My husband and I have lived for 4 months in building 5134, which is one of the units closer to cannon road. We've really loved our view and newly remodeled apartment. (We were literally peeling stickers off of the appliances when we moved in because everything was so new.) The view we have is of the lagoon and a little peak of the ocean too. Once we got settled in, we have had to deal with exterior building improvements (repainting, power washing). It is a really nice apartment community where the remodeling is still in progress as of now, so based on some of the other comments from previous tenants, it would seem that the construction and disturbances would depend on where you're living. We didn't really have any major issues. For a little while, the apartment that shared a wall next to ours was being remodeled, which was a little loud, but honestly it wasn't that bad. The amenities include 2 really nice pools, jacuzzis, a cabana, nice seating area, 24/7 gym, air conditioned office/ work space space that hardly anyone uses (with a free printer! which I use all the time). It has been rather annoying dealing with an ant infestation, but I went up to the leasing office and they were already having someone coming out to spray apartments the very next day. I'm assuming that this has something to do with all the power washing or external painting they've been doing around here. The landscapers are kind of loud in the morning, but that hasn't really bothered us too much. They start at around 7am. We have had a fantastic view and the entire complex is pretty quiet. Lots of privacy. There are lots of dog owners here. We don't have one, but I like animals, so I don't mind. They do kind of ruin parts of the grassy areas though when owners take them out for the bathroom. My only huge con with this place is with the lease contract. We had to break our lease early. And honestly, it's not the leasing office's fault, but we had a really bad experience. Irvine Company is a huge business owned by a billionaire with a net worth of roughly 12 billion dollars. Basically, the company's policies aren't really sympathetic to your circumstances or situation. At least, they're not authorized to negotiate with you at all once you've signed your lease. My husband and I both were laid off within a 2 month period of each other, and while those are probably very unusual circumstances, we still had to pay for our last month + two months of rent out, for a total of $5760, which is a pretty big loss when you just found out you've lost your 2 main sources of income. My advice is to try to negotiate lease break options before you sign your lease, MAKE SURE YOU SIGN the lease addendum that they won't always tell you about. It will let you break your lease in the event that you really need to. I think they have 3 lease break options. 1) last month's rent + 2 additional months rent, 2) last month's rent + 4 additional month's rent, or 3) you are fully responsible to fulfill the rest of your lease payments until they are able to find a tenant to fill your apartment. Luckily we had the 2 month option, but still $5760 is pretty steep. I don't think I'd rent through this company again simply because of the organizational structure. Overall, a nice place to live, but it's a big organization, so be careful what you sign.
Iv lived here for years now. Beautiful views and grounds. The fact they have low income housing makes this place worth it for sure. If i wasn't on low income id pay the cash elsewhere..Iv had a lot of mechanical issues with my dishwasher, they refuse to replace it.(I'm assuming its cuz Im low income and don't pay as much so I don't get upgraded amenities like everyone else) They only "fix things" then they break again. Garages are only for the people who pay the full amount and are assigned to specific appts. (which sucks for the rest of us) There is barley any storage room in my 742sq ft one bedroom. This was never the case until Irvine company took over, before you could have a garage even if you were low income. I honestly liked it a lot better when it was Archstone, But I guess that's part of living in an apartment community. Nothing runs perfectly and I think the others complaining about this place just don't understand that. Overall yes I love it here, but is it perfect? Nope! you learn to deal with it if you want a lagoon/ocean view + gym+ resort style pool area for under $1,200 :)
Stayed here for 3 months. Very nice pool, but the gym is small. Rooms are very comfortable and ample free parking. Kinda far from any stores or food.
Beautiful complex, very well and professionally maintained. Responsive maintenance, one day guarantee. Staff is lovely.
Irvine and company is one of the worst property management companies around! I don't even know where to start. Pacific view is by far the worst apartment complex I have ever lived!!! Over priced, barely any amenities, poor management.... The list goes on. Since living here I have been accused of having dogs when I didn't have them (now I do) but didn't at the time I was accused. I felt with 4 months of harassment about having a dog before I actually for one. A few weeks ago they left a note on the door stating "it has come to our attention that your children have bee riding scooters through our community. The terms of your lease exhibit A, section B, prohibited the use of scooters and any other recreational, sports or hobby equipment within the community". This was left on everyone's door. Now I don't have children but you have got to be kidding me with this note!!! They also have left several notes about construction. The notes advise you of the construction happening that day on the building with no warning!!! This is not minor construction either. There is always something wrong with the building(s). We had a water main break a few weeks ago everything in our garage got completely socked. Granted they may not have control of that but the plumber told me that the buildings piping and set up was made cheaply!!! They seem to turn off the water in the buildings at least once a week. Due to ao a issue. Today they sent a text out at 9:22 am to let us know the water would be shut off from 9:30 to 11:30.This was not an emergency situation this was something they where able to give much more advanced notice for but didn't. Luckily I'm off from work today but would have been mad if I had to shower before work and couldn't!!! I pay way to much money for these inconveniences. We have also had problems with cockroaches. Very disgusting!!! Apparently every one I've spoken to in the community has had issues at one time or another with them. As well as ants, and mice. Also this is a pet friendly community yet I've had nothing but problems with fleas! Being that we have ants, cockroaches and fleas I think it's save to say they don't treat the property for Pest. As many others have mentioned on yelp this place is consistently a construction zone. This construction is the type of construction that interferes with your living experience. Jack hammers and drills starting at 8 am. If you didn't get to bed until late or you had a restless night of sleep don't fret they will be sure to wake you up. I work from home and the noise to so loud I can't talk to my customers because of it. Do not move to this apartment complex is my suggestion to anyone out there looking at properties. Our lease ends here in a few months and I honestly can't wait!!!! This may sound like a rant or someone who had a bad experience but I spoke with many of my neighbors and they all have the same complaints.