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Just got home to another batch of brown water. When I called up maintenance not only did I get an attitude for having the audacity to complain about dark brown water coming out of all of my faucets I was told… Full Review ▶
The apartment complex sucks. I fell after the blizzard on Monday trying to get out to go to work. When i called and said i got hurt i was told they are not liable i should have known not to go… Full Review ▶
We've been here under 2 weeks. Most of the negative reviews are ringing true. From parking, nasty office staff (we haven't dealt with maintenance but we are expecting them for some repairs) semi loud neighbours, cigarette scrubbers and bad ground keeping.… Full Review ▶
If I knew what I know now, I would have never moved into the apartments at La Bonne Vie. I said I would wait to post a review because this was our first experience in a apartment complex. Well, I can… Full Review ▶
absolutely disgusting!! management is nasty. ny state law states that management must make tenant aware of all bed bug infestations within the past year before lease signing. the tenant that moved out a week before i moved in had a bed… Full Review ▶
snow storm 2013......no walkways shoveled and this is 3rd day after storm. 55 and over section with elderly people not able to get out of their apartments......no explanation except that contractor did not show. Meanwhile we had to carry our elderly… Full Review ▶
Maintenance at La Bonne Vie is a complete joke. I am writing this after the big snow storm of Feb. 2013. It snowed 4 days ago and still NOTHING has been done to clear any of the snow. Walk ways have… Full Review ▶
The rent price is good compared to other places. rental office staff and maintenance staff is HORRIBLE. very rude, yell over the phone at tenants and hand up the phone. if there are any problems takes weeks to get fixed. outdoor… Full Review ▶
Place is a dump!!! Apartments Suck, Office Staff Suck,maintenance sucks.One time my mom parked the car in a certain spot because my grandmother had trouble walking, those stupid maintenance men put a sticker on her car. That guy Joe with the… Full Review ▶
Let me first state, I feel compelled to write a review because I myself take internet reviews very seriously when contemplating big decisions, and feel often times the only other persons to write reviews are people who had an unfortunate experience.… Full Review ▶
Let me just say, that La Bonne Vie is without question, one of the most corrupt organizations I have ever seen, that run a 55 and older complex. My mother had to leave, because the place is not set up properly… Full Review ▶
As a former tenant, I am happy to no longer be there. The office staff are rude and unprofessional. The person that they have answering the phone is always rude and nasty! They will not return your security deposit to you,… Full Review ▶
From the moment I saw the Villas at LBV my blood pressure went down. What a peaceful relaxing environment. All the equipment in my apartment functioned perfectly from day one. Ground maintenance was outstanding. Lawns were mowed weekly and all were… Full Review ▶
I have 8 months of living in these apartments since we moved we had all sorts of problems in poor condition refrigerator, sink into disrepair, kitchen cabinets, dirty and damaged, the walls of the bath bubbles have formed bad quality of… Full Review ▶
This place not only lacks in maintenance and has half assed employees, snow removal has the senior community stuck in our homes behind snow drifts blocking doorways and paths to unplowed parking lots. When they get to plow, we will have… Full Review ▶
A complete horrible experience.Don't wish on anybody.Office women are unproffesional,rude,very unhappy with the job they have and so the rest of the world pays for it.And try not to walk too much on the kitchen floor or the rest of the… Full Review ▶
Recently arrived here......was STUNNED to learn I was not able to see the apartment BEFORE signing my lease!!!! Was told I could go to look in the windows but was not allowed to see the inside and couldn't change plans....Staff bullied… Full Review ▶
Could be a GREAT place to live but its getting just as expensive as other apartments....staff is rude beyond belief!! Full Review ▶
Watch your step in the parking lots on the west side of the complex because I've noticed a lot of used syringes strewn about. Also caliber of new residents looks like mgt might be opening it's doors to section 8. Beware… Full Review ▶
I dont know why people would rent here? the office staff is rude and very unproffesional. you will regret renting here!!!! Full Review ▶
I lived here for a couple of years and have to leave because my family grew and need more room. I have the two bedroom upstairs and they are very big rooms. Also alot of closet space. The kitchen is also… Full Review ▶
I rented there for 2 years. When we left, Managment litterally stole my deposit. They added damages that did not exist. The kitchen sink was already damaged when we first rented. They exxagerated the damages. The staff is rude and uncoooperative.… Full Review ▶
This place has been the worst experience i have ever had and i have been renting for years The staff is RUDE beyond anything I have ever seenThe maintenance crew comes in your apartment when ever they want ...wehen your not… Full Review ▶
The floor creaks every where you walk. Heat makes high pitch everytime it comes on. Walls are thin you can hear your neighbors. Especially door slamming. The bathroom fan sounds like a jet engine. They use to tell you when they… Full Review ▶
Apartment living can be hell depending on your neighbors. Unfortunately around the time I was leaving for a job in another state, the neighborhood started going bad on the west side of hospital road. Not sure how it is today though...The… Full Review ▶
