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(77 reviews)
97.4% of customers recommend this property

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submitted by Jinming N. - |Recommended: YesMet my expectations — Portage bay is quiet. I like the atmosphere and environments.
submitted by Jasmine L. - |Recommended: YesPretty Good — It is very quiet and peaceful. The walls are a bit thin so you can sometimes hear crying children but it is not too bad. The scenery is pretty which makes up for the fact that you need a card to do laundry that is shared throughout the whole apartment. It is kept clean the majority of the time and it is ten minutes away from a nearby plaza where they have food, the dollar store, and a small market. It is far from many places that are popular but if you like peace and quiet instead of train noises and freeway noises, its a treat.
submitted by Christine D. - |Recommended: YesGreat quiet place for professionals and families. — Great location, away from the busy downtown, and most living here are professionals or young families. The units themselves are clean and new. Recently Nest thermostats were installed, and energy saving lights were installed as well for all units by management, so would rate this as a green apartment complex. If you have any issues, maintenance is prompt to fix and they update you by text if you want. Pool area is nice with shared propane grills. On weekends, pool area can be busy with children in day and college students at night, but happens rarely, about once a month or so. Unit balconies are very large. There are 2 shared laundry rooms that take pre-paid cards for units with no in-unit laundry. Parking cost 75 year, but plenty of street parking if you want. They just re-painted the outside of the buildings a year ago. Staff is friendly and responsive. Overall, Portage Bay is a little more expensive than other housing options in Davis, but you get your money's worth in all the upgrades and improvements they constantly do around the complex and units.
submitted by Alan R. - |Recommended: YesGreat place to live. — Great community. Easy to commute to Davis' campus.
submitted by Adriana J. - |Recommended: YesIt is very well maintained, clean and peaceful — I would tell them that it is a very good apartment complex. The overall complex is very beautiful because of all of the trees, flowers and greenery. Everyone is respectful towards one another and it is very quiet in the neighborhood. The apartments themselves are very modern, and well maintained because of the workers' fast response time to any problems that arise.
submitted by Belle R. - |Recommended: YesClean and well groomed — Other than not having a fitness center everything is clean, parking is easy and apt. while having some outdated features is constantly being improved. Pet policy is decent and maintenance has been fast.
submitted by Hope F. - |Recommended: YesGood Living Option for College Students — I liked living here for 3 years The staff were very responsive whenever I contacted them. A lot of updates were made over the time I lived here, which made the complex look nicer.
submitted by Kyungbok L. - |Recommended: YesCalm place and nice maintenance service — It is very great place to be here for me. Also, it is a great service of maintenance for me. I am very satisfied to live here.
submitted by Yuhuan W. - |Recommended: YesA place that feels like home — This apartment complex is so far the best one I've lived at 10 years in Davis . Excellent management team quick at replying to emails and get things resolved within 1-2 days .
submitted by Jade H. - |Recommended: YesVery clean, quiet and safe — For my first apartment I would say it was great. It's far away from the busy part of Davis and very quiet. The Landscaping and greenery are always nice to come home to. No sign of any obnoxious neighbors and the service is great. If you put in a maintenance request it is done within the next day. Some of the updates in the apartment are cheap. They painted our tub which pealed off. The ventilation throughout the apartment isn't too great. The bathroom doesn't have a window and the fan doesn't work super well so mildew grows on the ceiling. We have a washer dryer in our apartment but when the dryer is running, lint goes everywhere and the fan is too weak so it get super humid. There are some quirks but overall, its a great place to live and come home to. The bike path is also very nice.
submitted by Eliza A. - |Recommended: YesAmazing — Honestly, I’m not one to write reviews, but I have been so impressed by Portage Bay Apartments, that I had to. The staff and maintenance are absolutely amazing. If I have had any issues they always respond to the problem immediately with a smile. It is a beautiful place and I definitely enjoyed living here.
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.