Call for pricing and availability: (800) 780-8101

Calusa Harbour

2525 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Based on 87 reviews

Services and Housing Options

Independent Living, Assisted Living, Respite, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $2,275
One Bedroom
Estimated $2,979
Two Bedroom
Estimated $3,763
For Pricing & Availability
(800) 780-8101
To Reach a Resident
(239) 332-3333

Find a Senior Community that Best Fits Your Needs

Calusa Harbour Description

At Calusa Harbour, you'll feel right at home. You need people in your life who are always there for you—ones who know exactly how you like your steak cooked and are always up for a game of billiards. You need the freedom to do what you want. There's no need to worry about being bored or lonely at our senior living community in Fort Myers, FL--there's always something fun going on right outside your door! Our community has been around for over 40 years, and we've made friends every step of the way. We have senior living activities that cater to just about any interest you could think of. Find your green thumb in the beautiful courtyard garden, catch up on literary classics in the library, or enjoy a Happy Hour cocktail by the pool (with an absolutely stunning view).

Assisted Living
At Calusa Harbour Assisted Living, we take care of everything so you can focus on what matters most: enjoying every moment. Our team has been providing top-notch service for over 40 years and is dedicated to helping our residents enjoy each day. When you have the right care at your fingertips, you can do what makes you happy. If you're looking for a fun way to spend your day, why not take your pet on a stroll along the waterfront walking path? You can energize with an aquatics class at the on-site pool or discover a new local restaurant.

Respite Care
You've been working hard and you deserve a break. Whether it's for work or a vacation, treat yourself to some time off. Now, you can take care of yourself knowing your loved one is being taken care of by the best. Calusa Harbour's Respite Care and Short-term Stays provide top-notch care for your loved ones in a tropical paradise that feels just like home.

The medical process is only a small part of your journey if you're having surgery, going through treatment, or coming back from an injury or illness. Rehabilitation is a key factor in achieving good health and getting back on track. Calusa Harbour has teamed up with Ageility to provide top-notch rehabilitation and fitness training solutions for older adults.

Our exceptional team is the secret ingredient to Calusa Harbour Senior Living's dining experience being held to the highest quality standards. Or maybe you believe in having your cake and eating it too. The secret to a perfect day is an amazing meal, and we're here to fill your plate with happiness.

Price Comparison

  • Estimated Facility Price: $2,275
  • Average City Price: $2,766
  • Average State Price: $2,766
  • Average National Price: $3,394
  • Ranking

  • Ranking in City: 15 out of 30 communities in Fort Myers
  • Ranking in State: 787 out of 1692 communities in FL
  • Parent Organization

    Calusa Harbour is a member of a larger group of communities called Five Star Senior Living

    Connect with a Free Senior Living Advisor

    Our Senior Living Advisors are free and can guide you through the process of finding a new home. They can walk through the different options in your area as well as listen to your needs to make sure you find the right fit.

    Senior Living Videos

    Community Videos

    Parent Organization Videos

    Get exact pricing & check availability

    By clicking "Get Exact Costs", you agree to our Partner's Terms of Use. You also consent to receive calls and texts, which may be autodialed, from our partner and our partner's customer communities. Your consent is not a condition to using the service. Please visit our partner's Privacy Policy for information about their privacy practices.

    Calusa Harbour offers a range of amenities to meet the needs of its residents, including physical therapy and rehabilitation services from Ageility Physical Therapy Solutions, beauty salon/barbershop services, spiritual guidance in the chapel, community transportation and concierge service. A fitness center is available as well as happy hour, housekeeping services and kitchenettes. The library provides a space for reading while the movie theater allows for entertainment at home; an outdoor pool is also on offer along with pet therapy and pet-friendly options. Residents can dine privately or restaurant-style with all meals included in residency cost.

