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St Michael's Place Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bed 1 bath bungalow minutes to everything

Bring your food, clothes, pet and beach towel and stay in this adorable home in the heart of the Island. St Michael's Place is an updated bungalow in the heart of old James Island with a sweet living dining combo and fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, 1 double bed, three twin beds, 2 fold out futons, and 2 Pack-n-Plays for the little ones. TVs, VCR/DVD player movies and games, plus a sitting room with lifecycle cardio-fitness bike. Out back is a private deck overlooking a lovely garden complete with gas grill. In the garage you'll find two bikes, two beach chairs, boogie boards, beach cooler, umbrella and mats for your convenience. Fenced in front and back yards for your kids and pets.

Unlike most VRBOs, this home is fully equipped with incidentals: paper products, trash bags, foil, spices, etc. so you wont need to trouble yourself with extras. Just bring your personal toiletries, cloths and food and enjoy.

***Thousands of movies and tv shows through streaming Uverse TV/Netflix ***

Or stroll down the street to the Terrace theater or the Sunday Farmers Market.


Medical rates available for patients and families - please ask.

More Details

Trish Bender - owner/manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Trish Bender - owner/manager

I moved to Charleston in 1991 and fell in love with James Island immediately. It has that perfect combination of small town atmosphere and large city amenities. St Michael's Place was my quiet home and garden retreat for 12 years until I built another home around the corner. You just can't beat living so close to everything Charleston without feeling like a tourist.

Trish Bender - owner/manager purchased this house in 1993

Why Trish Bender - owner/manager chose Charleston

St Michael's Place is a true retreat located in Riverland Terrace, THE OLD VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD close to Folly Beach and Historic Charleston. Amazing golfing, boating, biking, walking, shopping, restaurants and farmers' market all within walking distance.

Unlike other properties, this one is equipped with just about everything you'll need to stay and have fun. Just bring food and clothes.

What makes this house unique

Historic Avenue of grand live oak trees

Historic Fort Pemberton

Waterfront neighborhood with boat landing

Two play parks

Walking distance to everything essential -movies, restaurants, bars, spas, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here during the Christmas holiday while visiting our children. The home was well appointed and it was even decorated for Christmas, complete with stockings and goodies.

Everything worked great and the owner was very accommodating. We lived in Charleston for several years and never knew about this wonderful neighborhood. I'll remember it for our next visit.
Dec 2013
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Riverland Terrace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Marble Tiled Bathroom with Marble Tile Tub/Shower combo
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Brand New Firm Mattresses
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Brand New Firm Mattresses
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Fold out Double futons in family room and sun room
  • Note that this is a classic 3 bedroom home that has extra rooms with fold out beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
**Special Discount for patients of MUSC. If you are coming to town for treatment, please let me know.


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St Michael's Place Retreat
average rating of 4.888889 based on 12 reviews

The house felt like home to me.

  • 5 of 5

It was comfortable. My dogs were happy. I had family visit and there was plenty of room. The neighborhood was peaceful. I was out and about, mostly at my daughter's home. She lives in Charleston and was my main reason for visiting the area. Being from the northeast, the warmer temps were great. I would just sit and have my coffee on the back deck in the mornings and loved the "early spring" for me. Thanks Trish.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda. We try to make this home as peaceful and comfortable as possible so our guests feel completely at home. I hope you come back to visit again soon.
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Absolutely great place to spend a vacation. Close to everything best that James Island has to offer.

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, clean and neat on a quiet, neighborhood street. We loved this place!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for the month of June while doing some graduate course work through Clemson and College of Charleston. The location of the house is absolutely perfect, only 15 mintues to downtown and about 20 to the beach. It says a lot about a city when after a month of checking things off the to-do list you've ended up adding more than you've done as well as a lot about a house when after a few short hours you feel very much at home.

A word of caution, the beds are very, very hard and springy. If that's not what you're used to pick up a mattress pad before you go. Everything else, including Trish were so lovely it would not deter me from another stay, I'll just plan accordingly next time.

Check out the Tattooed Moose on Johns Island for a laid back lunch. Sweetwater Cafe on James Island for breakfast. LB sweets and treats on James ISLAND for croissants or pastries. Crust also on James Island for brick oven pizza, fresh salads and a good beer selection.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gem in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My wife, dog and I stayed at this house for a week in March 2016. We were very happy with the condition of the house, the back deck and the deep, landscaped back yard. Loved the location: very quiet street; one block from fabulous old-oak canopied Wappoo St.; 4-minute drive from an excellent, non-chain, multi-theatered cinema; enclosed place in a park for dogs a block and a half away; and a huge dog park with little lake a ten-minute drive away. Easy access to Charleston.

House had lots of rooms, great light. Really a terrific place to stay -- much better than I could tell it would be from the descriptions on VRBO.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was cozy and In a very quiet neighborhood. Centrally located we especially enjoyed the convenience of grocery stores and restaurants.

Trish was sweet and very accommodating. We couldn't have been more pleased. St. Michaels place is definitely in our places to return to.

Audrey, Bev, Millie and Molly

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House in Nice Neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a month when we moved to Charleston while waiting to close on our house. Home is very nice and in a nicer, older neighborhood that has Oak Trees lining the streets on James Island.

Location is great. Downtown is less than a 10 minute drive. Folly beach is 20 minutes. There are restaurants on James Island only minutes away. The Charleston Muni golf course is about 2 minutes away.

House is well appointed and has everything you need for your stay. Propane grill on on nice deck out back. Two bikes and stuff for the beach in the garage. House is awesome for a dog as well since both front and backyards have a fence.

Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at St Michael's Place. We try to anticipate everything you need.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pour House
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Charleston Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Mustard Seed
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Folly Beach
Car: necessary

Riverland Terrace is the most popular waterfront neighborhood on James Island. Perfectly situated between the City Municipal Golf Course and the Intercoastal Waterway, recreational opportunities abound! Walk to antique shopping, movie theater, 3 restaurants, a coffee shop, 1 night club and a day spa or bike to the 700 acre County Park for rock climbing, dog park, biking, camping, fishing, crabbing, kayaking.

Drive to Historic Charleston in under 5 minutes or Folly Beach in 10.


Rates & Availability

Riverland Terrace House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 14 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

Additional fees may apply for more than 4 persons, more than 1 pet. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $500.00 Deposit is non-refundable after 7 days from booking date.
If stay is for medical reasons, please ask for the Saint Michael's Medical Rate Form. Patients and their families get priority on all bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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