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The Villagio (formerly La Contenta)

1133 West Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ 85283
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City Average
11/10/14
Prospective Resident

We r looking for apartments and found villagio in best of our interest. We enquired the rates and went the very next day for application. They increased the rent to a really high margin in a single day. They did not… Full Review ▶

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09/12/14
Resident

Love the location and it's close to town and shopping malls My kids and I love the multiple pools My dog loves the dog park And I love the size and setup of my apartment with washe and dryer Full Review ▶

08/26/14
Resident

I lived here for 6 months last year. The experience was not that great. The apartment was furnished and had a smell that I could not get rid of no matter what I tried. The side of the community I lived… Full Review ▶

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06/26/14
Resident

I spent nearly 1 year in this community and the experience was really amazing. Especially, the staff are really good...when ever we report issue they will be on top of it.. I am glad that i have selected this community and… Full Review ▶

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06/09/14
Resident

NOISY NEIGHBORS playing their music so loud I can't hear my tv. LOTS of barking dogs at all hours of the night. I've only been here 2 months or so. The security is great to have but what is the point… Full Review ▶

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06/02/14
Resident

Been here 2 years now, and no complaints! A very nice apartment in a quiet section. Maintenance and management have always been very responsive. Full Review ▶

05/20/14
Resident

I lived at this horrible place for about a year. The managers are arrogant and rude, The maintenance guys smoke weed all day and hang out in front of the complex. My apartment was infested with bed bugs and they did… Full Review ▶

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05/14/14
Resident

I been a resident at the Villagio apartments for 30 days. The process of getting approved was quick. i was approved online went in the office to sign paperwork the next day. The staff is always friendly and courteous. The location… Full Review ▶

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01/20/14
Resident

I had a temporary work in Tempe and picked this apartment mainly due to (relative) ease of applying online (though the form on their website is not secure) and the claim of "furnished" apartments. I was somewhat worried about arranging a… Full Review ▶

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10/29/13
Prospective Resident

Well my story is simple. I didn't even get to live there before i got to experience how terrible this place is. First i met this nice blonde lady, with holding names, she was very nice. The demo apartment for us… Full Review ▶

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07/26/13
Resident

I relocated to Tempe 6/2013 and had to find a place right away. Closest and available move in ready was The Villagio. The staff was great signed the lease everything went smoothly. Friday apt was ready didn t move in till… Full Review ▶

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05/06/13
Resident

This is the WORST apartment I have ever lived in! The complex itself is disgusting, there seems to be no maintenance whatsoever. There is litter, and cigarette butts, and broken glass everywhere. Despite the terrible condition of the grounds, the parents… Full Review ▶

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11/16/12
Resident

I have never been big on apartment living but in Oct 2011 found myself out in Tempe for a job and couldnt find a house. I ended up landing here at The Villagio. Simply put this is one of the best… Full Review ▶

11/02/12
Resident

If you like dealing with stupid leasing "specialists" who really don't know what they're doing AND don't give a F*** about you then this is the place to be! Oh and if you like being THREATENED TO BE TAKEN TO COURT… Full Review ▶

07/07/12
Resident

Pretty ok place to stay. For my needs, a furnished apartment here did the job. I never had any issues in terms of parking or safety. Apartment wasn't fancy, but everything I used worked. About me: single. grad student. female. no… Full Review ▶

06/25/12
Resident

6/25/2012 Consumer Comment Dear Consumers and Apartment Seekers; please take notice of this comment if you want to set yourself apart from all the rest. The Villagio Apartment Homes located at 1133 West Baseline road Tempe, AZ 85283 ( 480) 831-2012… Full Review ▶

06/12/12
Resident

The Villiagio apartment homes are a joke. The staff doesn't give a ---- about the people that live here and it seems like they just hired some random, --- hole maintenance men, except like two of them. They sinks and and… Full Review ▶

