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226 Oceana

226 Birch Lake Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(1317 Reviews & Surveys)
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"It was great. Very professional. All questions answered. Love the look and the cleanliness" ...
$1,381 - $1,950/mo

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226 Oceana Reviews

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4.1 rating

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Resident 156368

Verified Resident 2013 - 2015

5/29/2015

It's had its ups and downs. But it is definitely better now that Erin is office manager. I would recommend this to a friend, even though we are trying to move out and find a home. The Jets are a little annoying because they fly at all hours of the night.

    Manager

    5/30/2015

    226 Oceana
    Thank you for the recommendation! We love hearing back from our residents, and feedback like yours helps us to know what we are doing right. Thank you so much for making Colonial Village at Harbour Club your home!
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    Resident 154520

    Verified Resident 2015

    5/20/2015

    We have not been pleased with this community in general to many issues, that out weigh being this close to the ocean definitely not worth the money. Issues inside the apartments include lack of upgrades old windows the draft and leak they do not properly shut, the kitchens are at least 15 years outdated the counters are so bad they've chipped and have no shine left to them, the paint used leaves residue and marks easily bathrooms are dingy chipped with floors warped and you can feel holes under your feet theres no security in the buildings being safety locks both for the min entry way and apartment doors the air conditioning and heat work on a sometimes basis the balconies are loose and unkept. Outside there's potholes everywhere old lines the landscaping goes uncared for unless in front of the clubhouse better fencing is needed or extra steps are needed to prevent the fence jumpers from the section 8 and homeless shelters we are surrounded by three constant theft.

      Manager

      5/21/2015

      226 Oceana
      We apologize any difficulties you have experienced since living at Colonial Village at Harbour Club. Please visit us in the leasing office or call us to discuss your concerns as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to your continued loyalty with us at Colonial Village at Harbour Club.
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      anonymous

      Resident 2011 - 2015

      5/8/2015

      I would never recommend Anyone to these apartments. I lived here for 4 years. The location is great other then living right next to the HOOD. Rent went up every year. Water and sewer bill is crazy 140 dollars a month. Parking is ridiculous 30 dollars for a reverse spot not a good place if u wanna save money

        Manager

        5/11/2015

        226 Oceana
        We sincerely apologize for your unfortunate experience with your home, as the satisfaction of our residents is our top priority here at Colonial Village at Harbour Club. Feedback like this helps us evaluate and make improvements where necessary. If you would like to discuss these issues further, please come by the leasing office or feel free to give us a call.
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        Resident 148099

        Verified Resident 2015

        4/20/2015

        When my dryer was not working properly on the day we moved in, I called the staff immediately and Jasmine put in a work order to have it completed at once. I couldnt be at the apartment for them, but when I came home i was pleased to have a working dryer again :)

          Manager

          4/21/2015

          226 Oceana
          Thank you so much for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and we are thrilled that you chose to make Colonial Village at Harbour Club your home.
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          Resident 146328

          Verified Resident 2010 - 2018

          4/9/2018

          I've lived here for a considerable time. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. I recently moved to be closer to work. I would recommend this community for anyone that is looking for an affordable apartment in the Virginia Beach oceanfront area.

            Manager

            4/11/2015

            226 Oceana
            Thank you so much for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and we are thrilled that you chose to make Colonial Village at Harbour Club your home. Please stop by or call the leasing office to discuss any concerns or to make suggestions. Thank you for being a loyal resident!
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            Resident 146013

            Verified Resident 2008 - 2015

            4/29/2015

            Needs to be more stricter on pets and up today's on smoke alarms and hallways need twirl my steps at top is cracked need more man power just need to have more things checked out and lower the water bill or deal with a different water company is better

              Manager

              4/10/2015

              226 Oceana
              Our team here at Colonial Village at Harbour Club would like to apologize for the high water bill. We have a high standard of excellence, so we are sorry these standards have not met your expectations. We encourage you to stop by the leasing office or call us to discuss your concerns further.
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              bawilcox

              Resident 2013 - 2014

              4/8/2015

              Run while you still can. Worst experience of my life. I couldn't even stay for the entire lease. Rent was a different amount each month, your water bill is shared, there are roaches EVERYWHERE, kids running around in the middle of the road, cops outside everyday, IT WAS HORRIBLE and I will never go back. I truly believe it should be shut down.

