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Big Chill..on the Waterfront ~ Paradise Found! Location, Location, Location !

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Wildlife abounds. Dock in Backyard. Kayaks and Paddleboard here for your fun

Wildlife abounds. Dock in Backyard. Kayaks and Paddleboard here for your fun This dock and water are steps away from the back door. Surrounded by water. Large and private. Come to the luxurious Big Chill House....on the Waterfront The home and backyard is a Kayaker's Dream. Patriots Point via Kayak Guest photo Entry hall foyer into comfortable yet elegant house. Lovely decor and art. Gourmet Kitchen fully equipped with everything. Wonderful views. Open and inviting. SubZero refrig. Dining Room off kitchen. Seats 8 - 12. Glass top for your ease of care. Great room is stylish and comfy. Huge HDTV and fireplace. Doors to wrap porch. Smaller Den with Sofa Bed. Great Views. Stylish extra den. Nice to have 2 dens! Upstairs Master King Suite. Open to outdoors with gorgeous  views. Private attached bath. Premium HDTV, DVD, Ceiling Fan. Note the sitting area with pull out queen sized sofa bed too. The Lovely King Bed in the Master Suite Upstairs. Huge bedroom with everything. Bathroom off the Huge Master. Nearly every room has a water view. Walk-in Shower Upstairs Queen Bedroom.  Shares upstairs luxury bathroom with the Twins room.  Premium HDTV, DVD, Ceiling Fan. Relaxing stone Rain Shower with glass surround. Upstairs. For Twin and Queen. Luxury Marble Stone Bathroom Pedestal Soaking Tub This upstairs Bedroom can be 2 Twin beds, or as a King as shown here. You choose Downstairs Bedroom with Large Dramatic Queen Bed. Attached large luxury bathroom Bathroom off Queen Bedroom downstairs. Marble and tile. Large Marble walk-in shower. Stylish and savvy powder room located in entry hall. Everyone loves this room. Rocking Chairs on wrap deck to sit and stare. Outdoor fans overhead. Hot tub for your soaking pleasure. In summer it can be a pool for the youngins. Just a short hop over the bridge into Historic Downtwn. View from end of street Surrounded by water. It is a sprawling private yard. Backyard Left view.

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FABULOUS UPSCALE WATERFRONT
Clean and Stylish

****** NEWS UPDATE!!! - WE NOW HAVE A 2ND RENTAL PROPERTY IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD. THE NEW PROPERTY HAS A POOL! WE ARE ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS AT OUR NEW PROPERTY LOCATED AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE BIG CHILL, STARTING MAY 2014. PLEASE SEE HomeAway for INFORMATION ON OUR 'SISTER' PROPERTY Listing # 3727532 ***

....And now....presenting The Big Chill...on the Waterfront ~
This fabulous property is unique in the Charleston area. It is rare to find a large rental this close to Historic Downtown, and to the beaches, surrounded by water and with total Water Views plus a dock! This Southern Style house is situated on more than a half acre of a private wooded peninsula which is a virtual 'nature preserve'. You experience marshland, tidal creeks, and deep water, and a dock on property, all a hop from downtown. With grand oaks, rivers and marshes viewed from the porches, decks and windows, you will think you stepped into the historic Charleston past, but with every luxury and amenity of the present.

The Big Chill House is just moments by car to the Historic District and the Visitor Center in Downtown Charleston, and the beaches of the islands. Location, location, location!

The house is a Traditional floor plan updated for modern life and vacationing pleasure. You will be overjoyed by the fabulous open, fully equipped, gourmet kitchen. Pots hang overhead from a wrought iron rack. With a center island, the kitchen is a natural gathering place. You will be thrilled with the numerous gourmet features. The stovetop is gas with 5 burners. Appliances are all top-of-the-line. This chef’s state of the art equipped kitchen has it all……..granite countertops, deep double sinks, hot and cold filtered water, trash compactor and oven warmer.
Connected to the kitchen is an open dining room, so you are never closed off from the action. The stunning dining room is customized with faux painting and enough seating for everyone.

