Friday, May 9, 2008

Welcome to 251 House Rules.




If you've been wanting to:
  • save gas
  • forget about the hassles of traffic congestion
  • walk to the Cayce Riverwalk about a quarter mile away
  • live closer (5 minutes drive time) to your work in downtown Columbia, SC or school at the main USC campus
  • have easy access to the Vista (5 minutes drive time) and to Five Points (10 minutes drive time) shopping and entertainment districts
  • live within 6 miles (15 minutes drive time) of Columbia Metropolitan Airport
  • live within 7 miles (19 minutes drive time) of Fort Jackson
  • live in either:

    • a safe, secure, private room with access to a private hall bathroom (** depending upon availability) or
    • a Master Bedroom Suite with your own private bathroom, walk-in closet and second floor balcony (** depending upon availability)
  • live in a clean, brand new construction home
  • live in a quiet, safe, secure neighborhood
  • live with roommates who are fun and easy going
  • and more...
then look no further than to your new home on 251 Naples Avenue.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Room(s) Available



The photo above is of the dining room and kitchen on the first floor common area.

All bedrooms are on the second floor.

These room(s) are available for month-to-month leases:
  • All rooms are occupied.
These room(s) are available for short-term stays via Airbnb.  Please note availability via the Airbnb calendar for each room:


To enable an orderly transition for those roommates on a month-to-month lease agreement, when one or more rooms become available, the roommate currently residing at 251 with the highest seniority, in terms of the highest cumulative duration of stay in their current lease agreement and any prior consecutive lease agreements, gets first choice as to which room they want to relocate into.  If he or she declines, then the roommate currently residing at 251 with the next highest seniority is offered the available room(s).  This continues until all roommates currently residing at 251 have been offered the available room(s).  Only then is the offer extended to a prospective roommate not currently residing at 251.  

To be notified of future room availability for month-to-month room leases at
251 Naples Avenue, Cayce, SC 29033
please subscribe to the 251 House Rules email list.

Click on this "Room(s) Available Elsewhere" link for other rental options in the area.


Thank you for your interest.

Version: 2.58 Updated: 08/02/2020

Dorm Room Details




Here are details regarding the Dorm Room.


Location:

251 Naples Avenue.
Cayce, SC 29033
Second Floor Northwest.

Dimensions:

10ft 7in x 10ft 2in (room)
5 ft 4in x 3 ft 4.5in (closet)

Amenities:

  • One window on North wall 
  • One window on West wall
  • Blinds on all windows
  • One Spectrum HDTV Standard Receiver
  • Ceiling fan with light fixture
  • Central air conditioning and heat
  • Closet with shelf
  • Phone jack (Occupant pays separately for phone service)
  • Bathroom (shared with one other person occupying the Guest Room)
  • Smoke alarms in every room
  • Utilities (electricity, gas, trash pick up and water) are all included
  • Commercial washer and dryer
  • High speed 100 mbps wireless internet (WiFi) access is included

Furnishings:
  • Classic Solid End Bunk Bed set includes 2 Twin Size bunk beds.  One bed is a trundle bed that conveniently stores under the other. 
  • One Classic Wall Unit with Drawers for storing clothes, etc.
  • Two plastic storage units with 3 shelves each.
  • One portable table 72in by 24in.
  • One cushioned office chair.
  • One cushioned chair.
  • One LED desk lamp.
  • One Westinghouse flat panel high definition color television.
The following linens and bedding accessories are included:
  • 2 pillows
  • 3 sets of twin size bed sheets
  • 2 sets of pillowcases
  • 2 comforters
  • 1 wool blanket

Photos:

Here is a link to photos of the Dorm Room and of the entire house.

Video:

Price:

$450 security deposit is due upon signing a rental agreement. The entire amount is refunded to you after your rental agreement is terminated and no damages are assessed.

Effective May 1, 2020, the month-to-month room rate is $18 per day, with the entire month's rent due on the first day of each month for that month's rent.  Partial months, based upon your move-in and move-out dates, are prorated at the same daily rate.  

Payment:

Click here to process your security deposit and Dorm Room rent payment through the eXcesS Capacity marketplace, operated by the 251 Owner.

