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Countrywood Apartments

12101 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
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102
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27%
Apartment Rating
59%
City Average
05/23/14
Resident

I have lived here for 6 years now and must say the best experience by far. The property is kept so nice and the maintenacne is amazing. The staff are always prompt and so nice to me and my daughter. Thank… Full Review ▶

05/23/14
Resident

The property is nice ( location ) . Apts are OK .Mgnt staff Are horrible , rude !!!! I don't and won't ever recommend this place to anyone !!!!! Full Review ▶

12/16/13
Resident

Where do I begin? The apartments and neighbors are not bad at all. The grounds are kept clean for the most part and the maintenance guys are friendly and helpful from time to time. However management here is TERRIBLE! Let's list… Full Review ▶

10/05/13
Prospective Resident

Truly disappointed in the morality and compassion of the company that leases these apartments. My sister lives there with her young son and actually would prefer to stay living there. They problem is she is being stalked and needs to get… Full Review ▶

08/05/13
Resident

This place is awful. I thought that it was going to be ok b/c of the price and the neighborhood but I was wrong. I can't wait to move out. Since we have been here- There was poop in the pool… Full Review ▶

04/29/13
Resident

We have been here about a year and a half. Rent isn't too bad, the grounds are always very well kept, nice views of the lake, nice pool, pretty quiet area for the most part. The negatives of the place... Well,… Full Review ▶

03/02/13
Prospective Resident

Was this close to moving in but changed my mind. The office staff was extremely rude to me while going through the initial verification process. Took them 3 days to fax my old apartment the rental verification. The lady Cindy was… Full Review ▶

02/13/13
Resident

This is a nice and safe place to live, the only concern is the price, the high rent too much...other than that is ok. Full Review ▶

11/04/12
Resident

This was my first apartment. I knew it wasn't the best just by looking at it, but I figured since it's my first just be happy. I didn't realize it was so bad until I started reading the reviews and realizing… Full Review ▶

06/28/12
Resident

This place is a dump. Bug infestation, constant issues that will never be resolved by maintenance. Some things must actually be replaced in order to fix them, I wouldn't expect anything to be replaced here unless it's a tenant. I'll keep… Full Review ▶

04/18/12
Resident

I've been here for just about one year, and i have no major complaints! The maintenance guys always come when needed. I have a one bedroom and it is just enough space for me. I live in phase two, wayyy in… Full Review ▶

04/16/12
Resident

I am so thankful to live in such a nice location. When I have a problem, it is promptly taken care of. The staff is very kind and helpful. The rent is reasonable considering the great location. Stores are conveniently located… Full Review ▶

03/06/12
Resident

After reading a majority of the reviews here, I can agree with the "negative" AKA truthful posts. I lived in this complex and can honestly say that it was the worst place I've ever rented from. Aside from a nice property,… Full Review ▶

03/01/12
Resident

I moved Tampa area from North Florida. I sold my 2800sq ft home with dreams to Down size. My sister and her husband have been in Tampa area over 45 years so they know area very well. After we looked at… Full Review ▶

02/16/12
Resident

This apartment complex is a slumlord property. It's described as a beautiful place to live, living there is another story. The cost of rent is proof of the quality of living here. Even complexes that base their rent on income can… Full Review ▶

12/09/11
Resident

I lived in this complex for almost a year. The price was decent and the apartment complex is located to a lot of shops and restaurants on Dale Mabry. As the months went by, I slowly began to understand why the… Full Review ▶

06/20/11
Resident

First of all, THE DAY I was supposed to move in, I get my key and open the door. I have a moving truck full of my stuff sitting in the parking lot, and there are maids and maintanence workers in… Full Review ▶

04/26/11
Resident

THIS APARTMENT COMPLEX IS FULL OF CRIME. YOUR CAR WILL GET BROKEN INTO EVERY OTHER WEEKEND, THEN STOLEN. THE MANAGER WILL TELL YOU TO YOUR FACE THAT HE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY OR THE SAFETY OF YOUR CAR. THE… Full Review ▶

04/19/11
Resident

I CANT SAY ENOUGH MANAGEMENT IS ------! MY NEIGHBOR IS CRAZY BANGS ON THE WALL FOR EVERY LITTLE THING...I HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT HIM PLENTY OF TIME SINCE I MOVED IN IN AUGUST AND DO YOU THINK THEY DONE ANYTHING NO BUT… Full Review ▶

03/24/11
Resident

i wrote a review on here after being in this complex for 3 months. but now that i have been here almost a year i know the REAL countrywood apartments. I read the reviews on here before moving in and figured… Full Review ▶

