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"THE NEST" IN HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN AIKEN, SC. WALK EVERYWHERE! KING MASTER BR!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Upstairs Apartment, 1 KING BR + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! "The Nest" is a beautiful upstairs apartment located in historic downtown Aiken, SC, less than 1/2 block to Laurens St (Our Main St). Walk to Over 25 local restaurants. Mere steps to Antiques. Art. Quaint Shops. Local Theater. Museums. Horse District. Hitchcock Woods. Farmers Market. You are right in the middle of it all!

SPARKLING CLEAN, SAFE, PRIVATE, COMFORTABLE AND CONVENIENT! WALK EVERYWHERE!

This beautiful one bedroom apartment, private and gated, features hardwood floors, high ceilings, gas fireplace, fully equipped kitchen (with Keurig), and laundry. Dine alfresco on private balcony overlooking downtown Aiken. Sleeps 2-4.

Private parking. Internet/Cable/All Utilities included. Bed Linens and plenty of towels.

OUR PREVIOUS GUESTS HAVE SAID IT BEST:

"Absolutely Charming!"

"Beautifully Designed and Decorated."

"We Love This Place! We Were So Comfortable!"

"This little apartment is great...great location, beautifully decorated and had all the things we needed..."

"Absolutely wonderful place to stay!"

A SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE WINNER!

THE SOUTH'S BEST SMALL TOWN 2018

COME SAY HELLO TO BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN AIKEN!

We are proud Members of the Aiken Downtown Development Association and recipients of Historic Aiken Foundation's "Best Adaptive Use Award".

**ADDITIONAL DOWNTOWN RENTAL LISTINGS:

'THE LOFT" www.vrbo.com/308961

'SEA FOLLY' www.vrbo.com/1051536

Keywords: Downtown Aiken, SC, Romantic Getaway, Best Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Masters Golf Accommodations, Apartment, Vacation and Condo Rentals

More Details

Owner
Janice and Russell Johnson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Janice and Russell Johnson

Owners are Russell & Janice Johnson: We are not originally from Aiken but we got here as quick as we could! We are sure you will agree with us that LIFE IS GOOD IN AIKEN!"

Since we are retired, we are often "on the road". When we are in town we live in the separate, ground floor unit of the Arbor House. We love the convenience of walking to our favorite shops and restaurants and the Aiken playhouse! It's a wonderful place to call home! We truly love it here and believe that you will too!

Janice and Russell Johnson purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Janice and Russell Johnson chose Aiken

AIKEN IS SUCH A CHARMING TOWN. We often hear how others fall in love with Aiken at first visit. Whether visiting for World Class Polo, the Masters Golf tournament, Spring and Fall Steeplechase, for business, or simply checking out Aiken, we know you are going to enjoy your visit.

What makes this apartment unique

SPARKLING CLEAN, SAFE, PRIVATE, COMFORTABLE AND CONVENIENT! WALK EVERYWHERE!

As you head out the gate you can often smell roasting coffee beans from New Moon Cafe--just steps away! Locals agree their coffee is the best. Known for their crusty-top muffins, fresh bagels, soups and salads. YUM. Enjoy our horses. They are everywhere! Look for our mounted policeman. Enjoy our wonderful weather--year round! Enjoy our charming, vibrant downtown. See local artists at work. Street dining. Bakery. Brewery. Antiques. Cookies, Fudge. Pottery. Visitors Center. Jewelry. Carriage rides. Friendly faces. Enjoy our 25 local restaurants: Taste Italian Cuisine, Betsy's Diner, Prime Steaks and Lobster, Casual or Fine Dining, Bistros and Cafes.

Amenities

Aiken Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Double vanity sinks with a separate shower/tub and toilet area.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper in Living area
  • KING size bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
GOLF COURSES IN AIKEN COUNTY Aiken Golf Club - Semi-Private (803) 649-6029 Cedar Creek Golf Club - Semi-Private 803-648-4206 Houndslake Country Club - Semi-Private (803) 648-6805 Midland Valley Country Club Semi-Private (803) 279.5352 Mount Vintage Golf Club - Semi Private (844) 428-8330 Palmetto Golf Club - Private (803) 649-2951 The River Golf Club - Semi-Private (803) 202-0110 Sage Valley Golf Club - Private (803) 663-0900 Woodside Plantation Country Club - Private (803-649-3383 The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation - Private (803) 648-1601 PARKS IN AIKEN COUNTY Aiken State Park 803-649-2857 Boyd Pond Park 803-642-0314 Brick Pond Park 803-441-4246 Gregg Park 803-663-7552 Harrison-Caver Park 803-593-4698 Living History Park 803-279-7560 North Augusta Greeneway 803-441-4300 Riverview Park 803-441-4311

