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Villa Santa Barbara

227 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Robert D - Resident/client
5.0
Overall service

My everyday experience here at the Villa is very good. From the moment I get up every day till I lay my head down to sleep. I feel very safe, happy and content while being in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.... Read more

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About the facility Villa Santa Barbara

Nestled in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, just a few miles away from warm, sandy beaches and the majestic Santa Ynez mountains, is Villa Santa Barbara — a multi-story community offering independent and assisted living services. Here, residents are encouraged to continue living their vibrant and active lifestyle, while knowing that friendly assistance is always nearby. Spend your days perusing through our extensive library or by taking in the stunning oceanic view from on top of our rooftop terrace. Feel free to bring your favorite four-legged friend along with you — we are pet-friendly, after all!

Community Services and Amenities

Eliminate the extra stress in your life by letting us take care of the household chores. Our friendly associates provide regular housekeeping, laundry, and linen services, enabling you more time to visit with your loved ones. Our professional chef prepares delectable, restaurant-quality meals every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Savor every bite while reclining in our charming Villa Bistro dining room, which features a stunning view of our lovely gardens. Salad bar options are also available during lunch and dinner for those who would prefer a lighter meal.

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Villa Santa Barbara is a community within Sonida Senior Living properties. See all Sonida Senior Living communities.

Pricing for Villa Santa Barbara

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Amenities at Villa Santa Barbara

Health Care Services

Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
Medication Management

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
Professional Chef
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Kitchenette
Handicap Accessible
Air Conditioned

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Covered Parking

Pets

Weight limit 31-40lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Main Street Shops
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center
Game Room

Services

Beautician

Languages spoken

Spanish
English

Activities

Devotional Activities Offsite
Art Classes
Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning
Live Well Programs

Reviews for Villa Santa Barbara

4.3
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Cleanliness

4.3

Friendliness

4.4

Meals & Dining

4.4

Care Services

4.1

Activities

4.1

Staff

4.8

Value for Cost

4.1

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5.0
Robert D - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 23, 2022
Overall service

My everyday experience here at the Villa is very good. From the moment I get up every day till I lay my head down to sleep. I feel very safe, happy and content while being in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
August 5, 2022
Verified Review
Villa Santa Barbara

All of the reports I got were excellent, I asked my loved one how the food was and he said it was great. This facility was much better than the other communities we looked at. It's an excellent choice and we are very pleased. Villa Santa Barbara was referred to us through A Place for Mom, whereas we might have skipped them. We were very pleased with how it all worked out.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

4

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

August 17, 2022

Thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team. Thanks for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit. Take care!


3.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
March 8, 2022
Verified Review
Our experience

I have nothing negative to say about Villa Santa Barbara, it just did not work out for my loved one. They assessed her as a level 1 care when she came in, but then she declined very quickly and needed more care than they were able to provide. They did their best to try and work with us especially financially and we appreciated that.

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

April 13, 2022

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!


4.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Assisted Living
March 1, 2022
Verified Review
Great Location

I am pretty happy here. I like the location because it is good for walking. They allow my dog here. I am more satisfied than I expected to be. There is a wide variety of food for the residents to choose from. Some of the activities available include chair exercises, mental alertness classes, bible study, happy hour, movies, and more for the residents to choose from.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4.5

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

April 13, 2022

Anonymous, we really appreciate your feedback!


4.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
February 21, 2022
Verified Review
Friendly staff

The Villa Santa Barbara community is very clean, and the staff members have been great. I am still adjusting so I have not taken advantage of the activities yet, but they do have a ton to offer. All of the residents have been so welcoming.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3.5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

No data collected

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

April 13, 2022

Anonymous, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Villa Santa Barbara.


3.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 27, 2021

Very nice helpers. Good food. Great location!!! Safe area, need few more helpers and nurse.

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 22, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback!


5.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 27, 2021

I have lived here for over seven years. Have seen numerous changes in staff and residents. The current director, marketing director, finance, maintenance and food director are extremely hard working, competent, and compassionate. So are those at the front desk. The BEST in all these years! I am very GRATEFUL to be living here.

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 21, 2022

We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!


5.0
Grace H - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 27, 2021

Enjoy the place :)


5.0
Audrey H - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 27, 2021

I enjoy living here & lots of nice people and [unreadable].

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 21, 2022

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!


4.0
Gladys B - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 27, 2021

I am comfortable here.

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 21, 2022

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!


5.0
Phil L - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 27, 2021

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 21, 2022

Hi Phil L, thank you so much for your positive stars about Villa Santa Barbara!


5.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 27, 2021

My opinion. This is beneficial to me in pretty much every way. Like a luxury hotel.

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 21, 2022

Grace H, we are so happy to read such a great review about Villa Santa Barbara!


5.0
Rose A - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 27, 2021

Everything is good here. Good food!!

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 22, 2022

We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!


4.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 27, 2021

Very nice.

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 22, 2022

Hi Anonymous, thank you so much for your positive comments about Villa Santa Barbara!


3.0
Wendy W - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 27, 2021

Upper management needs improvement. There is way too much turnover and little regard for the hardworking people who work here - COVID problems aside, every year the rent has gone up, but the service has not. Santa Barbara is very competitive in the senior market. You might be able to charge more for services, but the service is not that good. Some areas are improving --> But I do not want to be inconvenienced by broken elevators anymore. We finally have a good chef who is cooking healthy foods. The company in general is always trying for improvement, which is good.

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 22, 2022

Wendy, we regret to hear that you had this experience with us. Your feedback helps us improve and we would like to learn more about how we can make this better. Please contact us at (805) 963-4428.


5.0
GeorgeAnna P - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 27, 2021


5.0
Randy H - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 27, 2021

I live on the second floor with a balcony and nice view of the sunrise and ocean.

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 22, 2022

Randy H, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!


3.0
Ron H - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 27, 2021

Things are getting better. I have been here 6 yrs. and the last couple years there has been a lot of turn over. The dining has been good lately. The activities have been down.

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 22, 2022

Ron, we truly appreciate your honest feedback. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you; we are more than happy to help!


5.0
Alice G - Resident/client
Assisted Living
December 27, 2021

I feel that they are very helpful and looks to be helpful. It's very dear and they are nice and warm. Chef [name removed] is absolutely wonderful. Her soups are the best. Can't say anything but great.

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 21, 2022

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!


5.0
Cheryl R - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
December 27, 2021

Mom used to sit in a dark room and never smiled - she existed but wasn't happy doing so. Villa SB - [name removed] [name removed] [name removed] [name removed] Chef [name removed] [name removed] and the other people are so interested in helping my mom - she now sits in the light. You have changed our lives.

Response from Villa Santa Barbara

March 22, 2022

Hi Cheryl R, thank you so much for your positive comments about Villa Santa Barbara!


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Villa Santa Barbara has received an average review rating of 4.3 based on 55 reviews. See all reviews.

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