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Living Room

Living Room Living Room View from Dining Room into Living Room View of Dining Room & Kitchen from Living Room Cottage Kitchen w/lots of light 'The Shelborne' - bedroom 'The Tiffany' - bedroom 'The Apollo' - bedroom Updated Bath Fenced Backyard Figgy - feline red swing cottage mascot (a stray who stayed!) Triangle - within a short walk from the cottage. Nightlife in Avondale! Roost & Oak Barrel Tavern - within walking distance of cottage some more of the Avondale Area red swing cottage - front view red swing cottage!

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

West Ashley cottage description

Red Swing Cottage is a quaint, stylishly decorated & comfortably furnished 3 bedroom, 1 bath house located in the trendy Avondale area...just minutes from historic downtown Charleston, Folly Beach & less than a quarter of a mile from wonderful restaurants, bars & boutiques! Replete with luxurious linens, Wi-Fi, cable TV & fenced backyard, Red Swing Cottage is a wonderful destination for relaxation, entertaining, and enjoyment while in Charleston!

Property Type

  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            w/additional pet fee - $150...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: shower

            Steamy, double-headed custom tiled shower!...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Oven
          • Stove

          Amenities

          • Parking
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Fenced in back yard.

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Basic Cable only. Additional channels available upon request with small additional fee....moreless

              • Television
              • Books

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Historic
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Activities

                  • Golf
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Skiing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Racquetball
                  • Hunting
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Swimming
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Surfing
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Playground
                  • Marina
                  • Churches
                  • Synagogues
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping

                  Other Activities

                      • The Avondale area is an up and coming artsy pocket of Charleston with local shopping, restaurants & bars and is within a short walking distance of red swing cottage. ...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • The Red Swing Cottage

                        The Red Swing Cottage

                        • Guest Stephen K. (Where do you live?)
                        • Date of stay 01/04/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/07/14
                        Very nice pet friendly (fenced in back yard) 3 BR cottage in West Ashley; less than 10 minutes from Downtown Historic Charleston (historic house tours, museums, carriage tours, restaurants etc) easy access to the other area attractions, including beaches, water sports, golf, plantations, the Confederate submarine (the H L Hunley), James Island County Park (nice paths for dog walking as well a large dog play area) etc. It's near shopping (Harris Teeter Supermarket is a 5 minute walk) as well as other shops including Petco (if dogs are an issue).

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Quirky cottage, great location, numerous drawbacks

                        Quirky cottage, great location, numerous drawbacks

                        • Guest Janis B.
                        • Date of stay 12/21/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/27/13
                        I'll begin with the positives - great location, with easy access to restaurants, Charleston's historic district, & the outlying communities. The cottage is spacious, nice layout, cozy, good wifi. Beds were comfortable, nice bathroom (except the door which didn't shut fully without slamming it) & the overall ambience was nice. However, we were surprised & disappointed by a number of things. First, there was a pile of dirt & animal hair on the floor that had obviously been missed by the cleaning crew (we also discovered the floors had apparently not been adequately mopped - our socks & slippers provided the evidence). There also was lots of animal hair, especially on the sofa cushions. My daughter-in-law is allergic to cats and that's when we discovered the hair, especially under the cushions. The cottage is loaded (overloaded!) with tchotchkes - vintage family photos (50+ personal photos everywhere), scarves, dresses, handbags, old keys, bottles, etc. - all dustgatherers - & owner namecards & monograms everywhere (towels, coasters, pillowcases, etc.) - it appears the owner lives here & vacates for renters. Kitchen cabinets & drawers were a disorganized hodgepodge of yardsale items (actually, not even yardsale quality). Dull knives, poor dinner utensils, useless toaster oven, one old frypan, no veg peeler, ancient can opener, etc. Dishes were also old, with stained coffee mugs. Range light & several ceiling lights were out. Outdoor seating was limited to 5 small wooden chairs with peeling paint. The metal outdoor awnings were algae covered. The website advertises cable tv but don't expect to have much to watch - only 5 channels. For the price of one rental, the owner would do well to invest in a few basics - decent set of dishes, utensils, knives, cookware/pots & pans, working toaster/toaster oven, UNmonogrammed towels & cases (Target/Walmart quality for all of these would be fine). Upgrade the cable (or put a caveat on the website re: only 5 channels), add some decent backyard seating, and ensure all lights are working. And remove all the dust-gathering, unhealthy vintage tchotchkes & ensure the floors & other surfaces are fully mopped/dusted. This cottage could be a great place if the owner would attend to these few basic upgrades. Otherwise, the owner should not rent the property. We've rented many many places on VRBO/HomeAway in the US & abroad, and have never previously encountered such a poorly equipped/maintained place. Very disappointing.

