Friday, May 31, 2013

What is Supplied at Oakwood Falls Church

Two weeks until departure and I have shifted from -what to get rid of- to -what do we pack in our suitcases and UAB-. The last time we headed to language training at FSI, I was able to get a specific list of items provided by Oakwood Falls Church, directly from our contact at HRPCSLODGING or from Oakwood's National Account Coordinator.

Here is the list of items that were in the Oakwood Apartment:
1. Bed including: pillows, sheets, quilted blanket, duvet set and mattress topper
2. "Stunning photographic art captured from around the globe" by Chairman, Howard Ruby [quotes not added by me]
3. Television and DVD player in living room
4. Clock radio
5. Television in every bedroom
6. Cordless telephone
7. Answering machine or voice mail
8. Decorator accessories
9. Fully equipped kitchen (see below)
10. Microwave oven
11. Designer vanity set
12. Hair dryer
13. Bath towels
14. Iron and ironing board
15. Laundry basket
16. Vacuum cleaner

Kitchen (one bedroom or two bedroom):
1. Dishes (four or six 4-piece settings)
2. Flatware (four or six 5-piece settings)
3. Beverage glasses (eight or twelve)
4. Wine glasses (four or six)
5. Can opener
6. Coffee maker
7. Toaster
8. Baking dish (two-quart)
9. Casserole dish
10. Ceramic utensil holder
11. Colander
12. Cookie sheet
13. Cookware set (eight pieces)
14. Cutlery tray
15. Cutting board
16. Grater
17. Juice pitcher
18. Mixing/serving bowls (three)
19. Storage containers (three)
20. Barbeque brush
21. Corkscrew
22. Knife block

Can customize with these items:
1. Stereo with CD player
2. Fax/copy/scan machine
3. Roll-away bed
4. Crib with linens
5. High chair
6. Blender
7. Patio furniture
8. Asian Kitchen Package
9. Asian Stir Fry Package

Looking at the Oakwood website today, here is the listing of items provided in another format:
The Oakwood Signature Apartment provides the highest standards in accommodations, adding four-star luxury to your Oakwood stay. It includes the following:

Oakwood Dream Bed
Television with DVD player
Additional television in bedroom
A collection of images from Oakwood Chairman Howard Ruby's own photo collection
Fully equipped kitchen
Deluxe bathroom accessories

An Oakwood Dream Bed, offering a sumptuous night's sleep to rival any top-of-the-line hotel. It includes fourluxurious pillows, down blanket, lush duvets, a signature 'Oakwood' decorative pillow, and high thread-count first quality sheets.

Color television and DVD player
Picture and plant packages
Decorator accessory package
Linen package
Clock radio
Bathroom accessories
Vacuum cleaner
Iron and ironing board
Dust pan and brush

Fully equipped kitchens have everything you need to cook meals as if you were in your own home, including:
Dish settings, glasses, and flatware
Cookware and baking dishes
Cooking tools and serving utensils
Knife block set
Coffee maker
Microwave oven and toaster

Basic utilities include:
Local telephone service, including answering machine or voice mail
Optional long distance service (additional charge)
Cable television service
In-unit or on-site laundry facilities
Parking (at most locations)
Professional weekly housekeeping service

Additional Items: The following items are available at an additional cost
Crib (with linens)
Electric Fan
High Chair
Patio Furniture (two chairs, one table)
Patio Chair - additional
Roll-Away Bed
Stereo with CD Player
Telephone - Cordless

Looks like a long list, but we ended up bringing or buying extra items for our 10 month stay last time. Items were:
1. Hooks, those removal sticky ones
2. Better bath mat for when kneeling to bathe kids
3. More hangers, they provide some
4. Extra food storage containers
5. Shower caddy for shampoos, etc
6. Sponge holder for sink
7. Key rings
8. Blender
9. Small bucket to hold recycling under sink
10. Coasters
11. Reusable bags, and more bags
12. Cupcake pan
13. Bigger frying pan
14. Bigger pot
15. Extra serving bowls
16. Salad spinner
17. Our good parring and chef's knife
18. Small tray for keys, change, etc
19. Toy organizers
20. Small table and chair for kids

These items were in addition to the toys, DVDs, clothes, books and other various items packed in our UAB and suitcases. Probably not necessary for a couple of months but once you pass 4 or 5, some of these items make living there a little easier. There is a BJs, Target and a Goodwill store about a mile walk away; and a Saturday shuttle from Oakwood to the shopping area.

If you are in the area in March or September, I highly recommend the kids consignment sale at St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Arlington. I was able to pick up a bunch of toys for the kids for our stay.


Bfiles said...

thanks, this is helpful. We'll be there for 10 mos too. I predict that we will buy some of that stuff you mention as well, though we have some in our UAB somewhere...

n said...

Ha ha--fancy meeting you here, b-files. :) Great post, yes. Thanks for the info.

Natalie Buda Smith said...

Thanks Bfiles and n!