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Chardonnay at Wells Branch Apartments

1801 Wells Branch Pkwy, Austin, TX 78728
43%
88
Reviews
43%
% Recommended
63%
City Average
05/05/14
Resident

YOU WILL BE ROBBED! Trust me, I lived here for exactly 7 days before it happened to me. Neighbors have had doors kicked in, and everyone acts like your car being burglarized is the norm. To me, being robbed is not… Full Review ▶

12/30/13
Resident

Chardonnay at Wells Branch Apartments Worst apt at wells Branch Area Water bill is the worst, When I left Apt on 30 Nov. 2013 they gave me bill $ 1300 charge, they gave me old Capet but told me they need… Full Review ▶

08/01/13
Resident

i have been living in this apartment for a year now and i have to say i will definitely recommend to anybody who is willing to lease a apartment. Though i am about to move in two month due to my… Full Review ▶

07/31/13
Resident

I've lived here for a month now. Everyone is generally friendly. Upon moving in we had to have them fix a few things such as the closest door and bedroom door (the top part of the door was literally falling off)!… Full Review ▶

04/25/13
Resident

The apartments are very old and have old appliances and no WOW factor.. Come on people update to keep up with the demand up upgrades. The office staff is fairly decent to work with when the manager is not around. She… Full Review ▶

01/28/13
Resident

I must say that I am elated to move away from this place. The tenants are very trifling and loud. The staircases look as if someone steps in dog crap or mud daily and tracks it up the stairs. There is… Full Review ▶

11/04/12
Resident

These were the worst apartments I've ever lived in. Initially upon move in I thought these would be great because they are good for people just starting out. The main problem I had was with management. They are incredibly rude, racist,… Full Review ▶

07/12/12
Resident

I have been here 6 months and I do love it. The rent is affordable and it includes a washer and dryer which I needed. The staff is great and maintenance is great too! I will be renewing at the end… Full Review ▶

04/24/12
Resident

We moved in February 2010 and have been renewing every since. The layout is great in our apartment we are in the last building which is very far removed and always has tons of parking. The only complaints I have are… Full Review ▶

04/14/12
Resident

I like this place :) No pet rent. One bed room apt is $634. washer and dryer in unit. My apt faces the creek. Nice scenery. Good place to have dogs. Walking trail is very close and very well used by… Full Review ▶

04/06/12
Resident

Here at Chardonnay is a great place to live. Friendly workers and maintenance, decent rent. Not too many crazy things happening here, still safe for sure. I recommend this place for anyone to be in a loving scenery. The Apartments may… Full Review ▶

03/01/12
Resident

I leased a apartment there for 7 months and I would NOT advise anyone to ever rent there. The apartment was nice enough and the lease price SEEMED like a good deal. Then they hit you with $55-$60 per month for… Full Review ▶

02/25/11
Resident

These apartments are such a joke, from their management with their small-brained assistants to the hick pervert maintenance group. My mom and I have lived in these apartments for the last 4 years (joke's on us, right?). Late on rent a… Full Review ▶

10/16/10
Resident

This is the most worst apartments. I live on the bottom floor and i can hear every foot steps. This is a dangerous area to live. I think almost everyday there's a break in a car. The staffs here are not… Full Review ▶

09/12/10
Resident

Maintenance - distracted all the time, they will forget something and doesn't finish the required work, specially the blonde one. The noise, its horrible when landscapers start working. Every 2 or 3rd month expect to stay without water and the worst… Full Review ▶

09/05/10
Resident

My boyfriend and I moved into Chardonnay about a year ago, and so far we've had no problems. We get along with our neighbors, the rent is affordable, there's karaoke next door, and the staff is friendly. When our air conditioning… Full Review ▶

05/18/10
Resident

My husband & I lived at Chardonnay for almost 7 years & recently moved out a few months ago to buy our first home. Now that it's been a few months I think I can reasonably list all the good &… Full Review ▶

