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Newport at West Beach (formerly Gentle Gale)

3222 69th Street, Galveston, TX 77551
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54%
City Average
10/02/14
Resident

DO NOT LIVE HERE!!! The old lady manager is heartless and treats people like crap. She will probably be nice when you are looking but wait until you get in. For one thing there are roaches all over and it takes… Full Review ▶

04/09/14
Resident

We have lived here for years, and when the new ownership took over everything went to heck. We are moving out next month thanks to it. Misty is the new office manager here, and I honestly can't tell if she is… Full Review ▶

12/20/13
Resident

Stay away!!! New management sucks, they can't handle anything. While we lived there they would always have mix up with our account. We moved out 2 months ago and yeah we are still waiting for our deposit back, they said it… Full Review ▶

12/07/13
Resident

Everything was good until management changed over. Since then, we've had multiple break ins, several cars broken into, and even guns pulled on people right outside their apartments! There is no longer a feeling of safety and I hope anyone looking… Full Review ▶

06/04/13
Resident

STAY AWAY! The new management can't seem to manage much of anything. It took them almost a week and a half to fix my account and put back a credit that should have been there previously. The woman we first spoke… Full Review ▶

06/04/13
Resident

New management is the worst ever. Manager is rude, arrogant and treats residents as crap. For your own good, stay away. Full Review ▶

06/04/13
Resident

Overall I like the place but the new staff is less than helpful, lacks follow through and doesn't really seem to know what they're doing. Fortunately I only have to deal with them on a very limited basis so it's not… Full Review ▶

05/08/13
Resident

This property is under new management. They seem nice enough...time will only tell though. Hopefully they don't fall short of the "----- & -------" standard of doing things I've become so acquainted to. Would've been nice to have a heads up… Full Review ▶

04/01/13
Resident

Does anyone know where Marla and Claudia are? I am moving back to Houston and would like to go where they were. I hear thay are not at newport any longer (which is a shame) and would like to go with… Full Review ▶

11/13/12
Resident

I moved to these apartments after having owned my own home for the past 5 years and I moved here from another state. They made my move-in process super easy. Transitioning from living in a house to living in these apartments… Full Review ▶

04/18/12
Resident

I have to write a review of this complex because we recently gained a maintenance man (Cedric) that is wonderful! But I understand he's just filling in until a permanent lead maintenance man is hired. I just hope someone has the… Full Review ▶

03/11/12
Resident

Marla is amazing! I've lived here for 2 years and it's so nice and quiet. We are great friends with our neighbors who are so nice, and the landscaping is great too. We did have a problem with loud neighbors below… Full Review ▶

02/10/12
Resident

I've lived here for several years, it is a nice place to live. It is an older place but very well kept. Quiet and small number of units keeps it quaint... Considering the choices it's been pleasant. and still affordable. Friendly… Full Review ▶

12/14/11
Prospective Resident

I recently visited friends here with my small Yorkie as I am looking to relocate to the Island from the mainland. My friends have been touting the place as the one I want to live but after walking the property as… Full Review ▶

11/10/11
Resident

I have lived at this complex for over a year now. It is well kept and clean, relatively quiet neighborhood. They are quick to fix any problems that may arise, always eager to assist. Definitely recommended. Full Review ▶

01/27/11
Resident

I have been living at Newport at West Beach for about 8 months. It is a nice and quiet apartment. The apartment is old but management is wonderful. Marla is the apartment manager. I highly commend how fast jobs or works… Full Review ▶

04/11/10
Resident

I have lived at Newport at West Beach for about 8 months now. I have been very happy with my apartment. The front office staff is very nice and works really hard to take care of any problems that arise. I… Full Review ▶

02/23/10
Resident

This place is now called Newport at West Beach, not Residence. Could be why the other ratings do not reflect what it is now. I just wanted to say that as a current resident for the past 3 years, I have… Full Review ▶

09/01/09
Resident

We lived at this apartment complex for several years and, at first, it was pretty nice. The atmosphere began to change when Newport Property Ventures (spelled Alex Rodriquez) bought the property. The first indication of changing times was the cancellation of… Full Review ▶

07/23/08
Resident

I've noticed other people up here mentioning the "painted showers". When I first moved in I noticed the shower wall had one area that had a different texture and slightly lighter color than the rest. I thought nothing of it thinking… Full Review ▶

06/30/08
Prospective Resident

I have never lived at The Residence at West Beach; however, I have toured it several times before deciding to move to the Club of the Isle. I know own a home in Clear Lake just for the record and do… Full Review ▶

06/20/08
Resident

Lovely quiet place but don't expect any help if you live here. Many people that I know at the complex also complain about the same old things. No maintenance!!!!!! Good luck if you choose this place. Full Review ▶

06/18/08
Resident

Pros: 1. Conviently close to: Seawall, Walmart (could walk there- not recommended if your a female unless you carry protection- too many shady characters walk up and down 69th), Valero (again with the shady people thing)... 2. Has pool and jacuzzi… Full Review ▶

05/03/08
Resident

Newport at West Beach is a great place to live- the size and location of the complex make it very convenient - it is within 2 minutes of grocery stores, restaurants, not to mention the seawall is about 2 blocks away… Full Review ▶

02/29/08
Resident

For a year there has been no cleaning of this complex. Droppings are everywhere. Don't put your hands on the railings. Not hygentic at all! Management does not respond to maintenance calls. They will write your trouble call on a sticky… Full Review ▶

01/19/08
Resident

I have lived at this complex (now called Newport at West Beach) for 1 1/2 years so far and I have to say that I love it. I have been very satisfied with my apartment and with the service that I… Full Review ▶