    Calusa Harbour provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of their residents. Assisted living is available for those who need help with daily activities and medication management. Independent living is offered for seniors who can still live independently with access to amenities such as social activities and recreational opportunities. Rehabilitation services are available for those recovering from illness or injury, and respite care/short term stays are also available. Calusa Harbour strives to provide the best possible care and services for their residents.

    Respite Care Services and Amenities
    Calusa Harbour in Fort Myers, Florida is the perfect destination for respite care services. It offers fully furnished apartments with all necessary amenities such as comfortable beds and fully-equipped kitchens. Recreational activities including swimming pools and hot tubs are also available to enjoy during a stay. With its convenient location and many amenities, Calusa Harbour provides an ideal environment for respite care services.


    medical services

    physical activities

    personal care

    nursing services

    respite care

    rehabilitation services

    in-house doctor visits

    cardiac rehab


    assistance with activities of daily living

    dementia care

    regular wellness checks


    skilled nursing care


    in-house physical therapy


    exercise classes


    intergenerational programs

    men's group

    volunteer opportunities

    social time

    social outings

    social activities

    community events

    cultural events

    enriching activities

    shopping trips

    game/movie nights

    social interaction

    resident clubs and committees


    bistro dining

    happy hour

    all-day dining

    executive chef

    dining experience

    private dining room

    restaurant-style dining room


    financial solutions partnerships

    linen service

    home maintenance

    24-hour supervision

    short-term stays

    personal laundry service

    transportation services



    scheduled local transportation


    fitness center

    wireless internet/hotspot


    gated community

    activity center

    parking on premises




    card and game room

    secure neighborhoods


    walking paths

    billiards room

    barber and beauty salon

    keyed entries

    computer lounge

    beauty salon/barbershop

    covered patio



    pet therapy



    in-house religious services


    Employee Reviews for Five Star Senior Living in Fort Myers, Florida

    2.55 out of 5 stars. Based on 11 reviews

    Employees in the Fort Myers, FL area who have worked for Five Star Senior Living have mixed reviews. Most employees found the staff and managers to be friendly and appreciated the discounted lunch options. However, when Five Star Senior Living took over from Sunrise Senior Living, many changes were implemented which negatively impacted employee morale. Employees have complained about the lack of promotion from within, high deductibles on insurance, and too much being expected from one person. Advice to management includes appreciating workers, having realistic goals, and promoting from within instead of hiring new people who quit. Additionally, employees have noted that corporate is short staffed and filling up, taking staff away, and working multiple floors alone with 70 rooms combined. Pay for servers is low and there is no opportunity for advancement or future employment. This is seen as a short-term position.

    Get exact pricing & check availability

    By clicking "Get Exact Costs", you agree to our Partner's Terms of Use. You also consent to receive calls and texts, which may be autodialed, from our partner and our partner's customer communities. Your consent is not a condition to using the service. Please visit our partner's Privacy Policy for information about their privacy practices.

    The North Fort Myers Area

  • Population: 39,407 (mid sized town)
  • Average Income: $38,112 (71% of the country has a higher median income)
  • Community Distance From City Center: 1.6 miles
  • Healthcare Nearby


    Lee Memorial Hospital
    1.4 miles away
    The Rehabilitation Hospital
    1.5 miles away
    John's Hopkins
    3.9 miles away
    Lee County VA Healthcare Center
    4.0 miles away
    Cape Coral Hospital
    4.7 miles away


    CVS Pharmacy
    1.2 miles away
    Weavers Corner Pharmacy
    2.6 miles away
    2.6 miles away
    3.1 miles away
    Walmart Pharmacy
    4.9 miles away


    Dr. Parke Lewis Jr, DDS
    0.3 miles away
    Orthodentics Exclusively
    4.8 miles away
    General & Restorative Dentistry
    4.9 miles away
    Family Dental Care
    5.3 miles away
    Joanne Dental
    7.0 miles away