03/15/11
Resident

i wrote this in response to a review first, but felt it needed to BE a review. we love this place when we first moved in, then our cars were broken into THE 3RD NIGHT WE LIVED HERE, neighbors started getting… Full Review ▶

12/20/10
Resident

This was the first and only apartment I've ever lived in, and though I don't have anything to compare it to, I can easily say this is the WORST place to live. Not only was my apartment NOT good structure, cracks… Full Review ▶

12/04/10
Resident

I just moved here after living at Heron Cove in Carrollwood. I have to say Countrywood has done everything they promised and I didn't feel like I was buying a used car. The apartment was very clean even though it is… Full Review ▶

12/02/10
Resident

I have lived here for 8 years now and have to say the staff and property have never been better. The property is very well maintained and my maintenance needs are always completed with in 48 hours! I have refered so… Full Review ▶

08/23/10
Resident

Seriously what a joke ! haha. This apartment complex sucks. I was told management wrote a review for themselves to cover their own asses. It would be suicidal for you or anybody else to move into these apartments. As you can… Full Review ▶

08/02/10
Resident

I have been at countrywood for seven years and have never had any of the problems that i have read on this list. Maintaince is excellant, all the same guys have worked here since i moved in and they have gone… Full Review ▶

07/30/10
Resident

This place is the dumps. Everyday you will see cops driving through several times a day, responding to calls. Cars are stolen all the time, and wanted people shacking up with the tenants. I don't even feel safe walking to my… Full Review ▶

05/30/10
Resident

Originally, when I rented here; it was in a studio. Decently priced, although modest would be a hell of an accolade. My major issue was that I had an infestation of palmetto bugs. The staff was accomodating-- they definitely tried to… Full Review ▶

03/14/10
Resident

Do NOT be fooled by how nice the grounds are- that's what lured me in! The plants are nice but everything else is terrible. The only positive experience I've had here is some of the friends I made and that they… Full Review ▶

01/19/10
Resident

This had to be the nastiest place I ever lived. My car got broken into, my tires were clashed 3 times. Theres a bunch of nasty people in the complex. I have 15 illegal immigrants staying in 1 apartment under me.… Full Review ▶

08/18/09
Resident

I hated living there at Countrywood. I moved from New Tampa to Countrywood because of the awesome discount. I maded the biggest mistake. We always paid our rent online but the Asst Manager then was extremly rude! The one good thing… Full Review ▶

08/11/09
Resident

We have (unfortunately) lived in Countrywood for 3 years and are finally moving out. In the period of these three years, we have endured: 1.) Upstairs water heater overflowing into our downstairs apartment TWICE, each resulting in mold and our closet… Full Review ▶

05/07/09
Resident

So, it seems like everyone else is moving out as well. All of my neighbors are gone, the parking lot is only half full where it used to be pertty full at night, so I guess I'm not the only one.… Full Review ▶

03/05/09
Resident

Stayed there in a studio apt for a year. Where do I start?.... -Within the first two months of my stay, clothes stolen out of the laundry facility. -Rowdy and obnoxious neighbors in almost every direction: partying, drinking, and running in… Full Review ▶

12/30/08
Resident

This place sucks --- and id so love to kick Brett's ---.. for the people that dont know him he's the head manager of this run down ---- hole............ o and the Maintenance guys here are way to nice to be… Full Review ▶

08/15/08
Prospective Resident

I can feel your pain somewhat. My husband and I were prospective tenants,after reading the "post-application" lease and driving through the complex during the evening hours we find that this place is not only an over-crowded DUMP, but one of the… Full Review ▶

08/12/08
Resident

My wife was with child and in our stay here we've had our car robbed and numerous harassments from the office. After leaving this hellhole, our family members were being harassed continually by a Professional Debt Mediation threatening us to them… Full Review ▶

07/02/08
Resident

I've lived here for almost a year, and as the person who posted on 6/12, I can't WAIT until my lease is up. Someone DOES move almost every other week. They spray the apartment regularly, but I still have roaches -… Full Review ▶

06/12/08
Resident

Its obvious that the people who are writing post which "praise" Countrywood are staff members attempting to do damage control. Anyone who takes the time to just drive through either phase of this place will see its a DUMP. I can't… Full Review ▶

04/04/08
Resident

I've lived in Countrywood for 7 months and I've never had so many things fall apart in such little time. First, the first week in August when I first moved in my air conditioning was broken and they had a hard… Full Review ▶