Adjacent to the kitchen is den #2. This is a perfect spot to view the outdoors through the picture bay window, and to sit and read or have a morning coffee. Hardwood floors and oriental rugs add to the ambience. This den has a sofa bed as the couch.

Step through swing doors into the huge luxurious family room. This spacious great room has 2 stunning leather couches and a large 55' HDTV. Fans turn overhead for summer guests; a large working fireplace warms winter guests. This room runs the entire length of the house from the front to the back.

Exterior French doors open out to wrap-around Southern porches that encircle the whole house. Outdoor ceiling fans keep you cool and keep the bugs away. There are sets of seating all around the porches…wicker chair groupings, rocking chairs for viewing, and a joggling board. There is an outside table for eating, and a gas grill.

And although the central gathering spots of this house are fabulous, it just keeps getting better! The bedrooms are perfect sleep and retreat rooms. Unlike typical rentals, this attention to detail for the luxury and comfort of these bedrooms is what really cements this property as a true top quality rental. This house is made for gathering together……and also for comfortably escaping to a nice bedroom with comfy bedding and luxury linens...away from the crowds!

The spacious and romantic huge Master Suite has a deep thick Luxury King Bed, and French doors open to it's own private outdoor deck, with breathtaking views and seating. This Master Suite has an attached private bathroom. The suite is large enough to also have a sitting area and two closets for “his and hers”.

Overlooking the front, is a lovely upstairs queen bedroom; delightfully decorated.

The bedroom next door has mahogany twin beds that can be strapped together if desired. These 2 rooms share a designer luxury full bathroom with a rain shower and pedestal tub in marble, granite and stone.

The downstairs bedroom, a converted cozy room off the kitchen, has a dramatic Queen Bed, large ceiling fan, and a great attached bathroom with a walk in granite shower. The washer and dryer are in a closet in this bedroom also.

Also downstairs is a picture perfect powder room in the main hallway.

To top it all off….the grounds of the house make this the perfect vacation location. Kayaks are on site. Crab, fish, and swim off the backyard dock. Swing in the hammock, or under a tree. Luxuriate in the hot tub on the back deck. Yes! …..you have found paradise.

House Configuration
* King Bedroom- Upstairs, huge oversized Master. French Doors to private deck overlooking marshes and waterways. Also has a sitting area, with a Queen sized sofa bed. Carpeted. Private Bathroom with walk in double shower. HDTV cable and DVD. Ceiling fans.
* Queen Bedroom – Upstairs. Carpeted. Shares a large Luxury Bathroom with the Twin Room. HDTV cable and DVD.
* Bedroom King or Twins – Upstairs. Hardwood floors and area rug. Two Beds connected together to make another “KING” or kept apart and used as Twins. HDTV cable and DVD. Ceiling fan.
* Queen Bed – Downstairs bedroom. A converted small bedroom directly off the kitchen. It has a Queen Bed and a new tiled bathroom with a walk in granite shower. The washer and dryer are in a closet in this bedroom also.
* Queen sofabed #1 Downstairs in the smaller 2nd den. The room is open on one side to the kitchen, and closed on other side to the family room.
* Queen sofabed #2 Upstairs in the King Master Suite sitting area.
* Family Room Downstairs large room with oversized HDTV, cable, stereo, fireplace, chairs, leather sofas, ceiling fans. Room opens with french doors to wrap around porch.
* Smaller Den Downstairs in-between the great room and kitchen. Has the sleeper sofa.
* Bathroom #1 Private for the Master King. Large Shower, large vanity, and toilet. Tiled.
* Bathroom #2 Upstairs shared with the Queen and the Twins. Glass rain shower, soaker tub, glass, marble and tile.
* Bathroom #3 Attached to the downstairs Queen Bedroom. Vanity, shower, and toilet. Tiled.
* Bathroom #4 Powder Room located downstairs in the hallway. Stylish and savvy.
* Gourmet Kitchen Fully equipped. Center island. Granite Countertops. Gas range. Oven with warmer drawer. Large sub zero built in refrigerator. Dishwasher. Trash compactor. Water filtration. Garbage disposal. Small TV. Coffee pot, toaster oven, all appliances.
* Dining Room Open to the kitchen. Large Walnut table protected by a glass top. Seats 8-10.
* Washer and Dryer Located in the Double Bedroom downstairs off the kitchen.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Set up for a maximum of 12 guests = 8 adults + 4 children. 4 bedrooms and 2 sofa beds. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed ONLY outside. ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Small dogs only upon request only. No Cats. No large dogs. $25 extra per night dog fee. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            This is not a party house for young people. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Queen Bedroom - Downstairs: 1 queen

