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Casa Dorinda

300 Hot Springs Rd., Santa Barbara, California 93108

Suburban
Affectionately known as “Casa”, Casa Dorinda was originally a grand estate built by the Castor Oil fortune in 1919. Mrs. Anna Dorinda Blaksley Bliss commissioned the young architect Carleton Winslow to design a grand “casa” to serve as the social center of the community. As this was Winslow’s first big commission, it soon propelled him into becoming a key proponent of Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture throughout California. Winslow’s hand can also be seen around town in Santa Barbara’s Museum of Natural History and Public Library, as well as, Los Angeles’s Public Library and the Bel Air Country Club. As times changed, so did Casa Dorinda’s function. From serving as a rest and recuperation center for the Navy during World War II to an all girls’ school in the mid 40’s and 50’s; people often find themselves begging Casa’s walls to talk. In 1975, Casa Dorinda welcomed its first residents as the Retirement Community it now is. Walking through the 48 acre campus and its surrounding gardens, visitors find themselves transported, not to another time, but to a place of beauty and peace. The richness in history can be felt here, magnified by the original architectural details that remain from its first life as an internationally renowned grand estate.

Independent Living

Assisted Living

Skilled Nursing

Accommodations

Apartment/Condo

Studio / 1 Bathroom
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms

The Studio

Apartment/Condo
Studio
1 Bath
440 ft²
Full Kitchen
Individually Controlled Thermostats
Dishwasher
The Studio floorplan image

The Alcove

Apartment/Condo
Studio
1 Bath
537 ft²
Full Kitchen
Individually Controlled Thermostats
Dishwasher
The Alcove floorplan image

The One Bedroom Apartments

Apartment/Condo
1 Bed
1 Bath
685 ft²
Full Kitchen
Individually Controlled Thermostats
Dishwasher
The One Bedroom Apartments floorplan image

The Standard Two Bedroom Apartments

Apartment/Condo
2 Bed
2 Bath
985 ft²
Full Kitchen
Individually Controlled Thermostats
Dishwasher
The Standard Two Bedroom Apartments floorplan image

The Deluxe Two Bedroom Apartments

Apartment/Condo
2 Bed
2 Bath
1200 ft²
Full Kitchen
Individually Controlled Thermostats
Walk-In Closets
Dishwasher
The Deluxe Two Bedroom Apartments floorplan image

Amenities

Amenities represent the 'bones' of a community: the rooms, facilities, features and infrastructure meant to enhance and enrich the lives of its residents.

Social

Game Rooms >
Billiards >
Fireplaces >
Libraries >

Fitness

Gyms >
Pools >
Bowling Alley >
Paths & Trails >

More

Parking >

Services

Staff and visiting professionals offer a variety of services to make residents lives easier, though some may come with an additional cost or be subject to availability.

General Services

Spa Services >

Transportation

Shuttle >

Activities

Activity calendars speak volumes about the culture of a community. Learn what opportunities there are to socialize, stay fit, be creative, stay engaged, grow spiritually, and more.

Social

Games >
Music >
Organized Trips >
Flower Arranging >
Arts and Crafts >
Movies & Film Screenings >

Fitness

Fitness Class >

Learning

Language Classes >
On Site Lectures >

Dining

Here you will find the style of dining offered at the community, as well as the types of diets they can accommodate. If you have special restrictions, contact us to find out more.

Dining Facilities

Sample Menus

Primary Restaurant
Outdoor Dining
Restaurant Style Dining

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