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The Carriage House Gracious Retirement Living

4680 Bellwether Ln, Oxford, FL 34484

Based on 20 reviews

Services and Housing Options

Independent Living

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $2,963
One Bedroom
Estimated $3,880
Two Bedroom
Estimated $4,900
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(800) 780-8101
To Reach a Resident
(352) 292-1184

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The Carriage House Gracious Retirement Living Description

At The Carriage House Gracious Retirement Living, we don't just offer walls and windows - it's a place to savor home-cooked meals with loved ones, enjoy game night fun or cozy up for an evening of relaxation. It's a place that provides solace and tranquility, where you can relax in total comfort. At The Carriage House Gracious Retirement Living, our dedicated management teams are always around to lend a helping hand - living onsite and available 24/7! Our delectable dishes are lovingly crafted from the freshest ingredients and served with a smile by our warmhearted staff, straight to your table. At The Carriage House Gracious Retirement Living, we know it's not just walls and windows – but a place to savor home-cooked meals, laugh together at game night or enjoy tranquil moments with family and friends.

At The Carriage House Gracious Retirement Living, you'll be living the high life with tasty cuisine as just one of many perks! Our executive chef and culinary team whip up homemade meals from the ground up three times a day, plus tantalizing desserts. Our friendly wait staff will bring these delectable dishes to your table, so you can sit back and chat with newfound friends. Our delectable menu offers a wide selection of nutritious options for each meal, plus snacks and drinks are always on-hand - free of charge!

Price Comparison

  • Estimated Facility Price: $2,963
  • Average City Price: $2,766
  • Average State Price: $2,766
  • Average National Price: $3,394
  • Ranking

  • Ranking in City: 3 out of 5 communities in Oxford
  • Ranking in State: 500 out of 1691 communities in FL
  • Parent Organization

    The Carriage House Gracious Retirement Living is a member of a larger group of communities called Hawthorn Senior Living

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    planned activities and events

    fitness programs

    recreational activities


    day trips


    cultural events




    family dining room

    dining experience

    three chef-prepared meals daily

    executive chef


    scheduled transportation

    weekly housekeeping and linen service


    all utilities


    gracious dining room

    guest suite


    cable tv service

    fitness center

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    Employee Reviews for Hawthorn Senior Living in Oxford, Florida

    3 out of 5 stars. Based on 3 reviews

    Employees at Hawthorn Senior Living in the Oxford, FL area have mixed reviews about their experience. Many find the application process and overall management to be easy and mostly nice. However, some employees have noted that the scheduling system is still done on paper and could be automated or online. Additionally, some residents have complained about the housing. In terms of the hours of operations, employees find them to be good. However, they have noted that the menus are repetitive and they have served the same meals multiple times in a short period of time. At the Steeplechase location, employees have noted that the new managers are by-the-book egomaniacs who like to threaten termination at the drop of a hat. Housekeeping is pushed to the limit with unreasonable standards and employees are expected to do more than just housekeeping. Employees have also noted that the managers don't always take care of issues that are reported and that corporate stands behind the managers and ignores evidence that employees may have against them.

    Employee Reviews for Hawthorn Senior Living

    3.26 out of 5 stars. Based on 297 reviews

    Employees of Hawthorn Senior Living generally report that the executive team is top-notch and care about their staff. However, there is a lack of transparency from upper management and regionals, and employees feel overworked and underpaid. Employees also report that shifts are short and the pay is low, and that they are often asked to do a lot of manual labor. Advice to management includes paying better, hiring more staff members, showing more compassion and understanding, and providing better technology. Employees also suggest that management should try to remember the why and be a blessing to someone each day.

    Healthcare Nearby


    Promise Hospital of Florida at The Villages
    1.6 miles away
    The Villages Regional Hospital
    4.0 miles away
    UF Health Leesburg Hospital
    12.7 miles away
    The Vines Hospital
    17.7 miles away
    West Marion Community Hospital
    17.7 miles away


    CVS Pharmacy
    6.0 miles away
    15.9 miles away
    17.9 miles away
    Umatilla Drug Store
    21.8 miles away


    Adam J Barr DDS
    21.1 miles away
    Advanced Dental Care
    22.2 miles away
    Mount Dora Modern Dentistry
    22.9 miles away
    Aspen Dental
    22.9 miles away
    Smile Expressions
    24.4 miles away

    Essentials Nearby

    None Found

    Bus Stations

    FlixBus Ocala
    17.8 miles away
    Greyhound. Ocala, FL
    25.0 miles away


    Walmart Supercenter
    0.3 miles away
    3.4 miles away
    3.8 miles away
    4.2 miles away
    5.1 miles away


    13.6 miles away
    Wells Fargo
    16.0 miles away
    16.2 miles away
    Bank of America
    16.8 miles away
    CenterState Bank
    17.2 miles away

    Things to do in the Area

    None Found


    The Villages
    0.4 miles away
    The Villages District 1
    4.5 miles away
    Lady Lake
    4.6 miles away
    Village of Pinellas community swimming pool
    5.0 miles away
    Mail Station Village of Pinellas
    5.0 miles away


    Lake Square Mall
    16.2 miles away
    Market Street At Heath Brook
    17.5 miles away
    Paddock Mall
    17.8 miles away


    Melon Patch Theatre
    11.7 miles away
    Paul P. Williams Auditorium
    15.5 miles away
    Reilly Arts Center
    19.2 miles away
    Citrus County Art League Center and Theater
    24.0 miles away
    Thomas Kinkade Gallery
    24.8 miles away


