805 and 819 H Street (across from the train tracks)

The Boardwalk is an 8-unit townhome complex located in 2 buildings at 805 and 819 H Street. These apartments were built on the former site of a plant nursery: Davis Nursery, a retail nursery owned by the Basinger family for more than 40 years. There is a unique gold-tipped variety of Deodar cedar in front (visible in the photo above) which was planted by nursery owner Tom Basinger. The apartments are located directly across the street from the freight train tracks. The freight train comes by a few times each day (much less frequently than Amtrak), typically only during daylight hours. The complex is close to bus lines, bike routes, markets, restaurants, and shopping centers. It's about 10 blocks from UCD campus.

The townhomes have either 3 or 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (depending on the unit). All units have: energy efficient features (i.e. soundproof dual-pane windows, high-grade insulation walls, new appliances), individual indoor washer & dryer, walk-in closets, heating & air conditioning, hi-speed internet (Cat-5) wire to every room, private covered porch area, mature trees, and unassigned parking in a lot. Overflow parking can generally be found in the street.

The following rates were listed here by a Boardwalk Apartments representative:

In 2010, base rent was between $2,000 to $2,600 per month. Rent includes 1-2 parking spots per apartment and city utilities (water, sewer & trash).

However, comments below indicate that management in fact demands additional monthly payments for utilities and for dedicated parking spots, a few of which are covered garage spots. Consider yourself warned.

To learn more about rental housing in Davis, check out our Housing Guide as well as our Apartments pages.


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2015-09-25 13:55:02  The following post is my opinion of my experience at 805 H St. Apt #13: On move in day, the town home #13 at 805 h st had lots holes in the walls, the handrail was hanging off the wall, there was lots of stains in the carpet, a couple of holes in the carpet, some of the closet doors were off the rails, the windows, floors, and kitchen had not been cleaned (even though Ali, the landlord/owner insisted they were professionally cleaned), and the carpet cleaner arrived at the same time as I did o the movers I hired couldn't put anything in my room. Admittedly, Ali did compensate us a little for this by prorating 1 days rent and was apologetic about the state of the place upon arrival. But, during a walk through with him voicing my complaints about the state of the town house he became combative very quickly all while assuring me that he had noted all the damages. I felt that maybe this is not his fault and that the previous tenants were to blame. On move out day he did a walk through with us where he proceeded to blame us for the holes in the carpet and having dirty window sills taking portions of our deposit. California law specifically allows the landlord to use a tenant's security deposit for four purposes: For unpaid rent; For cleaning the rental unit when the tenant moves out, but only to make the unit as clean as it was when the tenant first moved in;214 For repair of damages, other than normal wear and tear, caused by the tenant or the tenant's guests; and If the lease or rental agreement allows it, for the cost of restoring or replacing furniture, furnishings, or other items of personal property (including keys), other than because of normal wear and tear. —tknelson

2016-01-30 14:33:19   The landlord Ali is a complete airhead and has no idea how to manage an apartment complex. More than 3 times in my year living here he has messaged the wrong until about tours and shown up in the morning, 2 hours early, to the wrong unit, and expected to tour the place. In my experience, and as well as the experience of my female neighbors, he will frequently enter the apartment without warning in the mornings in an attempt to fix something, and interrupted multiple people changing. (oh and the things he was there to fix, didn't actually get fixed). One of my neighbors was moving into their place on 9/1, and it was completely disgusting. They brought it up with Ali, and he said that the place had been professionally cleaned, which was complete and utter bullshit. The previous tenants moved out that morning and nothing had been cleaned at all. He said the whole deposit had been used and that they would need to clean the rest. Oh, and he threatened to sue a tenant if they left a bad review on this site. To put it shortly, this guy is a slimy airhead and you are better off renting somewhere else.
Oh and all the comments praising him above are almost certainly him. 



2019-02-02 12:26:36   The area has been under New Management for 3 years now. All units have been updated and again the whole unit itself was built 2006 which is one of the newest in all of Davis and especially the surrounding community here being built in the 60s and 70s making them 30 to 40 years older. We give the tenants the option to have the place either fully patched up, repaired, and new, but also to have as is so they're not as responsible on check out. Out of literally thousands of tenants you are naturally going to have a disgruntled one or two here. —Forrest101