05/16/10
Resident

I've lived here for 5 years. The water bill consistantly keep going up and they won't let you verify how you are billed I've had to file suit and file complaint with the TCEQ, and stll have not gotten verification of… Full Review ▶

09/10/09
Resident

I moved to chardonnay awhile back not really doing too much research on a cheaper place. Do not rent from this place you will feel like you are in a cubicle when u could go down the road to sweetwater apartments… Full Review ▶

06/02/09
Resident

So I just moved in a few days ago and absolutly plan to do a follow up review 3-4 months from now but I thought it may be beneficial to some to see what my experience has been thus far. The… Full Review ▶

04/14/09
Resident

If you're looking for a clean affordable apartment, this is the perfect place. For the price you cannot beat it, and the maintenance was awesome! They have a deep pool, which all the newer complexes don't have and tons of beautiful… Full Review ▶

11/03/08
Resident

I have had all bad experiences. I have had a gun pulled on me, car broken into, and seen a home invasion around here. I had to cause a stink to get a new front door, because the previous resident had… Full Review ▶

07/31/08
Resident

I've lived here for several years (I'm saving to buy a house) and I would not recommend this apartment complex to my worst enemy. Much like a cheap tart you meet in a dark nightclub, this complex looks good at first.… Full Review ▶

02/21/08
Resident

Is nice to see after reading all the other reviews I am not alone in my opinion about this place. After living here for 6 months I am ready to move again. The units all look nice enough at first glance,… Full Review ▶

07/22/07
Resident

I lived there for 5 years, it was by far, the best apartment I have ever lived in. I loved that place. If I didn't need a 3 bedroom, we would have never moved. Full Review ▶

07/18/07
Resident

I have lived here for a little over a year. It isn't fantastic, but it isn't a bad place. There are a few things I wish could be better, the walls are thin and the water bill is high, but it… Full Review ▶

05/27/07
Resident

I really don't know what all these people are talking about. It's a great location - easy access to 35 and the new toll road, plus you have tons of shopping and restaurants right down the street on Parmer. The Wells… Full Review ▶

04/22/07
Resident

I have lived here for 1 year. When I looked at the apartment model I fell in love, the office staff, which at the time consisted of 1 girl because it was a Saturday, was nice, and the price was great.… Full Review ▶

04/13/07
Resident

I've lived here a little over a year... I can understand how people might think the office staff is rude b/c they're all very young... but I've never had any problems with them... some even know me by my first name… Full Review ▶

03/09/07
Resident

I lived here for a year. This place is fine if you work nearby.

Cons - It's not very close to actual Austin. All the girls in the office are rude. The walls are quite thin. The workout room is nice… Full Review ▶

02/25/07
Resident

My mother has been living in these apartments for about 1 year now. I've stayed during weekends when I'm home from school. Other than noisy, upstairs neightbors there have been no complaints.

The first day we moved in the dish washer was… Full Review ▶

12/25/06
Resident

I don't have much to say except, you could do worse. The apartments are really big, the noise could be less, but thats anywhere. Live in apartments, thats just the lifestyle. All the newer apartments are small, and those of us… Full Review ▶

12/11/06
Resident

Worst complex EVER! The water is turned off every other day and the AC breaks at least once a day. If you want your car broken into, this is the place for you! If you want to hear base 24 hrs… Full Review ▶

12/06/06
Resident

Granted, the place is kind of a dump. It IS fairly cheap though and not the worst place in the area. There are some gangsta-gangsta type thugs around but they really don't seem to bother anybody. Other than offering to sell… Full Review ▶

11/26/06
Resident

When we first moved in, the apartments didn't seem that bad. In the last 2 years, the complex has gone down hill big time. Crime has spiked to the point where I had my licence plates stolen off of my car,… Full Review ▶

10/07/06
Resident

My fiance has been here a year and I recently moved in with him. I have to say I'm very disappointed with the apt complex & management. We went in to speak with the management regarding the lease and she was… Full Review ▶