                Manager

                4/10/2015

                226 Oceana
                We are so sorry that you had a negative experience here at Colonial Village at Harbour Club. We appreciate your feedback, as it helps us learn of ways we can improve.
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                Resident 144650

                Verified Resident 2015

                4/3/2015

                Great experience ,staff members are friendly and professionel,good community.staff members was very helpfull so their is no complaints.quiet and friendly neigbours,great community to live with.clean complex so we are happy to be here

                  Manager

                  4/4/2015

                  226 Oceana
                  Thank you so much for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and we are thrilled that you chose to make Colonial Village at Harbour Creek your home.
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                  Resident 141272

                  Verified Resident 2014 - 2015

                  3/16/2015

                  This place is the cheapest 3 bedroom you will find closest to the oceanfront, and believe me its cheap for a reason, neighborhood is horrible, Windows in every building leak air and let in all cold air in winter, so your power bills will be sky high.

                    Manager

                    3/17/2015

                    226 Oceana
                    I want to thank you for offering your feedback on the conditions here at Colonial Village at Harbour Club. We take pride in maintaining a pleasing environment at Colonial Village at Harbour Club, and we apologize that your experience was not so. Please stop by or call the leasing office anytime to discuss any concerns or to make suggestions. Thank you for being a loyal resident!
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                    Resident 141265

                    Verified Resident 2015

                    3/16/2015

                    The leasing agents and other staff are courteous and trustworthy. They answer any questions you have and aren't condescending! The maintenance staff is fast and explains things well also. I am really enjoying living here. The amenities are great.

                      Manager

                      3/17/2015

                      226 Oceana
                      Thank you so much for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and we are thrilled that you chose to make Colonial Village at Harbour Club your home.
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                      Resident 140579

                      Verified Resident 2015

                      3/12/2015

                      The office staff and maintance staff are very friendly and make you feel very welcome. The apartment is very comfortable. The only problem is the airplane noise and the water is not hot enough. I would definitely refer people to live here. Bye

                        Manager

                        3/13/2015

                        226 Oceana
                        Thank you for the recommendation! We love hearing back from our residents, and feedback like yours helps us to know what we are doing right. Thank you so much for making Colonial Village at Harbour Club your home!
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                        Resident 138173

                        Verified Resident 2015 - 2017

                        5/22/2017

                        It's not bad, except this storm water fee and bill fee. Never paid that crap until new owners took over. Also you need to police the parking alot stricter. I see several cars without parking permits and a white truck that hasn't moved for 2 months and the inspection sticker expired in March. Also residents have been parking in visitor parking.

                          Manager

                          3/4/2015

                          226 Oceana
                          We apologize any difficulties you have experienced since living at Colonial Village at Harbour Club. Please visit us in the leasing office or call us to discuss your concerns as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to your continued loyalty with us at Colonial Village at Harbour Club.
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                          Resident 137173

                          Verified Resident 2014 - 2015

                          2/25/2015

                          Office staff and maintenance staff are all very professional and of the charts in knowledge of their jobs. The complex is keep very clean, snow and ice removal from sidewalks are taken care of very promptly which benefits the safety of the customers and their family. Parking is nice, the parking permit system is very useful in keeping lots from being overfilled and helps keep the lots safe. The area around the dumpsters are always clean and free of debris. Location of mailbox and the cleanliness aroun the area is always nice and within a short walkof my unit. The Internet access at the lease office for customer use is an very convienant amintity. The washer and dryer unit cakes equipt with my apartment is very functional. I also have used the resident laundry rooms in the complex to larger loads and the resident laundry rooms are always very clean and never over packed with people.

                            Manager

                            2/26/2015

                            226 Oceana
                            Thank you for the kind words about Colonial Village at Harbour Club! We are so happy that you decided to join us here! Thank you again for the positive feedback, and please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay with us even better.
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                            Resident 133055

                            Verified Resident 2015

                            2/6/2015

                            the staff is really friendly and do a great job. my neighbors were very friendly and introduced her self. She told me about the school and a little run down about the area. I REALLY HAPPY ABOUT THE MOVE I WISH THE PAINTERS WERE MORE CAREFUL WITH THE PAINT

                              Manager

                              2/7/2015

                              226 Oceana
                              Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy that you decided to make Colonial Village at Harbour Club your home! Thank you again for the positive feedback, and please continue to let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible.
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                              anonymous

