Attached are photos depicting the amount of bugs/water damage and leakage from the roof/tiles falling apart with very little to no experience regarding maintenance and upkeep/flooring delaminating due to infestations as well as ALL of appliances with issues over the years. We take extremely good care to clean and upkeep items that aren't our property and were constantly ignored and put on the back burner, so to speak, month after month. The complex itself? Walls are paper thin, City Park removed the only playground we had for our children. Noise from almost a year of construction is relentless. Sudden and lengthy closures of the pool and surrounding areas. Our supposed "secure gates" are always broken or open leaving zero security especially when strangers follow a vehicle in. Payment was impossible as payment methods changed 4 different times. Late night partying/noises not being enforced past curfew hours. Our only car wash closed for I'm not sure how long. In short; rotting walls/endless bugs/no useable amenities/tiles falling/water logged ceilings old mistakes painted over/dog poop everywhere/noises all hours of the nights/zero security and the most expensive prices in town.
I lived here for over 2 years and loved it. My apartment was awesome Huge floorplan, tons of closets Like a house. Garages too. the staff are amazing and they maintain the grounds. The dog parks were great I have 2 pups. I totally enjoyed my stay there and only moved because I relocated. too bad I couldnt take it with me. LOL Wish I still had that fireplace :)
I have currently lived at Bay Park for about a year and a half now. I have to say, for all of the apartment complexes I have seen around here, this is definitely one of the better ones by far. No, they are not "luxury apartments", but they are very nice apartments and very nice grounds. If you are looking for "luxury", I hope you can shell out 2-4K a month because that's how much true high end apartments are in Clearwater. I have a roommate and we live in a 2b/2b thats about 1250 sq. feet. Its ample room for both of us to have our own space and with water, sewer, and trash, we pay just a bit over $1200 per month. I have seen others in that price range and they were no where near as nice, spacious, or as well maintained as ours is. We also have a screened in porch and all the appliances, counter tops, washer/dryer, etc. are pretty new (granted they are not Top Chef quality appliances, but for most people's cooking skills they more than do the job). As in any apartment complex once in a while you will encounter a neighbor or guest that is annoying. One thing that has kept me here is that the office staff (and the manager in particular, Yvette) always have taken any complaints I have had seriously and have addressed them immediately (they also have a police officer that lives here and a compliance number that is 24 hours if there are problems after normal office hours which is nice). We had a problem with a noisy neighbor and a barking dog in our building in the past and it got addressed by the office the next day in both cases. Within the week, the barking had stopped and other neighbor was more conscious of the noise they were making and has actually been decent to live near. The pool could be a little bigger, but it's not ever that busy, so it's still a good place to relax. And the area around the pool is nice (they have high seats and chairs and a couple grills for all the tenants to use). There is a putting green which is nice cause sometimes I just put my ipod on and putt for a while by myself and chill. The gym isn't really that great, but I've never been to an apartment with a set up better than my local gym and its only about a mile down the road and costs me $20 a month so I could care less about the one on site, but its cool if you just want a quick sweat. The location is exceptional. One thing I really like is that I bike and we are directly on the Ream Wilson Trailway which also leads you past Brighthouse Field (where the phillies play) which is only about 150 yards down the trail from the apartment entrance and is nice if you want to walk or bike to a couple cheap spring training or minor league games. Publix, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, LA Fitness, Home Depot/Lowes, gas stations, my bank, the Clearwater Mall, and about 20 places to eat are all within about .5 to 1 mile which makes my Sunday to-do list very quick (especially with traffic being what it is around the Florida coastlines). And if you leave Bay Park by 10AM, you can beat traffic to Clearwater Beach and almost always get a good parking spot before all the idiots get there at noon and pack the place (I can usually get there in about 20 minutes if I leave early at that time). So why have I wasted 20 minutes writing this review? No, I do not work for Bay Park. I actually realized the last time that I was asking the office for something that they were so responsive and cognitive of my needs that they deserved some praise and that taking the time to write an honest, non-biased review about my good or bad experiences here not only lets them know they are doing a good job, but hopefully lets others know that this is a really decent place to live.
I'm not sure what these people are talking about. I live here now and love it. The apt is great - nice and clean when I moved in. There has been a turnover in maintenance people which makes me sad. But they do everything they can to make this a nice place to live. My only complaint is that they do not put screens on the lanai. Once they break they are not replaced. If you live in FL during the summer a screen is necessary if you want to sit outside. Apparently it is not cost effective. A big bummer. The apt I was supposed to get did have a screen but it was a smaller apt. That said, I do recommend Bay Park.
My Daughter stayed in these apartments for 2 years. At the least renewing we told the apartment complex that she may be having to leave the lease early and would like to go month to month. They indicated that they would do this at a higher fee, which is expected. They told us an alternative is to just renew and if we gave them a months notice they wouldn't penalize cancelling early. This is not what happened. They charged us for the whole two years. When brought to their attention and reminded of the conversation they played dumb and said that we signed the lease. Luckly we only had another 3 weeks on the lease, however that was still 300+ dollars we were out. The apartments are nice, but be cautious of lying landlord(s).