            Attached Private Bathroom w/ walk in shower....moreless

          • Master King Suite Upstairs w/ private deck and sitting area: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            French doors to deck with views. Sofa Bed in sitting area....moreless

          • Queen Bedroom - Upstairs: 1 queen

            Shares Hallway Luxury Marbled bathroom w/ Twin/King Bedroom...moreless

          • King Bedroom ( or 2 Twin Beds) Upstairs. : 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            Twin Beds strapped into King / can be split into Twin Beds ...moreless

          • Queen sized Sofa Beds: 2 queen

            One is in the smaller den - one in King Master Sitting area...moreless

          • * King Bedroom- Upstairs, huge oversized Master. French Doors to private deck overlooking marshes and waterways. Also has a sitting area, with a Queen sized sofa bed. Attached Private Bathroom.HDTV cable and DVD. * Queen Bedroom – Upstairs. Shares a large Luxury Bathroom with the Twin Room. HDTV cable and DVD. * Twin/King Bedroom – Upstairs. Hardwood floors. HDTV cable and DVD. Can be twins or king. *Queen Bedroom – Downstairs . Cozy. Attached bathroom with shower. * Queen sofabed #1 Downstairs in the open smaller 2nd den. * Queen sofabed #2 Upstairs in the King Master Suite sitting area. Good for kids. * Family Room Downstairs large room with oversized HDTV, cable, stereo, fireplace, chairs, leather sofas, ceiling fans. Room opens with french doors to wrap around porch. * Smaller Den Downstairs in-between the great room and open to kitchen...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Upstairs Bathroom attached to Master Suite: toilet, shower

            Walk in Shower, Tiled floor. Private to Master....moreless

          • Upstairs Luxury Bathroom shared by Queen and Twin/King BR's: toilet, tub, shower

            Gorgeous deep soaker tub and glass and tile shower. ...moreless

          • Downstairs Large Bathroom Private to Queen BR: toilet, shower

            Large Luxurious Walk-in Tiled shower....moreless

          • Downstairs Hallway Powder Room: toilet

            Charmingly snazzy Powder Room. Custom....moreless

          • 1. King master suite upstairs has private attached bathroom w/ walkin shower. 2. Wonderful rain shower and pedestal soaking tub in upstairs luxury bathroom shared with the Upstairs Queen and Twins / King Rooms. 3. Downstairs Large tiled bathroom attached and private for the downstairs Queen Bedroom. Walkin shower. 4. Snazzy Powder room in the entryway with custom sink....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Premium channels included - HBO + Sports...moreless

          • Stereo
          • Books
          • CD Player

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Tourist Attractions
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic

          Car

              • Necessary

              Attractions

              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Water Parks
              • Synagogues
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                  • Waterfront:

                    Sits on Molasses Creek a few houses down from Wando River. ...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Surrounded by water and marsh views all around. ...moreless

                  • Beach:

                    Sullivans Island just a few very quick miles down Coleman Blvd...moreless

                  • Downtown:

                    Just a hop over the bridge and you are there! ...moreless

                  • Waterfront
                  • River
                  • Beach View:

                    The Beaches are a very quick drive.. Sullivans Island is closest, then Isle of Palms. Our fantastic view is total water and marsh views of the Wando River which leads to the Atlantic Ocean and the beaches....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    The Beaches are a very quick drive.. Sullivans Island is closest, then Isle of Palms. Our fantastic view is total water and marsh views of the Wando River which leads to the Atlantic Ocean and the beaches....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Dining:

                        Attached to kitchen for gatherings....moreless

                      • Dining Area

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Telescope
                          • Split-System Air Conditioning
                          • Vacuum System
                          • Living Area
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided:

                            Luxury Linens, Quilts, blankets, and Duvets. Nice and comfy fabrics. Good towels....moreless

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Parking:

                            Room for 4 vehicles in circular driveway...moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Driveway can hold 4 cars....moreless

                          • Internet:

                            wifi...moreless

                          • Living Room
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                            to be discussed with owner first....moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            Working fireplace for those chilly winter nights....moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Grill
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Stove

                              Outside

                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Boat Dock
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Binoculars
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Fish Cleaning Table
                              • Raft
                              • Balcony:

                                French doors off Master Bedroom with views galore....moreless

                              • Bicycles
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Wrap around deck Charleston Style with fans....moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Porch / Veranda:

                                Wrap around porch...moreless

                              • Boat:

                                room to dock a small boat...moreless

                              • Kayak / Canoe:

                                Stand Up Paddleboard also. Use it all in backyard!...moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                              • Hot Tub:

                                Soaking tub in large bathroom indoors...moreless

                              • Shared Hot Tub:

                                On Outside Deck. Private to the property only....moreless

                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Awesome, Peaceful, Perfect

                                Awesome, Peaceful, Perfect

                                • Guest Rose C. (Raleigh NC)
                                • Date of stay 07/06/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/16/12
                                This by far was the best stay I have every experienced. The house was awesome and just beautiful and peaceful grounds. Laurie and George are great people and made us feel as though we were at our own home. Will be staying again when back in Charleston.

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                              • The Big Chill

                                The Big Chill

                                • Guest Katie S.
                                • Date of stay 03/21/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/02/14
                                What a lovely place to spend a perfect girls' getaway in the Charleston area. The owners made it feel very welcoming and comfortable, and the house felt very clean. It was a very central location: Minutes to downtown and several beaches.

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: We always appreciate a 5-star review. I know that you were very selective and asked a lot of questions before choosing to stay at the Big Chill for your group. March is such a weird month....it can be summer, or winter, or both in the same week. And the grass is still a winter brown, while the new growth just doesn't peek out or flower until April. March is a month to for us to look forward to Spring and the new flowers in April, and hope guests are aware that we are still in late winter. I hope everyone enjoyed the hot tub, the scenery and the kayaks, and all our wonderful local restaurants in Charleston. Thank you for taking the time to send in a review.

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                              • A trip of a lifetime

                                A trip of a lifetime

                                • Guest Carl D.
                                • Date of stay 03/10/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/17/14
                                What a fabulous time we had at our recent “Big Chill House” stay! We were greeted by a bottle of wine and breakfast snacks waiting on us. The location is phenomenal due to its proximity to the beaches, plantations, and downtown Charleston. The setting is very peaceful and I spent most early mornings watching the sunrise on the dock. The waterfront property also provided an opportunity to crab and kayak. And, we were successful with both! The accommodations were pristine and everything was provided that one could think of as far as accessories and necessities. We slept, ate, and played well. Thanks to Laurie and George for paying attention to the details and providing a welcoming atmosphere. We will definitely keep this property as an option for future vacations. The home offers plenty of square footage and although the owners are only steps away in a separate apartment, there is a great feeling of privacy.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks for the wonderful review and we hope to see you in the future, either here or at our other house rental around the corner.

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                              • Great time at the Big Chill House!

                                Great time at the Big Chill House!

