Bill Eldien, a well-traveled (semi-retired) CEO, compares the amenities at Crestavilla to a Ritz-Carlton. “Yet, it feels like home,” he says. Bill and his wife, Kim, appreciate that they are minutes from some of the best restaurants in south Orange County. Or that they can grab a pizza from Crestavilla’s bistro and head down to The Strands beach for a picnic.
“The location is just terrific,” Bill says. “There’s really nothing we can say that isn’t great about this place.”
Five-star living is a hallmark of Kisco, and Crestavilla delivers on that by providing a seamless, worry-free lifestyle for its residents. They enjoy maintenance-free residences with housekeeping and linen services, a 24/7 licensed care staff and award-winning wellness programs.
This attention to detail allows residents to relax and enjoy the premium amenities that set Crestavilla apart. They include: two fitness studios with state-of-the-art equipment specifically designed for seniors, yoga studio, year-round heated saltwater pool and therapeutic hot tub, an open-air art studio with pottery kiln, a raised-bed garden, computer learning lab, walking paths and three courtyards, a dog park and Crestavilla’s 12,000-square-foot rooftop terrace affords spectacular views of the city’s parks and green spaces. Residents can relax and sip a cocktail under a covered patio … just steps from a golf putting range.
In the dining room, Executive Chef Bert Agor and his team prepare three meals a day showcasing fresh, local ingredients in cuisines from around the world. It might be freshly caught opah one night and Memphis brisket the next.
“The food here is excellent, it’s gourmet,” says Kim. “That’s one reason I really love it here.”
Crestavilla provides residents with a daily list of activities so they can stay as active or as carefree as they wish. Kim recently started taking pottery classes and, as a former college professor, she enjoys the daily educational lectures. Bill looks forward to the Tuesday and Thursday happy hours, with live entertainment.
“People gather up on the fourth floor (terrace), and it’s just beautiful up there,” he says.
Underlying all they do at Crestavilla is the promise of “Kisco Confidence” — a guarantee that you and your loved one will love living in one of their communities; a promise that centers on trust and transparency, preparation and protection, safety, peace of mind and a five-star lifestyle.
“It is all about going the extra mile, making sure the residents are accommodated, and making sure their wants and needs are covered,” says Hospitality Services Director Gundula Reile, who notes, “the first star is you have to walk your talk.”
For Reile, five-star service means making sure to have a specific wine a resident likes or honoring a request for a scenic driving tour around Laguna Beach. It means celebrating a resident’s special birthday with 75 stems of flowers or finding a baker to create a unique cake for a couple’s anniversary.
“It makes you feel good. You know you created something that was really meaningful,” Reile says.
For families seeking a senior living community that offers a five-star experience in an opulent setting, Crestavilla, a Kisco Signature Senior Living community, is ready to welcome you and your loved one, offering assisted living and memory care.
Located less than five miles from the beach in picturesque Laguna Niguel, Crestavilla provides a unique lifestyle experience that allows residents to pursue their passions and live life to the fullest.
At Crestavilla, residents enjoy premium amenities befitting the finest hotel – amenities General Manager Michael Osterbauer assures are difficult to find elsewhere in senior living.
“We want to be innovative. We want to ‘wow’ our residents on a daily basis, and we want to deliver five-star hospitality – the kind of service that is second to none,” says Osterbauer, a native of Austria who has grown up in the hospitality industry. To learn more about Crestavilla or to schedule a tour click here.