Historic Sunshine Villa

Our beautiful building has a charming personality—and a fascinating past—all of its own. Sunshine Villa is a historic Santa Cruz landmark set in a delightful neighborhood, just steps away from the beach. Since 1990, Sunshine Villa has been offering the very best in assisted living and memory care. We tailor everything we do to fit you.

Sunshine Villa is celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year, and we’re inviting the whole town. From appreciation luncheons to a fabulous Black & White party this summer, we’ll have events going all year round. Please check out our events page for more of our community’s fascinating history, and to join in the celebrations.

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Protect Your Memories

Whether memory lapses are just beginning or are further in progression, our Memory Care program promotes safety and security, as well as mental stimulation. Our goal is to help Sunshine Villa residents maintain as much independence as possible by providing individual levels of service and care to meet the unique needs that come with the progressive nature of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Our Bridges program for residents experiencing minor memory loss helps provide a gentle transition from our Assisted Living to our Memory Care program

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Lifestyle Options for Sunshine Villa Seniors

Compassionate Assisted Living for Santa Cruz Seniors

Assisted Living

We pride ourselves in tailoring our assisted living services to your needs and always keeping your likes and preferences in mind. Whether you need a little help with transportation or medication schedules, Sunshine Villa has a caring staff dedicated to taking care of the details so you can get back to enjoying life.

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Financial Questions?

We’re here to help. Blue Harbor has partnered with Elderlife Financial to make funding your move to a Blue Harbor community easier than ever.

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Respite Care

Not quite ready to move into Sunshine Villa full time? Does your caretaker need a short break? You can try our community temporarily—on a space-available basis.

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My husband and I are very happy living here at Sunshine Villa, everyone is so friendly and helpful. We would not want to go anywhere else. We are so happy here.

Senior Living Resident Mae Tsushima
Mae Tsushima


Sunshine Villa has a very gracious staff, very loving and helpful. Lots of fun entertainment and they take care of all my medical needs for me so I am free to just enjoy myself without worries.

Senior Living Resident Clara Ensimger
Clara Ensminger