PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 4505 South Atlantic Avenue
Ponce Inlet, Florida 32127
DIRECTIONS AND ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS:
If you are coming from Orlando Airport, you'll probably need a map. It's about an hour to Daytona with good traffic. The highways are very confusing and many are toll roads around Orlando. I never seem to go the same way twice! Mainly, you should head for Interstate 4 (I-4) going east. Once you get on I-4, it is fairly smooth sailing, but they drive like idiots, so be really careful. Head east for about 35 miles. You will go past the exit for DeLand, and in a little while (around MM 130) you'll see signs for I-95. Head down I-95 south a few miles to Exit 256, for "Port Orange." You will come down the ramp and turn Left (East, toward the water!!!). There are many stores and places to eat along this road, which is called Dunlawton Ave. Continue east on Dunlawton for about 5 miles, whereupon you will cross a large bridge. You will have your first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean (!!). Go down to the second light after crossing the bridge, which is A1A (Atlantic Avenue). (If you were to continue straight you would be on the beach, which you are actually permitted to drive on in some areas (not in front of the condo), but you probably want to unpack first)
Take a right and drive three (3) miles south on A1A (also known as South Atlantic Ave.). East Wind is on the left (4505) just before the restaurant called "Racing's North Turn." If arriving at night, you can see their neon sign as a landmark. Watch your speed, as the road is dark and narrow and there is actually a Ponce Inlet police force. There are two buildings. My unit is in the South Tower. Park out front long enough to unload, and register your car with the managers, Cindy and Valerie (they will give you a hang tag). Use the code provided to obtain the keys in the lockbox. If you arrive when the office isn't open, please stop by at your earliest convenience and register. You can park on the deck outside by the restaurant or down stairs belowdecks in the parking garage.
However, please note that the managers in the lobby office are NOT your point of contact with any unit questions or issues (unlikely, but if, for instance, an appliance in the unit isn't working). Please call me 860-485-5051 instead, as they are not in charge of renting my condo. If you should have an issue with other guests, the grounds or common areas (very unlikely), however, you can certainly contact them about those situations. There are several maintenance personnel on site that clean the pool and grounds every day.
There are shopping and valet carts for your use for your luggage and groceries, located just inside the entrance under the portico. Once you've unpacked the car and gone upstairs (elevator inside to right of entrance). You have to lock the unit with your key when you leave, so it is not possible to get locked out. Just make sure the screen door doesn't accidentally lock when using its handle.
IN THE UNIT:
If you've never rented a condo before, it is different, and so much better, than a hotel or motel room. It's your own private residence on the beach. Indeed, many people call this home for several months of the year. You can stock up with plenty of your favorite foods and beverages, cook and enjoy what you really like, whenever you want it. There are hundreds of restaurants too. There is no daily maid service, though, and we ask that you treat our property respectfully, as you would your own. The unit will be thoroughly cleaned and checked following your departure, so all you have to do is take your things and go.
There are extra sheets, blankets, towels, etc. in the closets in the unit. Downstairs in the common room (open 24 hours) there is a good internet connection, puzzles, local information, guidebooks and a small library of reading material. There are daily and weekly newspapers such as the Pennysaver, across the street or near the north tower entrance. We have a small stackable washer/dryer in the unit, but for large loads, please use the commercial size washers and dryers which are located downstairs, at a nominal charge. There's beach chairs, floats and other beach stuff for your use in the closets. Please dry/dust them off and put them back in the closet when you are through. Please bring only plastic glasses onto the pool deck and beach, and there are no open alcohol containers allowed on the actual beach (in plastic or metal is OK on our pool deck, but you'll want a coozie). There is no cooking allowed on the balconies. Please do not hang towels or clothing on the balconies. You can wash your car with the hose provided in the parking lot. If something is damaged or breaks (dishware, glassware, appliances), please call me and let me know. We inventory everything and you may be charged for missing or broken items. If you must smoke, please do so outdoors, and don't smoke in the unit or near other guests. Please discard all trash in a proper container.
There are tennis courts across the street, and shuffleboard for your use. In addition to the beach, pool and patio, of course! Although we are on the peaceful "no-drive" section of the beach, you can drive your car on the beach starting about one mile north of us - just be careful - and it closes at dusk. The beach patrol is very strict and unrelenting, as are all the police down there, so please use caution in your activities on the beach and on the streets. They have no sense of humor whatsoever! Please also use caution in the water, and of course watch the kids. Ask me for more information about the various marine hazards. And buy some sunscreen!
Please keep all seaward lights out at night (anything that can be seen from the beachfront), from May to October, when the sea turtles are nesting. The trash is bagged and sent downstairs into dumpsters by means of the chute located in the hall closet by the elevator. Please don't clog the chute with oversize items such as pizza boxes. Should there be a tornado, hurricane or tropical storm during your stay, please follow the instructions of the emergency personnel or management and we will work with you regarding any inconvenience. There are candles, a fire extinguisher and flashlights in the unit. Occasionally the fire alarm is tested, as is the emergency generator, that is a normal occurrence. In the event of a fire alarm, please use the stairs at each end of the hallway and not the elevator. Instructions for the appliances are in a drawer in the kitchen. Please don't run the air conditioning with the windows and doors open (yes, it's happened) because the a/c unit will become cranky and drip water on the floor.
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