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We've put together a small list to get you started on your journey -- and the first step starts with a single box.
We've put together a small list to get you started on your journey -- and the first step starts with a single box.
Renters beware. Unsafe dirty I had no other place to go. Will be so happy when lease is up! Do NOT be fooled by pictures on the web site! Nothing looks like that here
Carolina breeze has to be the worst place I've ever lived where do I begin about 6 months ago I noticed a leak under my bathroom sink after reporting it to the office about two weeks later some man ( not really sure who he was) looked at the leak and told me the valve was so bad they had to call a plumber ( I believed it because these apt. are so old and run down) well about a month goes by she tells me that there are multiple apartments with the same issues and they are waiting on a insurance adjuster well low and behold my roof falls through I go to find the nearest maintenance man who cuts out all the roof under the bathroom but the kicker is it took him less then 10 mins to fix the leak well to this day 6 months later after multiple complaints to both of the lady's in the office multiple excuses including they had to get the supplies yes the supplies there are 5 maintenance men and none of them could go to Lowes for supplies then today the office manager told me they didn't have the money to fix it even though I give them $750 every month but that was just one of many problems these apartments are filled with mold ( when I told the office manager to come and look at my apartment she said not if there was mold in it because she can't breathe it but I guess its OK for my young children) both of my neighbors have the same problem my bathroom floor has caved in making it extremely dangerous for my kids and roaches are horrible you can not get rid of them they are in the walls this place is not even worth $200 a month let alone the $800 they charge you
Just terrible! Where to begin: german roaches, mold, oversold HTC internet exclusive (trouble with wifi interference), latchkey kids (parents never home, don't care what the kid does) everywhere. Pushed over my motorcycle, play sports in the parking lots, bounce the basketball after 9pm, kids back talk and curse you, make out on your stairs, break signs, lamps and tree's. Office staff will smile in your face, agree and then do absolutely nothing when you walk out. Head guy in Florence can not even get the staff to do what he ask. I've seen drug deals. Pet's crap in the grassy areas and owners do not pick it up. Trash at the dumpster overflows almost every week and almost certainly every holiday. In 6 years I have been assaulted twice, my wife has been assaulted once, my property (motorcycle vandalized twice). Police were called and reports were filed and they could not help, said it is "private property." Rent went up $25 when it was not in the contract or a signed or even a verbal agreement. They even started making us pay for water. A real downward spiral!
They lack professionalism and or experience. They are vulchers.I lived there for five years and was charged excessively for normal wear and tear of the carpeting ,improper spackeling ,painting ,cleaning etc. They claimed small trivia issues to glom your security deposit. You can pretty much kiss your security deposit goodbye. In addition I received numerous harassing letters while living there on my door threatening penalties for erronous claims of not picking up after my pet (with no proof or witness or fact checking) I always picked up. My small Chihuahua was disabled I had to carry her BC she could hardly walk and got letters claiming i walked her without a leash . More threatening warning letters left on my door. Don't walk away from this complex my suggestion is RUN. Find another place to hang your hat.
DO NOT RENT FROM PROVIDENCE PROPERTIES!!!! DAVID CORBETT IS THE DEVIL!1. He his mailmen, and pest control guys have keys to your apartment so becareful what you leave out!! We had our TV stolen and David accused us of stealing our own TV2. In the lease he states professional cleaning was done, but clearly wasn't. There was dirt EVERYWHERE! I cleaned that place top to bottom, I used two swifter pads and they were black by the end of it! I found it funny how I was charged $65.00 for the 6 days we were in there moving things in not even living there yet! How could someone charge someone a cleaning fee when they rented the place dirty?? 3.David owes us money and refuses to pay, he charged us rediculous fees when we were not even living there yet. I suggest to never rent from him. He claims he's a good Christian with the bible on his desk but will scam you from the moment you walk it. Providence Properties should be shut down!
For the most part everything was ok. The carpet was worn, spotted, and old when we moved in but, because it was a short term rental, we dealt with it. Unfortunately, after we moved out they charged us for new carpet because of pet stains. We have a dog but she has never had an accident. We have not seen or smelled pet urine in our home. Furthermore, she is always crated when we leave. We have ALWAYS gotten our deposits back from previous rentals and even been complimented on how clean we left the apartments. They said they pull back the carpet after each renter because they do not want a new tenant to move in over pet urine. I think that is great, but the carpet there when we moved in was gross and we have no way to prove the pet stains they see now were caused by our pet or that they were not there before. Frankly, I would have expected them to put new carpet into the apartment judging by its condition when we moved in, I just did not expect to be the ones paying for it.
