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Bellwether Apartments

1400 Fones Rd Se, Olympia, WA 98501
9%
64
Reviews
9%
% Recommended
50%
City Average
04/16/14
Prospective Resident

I met with the leasing agent, Rose, after a sister property breached our prelease agreement. I came back within twenty-four hours of our initial interaction, and everything that she had told me, (apartment availability, promotional discounts on first month's rent), proved… Full Review ▶

03/06/14
Resident

I dont know what else to say. Everything bad that needs to be said has been said by the tons of other residents who hate this place like i do. They have tried to milk me for every penny they can… Full Review ▶

01/20/14
Resident

So surprised by all the bad reviews. We've been here since June and love it! The management staff has been very professional, especially Brittany, always very kind and helpful. The maintanence men are very nice and good at what they do,… Full Review ▶

08/16/13
Resident

The management people, that Michelle are the worst! They walk artound like they're God's gift to housing, but what a mess they are. The worse place to rent, or liove in all of Washington state1 And, they just don't care. They… Full Review ▶

05/22/13
Resident

If you rent here, you are dumb. 93% of reviewers have already told you not to, and they're right. The materials used are extremely shoddy. In the two years I have lived here, there have been numerous leaks in my apartment,… Full Review ▶

02/25/13
Resident

BY FAR THE WORST IN THURSTON COUNTY!!! Like everyone else has mentioned it looks great when you tour the model apartment they show everyone but living here is a whole different story! They are shady and crooked management with poorly maintained… Full Review ▶

02/19/13
Resident

I currently reside at Bellwether and I will be moving as soon as my lease is up. I don't even know where to begin! My apartment is POORLY maintained by maintenance, meaning the doors come off the hinges almost everyday, the… Full Review ▶

02/13/13
Resident

I live at the bellwether, soon to be moving.These apartments are nothing but cheaply build we moved from Arizona when we arrived or apartment was not ready and were put into a different apartment from the one we were told after… Full Review ▶

07/23/12
Resident

I lived at Bellwether for a year. The apartment itself was redone so cosmetically it looked nice but very cheaply done & it showed. I had ants & these big huge flies that just swarmed your patio & door entrance. Enormous… Full Review ▶

07/23/12
Resident

I lived here in the Bellwether for 11 months. I hated every minute of it. To start off, I was shown a "model" apartment and told that my apartment would look just like that one. When I signed the lease and… Full Review ▶

04/27/12
Resident

Make sure you get a walk through when you move in. I didn't and I'm stuck paying for things that were already messed up when I moved in. This place is shady and will find anyway they can to charge you… Full Review ▶

03/22/12
Resident

i have lived here for a year and a half and this time when my lease is up i am moving. i have had many problems and they have told me to deal with it myself. my washier machine is broken… Full Review ▶

02/19/12
Resident

I'm pregnant and the mold is a terrible problem and they refuse to do anything about it. The 2 nd bathroom ceiling has a corner that's so soggy and moldy i cant believe its still in one piece, I'm assuming water… Full Review ▶

01/09/12
Resident

These apartments were a nightmare for my boyfriend and I. This place is a total and complete waste of time and money. The management would *constantly* (more than 5 times) come in without any acknowledgement. The mold problem was ridiculous. The… Full Review ▶

08/15/11
Resident

I only endured this place for nine months and it was awful!! The only reason we picked it was because they accepted our dog. Big mistake. The best part about it was its location, other than that don't do it! Garbage… Full Review ▶

05/31/11
Resident

I lived at this place for several years... STUCK there was more like it. I could not move out due to financial troubles caused by my ex so I had to re-new my contract to stay. The apartment was crap when… Full Review ▶

05/30/11
Resident

I would never recommend this place to anyone I like. The apartments are covered in mold, everything is falling apart. When you have something wrong such as you have no screens in your windows, or your toilet is broken, they never… Full Review ▶

11/03/10
Resident

The best that can be said of the Bellwether apts is that they are mediocre. The staff can be either be helpful or will not even recognize you as a renter after 8 months. Also, the staff was terrible at responding… Full Review ▶

09/29/10
Resident

When I moved in here, it was a nice place, the staff really nice, nothing wrong. Then about a month after moving in, we had flooding in our apartment. The way they cleaned up when they entered our apartment was horrible.… Full Review ▶

04/25/10
Resident

True, little ones cannot run wild here. They must have parental supervision. I lived in a place prior to this one where they ran amok and were out of control. I believe this policy expectation ensures parents will spend "quality time"… Full Review ▶