                                • Guest CC (Mt P SC)
                                • Date of stay 01/04/14
                                • Review Submitted 02/04/14
                                Thank you so very much for a wonderful stay. The month of January flew by so quickly. Your house was perfect for my parents. They enjoyed the spectacular view. Mom especially enjoyed watching the tug and barge easing up the river in the early morning hours during her morning coffee. This was the perfect place for my family reunion with plenty of room for everyone. How lovely to grill outside on the patio among the live oaks with their spendid spanish moss hanging down like christmas tree tinsel. We will be sure to visit again in the not so distant future. Many thanks, the Castro's

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: It was our pleasure to have your parents and the other siblings of the family stay at The Big Chill. I think the house is really good for the "not so young" folks, because it has the downstairs bedroom, and bathroom with the large walkin shower. I know your parents appreciated it, and loved to sit quietly on the porch during the good weather days of this very cold January 2014. And of course, you know we added a "safety-bar" to the downtairs shower....well, because it is safer! I think the hardwood floors are also good for older family members. And although the downstairs bedroom is the smallest of the house, it still has that large bathroom, and a really nice huge Queen sized comfy bed. The front loading washer/dryer are also in that room on the main level. And gosh your Mom can clean! The house was spotless! Thank you for choosing to have your family stay at our home; and thank you for taking time out of your busy professional life to submit a review. We appreciate it.

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                              • Great Stay

                                Great Stay

                                • Guest MLWebster (Houston, TX)
                                • Date of stay 12/03/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/12/14
                                We stayed at the Big Chill for a family get-together before Christmas as we have kids in NYC and in Baltimore. We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was very comfortable for our group of 6 and we found it well stocked and clean. Its in a great location which makes it easy to get around Mt. Pleasant as well as heading over the bridge into Charleston. We appreciated the owners being "pet-friendly" as my daughter and son-in-law brought their two dogs along. We didn't use any of the water equipment as we were off the coast fishing for two days during our stay, but really enjoyed being right on the water and having the pier to walk down. We had issues with the AC/Heat unit but the owner was very responsive and had it fixed immediately. I would recommend this home for your vacation in Charleston.

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: So pleased that your family had a great stay and that you enjoyed our very special location on the water, with the docks, and near downtown and beaches. Your dogs were terrific because they were well behaved and crate trained. Yes, we respond as quickly as possible to any and all issues that may arisse in a home. All equipment is maintained and serviced. Just this past week we installed new updated thermostat regulators on each HVAC system ( there are 3 separate systems that run this large house). Good news! - even if one portion of the home has a malfunction....the other level is not affected by any unit failure. Thank you for choosing to stay here and enjoying your fishing, and the proximity to downtown Charleston. The house is well designed for family gatherings, and yes we keep it immaculately clean ( even after a pet family is here) , and stocked for all family needs. Again, thank for taking your personal time to submit a review. Come back again!

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                              • Charleston Weekend

                                Charleston Weekend

                                • Guest DB (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
                                • Date of stay 10/30/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/07/13
                                The property is well suited for large families or groups of friends, we stayed with a group of 10 adults and two children and we did not feel crowded. It is a perfect place for a weekend away with friends or families vacationing in Charleston. I would definitely use the property again if my travels take me to Charleston in the future.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Your group was an international experience for us! You now live in Australia, with a wife from New Zealand. Grandma and Grandpa told me they were THRILLED to see the Grandchildren. And then Uncle from Canada...well I could not even keep it all straight. I am glad you enjoyed your Citadel reunion and being home in Charleston.... and had easy flights with the children back to Austraila. We look forward to hosting your family on the next Charleston visit. Thank you for taking time to write a review.

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                              • Best by far

                                Best by far

                                • Guest Linda D.
                                • Date of stay 10/23/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/31/13
                                I have rented several vacation homes over the years and The Big Chill far exceeds all of them. My girlfriends and I traveled from Michigan for a long weekend in Charleston. We fell in love with the historic charm of the city and thoroughly enjoyed the low country hospitality and fine dining. The Big Chill property was top rated. Location, spaciousness, quality furnishings, beautiful view, cleanliness and owner hospitality. I highly recommend

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: The Big Chill is a wonderful location for groups, including girlfriend reunions like yours. Thank you for the wonderful comments and taking time to place a review. I hope you were able to enjoy the dock in the backyard, and the water, and the hot tub, Kayaks, and our new stand-up Paddleboard! And we are so glad you took note of the cleanlinesss of the house, as well as the quality. Thank you once again for choosing to stay here.

