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DO NOT LIVE AT CARRIAGE COVE!
Firstly, the Carriage Cove cleaning checks are terrible. I am a clean person and I have no problem with the concept of cleaning checks. The problem is that it doesn\'t matter how well you clean, they will find something or just make something up so that they can charge you to \"clean it.\" The only problem is that large majority of the time, the cleaning lady doesn\'t actually clean anything. It\'s a huge racket and an easy way for her to make some quick cash. It seems that because a large number of tenants know that no matter how well they clean, they\'re going to be charged, they just give up cleaning. Because the cleaning lady doesn\'t actually clean, things get really nasty. Things get touched up on the surface but are ultimately dirty and gross.
In addition to rent, you\'ll be forced to pay for internet service. You do not get to choose your provider. Each tenant is charged $15 per month (Which means you\'re collectively paying $60/month) for mediocre internet. Huge rip off. They will also shut off the internet for every tenant if one of your roommates illegally downloads. I had to live without internet for a week because one of my roommates was downloading movies and tv shows.
At the end of winter semester my roommate and I moved apartments within Carriage Cove. This was done to accommodate Carriage Cove and came at the expense of our time and effort. In return, they didn\'t charge us a \"moving fee\"! What a bargain! NOT. Turns out they moved us into a messy, dirty, gross apartment. By the time I was finally able to get out of my contract and move, the apartment was much cleaner than it had been when we moved in. As a result, Carriage Cove took significant sums from our security deposits for \"cleaning\". Makes sense right?
Carriage Cove also includes an \"Nonrefundable fee per contract\" clause in the contract which amounts to $75. So you can just automatically kiss $75 of your security deposit goodbye. Just because.
In conclusion, Carriage Cove will nickle and dime you every chance they get. They\'re dishonest because they know they can get away with it. Do not live there unless you enjoy being ripped off in a variety of ways.
I rented from fall 2014 through summer 2015.
The apartments are good size, cheaper rent, fun ward good people, but TONS of unnecessary/OVERPRICED FEES. (overpriced parking, impossible cleaning checks, internet "increase", changing room fees (they do nothing to help), Keep almost all of deposit, laundry fees...ect) If you get home past 12AM, good luck finding parking even if you got a pass. If you'd like an honest opinion of their management, it's awful. I had rare contact or issues with them, but they always seemed annoyed if I had questions, as if I was bothering them. They were disrespectful to myself, roommates, and parents. They gossip and talk through other people rather than coming to you. They try to find ways to prevent helping out a resident if it makes them go out of their way. They are hypocrites when it comes to keeping their own rules. They say "only student and/or institute goers are allowed to live here by law". HALF the ward just works. They denied people wanting to buy my contract 2+ times because people did not meet this standard. And when I confronted them they said, "we were not aware of this." I do NOT recommend this place because of the people you'll have to deal with. ....p.s. the carpets are covered in hair, they "deep clean it" another FEE...still hair.
I lived here starting in Fall 2012. Carriage Cove has really nice apartments, and everyone has private rooms. Cleaning checks are a bit tough, but they're only 3x a year (once a semester) and that's the reason the apartments are in such great shape. Parking is never a problem. Ever. People tend to be most social at the beginning of semesters, but there's always people in the hot tub or playing volleyball.
The landlords are also really nice as long as you're reasonable. They helped me a lot when I had a conflict with someone I was moving in with. They send us reminders about rent, throw a lot of fun activities, and even drop off cookies at each apartment around Christmas time. I'm very satisfied with my time here.
I rented from fall 10 through winter 11.
Great location if you attend UVU. Apartment was spotless, nice people. Hottub sucked. Doesn't work. Not as social as I would have liked it to be but good enough. Lots of students attend UVU. Private room was spacious and I loved it! Tons of room. The apartment was very spacious and nice set up. All in all I give it about a 8 out of 10.
I rented from winter 11 through spring 11.
