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Carmel Terrace Apartments

11540 Windcrest Lane, San Diego, CA 92128
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07/29/13
Resident

Run!!! Do not live it!! It is the worst place I have ever lived!! Do not be fooled by all of benefits they try and sell you before you move it. It is the loudest place I have ever lived. I… Full Review ▶

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07/14/13
Resident

The noise didn't come from the neighbors, it came from outside. Our thin bedroom window was right on the busy street. The woman who showed us around kindly joked, saying we'd get use to it over time. A year later, I… Full Review ▶

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06/04/13
Resident

Good management .If you can afford it rent here ,I regret moving away from this wonderful place to save a few bucks . Full Review ▶

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02/01/13
Resident

If you like to get rent hikes for each lease renewal, this is the place for you. Carmel Terrace (and I assume every other Equity Residential community) is using some kind of automated pricing system that varies prices like crazy (e.g.… Full Review ▶

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10/14/12
Resident

I've just lived here for a couple months so far, but having lived in several apartments, I can tell you that this community is well run. The staff is fantastic! The grounds are well maintained. The value for the price is… Full Review ▶

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08/13/12
Resident

I am a current resident at Carmel Terrace and love it here. The location is really convenient and they have all the amenities you could want at a reasonable price. We looked at all the apartments in the area and Carmel… Full Review ▶

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07/30/12
Resident

I have been a tenant at Carmel Terrace for the past four years. I have enjoyed my stay and am sad to say I'm leaving. It isn't because of the staff - they generally are receptive and helpful. The maintenance crew… Full Review ▶

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06/06/12
Resident

Most people would prefer to live in a beach front private single family home, but they can't afford it, so they live in an apartment, maybe even Carmel Terrace. With that said, you have to have realalistic expectations. No apartment community… Full Review ▶

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05/16/12
Resident

I have lived in the Carmel Terrace apartments for almost four years now and I can honestly say that I have never had a problem with the property, the staff, or the management. It's sad that the only reviews people ever… Full Review ▶

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05/08/12
Resident

- Unprofessional leasing staff. Very rude/moody (all the time). Often out of office. Unhelpful when available. This is one of the major reasons why I am moving out. - Noisy. The walls are thin and you can hear everything from your… Full Review ▶

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04/27/12
Resident

Nice apartments, but very noisy you can hear everything threw the walls maintenance staff is terrible I've had a leaky window for 7 months, parking is terrible.. I hope you like door dings... Or worse your car will get towed.... Staff… Full Review ▶

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12/27/11
Resident

I have never rented or lived in an apartment before and did not know what to expect. I have lived at Carmel Terrace for over a year now. I am very happy with my 2 bedroom apartment and the pools and… Full Review ▶

10/29/11
Resident

I am a current resident (barely over one month) and this place feels like a prison. I have gotten notices for leaving my bike outside my door for 4 hours, no shoes outside, no towels on the back porch and they… Full Review ▶

07/15/11
Resident

I love the location of the complex, its near many stores and very convenient for almost anything I need to do, however the neighbors are very inconsiderate and when brought to staff attention they just say they will look into it… Full Review ▶

07/14/11
Resident

I love my two bedroom apartment. It is everything I need, great appliances including a washer and dryer plus a fireplace. The location is fantastic since it is close to all shopping, restaurants and movie theater. If you're concerned about the… Full Review ▶

07/01/11
Resident

My husband and I have live here for almost 2.5 years now. We love this place. Have not had any problems with staff or maintenance. Every time we need anything fixed they fix it within 24hrs. If you have a dog… Full Review ▶

04/18/11
Resident

I lived at the Carmel Terrace Apartments for a little over 5 years and I really loved living there. Many major stores are within walking distance. The staff has always been very friendly and helpful to me. Misti, the apartment manager… Full Review ▶