04/01/10
Resident

I moved in last month, and the staff has been awesome and friendly. I am a picky person on where I live and how the place and staff are. When I put in a request or work order it is attented… Full Review ▶

03/18/10
Resident

We have been in this apartment for 8 months. During that time we have had the opportunity to expereince the office staff and crew. We are in a two bedroom two bathroom apartment on the ground floor. It has been quiet… Full Review ▶

02/20/10
Resident

If you have little ones DO NOT MOVE to Bellwether Apartments. I received a "noise complaint" no explanation on the notice why only a note telling us to refer to our lease agreement regarding the quite hours of 10pm-8am. If they… Full Review ▶

02/08/10
Resident

I lived here as long as I could take it... But I'd had enough. Maintenance guys are so scary, I didn't want them in my home to fix anything, but of course, had no choice. Office staff were very sweet when… Full Review ▶

01/17/10
Resident

The maintenance staff was quick to fix stuff and very polite. The grounds were very well maintained. I made regular use of the fitness center and the pool during the season. However when my downstairs neighbor moved they redid the apt… Full Review ▶

01/02/10
Resident

The apartments are in need of an update. They never fix anything, just cover it up. They have a mold problem from leaky pipes in the wall that were not fixed in the first place. The staff doesn't care about anyone… Full Review ▶

12/06/09
Resident

Do not rent here! This place is full of mold. The office and maintenance staff are a joke. Repairs in the apartments are terrible. It's obvious where a patch has been made in the walls and ceiling. Texture isn't completely painted… Full Review ▶

07/20/09
Resident

The ONLY thing that made the Bellwether a home & worth living at was Robert Jean the maintenance man who actually cared that you felt at home in your apartment! He had a very respectable work ethic & took pride in… Full Review ▶

07/19/09
Resident

Maintenance steals from your apartments. They would rather smoke weed on the sidewalk than actually do their job. The office staff lies about anything and everything they can. The mold problem here is HORRENDOUS, I think the buildings should be condemned.… Full Review ▶

04/08/09
Resident

The worst place to live. They stole over $700 worth of items from us when we were in the middle of moving out. They say they never entered the apartment or took anything but you can not lock the doors from… Full Review ▶

03/19/09
Resident

1. Unless you like all the extra facilities (two pools, tanning bed, etc.) this place is not worth the price. You will also be required to pay for all of your utilities. 2. Mold will be a big problem unless you… Full Review ▶

02/18/09
Resident

The contract will say washer and dryer but they may not work. the office staff are very friendly unless you ask them to do their job, oh and don't expect a reciept because "I don't have time for all that ".… Full Review ▶

08/24/08
Resident

Please, pass this chance to throw your money away. It is overpriced and the apartments are junk. Bad carpet, poor excuses for appliances, and extremely RUDE staff. They pretend to listen but you can read their body language that they just… Full Review ▶

05/25/08
Resident

Here is the good: while I lived here I had great assigned parking, the staff was helpful, and it was super quiet. Here is the bad: There were spiders, and I got a job in Edmonds,WA. If I had a friend… Full Review ▶

05/22/07
Resident

Me and my room mates lived here from December 2005- June 2007 (we're leaving). I love it here, and if me and my boyfriend could afford it, we would get a one bedroom here. They're beautiful inside and out. Very well… Full Review ▶

03/29/07
Resident

I lived here in 2001 - moved in a few weeks before the Nisqually quake. We had a few cracks after the quake. Nothing structural - just cosmetic. I was asked if we could not worry about them, as the handymen… Full Review ▶

10/14/06
Resident

3600 14th Ave. and 1400 Fones Rd. are both Bellwether addresses. Look at how many car break-ins and theft of autos were reported in the last week.

Has management ever heard of adequate lighting or a block watch? Full Review ▶

09/09/06
Resident

Ah...do NOT get duped into living there. First off, it is next to a trailer park with less-than-desirable people milling around. There is no gate/security, and the first week we lived there, I saw some dude jumping the fence out of… Full Review ▶

08/22/06
Resident

When we moved in many years ago, we were so impressed. The mgmt. made our transition from a house to an apt a pleasant one and couldn't do enough for us.

