to them, thanks to Sunshine Villa’s person-centered approach to care. They understand that no two people are the same, and everyone’s retirement journey is unique. 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 
    • Diet planning 
    • Escorts to community activities and events 
    • 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. Residents can go to a book club meeting and discuss their favorite novel or take a trip with the rest of the community to San Jose for an afternoon. 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. 

    In addition to their recreational amenities, Sunshine Villa offers chef-prepared meals daily in their superb on-campus restaurant. The staff prepares breakfast, lunch, and dinner lately, featuring classic selections and seasonal favorites daily. Residents can enjoy homestyle meals like fried chicken with potato wedges, pot roast, and spaghetti with meatballs. People with food allergies, people who eat kosher, and vegetarians can request meal substitutions to accommodate their special dietary needs. 

    With four 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 with full-size refrigerator and microwave 
    • Private bathroom 
    • Expansive closets 
    • Large windows (some with ocean views!) 
    • Plush carpeted flooring 
    • 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 other assisted living facilities and independent living communities in Santa Cruz. For more information, read the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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. 

    The memory care program's staff work with residents closely to identify their personal care needs. They learn the ins and outs of a person's daily routine to create an individualized care plan that will target their biggest challenges. Staff members uses state-of-the-art dementia care treatments and structured activities designed to stimulate those with Alzheimer's disease, teaching ways to live with memory impairments.  

    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 up to 30 consecutive days. 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 facilities 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.  

    From The Owner

    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) 373-4525

    80 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

    Rankings & Reviews

    FamilyAssets Reviews for Sunshine Villa

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    FamilyAssets Review at 2018-07-01:
    FamilyAssets looked at 24 reviews and calculated that Sunshine Villa has a weighted rating of 4.166 which makes it the #19 ranked community within 20 miles of Santa Cruz, California.

    Compare Sunshine Villa to Nearby Facilities

    Sunshine Villa is ranked 2 out of 4 total assisted living communities in the city of Santa Cruz, 19 out of 76 communities within 20 mile radius and 416 out of 1935 communities within the state of California.

    2nd out of 4
    Santa Cruz Assisted Living
    Top 50% of 4 assisted living facilities in Santa Cruz
    19th out of 76
    Assisted Living within 20 miles
    Top 25% of 76 assisted living facilities within 20 miles
    416th out of 1935
    California Assisted Living
    Top 21% of 1935 assisted living facilities in California

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    4.20 average score on ® from 15 total reviews

    4.00 average score on ® from 4 total reviews

    3.80 average score on other platforms from 5 total reviews

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