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(78 reviews)
97.4% of customers recommend this property

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submitted by Travis L. - |Recommended: YesClean, well run, well maintained, quite. — Add it to your list, check it out. Worth it.
submitted by Ryan G. - |Recommended: YesGreat spot, super quiet, awesome amenities, and great service — I really like living at Portage Bay because it's a quiet little sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of school and work. 100 would recommend to a friend.
submitted by Roman H. - |Recommended: YesBest property in five years — Definitely choose this place.
submitted by Ariel P. - |Recommended: YesThankyou, Sal — Thankyou to Sal and his partner Ricky for taking such good care of us over the last four years. Sal is a huge reason we stayed here as long as we have Many thanks, Ariel and Marc Pollack
submitted by Qingxi L. - |Recommended: YesVery good — property managers are kind solve problems quickly
submitted by Sean F. - |Recommended: YesQuiet, beautiful, and afforbable — I would tell them that it is a very nice place to live.
submitted by Samantha M. - |Recommended: YesComfortable, Friendly Apartment Complex Close to UC Davis — Portage Bay is a great place to live Staff is very friendly and quick to respond to maintenance requests. Apartments are great size for what you pay. The pool and hot tub are great amenities. They have new parcel boxes that keep your packages safe when delivered. You can hear little bits from your neighbors, but not enough to disturb you in any way. The grounds are well kept.
submitted by Hok L. - |Recommended: YesReview Portage Bay — Portage 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.
submitted by Maria S. - |Recommended: YesThis is the best place we lived in, love it — It 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.
submitted by Maria - |Recommended: YesExcellent Place to live in Davis, CA — We 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
submitted by Lauren H. - |Recommended: YesPleasant West Davis apartment complex is a home away from home. — Portage 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.
submitted by Lee-Ping W. - |Recommended: YesGreat place to live for a professional — My 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.
submitted by Amelia T. - |Recommended: YesGreat place to live. — I have enjoyed living at Portage Bay for the last 3 years. Although it is quite expensive, the staff is friendly and the grounds are kept very nice.
response from property -Thank you for your comments Amelia. You have been a pleasure to have with us. We look forward to serving you in the future.
submitted by Alcilene F. - |Recommended: YesFamily friendly — Nice amenities, plenty of space for parking. Great staff Air conditioner would be nice if improved with one with more temperature stabilization
submitted by CHI H. - |Recommended: YesGOOD — GOOD
response from property -Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It always makes us happy to see that our residents are happy with the work that we do. We are always striving to make our community even better for our residents. If you think of something that we can do to make your living experience even better at Portage Bay please feel free ti share your ideas! Sincerely, Amy Hansen Assistant Operations Manager