01:01 24 Jan 24
Always a vibrant and fun atmosphere to be in! Every time I’ve visited I’ve experienced a warm welcome and been greeted with smiling faces. I’ve gotten to know many of the residents through my interactions as a local real estate broker and team trivia host at the community, and would not only be thrilled to have my family members there, but would not hesitate to become a resident myself if I were looking at Independent Living communities with leasing options. Definitely one to check out if you’re considering the move to an exciting senior living community along the Gulf Coast! If you ask to speak with Michael he’s the one to talk to get a tour and all the information you need.
12:27 31 Dec 23
Great place to work!
16:02 29 Dec 23
With 25 years of experience in the senior living industry, I must say that the past 5 1/2 years as the senior lifestyle counselor at Discovery Village at Sarasota Bay have been exceptional. With the leadership and support provided to all employees and residents, I feel confident in educating people about this lifestyle choice and the benefits it provides. It is a privilege to work in an industry that respects a person's rights and needs.
Triple R Adventure
14:20 28 Dec 23
I love working here specially with Bethany she’s a rockstar!!
18:50 27 Dec 23
I have been at Discovery for a year and have been greatly satisfied in the services and activities that are offered. I am quite impressed with the food, and the Bartender is very knowledge in his work.
21:59 26 Dec 23
Great place to live and work. Beautiful facility with many activities, great restaurant, pub, gym and theater. Great executive director, Nicole. Nicole really knows what she's doing and is great to work for. LOVE it here.
21:01 26 Dec 23
I’m only 59yo when I moved here in February. The tour that was given to me was so impressive that it only took one visit, and I was signing the lease. I never thought I’d find friends here, but boy was I wrong. Within about 2 months everyone knows your name; everyone is exceptionally friendly. The staff is like the kind you’d find at a model viewing. Our staff is the BEST you’ll find anywhere.Thanks DV…I look forward to many, many years to come.
16:10 26 Dec 23
I work in the housekeeping department and I love the housekeeping team jazz is a great boss
14:44 26 Dec 23
It's a beautiful community. And volunteering there for the holidays is one of the best things ever.
15:50 25 Dec 23
My mother in law, Carolyn LaSpina, has been a resident at Discovery Village at Sarasota Bay since they opened in 2022. She has made some wonderful friends with the residents and staff alike and has enjoyed participating in all the events they host. We are comforted knowing she is being taken care of and is in such loving hands!
15:47 25 Dec 23
Mom (Carolyn Laspina) has been a resident now for her second year in independent living. She is very happy and complimentary of management especially the new manager. Great place and great people.
16:00 23 Dec 23
I’m lived here for over a year and love everything about the Discovery Living Community at Sarasota Bay!! The residents are fun-loving and care about each other— always welcoming new residents. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. And the daily activities are numerous within the building offering a variety of choices. Also, many outside trips are scheduled to restaurants, stores, and local events. Three meals daily provide nutritious and delicious meals offered in our beautiful dining areas where residents socialize while dining. It’s a happy place to live🤗
15:45 23 Dec 23
My mother Carolyn LaSpina had been a resident of Independent Living since it opened- she is a member of the Chartwr Club! She is very happy there and her whole family is pleased !
Missy Abrams L'Hoste
23:47 22 Dec 23
What an amazing place for my Dad to call home. Discovery Village at Sarasota is absolutely lovely, and my Dad is so happy... which, of course, makes us so happy. This week I had the opportunity to visit and tour the facilities and I must say I am very impressed. The staff is amazing, the amenities are like a Country Club and I couldn't be happier seeing my Dad enjoy life with his new friends. I highly recommend The Discovery for anyone looking for independent living for a loved one with an active senior lifestyle. Thank you for taking such great care of my Father.
23:40 22 Dec 23
I have enjoyed the opportunity for the last 3+ years cooking for the beloved residents here at discovery. I am now the sous chef in AL and am looking forward to the growth and opportunity the company gives its employees. Our leaders here give us the support we need to make sure the residents live in the best of the best!
21:38 22 Dec 23
Discovery was highly recommended by several friends - one who works in the elder care industry locally and a family who moved their loved one from another facility. Michael Parker picked the perfect room for dad. Nicole Bosco is the director there who brought a new level of excellence. Her staff, including Bethany Sanders is outstanding. After about 18 months I had to move dad from the independent living section to the assisted living section where dad continues under their care. Overseeing the ALF, Donna Satterlund has also been super kind, informative and very helpful. I cannot recommend Discovery at Sarasota Bay highly enough. As a local pastor, I have visited several different facilities, and none have come close to the cleanliness, quality of care, and great staff morale as Discovery offers.
