|Recommended: YesGreat location. Maintenance staff is friendly and professional. Neighbors are polite and keep common areas clean. — Beautiful location and very convenient to the heart of Ocean Beach. Grounds are kept and up to date. Complex is quiet and feels very safe.
|Recommended: YesGood location, poor security — Love the location. The units themself are older with corresponding “older” finishes and depending on the unit, limited awkward storage. The maintenance staff is super nice and does a great job, however the weed wackers and leaf blowers right outside your window at 8 00 a.m. is not appreciated, especially if you work off hours. Lastly, for paying as high of rent as we do for a “secure entrance” the gate is often broken and bikes frequently stolen with no response from management besides an update they were stolen. For some reason they refuse to put in a camera which a majority of residents feel would help prevent theft.
|Recommended: YesLocation is nice but security issues — The location and building are nice but there is a security issue when it comes to the gates. I've been here for two months and the front gate has been broken for the last 3 or 4 weeks and because of this lack of security my bicycle that was locked to the bike rack in the courtyard area was recently stolen.
|Recommended: YesI love living here — neighbors are all very nice and respectful for the most part, office staff is nice, love the size of my place and all the storage, great location, very walkable, can get a little noisy with planes, construction and such but not bad
|Recommended: YesClean and quiet — The area is located just right. Close enough to walk or bike ride to so many things to do. The complex is very clean and quiet. The apartment is spacious and comfortable.
|Recommended: YesI love this place — Mary Katherine is great.
|Recommended: YesWell kept and clean. Very professional. — The fountain adds a nice touch to mask other sounds of the complex. Overall, a very nice experience.
|Recommended: YesLove this place — My boyfriend and I moved into a one-bedroom at the Plaza this past Feb and are extremely happy with our choice Location is unbelievable block from OB Pier OB noodle house, and beach. Everyone is super friendly and respectful of your space. Perfect size apartment for two. I would absolutely recommend this Elan and the plaza housing
|Recommended: YesWhen the unthinkable happens. — What appeared to be a normal afternoon came to a hault when a pipe burst on the above apartment. It wasn't too long after when the ceiling of my only bathroom on my pleasant one bedroom unit had collapsed. I called Mary Kathryn our Apartment Manager and within minutes I had their maintenance crew in my apartment assessing and neutralizing the leak. I was unfortunately told by maintenance that the damage was such that I would not be able to use the bathroom until proper remediation would be done. To my happy surprise Mary Kathryn contacted me within minutes to let me know that Elan had arranged for me to stay at a nice 4 Star hotel in Old Town, all expenses and all meals paid until repairs had been completed and a COD was issued for me to be able to go back. This experience in itself sets a great precedence of the A attention to its residents at Elan. The units are awesome, the location is perfect and their superb attention to detail and needs of its residents is very hard to match.
|Recommended: YesGood apartment complex with a great location. — I enjoy living a block from the beach and 2 blocks from OB restaurants and nightlife. The ground are kept clean and management is easy to work with.
|Recommended: YesFOR ME--TOO EXPENSIVE — I REALIZE THE BEACH RENTAL MARKET MAKES THE EXCESSIVE RENT SEEM AVERAGE, BUT TO PAY THE EXTRA UNIT FEES ALONG WITH SDGE PUTS THIS RENT OVER THE TOP. I WAS NEVER TOLD THAT YOU CANNOT GET ANY CELLULAR RECEPTION INSIDE THE UNITS, A HUGE, HUGE INCONVENIENCE AND ANOTHER ADDED EXPENSE FOR A LANDLINE. MY OFF STREET PARKING, WHILE I APPRECIATE THE IMMEDIATE EFFORTS MADE BY THE PROPERTY MANAGER TO ACCOMMODATE MY HANDICAP VAN, IT IS STILL A MAJOR INCONVENIENCE AND SOMETIMES QUITE A HARDSHIP DUE TO THE TENANTS SPOT ON MY RIGHT. THEY ARE PARKING 2 CARS IN THEIR SPOT WHICH PUTS THE 2ND CAR ILLEGALLY BLOCKING THE SIDEWALK AND LEAVING ME WITH NO ROOM TO LOWER MY HANDICAP RAMP TO MY WHEELCHAIR . SO I USUALLY HAVE TO LEAVE MY VERY EXPENSIVE POWER CHAIR SOMEWHERE OUT IN THE LOT WHILE I FIND A PLACE TO LOWER MY RAMP , GET OUT, WALK BACK TO MY CHAIR, ROLL OUT TO WHERE RAMP IS LOWER. WHEN I RETURN HOME, TEMPORARILY PARK, LOWER THE RAMP TO EXIT, LEAVE MY CHAIR UNATTENDED AGAIN . I HAVE THE OPTION OF LEAVING MY PURCHASES UNSECURED ON MY CHAIR WHILE I REPARK, OR I CAN ATTEMPT TO UNLOAD MY GROCERIES, ETC. BY DRAGGING THEM OUT BETWEEN CARS AND TRYING TO LIFT THEM ONTO MY CHAIR. ALL OF THIS IS EVEN MORE DIFFICULT AFTER DARK. JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A QUICK SNAPSHOT. IT IS EXHAUSTING, TIME CONSUMING, AND IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE FACT THAT I STILL HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF MOBILITY IN MY LEGS IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE. NOT TO MENTION I HAVE HAD TO BE PUT IN THE POSITION SEVERAL TIMES TO POLITELY, BUT CLEARLY ASK MY NEIGHBORS TO RE-PARK WHEN THEY MADE MY ACCESS TOTALLY BLOCKED. THIS WAS A DEAL BREAKER FOR ME WHEN I SIGNED THE LEASE, AND NOT SOMETHING I WANT TO BE CONSTANTLY STRESSED OVER OR COMPLAINING ABOUT. I WANT TO SAY THAT I AM VERY PLEASED WITH HOW CLEAN THE APARTMENTS ARE. I HAVE NEVER, EVER, LIVED IN A RENTAL THIS LONG, AND STILL HAVE NOT FOUND A REASON TO CALL FOR ANY PEST CONTROL AND HAVE HAD ALMOST NO REASON TO CALL FOR MAINTENENCE ASSISTANCE. IT IS SO UNUSUALLY QUIET, ESPECIALLY FOR A BEACH PROPERTY THAT I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANY WORKING PROFESSIONAL, AND EXCEPT FOR ONE IRRESPONSIBLE PET OWNER, THE GROUNDS, LAUNDRY ROOM, AND COURTYARD ARE VERY WELL MAINTAINED.
|Recommended: YesElan The Plaza remains my residence of choice — Easy access to the beach along with pleasant atmosphere and helpful staff make this an easy choice to live at