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DIRECTIONS: (5 minute drive from campus. Located in N.E. Lexington.) North on Main. Right on Campbell (drive slowly, especially at crest of hill. Drive at 5 MPH). East left fork. 900 foot gravel driveway. Red brick house on left. Note on door. “Park Here” sign. (Call ahead with estimated time of arrival.) Check my door for any possible messages. Do NOT park on the driveway. My property is best suited for high clearance vehicles.
My driveway has several high centers that could scrape a low clearance vehicle. If your car is low, temporarily park at entrance and walk along driveway to locate these high centers.
Example of pro-rated rates, discounts and other fees: Aug. = Free. Sept. $50, Oct. $40, Nov. $20, Dec. $15, Jan. $55, Feb. $70, March $35, or $15 for new tenants, after Spring Break: April $30, May = Free, to Sept.-April tenants, or $10/week for new tenants. Ride fee = $5. Free first ride. Free emergency rides and free use of my jumper cable. I prefer a check or M.O. Rent may be paid one month in arrears: e.g., March rent may be paid in April. Rent may be paid by the semester. Do not pay in cash, unless in person, by appointment.
Additional info: identify yourself and your vehicle, with name and phone & room numbers. Put note under wiper or on dash with magic marker, or leave a phone message.
Drive slowly. The first parking area you will encounter is on the left, under the North-South power lines. If possible, park nose out.
The next parking area is the large grassy island 200’ long x 50’ wide, southwest of my home, on your left. The western entrance driveway has a high center, and should be avoided by cars that are low to the ground. Use the eastern entrance. Most of the island is elevated and easy to get out of in snow, though difficult to return to in rain or snow. The island has seven double spaces/fourteen individual spaces. Please do not park in the middle of a double space.
The next parking area is my south lawn, 150’ long x 50’ wide.
Please do not park on my driveway. Please leave a magic marker note on your dash. Please send me an e-mail message with your contact information.
Do not tell people you have a car and where you park it. I advise against you lending your car to other students. I advise against permanently parking at my entrance turn-around area.
After you park your vehicle, make sure the doors are locked, windows are closed, and lights are off. I need as much contact information as you can give me. Consider parking nose out, to make it easier to jump start your vehicle. Bring traction mats for wet grass and snow. Make contact with taxi, bus and car pooling services, before you need them. Meet the taxi at entrance turn-a-round and NOT at my home. Most mechanics want you to pick up your car, the next day. Do NOT leave your car at a repair shop, for a large number of days.
Pay attention to the weather forecast. Bring a shovel, reflective clothing, crampons and flashlight. Campbell Lane does not have a sidewalk. Walk single file and look out for cars.
Summary: Best landlord. Best real estate. Close to campus.
FEEDBACK: PRO: Great landlord. Valuable time-saving service. Informative. Landlord is ethical enough to admit an overpayment and is helpful in emergencies. Country seclusion within city limits. The 15 stepped acres of the Ganas homestead cannot be seen in its entirety from any one point, inside or outside the homestead. I do not have any immediate neighbors in close proximity to my residence. My homestead is to the east side of Campbell Lane hill. Most people near Campbell reside on the west side of the hill. The entire length of my driveway, counting the three turn-around loops, is almost 2,000 feet long. Campbell is a dead end. There is no through traffic. The beginning of the Ganas homestead is the end of the suburbs. From the Ganas homestead eastward is vast countryside dotted by a small number of houses.
CON: Slow to distribute statements and refunds. Road repair. I wish I had used a tarp and tire chains prior to snowfall.
FAQ: How do I initially go about doing business with you? During daylight hours, go on a self-guided tour. Then leave a message. Walk or drive by, and temp. park on island of entrance area turn-a-round. Walk along driveway. Later on, leave an E.T.A. via e-mail message. Plan ahead. Tour the week before you arrive. Leave a magic marker note on your dash while you tour.
How long have you been a landlord? There have been student cars on my homestead since 1949. I have been a landlord since 1974.
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