01/25/12
Resident

OMG...I don't know where to begin. Our company recently got a job here in AZ and were in desperate need of finding lodging for management and crew. Prior to arriving in AZ, I made several calls to apartment complexes in the… Full Review ▶

01/20/12
Resident

It's painfully obvious that the positive reviews Villagio is getting are coming from the staff that WORK at Villagio. Maybe if you people weren't so busy writing positive reviews online, you would have more time to address the many issues at… Full Review ▶

10/31/11
Resident

I have been at Villagio for two years and I am very happy with their service. Pam (the manager) and the staff have always been very helpful with any and all of my concerns. The facilities are clean and they are… Full Review ▶

10/28/11
Resident

I've lived here for a few months now and I wish I didn't. In my short time here, I've already had too many problems, not to mention it takes the staff FOREVER to fix the issue. My refrigerator broke, and it… Full Review ▶

10/27/11
Resident

Omg, im starting this review, with so much going thro my mind, to the point where i dont even know where to start. I cannot believe how bad of a property this is. I was supposed to have my 2 bed… Full Review ▶

10/20/11
Resident

I had many problems with this place, at the end they tried to screw me over with my deposit..... Full Review ▶

10/18/11
Resident

It's nice when people actually take the time to say nice things, specially on this site. I am very happy with where I live - I see the maintenance guys all day running around taking care of business, and picking up… Full Review ▶

10/18/11
Resident

My name is Pam, and I am the manager at Villagio. If someone is experiencing a problem, I would encourage them to come into the office so that we may work together to resolve the problem. We have just recently attempted… Full Review ▶

10/17/11
Resident

The Management is clearly writing fake reviews to boost their score. Full Review ▶

10/16/11
Resident

I do not recommend living there. After you sign ur lease the trouble starts. They will charge you for the most ridiculos things Full Review ▶

10/15/11
Resident

My toilet backup on a Sunday called the mergency line. they wanted to charge me for it (WTF) waited till Monday to tell Office/maintenance and didn't get fixed till Friday!!!! They feature front gates to help keep you safe and secure… Full Review ▶

10/07/11
Resident

I have been a resident @ Villago since May 2010 and I am very happy living here. The staff are always very professional and friendly. If there is ever a maintenance issue it is always resolved in a day or two.… Full Review ▶

10/06/11
Resident

I lived here a year and Stacy has always been really nice to me and the girls around the office go out of their way to be helpful. I do not know about late fees since I pay my rent on… Full Review ▶

10/05/11
Resident

I've been here almost a year and haven't had any problems. The office staff has changed a bit recently, but some of the girls have been here the whole time, and are really nice. I'm in a two bedroom that is… Full Review ▶

10/03/11
Resident

I will say one good thing about this place: its cheap! Other than that I have nothing good to say. Number one thing that I despise about this place is the staff. They do not care about their tenants at all.… Full Review ▶

08/13/11
Resident

I've been blessed by this apartment, its size, location, etc. It has a w/d and it's in the price range I needed. It's well-kept and pleasant to look at. I struggled with roaches for the first few months, but they worked… Full Review ▶

08/05/11
Prospective Resident

I stayed a couple days at my sisters apartment and shees was it a bad stay, during the day time, everything was fine, but as soon as the sun would go down, the roaches started comming out, and not the big… Full Review ▶

05/18/11
Resident

I have lived here for 2 weeks. RUN! Dont even stop. My dryer doesn't work told them almost a week a ago hasn't been fixed.They keep telling me it's going to be fixed the day I go in there. I have… Full Review ▶

05/02/11
Resident

I lived here 2 years. when i frist moved in i was right next to the pool with the club house. i hated it. when poeple where having parties the music would be really loud and it would last well in… Full Review ▶

02/28/11
Resident

My roommate and I lived here for just a year, and for the last month of it we lived elsewhere and paid rent at both places. We would have moved out sooner if we could have. The management here was usually… Full Review ▶

