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The Havens

10349 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
21%
82
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21%
% Recommended
78%
City Average
05/13/14
Resident

I love my apartment. Everything is brand new and beautiful. I love my neighbors.They are all very sweet people. Today my carpet smell so beautiful and so clean because I just renew my lease and they wash my carpet for free.… Full Review ▶

04/10/14
Resident

Where do I start? You can renovate and upgrade the clubhouse, pool, and grounds. You can paint, seal the concrete, and put up a nice fa ade, however, it all doesn't matter if you have TERRIBLE TRASHY tenants. There are some… Full Review ▶

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12/17/13
Resident

I recommend this place if you are looking for a problem in your life.If you are looking for apartment managers who are rude and yell at you.If you are looking for construction every day and every where and a lot of… Full Review ▶

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09/18/13
Resident

Construction never finish. It's always so loud. Before I move they promise we will have laundry and drying machine in our apartments. But later they said "they couldn't get permission". Since we move (over 2 years) construction continue. Now they are… Full Review ▶

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10/18/12
Resident

Construction is terrible Management is terrible, no one ever calls you back, security deposit basically stolen and waiting to hear back from them. Full Review ▶

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07/29/12
Resident

The construction is terrible! The management is awful. Construction was not to begin on our section until a year from our move in date. The morning we went to sign the lease we were informed that construction would start on Monday… Full Review ▶

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06/29/12
Resident

This place sucks and are only here because they allow big dogs and the school district. They do horrible work patching up walls and renovating the place. Their is no parking and staff always parks inside. How about giving us more… Full Review ▶

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05/28/12
Prospective Resident

Viewing Sycamore Valley there were no surprises. I knew when visiting the property that it is an older property, that the area (Fountain Valley) is deteriorating, that there are very "seedy" people of all races living there. I don't know why… Full Review ▶

04/21/12
Resident

no matter how much renovation they do, This place is the slums!!!!!!!!! people hang clothes on their balcony.The patios and balconies are storage. The management and staff need to go to school to learn how to run the place and enforce… Full Review ▶

11/30/11
Resident

Pros: 1. 11 month lease so ill be leaving soon Cons: 1. Daily landscaping starts at 7:30 am complete with Mariachi music 2. In just the last month construction/renovation trucks have double parked blocking my exit several times. 3. That is… Full Review ▶

08/09/11
Resident

I have been a resident here for about 8 months. A friend told me about this site so I just had to see for myself. I can't believe all the crap said about the apartments and people. I like it so… Full Review ▶

05/06/11
Resident

I have been living here for nearly seven years. There has always been some situations that may have annoyed me, but I have always chalked it up to community living and tried to go with the flow. However the most recent… Full Review ▶

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01/19/11
Resident

This is apt is crap inside & out. My unit was leaking after the first time it rained, and I live on the 1ST FL! It leaked a few more times after that. Big stain on the ceiling, total eye sore.… Full Review ▶

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05/28/10
Prospective Resident

Moving around Southern California, I seen alot and I be through alot of aparments. I lived at Irvine Company, Arnel, Shea, AMC, UDR and on and on. I come to Sycamore Valley 6 month ago. I dont want to stay long… Full Review ▶

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03/18/10
Resident

This apartment is great if you like living with roaches crawling around in the kitchen during the night. The roaches are the original tenants that live between the walls and they cannot be evicted. They seem to be attracted to electronics… Full Review ▶

12/16/09
Resident

I lived here from March 2004 to August 31st 2008. In that amount of time I saw a lot of changes. The maintenance crew was good when I first moved in, but changed and began to do very poor work. Parking… Full Review ▶

12/15/09
Resident

First off I want to say that the complex is very family friendly. I am in my twenties and still love it so far. To be perfectly honest I was a bit shakey about seeing the apartment after reading some of… Full Review ▶

02/10/09
Resident

That describes it, enough said Full Review ▶

01/11/09
Resident

I love it, Great Staff at Sycamore Valley Apartments, Linda and Stephanie, they are great people to work with.. they are lovely to deal with... They should have more of them all over OC, I can say these girls knows their… Full Review ▶

12/27/08
Resident

I have beening searching for the right apartment for awhile now... I was living down the street at Crystal Springs. I moved out of there because of the noise and rats not to mention the cockaroaches.. ughhh! I looked everywhere in… Full Review ▶

12/27/08
Resident

finally our lease was up. my husband daughter and i just moved out and thank the lord! dogs barking non stop... dog poop all over the sidewalks! they would run the sprinklers at 5 pm! so we would always get wet!… Full Review ▶