    Essentials Nearby

    None Found

    Bus Stations

    Fort Myers, FL (FTM)
    4.0 miles away
    Gladiolus Dr @ Bass Rd-WB
    9.2 miles away
    Gladiolus @ Bass
    9.3 miles away
    Gladiolus Drive @ Sea Crest Boulevard
    9.4 miles away
    Gladiolus Drive @ Gladiolus Preserve Circle
    9.4 miles away


    1.0 miles away
    2.1 miles away
    Winn Dixie
    2.6 miles away
    Walmart Supercenter
    2.9 miles away
    Walmart Neighborhood Market
    4.2 miles away


    Bank of America
    0.3 miles away
    0.4 miles away
    Edison National Bank
    0.5 miles away
    Wells Fargo
    0.6 miles away
    Regions Bank
    1.7 miles away

    Things to do in the Area

    None Found


    Burroughs Home and Gardens
    0.1 miles away
    Fort Myers Regional Library
    0.2 miles away
    Park of Palms
    0.2 miles away
    Downtown Fort Myers River District
    0.4 miles away
    Dean Park
    0.4 miles away


    Gulf Coast Town Center
    11.7 miles away
    University Village Shops
    14.6 miles away
    Greentree Shopping Center
    26.5 miles away


    Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center
    0.3 miles away
    Florida Repertory Theatre
    0.3 miles away
    Arcade Theatre
    0.4 miles away
    Art League of Fort Myers
    0.5 miles away
    Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
    3.9 miles away


    Blu Sushi
    0.4 miles away
    ZCrêpes Café
    0.4 miles away
    United Café Bar & Bistro
    0.4 miles away
    Twisted Vine Bistro
    0.4 miles away
    The 86 Room
    0.4 miles away


  • High Temperature: 86°F
  • Low Temperature: 65°F
  • Average Temperature: 77.7°F
  • Day Breakdown: 197 days of rain and 167 days of sun
  • Precipitation: 2.1 inches a year
  • Google map of Calusa Harbour


    This community is licensed by the state of FL. It is a very large-sized community with 175 total beds.


    My Caring Plan is not affiliated with the owner or operator(s) of this facility. The information on this page has not been verified or approved by the owner or operator. The information about this facility has been created to the best of our abilities. If you manage this facility please contact us here to claim this listing.

    Get exact pricing & check availability

    By clicking "Get Exact Costs", you agree to our Partner's Terms of Use. You also consent to receive calls and texts, which may be autodialed, from our partner and our partner's customer communities. Your consent is not a condition to using the service. Please visit our partner's Privacy Policy for information about their privacy practices.


    General Staff Rating
    Based on 9 total reviews
    Care Staff Rating
    Based on 9 total reviews
    Food Staff Rating
    Based on 3 total reviews
    Activities and Services Rating
    Based on 3 total reviews
    Augusta E.

    1.0 rating

    Ok, now it's 2021. My friend has not got to visit with me. This covid thing stinks. She was allowed out one day in the past year secluded and removed from me. She has been miserable Due to lack of exercise now getting therapy.

    Wanda B.

    1.0 rating

    Horrible Service and Care.  Mom there 80 days and dad there a month.  Just moved them to The Windsor yesterday.  The Windsor is like a full service resort!   Parents and family could not wait to get away from Calusa Harbour.  Could not get calls returned at ALL!   Any competitor facility gets poor response when needing to call them on the departing patient. Sandy is the only responsive and caring person we dealt with; a ray of sunshine.   Wish we could give Calusa Harbour minus -points below 1 star.  There is NO way Calusa Harbour is a 5 star facility.

    Chuck Higbie

    5.0 rating

    I have known Olga six years. Wonderful attitude. Everything has been taking care of...Returns her calls quickly. She will show me who and and where to handle an issue. Never a problem.The entire staff is "top shelf." Thank you.Chuck

    Zoena Boy

    1.0 rating

    Jeovanni Tejeda

    5.0 rating

    Thank you and the great staff for keeping our grandma safe during this covid pandemic

    Sandy R

    5.0 rating

    I can't say enough positive things about Calusa Harbour. mom lived here for over 5 years and called it a real home. the staff is beyond caring, respectful, loving, dedicated and competent. she really considered them family. the location is better than most resorts. 5* all the way. the food is excellent, the activities plentiful. the cost is very reasonable! other assisted living facilities (with less services) cost much more. i am so thankful that we found Calusa Harbour when we needed it.