Terms:

Rent is month-to-month with at least 2 weeks advance notice prior to vacating greatly appreciated.


Dorm Room Rental Option:

Since the Dorm Room has 2 twin sized [bunk] beds, 2 people could occupy this room. You, as primary person, could split the monthly rent with a secondary person [paying $275 each]. In this rental option, the primary person is solely responsible for locating, and retaining, a compatible secondary person to share the Dorm Room.

The room rental agreement is written naming only one primary person, who is responsible for the full security deposit [$450] and the full monthly rent payment [$550]. In the event the secondary person vacates the room, then the primary person is still responsible for making the full monthly rent payment [$550]. Should the primary person vacate the room and the secondary person decide to stay, then a new rental agreement would be written with the secondary person now becoming the primary person responsible for the full security deposit [$450] and the full monthly rent payment [$550].

Scenarios.
You want to live in an affordable room in a beautiful home and you have a budget? Then here are some scenarios. Which one is best for you?
  • Scenario 1: You pay $450 security deposit + $550 per month. Dorm Room is not shared. You are the Primary renter of the Dorm Room. You have the Dorm Room all to yourself.

  • Scenario 2: You pay $450 security deposit + $450 per month. Dorm Room is not shared. You are the Primary renter of the Dorm Room. Your effective rate for renting the Dorm Room could be $550 - $100 referral fee = $450 per month including all utilities and wireless internet access. The incentive plan compensates anyone [this would be someone you know] who refers to Mark an individual [which could be you] who rents a room at "251". The compensation, or referral, fee paid monthly by check to the referrer is $100 per month or $25 per week for partial months for the entire duration of the tenant's [your] stay.

  • Scenario 3: You pay $450 security deposit + $275 per month. Dorm Room is shared. You are the Primary renter of the Dorm Room. If you locate someone to share the room with you, then your effective rate for renting the Dorm Room could be half of $550, or $275, per month including all utilities and wireless internet access. You would still be obligated to pay the $450 security deposit which is refunded to you when you vacate, provided no damages are assessed.

  • Scenario 4: You pay $450 security deposit + $175 per month. Dorm Room is shared. You are the Primary renter of the Dorm Room. You locate someone to share the room with you and either a) someone refers you to Mark, in which case they collect the monthly $100 referral fee or b) you refer to Mark someone who signs a month-to-month lease agreement to rent a room, in which case you collect the monthly $100 referral fee. Your effective rate for renting the Dorm Room could be $550 - $100 referral fee = $450 - $275 (your roommate's share) = $175 per month including all utilities and wireless internet access.

  • Scenario 5: You pay $175 per month. Dorm Room is shared. You are the Secondary renter of the Dorm Room. If you locate someone who agrees to be the Primary renter of the Dorm Room, then they are responsible for the entire $450 security deposit. Your share of the room rent would be $275 less the $100 per month referral fee paid to you for the duration of the Primary renter's stay.

  • Scenario 6: You earn $100 per month. You could earn $100 per month, for the entire duration of their stay, by referring to Mark someone who rents an available room on a month-to-month basis. You'd also be given priority when any room becomes available at 251. Maybe whomever is occupying the Dorm Room could let you stay there with them without you having to pay anything to them for the privilege of staying in the Dorm Room with them. :)
Ads on Craigslist:
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Guest Room Details



Here are the details regarding the Guest Room.

Location:

251 Naples Avenue.
Cayce, SC 29033
Second Floor Northeast.

Dimensions:

10ft 7in x 10ft 2in (room)
5 ft 4in x 3 ft 4.5in (closet)

Amenities:

  • One window on North wall
  • One window on East wall 
  • Blinds on all windows
  • One Spectrum HDTV Standard Receiver
  • Ceiling fan with light fixture
  • Central Air Conditioning and Heat
  • Closet
  • Phone jack (Occupant pays separately for phone service)
  • Full Bathroom with tub and shower (shared with one other person occupying the Dorm Room)
  • Smoke alarms in every room
  • Utilities (electricity, gas, trash pick up and water) are all included
  • Commercial grade washer and dryer
  • High speed 100 mbps wireless internet (WiFi) access is included


Furnishings:

  • Queen size frame, box spring and new Serta Farimont Firm Eurotop Queen mattress.
  • One computer workstation desk with CPU storage area
  • One cushioned office desk chair
  • One Zenith color television with remote control
  • One chest of drawers
  • One high backed wooden chair
  • One table lamp with white shade
  • Two reading lamps
  • One power surge protector strip
  • One trash can


The following linens and bedding accessories are included:
  • 2 pillows
  • 2 sets of queen size bed sheets
  • 2 sets of pillowcases
  • 1 comforter


Photos:

Here is a link to photos of the Guest Room and of the entire house.