09/08/06
Resident

have had my car broken into twice, my girlfriends was broken into once... they come through and break into peoples cars about once a month... plus the apartment itself is cruddy- found mold in the walls which they had to fix-… Full Review ▶

08/31/06
Resident

I was led to believe that the 1st month rent was free. I was given my key without paying ANYTHING (no rent, no deposit!) and then told on the 1st of the following month that I had to move out due… Full Review ▶

07/28/06
Resident

If you want "perfection" you should buy a house or condo or better still buy your own apartment building and see if you could do better than Lincoln Properties. I hate whiny, irresponsible reviews by tenants who understand little about property… Full Review ▶

07/19/06
Resident

I searched and searched for a good, affordable apartment where I wouldn't feel scared to come home at night alone and where I would be proud to entertain guests. Chardonnay cannot be beat. It's a little outside the city, but I… Full Review ▶

07/05/06
Resident

Been here almost two years now and would love to leave but cant. The price isn't too bad for the area and it may not be the nicest place in Austin but I'd say it's better than most of the other… Full Review ▶

06/30/06
Resident

I've been here several years & used to really like it here. But for the past year or so we've had alot of noisy children screaming outside of our apartment. And God forbid any of the parents in the surrounding apartments… Full Review ▶

06/13/06
Resident

I have lived here for almost a year now and couldn't be happier. To the people who say their apartment is too small, didn't you see it before you moved in and YOU made the choice to live there. And the… Full Review ▶

05/21/06
Resident

I lived here for 3 years until finally I couldn't take it anymore. The neighbors were incredibly noisy. The cops are here all the time. There's dog crap EVERYWHERE. These used to be one of the best complexes. Not so anymore.… Full Review ▶

05/03/06
Resident

I moved in because I had just graduated college and needed a place to live that was cheap... it's cheap but you can find much better places for just a little more. Both my girlfriend's and my car have been broken… Full Review ▶

03/18/06
Resident

i always envied friends when i was younger for living in chardonnay, but at 18, i moved in myself.

nothing really wrong with the apartment itself, but the smallest 1 bdm is SO small i felt like i couldn't think, move or… Full Review ▶

03/13/06
Resident

I really like this place, i can get to work in a matter of 5 minutes, and so can my husband, everything is close by and easy to get to. so far my interactions with the staff have been pleseant. i… Full Review ▶

02/24/06
Resident

i've lived in this apt. for 3yrs but, the more the yrs go the worst the staffing toward the the tenant. in my case i live an apt. with my newly born child and when i want to transfer to another… Full Review ▶

02/17/06
Resident

I have lived @ Chardonnay for several years and am completely satisfied! Management/maint has alwalys been kind and professional, I have lived in apartments complexes for most of my adult life and have never had a manager that cares as much… Full Review ▶

02/07/06
Resident

I love Chardonnay. Especially the school Northwest Elementary. Austin and Chardonnay is a great place to live. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice place to live. The school there are great and so is the place!… Full Review ▶

11/17/05
Resident

Great place have no complanits. I have really enjoyed my time here. Maintenance has been great every time I call they are there same day. Office staff has helped me out with anything I need. The price range was in my… Full Review ▶

11/11/05
Resident

I have lived here at Chardonnay apartments for over a year now and have had a very pleasant experience. Their maintenance is the best I have ever had, they are always so willing to help and go above and beyond their… Full Review ▶

11/10/05
Resident

I have lived in several apartment communities throughout my single life. Chardonnay has been the best yet. Management does matter. Everyone is very professional. I always get the best treatment by the office staff, they even know me by name. The… Full Review ▶

11/10/05
Resident

I enjoyed my time with chardonnay apartments. The staff was great anything that I needed they helped me out on. They did a great job with the up keep of the property, landscape was kept nice, Maintenance was great every time… Full Review ▶

10/19/05
Resident

i was only at these apartments for 7 mos...7mos too long...Mgmt sucks - I gave my notice to move 45 days prior to me moving and because i was such a good tenant - they waited until the week that I… Full Review ▶