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                              • 14th Annual Girls Only Getaway

                                14th Annual Girls Only Getaway

                                • Guest Travel Gal (Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
                                • Date of stay 10/16/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/29/13
                                For the last 14 years, in the middle of October, 6 high school girlfriends, 1960 high school graduates, have gone to a different location in the US for a long week-end, a Girls Only Getaway. Charleston was this year's destination and the Big Chill provided the greatest accommodations in the 14 years. We almost decided to skip all of our planned activities and spend our week-end on the porch! Everything we needed was in the house. Whenever we thought of something, we found it! There was warmth and comfort in every room and the outside was surrounded by beauty and peace.It was perfect for all of us and at one point it was suggested we come back every year! However, next October we will be in Seattle..........

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Your comment "the Big Chill provided the greatest accommodations in the 14 years" is so gracious that I just can't add anything. Thank you for choosing to stay here, and perhaps after Seattle, you will return. We love our wonderful guests....like you,... and we are thrilled to be lucky enough to own a place like this to rent. Again, thank you, and thank you for submitting a review, and we wish you and your friends the very best.

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                              • Wonderful, beautiful home and location.

                                Wonderful, beautiful home and location.

                                • Guest Debra (Buffalo NY)
                                • Date of stay 09/26/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/21/13
                                Stayed at the BigChill for a wedding weekend in Charleston. Beautiful home, wonderful amenities, highly recommend!!! The view is also amazing and very private. Owners could not be nicer and the attention to detail impeccable. Downtown Charleston 5-10min. Cannot wait to go back!!!!!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: We are always very grateful to guests, like you, who spend personal time to write a review and share your input with future renters. We agree - the House is perfectly located for all that Charleston has to offer, and the property is an unusually private piece of land. Now that the Charleston area has become a prime wedding destination, we do get a lot of Wedding Guest Groups renting the house, and the house is convenient to many of the popular wedding venues...very close to downtown and the many plantations. The Big Chill is in high demand during the prime wedding season...March, April, May, June, September and October, and then is rented heavily again during the summer beach months of July and August. The winter holidays are also in demand for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and the many Charleston and Mount Pleasant events keep us busy. We try to always keep the house in excellent condition, stylish, and very clean. Thank you for noticing our efforts. Winter projects and updates this year include a total repaint of the house exterior, and refreshing the outside decking. Thank you for choosing to stay at The Big Chill...and congratulations on the wedding.

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                              • A reunion celebration

                                A reunion celebration

                                • Guest mbp (New York City)
                                • Date of stay 09/15/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/07/13
                                Six friends from all over the country came together to celebrate their 30th year of friendship. And we were very warm and happy in the "Big Chill" house. The location was perfect, so easy and quick to go over the bridge and get to downtown Charleston or head to the beaches at Sullivan's Island or the Isle of Palms. But the comfort of the house, the porch and lovely backyard and dock and beautiful scenery was a wonderful contrast to wake up and come home to . . . . The house was large, comfortable, immaculate and had all of the extras we needed for 6 grownups to be together and or find some privacy. The owners could not have been more helpful before we came and when we arrived. I would recommend the house as a wonderful spot to appreciate Charleston and the marvelous low country that surrounds it. Staying at this house contributed to the successful reunion we enjoyed.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Guests really do love the wrap porch here and manage to "chill - out " with the atmosphere of the water and marshes. Reunion groups find The Big Chill to be a great gathering rental. It allows for different activities, and still provides privacy and space to individuals and couples. The layout of the house means that everyone can escape the group when retreat is needed! The Stand Up Paddleboard and kayaks are a big hit with the outdoor folks, and others like to hop over to Downtown Charleston, or take a short drive over to our nearby beaches. Thank you for choosing the Big Chill for your reunion, and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it and enjoyed your group a lot!

