Information to assist you in enjoying your stay at the TIDEWATER 1317
To watch TV...
We have a HD Cable TV and ROKU in the living room. To watch cable TV, turn on the TV using the GE remote for the JVC TV and select INPUT to make sure it it set to Cable (HDMI-1). Then use the Xfinity remote to select channels. To select HD channels you can select guide. Press 431 to go to ABC HD and then you can see the dozens of other HD Channels using the guide.
To use the ROKU in the living room-- Just press the input button on the JVC remote, scroll down and select ROKU. We have an active Netflix account that you can use. Do not log in to your own Netflix account, please. There are other channels available as well. If you have a HULU Live, Youtube-TV or other Streaming TV you are welcome to sign in for HD TV. Just be sure to logout before you check out.
In the two Master Bedrooms: Both have ROKU TVs. To watch cable TV, turn on the TV using the ROKU TV remote and select Cable. Then use the Xfinity Remote to select channels. To select HD channels you can select guide. Press 431 to go to ABC HD and then you can see the dozens of other HD Channels using the guide.
To watch a game console, the north master bedroom, select Game Console from the Roko Remote and attach your game console to the hanging HDMI cable (HDMI 2). You can also attach a DVD to that same cable. The DVD player is in the top drawer.
To watch a DVD in the south master bedroom, select DVD using the ROKU remote. Then use the Sony remote to turn on the DVD player and select the open drawer button to insert your DVD. If you had rather use your own game console, you can disconnect the DVD player from the silver HMDI (2) cable and attach your game console to it. Just be sure to reconnect the DVD player before you check out.
In the Queen Room: make sure the television is turned to channel 3. Use the Infinity remote to change channels. You will need to use the JVC TV Remote to turn the TV on or off and to put it on channel 3 if someone changed it.
In the Queen Room, if you want to attach a game console or DVD player, there is a HDMI cable to the left of the cabinet. Using the TV remote, change the input from TV to HDMI Game. Attach your game console to the HDMI cable, then plug your game console the outlet on the north wall. A DVD player is in the top drawer of the TV cabinet if you want to use it. Use the same HDMI Input as you would for the game console.
In the queen room, To get to the TV GUIDE, using the Infinity Remote, use the channel up or down button. Then press 5. You scroll the guide by using the 2 and 8 buttons. You select by pressing 5.
We have an Ecobee Thermostat. To change the temperature, just tap anywhere on the display and use the arrows to adjust. When you adjust, it will change to your temperature and stay that way for four hours.
The normal thermostat temperature is set for 71 degrees during the day and 68 at night. If this is uncomfortable for you, email me and I can adjust. If you open the balcony door the AC will turn off until the door is closed again.
If you come in from the beach and it seems warmer than 71 degrees that is because it senses when you leave and when you return. It will come back on when you arrive and go back to 71 degrees.
Because the living area is virtually all glass with 9 all glass panels, it will be warmer than the bedrooms. You should find a box fan in the second master bedroom closet. And there is a large pedestal fan in the queen room closet. We like to put it in hallway to blow the cooler air toward the living area. It really makes a difference. If you decide to use it, please put it back in the closet before you leave.
You may notice in most rooms a little square box on the walls about 2 inches wide by 2 inches. They are temperature sensors for the cooling system. Please do not touch them.
How to set your door code to a smaller number that you select:
1. Choose a 3-6 digit Personalized Code to use during your stay. 2. Enter the above 10-digit Access Code. 3. After hearing the ascending tone and while the [SCHLAGE] oval button flashing green light, immediately (within 10 seconds) press the [SCHLAGE] oval button and key-in the 3-6 digit Personalized Code of your choice, then press the [SCHLAGE] oval button to finalize your own personal code. Note: a. Each digit must be entered within 10 seconds. b. If your Personalized Code has been used by other user, you will hear the descending tone and see the [SCHLAGE] oval button flashing red. In this case, please try a new Personalized Code.
USING YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED CODE TO UNLOCK: 1. Enter your own Personalized Code. Each digit must be entered within 10 seconds. 2. Press the [SCHLAGE] oval button. 3. After hearing the ascending tone and while the [SCHLAGE] oval button flashing green light, pull the door slighty to you, then turn the lock lever within 5 seconds to unlock the door.
BEACH SERVICE: We have paid for beach service in season for you (two lounge chairs and one umbrella) a savings of over $200 for a week. You may rent more if you like. Inform the attendant of your unit number (1317) and he/she can verify that you have paid for service. You may need to give him the name of the prior owner (who reserved the service). Her name is Amy Mollohan. You have two options with the beach service:
For any row other than the first row, you can reserve with the attendant the same set for the length of your entire stay. That way you only have to get in line to reserve one time.
If you want on the front row, you must get in line every morning to try to get on the front row. They start at 8:30 a.m.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THE REFRIGERATOR’S TEMPERATURE SETTING IS NOT AT ITS COLDEST SETTING. According to a technician that actually makes it NOT work as well. Both the freezer and refrigerator setting should be near the middle. You should find the refrigerator empty when you arrive. When you add room temperature items, it takes a while for the refrigerator to get all of them cold. Also make sure no item you add is blocking the damper from the freezer to the refrigerator near the back of the refrigerator. HERE IS A TIP: If you have bought or brought several canned drinks, put them in the freezer first for 25 minutes or so. Then move them to the refrigerator. Putting several room temperature drinks in the previously empty refrigerator takes a long time to get cool.
DEHUMIDIFIER: You should find a dehumidifier at the end of the hallway. On top of the unit, you will see if the water bucket is full as shown on the display. Please pull out the water bucket (see complete instructions below) and pour it out either in the kitchen sink or a bathtub. Return it to the unit and it should start automatically. (If it does not you can press the power button.) You can set it to continuously run or you can select the comfort setting and enter the humidity setting you would like (55% for example). Overnight, it will usually have cut off because the bucket is full. You will find that it is more comfortable with lower humidity. We request you use the dehumidifier but you do not have to if you do not want to.
Approximately twenty fresh towels, twenty wash clothes, new soap and an initial supply of toilet paper are supplied by the cleaning company.
BUNKS: The bunks have two beds, but there is also a third bed that is a trundle. If your family / group plans on using the trundle, please let me know so I can have the cleaners prepare it.
On checking out, here is what you need to do: 1. Remove trash. The trash chute is near the one elevator on the east end. 2. Leave beds unmade. It helps if you take the sheets off but leave them on the bed. Leave dirty towels, etc. in a bathtub or by the laundry. 3. Place any dirty dishes in the dishwasher and start it. 4. Clean all pots and pans and return to their proper locations in the cabinets. Be sure to not use abrasive utensils on teflon. 5. Empty out the refrigerator and freezer. 6. Make sure the coffee makers are unplugged. 7. Drop off your wristbands in the bin provided on the second floor. 8. Text me at 256-565-1904 when you leave just stating you have checked out of Tidewater 1317. This allows our cleaners to get started ASAP. You should also find a check out procedures letter from the cleaners inside the unit.
CHECK OUT TIME is FIRMLY at 10 a.m. Our cleaners are on a very tight schedule, so please adhere to this. Your door code will quit working shortly after 10 a.m.