02/10/11
Resident

I have lived at Villagio for almost two years (and no, I'm not on the staff, but won't give out my apartment number). The employees are nice and do the best they can when working with some really _____ people. I've… Full Review ▶

11/03/10
Resident

Just moved in and the girls in the office are hot. I can even have my dog here and they gave me dog treats for him. Cool apartment and close to Mill Ave. Full Review ▶

10/28/10
Resident

This is my second apartment in Phoenix. The first one was a nightmare. This one is much much better and it is close to work, clean and quiet. Full Review ▶

10/26/10
Resident

I never had lived in a apatment community were they actually do events for the people that live here. They are having a hollowen party tomorrow and they deliverd notice to invite us and reminders every were, this is really nice… Full Review ▶

07/27/10
Prospective Resident

If you can find someone in the leasing office that isn't a complete ------ than good for you! They don't return calls, they take your money and don't return it right away, they don't speak english very well and the complex… Full Review ▶

07/13/10
Resident

I've lived here for 5 months and was just laid off from my job. They have a program here were you can get half rent for three months to give you time to get another job without having to move. You… Full Review ▶

10/06/09
Resident

I just wanted to thank the Villagio staff for being so accomodating! I was so happy that they do month to month :) the staff made my transition a piece of cake! Thank you! Full Review ▶

09/06/09
Resident

This apartment complex has gone from a very nice place to live to a place where the Management is scared of its own residents! The advertisement stating a "Gated Community" is TOTALLY FALSE. The front entrance on Baseline DOES have a… Full Review ▶

08/18/09
Prospective Resident

Nice property. I like my apartment. We had an easy move especially since we live on the first floor. Full Review ▶

06/26/09
Resident

Don't get me wrong the staff is pretty nice though they can be extremely unprofessional. The problem here is this place is really kind of ghetto. As much as reviews on here say a safe environment. It's not, at all. Just… Full Review ▶

06/25/09
Resident

I was very excited moving into this complex 1 year ago. Now I'm very excited to be leaving. My biggest complaint is the changes that have happened since my move-in. Pros: I pay $700.00 a month for 720 square feet. It… Full Review ▶

06/19/09
Resident

First of all let me tell all of you how excited I was to move into this apartment. I was shown a couple diff models and loved the 2 bdrm 1 bath. Now you couldn't pay me to stay at this… Full Review ▶

06/13/09
Resident

I moved into the villagio last year and so far, it hasn't been to bad. Honestly, my only grudge against the place is lack of laundry places and the pet "fee" you don't get back at the end. For the laundry...you… Full Review ▶

06/07/09
Resident

When I first reserved my apartment I had chosen an un-upgraded apartment, which was fine for me as I was looking to save a little money. The Friday evening that I came to get my keys to the new apartment and… Full Review ▶

06/07/09
Resident

I'm trying to be patient but the longer I live here the more I find things that just aren't right about this place. The fitness center or lack there of has about 6 cardio machines and 4 of them don't work!… Full Review ▶

05/14/09
Prospective Resident

This place is horrible! Listen to an actual resident versus a member of the front office staff writing a review about themselves. This place is always noisy, there are hoodlums that walk the property, scary -------- that stand outside their apartments… Full Review ▶

04/23/09
Resident

The Staff is not only professional but Very friendly, The Maint is top notch, the grounds are well kept, the pools are always inviting and cool. There is an exercise room on property as well. Full Review ▶

04/22/09
Resident

The staff are very helpful and professional. The community is safe and friendly. The apartments is well maintained and amazingly cheap for the quality. I am very pleased with Villagio. Full Review ▶

04/14/09
Resident

the staff at villagio are good and always ready to assist you in what you need the are for noise is ok and dthe appartments are really good the luxarky style ones i like it here and wouled recamend these apartments… Full Review ▶