    Trey Stevens

    1.0 rating

    The staff are lazy as humans can be.

    Brent Jones

    1.0 rating

    Wow. Just wow. Absolutely terrible, rude inefficient staff. And that's the people who are actually supposed to talk to you. I can't imagine how bad the orderlies are. The place looks like trash on the outside and they clearly don't care. I would not want to put my people in there.

    Chris Heine

    4.0 rating

    My stepmother started in Skilled Nursing then transitioned to Assisted Living. The community is very welcoming and made the transition seamless for her. I would recommend Calusa Harbor to anyone interested in transition living.

    Gwynne Schweiker

    5.0 rating

    My husband and I would like to thank the staff of Calusa Harbor, specifically Lorren, Olga, Kathy and Joe from maintenance, for all of their patience and understanding during my mother's move. They answered all of our questions and concerns and made the process easy to understand. My mom is all settled in and looking forward to exploring all that Calusa has to offer.

    Dawn Panarotti

    1.0 rating

    My mother ended up here after she married her wife and during the pandemic was found unconscious and taken to the hospital. She was able to pull through, but upon returning to this facility was treated horribly. The night she went back, I called multiple times asking if she had made it back to the facility and if someone would help her turn her phone on. The nurses ignored me because I asked them to do their job and called my daughter to complain about my ‘passive aggressive’ message. The night after she came home, she had a kidney stone. When she asked the nurse to call an ambulance, she was told no and made to go to bed. She asked the office multiple times to contact me about issues and they ignored her. When in reality, they wouldn’t give her wife proper care because she was there and told her they would not help because they think my mother should have done more for her wife, making her feel forced to leave. Then two weeks before We are to pick her up, renata gave her a bill for $6,000 and Made her feel bad because she doesn’t have the money. She’s never received a bill and because she wants to leave they’re mistreating her more. A couple days later, she was summoned to renatas office again to receive another bill for $10,000. When I picked her up from the facility, the nurse came up to my vehicle like gang busters throwing my mother’s medications at me! Half of them ended up on the floor of my vehicle by her actions. She reminded me of nurse ratchet. I was shocked. The facility stopped keeping track of her medications for the week prior to discharge. They gave me papers that stopped being recorded on July 23.Upon getting her home, we discovered that her family pictures and heirlooms were discarded and all of her jewelry missing. Her wife is still there and I pray for her safety. Please be careful especially if your family member has dementia.

    Maria Garcia

    5.0 rating

    Thank you Calusa Harbour for taking such great care of my aunt during these trying times. You all made her transition from her home so easy even with everything going on. Our family truly has peace of mind knowing she is well taken care of.

    The Beauty Boutique Of Swfl

    5.0 rating

    Beautiful views of the river! The staff is very friendly and accommodating, especially during this pandemic. Very satisfied with all the precautions being taken!

    Jay T

    1.0 rating

    When is my grandmother going to be able to get something besides a sandwich for dinner? My grandmother has diabetes and cannot eat the bread. She asked for two sandwiches, and even offered to pay extra for the second. She was told "One per customer!" Eating only the middle part of a sandwich is not enough food. How much longer do you expect my grandmother survive eating like a third-world prisoner?


    1.0 rating

    After not properly medicating my dad for his pain they transferred him back to the hospital. The hospital properly medicated him. He was only in the hospital 2 days and the plan was for him to go back to CH. I got a call that if they wanted me to hold his bed it would cost $319 a day. But they didn’t even have a bed to hold for 4 days but still wanted to be paid. Then they called back to tell me that since this 94 yr old with dementia and severe pain didn’t so his PT when he was there so he couldn’t come back because Medicare won’t pay. Never mind that he had to be in skilled nursing care because he has to receive Iv antibiotics 3 times a day for 6 weeks. They wanted him to pay $10,000 a month. And then she had the nerve to tell me he didn’t have the money. How does she know? How come other places would take him and Medicare would pay them?

