Varela Westshore Apartments, a Northwood Ravin Signature Community, in Tampa, Florida, offers the best balance of convenience, comfort, and style. Our 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartment homes include washers and dryers, granite kitchen and bathroom countertops, tiled kitchen backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, balconies, built in wine storage and 10 or 11 foot ceilings. Community amenities include a 25,000 square foot clubhouse with a resident wine vault, demonstration kitchen, hot tub, cold plunge pool, resistance pool, private resident offices, two private spa treatment rooms, two private music practice rooms, two-story 2,500 square foot exercise facility including separate weight and yoga rooms, and so much more. Varela Westshore is located five minutes from the Tampa International Airport and Hyde Park. Your new apartment home is also close to Hillsborough & Tampa Bay, University of Tampa, International Plaza and Bay Street, Downtown Tampa and Raymond James Stadium.
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My wife and I have lived here for years, and we love living here. It's crazy to see all the negative reviews with complaints about noise and the staff. Living in an apartment, noise is expected. Knowing this, the tenant should be proactive and not live directed underneath someone. The staff can't control how loud someone stomps or children running around so you can't blame the leasing office because you didn't use common sense.
The staff here are super friendly and professional. I've never encountered the staff being rude. I treat them with respect, and they treat me the same.
Varela Apartments has some of the best amenities in any apartment faculty in the area. I've compared every single apartments in the area and we have the best options for health and wellness.
I've seen a lot of improvements over the years, and I'm very pleased to be part of the community. No apartment complex is going to be perfect no matter where you live, you have to decide what's best for you. I love Varela apartments because we get a bigger than average modern square footage apartment with great staff and the best amenities for a lot less than apartments in the area including Channelside and downtown.
Youre good for nothing
First off I would like to say DO NOT LIVE HERE!!! I have already been here for a few months and I cannot wait for my lease to end.
Whatever you do, do not live in this disgusting, sleazeball run apartment.
In terms of carpet, I hope you like stains, because the carpets in the hallway will most likely have a bunch! The carpets are supposedly cleaned however the stains are only hiding in the pad, waiting for your feet to walk over them before they pop up. The stains are mostly dog poop, and there are many. Enjoy!
This complex should be considered Dog Poop heaven because it is literally everywhere in the hallways.
However, before you sign a lease you will find the most polite, friendly and helpful people. After you sign a lease you will find the rudest, least helpful, lying and rude group of people imaginable. I, like the others here actually DREADED having to deal with them.
This place has paper thin walls like hearing F-18's cutting through your phone calls? Like hearing every toilet flush, every baby cry, and dozens of children screaming? This place is perfect for you.
DO NOT RENT HERE!!! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!
I just moved to Varela a few weeks ago from out of state and cannot say enough about how positive my experience has been! I didn't get to see the inside of my apartment until my actual move in day and it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The finishes are super nice and everything was clean and ready when I arrived.
The office staff has been very friendly and communicative, checking in every step of the way. I thought moving from out of state would be super stressful, but the girls in the office ended up making it really easy.
The amenities here are unlike any place I've seen - wine storage, two pools, resistance pool, hot and cold dipping pools, hot tub, tanning bed, game room, demonstration kitchen, massage/spa rooms, huge dog park...the list literally goes on forever. The pool areas and parking garage are always super clean. I constantly see maintenance out and about working, and they're always friendly, too.
I'm also really glad Varela is managed by the company that actually OWNS the building. I've lived at places where new management comes in and takes over, and now I won't have to worry about that happening.
If you're looking for a place to call home in Tampa, I would highly recommend Varela Westshore!
Worst application experience ever!
The assistant manager was rude and non-professional to an extent that made us feel she personally doesnt want us to stay at Varela Apartments.