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Charming 1920s Guest House on 2 acre, award winning, Historic Estate, in Town.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 27 nights


About the property

House,2 Bedrooms,(queen, twins), 2 Baths, 2 screened porches, living, lg kitchen

Enjoy the privacy and solitude of this renovated 1920s Guest House situated on 2 acres of award winning gardens of historic 'Linwood', built in 1883 by local plantation owners right in the heart of the quaint town of Summerville, just 30 minutes from historic Charleston, 14 miles from the airport.

Home away from home, hassle free, ready to move in, this charming cottage is fully equipped including lots of lovely amenities usually found only in a bed and breakfast.

Great amenities: off street parking, wifi, cable TVs, washer/dryer, dishwasher,2 screened porches. Residents have use of large swimming pool, grill. Private History and Horticulture Tours of 1883 Estate available. Walk only 4 blocks to unique shops and good restaurants.

Conveniently located to explore the beautiful SC coastal region.When not enjoying historic Charleston or the famous plantation gardens just 15 minutes away, take day trips to Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens and Georgetown to the North and Beaufort, Hilton Head and Savannah to the South.

It is our pleasure to help you with maps, tours, dinner reservations or in any way which would help you enjoy your visit.

Keywords: Guest House of Historic B&B, corporate rental, holiday rental, self-catering, furnished rental.

More Details

Linda Shelbourne
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, some French.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Linda Shelbourne

Peter and Linda have lived in the large, elegant, mansion on the 2 acre historic estate built by Magnolia Plantation owners in 1863, for 35 years. They created 'LINWOOD', Historic Home and Gardens, as an award winning B&B. They remain avid gardeners and eager hosts, helping guests who are renting their accommodations to enjoy the fascinating history and beautiful aspects of the South Carolina LowCountry. They are happy to provide maps, discounts into the near-by plantation, tour information or help in any way. For photos of them, see their LINWOOD website.

Linda Shelbourne purchased this house in 1979

Why Linda Shelbourne chose Summerville

This charming and comfortable cottage is surrounded by the award winning gardens of the historic estate. Just 4 blocks WALK to quintessential southern, Summerville's unique shops and great restaurants. 15 minutes drive to famous plantations, 30 minutes historic Charleston, 45 to the beaches, 10 for golf. Consider a kayak tour, birding, sailing and much more available in this great location, just 14 miles from Charleston International Airport.

What makes this house unique

Aside from comfortably sleeping 4 guests, this charming cottage has 2 bathrooms, a large, eat-in, and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, granite counters, washer/dryer, two screened in porches on either side of the living room, garden views, private garden and a short hop to the large swimming pool for residents. Wifi, off street parking, grill and many more great amenities are included in the reasonable rate. For many more photos please view their LINWOOD website.


Summerville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , toilet, wash basin, combination shower/tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There are 2 bathrooms. They each have a toilet and wash basin. The one in the queen suite has a shower and the other full bathroom has a combination tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) queen bedroom suite with sitting room and bath, wall hung, flat screen TV with remote, large closet. Twin or Single Beds (2), closet, antique armoire with drawers, desk and chair.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Complimentary wifi. Large swimming pool on property. Award winning gardens to enjoy. Fully furnished with all linens. Soap and paper products for two days. Housekeeping available for small fee . The property is a 2 acre, beautiful, historic estate, gardens and B&B. Walk 4 blocks to quaint town, health center,unique shops, great little restaurants. Located between Myrtle Beach on the North, Beaufort, Savannah, Hilton Head on the South. On site hospitality to help with maps, tours, dinner reservations, discounts into the famous, near-by plantations, kayaking or in any way which would make the visit to Summerville and historic Charleston more enjoyable.


