My husband and I had to make a last minute move so we called 10 different apartments and most were not accepting new tennants or we made too much to live there. We found River Oaks Villas and spoke with the manager, Jakob, and he has so much passion for his job. He told me about all the renovations and was very informative about each apartment type. We drove out the next day and as soon as we walked in we we're given warm welcomes. I have two little ones and they we're a bit antsy after a long drive, but Jakob was very patient and gave them a treat. Given that we had to move within 3 days, he set us up with a luxury that was prioritized to be finished asap. He and his coworker Hayden we're very punctual and informative throughout the whole application and move in process. There were a couple of things that needed to be fixed, and maintenance came within an hour after submitting a request.
I lived here for two years, and the experience was amazing! The management was phenomenal and approachable. The maintenance staff was fast and equally as friendly. I would live here longer if I wasn't leaving the city. I recommend them to my friends, and I'm glad to have been more than a resident at River Oaks Villas.
This apartment complex is fantastic. The reason that makes it over the top is the management team. When I first moved in the gas company was giving me the runaround and office management call the gas company for me and set it straight. They didn't have to help me but they went above and beyond to make sure I got my service I need it. I've had to call maintenance a few times and they make it very easy to file a maintenance report with their online service. Maintenance was always quick to respond and communicated very well. At one point I had to move to a different apartment just to switch around roommate situations and river oaks villas office made it super easy. They were very kind and understanding and helped us with every step of the process. I can't tell you how many times the office staff has gone above and beyond to help me. I love going to the office to pick up packages because the people that work there are fun just to talk to. I have 8 friends that live in this apartment complex for my hometown and they can vouch about how awesome this apartment complex is. We keep bringing more people from our hometown up to San Marcos to move into river oaks villas. Rent is a sliding scale depending on what time of year you move in. One of my friends pays $900 a month, another group of friends pays $1010 a month, and I pay $1060 a month. And this is all for the 3 bedroom 2 bath apartments. So if you time your move right you can get a good deal. I pay a little more because I moved during a very busy season. But I believe it is worth it just to be a part of this apartment complex. Our water bill average is about $25 a month, our electricity bill in the summer averages about $175 a month and about $90 during the winter. Our gas bill averages $75 year around. We also have high speed internet for $55 a month and we opted not to get cable. So I hope this helps other people to decide to choose this complex.
Lived there from Aug '13 to June '14. College student. 3 bedroom, 2 roommates. Pretty affordable place, it was $950 I believe, which was a pretty good price when it was split with my two roommates. They don't cover utilities, so you'll have to worry about: cable/internet, electricity, water (distributed evenly throughout the complex), and gas. Deposits and application fees for practically each utility. When I moved there, the complex was coined "government sanctioned", but I heard from a birdie that they aren't anymore but I'm not sure. That means that the complex is generally for people with low-income salaries. Which is right up my alley since I'm a college student who buys a lot of beer. So the complex is older compared to the other apartments you'll see around town, but the rent is pretty damn affordable. Being gov't sanc, I was concerned about theft and all that stuff but the whole time I was there I didn't have any problem with that. The neighbors were pretty friendly, too. I didn't use the community amenities. I went to campus to workout and if I felt like swimming I would just go over to one of the new apartment's pool area since it's open to the public. The apartment's gym is awkwardly placed next to their office, it's pretty small, and it's not 24hrs. The pool seemed nice though, always appeared to be clean. I play a lot of volleyball but I didn't use their court. It wasn't updated and the net was always sagging. They should probably upkeep that, just for appearances sake. The staff were fine. I didn't have much of a problem with their attitude. They changed management this year, and the current manager during the time I'm writing this is Jakob. He seemed like a pretty genuine guy, eager to help you out. My opinion, of course. Maintenance was okay, overall. Had one instance when the the air conditioning went out 3 days in a row... in the middle of August. They came by and "fixed" it each time, just for it to break down the next day. Had to buy a hotel for one night because my roommate and I couldn't stand the 90 degree heat inside. Had continual problems with the AC throughout the year. It broke down probably a total of 7 times. They have 24hr maintenence, but they don't fix AC's past dusk? So if your AC breaks, hope that it's during the day or else you're shit-out-of-luck for the night. Other than that, maintenance was spot on. Any problem we had, they fixed it quickly and effectively. They have a maintenance request form online that is easy to fill out. So props for that. The apartment itself is fair. Roomy. The walls are pretty thick, didn't have any problem hearing my neighbors or anything. There is only one fan in the apartment... and it's in the master bedroom. Since there's not one anywhere else, there will be a circulation problem. The air won't be distributed evenly throughout the apartment. So if you have it set to 75, it will feel like 80 in the other two bedrooms. Invest in a fan. I had a HVAC in my room, which I am thankful to the staff for not say anything about it because I think it was against the rules. You'll also need to get a washer and dryer if you don't have one already. To the college students, I would recommend this place if you're trying to live at a decent place for decent rent. The apartment is single lease, so if you do move here be sure your shacking with roommates that you can 100% rely on paying their bills each month. I lived with two of my best friends, didn't have a problem with that shit. Roommates and financial problems don't mix, it can head south real fast. Avg utility payments: Water - $24 Internet - $60 Electricity - $100 Gas - Can't remember, $40?
Hayden is the bomb! Sweetest guy you'll meet! Quiet and awesome atmosphere and spacious rooms!