This ranch house on a quiet residential street in the Old Village section of Mt Pleasant has everything you need to feel right at home and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Central heat/air, washer/dryer. Kitchen stocked with basic ingredients. Rosemary available in garden year-round; basil, tomatoes, other veggies depending on season. Coffeemaker, d/w, microwave, toaster. Piano, games, and books for down times. TV with DVD/VCR and Wii in the den. Cable with basic channels and WiFi. No landline phone. Croquet and cornhole for backyard fun. Queen bed in master BR, twin daybed with trundle in adjoining aqua bedroom that converts to a king if desired. One bedroom is closed off where I keep my belongings while renting out the house. Queen sofa bed in den, very comfortable, and a good amount of privacy away from the other bedrooms. One bathroom with shower attached to master bedroom, second bathroom with tub/shower off hallway. A 5-minute drive gets you to the beach on Sullivan's Island and 15 minutes to downtown Charleston. A huge live oak with a rope swing keeps the front of the house in shade and the back yard is sunny and fenced. Linens, towels, beach towels and chairs provided. Washer/dryer in utility room off the deck. Great location to leave the car behind and get around on foot or by bike. Some bikes in back room. Bike rental shop close by. The house is walking distance (3/4 mile) to the old Pitt Street bridge where fisherman, birdwatchers, bicyclists, and walkers enjoy the marsh and views of Fort Sumter, harbor, intracoastal waterway, and Charleston. Alhambra Hall is close by with comparable views, a playground, and public restroom. Visit the Pitt St. Pharmacy for an old-fashioned soda fountain where you can sit on revolving stools and order a grilled cheese and malted. Shem Creek is home to shrimp and fishing boats, restaurants on the water where you can watch the pelicans and dolphins, and kayak and SUP rentals. Bike/pedestrian path over causeway to Sullivans Island makes it very easy to leave the car behind. Bike/pedestrian lane on Ravenel bridge into Charleston makes going into town without the car a great option. Free parking at the Mt Pleasant Waterfront Park beneath the Ravenel bridge allows access to fishing pier, walks across the bridge, and great scenery and sunsets. Restaurants, shopping, services all close at hand. Please note there is a 5 night minimum stay. Flexibility on check-in/check-out times depending on bookings. Well behaved and flea-treated pets welcome.
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 6 Sleeps
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 15, 2018
About Eve Gentieu
I first came to Charleston from Philadelphia in 1975 to attend the College of Charleston and ended up staying. I taught middle school science, became a rural carrier for the post office, and most lately worked in an elementary school as librarian. Now that I have retired, I have become migratory between Philadelphia and Mt Pleasant as I love the northern winters and the southern summers and have family in both places. Nature is my passion, and my summer ritual is to walk the Sullivan's Island beach at daybreak looking for the tracks of nesting loggerhead turtles who lay eggs between mid-May and mid-August. Wherever I am, I spend time hiking, bicycling, and birding.
Eve Gentieu purchased this House in 1990
Why Eve Gentieu chose Old Village
We were renting in this neighborhood from 1977 and loved the location, so bought a house. This was way before Mt Pleasant became the hot spot it is today.
What makes this House unique
I love being so close to the marsh, the beach, and downtown. I love being able to ride my bike through the Old Village to downtown, or out to the beaches. The neighborhood is quiet, green, and friendly.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Comfortable and convenient!
We needed to be close to the Medical University of South Carolina for a surgery and were unsure of our departure date. Eve was very understanding and flexible which was such a relief during a stressful time. The location is great for running in to Charleston, which we did everyday. The house was just what we needed and the fenced back yard was great for the two little dogs we had with us. We would definitely stay again.
Great location, reasonable price, clean, safe neighborhood.
We stayed 5 nights in Mt. Pleasant. The location was perfect, we could be to the beach in 5 minutes, downtown Charleston in 20 mins. The home was very clean and provided all the essentials and then some. Having beach towels and chairs provided was wonderful, the use of 2 bicycles was amazing. It is a great neighbourhood to bike around in and the park on the end of Pitt Street is amazing. I watched pelicans fish, observed school children planting new oyster habitats and if you are lucky you may even see a dolphin. Isle of Palms beach, 10 mins away, is a must if you enjoy looking for seashells and during low tide you can find sand dollars. Sullivan's island is only 5 minutes away. We walked on the beach every night.
The owners were great to work with and responded to questions in a very timely matter. You can't beat this home for the price and location.
will stay again.
It was a pleasure having Paul and company at the house. Will be happy to welcome them back.