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Frequently Asked Questions

Our comprehensive FAQ section is designed to provide you with quick and informative answers to commonly asked questions. Should you have any additional questions, we encourage you to reach out to us directly.

Apartment Features

All homes at Griffis South Bay have an in-home washer and dryer.

Our pet-friendly apartments offer studio, one, two, and three-bedroom floor plan options.

Balconies or patios are available in select apartment homes.

Community Amenities

A 24-hour fitness center and yoga studio is available to residents of Griffis South Bay.

We have a year-round resort-style pool with cabanas as well as an all-season spa.

Griffis South Bay has a controlled access garage and controlled access gates.

We offer a business center to support our residents who work from home.

Griffis South Bay offers several common areas for residents to hang out and gather including a resident lounge, outdoor lounge, bocce ball court, and year-round resort-style pool with an all-season spa.

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Fees and Deposits

Utilities – Residents will pay the utility provider directly for their use of gas and electric. Community utilities will be charged through a third-party vendor: water, sewer, storm water, trash, valet trash, and green living.

Property Fees

Security Deposit
Administration Fee
Application Fee
Garage Parking Rent
$50 unassigned, $100 reserved
Holding Fee
Storage Rent
Package Acceptance Fee
Pet Deposit
Monthly Pet Rent
Valet Trash Fee
Green Living Fee
Pest Control Fee

Leasing and Payments

Guarantors are not permitted.

Please refer to the terms and conditions for any additional requirements.

Current government-issued photo identification and social security number (if applicable)

Additional documents are required for below-market-rate hopes; please speak with the Leasing Office for more information.

Total household gross income of 2.5 times the rent

Income verification and a credit screening are required.

Subletting is NOT permitted.

Please contact the leasing office to discuss an early lease termination or adding an additional leaseholder.

Yes, residents are required to provide proof of insurance coverage with a minimum of $100,000 liability coverage. We recommend Jetty for an affordable policy that is customized to your needs.

To ensure you're fully protected, please provide us with a current copy of your renter's insurance. If we don't receive this, we'll help bridge the gap by arranging temporary coverage for $25 per month. This ensures your peace of mind is never disrupted. Please share your insurance details with us to avoid this additional charge.

Paying your rent online is quick and easy through our resident portal.

Resident Portal

Paying your rent online via credit card, debit card, or direct debit (ACH) is quick and easy through our resident portal. We also accept e-money orders, personal checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders.

Rent payments are due by the 1st of the month. Late rent payments will incur a fee of $125. Certified funds may be required for late rent payments.


There are several recreational trails near our community that you can explore. Here are a few options:

The Coyote Creek Trail is a multi-use trail that runs along Coyote Creek. It extends through Milpitas and connects to other cities in the region. The trail is known for its natural beauty and wildlife sightings.

The Guadalupe River Trail is another multi-use trail that follows the Guadalupe River. It offers a peaceful and scenic pathways for outdoor activities. The trail passes through Milpitas and provides access to other nearby cities.

The Calaveras Reservoir Trail is located northeast of Milpitas and offers beautiful views of the Calaveras Reservoir and surrounding hills. It's a popular trail with varying difficulty levels and lengths.

Ed R. Levin County Park: While not a dedicated trail, Ed R. Levin County Park in Milpitas features several trails and paths within its boundaries. The park offers a range of recreational activities and picknicking.

The Milpitas Creek Trail is a short trail that follows Milpitas Creek through various parks and open spaces in the city. It provides a peaceful and scenic paths for outdoor activities and some sections offering shaded areas.

Maintenance and Services

Service requests may be submitted through our residential portal.

Resident Portal


We welcome up to three pets per residence. Both cats and dogs are welcome, and we have no weight limits. Breed restrictions apply.

Our community offers pet perks including a treat station, pet leashes, and pet waste bags.