This is the worst place I've ever lived. You come and find out that maintenance people let themselves uninvited to "check you fire alarms". This happens several times a year. They continue to do this even if you say not too… Full Review ▶
My wife and I moved to LBV in August 2001. we recently renewed our lease. we've found the property to be well-maintained. there is a diversity amongst our neighbors that one can't find in many LI neighborhoods, both in age and… Full Review ▶
My son and I lived here at la Bonne Vie for three years. I am relocating due to employment. Let's face it...I would have rather been in my own home...the complex is what it is. I agree it has seen it's… Full Review ▶
Moving into this place will be your living nightmare, if you don't have one already. I would seriously consider sleeping in my car before doing this again. It should be torn down! Full Review ▶
a bad place to live. I suggest you look elsewhere. My wife and I lived here for a number of years. What another reviewer wrote about the criminal element in the apartments in the far west building is true. Also, it… Full Review ▶
This is an awful place to live. The worst of it is the people who work in the office. They seemed nice enough when I rented. But the lease was a bit of a shock - I had never seen such… Full Review ▶
The maintenance staff here is the laziest group of people I have ever seen. I called maintenance in October 2007 because the linoleum tiles on my bathroom floor were curling up. It took them 3 weeks to respond and at that… Full Review ▶
There is a maintenance worker named "-----". He lets himself in to peoples apartments with a master key. He claims he does it to check the fire alarms. No appointments, no notice, no nothing. I once worked at this complex during… Full Review ▶
the office is rude the people think they own the place their nosy n rude and i wouldnt recommend this 1970s appt complex to anyone.overall the worst place to live.everyones in your bizz they have no life,the 1st year we were… Full Review ▶
Ha this place was a joke you really get what you pay for. I just left there finally and lets say it was a year of hell. My 1st day there i had a noise complaint against me, and that was… Full Review ▶
I lived on the "NEW" side of LaBonneVie for 5 years. I had to sublet my apt to get out of my lease without losing my security. NOBODY EVER LEAVES WITH THEIR SECURITY!! Maitenance crew will go through your belongings while… Full Review ▶
I lived at LBV for approximately nine years, and I always found the staff courteous and flexible. As someone that was often on travel, I never worried about being away from the apartment as it always felt safe to leave. Any… Full Review ▶
We are returning to LBV for the third time. I kick myself everytime we leave. My husband and I truly feel this place home. I even lived here as a kid and never had any issues what so ever. If anything… Full Review ▶
I have lived here for 19yrs, so I consider myself to be a really fair and good opinion to have...I have heard the negative things, and unfortunately read them, but I find this a really great place to live...The office staff… Full Review ▶
I agree with angryyoungman. Why on earth would anyone assume that the negative reviews were made by those with a strong "consumerist mentality" who had never lived in an apartment before? I've lived in apartments since I was born, minus the… Full Review ▶
I've read all the bad reviews and find them to be hilarious! I've been in retail sales for many years and understand the general consumer mentality. You sure can't please everyone! But most people are likely to place a review if… Full Review ▶
I don't know what all those other people are talking about but we have lived here for almost a year and we love it. I know alot of people who have lived here over the years or live here now and… Full Review ▶
WE LIVED AT LBV FOR 7 YRS.AFTER 8 MOS.WE WANTED TO MOVE BUT THE COST OF MOVING WAS TOO MUCH AND WE INTENDED TO MOVE WHEN RETIRING OUT OF STATE. WE PAID OUR RENT ON TIME FOR 7YRS AND NEVER ONCE… Full Review ▶
I lived there for a year and a half after doing a tour in Iraq for a year. La Bonne Vie made me miss Iraq. When something were to break, it would take just short of a miracle for it to… Full Review ▶
The place is falling apart, and if something breaks, the less than pleasent office staff treats you like dirt (you signed the lease, they have your money). In the past 2 years there have been 3 incidents of multiple cars being… Full Review ▶
To echo a few of the earlier comments: yes, it's sadly true; the cabinets, fixtures and construction are ALL inferior and greatly outdated. Someone said they were '80's vintage; they were being generous. This stuff is original equipment, from the '70's.… Full Review ▶
I lived in La Bonne Vie II for 2 years. Moving out was the best thing I ever did. The staff in the office are a bunch of mean old ladies who don't care about anything--even though when you are first… Full Review ▶
to the main office as winter is here what is wronge with the people at la bonne vie to mangerment please SEND ALL tenats A LETTER DO NOT BLOCK THE WALK WAYS YES ITS COLD BUT AS WE MUST HAVE A… Full Review ▶
Office staff are real jerks. Maintenaince staff are nice people, but their policy is to just let themselves in without any notice whatsoever. "Model" apartments you are shown are different from what you get. There are a bunch of young hoodlums… Full Review ▶
This complexes best days are behind it.I stayed for 8 months and ran! There outsourced minimum wage security team is a joke. If you value your car sell it before you leave it here.Theives were able to leave a Honda on… Full Review ▶
All the appliances & cabinets in the apartment look from like the 80s. The bathroom looks like from 1990. My car has been broken into two times in one year of living there. The "security" that drives around at night, you… Full Review ▶
Maintenance staff does just let themselves in. No notice to you - they just use their keys when it is convenient for them. Some people may not mind this. I found it outrageous.