01/13/08
Resident

This place is ok but way to expensive.The fees are really high for everything, for instance the pet FEE is 300 dollars and non refundable unlike most apts. pet DEPOSITS.This is also the first apt complex I have ever seen without… Full Review ▶

12/28/07
Resident

The ratings listed on this site are not quite updated, nor accurate. First off, the complex is now known as "Newport at West Beach". For the price, it's really not that great. Extremely noisy and the floors are uneven in many… Full Review ▶

05/25/07
Resident

I moved out of these apartment rather abruptly about 4 years ago due to some personal and financial situations. I had originally moved in when West Beach first opened. I loved my first 1BR apartment. I needed to xfer to a… Full Review ▶

05/16/07
Resident

After living in Houston for a couple of years, my fianc and I had to move down to Galveston which we initially were reluctant about due to horror stories about sub par apartment complexes and awful property management.
After researching and… Full Review ▶

04/15/07
Resident

I went to tour these apts twice...I loved it so much when I went to see them on my own that I just had to go back and have them show my mother the apartments since they were so nice. I… Full Review ▶

08/19/06
Resident

My wife and I currently live at the Club of the Isle, which is going to be converted to condos, and will be moving to The Residence at West Beach next June. I have toured this complex twice and I should… Full Review ▶

08/16/06
Resident

The walls are extremely thin. The smoke detectors would go off in the middle of the night. They kept my deposit. These apartments are overpriced. Full Review ▶

04/19/06
Resident

We recently moved out of Residence at West Beach due to relocating cities. We really, really miss it there. It has such a community atmosphere. Like any apartment complex it has minor problems i.e. noisiness/thin walls, inconsiderate neighbors can move in.… Full Review ▶

04/19/06
Resident

My wife and I spent 2 years at R@WB, now called Newport at West Beach. We are leaving only because we are moving to another town. It is a very pet friendly, people friendly community. The maintenance was always fast and… Full Review ▶

01/23/06
Resident

I haven't lived at Residence, but I would have if there would have been an apt available when I was wanting to rent. They are pretty full right now, but I can see why. The grounds are beautifully kept, the buildings… Full Review ▶

09/18/05
Resident

The best part about West Beach is the friendly office staff. I have lived in various apartment communities, and none get close to the customer service at West Beach. The apartments are nice. The grounds can be better maintained in my… Full Review ▶

06/26/05
Resident

I have lived in this complex for 2 years. The staff is wonderful. I feel so safe and at home with each of them. Repairs are made so quickly and everyone is so helpful. They spoiled me because my apartment was… Full Review ▶

06/16/05
Resident

I think the customer service is excellent. The community is just the right size, not too big. I like it here because they know who I am and they work hard to make sure I am happy living here. The cable… Full Review ▶

06/15/05
Resident

We had a lg 3rd flr apt. It was spacious, had ceiling fans and crown molding in the living areas. The only drawback was the kitchens are tiny. Full Review ▶

04/28/05
Resident

The walls are textured like the ceiling, I can hear anyone walking by outsind, and I had to put up super dark curtins to blockout the lights. Yet, the grounds are super nice, their is a hot-tub, the staff was nice,… Full Review ▶

03/23/05
Resident

The walls are VERY thin. They took my deposit, even though I left the place looking good. Parking is horrible. The property manager failed to mention that the building I was in burned down awhile back, or so I hear at… Full Review ▶

01/13/05
Resident

I have always lived in apartments and by far this is the greatest community that I have lived in. The employees are wonderful and will do almost anything for you (with in reason). Full Review ▶

07/13/04
Resident

Good location, and they tried to make the apts look nice with new paint, etc. Havn't moved out yet but major issues with bugs, mold and pests. Parking is bad. workmen are replacing carpet a lot (they roll it out in… Full Review ▶

05/03/04
Resident

I lived here for 1 year with two cats. The staff and maintenance was the best I have ever met. We cleaned our apartment before we moved and not only received our apt. deposit, but also our pet deposit. I would… Full Review ▶

04/06/04
Resident

The best maintenance staff ever, great management Full Review ▶

03/17/04
Resident

Now called "Residence at West Beach" these apartments have gotten a recent face lift. BEWARE: don?t move here if you have a pet!!!! The office staff will make you pay to replace the carpet upon move-out (at almost $1K!!!!), whether your… Full Review ▶

10/21/03
Resident

EVEN THOUGH THE COMPLEX IS NO LONGER NAMED GENTLE GALE ANY-MORE, THIS IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE THE STAFF AND MAINTENANCE WAS GREAT WHEN I WAS THERE. I HAD TO MOVE BECAUSE THEY HAD BEEN ORDERED TO REMODEL BY THE… Full Review ▶

01/28/02
Resident

GENTLE GALE WAS THE GREATEST PLACE TO RENT FROM IN GALVESTON. THE MANAGER THERE IS THE SWEETEST AND MOST PRIFESSIONAL OF MANAGERS IVE MET. THE PLACE IS TRANQUIL AND BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS TOO CAN BE FOUND HERE. I GIVE IT A THUMBS… Full Review ▶

05/26/01
Resident

This place may cost a bit more in rent than other places in town, but the rooms are considerably larger. The maintenance crew is very personable and ready to help you with whatever you might need. The front office is ok,… Full Review ▶

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Units

BedsBathsEstimated Rent
Studio1 $ 821
11 $ 796
21 $ 980
21.5 $ 1841
22 $ 1079

Amenities

  • Cats Allowed

  • Small Dogs Allowed

  • Large Dogs Allowed

  • Pet Deposit Required

  • Pet Rent Required

  • Some Breeds Restricted

  • Laundry On-Site

  • Laundry in Units

  • Laundry Connections in Unit

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