Our home uses modern technology to make your stay more enjoyable.  We only use technologies that are easy to use.  Example: rather than requiring 2 or 3 remotes to turn a TV on and find something to watch, all of our TVs use a single remote control with simple operating instructions posted by each TV.

Our home provides fiber optic 100MB broadband Internet service and uses a 3 location mesh network to ensure all areas of our home (and pool patio) have reliable high speed Internet access for all your mobile devices.  See below for details on our technologies:

10 Smart TVs with Streaming Services

  • Use Smart TV or Roku Remote to control TV (Note Roku remote has volume control on right side of remote)

  • Use Hulu App To Watch Live TV: Use arrows & select “Live TV” (press down arrow to access channel guide)

  • To Watch HBO: Launch HBO Go app (Other apps like Netflix & Amazon may require you to have an account)

  • To Watch Netflix, Amazon or other Streaming Services: Use App “Home” menu and enter your login info

  • NO INTERNET?  Press Home/SmartHub, check settings. 

  • LOST REMOTE?  Check cushions, bedding, night stand, etc.

Alexa Voice Control Systems

We have Alexa voice control systems in the living room, family room and pool patio. To play music, just say “Alexa” and once you see Alexa’s flashing blue ring, say “Play ________” to describe the artist, song or genre you wish to hear.  Examples:

  • Artist: “Alexa….Play the Rolling Stones” 

  • Song:: “Alexa…Play Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars”

  • Genre: “Alexa….Play Country Music”

  • To pause & restart a song say: “Alexa…pause” and “Alexa…continue”

Other commands: 

  • Weather: “Alexa…what’s the forecast?” or “Alexa…what’s the 7 day forecast?”

  • Best beach biking is within 4 hours of low tide “Alexa…when is the next low tide?”

  • Fun: “Alexa…will you marry me?” or “Alexa…I love you” or “Alexa…where are you?”

Outdoor Pool Patio Stereo System

The outdoor stereo system offers two ways to listen to music:

  • Alexa which streams over 10 million songs from Amazon Music

  • Your own music by connecting a cell phone, iPod or MP3 player 

To play music using the Alexa system:

  • Lower volume to prevent speaker damage and move input to “CD” 

  • Look at Alexa on wall to your right when speaking commands.

To play music from your device:

  • Plug your device into the headphone cable provided.

  • Lower volume to prevent speaker damage and move input to “Aux 2”

  • Play the music on your device.

We have an XBox One system with 2 wireless controllers in the family room.  We have 8 popular games for your enjoyment: Disney Rush, Madden 17, Fifa 17, Lego Avengers, Minecraft, Minecraft story, Rocket League and Assassin's Creed.  Feel fring your own games if you have a favorite and bring your own controllers if you wish to play more than 2 players at a time.  XBox Live subscription is not provided but the system is connected to the Internet if you wish to play online with your own XBox Live account.  

Electric Car Charging

We offer a 240 Volt, 50 Amp electric outlet in our garage for the convenience of our guests with electric cars.  The outlet is a NEMA 14-50 outlet.  Make sure to bring a charging cable that fits with the picture of the outlet.

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