Management staff may seem ok when you are signing.… Full Review ▶
I like living here. Its in the middle of everything I have to do; work, school, friends... I live by myself, and I feel pretty secure. There are plenty of other people around, and there all nice enough. My car has… Full Review ▶
Really awful. Grounds are nice enough. So are many of the maintenance people. But once you rent, the management staff is so rude, uncaring, and impossible that you will be stunned if you make the mistake of moving there.
And when… Full Review ▶
The people in the management office are the worst people you could ever meet. They are mean spirited, inconsiderate, and uncaring. They may seem ok before you sign. They are not.
Worst place I have ever lived, and cannot wait to leave.… Full Review ▶
Rat killed pet bird in apartment 148A Full Review ▶
FUEL SURCHARGE CONTINUED FOR 9 MONTHS AFTER THE COMPLEX CONVERTED TO GAS HEAT. IF YOU COMPLAINED ABOUT THIS, MANAGEMENT SAID "YOU CAUGHT US" & THEN THEY TELL YOU THAT THEY WILL NOT RENEW YOUR LEASE.
RATS IN WALLS (THE SIZE OF CATS)… Full Review ▶
I have nothing bad to say about La Bonne Vie II. It is our first place as a married couple that we turned into a home. I recommend this complex to everyone and anyone. I enjoy the people around me and… Full Review ▶
If you call the fifth precint, the police will tell you everything that goes on here. Every cop who has had to come to my apt, has told me the same thing...find a new place to live.
you really should not move… Full Review ▶
Had a pleasant experence there. Most other places i lived were among real asses and psycos, so this place was a nice change. Check it out... Full Review ▶
I have lived here for 2 years and I have never had any major problems with the place. Anyone who rents should be aware of what they are renting. Common sense folks. Don't sign anything until you are certain that it… Full Review ▶
I recommend it, it's a nice place to live. Full Review ▶
You are so restricted on your terms of lease, it is discusting. The staff is discusting...Maintenance is stealing from people, and if they arent stealing they are dealing drugs in the parking lots. The office people are repulsive to talk to,… Full Review ▶
The apartments are infested with termites. The cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom are so old and ugly and rotten looking.
The number one problem is the office staff is very nasty to the tenants. Specially there is one person and… Full Review ▶
The maintenance staff lets themselves in with a passkey. The office staff is rude. The apartments themselves are nice enough, and most of the residents are quite nice too.
