Devou Village Apartments

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Devou Village Apartments

1515 Steffen Court, Fort Wright, KY 41011
(22 Reviews)
$759 - $1,074/mo

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anonymous

Resident 2018

10/5/2018

I have lived here for 4 years now and I am very happy. I originally rented at here because it was the only place that fit my budget. Now that I make more money I still won't leave. The ladies in the office have been great and always helpful when I call with a question or concern. I'll stay here until I find a house to buy.

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    Grandpa50

    Resident 2016 - 2017

    12/14/2017

    Do not move here. The worst management I have ever dealt with. The clubhouse with the gym is supposed to be open until 6pm but the office ladies leave whenever they want. They raise the rent whenever they feel like it. Management is very rude and never resolves problems. Cops have been here many of times in the middle of the night and I'm always being waken up to someone in the parking lot yelling at 2am.

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      Jamie Campbell

      Resident 2017

      8/18/2017

      Don't rent Devou Village Apartments. These apartments are outdated, and maintenance requests, which are needed quite often as everything is so old and broken down, are utterly ignored. For example, the week that I moved in, I requested a repair in the heating/air conditioning because of a loud buzz coming from the unit which was an obvious transformer going bad. The noise was so annoying that I had to switch off the breaker in order to watch television and sleep, every day and night. I even offered to repair it myself if they would just reimburse me. The repair was done after 7 requests, 10 months later. Management, specifically the property manager Gayle is completely unprofessional and extremely rude. I felt like a prisoner living in those apartments. The low rental price does not make up for the terrible condition and Management at Devou village. Take sound advise and pay a little more to live someplace that you like being at and that you don't have to suffer through. Honestly, the worst experience ever.

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        Twolfe25

        Resident 2014 - 2017

        5/13/2017

        I moved in here in July of 2014, it's a great price and lots of room. I'm on the third floor facing the woods!! It's amazing, quiet, and very homey. The units are outdated but still very cute, the appliances are awesome and work good. Managment are all super rude, which is a bummer. The maintenance is a little slow but at least they actually eventually show up and do a good job. I did have a stink bug problem but I mixed lemon extract, peppermint extract, and water and sprayed around the door on the outside, repeat every so often! Works like a charm. Laundry units on each floor which is reasonable priced considering you don't pay for water!! Another great part is that my average Duke bill is $24!! Totally amazing and reasonable. All my neighbors are really nice people. There's never a moment a don't feel safe. Knowing you have to pass a background check to live here is reassuring. Also they do a credit check, so make sure you have good credit before you give them the non-refundable $50- deposit.

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          rjf1970

          prospectiveVisited 2016

          9/14/2016

          Very bothered by their practices. My 18yr. old son who is a father, a full-time student, and has a decent paying full-time job recently looked at and applied for an apartment here. Knowing the $50 application fee was nonrefundable and being quite frugal with his dollars, he asked very pointed questions regarding the likelihood of being approved, if there were several applicants vs. few units, credit expectations, etc. The whole while being reassured he was a shoo-in and the place was his. Then...he went in to the office to pay the deposit and rent and to get the keys to his very own first apartment. How exciting, right? No. He was told very smugly that as he had no rental history he had been denied. This, although he had been quite clear about that fact and was dismissed as being irrelevant. This, although he had been in frequent contact since applying. The moral to my long tale is that it appears as though application fees are accepted from individuals while knowing full well that they will not be rented one of their apartments. Shameful.

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            anonymous

            Resident 2014 - 2016

            9/14/2016

            Consider the large amount of negative reviews before moving here!!! Worst place I have ever lived. Kept to myself, paid my rent on time, never caused any trouble. You would think, Gail, the property manager would appreciate having tenants like this. Instead, every time I had the misfortune of interacting with her she treated me like a ignorant child. You will never get your deposit back so you might as well leave your apartment dirty. My apartment walls had mold growing in through the paint...when I moved out she tried to say that I had smoked in the apartment or burned candles to cause that damage. 1. I don't smoke 2. The most significant areas of mold were in the bedroom where not a single candle was ever burned. You can take one looks at the walls and see the dark areas where each beam in dry wall is and mold is growing on it! I spent ten hours cleaning my apartment top to bottom because I had heard from previous tenants she will try to charge you for ridiculous fees. Big surprise, she still kept my deposit saying that I was responsible for the mold lines on the… See More>
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              anonymous