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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                              Mar 1 - Jun 24, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $475
                              Summer - Now Reduced!
                              Jun 25 - Aug 4, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $495
                              Autumn 2014
                              Aug 5 - Nov 2, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              $495
                              November 2014
                              Nov 3 - Nov 20, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              $475
                              Thanksgiving 2014
                              Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2014
                              6 night min stay
                              $595
                              December 2014
                              Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $450
                              Winter Holidays 2014
                              Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                              6 night min stay
                              $595
                              JANUARY=CALL! MONTHLY RATE!
                              Jan 6 - Feb 4, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $450
                              Later Winter
                              Feb 5 - Mar 25, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $495
                              Wedding and Summer Season
                              Mar 26 - Sep 7, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $595
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $495

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
                              • Property Damage Protection $89
                              • Tax Rate 12.5%

                              Notes:

                              1.Required minimum stay may be inaccurate . 2. Payments:To reserve and block your dates requires a $500 deposit. 2nd payment due 75 days prior to arrival. Final payment due 30 before arrival. 3 Small well behaved dogs may be accepted for extra feel. 4.These are quoted rates only, subject to a final quote and agreement. 5. $500 refundable security check is required prior to arrival


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                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Last updated: 04/12/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: chs at 13 Miles
                              • Nearest Ferry: Patriots Point at 2 Miles
                              • Nearest Beach: sullivans island at 5 Miles
                              • Nearest Golf: Patriots Point at 2 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1987

                              About the owner: About your hostess, Laurie: When Laurie is not handling computer work for The Big Chill…on the Waterfront, she is focused on her Travel Consulting Business. Laurie is a skilled Charleston Concierge, and an agent for DestinationWeddings.com and Getaway-Travels, LLC. She specializes in fabulous all-inclusive resorts and vacations. Laurie has a wide range of career certifications, including as a Sandals representative. Laurie is knowledgeable in immersive locations all over the world, and stays on top of travel trends. Her consultation services are available at no charge, and she enjoys booking the perfect places for memorable vacations. Want professional help? Have a cruise in mind, or a honeymoon? Just ask Laurie! Laurie happily lives on the property, in the attached apartment with her husband, George, and they love their downsized life, greeting guests, and traveling the world. About your host, George: After a high powered corporate career, and then owning a successful retail chain, George now is thrilled to welcome you to The Big Chill…on the Waterfront. George ensures that your visit is comfortable and smooth. He oversees the maintenance and improvements of the house, and keeps the grounds manicured. George takes pride in seeing that the house meets, or exceeds, your expectations. You will find George out on his boat in the waterways surrounding the house, or walking our Pomeranian dog, Gus.

                              Why the Owner Chose Charleston:
                              Owners take enormous pride in this large home and surroundings. We ensure that the house is always kept and maintained as a Luxury 5 star establishment through detail and supervision of cleanliness and updating. We live on the property and so, of course, treat it with extra loving care. We were drawn to the unique waterfront property with the southern feeling and privacy, with location, location, location. The waterfront private dock combined with beaches and downtown make this a perfect spot.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              There is nothing else like it in the area. Aside from the private property peninsula, it is surrounded by water and has water views of the creeks, the rivers, and the marshes. It is the water views and the tidal changes that really make this property spectacular. It is all about the fabulous waterfront location, the ebb and flow of the tides, the natural wildlife, and the privacy, combined with a comfortable savvy home. What a way to enjoy Historic Charleston, the Beaches and the marshes! The location cant be beat, as is evidenced by the mega multi million dollar homes in the area. Sip coffee on the wrap porches, have a glass of wine on the private dock. Pull in your crabs and cook them up in your kitchen!


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                              Photos

                              • Wildlife abounds. Dock in Backyard. Kayaks and Paddleboard here for your fun

                                Wildlife abounds. Dock in Backyard. Kayaks and Paddleboard here for your fun

                              • Large and private. Come to the luxurious Big Chill House....on the Waterfront

                                Large and private. Come to the luxurious Big Chill House....on the Waterfront

                              • Entry hall foyer into comfortable yet elegant house. Lovely decor and art.

                                Entry hall foyer into comfortable yet elegant house. Lovely decor and art.