21:31 22 Dec 23
I am so thrilled that my mom, Johanna McGaffin, absolutely loves living in Discovery Village. She has been welcomed with open arms, I could not have asked for more! The staff, the friends she has met, it’s all been fantastic! Shout out to Henry, cannot thank him enough for his support and all he has done for mom!!
21:27 22 Dec 23
My grandmother, Johanna McGaffin, just moved across the country from San Diego, CA and has immediately found a home she truly deserves. The staff has treated her with such care and has welcomed her with open arms. My family is extremely grateful for Discovery Village at Sarasota Bay and so pleased our grandma is happy!
21:23 22 Dec 23
My grandma (Johanna McGaffin) is extremely happy here! The staff is amazing and she has found an incredible community. I would not have her living anywhere else!
20:04 22 Dec 23
One of the best places to be. Friendly and helpful people all around.
19:15 22 Dec 23
I am an employee here. The staff and residents are wonderful.
18:35 22 Dec 23
Discovery Village Independent living has worked out well for me. I have a spacious apt. I come and go as I please, but I know the community of other residents is here for me too
Frank N Brown
18:16 22 Dec 23
I’ve been here for 18 months and I love it
17:43 22 Dec 23
Discovery village is a very nice clean and beautiful friendly atmosphere to work for and the residents are great also friendly staff always keeps a smile I have learned alot working over the years working there they are amazing 👏 🎊🎉❤
17:36 22 Dec 23
A beautiful, new building that’s been home to us for 9 months. The staff is caring, the food is excellent, the activities plentiful and residents are happy to be here and friendly and welcoming to all. We enjoy the resort vibe of the community where our apartment has beautiful finishes and the entire complex has amazed our family and made us grateful to call Discovery our home.
17:28 22 Dec 23
From the hard working, caring staff and beautiful facility along with delicious food and fun activities makes Discovery Village the best place of its kind in the Sarasota/Bradenton area!
16:29 22 Dec 23
I have visited multiple times. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The food has been delicious. Very positive experience.
16:22 22 Dec 23
I have worked for Discovery villages of Sarasota Bay for 7 years now. I started as a Sous chef in AL and am now a Resident Services Director in IL. I have truly enjoyed every moment of working for this company. The residents and staff are a dream to work for and with! Under the amazing leadership of our ED Nicole Bosco we flourish! The food is remarkable thanks to Chef Jon and the Maintenance/Housekeeping team make this building stand out proudly thanks to Joe Casino. GREAT COMMUNITY!!!
16:02 22 Dec 23
Staff at Independent Living epitomize second mile service! Resident Services Director Bethany is phenomenal - a true problem solver and results oriented professional. She really cares about residents, and it shows in all she does. Special shout out to the maintenance staff as well - they not only keep the facility in top shape, they are always available to lend a hand. Highly recommend!
15:54 22 Dec 23
I have worked at Discovery for almost 8 years now. I love the people I work with and the residents and family members have become my extended family. Working here has been a joy, and a challenge. I wouldn't change a thing.
15:34 22 Dec 23
I’ve visited Discovery Village many times and each visit has been a wonderful experience, the staff is pleasant and friendly, the residents appear to be happy to be living there. Celebrations are well done and there’s always something special going on.
15:21 22 Dec 23
I have worked for Discovery Village at Sarasota Bay for about three years (combined between Independent Living and Assisted Living). As the Campus Executive Director, I am beyond PROUD to lead this team. Our team members are passionate, driven and have hearts of gold. I have worked in this industry professionally since the age of 22 and this is absolutely HANDS DOWN the best group of residents and team members! They are friendly, welcoming, kind and truly cannot do enough to make this community a homelike, positive and energetic community.I am blessed to work for a company that values and rewards hard work. I am blessed to work for a company rated as a "Best Place to Work" and I am blessed to work for a community that is a GREAT PLACE TO LIVE.
15:16 22 Dec 23
An exceptional community. They are dedicated to their residents and do what it takes to make sure they are happy, healthy, and well cared for. Lots of opportunities to be active and social! Great location too!
15:14 22 Dec 23
Discovery is such a beautiful community! The Directors in IL go above and beyond to make this place the best there is. Nicole is the hardest working ED I have ever worked for. The leadership from all of management is amazing!
15:08 22 Dec 23
Discovery Village of Sarasota Bay is a premier independent living community convenient to both Manatee and Sarasota counties. The location offers a water view, movie theater and pool area which are highlights that will get you in the door. The great cuisine served in their dining room and in the Pub are why their residents stay visible in the foyer. Please plan to attend an educational event and tour the property. Tell them SailorGirl sent you!
