Overall Rating5rating out of 5(40 reviews)100% of customers recommend this property
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Review Portage Bay submitted by Hok L. - |Recommended: YesPortage Bay apartment is great overall. However, there was a few electric outage which cause the entire area to be extremely too dark. The apartment can do things such as using solar power lights, so that if it blacks out in the neighborhood. The apartment will still be light up for residents, and also energy saving.
This is the best place we lived in, love it submitted by Maria S. - |Recommended: YesIt is very quiet. The apartment is very homey and cozy. We are very comfortable. Everything works. We had some minor issues and they were fixed right away. The management office is very respectful and friendly. Our apartment has new functioning appliances. We have a very spacious nice porch with gates. The grounds between the apartments are beautiful. The parking is always plentiful. The garbage bins are always emptied. There are two laundry facilities on site, and there is always space to do laundry. We are members of the Country Club, and use the gym there and do some of our walks by the lake. Plus, we have plenty of parks and walking paths that we use on thedaily basis for exercise. There is a local pizza place and some other restaurants, and a supermarket which sells organic and healthy options. Rent is reasonable and we are very happy here.
Excellent Place to live in Davis, CA submitted by Maria - |Recommended: YesWe love living at the Portage Bay West in Davis, CA. We fell in love with this place when we discovered it and it always exceeds our expectations. We love most of all the quiet environment, the beautiful upkept grounds, very cute and cozy porch, very nice management, and friendly neighbors. We get plenty of sunlight in our apartment, and it is quite spacious. The bathroom area has also an outside vanity section. The apartment fixtures and insides are newish and contemporary. The fridge and dishwasher and the stove oven are in great shape and clean. The bathroom is spacious and works very well. The management keeps the grounds immaculate and clean. Our neighbors are very friendly and quiet. The laundry facilities are always clean and affordable. There are two laundry facilities on the grounds, with numerous machines inside, so you can always find one for your clothes. Parking is never an issue. The place is surrounded by parks, the country club, and walking biking paths. We love it J M
Pleasant West Davis apartment complex is a home away from home.submitted by Lauren H. - |Recommended: YesPortage Bay is a nice little West Davis complex. As a recent graduate who still enjoys the Davis lifestyle but is less prone to parties, Portage Bay is the perfect blend of quiet relaxation and access to busier parts of town. The uniform 2 story buildings and wide grass areas imbue Portage Bay with senses of both individuality and community, qualities that larger complexes lack.
Great place to live for a professionalsubmitted by Lee-Ping W. - |Recommended: YesMy 2-bedroom apartment at Portage Bay is spacious and comfortable. The apartment was delivered in excellent condition with new carpets when I signed the lease. The building and furnishings are not new, but of good quality. The summer air conditioning and winter heating work well and keep the apartment comfortable year-round. There is some shade coming from the trees outside which add to the comfort. The kitchen is a bit small but definitely usable it can be hard to fit common kitchen appliances such as a microwave and toaster and still have counter space left for cooking. The stove is electric and equipped with a range hood that vents to the outside. There is plenty of cabinet space with nice plain wooden cabinets. The apartment is quiet not sure if due to neighbors or soundproofing with occasional noises coming from the gardeners outside. I played some movies on my TV with the sound system on medium volume, and haven't received complaints from neighbors. The management is very helpful, responsive, and professional. I've had a small number of issues with light bulbs smoke alarms circuit breakers and they have always fixed them within a day or two. The lights above the bathroom mirror seem a bit gaudy and unnecessary, especially since the light bulbs burn out so fast. Parking is available around the block and in the parking lot. I've occasionally had to circle a few times to find a spot, but this may get better with the introduction of parking enforcement. The only nuisances I can think of are spiders and insects. There are too many spiders in the entryway and on the front porch during the summer fall, which makes the entryway somewhat uncomfortable and the porch hard to enjoy. Ants invaded the apartment once but were easily managed with liquid bait.
The best apartments in Davis hands down.submitted by Natalie M. - |Recommended: YesI love this complex. I love the atmosphere here. The staff is SO helpful and friendly, everything is done ASAP. The neighbors are great. It is a more family oriented complex, so there isn't noise from crazy frat guys or anything. It might seem pricey but its well worth everything that is offered. One of the best places to live in Davis.
response from property -Hello Natalie! Thank you so much for the kind words.... we are very proud of our property and we LOVE our residents! All of the staff members at Portage Bay take great pride in what we do and truly enjoy working with all of the residents. I am so glad to hear that we are meeting your expectations. Don't ever hesitate to share your ideas on how we can make our community even better....we love to hear what our residents think! Have a great day! Sincerely, Amy Hansen Assistant Operations Manager
I think it is a safe and friendly environment for people to live in.submitted by Chriseah D. - |Recommended: YesI would tell them it is nice and quaint. Anyone who enjoys a quiet community should definitely live here. The apartments themselves are beautiful and made with nice architecture.
Well Maintained Property. Good.submitted by Dmitri S. - |Recommended: YesI would tell them that I enjoyed living here and that the staff and maintenance was professional.
Very nice place for college studentsubmitted by Zhentao L. - |Recommended: Yesquiet unless having a noisy neighbor. nice parking, never have trouble to find a spot that's close to apartment unit.
Have Lived Here 3 Years - Never Want to Movesubmitted by Deborah L. - |Recommended: YesI ve written reviews for Portage Bay since 2011 on Yelp and Davis Wiki, because it is the most amazing place to live. A quiet location, beautiful environment, with a wonderful large pool and hot tub, extremely well-kept grounds. But what makes Portage Bay especially wonderful is the staff. I can t say enough about Amy and Sal and their assistants. They make this community a home and are always so friendly and helpful, going out of their way to make sure all the tenants are taken care of. I have an upstairs two-bedroom apartment and absolutely love the large porch with built-in gardening containers. I never want to leave