03/30/11
Resident

So here's a real review from someone WHO ACTUALLY LIVED HERE. Not a fake review from the owners down below. They love to leave tons of them apparently! Carmel Terrace is not a great place to live. You pay lots of… Full Review ▶

03/29/11
Resident

The property staff was very helpfull transfering us from another Equity property. The location is very convenient along i=15 near Ted Williams Pky. There are 3 pools with jacuzzi, a fitness center and a club house with a pool table. Full Review ▶

03/16/11
Resident

I've lived here for nearly 13 years. I have rarely had any issues with my apartment over the years. I love that just about anything I need (shopping/food)is in walking distance. Parking can be a problem if you come in late… Full Review ▶

09/24/10
Prospective Resident

All three apartment complexes are in the same area. You can access the entrance of all three from the same street not far off the Carmel Mountain Road exit. Whatever you do, if you have to choose between the three, choose… Full Review ▶

07/12/10
Resident

I came out to this site to take a look at the reviews for Carmel Terrace (CT) prior to my lease renewal, and was surprised at the number of negative reviews. Wow, from what I read, the parking is horrible, there… Full Review ▶

06/25/10
Resident

I'm shocked at the negative reviews! I love living here. It's a great neighborhood, beautiful upkeep, responsive staff...why wouldn't someone want that in a home? Every request I've ever made has been handled within 24 hours... I can expect prompt email… Full Review ▶

11/30/09
Resident

The apartment complex is in a good neighborhood which is the only bonus to this complex. There are tons of shops, restaurants and stores within walking distance. I enjoyed living here for the first week and once my year lease was… Full Review ▶

09/28/09
Resident

This place will take your money, and should you have hard times they will sue you to get the money. Staff is a bunch of liars and thieves. Parking is a joke and the price is worse than a government scam!… Full Review ▶

08/13/09
Resident

These apartments are really nice..with stainless steel appliances, huge patios, nice kitchens. Also, the neighborhood is quiet and the location is great. The only downfall is the completely incompetent and rude staff. They tried their best to appear to be welcoming… Full Review ▶

05/24/09
Resident

Me and my 3 roommates moved into these apartments. They looked very nice inside and out, updated appliances and great amenities. However, the office staff was beyond horrible. We had our apartment broken into and my roommates camera and girlfriend's underwear… Full Review ▶

03/17/09
Resident

Recently all the reviews that have been posted have been negative, so I wanted to post about our good experience at Carmel Terrace. We've lived here for almost a year, and while we've had our share of issues, I don't think… Full Review ▶

02/14/09
Resident

My wife and I lived here for 6 months while waiting to retire and relocate. We never even bothered to hang any pictures, so no holes in the wall. It was just the two of us and when we moved we… Full Review ▶

02/12/09
Resident

I have lived here for almost a year. I was already not planning to renew my lease because it is pricey to live here. The staff has been mostly helpful and the one good thing about these apartments is that every… Full Review ▶

02/12/09
Resident

This place may look nice on the outside but once you move in you realize it isn't at all. My parents and myself lived in Carmel Mt. for 4 years and then moved to San Jose for a year before returning.… Full Review ▶

12/30/08
Resident

My boyfriend and I lived here for two years and it's was a pretty decent experience. We've always felt pretty safe coming home, even before they installed the gates (which just became a nuisance). Everything is close by - banks, restaurants,… Full Review ▶

11/28/08
Resident

If you want an apartment here at Carmel Terrace, make sure it has the following: 1.) It's complex close (I'm talking a less than 30 second walk) to the rental office. 2.) If you want a fire place and stainless steel… Full Review ▶

08/27/08
Prospective Resident

OK. For the record, I don't work here, have never lived here, am a prospective tenant on the hunt. I've seen just about every good apartment complex there is except this one. So I stopped by here the other day to… Full Review ▶

08/10/08
Resident

While we only had the great displeasure of living for only one year at Carmel Terrace Apartments, it seemed like an eternity. I will attempt in a few short paragraphs to give you the highlights on how the unscrupulous Equity Management… Full Review ▶