03/03/08
Resident

...And to think they charge us extra to live by the pond... By Josh Poltilove of The Tampa Tribune Published: February 4, 2008 TAMPA - Authorities confirmed today that Timothy "Chip" Chipley, whose body was found floating in a Carrollwood pond,… Full Review ▶

01/29/08
Resident

I just moved in and I love it here. The staff is friendly and took care of all my needs. I don't have much more to say just wanted to say I love it here. Full Review ▶

01/25/08
Resident

I have lived at COuntrywood for 10 years and I love it here. From bottom up the community really exceeds expectations! Office staff is great and always friendly and sincere. Full Review ▶

01/03/08
Resident

Don't be fooled initially by the appearance of the models, what the office staff says, or the landscaping. The worst problem you will encounter here is the maintenance. When you call, most of the time you have to leave a message… Full Review ▶

12/29/07
Resident

We moved in the end of June 2007. At first it was pretty nice because we were originally in a 1 bedroom apartment. The thing I like most is the split bedroom plan. Needless to say, there are issues with the… Full Review ▶

08/22/07
Resident

The complex is heading down hill. Have been here for over a year and now am having maintenance fixing the same problem every month - they won't replace or repair the bad equipment. All the neighbors have lost equipment due to… Full Review ▶

08/10/07
Resident

i just moved out at the end of july, it was ok at first, nice location and everything. you could def hear people coming up the stairs at times, but not at others, its bc some people step hard and some… Full Review ▶

08/04/07
Resident

I have lived here for 3 years and love it. The girls in the office are great. I know that the staff has changed quite a bit, but I think that has to do with the owner/management company not keeping the… Full Review ▶

08/01/07
Resident

This place sucks! I lived in the 1st phase and people sat on my truck at night in the parking lot. People sit outside and do drugs. The office people said they rarely here of any breakins but a deputy (wont… Full Review ▶

07/22/07
Resident

After reading the other reviews, I thought I had to defind this place. I lived in the first phase and we have never had any problems nor have seen any drug deals take place. Its a great location and decent price.… Full Review ▶

07/08/07
Resident

Two nights ago we saw the manager's -------- hitting the crack pipe with our downstairs neighbor. No lie. Still haven't got a rent receipt and it's the 8th. Parking is horrible. ----- lets anyone park inside and in the handicap spot.… Full Review ▶

07/06/07
Resident

Management at the local, regional and corporate office is non-responsive in resolving chronic maintenance issues. Poor or no response to work requests for priority requirements. Calls not returned. Atitude of staff is essentially, "We'll get to it when we get to… Full Review ▶

05/23/07
Resident

We moved in here last summer and I was excited. 2 months later, I lost my excitement. This place may look ok from the outside but please dont be fooled. Our toilet has backed up more times than I can count.… Full Review ▶

05/09/07
Resident

I had rented from 8/05 to 8/06. I completed my lease in full and decided to leave b/c my AC unit started smoking and actually caught on fire. I was upset so asked the staff what they planned to do about… Full Review ▶

03/18/07
Resident

the model really isn't like what the actual apartment is. in the model apt. all the kitchen appliances and counters and cabinets are new, the bathtubs are nice, the doors to the closets are different, the lighting fixtures are different, i… Full Review ▶

02/03/07
Resident

The location is great, however the apartments themselves are not. It was hardly cleaned when we moved in and they didn't fix anything that was broken from the previous tenant. Our AC has gone out six times in the past 8… Full Review ▶

12/06/06
Resident

The office staff is rude....I rented an one bedroom and the apartments are ridiculously tiny, it looks like a shack. The models they show you are nothing like the actual apartment you will live in. The building are really really old… Full Review ▶

10/14/06
Resident

Lived here for 2 years. At first it seemed alright, but after awhile it was horrible. Drunk people would come and use the pool/act rowdy after coming from the bar, A/C wouldn't work right and was never fixed, staff is rude,… Full Review ▶

10/01/06
Resident

I am moving soon thank goodness! Jordan has been a constant problem. She told me the place was built in 1979 to get me in the door. Then when I went to sign the final paperwork and received my keys, she… Full Review ▶

09/30/06
Resident

Lisha is so rude, Laundry rooms sucks, electricity goes out all the time, Maintance sucks, paper thin walls, SUCK SUCK SUCK Full Review ▶

09/29/06
Resident

Hope you dont want to park near your apartment. Hope you like to live Hot cause a/c problems a couple times every month. Office ---. Manager is the rudest person I have ever met in my life. There is some entertainment… Full Review ▶