Video:

Price:

$450 security deposit is due upon signing a rental agreement. The entire amount is refunded to you after your rental agreement is terminated and no damages are assessed.

Effective May 1, 2020, the month-to-month room rate is $18 per day, with the entire month's rent due on the first day of each month for that month's rent.  Partial months, based upon your move-in and move-out dates, are prorated at the same daily rate.  

Payment:

Click here to process your security deposit and Guest Room rent payment through the eXcesS Capacity marketplace, operated by the 251 Owner.

Terms:

Rent is month-to-month with at least 2 weeks advance notice prior to vacating greatly appreciated.

Advertisements for this room:
(Note: some links may have expired)

Ads on Craigslist:
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Master Bedroom Suite Details


Here are details regarding the Master Bedroom Suite.

Location:

251 Naples Avenue.
Cayce, SC 29033
Second Floor South.

Dimensions:

13ft 10in x 13ft 6.5in (Master Bedroom)
7ft 5in x 6ft 0.5in (Walk-In Closet)
7ft 5in x 11ft (Private Bathroom)
22ft x 8ft (Private Balcony)

Amenities:

  • Blinds on all windows
  • Ceiling fan with light fixture
  • Central Air Conditioning and Heat
  • Keyed entry lock for added security and privacy
  • One Spectrum HDTV TV receiver with wireless remote
  • Phone jack (Occupant pays separately for phone service)
  • Private balcony
  • Private bathroom with double vanities, linen closet, stand up shower, toilet and tub
  • Spacious walk-in closet
  • Smoke alarms in every room
  • Tray ceiling with recessed lighting
  • Utilities (electricity, gas, trash pick up and water) are all included
  • High speed 100 mbps wireless internet (WiFi) access is included
The Master Bedroom Suite is ideal for either a couple or someone who wants extra space and complete privacy.

Furnishings:
  • Queen size frame, box spring and Serta Hollinbank Memory Foam Perfect Sleeper Queen mattress.
  • One computer workstation desk with CPU storage area
  • One cushioned office desk chair
  • One blue Chaucer Wing chair
  • Two high backed wooden chairs
  • One end table cherry wood finish
  • One end table with 3 drawers
  • One blue fold out cot
  • Two metal shelving units 48in wide by 18in deep by 72in tall.
  • One flat panel Philips Color TV with remote control connected to Spectrum HDTV
Photos:

Here is a link to photos of the Master Bedroom Suite and of the entire house.

Price:

$450 security deposit is due upon signing a rental agreement. The entire amount is refunded to you after your rental agreement is terminated and no damages are assessed.

Effective May 1, 2020, the month-to-month room rate is $21 per day, with the entire month's rent due on the first day of each month for that month's rent.  Partial months, based upon your move-in and move-out dates, are prorated at the same daily rate.

Payment:

Click here to process your security deposit and Master Bedroom Suite rent payment through the eXcesS Capacity marketplace, operated by the 251 Owner.

Terms:

Rent is month-to-month with at least 2 weeks advance notice prior to vacating greatly appreciated.

Ads on Craigslist:


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House Location




The two story Charleston style home, painted white with black shutters, is located at:

251 Naples Avenue
Cayce, SC 29033


The home is one of nine already constructed in a new subdivision in "The Avenues" of Cayce, SC. Two more new homes are planned to be built soon, which will complete this subdivision.

At this location Naples Avenue is a cul-de-sac, the road privately owned by the builder. So, you won't be able to locate this cul-de-sac via Yahoo Maps, Google Maps, Mapquest or others.

Directions on how to get here:

A. If you have a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit:

A.1. Set your address finder to:

402 Naples Avenue
Cayce, SC 29033


This is the address of the Cayce American Legion Memorial Post 130 across the street.

