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Historic Charleston Waterfront Plantation Close to Downtown

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

400 Year-old Oaks, Beautiful views, relaxing, and fabulous food

Rest and relax on this 62 acre historic plantation, Hut graced with Southern charm and thirty, 400 year old live oak trees. Only 1 mile from the Charleston Executive Airport. The four bedroom house with five bathrooms is located on a deep water creek and newly built floating dock only 20 minute drive to either Downtown Charleston and Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, Enjoy Lowcountry Gullah Cuisine from local cooks if you like Shrimp, grits and Charleston Red Rice.

Hut plantation is not only a wonderful place for family vacations, but it is also a beautiful location for small, intimate weddings and events under 90 people. Please inquire for our event rate. We have rental packages for house and property.

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Johns Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), 2 Twin Beds, Child Beds (1) blow-up mattress if necessary
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Historic Charleston Waterfront Plantation Close to Downtown
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Perfect for Wedding and Entire Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great wedding under the beautiful trees on a Saturday afternoon as well as a great rehearsal on Friday night. It was perfect in everyway and everyone had a great time. There was always cool breezes too, which was so nice in June. Some of us also stayed in the house and that was also great! And the owner was always responsive and helpful in everyway!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property for a quiet family retreat.

  • 4 of 5

The Hut is completely relaxing, quiet, and peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time on the screened porch visiting, and enjoying uninterrupted time together. Away from the busy downtown area, it provided a perfect place for our family when our daughter was married at Wingate Plantation. Jane was very helpful in answering questions, and making sure we had anything needed to make our stay pleasant.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay and wonderful people to deal with!!! Would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice relaxing time in Charleston.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Finding this place was an answered prayer because we had major problems with the place we first booked. The owner is a true Southern lady who helped us by calming my nerves and making sure our stay at her property was something I did not have to worry about. She went above and beyond what she had to because that is just who she is. This property is so peaceful and beautiful. The house is older (has not been updated) but it is VERY CLEAN and we even felt comfortable enough to cook family style breakfasts every day and a birthday supper celebration one night. My husband and nephew enjoyed fishing right on the property and my mother, father and I enjoyed walking under the beautiful large oaks. I have stayed in Charleston on several occasions but this was a unique experience away from the tourists and hustle. It has a master bedroom and bathroom on the first level and a master bedroom and bathroom upstairs. There are no king size beds but that can be a good thing sometimes. Perfect for those in Charleston for an event at The Island House or any other event on Johns island or James Island as you don't have the traffic getting to or from your event. Absolutely a gem of a find! So thankful to this wonderful family who own this property for taking such good care and pride in it ( and for sharing it!! ).

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edgefield, South Carolina

A Little Bit Of Heaven on Johns Island

  • 5 of 5

A visit to this clean and well-maintained home is a wonderful introduction to southern charm. The many bedrooms, spacious kitchen and den area and screened back porch allow for relaxation for a few and entertainment of family and friends. The stately oaks and view of the waterway invite one to enjoy the lowcountry with the beach at Kiawah Island only minutes away and the history of downtown Charleston only a short drive. Whether one chooses to cook or dine elsewhere, the grocery stores, restaurants and lowcountry foods are most convenient. The most difficult part about leaving this home is that it is a home and the lowcountry charm captures your spirit and beckons one to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summerville, SC

Beautiful and peaceful view, Great place for large families, Only a short drive to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

I LOVED my time at the house. The view is breathtaking! I loved waking up every morning and enjoying coffee and breakfast on the screened in porch. It was a great place for the whole family. Accessable for my older relatives (with a downstairs bedroom) and the younger ages! Plenty of space and a comfy feel. The amenities made the stay even better. I enjoyed the drive to Kiawah where I spent my days on the beach! More than anything, the view was priceless. You can't find places this beautiful anymore. Thank you for making my vacation so enjoyable! I will visit again and look forward to my stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jane Jenkins Herlong
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Jane Jenkins Herlong

I am a humorist, singer, recording artist and published author. My husband works with New York Life in Retirement and Estate Planning. We have two children at Clemson University and have a Christian home.

Jane Jenkins Herlong purchased this house in 1963

Why Jane Jenkins Herlong chose Johns Island

My father bought this beautiful plantation (Hut) after finally having a good year on the farm. My parents were so proud as we all were to have this 4-bedroom, 5- bath very comfortable vintage brick home. We love being on the water and enjoy our new floating dock. The thrity live oak trees are magnificent and only one mile to the Chas. Executive airport. You can travel to with down-town Charleston or Kiawah and Seabrook Islands in just 20 minutes. It is the best of both worlds!

What makes this house unique

Fishing, crabbing, water activities, nature, restful or wanting to visit Historic Charleston, this house is perfect enjoying the peaceful Lowcountry or discovering the treasures of Charleston. It is a complete Lowcountry Southern experience with fabulous Gullah cooking by local island women. So close to Kiawah, Folly Beach and Seabrook Island plus only one mile from the Executive Airport. Perfect hide-a-way or get-a-way!


Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Charleston Executive Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Kiawah and Seabrook
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Wild Olive, The Fat Hen
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Kiawah and Seabrook Islands
Car: necessary

Located on historic 62 acre Hut Plantation only a 20 minute drive to Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island and historic Downtown Charleston, SC. One mile from the Charleston Executive Airport.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We prefer at least a three day rental since we work hard to make sure the house is in great shape.

PayPal workd great for us. Checks are also acceptable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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