10/01/08
Resident

This place is horrible. Not only have we had mold issues but cockroaches and terminates. There is trash everywhere. No one cleans up after their pets. You will even find residents picking through the trash looking for bottles and what not.… Full Review ▶

09/02/08
Resident

Living agreement is not in current and future tenants best interest, (PLEASE READ YOUR LEASE CAREFULLY). Tenants above and some of the other tenants are very disrespectful and do not practice apartment ettiquete. The noise is horrible; children running and playing… Full Review ▶

08/15/08
Resident

If you are considering moving here....don't. We lived here for 2 years, only because our lease renewed right after having my daughter by c-section. The negative reviews here are completely accurate. Parking is horrendous. Sycamore Valley towed my car OUT OF… Full Review ▶

07/23/08
Resident

I've been a tenant here for almost 2 years now and I can't wait for my lease and nightmare to end. I really have nothing good to say about Sycamore Valley only that this is the worse place I've ever rented… Full Review ▶

06/24/08
Resident

Well its about time I give a review as I have been here forever, 28 years. Yes that is right. I moved here back in 1980 with my parents. Was called the Shakewood Apts back then. Much has changed since then… Full Review ▶

06/21/08
Resident

So I have neve been on here before because I would never think to go on on a web page and talk ---- about apartments. I google this and found out that Sycamore Valley, a place I call home has the… Full Review ▶

02/15/08
Resident

I've lived in some shady areas in LA. I've been at some pretty bad places, but they seemed to have better management than Sycamore does... they responded to my calls and concerns. I, too, came in to get my keys and… Full Review ▶

02/12/08
Resident

I will start from the beginning. When we came to sign our lease and pick up our keys the staff had no idea who we were or why we were there but they had our money order for the deposit. Naturally,… Full Review ▶

12/26/07
Resident

I have been battling a problem with odor since I moved into our two bdrm. apt. We are near a water valve that has broken twice in 9 months flooding exterior landscaping outside our bedroom window. We have had baseboards, plastering… Full Review ▶

12/11/07
Resident

Sycamore is doing quite a lot of construction to their buildings. Looks ok. They have also been remodeling apartment units on the inside as well. But beware. You must more your belongings out and pay for storage. (storage facility is up… Full Review ▶

12/06/07
Resident

I have been at Sycamore for 7 years and have watched as it has gone to crap. There have been at least 6 managers since 2000 and numerous leasing staff members. 1. The Stucco is starting to falling off the building,… Full Review ▶

08/26/07
Resident

We currently live in the sycamore apartment. The parking is terrible. If you take too long dropping someone off don't be surprised if your car is gone when you get back. They tow dozens of cars a week. The grounds are… Full Review ▶

07/28/07
Resident

I am a new tenant that now really regrets signing a lease with this apartment community. 1) Management does not follow up on needed repairs with vendors..... Example it took almost 5 weeks for a dryer to be repaired in my… Full Review ▶

07/17/07
Resident

Many, many problems... 1st: as prior reviews stated, the parking is horrible! Forget having guests come over because they have to park miles away on Slater just to visit. 2nd: old buildings falling apart, peeling paint & crumbling patio walls 3rd:… Full Review ▶

06/06/07
Resident

I regret ever renting from this pathetic so called luxery apartments, far from... Where do I start? Every category to describe this dump is an F-. My biggest problem is the damn parking and the abusive patrol style towing by Southside… Full Review ▶

04/09/07
Resident

No areas for loading and unloading, parking for a second car is invariably a nightmare unless you are willing to shell out $50 per month. Another $25 for a refrigerator. Plenty of pets, pee and poop all over.

If you are… Full Review ▶

03/26/07
Resident

It is the worse apartments i have ever seen, office staff makes everything diffucult for you, they don't even try to help you, they are rude and not friendly. Apartment very old and dirty. if you have more than one car… Full Review ▶

02/23/07
Resident

Parking is definitely a 2 star rating; if you have just one vehicle for your entire household then you are fine. If you have a multiple car family (like most people) then you will be forced to pay $45 a month… Full Review ▶

02/18/07
Resident

This apartment community is great, the staff is really friendly and helpful. They had all the answers to all my questions. I have lived here over 4 1/2 yrs. and i just renewed my lease and i upgraded to a 2… Full Review ▶

09/05/06
Resident

I lived at this apartments in one of the longest years of my life. First off, The leasing office staff showed me apartment that wasn't ready yet. So I gave them the deposit and was ready to move in on the… Full Review ▶