The lease is the most restrictive imaginable. Full Review ▶
The complex is a beautiful place. Any complex you go to there will be problems. The staff can't give every single tenant all their attention all the time. I've lived at la Bonne Vie for 3 years and I can't complain.… Full Review ▶
La bonne vie II sounds great before you move in and looks nice in the pictures. But once you move in it turns in to a horror show. The office staff are a bunch of old Battle axes that have their… Full Review ▶
I lived at La Bonne Vie for a couple of years, and have no complaints. The only reason I am leaving is I'm getting married and bought a house. Full Review ▶
I called for a qoute on pricing and they told me I would need to make far more than $1000/week to afford their apartments the woman on the phone was very rude, your in coram for goodness sake. Good luck there,… Full Review ▶
I am moving out at the end of this month, because I bought a house. I lived here for 2 years and agree with a good deal of what has been said on both sides. I do find the staff rude,… Full Review ▶
LA BONNE VIE 11 is a very nice place to live i love it here the staff was very good to me sorry i have to take a job out of state hope to come back someday Full Review ▶
DONT RENT HERE YOU CANT EVEN CHECK OUT THEY WANT A THREE MONTH ADVANCE NOTICE YEAH TRY TO TO FIND A PLACE LISTEN ONLY RENT HERE IF YOU KNOW THE DAY OF YOUR LEASE IS UP YOU CAN MOVE OUT NOT… Full Review ▶
They are heartless and rude! They discriminate against disabled people, or whomever they don't like for whatever reason they can come up with, they charge you for everything including items in the apt. that they are responsible for...they create repairs when… Full Review ▶
Bug infested, garbage throw out the back, left over meals thrown out the back. Live animals left outside apartments "new" vinyl siding falling off -- Stay away!!!! Full Review ▶
Grounds are beautiful.....neatly kept.
Maintenace reponds in a timely manner, and are very helpful.
Miss this place, for future tenants, great place to live!!!! Full Review ▶
I have been very happy here at La Bonne Vie II for many years. In the time that I have been here, the upkeep of the buildings and grounds has been significant. The buildings were recently re-sided with vinyl and new… Full Review ▶
I was planning on staying in this community for one year. It is now going on six years. That says a great deal about how I feel about living in the LBVII community. After shopping around, I came to the conclusion… Full Review ▶
Lived here before and moved back.
Office Staff Nice. Maintenance Good. Overall living great. Full Review ▶
This is the second time I am posting a review. I notice my previous one is not listed. I guess they have a way of selectively posting reviews. I firmly believe anyone who has written a positive review is an owner… Full Review ▶
The La Bonne Vie Aparatments are great apartments. The grounds are kept very well. During the winert the snow was plowed promptly. I was very pleased with all the staff and the very prompt responses always received. Full Review ▶
A large number of the staff are rude, disrespectful, lie and are involved in criminal mischief and activity. The security service is a joke if not part of the security problem. The construction and mantainance of the apartments is the worst… Full Review ▶
When I first moved in I had such high hopes, soon to be squashed. First day neighbor downstairs said we have to tip toe or it's too noisy and we were reprimanded when he complained. People were shooting guns next door… Full Review ▶
Old applicances, my electric bill was more than my current house electric bill.
Cars were constantly broken into.
They allow huge extended families to live in small appartments. One family had 8 people in a one bedroom appartment.
Worst of all, they… Full Review ▶
I am still living here till my lease runs out. The models that you see are oh so nice, they do not allow you to see the actual apartment you are going to be getting before the day you move in.… Full Review ▶
While I've very much enjoyed the many years I've lived at La Bonne Vie, I now feel it's time I move on and be with family in Tennessee. Therefore, I won't be signing my new lease and will be leaving the… Full Review ▶
Okay, where shall I start? Lets begin when I first moved in and had some sort of bug infestation that day--all in the bathtub and everywhere. Management wanted nothing to do with it, so I had to buy spray and later… Full Review ▶
THIS IS THE WOEST PLACE I HAVE EVER LIVED. THE STAFF IS HORRIBLE,NASTY,AND OVERALL RUDE. YOU COULDN'T PAY ME TO LIVE THERE EVER AGAIN. IF YOU ARE A RENTER AND ARE LOOKING DON'T LOOK HERE. YES THE APARTMENTS ARE NICE BUT… Full Review ▶
Although my husband and I have only been here three months, we are very pleased with La Bonne Vie II.