                              Resident 2013 - 2014

                              1/31/2015

                              Lived here for a year and a half and can't wait to leave. The jet noise is so terrible that I sometimes can't hear my tv (but they make you sign a waiver so you really can't complain). There are tons of roaches. We keep our apartment very clean but every time someone moves in or out there's a new wave of disgusting bugs. We've tried those bug bombs, sprays, etc. and nothing has worked. Infrequently management sends around a sprayer but the guy spraying said the spray they use is mostly water anyway. We have friends in other apartments here who have the same complaints about the roaches. It's disgusting. Halfway through our lease they switched up the office staff which was really quite a shame. The new staff seems more focused on painting this crap hole and hiding the dumpsters instead of actually solving any of the issues here. The list of problems/broken things we did when we first moved in were never fixed the entire 18 months we've stayed. If they offer you one of the apartments next to the kid "playground" be prepared for the noise and lack of parental supervision. High school kids would hang out… See More>
                                Manager

                                2/2/2015

                                226 Oceana
                                We take our residents' feedback very seriously and we apologize that your experience at Colonial Village at Harbour Club has been satisfactory. Our entire team works hard to provide outstanding customer service, and we hope you will stop by our leasing office so that we can resolve any concerns as soon as possible.
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                                Resident 125228

                                Verified Resident 2015

                                1/27/2015

                                It's a great place to live, I have no complaints...I will like to get a dog soon and I love the fact they're no restrictions!!! My apartment is very spacious and the ceilings are high. I love that because I am tall. Nice washer and dryer and the carpet is brand new. Doesn't get any better

                                  Manager

                                  1/28/2015

                                  226 Oceana
                                  Thank you for the kind words about Colonial Village at Harbour Club. We are so happy that you decided to join us here! Thank you again for the positive feedback, and please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay with us even better.
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                                  Resident 118351

                                  Verified Resident 2014 - 2015

                                  1/18/2015

                                  I have had so many issues in the short time I have been here it hard to even explain. I have had 6 maintenance issues in 4 months 2 of which still have not been fix and another is being looked at a 2nd time. The office staff puts on a friendly face but isn't too helpful.

                                    Manager

                                    12/19/2014

                                    226 Oceana
                                    We love hearing back from our residents, and we apologize for any difficulties that you have experienced while living at Colonial Village at Barbour Club! Please stop by the office at your earliest convenience to discuss any concerns that you may have. Thank you for making Colonial Village at Barbour Club your home!
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                                    lalato

                                    prospectiveVisited 2014

                                    12/10/2014

                                    Worst complex in virginia beach!!!!! Place needs to be shut down. the staff is extremely unprofessional. Will talk about you behind your back so your stay will be a nightmare. Refuse to do anything about situations. Infested with roaches. Drug dealers around.

                                      Manager

                                      12/19/2014

                                      226 Oceana
                                      Providing our residents with the best possible hospitality and service has been a guiding principle here at Colonial Village at Harbour Club. We apologize for the less than favorable service you received. Please do not hesitate contacting us to discuss any issues or concerns you have, and thank you for making your home here.
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                                      Resident 116122

                                      Verified Resident 2014

                                      12/5/2014

                                      I chose this community for a few different reasons, mainly that there are no breed restrictions on dogs. I love that I'm close to the beach and other amenities of the surrounding community. The people I've met here, both staff and residents, have made a bad situation bearable, and I think this will be home for quite awhile.

                                        Manager

                                        5/12/2017

                                        226 Oceana
                                        Thank you so much for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and we are thrilled that you chose to make 226 Oceana your home.
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                                        Resident 110048

                                        Verified Resident 2012 - 2014

                                        11/3/2014

                                        Staff is great, the apartments are ran down and need major updating like the cabinets and the appliances. Also the carpet could be updated and the walls could be stripped of their 50 layers of paint and painted once.and the apartment entry way need to be fixed they are horrible

                                          Manager

                                          11/4/2014

                                          226 Oceana
                                          We really appreciate and value your feedback. We apologize for any difficulties you have experienced and would love it if you would call us in the office to discuss these issues. We take your concerns very seriously and will be happy to see what we can do to make your home here better!
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                                          Resident 107839

                                          Verified Resident 2013 - 2014

                                          10/24/2014

                                          Not good, too load, Upstairs aptartment extremely loud and this was with three different Tennant's so it needs floor silincing material , I forget what its called. Gun shots care common at Atlantis government housing right behind us. Jet noise pretty bad. Kids from other neiborhoods cut through the area and the pool not very clean most of the time.