07/10/08
Resident

Let's see.. a car got stolen out of the parking lot. Our mailboxes got broken into. People hit the yellow poles that are too close to the parking spots all the time with their cars. Spiders everywhere. Don't get me started… Full Review ▶

06/14/08
Resident

Everything was pretty much okay until it came time for me to move out. The staff here is 100% INCOMPETENT. They all tell you different answers to the same question. Every time we had an issue (ie. when my gate opener… Full Review ▶

06/13/08
Resident

Before you read below: This is a great apartment. We have a one-bedroom facing Windcrest which gives us an amazing view of the sunset every night. We moved into the apartment as soon as they finished remodeling and love everything about… Full Review ▶

03/10/08
Resident

I feel sorry for the new management company that now has you as a resident. Hopefully, you finally found your PERFECT apartment complex which you seem to be looking for but guess what they don't exist loser. You live in a… Full Review ▶

02/10/08
Resident

I don't even know where to start. Just to name a few *The "Manager" is extremely rude and inconsiderate *Water is ALWAYS being shut off *Water is ALWAYS cold between 6 and 10pm *Solicitors come at all hours of the night… Full Review ▶

01/21/08
Resident

I have lived in Carmel Terrace for almost one year now and I love it. It is a lot more than just a place to hang my hat, it is my home. They have done a great job with the landscaping… Full Review ▶

12/26/07
Resident

My husband and I have lived here for almost a year and have had very lil problems with the place. Our apt is big enough for the two of us and was clean and presentable when we moved in. The parking… Full Review ▶

11/20/07
Resident

We moved from the midwest and needed a temporary place to live for 3 months while we shopped for a house. I have nothing nice to say about this place. Where should I start? How about the first week...When I signed… Full Review ▶

11/14/07
Resident

After reading the reviews, I have to say I am pretty satisfied. Everyone agrees, the management is freaking worthless. They are money grubbing, demeaning -------s. It is never their fault...always yours. Pray to God you never encounter a problem here, but… Full Review ▶

08/26/07
Resident

I was very surprised to see the negative comments being made about Carmel Terrace since I've had such a great experience here. I lived here by myself for 1 1/2 years and I am in the process of moving out of… Full Review ▶

07/11/07
Resident

I agree with the reviewer below; overall, the apartment community is fine. The rent is average for San Diego, the unit was nicely remodeled and has adequate space, and the property seems to be maintained well. However, the staff leaves much… Full Review ▶

05/03/07
Resident

We love our new place. That is certainly not the issue. It is quaint, comfortable and a 2 bdrm easily fits our little family. The foliage is lush and our balcony overlooks the pool area. And the neighbors are great too!

There… Full Review ▶

01/12/07
Resident

I have lived at many different locations and this property was very comfortable and close to freeways and shopping.
While renting I found by neighbors to be very friendly Full Review ▶

10/14/06
Resident

This place, for some reason, tends to attract shoddy elements.

The young fellow living above me used to party till 2 in the morning every Friday... screaming, drinking, and some of his guests would even wrestle in front of my window! I… Full Review ▶

10/09/06
Resident

All these reviews make the place seem to be a dump, but it's really not so bad.

I've been living in a newly remodelled 2br apartment in Carmel Terrace for 3 months now. I'm probably going to renew my lease when the… Full Review ▶

10/05/06
Resident

I just renewed my lease and it's okay here. Yes, there are a lot of spiders in the household. It excites my 1 year old so I don't even bother complaining.

Managment has sincerely improved since they've made changes in 2004.… Full Review ▶

08/11/06
Resident

The only thing good about this place is its proximity to shops and the split mall across the street. There is construction work going on everyday..... looks like they are always changing something. The parking is a pain, there are no… Full Review ▶

05/29/06
Resident

My husband and I lived there for about six months before the deployment and i loved it. The people in the office were so wonderful to us and were always very understanding. We only had one problem and that was our… Full Review ▶

04/13/06
Resident

THEY START THE NOISE 8 IN THE MORNING AND FINISH AT 5PM. IT IS SO HARD TO SLEEP IN THIS DAMN PLACE. THERE IS ONE BOLD IGNORANT ------- WORKS IN THE MANAGEMENT OFFICE. IF THE RENT IS ONE DAY LATE, YOU… Full Review ▶

01/29/06
Resident

Parking lot is dark at night and my neighbor's car has been robbed twice. Office staff is friendly but the guy there is brain dead. Maintenance is fast and good but gone sundays.
Construction is loud. Why being done? Office told me… Full Review ▶

09/26/05
Resident

This place is really nice. The people that work in the office are awesome. They are very nice and they listen to you. Carmel Terrace is re-doing everything.They just finished the roofing project and are remolding all the apartments. The residents… Full Review ▶

09/12/05
Resident

I moved here without looking around and pricing other complexes... Carmel Terrace really doesn't have any business asking so much money for rent. After having lived in similarly priced "luxury apartments," I expected Carmel Terrace to take care of the little… Full Review ▶

06/25/05
Resident

We lived on the side above Rancho Carmel Dr. and when there was road construction/repairs going on at night (which seemed quite frequent during our stay), it was really really REALLY noisy.

Only one covered parking spot per apt... When there… Full Review ▶

02/25/05
Resident

I moved into these apartments from out of state & it was a nightmare. The management are liars & never return your phone calls. High turn over in office & like most apartments these days they seem to enjoy it that… Full Review ▶

10/26/04
Resident

There are always two sides to a story, but for management to respond costs them money.
How fair is that? Full Review ▶

09/22/04
Resident

I lived at Carmel Terrace for six months. It was the longest six months of my life. I lived in a one bedroom and it was the crappiest apartment EVER! I could hear every thing my neighbors below were doing. It… Full Review ▶

09/02/04
Resident

We lived there for a year and a half. When we first moved in they told us that we would get a military discount and we actually paid $100 more than our neighbor. We moved from a one bedroom to a… Full Review ▶

07/08/04
Resident

I lived at Carmel Terrace for most of the 14 months I lived in San Diego. Since I had planed to buy a place fairly soon, and would have had I not decided that I'd rather move back to Chicago where… Full Review ▶

05/13/04
Resident

This place is a revolving door. Out of all of my current neighbors adjacent to my apartment the longest any of them have been here is one month. Even the management staff changes every couple of months.

The staff are… Full Review ▶

05/02/04
Resident

Although the actual living space is okay, the apartments are too small and without storage space. If you sign a lease here you are paying too much for too little. Not included in your already outrageous rent are your utilities plus… Full Review ▶

04/11/04
Resident

We have been here 10 months and had planned on leaving almost immediately after we moved in because of the horrible service. But the last few months have been great. We finally got our hot water working correclty. We actually have… Full Review ▶

03/20/04
Resident

The location is outstanding!! The other reviewers are all accurate in their assessments. I´ve lived here since Nov 1999. I will be moving this year sometime.
The crime problems are fairly minor and sporadic. The same is true of the the… Full Review ▶

03/03/04
Resident

I have lived in Carmel Terrace for close to three years now. I am planning to leave only because I can finally afford to buy. I have generally enjoyed the experience. The area is extremely convenient. On most weekends, I don´t… Full Review ▶

10/12/03
Resident

Reading the comment below, you´d think this place was a concentration camp.

I lived in Carmel Terrace for three years. Overall, I liked it. The staff (except for one girl who´s gone now) is absolutely great, maintainance is fast and… Full Review ▶

02/19/03
Resident

Upon renting from Carmel Terrace Apartments on Windcrest Lane, there were many uninformed drawbacks during the application process. No agent informed me that we have no assigned parking. They did not inform me of the $1400 cancellation of lease fee. I… Full Review ▶

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