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Estate & Gardens

The Main Residence

Designed by prominent architect Robert Fitch Smith with great sensitivity for both design and function, the fully restored and modernized main residence wraps around a picturesque central courtyard. The simplicity of the U shaped structure allows for an exceptional level of attentiveness to our residents and the covered breezeways allow for constant circulation of fresh air throughout the property. The graceful proportions of the residence, rooms and common areas are pleasingly human scale and welcoming.

Front Garden at Bay Oaks Assisted Living

The Grounds

Bay Oaks sits amidst breezy, verdant acreage in the heart of Miami. Our grounds include several historically designated buildings surrounded by pristine gardens with mature oak trees, native butterfly attracting flowering plants, designated gardens for roses and herbs, and an orchard with pomegranates, key limes, sour orange, papaya, and other fruits. Gardenia flowers and lemon all-spice trees perfume the breezes off Biscayne Bay, just steps from our front door. The expansive grounds and variety of common areas allow for endless opportunity for privacy, tranquility, or socializing – all important to a rich and fulfilling retirement. You can see a list of some of our more than 80 species of native and flowering plants at

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The Club Room

With a view of the courtyard and its picturesque fountain, a billiard table and a Steinway grand piano, the Bay Oaks Club Room is a particularly inviting space for spending an afternoon, receiving guests, enjoying music, or exploring our large print library collection. Richly appointed with oriental rugs, comfortable sofas and armchairs, the Club Room is the perfect environment for relaxed social interaction.

The Garden House

This charming restored 1940’s Bunglow-style house is home to the salon, two activities rooms, an auxiliary kitchen and space for massage and other services.


The Cottage

We are delighted to offer a new amenity: The Cottage. Following a careful restoration of one of the original buildings dating from the 1920’s, this delightful self contained two story cottage is available for residents’ nearest and dearest so that they may stay on the property and visit in a meaningful way.

The Summer House

This beautifully restored 1920’s two story building houses our formal library and is where yoga and HiperFit classes take place. We host movie nights, our holiday parties and other festive gatherings here, too.

The Summer House at Bay Oaks Assisted Living Miami