Do not rent here!! I have never seen rent increases like they do to tents after the first year people live here. They know it is a pain to move or they raise rent 25% after the first year. The leases basically make you pay for all wear and tear to the home. We were close with many of the residences on the villas, since you can hear them through the walls, and everyone left due to growing cost some people went from $1650 to $1950 after the first year. Who does that?? They say its based on demand at that time.. Also, they also charge you approximately $150-175 in Common fees on top of power and on top of rent. Due your self and favor and rent somewhere else. I am sure they will try to respond to this, but believe me, we were tempted too and now sorry like many others.....not worth the $1950+ in rent, plus $150 in commons. Also, when you move out you pay for every little scratch...
Luxury Digg's in Wine Country.
I have never written a review for any apartments/condo's but after seeing the review that was left for the Villas I felt that I needed to share my experience and ongoing interaction with the management of the Villas.
My wife and I have lived here for approximately one year. We absolutely love the area, love the apartment have had great neighbors, and have had zero issues with the management team. During this last winter blast we had they actually had someone come and shovel off the entrances to the units, up to the front doors in the courtyards. Maybe that's normal for around here but being from the North East you pretty much have to do anything like that for yourself.
These apartments have high end appliances, hardwood floors in the main living area, and all finishes and trim is high end. A quick background is that they were built as high end condos to sell but the decision was made to rent them out instead of selling them. Should they become available for sale I would definitely love to buy one. I really feel like we have been fortunate to be able to live in such a perfect location (walk to Chateau Ste Michelle, Red Hook, Columbia, etc.), have such a high end apartment with unbelievable view, and have such a reasonable rent. The value for the Villas is great.
On a closing note and in reference to a previous posting we lived next door to the tenant. For only being there for a couple of months it seems unusual that she seems to describe many seasons of problems. We have no mold, no smell, no issues with anything getting fixed, and have had only good experiences from day one. You have to weigh all feedback and try and make sense of it, and hopefully I have been able to clearly describe the experience we have had to date.
Response to Review.
I am involved with the operations of The Villas and after reading this review feel compelled to respond.
After many months of living at the Villas with no issues, the resident of Unit 117 complained of wheezing based on a medical condition she has. She suspected that her wheezing was being exasperated by mold in her unit. We take these reports very seriously and performed three different tests on her unit and the building she was in.
The first test was a moisture test, conducted on multiple locations in her unit. This test came up negative for excess moisture anywhere in her unit. The second test was a building envelope and crawl space inspection, looking for any signs of excess moisture or moisture intrusion from the exterior of the building. This test also came back negative. The third test was a specific mold test, performed by EnvironShield and Indoor Environmental Hygiene Laboratory, two companies that specialize in mold detection. These tests also came back negative. Unfortunately, the resident of 117 was not satisfied with any of these test results. We are sorry that we could not satisfy her with regards to the cause of her wheezing.
For anyone considering renting at the Villas, we are more than willing to make these test results available to you upon request.
Beware of mold at The Villas unit #117. Hello
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