Sentinel Real Estate Corp
- Management and staff are friendly and professional
What could be better
- Can be unresponsive at times
Recent Sentinel Real Estate Corp reviews
Nice but pricy
Apartments are nice, but not really cozy. High ceilings and large open spaces make it expensive to cool/heat. Location is great as it's close to campus and plenty of food options. Pretty expensive, but technically you're getting a lot of amenities and a good location, so it might be worth it for some people.
Lofts at Lakeview
Lofts at Lakeview is a great apartment complex. It's very safe and one of the closest to Pratt. The staff is really responsive - you can send them emails, texts, or stop by the front office and they'll help in any way they can. All of the common areas are well maintained. All of the entrances/gates (including the parking garage) are locked so you need a fob or code to get in, which prevents any strangers from coming in. There haven't been any noise problems and the residents are very friendly. There are multiple social events each month, most with free food, for the residents. They gym also offers group fitness classes, which is nice. The apartment itself was in great condition- very clean, new amenities, etc. Maintenance has also been very responsive and quick to fix anything in the apartment and common areas. The only downside is that rent is quite pricey.
Friendly Staff, Great Furnishings, Very Close to E-Quad
The Lofts at Lakeview is an upper-middle level apartment complex with very nice kitchen appliances/bathroom furnishings. The maintenance staff is pretty prompt and very friendly, as is the staff in the office. It's an easy 10-15 minute walk to e-quad and it's right next to Chipotle, TGI Friday's, and several other eateries. Free parking, and a decent fitness center with cable machines, free-weights, and aerobics room. There is a pool but it's almost always too cold to enjoy. You are unlikely to hear neighbors on either side of your apartment, but with hardwood floors you are very likely to hear the unit above you. That being said, I definitely recommend the Lofts!
very good apartment that you can walk to Fuqua
- can walk to Fuqua
- very clean
- very quiet
- nice kitchen and private laundry
- have six restaurants near by(TGI Friday, Chipotle, ...)
- at lobby: love printer, Huge TV, Meeting room, and Chilling area( I like to hangout with friends watching sports, playing pool, bringing snack and beer.
- parking indoor
- no supermarket in walking distance
- grocery stores near by are in gas station and It is not safe for woman walking there alone
- rent is quite expensive compare to other apartment (you got walking distance to Fuqua) if you plan to drive to Fuqua, there are some more value apartments to consider
- Leasing officer will require some proves about your income and it is not the same for each customer and each officer making customer confuse
Nice and cozy place
Great facilities, especially big screen TV and coffee machine in the lobby.
As convenient as you can get
Pros: 20-minute leisurely walk to class, locked garage parking, great amenities (24-hour gym, free fitness classes, on-site movie theater, 2 outdoor pools, grills and fire pit, 24-hour complementary coffee/tea/cocoa, organized social events, guest suite can be reserved 2 nights per month, reservable areas for social/work events, package service), quiet, helpful front office
Cons: the student loan budget does not cover rent for a one-bedroom (need supplemental income), maintenance can be a bit slow and lazy, need a dehumidifier in bathroom 6 months out of the year, some pet owners fail to clean up after their pets (including in the hallways, so watch out)
I really love the Lofts at Lakeview. I was initially skeptical because it is more popular to live at S9/B9 but as someone who likes to "get away from it all", it has been great. The apartments are super quiet and it turns out there is a solid Fuqua presence so I've found people to study with. It is also walking distance from Fuqua.
Some things to know: The apartments themselves are really beautiful (probably one of the nicer ones you will see in Durham). The business center is not great--the computers are old and slow and it is nearly impossible to use the printer as a result. I don't see that changing any time soon. However, the facilities in general are really nice and management is very responsive to repair requests. If it matters to anyone, you can also request to have the color of your "accent" wall changed so there is some room for personalization. Also, since it is "loft" style, the one bedrooms don't have doors on the bedroom. It is an open floor plan. 2+ bedrooms have doors on the bedrooms.
Perfect apartment, Perfect location.
Lofts apartments have the little amenities that others don't: a separate glass shower, large walk-in closets, water dispenser on the fridge, etc. It just feels nicer. The common areas are great and never too busy. You literally can't beat the location as it's only 1mi from Fuqua. I considered all local apartments and Lofts is easily the best of all worlds.
Great apartments very close to fuqua
The apartments are very nice, the staff is very friendly, and you can't be any closer to Fuqua.
Close to campus, very spacious apartment, and nice amenities
Lofts at Lakeview is a terrific option if you would like to live within walking distance (15 minute walk) from Fuqua. The apartments are incredibly spacious, with double vanity bathrooms, huge walk-in closets, new appliances, and friendly staff.
Lofts at Lakeview - Married Couple
My wife and I enjoy living at the Lofts for a variety of reason.
The location is walkable and bikeable to Fuqua and being a 1 car couple allows me to not need a car to get to and from school. There are plenty of great food (chain and local) options right near by as well.
There are no undergraduate students in the building and it is mostly graduate students and hospital professionals who live there - its quiet.
The fitness center is pretty good for an apartment complex and is open 24/7. Staff is easy to work with and for the price we feel like we are getting good value (location, community, amenities).
Last thing, the big screen theater room is amazing and great for movies and sporting events.
Great if you want somewhere quiet & close to campus
Fairly pleased with my experience at Lofts. When the weather's nice, it's an easy walk to campus, and if you have a car it's a quick drive (or Uber, otherwise) to the 9th Street area. Large, spacious rooms (though it's important to look at the floor plan closely - we almost got a bedroom that didn't have a door!) with plenty of sun on the lake side of the building, easy to find parking, decent amenities, and a good responsive management. Worth it to ask about deals, we were able to get two months free rent when we first moved in.
My fiancé and I have enjoyed our time at the lofts and only a 15min walk to Fuqua.
Better than expected
I was hesitant to choose Lofts because it is not in keeping with the Station 9/Berkshire 9 trend and I thought I would regret not being near my classmates. The Lofts is the nicest apartment I've ever lived in with an indoor garage and same level parking. There is a good number of other Fuquans living here. There are several Fuquans here who I have become friends with and have also studied with.
If you want a high social level, this isn't the place for you. For me, I find it is the perfect getaway with social options if I really want.
The Lofts is also extremely quiet; I've virtually never hear other noise.
The biggest annoyance is the business management center is essentially not functional. The computers are extremely slow and therefore it's really difficult to use the printer (it's not wireless).
Good for couples / roommates who prefer to uber to the party rather than host the party. Very close to campus.