Frequently Asked Questions | Lake Shore Apartments

What leasing options are available?

​Our leases are typically 12 months, but we do offer a variety of options. Contact us for more details. 

What is an individual lease? Do you offer individual leases & co-living?

We do not offer individual leases (by-the-bed) with co-living arrangements (individual leases with private rooms and shared common spaces). We offer a single lease with everyone on the same lease.

Is there a security deposit and is any of it refundable?

​Yes, the security deposit is equal to the amount of the first month of rent. And yes, the entire deposit is refundable as long as the apartment is left in the condition it was when residents move in. 

Are utilities inlcuded? (Which ones specifically.)

​Residents are responsible to pay their own utilities. 

Is renter's insurance required?

​Yes, renter's insurance is required for the property. For individual renter's insurance, the amount is up to the individual renter for a personal renter's policy.

Can the apartment be listed on short-term rental platforms like AirBnB or VRBO?

​Apartments cannot be listed on short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb or VRBO.

What happens if I need to move out before my lease expires?

​Leases are locked into the contract that you sign before you move-in, you'll need to reach out to the leasing office to discuss this in depth if needed. 

Is there an application fee?

​Yes, the application fee is $70. (Pricing is subject to change.)

Are the apartments cable ready?

​Yes, our apartments are cable ready. Resident sets up their own account with a local cable provider. 

What is the smoking policy?

​At Lake Shore, we are pleased to be a smoke-free community.  Smoking is prohibited in all locations — private and shared. 

Do you allow pets?

​We are a pet-friendly community and have a pet play area for your furry friends! Cats and dogs, age 12+ months and spayed or neutered are welcome. We charge pet rent, have a two-pet limit, and city code breed restrictions apply. 

What schools serve the community?

​Lake Shore apartments is near Terrace Elementary School, Southview Middle School, Parkview Middle School and Ankeny High School. Aneeny Christian Academy is a nearby private elementary, middle, and high school.  

Is there public transportation nearby? What stop is closest?

​We are adjacent to the DART Park & Ride Lot

Do you have grills available on-site?

​Yes! We have an awesome grilling patio available for community use. 

What is the parking situation?

We provide surface parking, and we have garages available as well.

When were these apartments built?

​This four-story community built in 2017 and features 239 apartment homes.

Are the apartments furnished?

​No, our apartments are unfurnished, waiting for  your personal touch and style choices.

What kind of kitchen appliances are in the apartment? Are stoves gas or electric?

​Our contemporary urban-style kitchens feature granite countertops and stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, refrigerator, electric range, microwave, and disposal. 

Are washers and dryers available? Are they in the apartment?

​For your convenience, each apartment has its own washer/dryer setup.

Is there a tub or a shower?

​Bathrooms are equipped with a tub/shower combination setup.

Do the apartments have air conditioning?

​Yes! We want you to be comfortable year round.

Is the apartment set up for working remotely?

​Yes. High-speed internet is available and a second or third bedroom works perfectly as an office setup.