09/21/05
Resident

This place was terrible, i lived there a year before moving out. I also paid more per month to a view of the pool. What they didn't say was the amount of noise generated by 25 kids screaming who didn't even… Full Review ▶

09/20/05
Resident

These ------- at Chardonnay have a habit of entering your apartment without even warning you. Twice this month they have entered without my authorization and I have had several CDs missing by one of those ------- employees and several things moved… Full Review ▶

09/20/05
Resident

Yeah the place is old but you get a great price and the neighbors aren't bad. My wife and I lived there for a year and have made several life long friends. Maintenance was very freindly and willing to work with… Full Review ▶

05/24/05
Resident

management sucks. first floor apts subject to flooding with hard rains because grounds not level. overrated 'creek'--('hole').management unwilling to sacrifice $150 to replace carpet that reeks of mildew, rather, they have the 'genius' idea of spraying top layer with 'mildew retardant',… Full Review ▶

04/15/05
Resident

It's very cheap to live here. That's because the wood is rotting, the major appliances mess up frequently, and they take their time coming to fix it. Don't ask for more than one thing at a time, because they'll come and… Full Review ▶

01/26/05
Resident

I am a new resident and I have been so happy. The office staff is very friendly and always ready to help. I had troublw with the cable company and they called them for me and resolved the situation. Also they… Full Review ▶

01/03/05
Resident

Okay so it's cheap....and I did like the neighborhood. We lived there for 4 years, moved out to a bigger place. These jokers sent me a bill for stuff that was damaged when I moved in! Thank God I saved my… Full Review ▶

11/24/04
Resident

Very sneaky, crooked, deceiving, racial office personnel at this place!!! Cheap rent prices each month translates into HUGE payback on not only what they feel the apt is worth, but also reletting fees, plus whatever B.S. utility and apt cleaning bill… Full Review ▶

10/25/04
Resident

its hilarious to read these reviews and realize which ones were written by the staff of this horrendous apartment. Plain and simple...your money would be better spent to buy that toilet paper to wipe said asses in the previous review. the… Full Review ▶

09/24/04
Resident

i think that most of the people whining couldn't buy thier own light bulb much less change it.if they paid their rent on time management wouldn't have to send letters to their door to remind them to pay.also maybe if all… Full Review ▶

09/24/04
Resident

I lived here for 3 years. At first the place was great and it went downhill quickly. There are homeless that roam through the complex and approach you for money and when you advise management, the tell you to call the… Full Review ▶

09/13/04
Resident

We lived here for quite a few years, 5 to be exact. It was the incovenience of moving that kept us here. We finally moved a few months ago, and we admit that we should have moved sooner. The apartment constantly… Full Review ▶

09/13/04
Resident

All these people complain about all the bad things, I haven't had many problems here other than the little things with management, but you pay for what you get, they've been good to us. And if your looking for a decent… Full Review ▶

09/12/04
Resident

I made the mistake of coming to stay here, leasing from Seattle thru an apartment finder. The management has constantly created problems, I have had to show my receipts repeatedly to prove I paid. My experience is they are dishonest and… Full Review ▶

09/12/04
Resident

I've lived here for a little over 2 years and can't wait to leave. The place has gone ghetto in a hurry. Numerous notes left on the door from management warning of criminal activity and telling you to lock yourself in… Full Review ▶

09/10/04
Resident

I've lived at Chardonnay for over 6 years. At first they were great. For the past 2 years it's been nothing but BAD! I had drug dealer neighbors, neighbors that screamed outside in the hallway at ALL hours of the night… Full Review ▶

07/02/04
Resident

Yes, it's cheap...and yes, they have some good deals. But use your money and go someplace nicer. The crime rate in this complex is unreal, and the maintenance staff take their sweet time fixing stuff.
They recently had the parking lot… Full Review ▶

05/03/04
Resident

It was a good deal for a person on a very tight budget. Would I reccommend it? Well, the one thing I did hate was the inconsiderate neighbors. They didn't care how loud they jumped around or how loud they snore.… Full Review ▶

