|Recommended: YesI enjoy living here — It has been enjoyable for me to live here. I haven't lived out on my own for over 25 years and it's been a great place to live. My daughter is with me part time and she really likes it too.
|Recommended: YesQuaint little place to live — It's a nice complex to live at, tucked away from the hustle and bustle in a great little beach town. The only downfall is that parking here blows. There aren't enough parking spaces for renters who are actually on a lease, and they are taken up by visitors and people crashing with people who live here. If the parking situation was taken care of then it would be one of the better apartment complexes to live at ihere n the area.
|Recommended: YesI like living here — The grounds are well kept, the amenities offered are more then some other apt complexes... the staff is very friendly accommodating and all of my concerns have been handled with understanding respect ... the maintenance staff is super helpful, very nice and have always fulfilled my requests very quickly ... having a washer dryer in the apt is very convenient...parking can be a challenge at times, the assigned parking is not always easy to deal with if you have, or someone that parks close to you has, a larger vehicle or if the person next to you parks too close to the line, and open parking fills up completely by later in the evening....also, be prepared for a higher then normal electric bill, as the entry door to the apt is not sealed.
|Recommended: YesGood — Like it
|Recommended: YesUpdated review — I am updating my previous review about my experience with the parking here. My car got towed due to the lack of parking at the complex however Katerina at the leasing office was very nice and got my car out for me and rectified the situation. Although parking is still an issue here, the staff does really care and does their best to make sure all us residents are happy. It's rare to have a leasing office staff go to such lengths to correct a bad situation and it's always very much appreciated.
|Recommended: YesElan Cardiff By the Sea, Safe, Comfortable and Cozy — We love living here because of the location, well maintained property and the coziness of our apartment.
|Recommended: YesLovely Setting and Location, Decent Amenities — For the most part, the complex is clean and quiet what I hear most is the occasional laughter of children the good kind . Maintenance items are tended to within 48 hours, online rental billing is convenient, and the remodeled apartments are fairly nice. The management staff is friendly and responsive. The location and setting are very pretty the only items of concern would be the tight and at times tough-to-find parking, and that the pools and hot tubs need updating and more consistent cleaning. It is very difficult to locate any open parking after 7 30pm, and we were told that there are plans in the works to remodel one of the last older hot tubs. My little family is quite happy starting out here as we seek a permanent home in the area.
|Recommended: YesI love living here Grounds are beautiful and so close to beach. — The maintenance landscaping are incredible. I love the location, the pool and how clean everything is kept. Neighbors are quiet other than the occasional kids at the pool.
|Recommended: YesI like the property — I love the location and the access to everything The apartment is spacious and clean. The office is great about keeping the tenants informed of anything going on. feel comfortable here.
|Recommended: YesPerfect fit for me — The only problem I have had with the apartment is that I have had beach chairs and beach towels stolen out of my jeep during the night.
|Recommended: YesBest complex I've ever been in — First of all the walls insulation are awesome. I can't hear my neighbors. I can't even hear my roommate and we share a bedroom wall. The apartment itself is well constructed. Nothing spectacular but nothing wrong. Definitely better than the complexes in Oceanside I've lived in previously. Grounds are kept clean and are well maintained. I was just thinking huh lotta potholes' after some rains, and lo and behold a week later they're all filled. Maintenance requests are filled within a day. There's janitorial staff for the halls elevators in addition to gardening. Parking situation is great too. On a Friday or Sat night you might have some issues finding an uncovered spot but otherwise it's great. The staff are always friendly and accommodating. Had an issue changing banks a few months ago which resulted in a late rent payment and they were courteous and professional about it. No issues with other tenants either. If I really had to complain about something, I would say the speed bumps are a little too high.
|Recommended: YesAwesome — perfect
|Recommended: YesIts a great place to live and very close to the beach. — We love the Cardiff apartments. The only thing that is really hard is finding parking late at night. Other than that the Cardiff by the Sea apartments are some of the best apartments I have ever lived in.
|Recommended: YesGreat location — The convenience and location of Cardiff by The Sea Apartments is great. My biggest complaint about the complex is the parking. There are two of us in our 2 bedroom unit and we only have one assigned parking space. If you get home past 9 00pm, the spots are typically all gone. On a few Saturday nights when I've come home past 11 00, I've had to park on a neighboring street and walk in through the gate to get home. As a female, I don't like the idea of walking around by myself that late. There are a few building issues and falling over beams in the parking structures. Other than that, we love our layout and location.
|Recommended: Yes5 10 — Cons Noise from the neighbors is very disruptive and worrisome. Neighbors above me pour large amounts of water into the bathtub at all hours of the night and I can hear loud dripping. I am concerned this was not addressed by the last water remediation. Also, they have 2 very fat cats that they make run around at all hours which makes it difficult to sleep late at night and early morning when they are thundering around. Parking availability after 5 PM can be very tough and sometimes I have to park far away from my unit because everything is full with other residents' guests. I also do feel I was a little misled at move in by the administrator saying there was a new washer dryer in unit. This unit did not work for several weeks after move in and the barrels were clearly previously used and dirty. Pros Grounds are well maintained. Besides some serious water leak issues we have had, maintenance does a satisfactory job. Staff is pretty good about addressing issues in a timely manner. Good insulation, our apartment stays warm on cold nights.