                                            Manager

                                            10/25/2014

                                            226 Oceana
                                            We really appreciate and value your feedback. We apologize for any difficulties you have experienced and would love it if you would call us in the office to discuss these issues. We take your concerns very seriously and will be happy to see what we can do to make your home here better!
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                                            Resident 107816

                                            Verified Resident 2014

                                            10/24/2014

                                            It's quite other than the jets. The neighbors are nice, everyone keeps to themselves. The park could use swings. And people should clean up after their dogs but other than that it is a nice place to live. There is plenty of parking and it's close to everything.

                                              Manager

                                              10/25/2014

                                              226 Oceana
                                              Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your feedback and we are thrilled that you chose to make Colonial Village at Harbour Club your home.Thank you for bringing this suggestion and concern to our attention. Our goal is to provide our residents with a clean, comfortable and safe living environment at Colonial Village at Harbour Club, and we apologize for the inconsistency you've experienced. We welcome you to stop by the leasing office to discuss this issue in more depth at your convenience.
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                                              Resident 101095

                                              Verified Resident 2014 - 2016

                                              1/29/2016

                                              Love the community - love the office and maintenance staff - like being close to the beach and there is lots to do in the area.. grounds are kept nice - only complaint is that some dog owners do not clean up after their animals.. nice neighbors!!

                                                Manager

                                                9/26/2014

                                                226 Oceana
                                                Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy that you decided to make Colonial Village at Harbour Club your home! Thank you again for the positive feedback, and please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible.
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                                                Resident 100300

                                                Verified Resident 2014

                                                9/23/2014

                                                The apartment community is a nice quiet neighborhood, the many speed bumps is damaging on my shocks coming and going from the community, and some of the fees in addition to rent seem like extra ways to get more money such as the trash fee and the pest fee, I have yet to see them do any kind of spraying and they don't seem to clean the grass areas of trash, in front and behind the buildings

                                                  Manager

                                                  9/24/2014

                                                  226 Oceana
                                                  We really appreciate and value your feedback. We apologize for any difficulties you have experienced and would love it if you would call us in the office to discuss these issues. We take your concerns very seriously and will be happy to see what we can do to make your home here better!
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                                                  Resident 97905

                                                  Verified Resident 2012 - 2014

                                                  9/15/2014

                                                  The staff is attentive and quick to help resolve any problems that may arise. Maintenance always fixes any problems within a reasonable amount of time and always act in a professional manner. I would definitely recommend this complex to anyone looking for a place to move.

                                                    Manager

                                                    9/16/2014

                                                    226 Oceana
                                                    Thank you for the amazing recommendation! We love hearing back from our residents, and feedback like yours helps us to know what we are doing right. Thank you so much for making Colonial Village at Harbour Club your home!

                                                    Floor Plans & Pricing

                                                    1 Bedroom

                                                    Pelican

                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath | 795 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,381

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                                                    2 Bedrooms

                                                    Mallard

                                                    2 Beds, 1 Bath | 795 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,454

                                                    5 Available Units

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                                                    3 Bedrooms

                                                    Herring II

                                                    3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,089 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,890

                                                    5 Available Units

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                                                    Disclaimer: Special, prices and availabilities subject to change.

                                                    epIQ Ratings

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                                                    The epIQ Index gives you an accurate and authentic understanding of what life at a community is like prior to signing a lease, using a familiar letter grade & report card format.

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                                                    Community epIQ Grade

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                                                    Renter Ratings

                                                    A-

                                                    Review Ratings

                                                    Noise

                                                    3.7

                                                    Grounds

                                                    3.9

                                                    Safety

                                                    3.4

                                                    Office Staff

                                                    3.9

                                                    Maintenance

                                                    3.6

                                                    Neighborhood

                                                    4.4

                                                    Survey Ratings

                                                    SatisFacts™ Tour Survey

                                                    SatisFacts™ Move-In Survey

                                                    SatisFacts™ Maintenance Survey

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                                                    Review Count

