I must say these apartments are a steal for the amount of money you spend. The location is unbeatable and the staff has done everything in their power to make my stay enjoyable. I have been spoiled with the local dining and shops within walking distance. I run on or near the boardwalk everyday and have felt safe wherever I have been. I love watching the surfers near the jetties and I join them by taking out my paddle board on any day I wish. They have surf lockers for rent to store your boards and a room to keep your bike on the ground level floor. The pool outside with the fire pits in so inviting. Feeling the sand on my feet after a long work day is such an amazing feeling and I would not trade it for anything. So glad I moved here.
Hands down the best place to rent and call Home at the Oceanfront of Virginia Beach!! First of all, the building is only 1 block away from the Beach and Atlantic Ocean!! It is a gorgeous high rise that just underwent impressive renovations about a year ago. It has some beautiful views of the beach, ocean, and the city life going on around you! There is so much fun to be had within walking and/or biking distance all around the oceanfront; as well as within this building between the bar in the basement, Boneheads Beach Bistro, and all the clubroom functions that the Mayflower staff put together!! The people that live here and those that work here, both office and maintenance staff, are a fantastic group of people! I've never had a bad experience at all the whole time I've lived here, and any maintenance or other issues that have come up during my time so far here, have always been met with understanding, friendliness, an urgency to get it resolved, and make sure I'm a happy tenant! Everyone is so friendly, helpful, happy, and just ready to enjoy this beach life to the fullest!! I have made some so many wonderful friends, connections, and neighbors in this community; definitely the best place I've ever lived!! I have lived here for about 2 years, and I love it so much!! I have a hard time picturing me ever moving and living anywhere else as long as I live in this VA Beach area!!
I find myself here often by visiting my friends that live here and I never want to leave. The apartments and atmosphere are wonderful. They are clean and modern. All of the staff there, from management to maintenance are just incredible. You will not feel as much welcome anywhere else on the beach as you do at the Mayflower Apartments. Not only would I recommend these apartments to everyone I know, but I really wish I could live there myself but unfortunately for me, I work in Newport News.
I arrived at 2:15 after seeing multiple ads online for their apartments. No one was in the lobby to greet me, so I knocked on the door of the first occupied office that I found, coincidentally the office of the Property Manager, Tonya. I asked to see a leasing agent, and she told me that the leasing agent would be back "in just a second". I thanked her, and then I sat down. Fifteen minutes later (longest second of my life), the leasing agent (who was very friendly), came back down, with two clients in tow. I continued to wait, and wait, and wait, for fifty minutes. The leasing agent had a couple who were signing a lease, she was understandably busy, and the weather wasn't great which is presumably why there weren't other leasing agents in the office. However, the property manager made eye contact with me multiple times and did not acknowledge my extended wait, offer me water, apologize for the inconvenience, offer to schedule me an appointment at a later time, offer to show me the building herself, or even inform the leasing agent that I was waiting to be seen. I can think of a dozen alternatives to rudely ignoring me and tapping away on her keyboard. For a complex that is flooding craigslist and other avenues with ads, you'd think there would be a greater sense of appreciation for potential residents. I will certainly never live there, and I'll tell anyone who will listen! After an HOUR of waiting, I finally stepped back in the Property Manager's office to let her know that they had wasted my time and that I wished she had informed me that it would be a long wait or offered to schedule me an appointment for later. Her response was bitch face and,"Oh, you couldn't tell"? That level of indifference with a prospective resident? I can only IMAGINE what she would be like with someone who has signed a lease they can't get out of. No thanks.
This place has great potential. Pest control seems to amount to weekly spray treatments that chase bugs out only for them to retreat to their abodes afterward. Renovations are promised, but taking forever. As others have noted, the units themselves are nice, but the building is approaching 70 years old. Electric is free, but water bills will make you wonder whether the fire department fills their trucks here daily. The resident profile is diverse. With over 200 apartments, expect to the see police occasionally to "protect and to serve." The building is pet friendly. This means that you're unlikely to see any grass outside. It's all been burned off at the roots by the piles upon piles of dog feces that are not picked up by their owners. Elevators: Elevators were just renovated, yet frequently broken. Overall, it's an okay place. The occasional resident death from drug overdose, or arrest for felonies adds to the charm of living at the beach.