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Santa Fe Ranch Apartments

3402 Calle Odessa, Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Apartment Rating
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City Average
05/17/13
Prospective Resident

I was looking for an apt exactly in this area. The pictures look great. Then I read all the negative reviews. Every review mentions the same problems: Moldy walls and ceilings, unprofessional staff, thin walls and noise from neighbors, always keeping… Full Review ▶

01/05/13
Resident

Somehow my reviewcomplete with pictures, has disappeared. I'm not shocked since I think the Santa Fe Management monitors this site and tries to counteract bad publicity. The gist of my review, everything breaks and floods and no one cares. They will… Full Review ▶

12/30/12
Resident

I lived at Santa Fe Ranch for six years. By far the worst experience of my life. Walls were so thin I could hear the neighbors having sex all night. The appliances were cheap and always broke. The manager was a… Full Review ▶

09/02/12
Resident

Be aware, do your homework. Donot rent here! Full Review ▶

09/02/12
Resident

DO NOT RENT HERE! They will shamelessly price gouge you! This place is in a great location but that's it. Apartments are nothing special...they are dark and dingy, the plumbing barely works. The office staff are incredibly rude and unhelpful. And… Full Review ▶

01/03/11
Resident

I would NOT recommend this apartment to my worst hated enemy. It was a terrible experience. The leasing office was unorganized and the staff was difficult to deal with. If you are moving into the Valley Ranch area I would strongly… Full Review ▶

11/13/10
Resident

Before moving here I read some bad reviews about this place and was a little scared, but thank goodness I decided to move in anyway. I find the place very calm, no noise at all from neighbors or anything else. The… Full Review ▶

03/25/10
Resident

I just moved into my apartment a little over a week ago and I love it! I obtained my apartment on a Friday while a pleasent gentlemen named Elliot stayed an hour, after closing time, to make sure that I was… Full Review ▶

03/14/10
Resident

I have been a tenant for 3 months and have only good things to say about the apartment management, maintenance, and the apartment i occupy. The staff is very professional and friendly. My maintenance request (dishwasher overflowed) was handled immediately. They… Full Review ▶

05/04/09
Resident

well i have to say about those reviews is wtf? i've only lived here for about a month now but im from Colorado and know nothing about california. But what i do know is compared to all the other places me… Full Review ▶

03/31/09
Resident

The staff at this apartment is the worse I have ever dealt with. It was always something with them and depending on who you talk to they always give a different answer. On 2 occasions they sent me letters that said… Full Review ▶

08/14/08
Resident

Actually, the maintenance crew is running the show. They are the only competents at this establishmen (we lived there for 4 years). The office staff are another story. Clueless, period. The apartments need a face lift, for example, new sinks, new… Full Review ▶

07/01/08
Resident

If after reading these reviews, you are still considering renting here, I warn you to not...not sign the lease until you see the apartment you will inhabit. Their practice is to take you around the grounds in their golf cart. They'll… Full Review ▶

04/18/08
Resident

The apartments are very small, dark and dingy!! The upkeep on the place is horrible. Appliances are old and trying to have maintenence repair them is a joke. They try to bandage everything instead of fixing the problem. Sinks smell like… Full Review ▶

04/08/08
Resident

This place looks nice from the outside of the gates but the place should be demolished. Save your money. Full Review ▶

03/23/08
Resident

This property manager and leasing staff are masquerading as competent and the real joke is the ongoing problems with maintenance. Carports are small and parking is limited, unless you are one of the big RV's that they seem to allow along… Full Review ▶

03/10/08
Resident

These reviews are ridiculous. There is nothing wrong with these apts. It is relatively inexpensive for the area. It is quiet and the pets are cared for well by the owners. In other words, people clean up after themselves. I didnt… Full Review ▶

11/27/07
Resident

The color enhanced advertisements make you think you are moving into a luxury apartment home, but beware. The buildings are older than dirt. My apartment was uninhabitable. The carpet had flees from the prior tenants which infested my indoor cat and… Full Review ▶

09/11/07
Resident

I didnt realize this was here or would have posted 2 years ago. My fiance and I only lived at SFR for 3 months and it was HORRIBLE. I noticed a prev review that stated that the neg reviews are isolated… Full Review ▶

07/21/07
Resident

I'm baffled by the negative reviews about Santa Fe Ranch(SFR) and I strongly think they are very isolated cases. I've lived here for 18 months, and the experience has been nothing but positive. Prior to moving in, my wife and I… Full Review ▶

06/11/07
Resident

If it weren't for the frequent break-ins to cars on the street, the unfriendly office staff, and the neighbors that appear to have no jobs and are not only rude but all smoke so that we cannot open our windows for… Full Review ▶

