Bethesda Barclay House

230 South Brentwood Boulevard ClaytonMO  63105 314-725-1000 /BethesdaRetirementLiving

The life you deserve in the place you love

With a prime location across from beautiful Shaw Park, near the best of Clayton’s shopping and dining options, Bethesda Barclay House is the senior living retirement community with superb amenities that many strive to call home.

Our 84 apartments include spacious one, two and three-bedroom options. All feature large picture windows overlooking panoramic views of the city, making Bethesda Barclay House one of St. Louis’ most desirable senior living retirement communities.

Residents enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle, which gives them the time and the place to pursue their many interests. Our residents and staff plan regular excursions to the St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, the St. Louis Symphony and local restaurants and wineries, where residents can share their enjoyment of St. Louis culture and community.

A St. Louis senior living retirement community known for its fine dining, our residents partake in wine and cheese gatherings, themed parties and gourmet meals. Residents get together and socialize, all while enjoying top quality food  in our elegant, yet comfortable, dining room.

Bethesda Barclay House promotes active senior lifestyles with health education lectures by guest speakers.  Combine that with water aerobics in our outdoor pool, and regularly scheduled yoga and movement classes, and you can see why our residents consider Bethesda Barclay House the best retirement community around!

For more information about our senior living retirement community or to schedule a tour, contact our Sales Counselor at 314-963-2141.

Community Amenities

  • Restaurant Style Dining Room
  • Private Dining Room
  • Outdoor Pool and Patio
  • Garage Parking
  • Private Balconies (selected apartments)
  • Theater/Multi-purpose Room
  • Mezzanine Lounge
  • Library
  • Salon
  • Additional Storage
  • Guest Suites

Resident Services (included in monthly fee)

  • 30 Meals per Month
  • Continental Breakfast (weekdays only)
  • Utilities (except Phone & Internet)
  • 24-hour Staff
  • 24-hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Weekly Housekeeping & Linen Service
  • Transportation
  • Planned Activities
  • Exercise Classes

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  • There are no adequate words to express how very much I appreciate your care, patience, and thoughtfulness and that of your team. As I told Ed they are a great part of your success. I have had a delightful welcome and look forward to being a resident at Barclay House.


  • I find a great deal of joy living at Bethesda Barclay House! The rooms are large with great windows, overlooking Shaw Park. I can watch people playing tennis and swimming in the pool and in the winter we even watch them ice skate! The location is ideal you can step out the front door and walk across the street to the park, or dine at a gourmet restaurant next door or get in the car and be at your destination in fifteen minutes or less.

    The staff in just wonderful, they are caring and efficient. We have great monthly theme dinners, all sorts of social activities, water aerobics, yoga, movement classes and more! Bethesda Barclay House is not only a delightful place to live but it attracts delightful people!


  • Nathan, Thank you to you and your staff for all the kindness and compassion you showed to Anne & Fran during the past 12 years at Bethesda Barclay House.  They truly enjoyed their time with you and the many friends they made.  Thanks again for all you and your team have done.


  • Nathan, let me take this moment to thank you for everything you did for Annelise. You said, ‘This is Annelise’s home.’ And it certainly was. You have a wonderful community there, and the support from you, Ann, Shirley, the rest of the staff, and the residents – who I now think of as friends – was, and is, much appreciated.


  • After five years of living at the Bethesda Barclay House, I couldn’t be happier. The staff is so accommodating. They go out of their way to be helpful and please the residents. The management staff works well together serving the resident’s needs.

    Our Food and Beverage Director is a great addition to our staff. She plans wonderful, varied meals and once a month a special theme meal. There are many extra features that I enjoy: Yoga twice a week, water aerobics twice a week in our lovely outdoor pool, lunches on the pool deck, dinners out once a month, transportation to the Coffee concerts at Powell Hall. These are just a few of the activities offered. One of the best things about living at the Barclay House is the location. We are in the heart of Clayton and you can get anywhere in twenty minutes.

    ~Mary Jo

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