                              • Dining Room off kitchen. Seats 8 - 12. Glass top for your ease of care.

                                Dining Room off kitchen. Seats 8 - 12. Glass top for your ease of care.

                              • Upstairs Master King Suite. Open to outdoors with gorgeous  views. Private attached bath. Premium HDTV, DVD, Ceiling Fan. Note the sitting area with pull out queen sized sofa bed too.

                                Upstairs Master King Suite. Open to outdoors with gorgeous views. Private attached bath. Premium HDTV, DVD, Ceiling Fan. Note the sitting area with pull out queen sized sofa bed too.

                              • Bathroom off the Huge Master. Nearly every room has a water view. Walk-in Shower

                                Bathroom off the Huge Master. Nearly every room has a water view. Walk-in Shower

                              • Relaxing stone Rain Shower with glass surround. Upstairs. For Twin and Queen.

                                Relaxing stone Rain Shower with glass surround. Upstairs. For Twin and Queen.

                              • This upstairs Bedroom can be 2 Twin beds, or as a King as shown here. You choose

                                This upstairs Bedroom can be 2 Twin beds, or as a King as shown here. You choose

                              • Bathroom off Queen Bedroom downstairs. Marble and tile. Large Marble walk-in shower.

                                Bathroom off Queen Bedroom downstairs. Marble and tile. Large Marble walk-in shower.

                              • Rocking Chairs on wrap deck to sit and stare. Outdoor fans overhead.

                                Rocking Chairs on wrap deck to sit and stare. Outdoor fans overhead.

                              • Just a short hop over the bridge into Historic Downtwn. View from end of street

                                Just a short hop over the bridge into Historic Downtwn. View from end of street

                              • This dock and water are steps away from the back door. Surrounded by water.

                                This dock and water are steps away from the back door. Surrounded by water.

                              • The home and backyard is a Kayaker's Dream. Patriots Point via Kayak Guest photo

                                The home and backyard is a Kayaker's Dream. Patriots Point via Kayak Guest photo

                              • Gourmet Kitchen fully equipped with everything. Wonderful views. Open and inviting. SubZero refrig.

                                Gourmet Kitchen fully equipped with everything. Wonderful views. Open and inviting. SubZero refrig.

                              • Great room is stylish and comfy. Huge HDTV and fireplace. Doors to wrap porch.

                                Great room is stylish and comfy. Huge HDTV and fireplace. Doors to wrap porch.

                              • Smaller Den with Sofa Bed. Great Views. Stylish extra den. Nice to have 2 dens!

                                Smaller Den with Sofa Bed. Great Views. Stylish extra den. Nice to have 2 dens!

                              • The Lovely King Bed in the Master Suite Upstairs. Huge bedroom with everything.

                                The Lovely King Bed in the Master Suite Upstairs. Huge bedroom with everything.

                              • Upstairs Queen Bedroom.  Shares upstairs luxury bathroom with the Twins room.  Premium HDTV, DVD, Ceiling Fan.

                                Upstairs Queen Bedroom. Shares upstairs luxury bathroom with the Twins room. Premium HDTV, DVD, Ceiling Fan.

                              • Luxury Marble Stone Bathroom Pedestal Soaking Tub

                                Luxury Marble Stone Bathroom Pedestal Soaking Tub

                              • Downstairs Bedroom with Large Dramatic Queen Bed. Attached large luxury bathroom

                                Downstairs Bedroom with Large Dramatic Queen Bed. Attached large luxury bathroom

                              • Stylish and savvy powder room located in entry hall. Everyone loves this room.

                                Stylish and savvy powder room located in entry hall. Everyone loves this room.

                              • Hot tub for your soaking pleasure. In summer it can be a pool for the youngins.

                                Hot tub for your soaking pleasure. In summer it can be a pool for the youngins.

                              • Surrounded by water. It is a sprawling private yard. Backyard Left view.

                                Surrounded by water. It is a sprawling private yard. Backyard Left view.

                              $450 - $595 per night (USD)
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                              4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

                              View calendar: Updated 04/12/14
                              Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
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