A.2. Standing on N Ave at the entrance to the Cayce American Legion Memorial Post 130 turn 90 degrees to your right. From where you are standing you will see the back of "251", a white house with a wood rear deck.

A.3. Proceed toward the intersection of Jessamine St. and N Ave.

A.4. Go to B.4. below.


B. If you are navigating without a GPS unit:

B.1. Start at the intersection of Knox Abbott Drive and Axtell Drive (Southern First Bank is on the Northeast corner and a Shell station is on the Northwest corner).

B.2. Follow the signs to the Cayce Riverwalk by going one-half mile south on Axtell Drive until it intersects with Jessamine Street.

B.3. Proceed less than 50 feet onto Jessamine Street. You'll see a sign "N Ave" (which indicates Naples Avenue) on your right in the intersection of 5 streets (Jessamine St., Axtell Dr. and N Ave). Take the first left onto this entrance road to the Cayce Riverwalk.

B.4. On your left is a sign that reads "Cayce Riverwalk". You'll see brick fencing on both sides of this road. Proceed 200 feet and take the first right into the subdivision.

B.5. 251 Naples Avenue is the 2 story Charleston style home, second house on your right.

The house is located relative to other local points of interest:

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Common Area



The common area is the entire first floor which includes:

1. Front porch deck.

2. Foyer with coat closet.

3. Living Room with fan and light fixture, recessed lighting, Sony TV Monitor, TimeWarner cable TV Digital Video Recorder (DVR) Receiver, gas log fireplace and hardwood floors.

4. Dining Room with brand new expandable dining room table, 6 dining room chairs, light fixture, linen closet and hardwood floors.

5. Hot water heater.

6. Pantry.

7. Half bathroom with tile floors.

8. Kitchen island with granite countertop.

9. Kitchen area with recessed lighting, tile floors, steel shelving, wood cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel sink with Moen faucett, disposal, GE dishwasher, GE oven, GE microwave and Samsung French Door bottom mount freezer refrigerator.

10. Utility room with shelves and commercial grade Whirlpool washer and dryer.

11. 14ft x 10ft back deck.

12. Every room has a smoke alarm.

Photos:

Here is a link to photos of the Common Area and of the entire house.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Transportation

Public bus transportation is available via The Comet. Here is a link to The Comet website including maps and schedules of bus lines and routes.

http://catchthecomet.org

Bus line 28 runs on Knox Abbott Drive, which is a half mile from 251 Naples Avenue.

The University of South Carolina bus shuttle routes and parking maps are located at:



Ground transportation is available from and to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE).

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No Pet(s) Policy

We do not accommodate pets. So, be assured no live animals, other than humans, are living with you.

If you're interested in animals, however, the world reknowned Columbia Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is a great place to visit.

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Parking

A 2 car parking pad is in front of the house. One space is available for the occupant(s) of the Master Bedroom Suite and one space is available for the occupant(s) of the Guest Room.

The developer of Parkside Cottages community, who owns the private Naples Avenue cul-de-sac, requests no street parking on Naples Avenue, on the South side of the house. Towing is enforced! :(

Vehicles that cannot be accommodated by the driveway pad, may park their vehicle facing East toward the Cayce Riverwalk entrance on the lower level Cayce Riverwalk access road "N Ave" on the side opposite the sidewalk.

Another option for guests is to park their vehicle on the lower level only of the American Legion parking lot nearby.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Incentive for Referring a Qualified Roommate

In an effort to attract and retain qualified roommates, the owner of 251 Naples Avenue is offering an incentive for anyone who directly refers a qualified roommate, who signs a month-to-month rental lease agreement to rent a room at 251 Naples Avenue.

Here's how it works:

1. You send me an email to markbruemmer@ yahoo.com that contains the name, email address and telephone number of the person, other than yourself, you're referring to me. It would be best if you have the email address of the person you're referring as a cc: in your email to me.

I'm seeking either a Professional, a University Graduate Student or a Military Officer who is a non-smoker and respectful of property and considerate of others.

2. Depending upon room availability and after I've interviewed that person and we have a mutual match, then that person signs a month-to-month room rental lease agreement to occupy a room at 251 Naples Avenue.

