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Featured on "TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING", The Marion is your Charlestonian Getaway

Bedrooms Studio
Space 320 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Tiny House on the Creek just north of Charleston. Kayak, Hike, Cycle, Wildlife

Featured on DIY Network's "TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING" season 7, episode 7, this tiny Charlestonian Getaway is located in the heart of the Francis Marion National Forest and Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge, Charleston's premier outdoor destination! A 35 minute drive from downtown, Here are 10 reasons why you will love your stay at The Marion:

1. Hiking Trails: I'on Swamp Trail, Swamp Fox Passage, Seewee Shell Ring Trail, Wambaw Cycle Trail, South Tibwin Trail, Palmetto Trail starts here at the Awendaw Passage and ends at the Blue Ridge Mountains!

2. Bring your boat! Launch at nearby Buck Hall Landing (7 min), Garris Landing (13 min), or Paradise Island Boat Landing (15 min)

3. Birds of Prey Center: get up close and personal with Falcons, Eagles, and other raptors

4. Bulls Island Ferry: Eco Tours to Bulls Island Sanctuary

5. Seewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center: see the endangered Red Wolves, feeding is every Saturday

6. Historic McClellanville village shops & restaurants, famous for their local shrimp

7. Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge

8. Charleston Zip Line Adventures

9. Cycling/Road Bikes: the Awendaw Loop, a popular 26.2 mile cycle route through the National Forest starts here

10. Bring your mountain bike/motorcycle/atv, the Wambaw Cycle Trail is 1/2 mile up the road.

Also, the Twin Ponds Rifle Range is a few minutes away. With so many outdoor adventures to choose from, make sure you give yourself a few days!

More Details

Chris Pate
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Chris Pate

I am a local Realtor. I was born and raised on the central coast of California. After living on Oahu's north shore for 10 years, my family and I decided to move to my wife's home state of South Carolina. We chose the Charleston area and could not be happier! It has everything a young family could need, plus tons of history, great food, and some of the nicest people on the planet!

I enjoy surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, traveling, building, providing excellent hospitality, learning, growing, and living life with my wife, two young kids, and 6 pets!

Chris Pate purchased this house in 2017

Why Chris Pate chose Awendaw

We built The Marion_Tiny Getaway to provide high quality, low-impact lodging for anyone looking to experience what this area has to offer in a beautiful natural setting and at an affordable price.

The Marion_Tiny Getaway was built with simplicity, comfort and convenience in mind. With an open-concept living space, the house features a full kitchen, full bathroom, stairway leading to the master loft which connects by loft bridge to the second loft. The guest loft also features a trapdoor with ladder for additional access. The interior is simple and stylish, a perfect getaway for the travelers seeking comfort and inspiration. Located on a private 3-acre property, this dwelling comes with access to the Awendaw Creek, a navigable tidal creek teeming with wildlife. Dolphins and otters are frequently spotted, in addition to an array of bird life and the occasional small alligator. Adventure awaits!

What makes this house unique

Experience tiny living first-hand, reserve a kayak for the tidal creek, soak in all the natural beauty, then head to Charleston for a day of history and a night of fun!


Awendaw House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Master Loft - 1 queen , Stair Access
    Guest Loft - 1 double , Access by stairs & loft bridge or by ladder
  • Books
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
Francis Marion National Forest, Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge, bicycle trails, hiking trails, eco tours, boat tours, historic sites, plantations, downtown Charleston 35 min drive.


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Featured on "TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING", The Marion is your Charlestonian Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
San Diego, California

Wonderful time at the tiny house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the tiny house. It was clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend to anyone! We will be back next time we are in the area!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, quiet. The house was clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend this

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great tiny house!

  • 5 of 5

We did a long weekend here and loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Dog and Duck
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Bulls Bay Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
North Charleston Station
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Seewee Restaurant
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Isle of Palms
Car: recommended

The Marion is located on a 4-acre lot. There are two other homes visible from the Marion, about 300' away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $10
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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