Ottawa Creek offers country calm
Separated from Lake Michigan Drive by a grassy field, the peaceful atmosphere of Ottawa Creek Apartments provides students a prime environment for relaxation after the hustle and bustle of school.
“The quiet and serene country setting that surrounds OCA is the perfect location for residents to unwind after a busy day of classes and studying at Grand Valley State University,” said Terri Ainslie of the complex office.
But residents are never far from the fun of commercial strips, if that’s what they’re looking for.
The apartments are located about a mile from GVSU, within walking distance of Peppino’s Pizza, Dairy Queen, PNC Bank and the Allendale Goodwill store.
Residents enjoy access to a full basketball court and picnic area, as well as free basic cable and DSL hookup, water, trash pick-up and parking. Each building also has coin-operated laundry machines.
Ainslie added that the complex offers large apartments with lots of closet space and big balconies.
GVSU student Katie Lihan is living in the Ottawa Creek apartments for her third year and said she has had only good experiences.
“The rent is reasonable, especially considering the size and condition of the apartments,” Lihan said. “In fact, the owners have been very helpful whenever I’ve had any problems. They’ve been very willing to work with me to straighten things out.”
The helping hands and accommodating staff members have helped make the student’s housing experience a positive one.
“I would have to say that the best part about living here is the office staff,” she said. “They are really good with their tenants and are extremely helpful. I quite honestly don’t have any complaints about the last three years I’ve been here.”
Residents can choose between one-year and nine-month leases. One-year leases include a one-bedroom, no balcony room for $600 per month; a two-bedroom, no balcony room for $720 per month; a two-bedroom apartment with a balcony for $770 per month; and a spacious one-bedroom apartment for $650 per month. All prices are per unit.
Nine-month leases include a one-bedroom, no balcony room for $650 per month; a two-bedroom, no balcony room for $850 per month; and a two-bedroom apartment with a balcony for $890 per month.
Ottawa Creek Apartments is currently offering $200 off the first month’s rent on a two-bedroom apartment when the renter brings in the ad. The offer expires May 4, 2013.
For more information about the complex, call 616-453-9190 or visit www.ottawacreek.com.