We Want To Know!
Your Opinion Matters!
We are grateful to have such wonderful residents and we want to make sure that we are living up to your expectations. Let your voice be heard by taking a few moments to complete a short survey sent from our partner, J Turner Research. These will be randomly emailed throughout your stay with us. We thank you in advance for helping us get better at making your days shine.
Call Service for Emergency Maintenance
Have you heard? We have a new after hours call service system that will take you to a live representative. If you have any maintenance emergencies please call 843-379-5110 and follow the steps to our emergency line. However, if this does not work, please call our service center directly at 704-684-0724.
Fun Facts about the Team!
Cali is originally from Palmdale, California!
Rent Payment App
There is a great new phone app that we wanted to make sure you are aware of named RentCafe Resident. The app is available in the Google Play Store and App Store for free!
Save this app as an easy accessibility on your phone to pay your rent, see your balance; submit service requests, track service requests, and more!
If you are already registered with RentCafe, you are ready to load and log in to the app. If you are not registered yet, you can do so for free on our website www.LiveAshtonPointe.com.
Clubhouse Rental Change
Beginning April 1st, 2017 we will no longer allow our clubhouse area for private party use. Our clubhouse will be under renovation. Residents who have prior reservations will be notified directly.
Going out of Town?
If you are going out of town, let the office staff know!
Lowcountry March for Babies 5K
We need your help and participation in a wonderful cause, that is dear to our hearts, the March of Dimes. The money we raise will help support programs and research to prevent premature birth and birth defects. Your donation will help give every baby a fighting chance.
You can donate online at our team URL listed above or stop by our office. Any donation will be appreciated and your name will be posted on our donation wall in the Ashton Pointe club house. We would love to have you participate in the community 5K Lowcountry March for Babies.
When: April, 22nd 2017
Where: Promenade at Old Bluffton
When: Ashton Pointe Walkers will meet at the green space at the Promenade at Old Town Bluffton, Calhoun Street Bluffton, SC 29910 at 8:30 a.m.
Please sign up in our office.
Office Hour Change
Due to Good Friday and Easter Sunday our office will be closed on Friday, April 14th, 2017 and Sunday, April 16th, 2017. For any immediate maintenance concerns please leave a message with our on call service. 843-379-5110 option 2.
Potato Nests with Peas, Ham and Cream Cheese
Total Time: 1 hr and 5 min
Yield: 36 nests
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 2 thick slices deli ham (about 4 ounces total)
- 16 ounces (about 3 1/2 cups) frozen shredded hash browns, thawed (about half of a 30-ounce bag)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- Finely grated zest of one lemon
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/4 cup frozen peas
- 2 tablespoon chopped chives (1/2-inch pieces)
- Paprika, for serving
- Special equipment: one 12-cup mini muffin tin and one 24-cup mini muffin tin
- Position two racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees F. Spray a 12-cup and a 24-cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
- Cut the ham into small matchsticks similar in size to the hash browns. Set aside and reserve 1/3 cup of the ham. Mix the remaining ham, hash browns, 1 teaspoon salt and some pepper in a large bowl. Divide the mixture evenly among the sprayed cups, using about 1 rounded tablespoon each. Press the mixture in a thin layer across the bottom and up the sides of each cup to make a nest, leaving the edges uneven and jagged.
- Bake, rotating the pans halfway through, until the nests are dark brown around the tips and golden and crisp on the outside, about 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese, lemon zest, milk 1/2 teaspoon salt, and some pepper together in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed. Scrape the mixture into a resealable plastic bag, cut off the tip and set aside.
- When the nests are ready, remove them from the oven and let sit until they are cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes. Carefully lift the nests out of the tins using a small offset spatula or butter knife and transfer to a cookie sheet. Pipe the filling evenly among the nests. This may be done ahead; the nests can be set aside at room temperature until ready to serve, up to two hours.
- When ready to serve, heat the filled nests until the cream cheese is warm and the potatoes are crisp, about 7 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the frozen peas and cook until they are warm but not shriveled, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain the peas in a colander, shaking to remove excess water.
- Transfer the nests to a serving platter. Top each with 1/4 teaspoon of the reserved ham, 3 peas and about 1/4 teaspoon chopped chives. Sprinkle with paprika and serve immediately.
Interested in tanning? We now have tanning goggles and tanning lotion for sale!