Carriage Cove isn't paradise in Provo, but I really liked it. All of the rooms are private, and it's nearly impossible to find a better rate. My rent was $325/month, but it's closer to $280 if you have a year-long contract. Also, the apartment's are really nice--if there is anything wrong, you tell management and they fix it quick. And you never run out of parking. Ever. So nice.
I guess other people have had bad experiences with management, but I liked them a lot. They were quick, they knew my name, and they tried to accommodate me. I don't know many complexes where they e-mail everyone on the second of the month reminding you about upcoming activities and to pay your rent.
It's not a party complex, but I still had a bunch of friends from the ward that I knew. It's a nice place, and there were usually activities going on somewhere. It is a bit farther from BYU, so most people have a car. Overall, I really liked this place.
I rented from fall 10 through winter 11.
I loved living here. Reasonable pricing, great, office management, very clean and loved having my own bedroom and vanity. Read your contract.. there are no shady parts. what you sign up for is what you get. I would DEFINITELY recommend this place to anyone!
I rented from fall '06 through summer 11.
The administration sucks and will bleed you dry. I honestly believe the administrator pockets the fees. They charge for everything under the moon and we all have seperate contracts . I was charged $95 fee and 35 cleaning fee because other roomates didnt remove their items. I asked them about it and the administrator said, " there was stuff there and we didnt know who to charge so we charged everyone" they act like they are doing favors to everyone and the tentants pay rent. I can only take my belongings not that of an assigned roomate who you dont know or even talk to due to school and work life. You have to beg to have repairs done my door was broken a year.
Parking they wait until 1 min after to tow your car
The only good thing about this place is the apartment quality and the private rooms. The social life sucks and the management is ridiculous. I paid #320/mo, but they slap on parking fees ($25/semester) and internet fees ($12/mo), so it's not that great of a deal. They tow right at 9, so forget about friends coming over...
And cleaning checks are RIDICULOUS!!! I accidently left one thing dusty and the landlord failed my WHOLE cleaning check, then charged me so she could dust that one thing. TOTAL ripoff. I'm glad I'm leaving for the summer, because this place is a ripoff. Unless you move in with friends, it's lame to live here.
I rented from winter 11 through winter 11.
Honestly, I love Carriage Cove so much. I was saddened to read some of the negative comments. The apartments are decent (especially compared to some of the other housing near BYU) and the private rooms are a great factor. 2 showers/toilets and a private vanity for each tenant also makes it worthwhile. Granted, the cleaning checks are rather ridiculous, and it is hard to pass (though...I have passed my cleaning checks 2 out of the 3 times I have lived here...PLUS if you are around when they clean, you can manage to fix something without getting charged.) The year round hot tub is great as well as the seasonal pool (that is heated, mind you, during the cold beginning of spring!) is a lot of fun and a lot of people hang around there. You can meet some great people there. My ward has honestly been one of the best wards I have ever been apart of. It is extremely social....There seems to be always something going on...The bishopric is absolutely outstanding and fabulous and the people are just so great. I really can't say enough great things about my ward and about my experience thus far at Carriage Cove. I have lived here a year and just signed another year contract! I would recommend it to anyone!
P.S. The 277 I pay a month is for a year round contract, just FYI.
I rented from spring 10 through spring 11.
The management is DISHONEST. They will tell you anything to get you to sign a contract. They charge you fifty dollars a month out of your deposit for "wear and tear" on your apartment, and no one ever passes their cleaning checks. They also come up with random charges that everyone has to pay, like repaving the parking lot, which should be part of their cost of business. When I checked out, the manager didn't show up for my scheduled check out time, and I had to go out to work, later I went back to the office and she lied and said that she was there on time and I wasn't and that she failed me because I wasn't there. I got less than half of my deposit back and I was only there a semester. A lot of people move there to be "forgotten", and the ward isn't very social. This place should lose their BYU contract, with all of the stuff going on with tenants and the dishonest management. Parking is atrocious, the spots are tiny and if you have a friend over, they will have to park at least a block away, if they can find a place to park, or they will get towed at nine, and they skip booting.
I rented from fall '09 through fall '09.