07/26/06
Resident

I lived at Countrywood for a year, and I'm considering living there again when I move back to Tampa.
Granted, it wasn't the most luxurious place in Tampa, but, who can complain for the price?!?!
Love the girls in the leasing office, they're… Full Review ▶

07/20/06
Resident

My boyfriend and i lived @ countrywood for a year and my overall experience was good. HOWEVER...the russian in the office is HORRIBLE! she yelled at me infront of people considering to move in, she is very rude. however the other… Full Review ▶

06/01/06
Resident

I just wanted to say thank you for who ever changed management. What a great difference i have lived here for years and nothing ever got done.now in just a few weeks wow i will be renewing my lease for at… Full Review ▶

05/11/06
Resident

I have lived here a little over a year and will NOT renew my lease. The office staff seems to feel it's only responsiblity is accepting rent checks. Polite professional behavior is not only Not a priority, it seems to be… Full Review ▶

05/08/06
Resident

The Good: I LOVE the lake in phase II. The grounds and nice and generally safe. It is very inexpensive (especially the studio apartment). Great location. The peacocks are amusing! Plenty of parking. The Bad: MAINTENANCE is very slow to deal… Full Review ▶

02/23/06
Resident

THIS IS THE WORST PLACE TO LIVE!!! THEY SHOW YOU A CUTE, NICE AND MODERN MODEL APARTMENT AND THEN WHEN YOU SIGN THE LEASE THEY PLACE YOU IN A DUMPSTER. EVERYTHING IN THE APARTMENT IS OLD, DON'T LET THEM FOOL YA.… Full Review ▶

11/30/05
Resident

We have lived in this apartment complex for a year and a half. We thought it was a pretty good deal in a fairly nice neighborhood. Things were okay for the first six months, with the occasional fight in the parking… Full Review ▶

10/14/05
Resident

I have lived here for years and can tell you that in the past 6 months, Countrywood has turned in to a horrible complex. Just 2 weeks ago, our laundry room was out of gas for the dryers and when some… Full Review ▶

10/05/05
Resident

so i was on this site reading reviews of countrywood, where i currently live... and i went to get my laundry out the the communal facility dryers when i had a PRIME example of the quality of this place... the dryers,… Full Review ▶

09/02/05
Resident

This complex is awful, I was 7 months pregnant and at 11 oclock at night the drunk maintanance man Ralph? came and demanded that we turn a flashlight off that my boyfriend was using to fix his car which they told… Full Review ▶

08/30/05
Resident

Ihave lived in Countrywood for 2 years and have seen a steady downward decline over the past 6 months. The assistant property manager will tell you off in a heartbeat even you are asking for a simple request. There is no… Full Review ▶

07/31/05
Resident

I must agree with the #1 Place to Live. I have lived here for a few years and while I must admit that the class of people being introduced is going downhill, I live in Phase II and it is quiet… Full Review ▶

06/20/05
Resident

I really like the complex so far! The staff is pretty nice. The area is great. I have peacocks in my patio and in the parking lot almost everyday :)
Its mostly peaceful and relaxed. I love it so far. :)

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05/27/05
Resident

I was a college student and on a very tight budget when I moved here, I thought it was a pretty decent place for the money but I was very wrong. The people who lived next to me were loud, obnoxious,… Full Review ▶

02/10/05
Resident

I have lived at Countrywood for several years now and I have found it to be a wonderful place to live. I honestly think that some of these reviews were written by tenants that are unhappy in their lives. unfortunately these… Full Review ▶

02/10/05
Resident

I am sitting here reading about pet deposits not being returned.... roaches... parking.... rude staff.... probs with maint.... policy's not being enforced... the missing tampa man.... and bad security. I just cannot believe these people!! What would they do if they… Full Review ▶

01/24/05
Resident

I lived there for 12 months, and had a good experience. No bug problems, they sprayed every so often. Maintenance never took more then 2-3 days to fix any minor things, and the few times I had to call them it… Full Review ▶

10/20/04
Resident

This apartment complex is horrible. There are teenagers having sex in the pool at all hours of the night. My car has been broke in to 3 times in 4 months. If you have a problem with other residents or with… Full Review ▶

08/04/04
Resident

This is a story from abc action news about a man who came up missing from this apartment complex while delivering papers

Paper delivery man missing; bloody van only clue
an ABC Action News report 8/02/04





TAMPA - A… Full Review ▶

06/09/04
Resident

I lived here for a little over a year now and if I had the money to break my lease I would. These apartements are not safe I violently attacked in the fitness center by so lunatic I had never seen… Full Review ▶

05/28/04
Resident

in this apartments they steal a lot
of cars. a lot of weird people are
coming to live here.ducks come to swim
in the pool that's nasty! the staff
people are extremly rude. i wouldn't
recomend this apartments to not even… Full Review ▶

04/25/04
Resident

I have lived at Countrywood for three years.