03/09/09
Resident

On a recent Friday afternoon, I called maintenance with 3 problems: A problem with a ceiling fan Leaky kitchen faucet Problem with Bathroom sink. The maintenance staff responded quickly to my requests. With in an hour 3 maintenance people were working… Full Review ▶

03/06/09
Resident

Do not live if you desire a safe place to live. I have lived here since the beginning of the year and the last couple weeks have been crazy. A man was shot and killed here two weeks ago. Tempe police… Full Review ▶

02/23/09
Resident

The current staff is great. They have gone out of their way to help me with some noisy neighbors. The past few months have been the quietest months I can remember at any apartment. They are committed to making this a… Full Review ▶

10/07/08
Resident

I am very pleased with my experience. Any problem that I have had has been promptly responded to and handle with great detail and very thoroughly. I love the front office people, they make my apt feel like a home. KEEP… Full Review ▶

10/03/08
Resident

I have NEVER lived in a place where it takes so long to get a maintenance man in my apartment. It seems to me that they don't have enough guys working for this place, or maybe they just don't know what… Full Review ▶

09/08/08
Resident

Totally agree with the previous comment regarding the staff members - they are very nice and helpful and seem genuine. It is not that easy to find in an apartment community these days. I did not have any major problems at… Full Review ▶

08/19/08
Resident

I must say that even though all apartments have problems, the villagio staff has always been responsive to my families concerns. Whatever the problem, they have come up with a reasonable solution. Sometimes there are certain things that a lot of… Full Review ▶

08/12/08
Resident

I have been a resident for six months and I just signed a new 12 month lease. I have always had prompt response to any issue whether it is a problem, maintenance or just questions. The office staff has always been… Full Review ▶

08/12/08
Resident

Hi. I have lived at the Villagio for over a year now. I recently over the last several months noticed a difference. Different faces in the office, different maintenance personnell, and a lot of different residents. I have notice that this… Full Review ▶

08/12/08
Resident

This site was recently brought to my attention by a neighbor. She was telling me how many people were expressing such terrible, and in my opinion inaccurate, accountings of Villagio. However, when I looked this up, I found a total of… Full Review ▶

08/11/08
Resident

8/12/08 - ADDENDUM #2: While I've had my problems with the Villagio staff, they've always been extremely courteous, generally caring, and have done their best to rectify any problems. I realize that I've been far too harsh on the staff and,… Full Review ▶

08/11/08
Resident

I used to live here when this place was La Contenta (approx. 4 yrs ago) and could not wait for my lease to end so I could move out. Due to a job transfer back to Tempe I had to look… Full Review ▶

08/11/08
Resident

Just wanted to drop a line stating how nice Villagio is compared to when it was under old management and named La Contenta. The new ownership and management have put alot of time and money into these apartments to make them… Full Review ▶

08/05/08
Resident

I am a current resident that was invited by the manager to write a positive review. I work in customer service and find that typically people only write reviews on sites like this if they have complaints. The happy people, like… Full Review ▶

07/31/08
Resident

You will regret it. Full Review ▶

07/22/08
Resident

moved in to an apartment that nothing works and the pool has been green for 3 weeks now? I asked the maintenance guy and he said that they have to add a chemical, no kidding sherlock, call a pool company. Im… Full Review ▶

07/10/08
Resident

There are so many negative reviews - it is surprising. Some are old, so maybe a few years ago and managment was not that nice. People working at Villagio now are very friendly and helpful and the place looks very nice.… Full Review ▶

06/21/08
Resident

I still can't believe no one has mentioned the cats! This place is completely infested with the land rodents known as strays. Yet the management does not care that people are woken up at 3:00 am every morning to some fighting… Full Review ▶

06/18/08
Resident

I have lived at Villagio since mid 2007 and love it! The grounds are kept clean, the staff is always friendly and responsive, andmy neighbors are great! I've lived in apts for many, many years and by far this has been… Full Review ▶