Then when mgmt changed so did apt life as we… Full Review ▶

08/21/06
Resident

Due to writing guidelines statements, I can
say when my family and I moved here we were
treated perfectly. As management changed, we
were now -----------------------------------.
That is the reason we all moved. I do not
need any lawsuits. Read the blank spaces
with a keen eye.… Full Review ▶

08/11/06
Resident

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04/29/06
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04/17/06
Resident

since i have lived in olympia i have always driven by the bellwether and wondered what it would be like. now having lived there i can honestly say that is it one of the best in town by far!!! from maintenence… Full Review ▶

04/14/06
Resident

Feel free to send any emails regarding Woodspears unfair practices to this email address. We are looking into starting legal action against this company. Your email address, name and information will remain confidential unless you state otherwise. Full Review ▶

04/05/06
Resident

when you have a great product to sell, wouldn't you want feedback from the very people who run and opporate you community day in and day out. you just wouldn't want someone who blew in just a couple of hours a… Full Review ▶

04/03/06
Resident

After working there and living there it sadens me to know that residents actually think that the leasing consultants & maitnance (not the property manager) actually had control of what went on at the property. As for myself, I know that… Full Review ▶

03/30/06
Resident

I wasn't only a resident at the Bellwether, I also worked there. I always tried to be as helpful and concerned with the residents that already resided there, keep my office responsibilities in tip top shape and also welcomed new residents… Full Review ▶

03/30/06
Resident

You've finally decided to conduct mold inspections. All it took was months of complaining. Oh, and that story on KING-5 news. Thanks for nothing.

You should all be fired, then maybe next time you would remember that it's the tenants who… Full Review ▶

03/29/06
Resident

MOLD MOLD MOLD!!! It's every where! It's because of the junk windows and the fact that the dryer pretty much vents into the apartment! Then you're told that you have to keep all the mold cleaned up and any damages from… Full Review ▶

03/28/06
Resident

manager is very rude and hides in her office or dosn't return phone calls. She should not be in charge because she passes the buck down to her other employee's to deal with issues that she needs to handle. The apartments… Full Review ▶

03/15/06
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02/14/06
Resident

I lived at the Bellwether for about two years, and compared to other apartments I lived in , it rated the top. The grounds are beautiful and there is ample parking. I always enjoyed the great activities for the holidays which… Full Review ▶

02/13/06
Resident

I lived at the bellwether for two years and I loved it. I enjoyed the free tanning and hot tub...both were excellent. Maintenance came the same day for the ONE maintenance issue I had in TWO years. They are awesome. Manager… Full Review ▶

02/13/06
Resident

I have been living at the Bellwether for over a year now and cannot understand the comments of some of the previous reviews.
I love my apartment, maintenance is always carried out the same day,I don't hear any excessive amount of noise.… Full Review ▶

02/02/06
Resident

The Bellwether management staff is always friendly and helpful, they always go that extra mile. My apartment is very roomy. My maintenance requests are taken care of the very same day. I really like living here!!!!!! Full Review ▶

06/19/04
Resident

I love the complex, the apartment was spotless when i moved in, and the people were nice. Full Review ▶

06/18/04
Resident

Neighbors with unruly kids
Drug selling neighbors
Small apartments with no cupboard space
Priced well over the local market
Atrocious rent increases at end of lease
Managment that ignores requests and complaints
Landscaping only in the front to make a false… Full Review ▶

06/17/04
Resident

Very overpriced for the size of the units; bathtub enclosure could not be made clean; patches on sink "enamel"; total lack of concern by management for annoying neighbors. Kitchen has zilch cupboard space; no linen closet. They give you a good… Full Review ▶

07/08/03
Resident

I have read all of the other comments about the Bellwether. My apartment was perfect when I moved in here. The parking seemed to be fine. Guess what...NOW, it?s still perfect. I have wonderful, kind neighbors, my own parking space. There… Full Review ▶

06/29/03
Resident

The Bellwether is a place where corners have obviously been cut in order to maximize profits. While the development has a polished and professional look, the facilities are poorly maintained; the management is -- with one notable exception -- rude; and… Full Review ▶

01/22/03
Resident

If you read a good review about the Bellwether, you can be guaranteed that it was written by a member of the Bellwether staff, rather than a tenant. This is honestly the worst apartment complex that I have EVER lived in,… Full Review ▶

11/22/02
Resident

I have lived at The Bellwether for almost three years now and absolutely love it! Bonnie, the manager, has always been a pleasure. Everytime I have had to have something repaired it has been taken care of by the next day.… Full Review ▶

11/08/01
Resident

I have lived at Bellwether for 2 years, and have no complaints. The apartments are great, and the management is first-rate. Whenever I have needed something fixed, it´s done within 24 hours - and usually sooner. I highly recommend living here.… Full Review ▶

11/08/01
Resident

I have lived here for 3 years and I love it here! The property is taken care of and always looks beautiful and well kept. The staff does an outstanding job! I can be in the office at any time of… Full Review ▶

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