I was not local to Corpus Christi and didn't even know how to begin to look for an apartment and to top it off I had to make finding an apartment even more difficult by owning 2 dogs and a ferret and being a full time student. I called Mary from AA Apartment Finders/Elegant Homes and she found not one, but 3 apartments that would accomodate my needs, all within my price range. I set up an appointment to view the apartments and drove 4 and a half hours to Corpus Christi to meet Mary. We totally misjudged how long it would take to get there and ended up being extremely early, but Mary accomodated us and agreed to meet with us at an earlier time and until that time other staff from AA Apartment Finders were extremely friendly and helpful, gave us a map of the city and easy directions to get to the TAMUCC Campus (the whole reason for our move). She also chatted with us and made us feel at ease. When Mary arrived, she told us that she would take us to the place that she thought that we would like the best, they were at lunch when we arrived so she took us to one of the other properties so we'd have a comparision to make between the 2, but it didn't matter, she was right, the property she thought we'd like the best, is the one we ended up getting. Not only did she drive us to show us the apartments, she also stayed with us while we filled out all the paperwork, and made sure that we asked the right questions. She also answered any questions we had about the city as well as telling us of some of the places we might want to check out for fun. She was very friendly, informative, and professional. If I ever have to move within the city of Corpus Christi, she would definately be the first person I call!
When I moved in to this apartment 2.5 years ago, I thought it was great. Now after having lived here and having my rent increase to over $1000 in the last 2 years, my opinion has changed. I have never once been late with my rent, nor do I ever have any complaints submitted about me, and yet the office staff treat me like I'm a piece of garbage. They come up with any reason to fine you without any warning, and if you call them to ask questions about it, you are treated like the scum of the earth. They have done nothing in the last 2.5 years to improve my unit, despite paying more per month. They improved the pool recently, which is nice, but completely eliminated the back pool (incidentally, the one closest to my apartment and the reason I chose this unit) and filled it in. This, I do not believe, is justification for the dramatic increase in rent. I frequently hear my neighbors' music and footsteps, but I don't mind, that's kind of to be expected in an apartment. The one good thing this place has going for it is the maintenance staff is very prompt if there is a problem. (Although when my toilet stopped working and they told me a plumber was coming the next day, I never saw a plumber and had to find, and pay for, one myself.) In conclusion, this place is nice to live in temporarily. It seems great when you first move in, and the office staff seem nice, but that all ends after you have been a good resident for an extended period of time. I guess they don't want people living here more than a few months.
First off... their website is http://www.fairwayvillasblueskycondos.com AND let me tell you! The people there are great and condo complex has been remodeled! It's AWESOME!!!!! We stayed the weekend in unit 201. Which is a 2 bedroom and 2 bath penthouse condo. I could not believe how many people we could sleep (total 10) and how much room we still had! The condo was HUGE!!!! It had a queen size bed in one room, 2 ...twin size beds in the other bedroom, a twin bed in a spacious area up stairs, and 2 pull out couches down stairs. We ended up using one of the LARGE closets as a bedroom and brought our own queen-size air mattress. This condo may not be on the beach but the beach is only about a 3-5 minute drive away (Whitecap Beach) and Port A is about 25 minutes away. I LOVE it here because the condos are huge for its price to stay. What a great deal! We cannot wait to go back again! Hopefully, we can stay longer next vacation and put their washer & dryers they have in each unit to work!