Let me give any family with kids a HUGE warning stay as far away from Alta Surf apartments as you can!!!! Not kid friendly at all! I live there for 6 months and have a 10 year old son. About 3 weeks after we moved in everyone in the complex received 7 pages front and back of NEW RULES. Rules included Kids cant play in the grass and couldnt play in grass around pool. Bikes, sckateboards, skooters are not allowed ANYWHERE ON PROPERTY. My son stayed in his room all summer because he was unable to do anything outside at Alta Surf where we lived. Couldnt wait to get out of this place it was horrible! Had another friend that lived there with 2 daughters the same age as my son and they got the heck out of there after 6 months for the same reason! She said her girls were miserable living there! Also I have never lived anywhere where you can actually hear your neighbor snoring in the bedroom next to yours! You hear everything. Very cheaply made apartments! The ladies in the office are very shady. Nice when you sign the lease then after that down hill!!! On another website they responded to this and LIED!!!!! Said kids just weren't allowed to ride bikes ,skateboards etc around the pool area. Such LIARS! The rules WHICH I DIDNT SIGN said not allowed ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY! Trust me do yourself a favor and go elsewhere. This place is a nightmare!!!
This place was absolutely horrible. I wish I could rate them a 0. I can't imagine how anyone lives here. To start off, if you're planning on moving here, don't. It will cost you WAY more money and stress than you need. We had viewed this property several times and saw 2 different apartments, both of which looked great. We went through the whole process and set up our move in date. On move in day, I go to inspect the unit we were moving in to and I can not imagine how ANYONE thought that apartment was worthy of moving into. I wouldn't even want my worst enemy living there. My main concern and horror was the fact the kitchen, laundry room, guest bed and bathroom were INFESTED with cockroaches. INFESTED! If I could post pictures I would. I couldn't stand underneath the lights or the ceiling fan for fear one would fall on me. I opened the back door in the laundry room and was chasaed away by several that were hiding out underneath the door crack. The "sprayer" had been by to "spray" a few days prior. The property manager gave us some excuse saying he disturbed a nest. Those roaches were not "disturbed" in the least little bit. They were having a party and inviting all the friends around. I don't know about roach species but I know there were several different kinds and you can't just get rid of them with a snap of a finger. After the horror of the roaches, I didn't really want to look around any more but I did anyways. Such a mistake. I should have just said my goodbyes then. There was a several inch gap from where the floor started to where the front door started whenever you closed the door. That's probably where all those roaches came in from. No telling what else may have been able to get in through that gap. The desk was disgusting and sorely in need of a pressure washing and paint job. I don't even think they cleaned the apartment after the tenants moved out. There was a thick layer of dust over everything, the filters weren't changed, burn marks all in the carpet. The only thing that looked ok in that place was the master bedroom. Needless to say, I did not move my stuff in that day, wasted a whole lot of money and gained a whole ton of stress trying to find a new place within a day. The excuse I got from the manager was that she didn't have the budget to fix all of those things. If that was the case, I would have preferred for her to tell me instead of me finding out the day I am to move, with family in town to help and furniture on the way. This was the worst experience of my life and it could have been worse if I hadn't been smart enough to look around before moving in.
I currently live here and they are great. They fix maintenance issues on time. The office personnel is friendly as are the maintenance men. No bugs and they use Lane's exterminating. The windows are slightly breeze though. That is the only down point.
I have lived here at Magnolias of Myrtle Beach for almost 5 years and consider this to be an excellent place to bring your loved one to live. The director here is the most loving and caring, and responsible person, of any place I've stayed at. From what I've experienced, she and her entire staff give all their effort to ensure that everyone that lives here gets the best possible care and attention they can give. The other reviewer mentioned the turnover rate of employees, but from my experience, any employee who is not 100% committed to the residents' well being here doesn't last for long. It takes a special staff to take care of 30 plus residents and be dedicated and caring enough to do it right. And they must be doing a lot of things right because the facility is almost full at the time of this review. She and her staff are well trained and experienced on how to take care of the residents' needs, from those residents that are senior and need the extra care assisted living can provide, to those residents that need help getting around the facility, including those with dementia. The food is great and the chef is a responsible, dedicated person committed to serving the best meals he can to the residents. I have never had any problems with my medications, and they are always given on time, and the correct items and dosages. There is also hospice staff to take care of the residents on hospice, with a nurse on duty here, with the hospice also providing weekly visits by a nurse practitioner to take care of all the residents' needs (not just the hospice residents), with a hospice physician assigned to the facility. Many residents here see the nurse practitioner here at the facility on a weekly basis, and I have used their services several times when I needed antibiotics for for seasonal sicknesses. This is especially helpful because I receive my primary health care from the VA clinic here in Myrtle Beach, and having a nurse practitioner or a physician come here and see you and prescribe medications is invaluable to me. These services are especially helpful to senior residents who are not quite as mobile as they used to be. The facility is well kept and clean, and is a nice alternative to other facilities, some costing considerably more to live at. I know I couldn't afford them. This is a totally 100% honest review, and I thought it necessary to dispel the extreme views of one of the reviews listed here.