              Resident 2014 - 2016

              5/27/2016

              My wife and I moved into the one bedroom because of the space and how cheap the rent was. It is very spacious but very outdated, the living space itself is pretty nice. Bad thing is stink bugs are constantly getting in and we never left any doors open. Management is absolutely horrible, worst I've ever dealt with. It's not just me, read other reviews. I would say the worst part of living here for the past 2 years is the Guardian management team. There's a guy they get all their information from and he calls and complains on everyone about pretty much everything. We've gotten plenty calls about trivial things but my favorite was when they asked me why I come home every morning around 4:30 - 5:00 am and I said I work 3rd shift (like that's any of their business) and then they told me my car is distracting people, even though I know it was just the one guy who called about everything else. I asked what about the people who get up to go to work around the same time? Are their cars not a distraction? And they didn't have an answer, they just rudely… See More>
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                erscott26

                prospectiveVisited 2015

                4/26/2015

                I had recently applied with one of guardian managments rental properties for a 2 bedroom apt in devou village. Before submitting my application, I had went over with the leasing agent the criteria for applicants, because the agent told me that they charged $50 non-refundable application fee. My income is almosts 4 times the amount of the monthly rent, plus I have good rental history with the apt I stay in now for over 2 years, and have no criminal history or evictions on my record. Within 2 hours after I submitted my application I was called and told that my credit app was denied due to my credit history, and my fica score being to low. First of all I had just financed a new vehicle and was approved with a good interest rate, and even though I do have a few negative things on my credit report, my total debt isnt more than $1800, and it is currently being paid off. Before I submitted my application I let the leasing agent know of my credit, and asked her specifically if it was something that could affect the decision, because of the amount of money I was putting… See More>
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                  Tony313

                  prospectiveVisited 2015

                  4/14/2015

                  I checked the website before going on a tour and the reviews are TRUE!!!!t This place looks like it has not been touched since the early 70s! The apartment they showed me was filthy, the wood paneling was coming apart from the wall. The bathroom ceiling was sagging too much for my liking. But you can NOT beat 1000 square feet for $550/month.

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                    anonymous

                    Resident 2014 - 2015

                    2/10/2015

                    No doubt is a quit place....but, it's totally outdated, it's always a problem to get stuff fixed, the staff is horrible!!, OMG!! IT'S FEELS LIKE YOUR PAYING RENT TO LIVE IN A PRISON!!! I WISH i can say more stuff....but honestly...DON'T WAIST YOUR TIME COMING TO THIS PLACE!! This place required: New Management (ASAP)!!, APARTMENT UPGRADE (Ones you open the door, it feels like a time machine going back to the 50's), BETTER MAINTENANCE STAFF (The ones they got are completely FAKE!! Bottom Line.....Ain't worth it till Change of Management, Staff, and a TOTAL UPGRADE!!

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                      anonymous

                      Resident 2013 - 2014

                      10/22/2014

                      10/22/14 Terrible place to live if you have a problem good luck getting it fixed. apartment is very outdated, I have lived here or almost a year and my dishwasher has never worked when I asked to have it fixed they say they will have it checked out but never do. Tonight we put our work laundry in the washer and now can not get back in because they changed the lock and did not give any tenant a new key, we called to have them let us in but was told since it was after hours there is noting they can do. What a JOKE we will be gone the day our lease is up.

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                        rockford2012

                        prospectiveVisited 2014

                        6/19/2014

                        TRUE STORY. My mother and I went to Devou Village Apartments today. We went into leasing office and a blond haired woman was sitting at a table in the clubhouse, speaking with who we thought was a possible tenant. She said she would be with us in a moment. Ten minutes or so went by, she ignored us completely. You could overhear she was speaking to a woman about insurance matters, personal matters. We finally got up and walked out, in full view of her. She completely ignored us, did not say anything, nothing. I cannot remember I, or my mother, being treated so rudely and unprofessionally. DO NOT EVEN WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS PLACE! RUDE! UNPROFESSIONAL! if this woman in the office/clubhouse is not the owner, the owner needs to be aware of this and get rid of this person.

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                          jaydog859

                          Resident 2014

                          4/14/2014

                          i stayed at this place for four years. I lived on ground level. MGMT is very rude and you will never get your deposit back. my breaking point was when my apartment overnight became infested with mice from my neighbor. I complained to MGMT daily and threatened to get a lawyer and that was when they patched up holes all behind the stove and counters. The place is quiet and overall rent is inexpensive for 1000 sq ft 1 bd. but alot of old outdated appliances. my kitchen looked like it was from the early 80's late 70's era.

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                            anonymous

                            Resident 2012 - 2013

                            8/17/2013

                            This is not a family friendly community it states in your lease that your kids aren't allowed to rude bikes here, they have a pool but only for kids 3 and the leasing agent is the worst around. There has been nothing but silver fish and Rollie pollies in my apt. I've called numerous time and still here they are. I had a leak in my bathroom ceiling right about my wall Outlet I literally had to call them on 5 different occasions to fix the same leak. They kept leaving notes that they were in my apt and would follow up and no one ever did! I finally had to call and literally let someone have it to get if fixed. I threatened to put my rent in escrow if they didn't fix it and it's finally fixed it just took 4 months. I should have known something was up here when Moved in and in the second week te carpet in the hallway had so much water in it from Where I don't know that I could hear it slosh under my feet. And when the leasing / landlord did my initial walkthrough and told me how… See More>
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                              anonymous

