08/18/2017The Cottages of Bradenton
I've been here about two months now. I was sent here from Cross Breeze Care in Sarasota for assisted living. What I've now been told by outside health organizations is that this facility is classified as " a locked-down dementia unit". I am not a flight risk, and yet the doors going outside are locked. And am told by outside staff at no one's available to take me over to the office in the other building, and I'm not permitted to go it alone. And neither do I have dementia! I'm 60 years old, my brain's working fine. With a few exceptions, there is a lot of hostility coming from the staff here. Most hate their jobs it seems.The things you do need help with, such as with me to get my contact lenses RX from a fairly recent exam from a private doctor. I'm told Mobile Vision comes here in Thursday's. And that they'd be able to get the RX. Nobody seems to know what's going on. Now I'm told they come once a month, but nobody knows when that day is it how I can be sure to see them.II'm out of here ASAP! I do not recomend this facility unless you or your family member truly has a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's, and is not safe at home and needs to be safe.
I lived here for a couple years and seen property managers come and go, some nice, some not. I'm so glad my lease in up in less then 2 months. Maintenance when they do come to fix a problem, it takes them weeks and it is never done right. They make promises that she never delivers on. They also makes up rules as they go on. This was once a nice place for the price, but now is riddled with drug dealers, plus drug paraphernalia everywhere. EX: Empty drug baggies, and even used needles that I saw 2 times in the last 60 days. Plus empty beer bottles all over the place. This is suppose to make myself and family feel safe here. .The upkeep is terrible. I haven't had pest control in over a year. I live on the 2nd floor and the walls are so thin, I can hear my neighbors full conversations. Not to mention, if the people above me just walk normally I can hear every step. I'm so glad my lease is up in 54 days from today, and yes I am counting down. My family and I do not fell safe anymore, and my 6 year old son should not grow up in an apartment like this. I will never come back and I will take this as a lesson. Everything is not what it seems. Cops are here 3-4 times a week. They even changed the name to Oasis because Belmont Apts has such a horrible reputation, but for some reason checks are still made out to Belmont. If this place was to get inspected there would be so many violations. I can keep going and going. When you come and look at these apartments expect the red carpet treatment. Once you sign your lease and have your 1st problem, please do not say you were not warned. People who have been here years are moving because of these problems and the new management team that took over that replaced the old one. Ask them for the corporate number and you will never get it. The only reason I am giving it a star is because you have to and it does not even deserve a star. One more thing make sure your cars and doors are locked as so many break ins happen here.There is only 2 reviews on this page and both negative which includes this one. On the link I am going to provide there are 23 reviews about Belmont and 22 are negatives. Just type in Belmont Park Apts Bradenton Fl with the link belowhttp://www.apartmentratings.com/.....Do more searching to find more negatives. My advice if you come look at a rental here before you leave and if you get a chance see if you can find a tenant and ask them.
Warning: be worned if you are going to rent here do not signing anything (lease/pointless forms) before checking out the unit itself, take photos and document the condition of everything. Also keep documents of everything I got screwed over with legal fees and court fees? Really?! Dont ask why, not even the property servicer could explain that to me. When we moved out we got a letter stating there was a microwave missing fyi none of the untis come with one, plus they charged us for broken towel racks that were never broken, only loose which were loose before moving in. I recieved compliments on how well I kept the unti even by their own inspectors I even cleaned the unit before left it in excellent condition and am being charged $378 for "damages" and other "msc. Fees" I can't imagine how much i'd owe if it was in bad condition besides that, the manager is horrible, needs immediate termination i have no idea how she has a job with that attitude and the way she treats residents. The units are roach infested and contain mold, they make you sign a mold form that states YOU are responsible and at fault for it and they will not fix it themselves. They scam people when their suppose to give low income an equal opportunity to have decent living, they abuse of this. You have been warned. Please read other reviews and articles about this complex before determining wheather its worth it because you will find out. Unfortunately when I moved in, there were yet anyone to review about them.