                                                    B+

                                                    Number of reviews in the past 365 days

                                                    13

                                                    Manager’s Review Engagement

                                                    A+

                                                    Percentage of reviews responded to

                                                    100.00%

                                                    Manager’s Review Reply Time

                                                    A-

                                                    Average time to respond to reviews

                                                    3.85 days

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                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    Pets
                                                    • Cats Allowed
                                                      Fee: $300 ~ 500. Rent: $25. Restrictions: We welcome 2 pets per home. There is a $350 pet fee for the 1st pet and $150 for the second. Pet rent is $25 per month. Aggressive breeds are restricted. Please call our leasing office for more pet policy information.. Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    • Dogs Allowed
                                                      Fee: $300 ~ 500. Rent: $25. Restrictions: We welcome 2 pets per home. There is a $350 pet fee for the 1st pet and $150 for the second. Pet rent is $25 per month. Aggressive breeds are restricted. Please call our leasing office for more pet policy information.. Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    Other
                                                    • 24-Hour Management Availability
                                                    • Credit Card Payments Accepted
                                                    • Electronic Payments Accepted
                                                    • On-Site Maintenance
                                                    • On-Site Management
                                                    • On-site Leasing Office
                                                    • Online Payments Accepted
                                                    • Online Payments Accepted and Resident Portal
                                                    • Online Resident Services
                                                    • Pet-Friendly Community
                                                    • Pre-qualified Renter's Insurance Available
                                                    • Resident Social Events
                                                    • e-Payments
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                                                    Leasing

                                                    226 Oceana, a beautiful community located off of Highway 264 and 9 blocks away from the beach. Some of the amenities include a beautiful clubhouse, sparkling pool, and a fitness center. Your on-site management staff will exceed your expectations and offer you great customer service. We are available for virtual tours and online leasing!
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                                                    Office Hours

                                                    • Sunday: Closed
                                                    • Monday - Friday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
                                                    • Saturday: Closed
                                                    This community is managed by

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                                                    Questions & Answers (1)

                                                    Bravo1466
                                                    Asked on: 02/05/2018
                                                    Q: Are pit bulls allowed in these apartments?
                                                    Manager

                                                    02/06/2018

                                                    226 Oceana
                                                    A: We do not have a breed restriction nor do we have a weight limit. Please stop by our leasing center so we can go over what we could offer you here at 226 Oceana as a valued resident. Thank you.

                                                    Frequently Asked

                                                    Based on 1317 number of votes by renters, 226 Oceana is currently rated 4.1 out of 5 stars.
                                                    226 Oceana is rated 3.9/5 stars in our renters grounds survey, which is considered average. The grounds are okay, but could use some improvement.
                                                    226 Oceana is rated 3.6/5 stars in our renters maintenance survey, which is considered average. The maintenance team is sometimes slow to respond or not fully effective in resolving issues.
                                                    226 Oceana is rated 3.7/5 stars in our renters noise survey, which is considered average. The noise level can sometimes be disruptive, but not to a significant extent.
                                                    226 Oceana is rated 3.4/5 stars in our renters safety survey, which is considered below average. The complex has significant safety concerns that need immediate attention.
                                                    226 Oceana is rated 4.4/5 stars in our renters neighborhood survey, which is considered good. The complex is located in a generally safe and desirable neighborhood with good access to local attractions and services.
                                                    226 Oceana is rated 3.9/5 stars in our renters staff survey, which is considered average. The staff is sometimes unresponsive or not fully helpful in addressing resident needs.
                                                    Managers have responded to 100% of their community reviews in the past year.
                                                    Managers have replied within 3.85 days to their community reviews in the past year.
                                                    Pegasus Residential
                                                    Cats Allowed
                                                    Fee: $300 ~ 500
                                                    Rent: $25
                                                    Restrictions: We welcome 2 pets per home. There is a $350 pet fee for the 1st pet and $150 for the second. Pet rent is $25 per month. Aggressive breeds are restricted. Please call our leasing office for more pet policy information.
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    Dogs Allowed
                                                    Fee: $300 ~ 500
                                                    Rent: $25
                                                    Restrictions: We welcome 2 pets per home. There is a $350 pet fee for the 1st pet and $150 for the second. Pet rent is $25 per month. Aggressive breeds are restricted. Please call our leasing office for more pet policy information.
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath
                                                    2 Beds, 1 Bath
                                                    3 Beds, 2 Baths
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                                                    226 Oceana is a 795 - 1,100 sq. ft. apartment in Virginia Beach in zip code 23451. This community has a 1 - 3 Beds, 1 - 2 Baths, and is for rent for $1,381. Nearby cities include Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, and Suffolk.

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