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.
Worst place I have ever lived, totally unprofessional office staff, multiple inconvenient construction improvements. Hot water in the kitchen is very slow to get warm, the bathroom sinks have incredibly bad water pressure and getting a toothbrush wet is near impossible. I will be moving out next month with a smile on my face as this was the worst 14 months I have ever had.