06/01/06
Resident

Apartment complex too old, all the time you will have some problem. Management people rude and sucks, after i moved in i referred one of my friend by mistake, they moved in also( but they are going to brake their lease… Full Review ▶

04/09/06
Resident

I CAME HOME FROM THE MARKET ONE NIGHT AND A GUY WAS GETTING HELD UP BY GUN POINTE! WE ARE LEAVING AFTER ALMOST 5 YRS! THEYT HAD GREAT SECURITY, BUT THE CUTE NEW ASSISTIANT MAGER WANTED TO FIRE THE GOOD SECURITY… Full Review ▶

01/31/06
Resident

This apartment complex SUCKS. Management is the worse that I have ever experienced. They are very rude to people. My recommendations for living here is NOT TOO LIVE HERE. Full Review ▶

08/13/05
Resident

Lets just say I asked for help from the manager that lived below me and she slammed the door in my face. The stinch of pot coming from her apartment was soooo strong.
ANd they want me to pay them to… Full Review ▶

08/08/05
Resident

Everyone needs to lighten up, I have lived at Sycamore Valley for 2 years and the people that usually complain are the ones who cause all the trouble. The area that I live in is great, my neighbors are great, I… Full Review ▶

07/26/05
Resident

The office staff is very rude. You can't get anyone to fix anything. Have to deadbolt my door every night, I don't trust the neighbors. Full Review ▶

07/09/05
Resident

Complain about the office staff !!!
Their names are: Nicole and Julia
They are very rude to customers.

They would rather lost customers.

This apartment is closed to my company,but I'd rather not move in, cause they have too bad manners. I never saw so… Full Review ▶

07/02/05
Resident

I have lived here for nine months and won't be signing another lease. And not just because of the the $300 rent increase.
The grounds: I find the pools to be very cold and not taken care of properly. I love… Full Review ▶

05/27/05
Resident

This is an awful place to live. Full Review ▶

05/03/05
Resident

They are cheater! Full Review ▶

04/22/05
Resident

I've been there for a year now and seen some visible improvements. Apparently some of the reviews are making a difference.

Yes, there are some minor annoyances...the dishwashers are the pits, laundry facilities aren't so hot (but they ARE adaquate) and some… Full Review ▶

04/07/05
Resident

I do not agree with the below entry. The patrol guards are here to patrol the property...not police it. I feel that since they have added more days that the patrol works, it has gotten tons better. The management here can… Full Review ▶

04/04/05
Resident

With all the complaints from tenants,(personal property,ect..being stolen) managment acts like this is the 1st time this has happened.Want the facts,F.V.P.D. will/has to tell you how high the crime rate is at SYCAMORE VALLEY APTS.MANAGMENT HAS DONE NOTHING TO HANDLE THIS… Full Review ▶

10/04/04
Resident

I have lived here for eight months and so far it's been pretty good. I really enjoy coming home and now there is brand new gym equipment and I have been working out every night. The management is the best out… Full Review ▶

08/28/04
Resident

I have lived here for 7 months and am very happy with my decision. My neighbors seem to complain about rules they agreed with at the time they moved in. Who cares if you cant hang things from the patio? It… Full Review ▶

08/16/04
Resident

Every day you'll here people complain abouth their missing car or someone broke in to their car (It happened to me twice!)
While they offter SOME people a 6 month lease they forse others to sign for a minimum of nine months!
Forget… Full Review ▶

06/15/04
Resident

I lived there for only 6 months, I have had my truck stolen and my husbands 4runner stolen and all of his work tools (totals up to over $10.000)
Everyones cats are running around with flees and ticks. So when I… Full Review ▶

02/16/04
Resident

This is far and away the worst place I have ever lived, and that is saying a lot because I have lived in Marine barracks also....I just dont know where to begin, the list is so long but I will touch… Full Review ▶

02/09/04
Resident

1/ If you break the contract before lease ended, they said:" you have to pay $1,500" (said by Ryan, Nicole, Teresa, they are Sycamore Valley management)

2/ If you need to change carpet because it is dirty, 10 years plus,… Full Review ▶

01/27/04
Resident

Gosh, I don´t know where to start. At present I am starting a lawsuit. I can´t count on one hand how many times I didn´t have hot water ALL DAY LONG!!! Runing over to my brothers house at 7:00 A.M. to… Full Review ▶

01/13/04
Resident

Unfortunity we have lived at this complex for a lost ten years! Here are some reasons why you would not want to live here due to my experience! No parking, My car has gotten towed twice! Roaches! Aunts and a lot… Full Review ▶