                              Resident 2012 - 2013

                              6/25/2013

                              This is by far the worst apartment that I have ever lived in. I lived at Devou Village for over a year and never complained about anything. Upon moving in there was chip paint, stains on carpet and tons of bugs (giving that it is located next to a wooded area.) Management staff is one of the worst that I have dealt with. Upon moving out they were able to find every reason to why my deposit was not returned. 1)having to repaint the apartment 2)one light bulb was out in the bathroom 3) there was dust on the blinds.. I find it really hard to believe that all of that added up to $500.00... To all those BE AWARE that all tho these apartments are spacious it is def a nightmare especially upon moving..... Good luck, but I would would not suggest these apartments to my worst enemy!! It is such a headache

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                                anonymous

                                Resident 2011 - 2012

                                4/19/2013

                                Lived in this apartment for one year an now I my two kids fianc and I can't get a apartment because of this place DO NOT an I say again DO NOT move here we clean this apartment spotless an they charged us for the stuff we clean but said they had to clean the tracks in the window wher bugs where in which I mind you this place is next to a wooded area they said the the carpet was ruined in the high traffic area they use people here to make you pay for there upgrades.So if you want to throw your money down the drain or if you never want to find a apartment again this would be the place for you. This is my first ever review of a place but how they Handel business at these place I could not sit here quiet an let someone else with a family or by them-self go through what we are right now. So hope this helps any renter considering this place

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                                  anonymous

                                  Resident 2010 - 2013

                                  3/1/2013

                                  I lived in these apartments for 2 years.I never complained, and never had a complaint lodged against me. I paid my rent early or on time every month. When I moved out I took pictures of the condition of the apartment, which was spotless. I also made sure I had a witness.I had heard ------------ the property manager there was notorious for keeping deposits. They charged me 100.00 for cleaning the carpet and 85.00 for general cleaning as well as 8.00 for a nail hole and 22.00 for rings on the stove which were clean but "discolored". My apartment often leaked when it rained hard and the entire building leaked as well, probably a mold hazard. Do not move here unless your willing to throw your deposit money away!!!

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                                    anonymous

                                    Resident 2011 - 2013

                                    1/28/2013

                                    DO NOT MOVE HERE!!! I'm a simple person. It takes a lot to piss me off. It takes a lot to make me angry. Soooo... that being said... I won't complain that the complex as a whole looks like a dirty filthy early 1970's slum. I could care less that the kitchen reminds me of an inner city project house that I see on A&E's "First 48." The toilet screwing up weekly and the daily AC leaks in the summer didn't bother me. And even the fact that I had daily relationships with stink bugs, centipedes, and silverfish didn't influence my frustrations with this place. What really made me uncomfortable? What gave me anxiety and stress?? The management! ------------- is a tyrant! I've read other reviews describing her as rude. Rude?? That is an absolute understatement. She is a dictating tyrant. I'm convinced she and her staff are not good human beings. For the size of a one bedroom apartment, rent was absolutely reasonable. $520 dollars a month more the size of the provided one bedroom apartments is definitely a good deal. I love the location. Parking? No problem. But do not get comfortabe! There is ABSOLUTELY ZERO communication… See More>
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                                      anonymous

                                      Resident 2012

                                      10/9/2012

                                      One word describes this place and thats "SCAM" My friend and I moved into the apartmet a couple years ago and I still hate the management with a passion. Not only were they rude to us because we were younger but we where evicted b/c these old neighboors would make us stuff about us. We found bugs everywere the parking sucks and overall it was a horribal experiance. I would say if we had a ton of parties. But we didn't and they would say we did. They claimed the cops were called on us but it was a LIE! Gayle is the main lady with Gaurdian Management and is unprofessional. PLEASE DO NOT LIVE HERE. I am only one of many stories that I have heard.

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                                        anonymous

                                        Resident 2012

                                        5/31/2012

                                        Horrible

                                        Everyone at guardian management co was so rude! Would never rent through them again!!!!!!!!!! They have weird rules, the dryer on my floor didnt work. You can hear when anyone on your side of the building is taking a shower or flushes their toiltet. The appliances were old. Cabinets were disgusting, bathroom not very clean when I moved in. The worst part was how the leasing people treat their tenants, I think they forgot that we were also doing them a favor by living there. I wish I would have found somewhere else to stay.

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                                          anonymous

                                          Resident 2010 - 2011

                                          4/14/2014

                                          This apartment is not good! The heat broke in the middle of winter and maintenance did not fix it until the next day. The stove and microwave do not heat well enough to cook and they will not fix them. The dishwasher will not clean because it is so old, and they will not fix it or replace it. The air broke five times this summer. This apartment is full of mold. The building stinks horribly when it is hot out. The toilet also broke and they would not fix it either. I would not recommend this place!!

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                                            sidelingscroll

                                            Resident 2010 - 2011

                                            8/10/2011

                                            Pretty Good

                                            Really Cheap for the size, nice open kitchen. Pretty much everything was good. Minor Complaints: -the biggest is that the washer on our floor didn't work, so we had to use the two on the lower floors. There seemed to always be someone in there 'fixing' it, but it would work for another week or so and then... broken again. -the shelving bowed a little bit, especially in the closet where the planks were really long. Pretty minor. -Fitness center/pool closes kind of early. Ah well. All in all a great place. I give it a 9.5/10

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