WHAT: Coventry Glen Apartments at Valley Lakes, Round Lake RENTS: 1 and 2 bedrooms from $700-$1,095 AMENITIES: Heated outdoor pool, clubhouse, fitness center, cyber cafe, business center INFORMATION: Call (847) 740-2300; www.rmk.com $825 and 2-bedrooms range from $1,050 to $1,095.
Apartments have in-unit washer and dryer, patios or balconies, walk-in closets, gourmet kitchens, luxury baths and wall-to-wall carpeting. Each home offers a work station (a small computer nook) with six-line telephone outlets and accommodations for high- speed Internet access. Individual garage spaces with remote controlled openers are also available.
Finding a large apartment was also important to Smith and Kiddie. One-bedroom apartments at Coventry Glen have from 710 to 782 square feet of space and 2-bedrooms have 1,100 to 1,200 square feet of space.
“This is my first time living with my boyfriend and I wanted enough space for us and the pets. Our apartment is very large,” Smith said.
“I also like our apartment because even though we’re on the second floor, we have a private entrance from the ground floor,” she said. “We also have a corner unit and we have views of a forest area and the development.”
Renters at Coventry Glen also enjoy amenities such as: heated, outdoor pool; sundeck with gas grills and a fitness center (use included in the rent). Other amenities include a clubhouse, cyber cafe and business center with computers, fax machine and copier.
“The business center is wonderful and so useful,” Smith said. “Being a nursing student, I have to print out syllabuses for classes. As a nursing assistant, I have to fax in timesheets, so I use the business center all the time.”
Christine Kneeland, property manager for RMK, the management company, says location is one of the best features of Coventry Glen.
“We’re not located in a high traffic area like Gurnee or Vernon Hills,” she said “The complex is off the main road and it’s quiet and beautiful here.”