04/23/04
Resident

I took over someone´s lease here because it was cheap and they looked nice. And yes, they ARE cheap, and they LOOK nice. Whenever it rains, water comes under my front door. After weeks of complaining, maintenance said there´s nothing they… Full Review ▶

04/22/04
Resident

This complex USED to be very nice, but has since gone downhill. The property is no longer well-maintained, the staff is rude. Forget going to the pool in the summer, when it´s not closed for "repairs", it´s ALWAYS packed! There also… Full Review ▶

03/25/04
Resident

We´ve lived here for almost 4 years. Our experience has been both good and bad. I don´t care for the management staff and had to report the maintenance staff for being "surly" when they came to repair something. It took a… Full Review ▶

02/04/04
Resident

Me and my husband moved into chardonnay in the summer of 2003, so far we have not had too many problems, and when there were problems, we had no problem with getting them fixed. The place is clean, and not really… Full Review ▶

11/04/03
Resident

I lived at Chardonnay for 7 months. There were fruit flies coming from the drain pipes and ants coming in the cracks around the front door. I had several friends in the complex who had the same problems. The walls creaked… Full Review ▶

06/20/03
Resident

I had a nice apartment by the pool. It was noisy but I expected that. Everything was fine until it rained...

What the management failed to tell me was that my apartment had previous history of flooding when it rained.… Full Review ▶

04/08/03
Resident

I have lived here since 8-01, moved from out of town and it was close to my job. Had water pouring in every time it rained heavy, that was fixed in only a year . Apartment always smells musty, because there… Full Review ▶

04/07/03
Resident

Since I moved in they must have lowered the rates again. The parking lot has filled with riced-up Hondas, whose owners are probably responsible the deafening bass as they drive through in the morning.

Or maybe it´s the daily party… Full Review ▶

09/20/02
Resident

THE MOVE IN "COME ONS" ARE GREAT. BUT WHEN YOU DECIDED TO MOVE ON OR STAY A WHILE LONGER AND RENEW THE LEASE, THEY STICK IT TO YOU. THATS HOW THE MOVE IN RATES SEEM AFFORDABLE. THE COMMUNITY IS NOT SUPERVISED… Full Review ▶

04/02/02
Resident

I´ve lived here since 1999, and I´m glad to be leaving in May of 2002. When I moved in, it was a nice place, but its going downhill.

I have a lot of maintenance issues (leaking roof, weak A/C, etc)… Full Review ▶

03/18/02
Resident

Well, ok, so the appliances are a little old, but they work. The staff is great. I´ve never lived in a complex with a more responsive team. Rent is very reasonable and the apartments are clean and quiet. I can always… Full Review ▶

12/01/01
Resident

The complex itself is decent and some of the apartments in the back have nice, quiet views. But be cautious of the staff. For the majority of the time I was there, the apartments were under construction and the area by… Full Review ▶

07/24/01
Resident

I lived at the Chardonnay Apts. approx. 5 years. The managment staff was incompetent and the apartment had many problems. I do not ask for much, but the apt. I was in leaked constantly (with constant complaints to managment) the problem… Full Review ▶

03/03/01
Resident

I lived at this apartment for about 2 1/2 years before leaving Austin. The neighboorhood was pituresque and safe, in fact it´s across the street from an elementary shcool. Full size wash/dry was convenient. Plus the apartment was very clean. They… Full Review ▶

01/03/01
Resident

Helpful staff.
Had upstairs apt, difficult to manuever large furniture up stairway.
Found ungrounded 3-prong electrical outlets, problem was repaired quickly though.
During ice storm, had power out for 36 hours (no heat!), staff was unknowledgable about a fix date, but… Full Review ▶

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Studio1 $ 746
11 $ 716
21 $ 935
22 $ 915

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  • Small Dogs Allowed

  • Large Dogs Allowed

  • Pet Deposit Required

  • Pet Rent Required

  • Some Breeds Restricted

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