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4(93 reviews)100% of customers recommend this property

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submitted by Rachel - |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.
submitted by Andrea G. - |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.
submitted by Elizabeth M. - |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.
submitted by Sheri S. - |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.
submitted by Larilyn C. - |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.
submitted by George J. - |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.
submitted by Philip D. - |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.
submitted by Michael S. - |Recommended: YesAwesome — perfect
submitted by Katherine K. - |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.
submitted by Bethany W. - |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.
submitted by Nicole A. - |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.
submitted by Molly H. - |Recommended: YesI think the location and amenities are great — I would tell them that the location, parking availability and the apartments themselves are nice and kept up.
submitted by Marita C. - |Recommended: YesGreat place to live — It's in a great area, landscaping is well kept, and staff is great. Overall a great apartment complex.
submitted by Stephen S. - |Recommended: YesGood but too expensive — It's a great location but parking has gotten really bad. I don't know if there are people living in a 2bed with more than two people or people are having more guests but I've gotten back to the apartments and there was absolutely no parking. Anywhere that could be used for overflow parking is painted red. You should allow temporary parking in unleased apartment parking stalls while they are vacant. That's at least a temporary fix. The rent goes up after each lease renewal even though nothing is done to the complex to make it worth any more money... if you're going to jack up rent by 10 at least give us new appliances or do something to make the community better. The only reason I would recommend this place to a friend is because of the location. that is its saving grace and that is the only reason we are willing to pay as much as you charge.
submitted by Chelsea G. - |Recommended: YesCardiff — Great price for the area. Always parking available. Need to dial phone number to open gate, takes a little while sometimes.