Beaufort County Animal Shelter Donations Needed
We continue to be open for donations to the Beaufort County Animal Shelter. You can help the homeless animals by donating: towels, blankets, dish towels, paper towels, cotton balls, blue Dawn dish soap, bleach, dog and cat crates, canned dog and cat food, and more! Want to send them something? Add them to your Amazon order. Go here to see their wish list.
Around Town Happenings!
Courtesy of First Shore:
- April 6th
- Historic Bike Tours
- Lady’s Island Classic Car Cruise In
- April 10th
- RBC Heritage Golf Tournament
- Indie Films
- April 14th
- RBC Heritage Golf Tournament
- Zion Historic Site Tours
- April 19th
- Lunch with an Author – Barb Schmidt
- April 20th
- April 29-30th
- Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Air Show
Rent Drop Box Reminder
For your convenience, we have a rent drop box located to the right of our front entrance. If you aren’t able to drop your rent check off to us personally, you are able to drop it in the drop box and we will receive it the following morning.
Pool Season Reminders
- PER STATE REGULATION,
- GLASS OF ANY KIND IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
- WITHIN THE GATED AREA AROUND THE POOL
- This will be your only warning.
- 1st Offence - $50 fine will be assessed if you are found with any type of glass within the fenced-in pool area and you will be asked to leave for the remainder of the day.
- 2nd Offense – $100 fine & pool/amenity privileges will be revoked for the remainder of the summer.
- If you are bringing your own music to the pool please make sure to keep the noise at a moderate level in order to be courteous to your neighbors.
- Guest must be accompanied by a lease holder. There is a maximum of 2 guests per present lease holder.
Fuel yourself for your walk and for your workday through healthy eating. With health and wellness every small change counts. Consider some of these tips for eating for energy throughout the day.
- Add 10 minutes of exercise to your day. If you don’t already exercise, aim to get 10 minutes each day. Try walking to start. If you do currently exercise, add 10 extra minutes to your routine.
- Get moving at work. Sedentary behavior has negative consequences on our health. Aim to stand up more often, or take a quick walk or stretch break.
- Go to bed 10 minutes earlier. By the end of the week, you’ll get 70 extra minutes of sleep. If you keep it up all year, you’ll have slept 60 hours more. Imagine how well-rested you’ll feel!
- Commit to one healthy stress-relieving activity per day. Choose an activity you find relaxing, commit to it, and you may quickly notice improvements in your well-being. Find some examples here.
- Pay yourself first. Most people save money after they’re already done spending, but then never do it. Rather than waiting to see what you have left after your monthly expenses, commit to saving first.
- Add an extra serving of fruit or vegetables per day. Each day, find a way to eat one extra serving. You may have more opportunities than you realize!
- Use part of your lunch break to walk. Dedicate at least 5 minutes of your lunch break to walking. Not only will it help you to be active, but it can also help you relieve stress.
- If you are paying with a check to the office, please add your water and rent in the same check, Or use the convenience of Rent Café and pay your rent online.
- If having guests over, please make sure to have them park in extra parking and leave prime parking for residents.
- RESIDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEANING UP ANIMAL WASTE. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A $ 60.00 PENALTY. PETS MUST BE WALKED AWAY FROM BUILDINGS. DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON A LEASH AT ALL TIMES.
- Please remember the recycling receptacle to the left of the trash compactor is for RECYCLABLES ONLY.
Clubhouse Rental Change
Beginning april 1st, 2017 we will no longer allow our clubhouse area for private party use. Our clubhouse will be under renovation. Residents who have prior reservations will be notified directly.
Ashton Pointe Partners with Gruber Family CSA Farm
Want to experience locally grown produce? Ashton Pointe is back this season participating as a drop location for the Gruber Family Farm. Each seasonal share consists of 12 consecutive weekly boxes delivered for you. Join their CSA program this season and start bringing home delicious, healthy, locally-grown produce for your family. Read more online at www.grubercsafarm.com!
While setting your AC at a temperature of 78 degrees will minimize your energy bill, it will also create a perfect environment for mold growth. This would cause your AC to not run as often, thus not filtering the air and creating air flow. This leads to an increase in humidity which causes mold and mildew to grow rapidly. The Beaufort weather is humid on its own so keeping your apartment at a reasonable temperature (72-74 degrees) while keeping your fans running will help moderate the level of moisture in your apartment. If you do see signs of mold or mildew in your apartment please contact the office immediately.
Ashton Pointe Charitable Efforts
Did you know that you can now see the charities Ashton Pointe supports? These are listed on our website, under the About Us tab. Want to know more about them? Click on the links to get information, donate, and volunteer. Don’t forget to tell them we sent you!