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Lake front cottage within 5 miles of historic Charleston, SC

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,352 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2.5 bath house with hardwood floors throughout

Pop Pop's Place is the perfect location for visitors wanting to spend time at the beach and time in the city! It is ideally located just 3 miles from the beautiful city of Charleston, SC, and 8.5 miles from Folly Beach! Within 5 miles of our lakeside cottage you can drive to the Medical University of SC, the College of Charleston and the Citadel. Within 6 miles you can enjoy Charleston's beautiful historic district. The house is also conveniently located within 10 minutes of James Island County Park where you can enjoy walking/biking trails, a climbing wall, and a water park.

After a wonderful day discovering Charleston and its beautiful beaches, come home to a quiet and comfortable house where you can relax, and kick back. The living area of the house is very attractive and open with hardwood floors throughout. It features a Master bdrm with a beautiful queen size 4 poster bed and a 2nd bdrm with 2 twin beds. Each bdrm has a nice size full bath. The bright, open kitchen is fully stocked and features Kitchen Aid stainless cookware and even a Cuisinart ice cream maker! From the sun room step right outside to the deck, where you are just steps away from the lake. Have fun in our 2 kayaks and pedal boat ,or if it is fishing you prefer, you can do that too! But, don't forget your pole and tackle!

More Details

Karen Kimbrell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

Why Karen Kimbrell chose Charleston Area

I grew up in Charleston and love the area. My Dad lived in this house for many years and spent countless hours fishing from the deck. At one time he held the record for catching the largest Crappy caught in the lake! He taught several of his grands how to fish here and to them he was 'Pop Pop'. So in his memory we affectionately named the property, 'Pop Pop's Place' .... I hope you enjoy your visit.......

What makes this house unique

The quality of life in Charleston is grand, offering a large variety of indoor and outdoor activities, seasonal festivals, fabulous restaurants and unsurpassed beauty! If this is your 1st visit, you are going to love it here!


Charleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1352 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Each bedroom features its own full bath upstairs and there is a 1/2 bath downstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
We provide: coffee filters, tp, dish washing liquid, generic washing powder, trash bags, 4 beach chairs, an umbrella stroller, pac-n- play, cot for child weighing less than 50 lbs. We do not provide paper towels.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

Lake front cottage within 5 miles of historic Charleston, SC
average rating of 4.7764707 based on 85 reviews

Would love to spend more time here - a great place inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

The Lake Frances neighborhood is wonderful. We enjoyed kayaking on the lake and walking and biking the quiet streets in the area. Also, close to downtown Charleston and the beach. The house is a gem. Eclectic, interesting decorations and novel use of materials for remodeling. House is well-supplied, clean, with nice choices of paint colors, inside and out. We especially enjoyed watching sunsets, wildlife on the lake - either from the decks or the eating area off the kitchen. A very loved place we want to return to.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking your time to write this wonderful review!Your comments are very much appreciated and allow future guests another peek into our property. The location, the lake and the neighborhood all make for a wonderful and relaxing visit to the lowcountry! Please come again....... the wildlife and sunsets will be waiting for you!
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Quiet and comfy

  • 4 of 5

This place was perfect for our family. We have 2 kids and they loved the games and decor in the house. It's a bit crowded in the neighborhood, but very quiet and peaceful. My only complaint is the porches are wet in the morning and very slippery. I almost fell multiple times. Everything else was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location. Central to everything we wanted to see yet off the beaten path. Loved the decor and relaxing view of the river.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Pop Pop's Place! The lake view and location are truly wonderful assets for vacationers!
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Awesome vacation rental.

  • 5 of 5

This property is so close to anything you might need, yet sitting on the deck overlooking the water takes all your cares away!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to know you had everything you needed! We want our guests to feel at home, relax, and enjoy a well stocked house, especially in the kitchen! Please come again....
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Loved Pop-Pop's Place

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely decorated and a great location, nice and quiet with just a short drive to downtown and all other sites. We loved eating out on the deck in the evening after a day of sightseeing. My sister and I would definitely recommend the house to anyone else visiting the Charleston area.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and your willingness to recommend Pop Pop's Place to others! The location is definitely an asset for our guests, allowing them quick access to the beach and the many sites and restaurants downtown! Please come again......
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Cozy and convenient!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time despite the rain! We had everything we could have possibly needed aside from our own groceries, of course. Very comfortable, clean, and cozy. Super short drive to downtown Charleston and about 20 minutes to Folly Beach. Great location!! Would certainly consider staying on our next trip to Charleston! Thanks for such a pleasant stay!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Charleston International
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Charleston Municipal
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
La Tabela Italian
Nearest Beach
8.5 Miles
Folly Beach
Car: necessary

Pop Pop's Place is within walking distance of Harris Teeter Grocery, which also houses a Star bucks! In the same shopping center is a CVS, and a Chinese and an Italian restaurant. Located adjacent to this center is an ATM, a car wash and dry cleaners.


Rates & Availability

Charleston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring, 2018
Mar 18 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 13.5%

Damage Fee is refundable within 2 weeks of visit.
Tax Rate and cleaning fee are not included in nightly rental fee.
Check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out is 11 am.
Cancellation policy-100% refund 30 days prior to arrival date, 50% refund 21 days prior, & 25% refund 14 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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