12/18/03
Resident

I have had a leaking roof for nearly one month and now there is mold and yellow stains all over the wall, ceiling and windowsill. When I first reported the water damage, all they did was come out with a can… Full Review ▶

12/12/03
Resident

Poorly designed. AC in living room cant cool apartment but you cant open sliding door in bedroom to get air because AC belt hot air into your bedroom. Ant and rioached were a problem everyday I lived there. Counter tops were… Full Review ▶

11/19/03
Resident

Fountain valley is a wounderful community to live. I have lived here since 2000 and have no problems. Managment has always been very professional. They keep the property looking great, too.
I would and have recomended this community to others. Full Review ▶

11/17/03
Resident

I wished i knew of this site before i rented this apt. If i knew about all the bad stuff that was said about this apt complex i would have never rented from there.

The management team is VERY unprofessional.… Full Review ▶

10/20/03
Resident

I´ve been here less than 6 months and my car has been towed twice. The last time, out of my own carport!! My roommate has an open parking permit...for the 20 open parking spaces there are total. He has to park… Full Review ▶

10/09/03
Resident

Teresa Valiki is the worst, most unprofessional manager I have ever met. BRE is a joke! They schmooze you until you sign the lease, then never do what they say: maintainance never shows up, manager Teresa never returns your calls, and… Full Review ▶

10/02/03
Resident

Actually, there are a few types of molds that are toxic, not only Stachybotrys. And yes, they ARE a health hazard. The same goes for asbestos containing materials (AKA: ACMs), so if someone tells you otherwise, as you posted on another… Full Review ▶

10/01/03
Resident

30 layers of paint on every cabinet and every hinge--can´t open or close doors/cabinets.

Maintenance never shows up. Parking is fowl!

Teresa does her job well...of screwing people over! She´s never there--office employees (Phyllis or Linda) always say she´s… Full Review ▶

10/01/03
Resident

I never thought that I could be so unhappy living here just because management sucks so bad. The parking situation is a complete mess. Our car was towed because our parking sticker fell off- the office has our license plate registered,… Full Review ▶

09/24/03
Resident

Did aptratings.com really erase my rating: Toxic Mold, Asbestos, COCKROACHES and ants...it´s all here...rating/comment? Did Sycamore Valley Apts pay for them to do that? Wow! So my ratings and comments are gone, now Teresa is gone a few days before court… Full Review ▶

06/03/03
Resident

The apartment manager and accounting person are the most cold hearted, unprofessional, vindictive, and absolutely dishonest people I have ever encountered. T.H. and D.K. are amazing in that how can they keep a job being so disgusting. P.S. They will update… Full Review ▶

05/29/03
Resident

This place is crap. My car has been vandalized, threatening notes left on it, etc. I´ve been verbally assaulted by residents in the parking lot. There is absolutely no parking unless you own a bike. My neighbors have had their car… Full Review ▶

05/22/03
Resident

Look here only if you own one car or don?t mind driving around in circles looking for parking. Parking is rediculous and they don?t make it easy on you either. They have 100 yards of the street set aside for potential… Full Review ▶

10/17/02
Resident

I recently moved into this apartment complex. The management under charged me. Then the new chick gave everyone credits. Then They tried to get me to pay for their mistake. These apts are over run with ants and spiders. We pay… Full Review ▶

04/08/02
Resident

Never mind all that crap I said before all that was before the new crapping managment team arrived we have lived in this hell hole for 3 years and have experienced 5 diffrent managers each worse than the one before and… Full Review ▶

03/06/02
Resident

To expensive with crappy amenities and the Management Team SUCKS!!!

Don´t rent here, because you´ll regret it. Full Review ▶

02/11/02
Resident

I?m counting the days until I leave!!!



The management team have no interpersonal skills. Where did they find these people??? They don?t care about the current residents,they are only concerned about the potential residents that will probably never happen. You might… Full Review ▶

02/11/02
Resident

Terrible management.

This complex has been through so many managment "teams" - none of which know a damn thing about practical housing managment.

Poor parking.

Relatively high crime in an otherwise "nice" neighborhood.

I guess even the… Full Review ▶

11/07/01
Resident

I have lived here for 3 years the people are warm and friendly. The managers are always willing to help and the maintenance responce is always very quick.

Over all our family have been very happy here great neighborhood.
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09/15/01
Resident

First this apartment (Sycamore) kept changing our move-in date...then when they finally let us move in, the apartment wasn?t even completed. One whole shower had no door, and the other one had no shower curtain rod and no cover on the… Full Review ▶

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  • Large Dogs Allowed

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  • Some Breeds Restricted

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