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5(47 reviews)100% of customers recommend this property

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submitted by Kyra B. - |Recommended: YesLove it here — In general, this is a pretty quiet community. My neighbors in particular are loud routinely. Parking is full-up booked in my section of the parking lot by 5 45-6 pm, which can get pretty frustrating. However, this is a quiet, safe community and I love how beautifully it is maintained. The apartments are well maintained and the maintenance staff are super quick and friendly. The apartments are well-designed and I intend to stay here as long term as possible
submitted by Astryd M. - |Recommended: YesOverall best apartments in Davis — After looking at many apartments my housemates and I came to the conclusion that Portage Bay Apartments were the best option compared to others in Davis. The community and apartments themselves are super cozy and have a very comfortable environment. We are very happy with our selection even though we have only been here a couple of months now.
submitted by Eswar A. - |Recommended: YesStudent Friendly — A very clean and safe community. Neighbors are very polite and leasing officials are very responsive and solve the issues very fast.
submitted by Jordan D. - |Recommended: YesI love the property, always nice looking. — I love living in Portage Bay, it is close to campus and places such as the gas station, food, and town. The appearance of the apartments is always well kept and I love the trees. The layout is small but very comfortable and perfect with lots of space. My only negative review is that I can hear my neighbors fighting literally everyday for hours, but I don't think that is the apartments fault. Overall, I am very pleased with these apartments.
submitted by Yoonji N. - |Recommended: YesGreat property, clean and friendly staffs — I would tell them that its a great property with lots of parking space bike lots. The property is overall very clean and the staffs are friendly.
submitted by Xandra G. - |Recommended: YesWould Love to Live Here Longer If I Could — This is my first apartment so I may be a little biased, but i really enjoyed living here. My roommate and I rented the 2 bedroom floor plan that had the bedrooms separate from each other so it was super private. Both bedrooms are the same size so we didn't have to worry about who was going to pay more if someone got the master bedroom. Quality of the apartments was really nice and maintenance was awesome They always came to fix whatever was broken the next day. My only complaint is that some of my neighbors were a little loud at late times of the night. Other than this, I loved living here
submitted by Jiahao X. - |Recommended: YesGreat — its nice
submitted by Raegan T. - |Recommended: YesGreat experience, nice community, would recommend — Awesome community and very nice landscaping in the area, very nice access pool and hot tub area. As a student that has to take the Unitrans bus to UC Davis, I appreciated that there was a bus stop right next to the complex. Always plenty of parking, friendly neighbors, really good staff and maintenance. The only issues I had were some of the bathroom fixtures needed to be fixed just because they couldn't withstand constant use, and there were often spiders coming into the rooms from the trees we lived under. Other than those minor things this was an overall great experience.
submitted by Katrina M. - |Recommended: YesVery friendly and helpful staff — Overall well kept and all of the staff with management and maintenance are very prompt, thorough, and friendly. There were some issues that came up with the apartments, but they're older and they were very good about taking care of any of them. Renovations for the whole complex in the last year has given it a whole new look and have been really nice. My only real complaints would be that it is a little pricier than some student apartments and they charge a flat amenities fee that includes cost of a parking pass even if you don't have a car . Overall one of the best run complexes I've encountered.
submitted by Catherine W. - |Recommended: YesGreat place to live in Davis — I've lived here for three years in Davis while in graduate school. West Davis is a nicer, quieter part of town. I never had any issues with neighbors being too loud. Maintenance is incredible. They're always on top of work orders and often come by the same day. Rent increases every year, but that's to be expected in Davis. The apartment complex has really put an effort in upgrading and renovating by putting in new counter tops, redoing the fences outside, putting in laminate floors, etc. Great place to live, never had any issues. Really can't complain about anything at this place
submitted by Michelle C. - |Recommended: YesGreat — Its a quiet neighborhood. Walk two bus stops down there is a plaza that has a market and a good boba shop. It's a nice area to live in.
submitted by Stephen F. - |Recommended: YesGood place to live — The staff is fantastic, awesome pool and BBQ area
submitted by Sophie C. - |Recommended: YesPricey but Pretty — The grounds are beautiful and I love having my own private balcony in the back. However, The cost is very high for the area, as with the almost 12 increase in rent this year, I am paying the same price as friends in San Francisco. The walls are a little thin-you can hear your neighbors talking and the cold or hot air seems to come right through. The screens are also warped and allow bugs to enter forcing the choice between letting in cool air at night or keeping the spiders out. I can also see light entering around my front door as it does not seal. The bathroom is large but does not have any sort of fan so mold grows quickly. The contract does not allow for subletting which is unfortunate, as that would help offset the high cost. I do enjoy the mostly quiet atmosphere and the chatting with the friendly staff. I would have chosen a cheaper apartment complex had there been any availability, but for the most part enjoy living in Portage Bay.
submitted by Alexandria B. - |Recommended: YesGreat Place to Live — I really enjoy living at Portage Bay. Very family friendly, which is a nice difference from living closer to campus. Really feels like a home and everyone is very nice and friendly.
submitted by Olivia H. - |Recommended: YesThe property is very clean and well kept. — I have enjoyed my experience here. The staff is great, overall it is a great place to live.