3. You provide me the name and mailing address to which I send you a $100.00 check for each full month (or $25.00 for each full week) that person occupies the room at 251 Naples Avenue.

4. Referral fee payments for the prior month's lease are mailed to you shortly after the monthly room rental fees are collected from the tenant at the first of each month.

Please note that payments are for direct referrals only. For example, if you referred Tom to me and Tom signs a lease agreement, then you would receive the monthly referral fee. However, if you referred Jim to me who then refers Mary to me. If Mary signs a lease agreement, then Jim collects the monthly referral fee.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Subscribe to 251 House Rules Email List

Send an email to 251houserules-subscribe@yahoogroups.com with the subject titled "Please add me to the 251 House Rules Group email list".  You will then receive an email requesting you to "Please confirm your request to join 251HouseRules.  Click reply and send.  After your request to join the 251 House Rules Yahoo Group is approved, you will be notified via email of any updates to room(s) available status.

The Yahoo Groups you're joining is at this link

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/251HouseRules

Version 2.00 Updated: 11/27/2018

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Avenues of Cayce, SC Neighborhood and Nearby Columbia, SC


The house is located one quarter mile from the entrance to the Cayce Riverwalk.

Nearby, across Jessamine Street to the Northwest is State Street Park, containing several baseball diamonds and a playground maintained by the Lexington County Park District.

One half mile away is Guignard Park, "The Jewel of Cayce".

The Experience Columbia website links you to entertainment, dining, events, weather and much more happening in greater Columbia, SC.

Here's a link to a historical paper by Rachel Steen documenting the history of Cayce, SC and describing "The area now known as “The Avenues”, [as] one of Cayce’s most beautiful present-day residential neighborhoods".

Here are Wikipedia links to information about Cayce, SC and Columbia, SC.
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Please Keep It Clean :-)


Maintaining a clean home enables better living for all.

Here are some ways we can all keep the house clean and attractive.

Vacuum Cleaner:

A vacuum cleaner is available in the laundry room for our use.

Cleaning Supplies:

1) Hand soap dispensers are available for our use underneath the kitchen sink.

2) Pine Sol and Windex, or something similar, is available for our use underneath the kitchen sink.

3) Paper towels are available on the top shelf of the metal shelves in the kitchen.

Laundry Room:

1) Toilet paper in bulk is available for our use.

2) Broom(s), dust pan, wet mop(s) and mop bucket is available for our use.

3) Paper towels are available in the Laundry Room for our use.

4) Large 39 gallon black plastic trash bags are available in the Laundry Room for our use.

Bathrooms:

1) Metal trash cans are in each bathroom. Please line with a plastic grocery bag and empty regularly.

2) Toilet paper, purchased in bulk, is available for our use in a box in the laundry room. Please replace empty rolls.

3) Aerosol air fresheners are available for our use on the toilet tank top and underneath the kitchen sink.

4) A toilet bowl brush is in the hallway bath upstairs and the half bath downstairs for our use.

5) Automatic toilet bowl cleanser tabs are in each toilet tank and underneath the kitchen sink.

Kitchen:

1) Dishes: Please avoid letting dirty dishes pile up in the sink. If you use a dish, glass, utensil, pot or pan, then you are responsible for cleaning it. Thanks.

2) Dishwashing soap is available for our use at the sink.

3) Dishwasher detergent is available for our use in the cabinet underneath the kitchen sink.

4) Plastic grocery bags are kept in the laundry room.

5) A metal kitchen size trash can is where all non-organic garbage, and organic refuse that cannot be run through the sink disposal, goes. When this trash can fills up, please tie the bag and place it in the outside green trash bin near the back deck. Kitchen size trash bags are available for our use on the bottom shelf of the metal shelving in the kitchen.

Recycling:

1) Here's a listing of what types of recyclable items are accepted/unaccepted.

2) Please rinse items before placing them in the blue recycling bin on the back deck.

3) Please make sure the window screen covers the blue recycling bin so items don't scatter in the wind.

4) Please be helpful in making sure the blue recycling bin is curbside on the day (Fridays) the recycling is scheduled to be picked up.

Trash:

1) Kitchen size trash bags are available for our use on the bottom shelf of the metal shelving in the kitchen.

