6901 East Chauncy Lane, Phoenix, 85054, AZ
Desert Club likes to project a certain air of luxury to the property and succeeds in many ways without being contrived or overt. Apartments have a lot to offer to feel more like homes than repeated units. Pros include: Homes have a very unique design with amazing countertops, especially noticed with the curved breakfast bars. Patios (when available) are large and private. The 24-hour fitness center is spacious and has top-notch equipment. The pool area is spectacular and finely furnished. On the down side, most apartments are carpeted, which is a shame as the vinyl ones are absolute perfection. Most of the open parking is in the back of the complex - an issue for those living near the front of the development. Watch out: A lot of appliances utilize gas, which is subsidized to renters in the monthly rent statement.
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Desert Club is in a corner of several apartment complexes - a very calm neighborhood, though it sits at the edge of transition to commercial property. The neighborhood is always gated, which should never be an issue anyway as the area is very safe and quiet.
|1 bed / 1 bath||715 sqft||$845|
|1 bed / 1 bath||824 sqft||$955|
|1 bed / 1 bath||810 sqft||$975|
|2 bed / 2 bath||1,142 sqft||$1,145|
|2 bed / 2 bath||1,090 sqft||$1,165|
|2 bed / 2 bath||1,153 sqft||$1,225|
Nothing to see here folks... It's better to check out the newer apartments available in the area. Desert Club needs to really think about some updates to their apartments. The complex is 14 years old & the apartments have not been updated since it was built. Because of the many reviews that point out Desert Club is old and is in need of updates in the apartments they are finally starting to put in new appliances but nothing else in their apartments are being renovated. It's like putting a Band-Aid on a serious cut.
I've lived at Desert Club & will not be renewing my lease. Desert Club does not have a smoking policy. You are unable to get into a building that has no smokers. This is important because you can get next to a smoker and you will smell it inside your apartment. If you complain that you can smell smoke in your apartment they will offer you to transfer to another apartment with a transfer fee. All the other new apartment complexes in the area have non-smoking buildings. Smoking is allowed at the pool. On many weekends there will be four or five people smoking cigars at the pool. If you complain about the cigar smokers, management will just say that is it is allowed. Desert Club fails to see the pool area should be non-smoking so everyone can enjoy it.
Desert Club has numerous trash bins around the complex. These trash bins are old and do not have covers. The newer complexes in the area all have covered trash bins. This is important if you do not want to smell rotting trash. With Desert Club not updating to the new covered trash bins the smell of rotting trash in the summer heat of phoenix can be overwhelming. During the monsoon season of July through September the wind is constantly blowing trash out of the open trash bins.
Another reason why I am not renewing my lease, you cannot get fast Internet speeds in your apartment. Newer apartments in the area all have fiber optics going directly into your apartment for ultra high-speed access. Desert Club is not wired for you to get blast high-speed Internet from Cox. You are stuck with low speed Internet because the wiring is copper wiring not fiber optics. Plus with the complex being 14 years old much of the copper wiring has degraded so your Internet speeds will be much slower. If you want to stream TV or do work from your apartment you will want to look elsewhere.
Parking at desert club is unacceptable. Expect frustration. If you're not paying extra for a garage or under a canopy expect to park in the back south west parking lot (read the other reviews about parking and the Managers response) That is the only available parking. When you're carrying groceries from your car to your apartment from this parking lot expect to walk 10 minutes. Not fun when it's HOT outside.