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"THE NEST" IN HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN AIKEN, SC. WALK EVERYWHERE! KING MASTER BR!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Beautiful apartment. Wonderful owners.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was extremely nice and clean. Could not have chosen a better place. Location is perfect in the middle of the historic downtown and short walk to restaurants and shops. The Johnson’s were absolutely great. Very accommodating and available for any questions we might have had. Would rate 10 stars if possible.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

.....first impressions are always the best and lasting.............and we were not disapponted!

  • 5 of 5

......'the nest' was just as pictured on the internet.......no surprises! upon our arrival, we were greeted by russ and was instantly welcomed to our 'home away from home.' the accommodations were more than adequate......(ie: the kitchen was better equipped than ours at home, the towels were fluffier, and the king-size mattress was heavenly!). 'the nest's' location was very accommodating. we were able to walk to church, restaurants and wonderful, wonderful shopping!!!!!! it was a pleasure staying at 'the nest', and look forward to visiting again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford, Il
5

A little bit of home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Aiken, SC was made warm and comfortable by staying at "The Nest." Russell and Janice Johnson have created a charming home away from home for their visitors. A complete kitchen, (including spices in the cupboard!), made cooking a delight. Our nights were a dream with the comfortable king size bed and lovely linens. And those fluffy towels!!!

Restaurants and quaint stores of downtown Aiken were in very convenient walking distance. One wouldn't have to cook a single day with all the restaurants.

We look forward to staying again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what an awesome review! Thank you! You were terrific guests and we are thrilled that you enjoyed THE NEST and your time in Aiken. Please know we would love for you to come back ANYTIME! Happy travels! Russell & Janice
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Great location!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Safety Beach, Victoria, Australia
5

13 Week stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending 13 weeks in "The Nest" while on a work assignment. The apartment had everything you could need for a comfortable stay including a wonderfully supportive bed. Situated in the heart of downtown Aiken the apartment was an easy walk to local shops and restaurants yet it was very quiet in the apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the historical area and viewing the wonderful old homes and properties. Hitchcock wood and Hopeland Gardens were an easy walk from the apartment. Aiken is a beautiful town with wonderful tree lined streets full of character.

Janice and Russel were great hosts, close at hand if required but you wouldn't know they were living downstairs. The only issue we had was the washing machine temperature control was not functioning correctly-no matter what the temperature setting it washed with scalding hot water-be careful.

If you want somewhere comfortable to stay centrally in downtown Aiken then "The Nest" is perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review. You and Karen were wonderful guests and we appreciate your taking such great care of our apartment while you were here. Aiken truly is a special place and thank you also for sharing your experiences. Our wish is to make “The Nest” your perfect home away from home whether on work assignment as you were, on vacation or simply just checking out Aiken. We wish to offer our apologies regarding the washer’s hot water rinse. It has been rectified. Thank you again for being our guests and please come back again as we would love to have you any time! Warmly, Janice & Russell
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5

Excellent Place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My stay was great! "The Nest" is in the perfect location in downtown Aiken. A short walk to coffee shops, stores, shops and restaurants. "The Nest" is very clean and has everything you could need during your stay.

I stayed 3 weeks and enjoyed Aiken and "The Nest"

Kevin Gue

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
LAURENS STREET
Nearest Point of Interest
HITCHCOCK WOODS
Car: not necessary

It's always happening in Downtown Aiken. Celebrate Aiken --175 Years, Midday Music Concert Series, Downtown After Six, Mead Hall Strawberry Festival, Lobster Races, Annual Aiken Garden Show, Celebrity Waiter Night, Memorial Day Parade, Worship in the Park, Downtown After 6 "Beach Blast", Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, Fall and Spring Sidewalk Sales, A Day of Hard Labor BBQ Cook-off, Aiken's Makin, A Taste of Downtown Aiken, St. Mary's Chocolate Festival, A Taste of Wine and Art, St. John's Apple Fest, Blessing of the Hounds, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Night of 1000 Lights.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED.
MASTERS 2018 PAYMENT DUE UPON BOOKING. SEE WWW.VRBO.COM/790944

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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