06/06/07
Resident

I have had a great experience at this apartment. Ginger, leasing agent, was great and made the application process painless. We filled out an application and within 24 hours knew that we qualified. I love the lay-out of the 2/1 and… Full Review ▶

04/30/07
Resident

This is the smallest one bedroom you may ever live in. I am pretty sure the small patio is included in the square footage. The carports are small and after a month of living here the neighbor side swiped my brand… Full Review ▶

10/11/06
Resident

Poor facilities, very expensive, crime, small living space, rude staff, hidden fees, lousy plumbing, cheap fixtures, irresponsible parents, etc. Full Review ▶

08/21/06
Resident

DONT MOVE HERE UNLESS, YOU HAVE A TON OF CASH,, THEY GOING TO CHARGE FOR EVERYTHING AND IS WORSE IF YOU HAVE A PET, I'M WAITNG FOR MOVING OUT OF HERE, 3 DAYS WITHOUT AN ANSWER FROM THE OFFICE FOR FIXING… Full Review ▶

08/04/06
Resident

We were weary to move in with the bad reviews but we took the chance and we love living here.We don't have any noise problems- which is what we were most worried about. I have lived in many different apartments over… Full Review ▶

03/09/06
Resident

My windshield was smashed by some kids (they seem to have no parents) also saw a 6 month old baby crawling down a sidewalk toward cars and noticed the father was on the phone inside his apartment, I yelled to him… Full Review ▶

02/15/06
Resident

This place is a trap
I DO NOT RECOMEND MOVING HERE BUT IF YOU REALLY WANT TO DEAL WITH AMANDA AND NOT THE OTHER TWO WITCHES DOTTY and Trisha Full Review ▶

02/01/06
Resident

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01/19/06
Resident

As a resident of Santa Fe Ranch, overall, I would not recommend moving in. The walls are so thin you cannot avoid hearing your neighbors conversations, snoring, and their embarrassing private moments--which means they are listening to you, too. If you… Full Review ▶

11/05/05
Resident

7/23/10 Things are pretty much back to normal here on the "ranch." Most of the neighbors are friendly and the facility is being kept in good order. More of the apartments are full right now and the agents seem to be… Full Review ▶

03/03/05
Resident

Management is awful Full Review ▶

09/30/04
Resident

I have had my car broken into twice and it's not a nice car. I've never had anything of real value stolen, which leads me to think it's poor/stupid people. Poor because they are stupid. The gates are an inconvenience and… Full Review ▶

09/10/04
Resident

I've been at SFR since February of 04 and recently moved out.

The Staff at SFR really started out on the wrong foot with me. I was new to the area and asked for directions. The woman at the office was… Full Review ▶

05/17/04
Resident

We have had the unfortunate experience of living in these apartments (only because we couldn't find a house to rent in the same area). In addition to neglectful and rude management you also have the consequence of the same types of… Full Review ▶

05/06/04
Resident

Hello fellow community dwellers and those in search of an apartment:

My husband and I moved here from out of state in the beginning of 2002. We didn't know anyone, didn't have an apartment, and didn't know our way around.… Full Review ▶

02/22/04
Resident

I too would not recomend this place to my worst enemy. The women that work here are the nastiest people I have ever met. The manager actually told me I was a ----- after I thanked her for finally saying thank… Full Review ▶

02/17/04
Resident

I read through all of the reviews here before moving in to the SFR apartments. Even before I saw the place, I was blown away by the amount of whining people posted here. Holy cow. I?ve never seen so many people… Full Review ▶

01/14/04
Resident

Since moving here in February ´03 it´s been one disaster after another living here. First of all the rent is highly overpriced for the apartments. The apartments are very small. Another major problem is the ants. Ants are such a big… Full Review ▶

12/16/03
Resident

We lived here for 3 years and had to move out because of a mold problem. The property manager ignored our several requests to rectify the problem. Customer service skills are everything but tolerable, kind, pleasant, and helpful. I would not… Full Review ▶

11/05/03
Resident

I think the manager should take a lesson in diplomacy. She is impossible to deal with.
Also, she should try a smile once in a while when dealing with her tenants. A very unfriendly place. Especially when you come from out… Full Review ▶

10/15/03
Resident

Just moved in, picked SFR over other places because the facilities seemed better than other ones in the area. Mirabella is beautiful but the units are smaller/pricier.

I haven´t encountered vermin or bugs yet, hope that doesn´t happen. So far… Full Review ▶

08/21/03
Resident

I was deployed and my wife moved from our old place to this one. When I got home all I dealt with was Spiders, mice, moths, and dirty, noisy neighbors, and a landlord that could care less. They dont care about… Full Review ▶

08/10/03
Resident

When we transferred to SoCal; it was the only property that had units available and would allow large dogs. After living in Motel 6 for a month looking; we jumped on it. Sometimes I wish we had stayed in Motel 6.… Full Review ▶

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