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THE STORY MAKER - a Luxurious large home, 12 Minutes From Airport And Downtown

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Fun Family Home w/ a Movie Theatre & Billiards Room

Our huge 4-bed home, ‘The Story Maker’, is perfect for a large group of up to 10 who want to have fun and have easy access to the best sights of Charleston. With a billiards room, movie theatre & a huge backyard area with a fire-pit, there’s plenty of space for guests to socialize and have fun! Ideal for a special occasion, or family vacation.

The Space:

Our four-bedroom house has a very roomy interior, perfect for a large group or family who want the space to play and entertain at home. The property features:

A huge spacious living room with two skylights, letting in lots of natural light. This room is a great place to play a group game.

Four bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub, vanity wall mirrors and a large walk-in wardrobe. There are also three bedrooms with a queen-size bed.

Four bathrooms (one en-suite) with a shower. There is also a washroom with a toilet.

A well-equipped kitchen with a large central island with seating and a small bar area with several taps.

A large dining room with seating for six, ideal for group dinners.

A large enclosed porch with a two-seater swing seat and a dining table with chairs.

A billiards room.

A cavernous movie theatre with comfy seating.

An office with a large desk and storage space, perfect if you want to work quietly or have a private phone call or a meeting.

Free parking for four cars in the driveway.

The Neighborhood:

Our house is located in a quiet leafy neighborhood of Charleston on the Ashley River with draping Live Oak trees and colourful azaleas and camellias. Just a short drive away you’ll find many great attractions and sites, including Charles Towne Landing, a historic site marking the first permanent English settlement in Carolina. This site is great for children, with an experimental crop garden, ‘The Adventure’, a replica of a 17th-century cargo vessel, and an Animal Forest with species indigenous to Carolina in the 1670s, including vultures, wolves and bears.

If you want to eat out, there are a variety of great restaurants within walking distance of the house, including the Charleston Sports Pub, T-Bonz, Ichiban, Kickin Chicken and Gathering Cafe.

If you’re looking for shopping or entertainment, the house is only a 9-minute drive (or a $10 taxi ride) from Downtown Charleston, a beautiful historic area that’s a delight to walk around. Here you’ll find King Street, considered to be the ‘Rodeo Drive’ of Charleston because of its great selection of shops, from high-end clothing boutiques to quirky antique shops and book stores. There’s plenty to keep you entertained here day and night, with many art galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Other attractions just a short drive away are:

Middleton Place (12 miles away). A huge rice plantation dating back to the 1730s. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (12 miles away). A historic house with gardens.

Folly Beach (13 miles away). A city located on the historic Folly island with great beaches, restaurants and a pier.

The house is also only a 7-minute drive from Charleston International Airport

More Details

Stay Duvet
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018


West Ashley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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THE STORY MAKER - a Luxurious large home, 12 Minutes From Airport And Downtown
average rating of 4.1 based on 10 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Great home for large families. Our kids loved the theater room. Also, property management is very responsive if you have any issues. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun trip, rental property lacking on a few things

  • 3 of 5

We had a great trip, but to be honest I was disappointed in a few things w/ the house. As many people noted, there are several outlets that do not work in the bedrooms which was difficult for the folks staying in those front rooms. I also want to highlight to folks that two of the bedrooms need to share a bathroom, so key to note as you plan room assignments. Also, this is the first house I have ever rented that did not have any kitchen supplies (salt, pepper, olive oil, saran wrap, aluminum foil, ziploc bags, etc). I was honestly shocked this was not shared with me beforehand as we could have brought these supplies with us. Instead, we had to take multiple trips to the grocery stores over a holiday which was tricky with many being closed. Lastly, there is a dangerous nail on the stair going up to the media room that I recommended getting fixed before an injury.

On the positive, we had fun grilling out on the deck and watching a movie in the theater room - those were great perks to the property! Thank you for all your help and we hope to visit the area again!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needed to be cleaner

  • 3 of 5

The floors were dirty and the bathrooms could be cleaner

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deanna, I am sorry to hear about the level of cleanliness during your stay. I can assure you that we hold a high standard in our rentals and that they are professionally cleaned after every guest. We were unaware of the situation during your stay. Our Concierge team is ready and willing at all times to assist our guests with any concerns they may have. We hope that you will consider staying with us in the future.
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What a wonderful home. We were impressed the moment we walked in the door.

  • 5 of 5

A great place to bring family and friends together for our son's wedding. Plenty of room, for conversation and relaxation. Kitchen was awesome. Would definitely stay here again. The house had everything we needed. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Place was perfect for what we needed.

  • 4 of 5

The House is fantastic, very spacious. It provided us with what we needed. We were a party of four couples traveling to Charleston for a wedding. The house was located in a great spot, close to highway and shopping. The beds were fantastic, the pillows were amazing, I wish I had checked the brand, because now I want them. My only complaints, no cable. Apple TV was available, which was nice because we had our laptop, but basic cable would have been great. I wanted to watch football! Anyways, and like another person said, in two of the bedrooms no outlets worked which was a bummer. But it was clean, in a quiet neighborhood, and close to what we needed. The media room was cool, the pool table was a nice touch. For a bigger group trying to vacation together this is a great option. 10-15 min from downtown. I would rent this place again. The Story Maker was a great rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a wonderful place to spend your vacation

  • 4 of 5

everybody loved it, however, the steps coming from the dining room to the living room should be marked in some way, the steps blend with the floor so well that they are hard to see and one person tripped and fell, also the lip to the entrance to the office area is a trip hazard.

We all had a wonderful time and would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $265 + Tax
Transaction Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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