Wednesday, January 28, 2015

National Corporate Housing Review #8

Which property management company did you use?

National Corporate Housing (NCH)

What was the approximate START date for your stay?

August 2014

What was the approximate END date for your stay?

July 2015

You stated that you used National Corporate Housing (NCH). Where was your apartment located?

1401 Joyce on Pentagon Row

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?


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


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

1 week to 1 month

How many family members (including yourself) were on your orders at the time of this housing assignment?
Number of Adults (age 19+): 2

Number of Children (age 0-4): 2

Number of Children (age 5-12): 0

Number of Teenagers (age 13-18): 0

How many bedrooms did your apartment have?


How many pets stayed with you?


How much was the pet fee per pet?

It is a one time fee and I don't recall how much it was.  

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, bike storage room, transportation to and from FSI or Main State, weekly maid service, community/party room, high speed internet, cable or satellite TV, washer and dryer in apartment, holiday parties, happy hours, etc...

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

playground, library, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, coffee shops, Metro or bus stop, car share program (such as ZipCar), Capitol Bikeshare, mall or shopping center, sports fields and a children's spray park are right across the street

How far is the walk to the nearest Metro station?

0-5 minutes

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

Not sure, didn't use

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)?

0-5 minutes

Was the nearest grocery store within walking or driving distance?

0-5 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


Quality of "Welcome Kit" provided


Please share what items were included in the welcome kit.

linens, towels, 2 TV's and DVD players, set of plates, bowls, and cups for 8, silverware, some cooking supplies (but limited), can opener, grater, and extra set of blankets/pillows.

Quality of housekeeping services


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

Very Satisfied

Please name the closest Metro stop.

Pentagon City

Proximity to FSI


Proximity to grocery store(s)


Please list the grocery stores near your building.

Harris Teeter and Costco  (5 minute walk to each)

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


Experience with local school system.

Very Satisfied

What school(s) did your child(ren) attend?


Please elaborate on why you were or were not satisfied with the school(s).

Arlington County preschool options are amazing via the Parks and Rec Dept.  They are very reasonably priced and the teachers are fantastic.

How many times have you stayed with each of the directly billed apartment programs?
BOQ: 0

NCH: 1

Oakwood: 0

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

The staff at 1401 Joyce are wonderful.  They know my children and dog's name and welcome them each time.  The building is extremely dog friendly and was not afraid to have a German Shepard mix like Oakwood.  The gym is fantastic and the party room/bbq area overlooks the skyline of DC.  It is beautiful.  

The neighborhood is great for walking around and there is so much to do here.  Pentagon Row shops/restaurants, Fashion Place Mall, and one of the best Arlington County Parks located right across the street.  It has 2  parks, spray park, sand volleyball court, basketball and tennis courts, 2 soccer fields as well as nice paths to walk.  

I would live here again without any hesitation.  The apartments are well kept, large, and the furniture is great.