San Matera The Gardens
Resident · 2005 - 2015
I moved in to San Matera despite the negative reviews and unfortunately found the previous reviews to be true. The management, security, and staff ignore violations by some residents and persecute other residents for the same. I've seen neighbors spend a whole day fixing their cars in the parking lot but the moment I take items out of my car to organize it a security guard pulls up. I have seen children run wild and blare music at the pool without supervision (not allowed by rules) but those relaxing with a book are asked to display amenity card. Beware of the lack of pest control. There is rat feces on the stairway that has been there for weeks. Management doesn't account for the connection between units - if one unit has a pest problem so do the neighboring units due to shared walls, gaps under doors, and water/air outlets (e.g. dryer) but management won't address problem. The upsides: location (near beach and interstate), quiet (at least where I am), lots of dog owners, general aesthetics. The guy who does the nightly trash pick-up is the nicest employee I have encountered so far: efficient and friendly.