We lived at Marina harbor for two years. Initially seduced by the attractive, seemingly serene surroundings, it soon became a toxic, unpleasant place to live... while paying premium rent. Beware potential tenants! Do not fall for the fake façade, especially if you visit on the weekends. If you do, you will not have any idea of what goes on during the week. The management is basically clueless, and does not give a tinker's damn about you, the rent-paying tenant. The owners and management (although professing otherwise), do not consider it part of their responsibility to provide a pleasant place to live. This place is all business. Something like a car rental place; the same churn and all about the bottom line -- collecting rent. And if you have an issue and complain to management -- good luck! Though some of them are sweet, the people working in resident services are basically collecting a paycheck and totally disinterested in helping tenants. There is no accountability--no one really seems to care about anything. If you have a problem they will take a message, but no one will get back to you and nothing will come of it. There were countless times I requested a service online and nothing was done, yet the people in charge marked it "complete." 1) The walls and general structure of the buildings are very light and thin. You will hear EVERYTHING. And I mean everything. Forget about having a quiet, private peaceful time here! 2) The water "problem": it will be turned off without warning at any time... if not water, how about the gas? If you are lucky, you might get a notice the day before... but don't count on it and it happens frequently. 3) The dogs. The place, in spite of an official "no dogs policy" is overrun with dogs (get a prescription and the management is powerless to prevent it) and their obnoxious owners who think they are entitled to let their pets use the grounds as a latrine and make as much noise as they want, whenever they want. Have some respect guys! There are hundreds of other people living in this complex. 4) The disruption of daily maintenance which obviously needs to be done, but it is constant! People are fleeing this place which means more carpet cleaning, upgrading, banging and so on. 5) Their constant 'upgrades' (meaning they can ask for more rent), which... okay, maybe you need to upgrade once in awhile, and maybe the city demands it, but CLEAN UP AFTER IT'S DONE! Compensate the tenants who have to live through the torture of constant power tools, drilling of concrete, banging, dust... If you decide to move in, be careful. Remember you will be paying premium rent. Ask to read the fine print in the lease because you will be asked to sign all kinds of waivers and everything is tilted in their favor. In short, you pretty much have no rights as a tenant at Marina Harbor.
This past year living at Marina Harbor has been awful. The walls are so thin I can hear the person living next to me flush the toilet. Since they are so thin, if you have your TV up too loud, one of the old people living by you will call security and send a guard to your door on a regular basis. I suggest you do not have kids if you want to live here- or ever expect to entertain. The worst part of all is the management.ince my horrible experience with the old manager at the apartments, Isabel Sciommeri wrote on yelp that she was sorry about the situation and feel free to reach out to her. Well, my lease was up and I was having issues with Marina Harbor not only keeping my full deposit, but charging me an extra $1,200 ( I lived in the apartments for 1 yr, and was being charged charges such as- $350 to repaint the walls after I went so far as to patch up wholes with puddy. I am looking into finding out if this is even legal for them to do). Well, the first thing I did was send Isabel an email requesting her help and to see if she could give me a call. I never got a response, I then left her multiple voice messages and calls and still never heard back. The one thing I must say, at least Donna (the old manager) had the common curtsey to follow up with the residents. I am thinking of starting a blog for Marina Harbor for the current residents to team up and share there experiences- no one should have to accept this type of treatment, especially for the high cost of rent Marina Harbor Charges. I will follow up with the blog link.