    Nathalie Registe

    5.0 rating

    Robert M. Warner

    4.0 rating

    Nice place to view the river from or take a boat ride.

    Phyllis Greco

    5.0 rating

    Excellent place for assisted and independent living. Staff couldn't be better. Chef prepared delicious food. There are so many activities that there's no reason you should be bored. Their skilled nursing facilities are top notched.

    Peggy D

    5.0 rating

    Cynthia Huergo

    5.0 rating

    People are friendly and the staff go out of their way to help in any way they can .

    Rosie Cavaciuti

    1.0 rating

    Calusa Harbor rehabilitation program is awful.My mother went in to congestive heart failure while she was there. I went to visit my mother one day and noticed the signs of CHF and I called an ambulance. Always short staffed left my mom in a wheelchair one day for 4 hrs with no oxygen the tank was empty. They had an excuse for everything and all the staff blamed one another. We paid out of network insurance because they are rated a 5 star facility. don't always believe what you read. 8 weeks later my mom just left Lee Memorial Hospital and this evening she was placed in to another rehab in FT. Myers.So thank you Calusa Harbour for nothing under your care my mom could of died and there are so many people that don't have family to visit them everyday and to pay attention to their needs. Calusa Harbor definitely did not. No one knew nothing about anyone. The amenities in the senior living care was good for people that could afford 2500 a month. Quality care kindness and respect was awful.

    James Niswonger

    5.0 rating

    Nearby Senior Living in Fort Myers

    Nearby Senior Living in Florida

    Close Cities

    Senior Living Articles

    Aerial view of a multi-story apartment building in an ocean-front town.
    Apartments for Seniors Based on Income

    If you are a senior looking for an affordable place to live, you may want to consider renting an apartment. There are several options available for seniors based on their income, preferences, needs, and other factors. This article will provide information on resources to help you find an affordable apartment in your area. What are …

    Apartments for Seniors Based on Income Read More »

    Lady drinking tea at table
    Low-Income Housing For Seniors

    Seeking out low-income housing can be an overwhelming task. If you are looking for low-income housing options for yourself, or a loved one, it is important to know your options, rights and what resources are available to you. There are many questions to ask yourself to determine the right option; What can you afford? What …

    Low-Income Housing For Seniors Read More »

    Memory care vs. nursing homes

    Deciding on senior housing can be difficult. This is especially true if your senior has dementia or other conditions. In this case, you’re likely considering memory care vs. nursing homes, but aren’t sure which is best. There are stark differences between these two types of care facilities and you’ll want to understand their unique features. …

    Memory care vs. nursing homes Read More »

    A senior woman looks at her options on an ipad
    How to pay for assisted living

    Assisted living may be an excellent option for you or a loved one. You may have chosen this senior housing option to maintain your independence and boost your social life, while getting some daily help with tasks. But how will you pay for assisted living? Paying for assisted living can be a tricky topic. Unlike …

    How to pay for assisted living Read More »

    A senior woman spends time with her granddaughter
    Independent Living vs. Assisted Living

    Senior housing can be a tough choice. You’ll want to find the best fit for your current and future needs. In particular, the difference between independent living vs. assisted living can be difficult to navigate. Not sure whether independent living vs. assisted living is right for you? Let’s help you make the choice by going over …

    Independent Living vs. Assisted Living Read More »

    man in hat at assisted living facility
    When is it Time for Assisted Living

    Wondering if it is time for assisted living for your loved one is a common question for caregivers. As a caregiver, you might have been considering the question for months or possibly even years. Your loved one might have declined to continue the discussion as the thought of moving out of their family home and …

    When is it Time for Assisted Living Read More »