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Charming Cottage, One Block to Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This light and airy cottage is only one block to the beach. Each of the two bedrooms has its own private bath. One bedroom has a double bed, the other a queen bed. There is also a twin trundle bed on the sun room, which provides sleeping space for two. The sun room has a half bath and a door for privacy. It also serves as a sunny dining room and a sitting room. The screen porch has a dining area, comfortable sling chairs and a relaxing hammock, with room for two. The second story sundeck offers peeks at the ocean. It is a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee, a relaxing meal, reading or sunbathing in the Adirondack chairs or evening stargazing. Because the yard is shaded by a giant ancient cedar and many live oaks, the house and yard feel very private. The private outdoor shower has both hot and cold water. The back yard is fenced to protect children and pets.

The uncrowded beach is a magnet for local surfers and is also great for boogie boarding. You can swim, sail and kayak in the ocean or go out in the creeks canoeing, kayaking, fishing and crabbing. There are several great restaurants on the island and even more in Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan's Island and Charleston. The Shops of Mount Pleasant and King's Street in Charleston offer wonderful shopping opportunities. Downtown Charleston offers Historic Houses, theater and The Gibbes Museum. There is something for everyone!

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More Details

Owner
Mary Maclachlan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Mary Maclachlan

Our love of nature and the coast keeps us coming back to the Isle of Palms. We enjoy watching the birds and butterflies in our yard and the shore birds on the ocean and in the creeks. Our children now return here for visits from their present homes in Austin, Texas, Sacramento, California and Bologna, Italy. Mary and Morgan Maclachlan

Mary Maclachlan purchased this house in 1981

Why Mary Maclachlan chose Charleston Area

When we moved to South Carolina in 1972 we came to the Isle of Palms as often as we could. We enjoyed the family friendly beach and the fact that it was less than 30 minutes to the beautiful, historic city of Charleston. When we had a chance to buy a cottage here in 1981 we jumped at the chance. We chose our house because it had a high lot with beautiful cedar trees. Only one ancient cedar tree survived Hurricane Hugo in 1989. The water came within a foot of our house, but the house and our newly built deck survived.

What makes this house unique

We love walking on the beach in the morning with our border collie Livvy. She can run off lead until 9:00 am and until 10:00 am in the winter months. It is amazing how much fun the dogs and their people have during this time. We like to go to the Charleston County Park, just up highway 17 and to the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge, a little further up highway 17 in Awendaw. Most of all we just like hanging out with family and friends in this beautiful place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Over the last few months several items have been left behind and are unclaimed, including 2 ipad chargers, grey towels, a pair of women's striped socks, a lavender women's sweater and pair of women's jeans. If any of these items belong to you and you would like the item back, please let me know.
Nov 2013
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Amenities

Isle of Palms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming Cottage, One Block to Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 37 reviews
5

Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd time staying there and it was so peaceful and relaxing for me and my sweet dogs. I had to leave a day earlier on account of Hurricane Irma bringing her wrath. Mrs Mary was very nice about everything and I thank her once again for renting the "Charming Cottage" which it is. Already planning my trip for next year. A must for dog lovers.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Exactly as advertised!

  • 4 of 5

The house is truly adorable! It is one block to beach access and due to its location on the corner, you end up at a crosswalk to get across Palm Blvd very easily. The way the house sits and the privacy fence in the backyard make you feel like you are the only ones on the island. The grocery store and restaurants, etc. are within a 3 minute drive making everything very convenient. We liked that the beach was wide where we had plenty of space to stretch out. Mary was very quick to answer our questions before the trip and while we were there. We would definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We only hope that Hurricane Irma will allow the house to be there next week. Thanks, mary
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5

Always enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We've enjoyed a weekly stay there for 30+ years. Very nice!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

July 4th 2017 vacation

  • 5 of 5

Nice, quiet neighborhood. Pet friendly and human friendly! The Morgans are great and we're lucky to have found their rental. This is our 5th or 6th time staying there and we plan to return! Easy walk to the beach and far away enough from Front beach to avoid the crowds but close enough if you choose to go there.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I enjoyed five relaxing days in this comfortable cottage nestled among shady trees. We had all the comforts of home just a block from the beach where we spent much of each day walking, swimming, & wave riding. The rooms were large & airy - plenty of sitting areas inside & out - even an open air dining deck above the screened porch. Great a/c when needed & the weather was so mild we opened windows for evening breezes. The kitchen was fully equipped & we enjoyed many meals at home as well as at area restaurants. The thirty minute drive into Charleston for Spoleto events was easy to navigate. We don't have a pet but the cottage accommodates pets and we saw no evidence of insects or chemical odors. Everything was clean & well maintained. We will return & recommend this cottage to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This property is well-maintained and super close to the beach. It's also dog friendly, which we appreciate.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.5%

You do need to bring your own sheets and towels. $100.00 of your $200.00 cleaning and damage deposit will pay for cleaning after you leave. The other $100.00 will be returned, assuming no damage to the property. Normal check in time is 4:00pm and check out is 11:00am. There is a maximum of 2 pets.

I prefer to be paid by check, but am able to accept both paypal and major credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund