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Chowder Bay

4700 S Rio Grande Ave, Orlando, FL 32839
65%
74
Reviews
65%
Apartment Rating
53%
City Average
07/14/14
Prospective Resident

Let me make this clear I do not live at chowder bay but was trying to i been calling them over a week left 3e-mails and no one has called me back. I can see what people are pissed about so… Full Review ▶

05/17/14
Resident

I just moved into Chowder Bay February and its the worst mistake ive made the front office person screwed up my move in deposit and within a week of moving in they wanted to kick me out because of his mistake… Full Review ▶

12/13/13
Resident

I have been here since Sept. I hate it. I have a newborn son & i have asked many many times to have my heat fixed. Their response is "we have 2 maintenence workers & we are backed up...we will get… Full Review ▶

10/29/13
Resident

horrible just horrible Full Review ▶

07/11/13
Resident

Nice community. I've lived here for 2 years now and I would recommend it to anyone. Full Review ▶

07/11/13
Resident

I have lived at chowder bay for almost 4 years and I like it here. My apartment is big and the price is good. The office people are really nice. I had an issue not being able to pay my rent… Full Review ▶

07/08/13
Resident

I am happy that I moved here. I was just offered at position at Disney and this property is very close to there. The property is quiet and the staff is friendly. Full Review ▶

07/08/13
Resident

I have never lived somewhere that has such rapid response time! I call for a service need in my apartment and they were here within 15 minutes. Full Review ▶

07/03/13
Resident

I've been living in Chowder Bay for a short time, but so far it's been a nice experience. Jessy was my leasing agent and she was super sweet and took her time looking for the appropriate apartment that fit my needs.… Full Review ▶

07/03/13
Resident

First off I would like to thank "Jessy". I have never dealt with such a sweet, caring and professional Leasing Agent before. She made sure the apartment was up to my standards and fit my needs. I'm so glad I moved… Full Review ▶

07/03/13
Resident

Wow!! I am reading all of these negative reviews and all I can say is WOW! I have had nothing but good experiences since I've lived here. I would recommend Chowder Bay to anyone looking for a apartment. Full Review ▶

07/03/13
Resident

I've only had one issue since living here and it was taken care. I think this is definitely the best complex in the area and the rent is affordable. Full Review ▶

07/02/13
Resident

great staff and great place to live. I have been here to 2 years and have seen a lot of changes Full Review ▶

06/26/13
Resident

I am happy living here. The apartments are a nice size and whenever I need something fixed it is done quickly. I couldn't ask for better service. Full Review ▶

06/25/13
Resident

We just signed our 3rd lease and the main reason for staying is due to the staff. The people in the office always is helpful and gets things done when they are requested. I do wish that we had better parking… Full Review ▶

06/21/13
Resident

Chowder bay have some awsome staff emily,jameela,jessy,carmelo...From Darri Tullis Full Review ▶

06/20/13
Resident

I had a really good time at the community pool party. It was good to see the office people having a good time with the tenants. We had fun. I would like to see more of these activities. Full Review ▶

06/20/13
Resident

i like living at chowder bay. I've met lots of new friends here. and the people in the office are so nice and caring and help me with any problem I have. plus the price is great for my big apartment.… Full Review ▶

06/17/13
Resident

Chowder bay is a nice community. I recently had some issues trying to pay my rent and they were so helpful and understanding. Emily, the assistant manager did what she could to help me and was so nice. I will live… Full Review ▶

06/13/13
Resident

We have a 2 bedroom apartment and we love it. The Staff is very professional. We had looked at several places near Chowder Bay, but we chose this apartment due to the care and up keep of the property. Full Review ▶

06/13/13
Resident

First off I would like to say that I LOVE CHOWDER BAY....If i had to refer someone it would be to these apartments. The office staff is OUTSTANDING and they always get the job done. Maintenance is always on time. Whenever… Full Review ▶

06/13/13
Resident

Chowder Bay is a nice place to live. The office staff has increased their productivity tremendously in all aspects. They have cleaned up the laundry rooms, kept the grounds clean, and have tried to make this a better place to live.… Full Review ▶

06/13/13
Resident

Chowder Bay is a great apartment complex. The staff is friendly and efficient. Our family really enjoy the community events at the pool. Keep up the great work! Full Review ▶

06/01/13
Resident

Incompetent maintenance strikes again this time endangering my baby kitten by leaving hazardous material behind after work done poorly. Run away from this joke of a complex. Do not sign a lease, thats all they care about once you do you're… Full Review ▶

05/13/13
Prospective Resident

don't be fool by all these reviews these reviews were written by friends and family of the people that work there let me tell yall this place is roach infected and mice infected its nasty and the area is bad its… Full Review ▶

05/01/13
Resident

We love our apartment and the staff that works here! We had another place held near Chowder Bay but we chose here because of how professional and caring Jessy was when we looked Full Review ▶

03/30/13
Resident

Chowder bay was doing great after a ruff time, and now its going back to the way it was. There used to be security on the property day and night, and now there is nothing. The entrance and exit gates are… Full Review ▶

03/29/13
Resident

I see some of these bad postings on here and makes me wonder if it is the people that never pay their rent and then get mad when asked to move out? Me and my sister moved here in 2011 and… Full Review ▶

02/08/13
Resident

I just moved in and I love it. Great office people and helped me get around town with maps and directions Full Review ▶

Manager Response
01/22/13
Resident

My leasing agent was -------. He leased unit -- to me after my original unit -- was deemed unfit because of the roach problem. The only problem is that this unit is just as full as -- with roaches. This is… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
01/18/13
Resident

Great location for me I'm so happy with my apartment and the staff and maintenance thank you Jimmy and David for helping me with my stuff Full Review ▶

01/16/13
Resident

Is been great living here with no problem I like the security is allways on point and checking everywhere and the pool are so nice and clean the gym is small but is okay. cool staff at the office thanks Carmelo… Full Review ▶

01/11/13
Resident

I have been living at Chowder Bay since November now and I really enjoy it here. People say bad things about the area but I dont think that it is any worse than any other area. I have had good experiences… Full Review ▶

01/04/13
Resident

I have resided at Chowder Bay for 4 years and just renewed for another year. I am very happy with the chnages around the complex and it looks cleaner and everyone in the office is very nice. And the new lighting… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
01/02/13
Resident

Chowder Bay isn't as bad as some other reviewers are saying. I've had a good experience living there and the staff is friendly, especially Jessy. If people are having issues living there then they should just move out! Full Review ▶

05/29/12
Resident

This complex is in the process of redlining. The management is totally --------, with exception of jamilah. The complex is unsafe in that the neighboring residents have holes in the fence, that are used for short cuts through the property, so… Full Review ▶

03/01/12
Resident

I'm very disappointed in this apartment complex. I guess naturally working for this company i'm sure they had to speak nice about this place when i was asking them if it was safe and in a good area. I can confidently… Full Review ▶

02/08/12
Resident

I called recently about a problem in my apartment, the maintenance guys came, took a look, said they needed to get some equipment to finish and they'll be right back. A few days later... Still no response. I called back to… Full Review ▶

01/21/12
Resident

Been living here for a while now and I m not sure if I ll renew. Watched this place go downhill fast! If it s not section 8, then it s looking like it!! There seems to be a lot of… Full Review ▶

11/03/11
Resident

I have resided at Chowder Bay Apartments for more than twenty-four months. As a current resident, it my obligation to inform you that there are other - better - options within the same price range to choose from. I have visited… Full Review ▶

10/10/11
Resident

Chowder bay is da worse apt ever!!! my AC is out & it's go on two weeks, they said it will be fix last week! DONT EVER MOVE OUT TO CHOWDER BAY Full Review ▶

07/09/11
Resident

I attended the resident pool party today and the manager asked me to write a review. I read a lot of the other comments and I can see where the people was coming from because before it seem like nobody cared… Full Review ▶

10/18/10
Resident

Carmelo, in the front office is absolutly rude. We had numerous complaints about our nieghbors whose music was so loud that our pictures were falling off of the walls and the office did nothing. You can only pay with checks, no… Full Review ▶

07/01/10
Resident

This place sucks. The fat Spanish girl,Jessie, who sits her butt on the chair in the office all day has the worst attitude ever. She is so fricking ugly. The other rental agent, Carmelo, or whatever, makes himself sound so naive… Full Review ▶

05/25/10
Resident

Chowder bay apartments is not as bad as everyone makes it seem. Remember people, you get what you pay for and remember the saying "treat others the way you want to be treated, it still applies. of corse if you have… Full Review ▶

10/31/09
Resident

Where should i start. We live here for about 3 yrs now. Not because we want 2 but because of financial reasons. The manager here Joshua or whatever his name is, is the most incompetent person for the job. Stuck up… Full Review ▶

08/20/09
Resident

I moved into the apartment and made complaints about different maintence issues. My requests were never done. My apartment was broken into and the complex did not fix the sliding glass door that the break in occured. They still wanted rent… Full Review ▶

06/17/09
Resident

This place is a joke. The people that work here are very odd and have no customer service skills-Jessy-always looks at you funny when you need something, Carmelo--he is just fake and pretends he actually cares, Carol-you would think SHE owns… Full Review ▶

01/13/09
Resident

Since Angie has been in management at chowder bay apartments, everything has gone from just "ok" to being "great!" Shes very attentive to the issues that may occur during to the dwelling you occupy. However, Miguel does NOT I repear DOES… Full Review ▶

12/03/08
Resident

We moved here from out of state, we did not know anything about the area and no one would tell us about the safety of the complex or the area. We moved here in September and have heard gun shots 3… Full Review ▶