06/16/08
Resident

My experience at Villagio has been positive. The property is really nice with lots of green grass and trees for shade. It is a great place to walk my dog, and they even have doggie bags to pick up messes. At… Full Review ▶

05/21/08
Resident

Villagio is great value for the money. The owner recently upgraded the property and the rents have remained low. The clubhouse was completely remodeled and now has a business center and a huge plasma TV. They even have a fenced in… Full Review ▶

03/26/07
Resident

I lived at La Contenta (now the Villagio) for a year and a half. It was the then-reasonable rental rates that attracted me. But when I finally moved in 2006, I was emotionally traumatized. I was suffering recurring break-ins, to which… Full Review ▶

01/05/07
Resident

This place is literally poisionous. I was in good health before moving here. 2 weeks after moving in I started having migraines, dizziness. Now I can't breath...I'm coughing all the time. I can't eat, I'm always sick and I have no… Full Review ▶

09/26/06
Resident

This place is sooooooo bad I don't know where to begin. Let see- the staff stinks, especially the manager who is high strung and rude. Maintenance takes forever to fix a problem and talking to people, it seems as if everyone's… Full Review ▶

08/16/06
Resident

Well, this complex is now being run by a "new" management staff, and has been re-named to Villagio, probably to escape the bad reviews of La Contenta, but nothing has changed. If anything, the complex has gotten worse since they got… Full Review ▶

04/26/06
Resident

I've been here for over a year. My lease expires soon and I'm counting down the days. The noise is non stop, the appliances are so old, the crime is non stop. You knowi it's bad when the SWAT team shows… Full Review ▶

04/07/06
Resident

I have lived here for more than 2 1/2 years and have seen management come and go. I never had any issues with the people in the office but now I am questioning what kind of people they are letting in… Full Review ▶

03/28/06
Resident

This is a message from the office team in regards to all PREVIOUS plugs posted to this site about LA CONTENTA.

We here at LA COntenta are real tired of being blamed for any previous mishaps that may have occurred in… Full Review ▶

07/18/05
Resident

I've only been here 6 months and have had my car broken into 4 times. Supposed to have security by Tempe Police. Never ever there except if someone's beign arrested. More than once actual FBI people were there in the early… Full Review ▶

07/11/05
Resident

I have been here about a year, my lease is up in July and I cannot wait to move out. This place is overrun with Mexican families of 8, white-trash hill-billies sitting on their porch until 2 a.m., drunks breaking glass… Full Review ▶

05/24/05
Resident

After living in my apartment less than a month, monsoon season hit and my ceiling in the master bedroom began to leak. Each time I notified the office and roof service was sent out. On the 4th occurence the ceiling was… Full Review ▶

09/23/04
Resident

The management is horrible and the apartments suck! They look nothing like the nice model that they show you. I filled out my application, turned in my $99 administration fee, deposit, and pro rated first months rent, i was told that… Full Review ▶

08/29/04
Resident

I modev in to La Contenta a yr ago. The first month I had to handle the rouches that were coming from the neighbour. I haven't had problems with the management, but as far as I can tell, they are little… Full Review ▶

08/22/04
Resident

I had to go out a week after renting at La Contenta. Roaches were all over the place, coming from everywhere: kitchen, cabinets, disposals, bathrooms... a real nightmare. People from the office (Jessica, Tina, etc.) only look for money, but they… Full Review ▶

07/01/04
Resident

it'll do Full Review ▶

05/18/04
Resident

La Contenta was a horrible place to live. The management was extremely poorly trained in their job as well as social skills. Several times, the management would send us a letter saying my fiancee and I owed money for this or… Full Review ▶

05/08/04
Resident

I didnt have any real problems here. The parking was somewhat to be desired as the assinged spot was nowhere near my apartment, but there was enough uncovered around my place to take its place. Had a problem with the air… Full Review ▶

02/29/04
Resident

I had nothing but a terrible experience here. First, they didn´t do a good job of cleaning the apt. before I moved in because it reeked of old cigarette smoke. The laundry facilities are terrible. If you are lucky to get… Full Review ▶

