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Shem Creek Cottage - Close to Beaches, Restaurants and Historic District

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Newly renovated May 2017. A charming cottage located in the heart of Shem Creek just over the bridge in Mt. Pleasant. This pet friendly cottage consists of 2 bedrooms each with queen size beds and one bathroom. Living area opens into the kitchen with a dining table for four and traditional coastal cottage decor. A complete renovation of the property, brand new furnishings, great outdoor space and the proximity to great views, activities and food make this the perfect vacation get away. Enjoy the spacious yard while dining al fresco or walk to one of the great restaurants near by. This property is located a block from the waters of Shem Creek and you can rent kayaks and paddle boards from a vendor right at the waters edge. Within a 3 block radius there are 12 restaurants and bars, 2 coffee shops, a beverage super store, a farmers market, and 2 antique malls. The heart of downtown Charleston is a 12 minute drive and the beach at Sullivan's Island is 3 miles away. The Historic district of the Old Village is walking distance and offers many beautiful antebellum homes, several nice shops and a first class restaurant. See adjacent sister properties VRBO 876759 and VRBO 877061

Joe Shuford
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Joe Shuford

I am semi retired from the medical business and my wife is a nurse at MUSC. We own several properties next door and are big fans of this area. We have one son and live in the old village in Mt Pleasant . In fact our home is only 5 blocks away from this property. We have owned and operated this it for several years and it is our goal to provide the best experience possible for your stay.

Joe Shuford purchased this house in 2002

Why Joe Shuford chose Old Village

You cannot get a better location than this one. A private house one block from Shem Creek. The beaches are close, the heart of Charleston is a 12 minute drive and inside of 3 blocks are coffee shops, restaurants, a beverage super store, antique malls and more. All this and a very nice private property with a private, well landscaped outdoor living space.

What makes this house unique

Clean, modern and Location, Location, Location.


Old Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pet Policy: Each property will allow only one dog under 75 pounds or two dogs fewer than 35 pounds each unless the owner agrees to something different
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Fully furnished new mattresses and bedding in both.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Shem Creek Cottage - Close to Beaches, Restaurants and Historic District
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Quaint, clean cottage close to Charleston and great neighborhoods

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for getaway for a few days and very close to lots of great sights and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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A perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at the Shem Creek Cottage and it won't be our last! Pet friendly, beautifully decorated, clean and you can't beat the location. Perfect for 2 couples or a family of four. The owners are great to work with!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Nice house. The summary says renovated may 2017; however, the patio and back yard was cluttered.

  • 2 of 5

The outside was under renovation. Joe was nice and hospitality when we checked in and out, however he was there every day except Easter Sunday doing work. He stained the fence on Monday 4/2. My husband asked to leave by 2pm so that we could return to the house. He did leave and apologized when we checked out, but it did not feel like we had any privacy. I called homeaway customer service and advised.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Perfect cottage close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED our stay at the Shem Creek Cottage!! The space is so wonderful - loved being walking distance to Shem creek! Joe was so accommodating. Hoping to stay there again and will definitely recommend to friends traveling to the area! THANK YOU JOE for letting our entire family stay and your adorable cottage!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great area

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very sunny place.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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A Very Merry Christmas at the Shem Creek Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Joe, for opening your property up on VRBO. My family and I had a wonderful stay at your cottage. Check in and Check out were a breeze. The layout is big enough for four adults, yet cozy and inviting! There were so many amazing restaurants close by that we felt like we were in the big city!

I only have one or two minor complaints. The dryer ventilation set up caused extreme humidity in the cottage. This made doing laundry a bit of a hassle. I am sure this is just a hiccup since the property is relatively new. Also, I would recommend equipping the cottage with more cooking utensils.

Other than those very small inconveniences our stay at Shem Creek Cottage was 5 Star!

-Thank you,

Sally + Daniel

Snead's Ferry NC

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charleston International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Paiges Okra Grill / Shelter / Arts
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Patriots Point
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Paiges Okra grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sullivans Island


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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