2) Here's a link to the Cayce Trash Pick Up Schedule. It would be most helpful if you ensured the green trash bin and recycling bin on the back deck is placed in front of the house near the mailbox on the designated trash pick up days, Tuesday and Friday (Summer Schedule), and Friday only (non-Summer Schedule). After trash pick up, making sure the bins are placed near and on the back deck is most appreciated.

Master Bedroom Bathroom:

If you occupy the Master Bedroom Suite, then you are responsible for cleaning the Master Bedroom Bathroom. Your consideration in keeping it clean is much appreciated.


Summarizing the cleaning supplies Mark provides:

1) Broom, dust pan, mop, mop bucket, toilet bowl brush.
2) Pine Sol (or similar), dishwaher detergent, dishwashing liquid, hand soap and Windex(or similar).
3) Toilet paper purchased in bulk.
4) Paper towels purchased in bulk.
5) Aerosol air freshener sprays, scented night lights, air deoderizers.
6) Toilet bowl cleaner automatic flush tabs.
7) Baking soda deoderizer for refrigerator.
8) Plastic tall kitchen garbage bags and 39 gallon black plastic bags.


Please notify Mark via email if any of these supplies are nearing depletion.

Mark does not supply:

1) Laundry detergent.
2) Fabric softener.
3) Bleach.
4) Bar soap.
5) Personal toiletry items (ie: toothpaste, shampoo, hair conditioner, underarm deoderant, shaving cream, razors, Q-tips, etc.).
6) Spray starch for ironing.

Wednesday Night Cleaning Tradition

The house cleaning tradition, suggested by Greg, encourages everyone to participate in a once a week house cleaning.

Here's how it works:

One person volunteers to make or buy a dinner to be shared with all other house guests. Others may contribute to the meal, also. The person preparing the meal is responsible for cleaning the kitchen after the meal. All others then clean the dining room, living room, carpets downstairs and upstairs, bathrooms and stairwell.

Following are the tasks to be performed:

Kitchen:

__ Wash dishes, pots, pans, glasses, utensils, etc. by hand or place in dishwasher

__ Wipe down countertops (use bleach and water solution)

__ Wipe down refrigerator

__ Wipe down knobs and handles

__ Sweep floor

__ Mop floor

Dining Room:

__ Dust and clean table and chairs with furniture polish

__ Dust blinds

__ Vacuum carpet

__ Sweep floor

Living Room:

__ Dust blinds

__ Vacuum carpet

__ Sweep floor

Bathrooms:

__ Replace towels with clean towels

__ Wipe down mirrors w/Windex

__ Wipe down vanity, sink, plumbing fixtures with Tub & Tile Cleaner

__ Wipe down toilet with Tub & Tile Cleaner

__ Clean inside of toilet with pinesol using a toilet brush

__ Wipe down tub and shower with Tub & Tile Cleaner

__ Remove trash

__ Sweep floor

__ Mop floor

__ Vacuum carpets

Stairwell:

__ Sweep floor

Upstairs Hallway:

__ Vacuum carpet


Each guest is responsible for cleaning their own room on a regular basis.

Thanks for your cooperation and help.


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Being Green

There are many ways in which guests are encouraged to be environmentally friendly. Here is a partial list.

Lights

With the exception of the Outdoor lights, which are kept on for safety at night, the lights should be turned off when not in use.

Where practical LED or CFL light bulbs should be used to reduce energy consumption.


Thermostat Settings

There are 2 heat pumps, one for the downstairs common area and one for the upstairs.

When you are home, please set the thermostat temperature to what is comfortable for you.

Before leaving the house, and when no one else is there, then set the thermostat temperature on both floors to the "default setting".

When no one is on a floor, for example at night when everyone is upstairs, then set the thermostat temperature on the vacant floor to the "default setting".

Default Setting:

Please set the Fan setting to "Auto". Otherwise, if set to "On" the fan operates continuously.

During warm and hot days when air conditioning is appropriate, the thermostat may be set to "Cool" and the temperature set to 80 degrees. This keeps some air circulating on hot days.

On warm days, the ceiling fans may be used and/or the windows opened to let cooler outside air in.