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Charming 1920s Guest House on 2 acre, award winning, Historic Estate, in Town.
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
Chatham Township, NJ

Treasured southern cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five with two small children just vacationed at lovely Linwood Inn and gardens in Summerville, approximately a half hour from Charleston, SC. We stayed in the historic 1920's cottage and had lovely amenities, swimming in the large in-ground pool for residents, which is surrounded by award-winning Victorian gardens, playing in the fenced-in playground across the street, walking 4 blocks to nearby town for meals, or bringing ready-made meals to the cottage kitchen. The distinctly southern gardens of the 2-acre estate include a courtyard and formal gardens near the main house, making the cottage serene and quiet sparing the water fountains and trickling coy pond. Our spacious rooms in the cottage were very clean with attractive decor and extremely comfortable beds, complete with all fresh linens and towels. The guest house itself has two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a screened-in porch and screened-in patio, as well as a living room with a fire place. Ceiling fans throughout helped to add a breezy atmosphere for the kids as they played board games and enjoyed each others' company inside the cottage. Linda's literature collection is perfect reading for relaxing on a getaway. We will all treasure Linda and Peter's most gracious hospitality and our very special time staying at a "home away from home" in the Lowcountry.

Incidentally, CBS's Sunday morning show aired on July 12, 2015 a television segment, called "Sweet Tea," filmed right on Linwood Inn's wide wrap-around porch which is, albeit, thirst-inducing! Showcasing the town of Summerville and offering a televised interview on the property's estate from a pair of rocking chairs, it's yet another testament to the Shelbournes' always pleasant and accommodating ways.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here last summer we loved it so much we are going back in August of this year as well ! We love the property ! You feel very welcome . It was very clean and comfortable . We highly recommend it to our friends and family .

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spartanburg, SC

Perfect for family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in a different cottage but the accommodations were exceptional. Perfect for my family with two toddlers. Across street from a park, pool and endless gardens to explore. We will be back and highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago IL

Beautiful Cottage in Gorgeous Setting!

  • 5 of 5

My family of five (two adults and three small children) stayed in this beautiful cottage during my sister's wedding. We had everything we needed in the fully equipped kitchen and plenty of room to relax and enjoy ourselves fully! My children adored being next door to the pool and spent many hours jumping and swimming in the beautiful pool. (Which was gated, so I had ease of mind that they couldn't go without me!) I loved the hardwood floors and gorgeous decorating of the guest house. The Shelbournes were delightful hosts and mad sure we had everything we needed. This guest home provided my family a wonderful oasis to escape and relax in the middle of a busy wedding weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Will Be Back!

  • 5 of 5

I was surprised that we were able to book this spot only three months out for a vacation in June outside of Charleston. And, I'm even more surprised after being there and staying the week! The grounds were absolutely second-to-none, the pool was wonderful (that we pretty much had to ourselves), the house is perfect! Two wonderful porches, and we enjoyed our home-cooked dinner one night on the back porch with our finds from the local Mt. Pleasant farmer's market. Downtown Summerville is extremely charming and I wish we'd had more time to spend there. I enjoyed lovely walks each morning around the beautiful neighborhoods close by as well. I hesitated to write a good review only because I'd like to keep it a secret, but that wouldn't be fair to the lovely owners who took so much time to tell us the best places to visit and eat and to Linda who also took the time to show our kids around the main house and share some of its history. We will be back and if I can't book the cottage or the hay barn at Peter & Linda's for our next trip, I will be very disappointed. Cheaper than a hotel and it really shouldn't be.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dolores CO


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Cottage this week. Very cozy, great location, and charming owners...Peter and Linda!

When things got hot, a short stroll across the lawn to a cool-down in the pool.

Simply lovely!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Car: recommended

Meander through the Award Winning gardens on site, or enjoy a private 'History and Horticulture Tour' of the historic property. Cool off in our large, in-ground swimming pool. Grill out and have a drink on the patio or your own private deck or screened in porch. Play Net or Volley Ball. Walk to unique, local specialty shops and restaurants, only 4 blocks. No need to drink and drive. Lie on our beautiful, warm, sandy,beaches. Bird watching on site or at Francis Beidler Forest. House & Garden Tours, 3 Famous Plantations are just 15-20 minutes away. The owners of this property owned 'Magnolia' plantation. Take advantage of our discounts. Historic Charleston Tours, carriage rides and trips to Fort Sumter (First shot of the Civil War!) . Take day trips to Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen, Georgetown, Columbia, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Savannah. Explore the gorgeous, Carolina Coastal region. Investigate the real estate. Consider Summerville, one of the top retirement choices in the country. Sweet tea, sweet people, a 'real' community with a heart. We'll help you get started!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Great discount for extended stay: $3250.00 per month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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