11/19/08
Resident

Chowder Bay Apartments, located in what I call "The Eye of The Storm". Inside the complex isn't too bad as far as safety and crime and the likes. If you go 2 blocks in any direction, it's much worse. Police helicopters… Full Review ▶

02/21/08
Resident

Dear Chowder Bay Management; I have contacted the Orange County Building Inspectors and filed a complaint against Chowder Bay because of Carol. The reason being is that I politely asked Carol who owns the property and she refused to give me… Full Review ▶

09/25/07
Resident

You have to admit, we are not in the greatest of neighborhoods but I feel comfortable. It feels as if we were in our own little world. Everyone I have met here has been real nice to me and we all… Full Review ▶

03/27/07
Resident

This place looks beautiful with the maintained lawn and fresh paint on the buildings and parking lot, all of that is true. Litter picked up every day. I don't hear of nor have experienced any break ins. Nor any dead bodies.… Full Review ▶

01/31/07
Resident

This was my first place on my own and i had no serious issues. The front office was always very nice and responded to my complaints the very next day usually. It's well lit and the lawn always looks great &… Full Review ▶

01/10/07
Resident

Chowder Bay is just that and will be until they condem the place. Granted the place can use a make over, but the rent is cheap and if you tame the roaches everything will be just great. I haven't had the… Full Review ▶

12/14/06
Resident

I lived at Chowder Bay from 1996-1999. Back then you still needed your streets smarts to get by. Back then they had some security I believe, I know this because one came to my door about a neighbor complaining about my… Full Review ▶

09/07/06
Resident

If you love rats than you will right at home here. I have to set my own rat traps with bait and have caught 5 rats in less than 2 months. Also have a SEVERE roach problem. Full Review ▶

08/27/06
Resident

This place looks beautiful with the maintained lawn and fresh paint on the buildings and parking lot, but this is the worst case of 'looks can be deceiving' that I've ever seen. I moved to Orlando from another state and Chowder… Full Review ▶

06/27/06
Resident

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06/26/06
Resident

ok ive been here for about 4 months, the office staff is ok but at times there full of s**t. the grounds are kept up pretty good, they lawn people come every freakin monday at 8am to start cutting the ground.… Full Review ▶

05/18/06
Resident

Ok, let me begin with the day after i moved in a dead man was found in the bushes right next to my apartment. A few weeks later a guy that i went to school with, his apartment was intruded, he… Full Review ▶

04/21/06
Resident

If you think you want to live in a safe area of Orlando, don't look here. The worst place I have ever lived in my entire life. And I spent 7 months living in a tent in bomb-ridden Kosovo. I would… Full Review ▶

03/13/06
Resident

First only positive is the parking. The units are so old and cockroach vested, no matter how many times you spray still the same. Dead body was found right under my door, no security whatsoever.Drugs are sold regularly, and no matter… Full Review ▶

11/13/05
Resident

Do not move in to chowder bay. I came from the projects of the Bronx NY,I moved my family to Orlando hopping for a better life I will never get that life until I move out of chowder bay.
Murders,drugs,and prostotution. This… Full Review ▶

10/18/05
Resident

What can I say? The place is horrible. Everything bad written below is exactly right. Chowder Bay is the worst apartment complex I've ever lived in. The shootouts, the dead body, the lousy maintenance and shoddy construction are all true! Sometimes… Full Review ▶

09/29/05
Resident

Wow! Where do I start. Maybe with my crack dealing neighbors below me, or maybe with the letter on my door after a long day of work explaning that a dead body was found in the bushes. The office Staff SUCKS!… Full Review ▶

09/23/05
Resident

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07/06/05
Resident

I have lived here for almost a year now. The office staff are the nicest i have met anywhere. But the maintance is another issue. When me and my roommate moved in we told them our carpets needed to be replaced… Full Review ▶

06/30/05
Resident

just to let you know if you are looking at this dump. Last thursday a body was found by Apartment number 45 so run faster than the guy did who got shot and killed. Full Review ▶

05/19/04
Resident

worst place i have ever lived. Very unsafe and recent homicide has occured there Full Review ▶

04/29/04
Resident

Our son lives here, called us on 4/27/04 and said there was a shooting 100 yards from where they live. A guy entered the next door neighbors apartment, demanding money, and the apartment owner shot him. Another time helicopters were searching… Full Review ▶

03/17/04
Resident

IT IS A NICE COMMUNITY. THATS MY OPINION. THEY HAVE SENT NOTICES SAYING THEY WILL CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTER. NEVER. ONCE THEY CHANGED MINE ONLY BECAUSE I WAS HOME AT THE TIME. I HAVE COME HOME AND FOUND THE AIR FILTER… Full Review ▶

11/16/02
Resident

IN MY AND THOSE I HAVE TALKED TO, Chowder Bay has possibly the worst Maintenance and Office Staff that ever lived. True the office staff has always been friendly and has a real nack for remembering your name, but when you… Full Review ▶

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