During cool and cold days when heat is appropriate, the thermostat may be set to "Heat" and the temperature set to 50 degrees. This is so that plumbing pipes don't freeze.

Recycling

Be sure to place recyclables in the recycling bin for weekly pick up.

Thanks for your cooperation and help.

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Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, such as hurricanes, flooding, etc, following are some safety precautions and procedures.
  • From the balcony, front deck and back deck bring inside the house any tables, chairs, coolers, recycling bin and anything that could become airborne during high winds.
  • Lash the green trash bin to the back deck with rope, twine or wire.
  • Make sure you have sufficient food and water provisions that will last days, perhaps weeks, without electricity.
  • Have flashlights and batteries available.
  • Before evacuating, freeze a cup of water, place a quarter on top and place it in the freezer.  Upon returning if the quarter has fallen to the bottom, then the power has been off long enough to warrant the food inside the refrigerator as spoiled and must be thrown out.  If not, then depending upon how far down the quarter has fallen it is a subjective decision made by housemates as to whether the food is still good.
In the event of a power outage, contact South Carolina Gas and Electric (SCE&G) at 1-888-333-4465 to report an outage and to receive a status update.

Be informed and prepared regarding advance preparations, evacuation alerts, emergency procedures and more at https://scemd.org/

Get updates on local weather conditions and emergency procedures in Cayce, SC at https://www.cityofcayce-sc.gov/

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Checklist Before Leaving the House

Here are some reminders before you leave the house:

1. Turn off appliances (ie: stove top burners, oven, coffee pot, etc).

2. Turn off all lights. If it is nighttime and you are the last person to leave, please turn on the floodlight on the second floor in the front of the house and the porch light on in the front of the house.

3. If you are the last person to leave, set the thermostats on both floors to the default temperature settings.

4. If you are the last person to leave, make sure all windows are closed and the blinds closed.

5. Make sure you have your house key with you.

6. Make sure both the top dead bolt lock and the bottom lock on both the front door and the back door are locked.

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Vacating Your Room

You've had a nice stay at "251" and you've decided it's now time to move on.

When vacating your room, please make sure you have:

  • removed all of your personal items from the room and the house

  • cleaned the room thoroughly (ie: dusted and wiped down furniture, vacuumed carpet)

  • taken down any pictures or other items of yours on the walls

  • patched any holes in the walls

  • washed the sheets (you should have 2 full sets of sheets) and leave the folded sheets on the bed

  • accounted for all items that were in the room upon checking into your room (a checklist of items belonging to "251" in your room is provided)

  • had Mark, or his designee, inspect the room for any damages

  • collected your security deposit, provided no damages are assessed, or a portion thereof depending upon the damage assessment

  • informed the US Post Office of your change of address. You may do this online at http://www.usps.com/moversguide
In the kitchen on pantry shelves or in the refrigerator if there are any food items you have that you do not want to take with you, then ask your roommates if they want them.  If you have no takers, then you must either remove these food items or throw them away.  

We hope you've enjoyed your stay at "251". Please remember us for future opportunities to accommodate you. You will be kept on the 251 House Rules Email List to inform you of future room(s) available.

Also, you may earn extra income by referring to Mark a qualified roommate who signs a rental lease agreement to rent a room at 251 Naples Avenue.

Best Regards,

Mark

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Testimonials from Current and Past "251" Roommates

Following are testimonials from current and past "251" roommates:

Contact Mark

Contact Mark via email:

markbruemmer@yahoo.com

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Room(s) Available Elsewhere

Here are links to room(s) available for rent at other locations locally.

In Cayce, SC:

  • http://100MapleCourt.blogspot.com

    This house is managed by my good friend Tami Hedgepath. I stayed at this house in Moss Creek for a year and a half. When contacting Tami at HEDGEPATH@AOL.COM please mention you saw her link on the 251HouseRules web blog.

  • http://www.pointewestapts.com/

    This nearby student housing apartment community is one block South of 251 Naples Avenue at 215 Spencer Place, Cayce, SC.



In Pawleys Island, SC:

  • For a reference to the owner who is offering, depending upon availability, a fully furnished room in Pawleys Island, SC please contact Mark for details.


Version 1.01 Updated 09/15/2011