AVOID AVOID AVOID!
Horribly managed and overpriced community. Dont let the decent score from sixteen suspicious five-star reviews posted just this month (that praise specific post lake employees by name) fool you! Rent prices at Post Lake are much higher than comparable Orlando apartment communities, even within Baldwin Park. Shop around!
I leased a top floor, corner, lakeview unit from out of state. I was told I had to begin the lease two weeks prior to my arrival in Orlando, because they wouldn't hold the unit till the 1st of the month, even during the slow summer season. Thats $500 I paid prior to move-in for an empty apartment! Then when I arrived, the genius in the leasing office let me know she had turned the A/C on at the beginning of my lease, so the place would be nice and cool when I arrived (so two weeks of A/C in the summer heat). First power bill was off the charts.
Bug infestation, with ants even on the 4th floor. Cheap building construction and horrible acoustics - a neighbor's dog whined and cried all day long, a loud and heart-wrenching noise that filled my apartment (and even echoed into the huge shared parking lot) all day, every day!
You pay extra for trash pickup and shared water, even though there is no private pool. Trash valet is only Sun-Thu nights, and many neighbors put trash in the hallway first thing Friday morning in the orlando heat, leading to a nice stench throughout the building all weekend long.
For all these reasons and more, I gave the required two-month notice and moved out, paying full rent and utilities/community fees through my move out date. Post Lake turned around and rented my unit at a higher rate, and then tried to collect rent and even trash/water fees for the month after I moved out. They held the $250 security deposit I was owed, and then reported me to a collection agency for a $100 balance that was illegitimate. My credit score dropped 70 points as a result.
Do yourself a favor and take a look at other apart
This is am amazing place to live. I worked with Hayli and she was an absolute gem. She took her time to explain all the apartments that fit our needs and waa sweet enough to go and take pictures of what they look like. Hayli made moving in a great pleaure.
My experience with baldwin park has been very dissapointing. Because of me living in PA I couldnt swing by to see the apartments available. HAYLI started sending the # unit available, the price, and pictures of the inside as well as the balcony view linked to the unit.
After seeing 2 different units. I decide to go for the second one she showed me through email pictures. The selling point for me was the balcony was facing some trees and when you looked to the right you could see lake Susanne from a far.
I sign the papers very excited and start planning the movers to get back to Orlando. I get back and even though the apt was the same inside the balcony was facing a wall. The wall from the building next to it.
I quicky messaged Hayli and she wont admit that she should have not sent me the balcony view of another apartment. She insteads tries to upsell me to move to a lake view apt and pay more than $100 a month.
Hayli I am not going to argue with you, but even your coworker agreed that you should have not sent the view of the balcony. She in fact apoligized on your behalf since you were too busy trying to upsell me and didnt even apologize for your own mistake.
I asked Hayli's co worker when will the unit with the balcony Hayli showed me in the picture be available and she said that even if it became available she couldnt give it to me because it is expensive for them. That is very unfair because instead of them paying the price for the mistake they made, I have to pay the price and stare at a wall for 14 months.
Wont be signing the lease after the 14 months and will make sure to share my bad experience with my friends and family whom live or were planning to move to Post Lake at Lake Baldwin.
While the community looks nice on the surface, the operations side has definitely experienced a troubling downhill fall. Unpleasant staff, unclear policies, insanely high fees, a trash "valet" service that is completely pointless but one in which residents are required to pay extra. The property is also experiencing insect and pet issues that they seem to refuse to address. Its really a shame that over a two year period that this complex has deteriorated to its current state.
Joanna in the office was very knowledgeable, and extremely friendly and professional!
TOUR YOUR WAY! We have a tour to fit your needs- virtual, self-guided, or with a leasing agent. The luxury lofts, townhomes and apartments at Post Lake at Baldwin Park in Orland, FL are waiting for you. Enjoy the eclectic neighborhood surrounding you, where you'll find that you're in close proximity to endless nearby restaurants and shopping such as Orlando Fashion Square Mall, Mall at Millennia and Winter Park's Park Avenue. This community features tons of amenities such as a gathering area with a lake view, three pools, a yoga and TRX studio and an urban vegetable garden. Many of our luxury apartments contain granite countertops, walk-in closets and patios or balconies for your own private outdoor space. In addition, all apartments being pet-friendly and including an alarm system for safety. We also offers select apartments for corporate rental, as well as furnished apartments as short term rentals.
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