    Red Lobster
    0.3 miles away
    Cracker Barrel
    4.3 miles away
    Waffle House
    5.7 miles away
    Wolfgang Puck Kitchen + Bar
    6.0 miles away
    City Fire American Oven & Bar
    6.1 miles away


  • High Temperature: 85°F
  • Low Temperature: 61°F
  • Average Temperature: 75.4°F
  • Day Breakdown: 194 days of rain and 170 days of sun
  • Precipitation: 1.6 inches a year
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    General Staff Rating
    Based on 14 total reviews from across the web
    Care Staff Rating
    Based on 7 total reviews from across the web
    Food Staff Rating
    Based on 10 total reviews from across the web
    Cleanliness Rating
    Based on 6 total reviews from across the web
    Activities and Services Rating
    Based on 4 total reviews from across the web
    Cindy Dillon

    5.0 rating

    Took a tour with Daphne. I’ve toured other facilities. This feels the most friendly and accommodating

    Richard Oaks

    5.0 rating

    Great company all around, so many things to like, the staff is top notch and the residents are awesome. They also have their own movie theater on property, I mean what is not to like.

    Michelle Cormier

    5.0 rating

    amazing staff and the chef's are #1.. clean and fun

    Mary Rose

    5.0 rating

    The Carriage House has very caring staff. Everyone helps each other and will go out of their way to make sure everyone is cared for. The kitchen staff make amazing food and make sure every resident leaves the dining room with a smile on their face and a full belly. Housekeepers make sure the apartments look clean and feel at home for each and every resident. Our management works hard 24/7 to make sure every resident has what they need and has much love and support. I give this place a 5 out of 5. I promise you this place is a safe and loving environment for anyone! Highly recommend!

    Mike Lubinski

    5.0 rating

    Great staff, great food, and great environment!

    Jose Sonny Aguiling

    5.0 rating

    Great management and residents

    Mike Lubinski

    5.0 rating

    The minute you enter The Carriage House the air of the building that you feel is light and friendly. It is a beautiful place and kept very clean. I met several members of the staff and the managers. All of them were friendly and helpful. I also had a meal and the food was delicious. The dining room was alive and each of the residents I met were warm and welcoming. Beautiful theater and other common areas for the residents. I thought the apartments were very nice also. Highly recommend this place for a better way to experience senior independent living.

    Kathleen Samples

    5.0 rating

    We selected Carriage House for my MIL and have been very impressed by their attention and care. This is supervised senior living with meals and light housekeeping provided. It’s exactly what she needs and she will readily tell anyone that she is happy to be living there.We recently shared a birthday meal with her and the food was delicious. The staff was friendly, patient, and efficient with each resident.Safety protocols for Covid are in place. Transportation for the residents is easy and prompt. There are numerous activities for the residents.Our family is happy knowing that our family member is comfortable and safe.

    Cat H

    5.0 rating

    Just dropped off a friend and was blown away by the staff! From the movers, maintenance, housekeeping, food service, and management they go out of their way to make sure residents are cared for greeted and feel welcome. So much enthusiasm, great place!

    Mary Gillen

    5.0 rating

    My mother in law has been a resident at The Carriage House since 2015. Not only is she pleased to be living there, but also we as her children are happy with so many aspects of life at The Carriage House. The residence is clean and presents with an uplifting ambiance. The managers and staff are cheerful and very accomodating. The food is tasty, varied and well prepared. During the Pandemic the staff took the time and made the effort to keep the residents safe and healthy. Thank you for all you do.

    Crystal Lynn

    5.0 rating

    Mary Jane

    5.0 rating

    Linda Boornazian

    5.0 rating

    My parents live here independently. Food is great, very well run, caring staff, managers live there. Shuttle takes you to doctor apts, walmart.... clean. Rehab has an office in building so does nurse practitioner. Hair salon and movie theater. They have an activity director and a large great room. When you need an extra, they bring in portable extra machines.

    Ismael Paez

    5.0 rating

    I work here. Great people. Love my residents.

    Alex Johnson

    2.0 rating

    Property itself is very nice has always been kept up nice. Management is delusional and will not be scared to get in a full blown argument with your mom/dad. They have even been seen making scenes in the dining room. Very poor service from administration. Staff is great will do all they can to their ability to make sure everyone is happy during meal service. Excellent kitchen with excellent food. All the great 5 star reviews are from 2 years ago when PREVIOUS management was working there. I myself would not let my parents move there. There are many better places right down the street!


    5.0 rating

    The Carriage House is first rate. I cannot say enough good things about the staff. My 89 year old mother has been there less than a week. She had been living in her own home in another state so of course she was scared and apprehensive. THEY BEND OVER BACKWARDS to welcome my mother and comfort her. Oh yes --- they go out of their way to ensure ME, too, that my mother will be safe and welcomed. In addition to the awesome staff, the rooms are comfortable, the facility is clean, the food is delicious and they have many activities for the residents. Moving my mother into The Carriage House was the right decision, with no regrets.

    Robert Shopland

    5.0 rating

    I recently took my mother into independent living at The Carriage House. other words to describe this place! She was given a beautiful appartment with a balcony. The food is out of this world. The staff are kind and efficient and not forgetting - always with a smile.The managers Jennifer and John are absolutely exceptional and nothing is too much for them. My mother is very happy and comfortable there, what more can you wish for.

    Jessica Moes

    1.0 rating

    Jack Sharrock

    1.0 rating

    Jack Floyd

    5.0 rating

    My mother-in-law only resided there for a relatively short time, but the entire staff from the top down are just plain Good People that really care about the well being and welfare of the residents. If you can't find an activity in which to participate there it is your own fault. They refer to themselves as the Carriage House Family and I truly believe that is the atmosphere of the facility. The food is good and plentiful and the staff is caring.

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