Here´s my experience:

1. Bugs. I live in Florida and have for twenty years. My experience is that the warm, humid weather causes ´bug incidents´ during the summer. Usually it´s sugar… Full Review ▶

04/22/04
Resident

To start my husband car has been broke 3 times since weve been here, mine 2 times. I always pay my rent on time and the have leaved me notice of evection in my door, when I sign the lease again… Full Review ▶

04/05/04
Resident

I am here because it is the cheapest apartment in Carrollwood and I´m going through a divorce. Yes, it is cheap, but you get what you pay for: old carpet when I was promised new, non-gated community allowing "who-ever" to roam… Full Review ▶

04/02/04
Resident

I lived at Countrywood for 13 months and I didn´t have most of the problems that most have stated on here.

In terms of bugs, I´ve only seen one palmetto roach and when I told management, an exterminator came the… Full Review ▶

03/30/04
Resident

Very noisy inside and out. Very dirty. I was promised a new carpet but the carpet was used! Just about anything you can think of goes on in the parking lot. This place lacks security and does not screen the applicants.… Full Review ▶

03/13/04
Resident

I moved in. When I turned off the lights and went to bed, I heard something in the kitchen. When I turned on the lights in the kitchen, there were 100´s of coch roaches on the kitchen cupboards! I battled them… Full Review ▶

03/02/04
Resident

The place wasn?t very well insulated so you could hear EVERY thing that everyone did. Bugs bugs bugs. It also seemed they didn?t do very good background checks on the tenants. The trash area is full of homeless kitties and traffic… Full Review ▶

02/23/04
Resident

Very poor service. Parking is bad, not enough parking spaces. Teens run rampant, causing problems in the evenings. Teens smoke pot on stairwells in the evenings. Our cars have been dinged up so bad they look like they have been in… Full Review ▶

02/20/04
Resident

Rent increases as security, up keep decreases. Im outta here! Full Review ▶

02/17/04
Resident

Many have lost their pet deposit at Countrywood Apartments. Here is what you do: do not pay a Pet Deposit, do not bring your pet. There are already plenty of Roaches to keep you company! Security is really bad here. Cars… Full Review ▶

02/14/04
Resident

I wouldn?t recommend moving here! I have had no luck w/the management here, and if something breaks, tuff luck. I didn?t have air conditioning for three weeks in the dead of summer! I would search around before coming here!

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02/12/04
Resident

Overcrowded, renting 3 people to a one-bedroom apartment causing parking problems, noise, trash and careless renters. No policies are enforced. Full Review ▶

02/10/04
Resident

I found this link on the USF bulletin - When I moved into Countrywood, management wanted my deposit in the form of a money order and would not accept a check. I thought this was strange. 2 years after vacating, I… Full Review ▶

02/09/04
Resident

I lived at Countrywood apartments in 2001 and found this link at school (USF). The apartment complex is next door to a nightclub. On special occasions, the parking for the nightclub overflows into Countrywood. There is a lot of noise and… Full Review ▶

02/08/04
Resident

Bad bug problem. I had to move. Full Review ▶

02/08/04
Resident

I am reviewing this apartment as I have resided at Countrywood and saw a "apartment rating" bulletin notice on the student USF billboard to help out fellow students. My stay was 12 months. When I signed the lease, I was asked… Full Review ▶

02/06/04
Resident

1.After I made a "refundable" pet deposit,management claimed they did not receive one after I vacated - I was out $250.
2.As the other reviewer states,I too have witnessed many vehicle break-ins.Countrywood claims they have onsite security vehicle patrol but security… Full Review ▶

02/06/04
Resident

After leaving the apartment is ´sparkling´ condition and never being a problem for 4 years during my tenancy, I was refused my deposit. I conducted a walk through with management and they verbally agreed the apartment was in fine condition but… Full Review ▶

02/06/04
Resident

I lived in these apartments for about 6 months and then I had to move to tallahassee. But I think that the apartments were great and the managment was very cooperative.

The place is safe to live and also has… Full Review ▶

11/13/02
Resident

They have extremely bad and rude management staff. They have no respect whatsoever for their tenants. I recently applied for a 1-BR in this apartment and later changed my mind because of safety reasons. Management was such a crook that they… Full Review ▶

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