The SpaceThis is an efficiency apartment with a full-size stove and refrigerator, a queen-size bed and all the cooking a eating utensils needed for an inexpensive stay in the Greenville area. There is access to the shared laundry room just outside the door. Guest AccessThe Studio apartment is behind the Arts & Crafts House which is also on AirBnB. You will have full access to the apartment and the covered area just outside the door and the laundry room (shared with the guests in the house). The parking space assigned to the apartment is IN FRONT OF THE TREE, not in the driveway.
This is where I stay when I come to town.
When I stay there, I buy groceries. When I leave, I put things in the freezer so that they don't spoil during my travels. You are welcome to whatever I have left behind. Mustard, ketchup, mayo, mini-moos, etc. are for common use. You will find a coffee grinder, toaster, 1 cup coffee maker, stevia, canned food, pan spray (please use it to facilitate cleanup), olive oil, vinegar, sugar, coconut oil (white in the jar), etc. on the shelves above the stove unless other guests have used it all up. Common use. If you want to leave unspoiled stuff behind that can be frozen or doesn't spoil, like condiments, feel free to leave them behind, in the freezer and fridge. In the summer, it is best to leave stuff that spoils quickly, (like a chicken carcass) wrapped & marked "GARBAGE" in the fridge or freezer for my cleaners to take care of rather than having it rot in the trash can outside the door. YUK!
Diapers need to be transported to the covered trash can that resides on the left side of the porch in front of the main house at least daily.
The key to the Laundry room is on a nail just inside the door to the Studio. Please be sure it is there when you leave.
The washer is a High Efficiency machine and needs very little detergent. Please use what is there. Use the marking #1 which is below the tape on the Purex measuring cup. DO NOT use powder detergent. Lift gently on the door. Don't slam it. Interaction with GuestsI live 5 hours away, so you are not likely to see me. I have a handyman in the area and the property is under camera survaillance, so I can see you as you come and go in the driveway. The only way I can offer this apartment is if my guests respect each other and work together to share the laundry facilities, the backyard space and obey the parking rules. The NeighborhoodI lived here for over 10 years in the house. ( My old handyman lived in the apartment.) I love that we are so close to the Rabbit (bike) Trail. I love all the cool things that happen downtown. In the spring, Artisphere celebrates local artists with a street festival that takes place all weekend. There is "A Taste of Greenville" in the fall. The Greek festival is hosted at the Greek Church grounds during April. And, unless they've changed it while I've been gone, there was music Friday nights in front of the hotel with local talent and I especially liked the Jazz. There are lots of great restaurants and shopping downtown. And the Farmers' Market is downtown from 8am to Noon. There are always shows at the different theaters; Centre Stage, Greenville Little Theater, Warehouse Theater, Greenville Children's Theater, The Peace Center and you can find concerts at Furman and Bob Jones Universities. Wow, I'm starting to wish I hadn't left. Oh, wait, we don't have and ocean here. See my listing Nikken Wellness Room, Hilton Head Island, 29926 Getting AroundThe bus stop is at the end of the street, just a short walk, and will take you to the depot downtown where you can transfer to lots of locations. There is also a free trolley that I've never ridden so I don't know where it goes, but I think it goes to the ball park.
Need directions? You can come in from so many different directions. Tell me from where you are coming, if you are driving or flying and which airport you are coming into (Greenville, Charlotte, Atlanta, Asheville) and I will do a (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) map and give directions with landmarks with what I think is the best way to navigate through Greenville. Of course, AirBnB will block that specific information until you have a confirmed reservation, but I can give you approximate times and mileages and proximity to places. For instance, someone asked me about the distance from a local school and I was able to tell her, 3 miles, 9 minutes. Other Things to NoteThere is a gas heater on the back wall that does a good job of heating the space. It is on a thermostat built in, so it can maintain a constant temperature. Turning on the air conditioner on FAN will help circulate the heat. There is an electric heater that you may use in addition or instead, but it can ONLY BE PLUGGED INTO THE OUTLET THAT IS MARKED FOR IT.
There is a power strip on the computer desk for easy access for other electrical needs like charging phones and such.
Over the fridge is the exhaust fan on a pull chain. In a blowing rain storm, water will come in. Please watch to see that the pan is in place, that the chain is inside the pan and that it doesn't get too full to empty during a bad storm. If it overflows, there will be a big puddle on the floor in front of the fridge.