01/02/04
Resident

We were in an upstairs apt near the pool. We had not one, two or three, but FOUR leaks in the place. Two from the same hole in the ceiling and two from the same toilet running.
The only reason why… Full Review ▶

01/02/04
Resident

Hated It! New exterior paint covers dilapidated interiors. A/C NEVER worked. Unsavory element in complex. Laundry machines took money but didn´t work. Clothes stolen. Uncooperative management. Owners out of state. Had to get legal help to leave. It was a bad,… Full Review ▶

12/06/03
Resident

just stay away.
that is all I have to say Full Review ▶

10/10/03
Resident

Way too high priced for the pen you are forced to live in. Felt like I was living on the set of COPS: Tempe. Police were out there at least 39 times a day. If it wasn´t chasing kids out of… Full Review ▶

05/28/03
Resident

When I moved in, I was driving from California to Tempe, and got caught in traffic. I called on my cell phone to tell them I?d be a little bit late, and the lady told me that I?d be sleeping in… Full Review ▶

04/17/03
Resident

I wish I had come to this website before moving here. Problems from day 1, apartment not ready (and we were supposed to have 15 days free rent), though they reimburse some days. Manager only cares for herself looking pretty; staff… Full Review ▶

03/18/03
Resident

The laundry Sucks... Management does not even bother to change it. Full Review ▶

02/11/03
Resident

This is a great place to live. It is nice community for a good price. The ammenities are always kept nice avaialble to use. The managment and staff are extremely nice and always willing to help. I have lived in a… Full Review ▶

10/11/02
Resident

There pretty good apartments..but don´t bother calling the office or if you do make sure to call every week..they change managment and staff every week it seems like and they choose staff who are either stuck up or put there nose… Full Review ▶

06/28/02
Resident

I moved into my apartment in 115 degree heat during the month of June. We had specifically requested an apartment that faced north or south since the sun can be very intense during the summer. Our electricity bills have proved this… Full Review ▶

05/13/02
Resident

I´ve lived here for nearly 2 years and I´m about to re-sign for the second time, with no reservations about doing so. I looked around numerous other apartment complexes in the area and when I saw this one, I knew I… Full Review ▶

04/18/02
Resident

Had trouble from day one... I arrived to sign my lease, with a fully loaded U-Haul and two friends with trucks soon to follow. I find out my apartment was not ready and would not be done for 7 days...After being… Full Review ▶

01/19/02
Resident

My family and I have lived at Villagio for the past 8 yrs. The office staff at this complex are amazing people. They went beyond what we would expect of a management team when we had problems or questions we needed… Full Review ▶

01/17/02
Resident

Friendly, courteous staff; good maintenance upkeep; best specials in this area. Lots of recreation facilities including lighted tennis court. Maintenance requests answered promptly and done correctly first time. Free breakfast on Saturday morning. I looked at 4 other places before finding… Full Review ▶

01/16/02
Resident

Has great floorplans, lots of amenities, and free breakfast every Saturday Morning.
Repairs are fixed on time and office staff is very professional
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11/07/01
Resident

I enjoy living in La Contenta. The amenities are reasonably good. Fitness room, swimming pool, security etc. are good. The laundry leaves much to be desired. The leasing office people are not very courteous and don´t always listen to customers. Full Review ▶

10/11/01
Resident

Seems to be heading slowly downhill. Full Review ▶

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Property Description

Villagio is the community you'll want to call home. Unwind by the pool or barbecue with friends and family. Get some work done at the business center, play a game of tennis or basketball or work out in the fitness center. Visit Website

Amenities

  • Cats Allowed

  • Small Dogs Allowed

  • Pool

  • Gym

  • Laundry On-Site

  • Laundry in Units

  • Hot Tub

  • Community Center

  • Covered Parking

  • Uncovered Parking

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