Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Basic Overnight Quarters Review #7

Which property management company did you use?

Basic Overnight Quarters (BOQ)

What was the approximate START date for your stay?

June 2014

What was the approximate END date for your stay?

December 2014

You stated that you used Basic Overnight Quarters (BOQ).  Where was your apartment located?

Concord in Arlington

Overall Satisfaction
On a scale of 1 to 5, please rate your level of satisfaction with the following:
Overall, how satisfied were you with your location and direct billing option?

Very Satisfied

How likely would you be to choose the same direct billing company next time?

Very Likely

Basic Questions
How much notice did the direct billing program (Oakwood, BOQ, NCH) give you for your housing assignment?

1 month - 3 months

How many family members (including yourself) were on your orders at the time of this housing assignment?
Number of Adults (age 19+): 3

Number of Children (age 0-4): 0

Number of Children (age 5-12): 0

Number of Teenagers (age 13-18): 0

How many bedrooms did your apartment have?


Tell us what your apartment complex and neighborhood had to offer.
Please check each amenity provided by your apartment complex.

swimming pool, work-out facility, covered parking, business center, transportation to and from FSI or Main State, weekly maid service, Indoor pool, pool table, parking garage, courtyard, great rooftop patio with BBQ grills and views of the airport and DC

Please check each item that your neighborhood offered within close proximity to your apartment.

restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, coffee shops, Metro or bus stop, Capitol Bikeshare, Sand volleyball court

How far is the walk to the nearest Metro station?

11-15 minutes

How far is the walk to the nearest ART bus stop that runs to FSI?

0-5 minutes

How far is the walk to the nearest Capitol Bikeshare station?

0-5 minutes

How far is the walk to the nearest car share program (such as ZipCar)?

6-10 minutes

Was the nearest grocery store within walking or driving distance?

11-15 minute walk

Satisfaction Questions
On a scale of 1 to 5, please rate your level of satisfaction with the following:
Size of apartment for your family size

Very Satisfied

Storage Space

Very Satisfied

Quality of "Welcome Kit" provided


Please share what items were included in the welcome kit.

Pots and pans, baking pans, glass mixing bowls, Pyrex baking set with lids, plates, saucers, bowls, mugs, silverware, knives in block, serving/cooking utensils, wine opener, can opener, cheese grater, measuring cups and spoons, hot pads, towels, toaster, coffee maker, salt/pepper shakers, water pitcher, a few Rubbermaid containers, towels, hand towels, washrags, bedding, vacuum, mop, broom/dustpan, safe, small soaps and shampoos for your first night.

Quality of housekeeping services

Very Satisfied

If you ever had an issue with the quality of housekeeping services provided, was the issue ever resolved to your satisfaction?

Not Applicable

Quality of furniture provided

Very Satisfied

Proximity to the Metro


Please name the closest Metro stop.

Crystal city

Proximity to FSI


Proximity to grocery store(s)


Please list the grocery stores near your building.

Walk to Harris Teeter if you need a few things. Mom's is a Very nice all organic store about 5 minutes away. Target, Giant

Responsiveness of program (Oakwood, BOQ, NCH) to service calls

Very Satisfied

Please share any comments you might have regarding customer service and responsiveness of the program to service calls.

Our washing machine went out and because it was a holiday weekend it would take longer to get a new one so they gave us a key to an empty apartment to do our laundry! There were several other instances where they went above and beyond to make sure everything was taken care of. Very wonderful people!

How many times have you stayed with each of the directly billed apartment programs?
BOQ: 1

NCH: 0

Oakwood: 0

Please use this space to share any additional thoughts about this particular direct billing program and the apartment where you stayed.

We were very pleased with our stay at the Concord. Lots of restaurants to walk to. Short drive to movie theater, stores in Arlington, Alexandria, and Pentagon City mall area. Crystal city shops has an indoor walkway to the metro. Crystal Dr. is a great place to walk around day or night. It's a 3 mile walk along the Mt Vernon trail to the Jefferson Memorial, so it is possible to walk or ride a bike to DC. If you don't have much luggage you can even walk to Reagan airport. Also there is a parking garage so you never get wet when it's raining! We did not have pets but it is a pet friendly building :) We would definitely stay here again!!