06:59 22 Dec 23
I have been working at Discovery Village at Sarasota Bay since May 2022 and I absolutely love it and I usually don't write reviews for anything. The atmosphere here is great and everyone communicates well and gets along and works as a team. My supervisor, Joe Casino will go down as one of the best supervisors I've ever had.
01:23 22 Dec 23
Beautiful place I came to visit my grandma.
01:19 22 Dec 23
An amazing place!
00:43 22 Dec 23
I’ve worked as a concierge at Discovery Village for a year. It’s a pleasure to be an employee of DV. This community is like a very large family. The residents care for and help each other on a daily basis. I could only dream of living in a community as incredible at this one.
15:45 17 Dec 23
15:26 16 Dec 23
The staff at Discovery Village is amazing. Kindness and willingness to ensure superior quality of living are the daily norm. Thank you for setting such a high standard and exceeding it routinely.
13:31 15 Dec 23
My mother, Sheila Fisher, has been very happy at Discovery Village. She loves her apartment and finds it an easy place to make new friends. She also enjoys the activities on offer and the food has been very good. And she has even gotten younger looking since she moved there! We are all very pleased that she made this move. I would definitely recommend this Discovery Village to anyone else considering such a place. I would give it 5 stars!
19:48 14 Dec 23
Long review - it’s a huge decision.Okay, first I need to say I was raised by a woman who made me to vow to NEVER “put her in an old folks home.” Imagine my surprise when I came to Discovery Village to drive a friend’s father Karl to a family gathering and saw his comfortable and private accommodations.In the four years before he died I became a friend and regular visitor to him as he moved from Assisted Living to The Garden Memory Care. I met many staff members, ate many meals, and attended events throughout the year with him.When Discovery Village began building Independent Living on adjacent property, my mother-in-law Sheila put her deposit down for an apartment site unseen based on what I told her of my experience. She moved in as one of the first handful of residents and has been hair from the get go.We are fortunate that Sheila is a short distance for us to visit whenever and for whatever the reason. But more importantly she is able to live the lifestyle she’s accustomed to and frankly better than we could have provided.She's able to socialize without staircases and the snow and ice of New York which I think is the biggest benefit moving here.. She’s happy with the meals, loves the friends that she’s made, and enjoys watching the Osprey’s in their high nest from her window.This is no old folk’s home we are relieved and grateful
17:58 13 Dec 23
Best place ever!
14:49 13 Dec 23
My name is Floyd Fisher, my mom is Sheila Fisher. I am writing this concerning my mom’s residency at Discovery Village Sarasota Bay. Am delighted to share my thoughts!For me, this is a gift, a place where my mom is active, safe, fulfilled. There is good community, a great staff, and good food.She has a wonderful apartment, friends, activities. She’s given up a solitary life in New York; cold weather, and snow…no love lost there!Am grateful to find her happy, grateful that she’sfound a place to call home, that truly feels like home.
12:02 13 Dec 23
Moved to Discovery in January & I’m happy I made the move. Everyone is friendly & helpful.
22:05 12 Dec 23
“I have the pleasure of often visiting Discovery Village at Sarasota Bay and I must say, it is an amazing experience every time I enter their buildings. The facilities are clean and well-maintained, with a pleasant atmosphere that made me feel comfortable and relaxed. The service is top-notch, with the staff being friendly, professional, and always willing to help. I am particularly impressed by the level of hygiene maintained throughout the facilities, which is especially important in these times. Overall, I would highly recommend Discovery Village at Sarasota Bay to anyone looking for a reliable and efficient service that delivers on all fronts.”
19:13 12 Dec 23
Wonderful community, between both independent and assisted living. Nicole and her staff make sure the needs of all guests and residents are attended to
15:57 12 Dec 23
Have you ever been to cancun and stayed at one of their hotels, every one so cheerful, attentive, they treat you with respect and go the extra mile to satisfy your needs?That is exactly the high quality luxury Discovery village at sarasota bay has to offer. The guys behind the seens keeping up with the high standards, and making sure everyone is taken care of are Joseph casino, Henry Abaca and last but not least Joseph Camello a great shout out to you guys and a pat in the back keep up the exellent work. PROPERTY LOOKS AMAZING INSIDE AND OUT.
15:36 12 Dec 23
New construction. Comfortable apartments with multiple configurations. The food is fantastic! All of the staff are caring and helpful.