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                      • Perfectly located and appointed Charleston home away from home

                        Perfectly located and appointed Charleston home away from home

                        • Guest Sooner Kim (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
                        • Date of stay 10/18/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/09/13
                        This home is perfect for a Charleston vacation! Pre-visit communication was professional and timely. When we arrived, the house was spotless and clean with any amenities we might have needed. The towels were fresh, along with the linens. Our two dogs felt right at home as well with a nice fenced yard and a neighborhood with sidewalks for nice walks. The home is also within walking distance of the great Avondale restaurants and a short drive to downtown. We were very comfortable in this home and hope to return soon! Thank you!

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                      • Lovely, cozy and unique place to stay

                        Lovely, cozy and unique place to stay

                        • Guest Audrey S. (Atlanta, Georgia)
                        • Date of stay 07/04/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/22/13
                        My two sisters and I stayed at the Red Swing Cottage over 4th of July weekend this summer- it was our first reunion in years. It couldn't have been more pleasant, and a large part of that was due to the homey accommodations at the cottage. We absolutely loved the charming vintage decor- right down to the winding chicken salt shaker! With every turn in the house, you will find something unique and well appointed. The attention to detail and marrying of vintage with modern makes this house both stylish and chic. Pair that with extremely convenient proximity to historic downtown (about 6-8 mins) as well as Folly Beach (15-20 mins), and you have the perfect place to stay! This is certainly a favorite amongst us (and all of us very well traveled), and one which we all hope to visit again.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Marvelous Time

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                        Marvelous Time

                        • Guest Furticks
                        • Date of stay 06/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/08/13
                        Here for a wedding at Founder's Hall & what a treat it was to stay here at Red Swing Cottage. Our family had a marvelous time & we love the house & its stylish décor. Thanks again for everything!

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                      • Plenty of Space

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                        Plenty of Space

                        • Guest Scheeks
                        • Date of stay 05/16/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                        Here for our graduation from MUSC. It was nice not having to stay in a hotel. Plenty of space for everyone. Thanks!

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                      • Comfy Beds

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                        Comfy Beds

                        • Guest The Conrads
                        • Date of stay 05/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                        Visiting our daughter who moved here a month ago to West Ashley. Great to find a VRBO in the area. Comfy beds for everyone close to daughter you have thought of everything. Interesting décor. Will recommend to my daughters-in-laws when they come to visit. I loved Figgy!

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                      • Lovely House

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                        Lovely House

                        • Guest Daniel
                        • Date of stay 04/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                        We've had a good time here. Love to stay again in this lovely house. Thanks!

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                      • Southern Hospitality

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                        Southern Hospitality

                        • Guest Lesley & Joe
                        • Date of stay 03/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                        Comfy beds, soft pillows, fluffy towels and some great decorating ideas made our stay at Red Swing Cottage feel like we were getting the best Southern hospitality had to offer! Thanks for making us and our dog welcome in your home!

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring/Summer
                      Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $225 $275
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,450 $3,750
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $225 $275
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,400 $2,750
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Pet Fee $200
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Tax Rate 2.5%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Higher rates apply during special events (i.e. Spoleto, Cooper River Bridge Run, Food Festival, etc.) and holidays.


                      Cancellation policy:

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                      Last updated: 04/15/2014
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                      Location

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                      • Nearest Airport: Charleston International Airport at 10 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: Highway 17 & Highway 61 at 1 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Folly Beach at 10 Miles
                      • Nearest Barpub: Voodoo/Roost/Oak Barrell/Gene's Haufbrau at 0.25 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: Charleston Municipal Golf Course at 4 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Triangle/Pearlz/Al Di Lah/Mellow Mushroom at 25 Miles
                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      Why West Ashley:
                      It is an old house with a lot of character!


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • View from Dining Room into Living Room

                        View from Dining Room into Living Room

                      • Cottage Kitchen w/lots of light

                        Cottage Kitchen w/lots of light

                      • 'The Tiffany' - bedroom

                        'The Tiffany' - bedroom

                      • Updated Bath

                        Updated Bath

                      • Figgy - feline red swing cottage mascot (a stray who stayed!)

                        Figgy - feline red swing cottage mascot (a stray who stayed!)

                      • Nightlife in Avondale!

                        Nightlife in Avondale!

                      • some more of the Avondale Area

                        some more of the Avondale Area

                      • red swing cottage!

                        red swing cottage!

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • View of Dining Room & Kitchen from Living Room

                        View of Dining Room & Kitchen from Living Room

                      • 'The Shelborne' - bedroom

                        'The Shelborne' - bedroom

                      • 'The Apollo' - bedroom

                        'The Apollo' - bedroom

                      • Fenced Backyard

                        Fenced Backyard

                      • Triangle - within a short walk from the cottage.

                        Triangle - within a short walk from the cottage.

                      • Roost & Oak Barrel Tavern - within walking distance of cottage

                        Roost & Oak Barrel Tavern - within walking distance of cottage

                      • red swing cottage - front view

                        red swing cottage - front view

                      VRBO #466166

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

                      $225 - $275 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 04/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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