Our neighbors are friendly, the staff is helpful and professional, and the maintenance staff is here the next day to address any… Full Review ▶
I lived in the La Bonnie Vie apartments for over five years. In that time i enjoyed hte gym and pools because it is a great way to unwind after a long day and perhaps meet new people. I have had… Full Review ▶
Overall my experience here at La Bonne Vie has been wonderful. The staff in the office is always there for you and helping out with my needs especially the special lady Marilyn and also Helen, Lisa & Carol. The maintenance staff… Full Review ▶
I have to say that when my husband and I moved into La Bonne Vie, in the winter of 2004, we thought that this place was going to be great. Sure, Management was very nice to us before we signed the… Full Review ▶
am i the only resident who is completely outraged by this outlandish and unheard of fuel surcharge, which they are making a HUGE profit on?? if you share my resentment and currently live here, maybe we can do something if there… Full Review ▶
Leaving after more than 11 years here. Moving to Arizona. No complaints. Staff- very good; maintenance-good; apt-very good and facilities excellent. Full Review ▶
I moved into this apartment 9 months ago..... since then I have killed 8 field mice, various numbers of spiders and ants, and lets not forget the half of my building that burnt down. As a result of the fire(which was… Full Review ▶
Very clean. Love it here. Service is great. My mom 95 likes it here too. Treated very nice by office. Full Review ▶
That is never a good sign. I was severely dissatisfied with this complex. The walls are so thin that I heard the people around me talking, walking, "going to the bathroom" and even having sex! The complex is poorly maintained and… Full Review ▶
At the time of signing lease, they literally rush you to sign it - mentioning that the stuff is "standard". Do not believe them -
They charge different rents from different people. Slap you with "surcharges" during winter. Management will not even… Full Review ▶
Never had a problem from day one. Everyone has been great to me. Full Review ▶
We moved in recently and hope we can last for the remainder of the lease.
First of all, Marilyn was very nice to us in the process of getting the apartment. The other women in the office are rude, and stupid.… Full Review ▶
I may have only been at this complex for a short period of time but I must counter the other comments listed on this website. The office staff is pleasant, prompt and the maintenance staff has responded within two days of… Full Review ▶
When I made a list of things that needed to be addressed in my apartment, they were taken care of within a few days. In the winter the grounds crew maintained the walkways and roads. Though the apartment is not new… Full Review ▶
My boyfriend and I had moved into La Bonne Vie about 3 1/2 months ago. We both find it very nice here. the size of the apartments is great for the pay, all of our nieghbors are extra nice, and i… Full Review ▶
I read all the negative reviews here and every bit of it is 100% true. They don't treat you at all like customer's which is what you really are. There is no such thing as customer service at this place. Once… Full Review ▶
My wife and I have lived at LaBonneVie for 20 years. First in the garden apts and when we turned 55 moved over to the Villas. We love it here. No worrying about painting ( They paint every two years). No… Full Review ▶
I AM VERY HAPPY LIVING IN THE VILLAS. ALL APARTMENTS ARE GROUND LEVEL THEREFORE THERE IS NO TENENT ABOVE ME. I ACCEPTED AN UPGRADE IN THE KITCHEN AND BATH AND MY PLACE IS LIKE LIVING IN A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL.
I HAVE… Full Review ▶
This *had* to have been written by a La Bonne Vie employee. First of all, the office staff (save the new girl, Lisa, who is wonderful) is condescending and rude, and they go to great lengths to make sure that you… Full Review ▶
Staff in LBV II (or should we call La Mauvaise Vie?) is unhelpful, rude and unreasonable. Every time I phoned them for something, there was a lenghthy argument that they make your request unjustful. There were spiders and ants and lavae… Full Review ▶
The people in the office are cold fish, unwilling to do almost anything to help out a resident.
I had to contact Newsday inorder to get the management to move a handicapped space. They were almost sadistic in their response.… Full Review ▶
My wife and I found the staff at La Bonne Vie
to be understanding and as helpful as they could be with large community like LBV2 .
There are always things that happen with neighbors, maintenance, and security but it goes… Full Review ▶
Well I´ll tell you. The good life is appliances made before the exsistence of man. My frig. was not frost free and niether was it rust free (but that was ok with the staff). There is a lovely 70´s decore that… Full Review ▶
I lived in La Bonne Vie apartments for 1 year..it was all I could stand.The apartments were beautiful and had they been somewhere else I would have stayed but the people and staff were the worst in history.The people I shared… Full Review ▶
I can hardly imagine one single tenant being satisfied with La bonne vie service.
I am quite confident that this person must be either part of the rude staff of La bonne vie or someone who helps then rip off… Full Review ▶
Years ago I was a resident of La Bonne Vi II and had to move out of town. After a few years living elsewhere, I can´t tell you how anxious I was to move back. It took me months to get… Full Review ▶
Well the time has come to renew my lease, and will I? Yes.
After a shaky start where I thought I had made a poor choice the folks at La Bonne Vie have shown me that they do care. Most… Full Review ▶
Okay, it´s NOT the worst place. Things could be worse. That said...
I believe the worst part of LBV II would have to be dealing with the people in the office, which is necessary from time-to-time in any rental situation.… Full Review ▶
I lived in these crappy apartments. When I moved in, the countertop was cut and had some chips. The carpet was dirty. The move-in report stated the damaged state ot the countertop very clearly.
Do you know that when I… Full Review ▶