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Swamp Rabbit Cottage, Steps From Bike Trail

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About the property

Little red roof cottage. Hop on bike trail and go!

The Swamp Rabbit Cottage is a one bedroom mill house just a mile out of downtown Greenville. Perfect location for hopping on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, an 18 mile paved bike trail and gateway to some of Greenville's finest cycling. Just a mile up the trail in one direction is downtown Greenville, and in the other direction, the trendy Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery with locally grown produce and goods. Keep heading north on the trail and you will pass Furman University and on to the quaint town of Travelers Rest with restaurants, shops and a micro brewery.

This is a great location for cyclists, budget conscious travelers, relocating, CoWork, and we are a good option for a short term furnished apartment. Swamp Rabbit Crossfit is just steps away too! #bikeinnbikeout

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Wendy Lynam
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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January 14, 2017

About Wendy Lynam

I specialize in short term rentals and vacation rentals along the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville SC. I am an avid cyclist and want to give other cyclists/travelers good, affordable accommodations. Our properties are great for gatherings, weddings, bike trips, girl's weekends and corporate travel.

Looking to relocate to Greenville? I am a licensed real estate agent and real estate investor and would be happy to help you with your search. Call or email me if you would like to work with me to find a great property.

Wendy Lynam purchased this house in 2014

Why Wendy Lynam chose Upcountry

I love mill houses and this is where the urban sprawl is headed plus it is just steps from The Swamp Rabbit Trail. The City of Greenville has a master plan for a central park near this property, much like our award winning Falls Park, planned to start in the next five years. This is one area to watch and has easy access to the City a mile away.

What makes this house unique

Close to bike trail. Furnished entirely in IKEA. Newly remodeled inside and out. CPI security system. Please let us know if you would like to rent a bike during your stay by emailing us at swamprabbitinn@ #bikeinnbikeout


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Swamp Rabbit Cottage, Steps From Bike Trail
average rating of 4.5172415 based on 29 reviews
Sanford, NC, USA

Swamp Rabbit Cottage Review

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean and tidy. I stayed for 2 nights and the train kept passing by and was loud. It was hard to sleep at night and I would not go out to walk at night, either. The neighborhood is run down and it would fare better to be in a safer neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house but noisy in a questionable area.

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights. It is a cute older house that has been renovated with a modern European flair ( think IKEA). The kitchen is well stocked and everything clean and thoughtfully set up. It would be an ideal rental in a different location. The problem is the neighborhood and the railroad. The house is right across the street from the railway and trains run all day and night. It is loud. The neighborhood is a little scary and we would not feel safe going out at night for a walk etc. I would not rent again for this reason. Also, the house next door has a loud and annoying dog that barked when we went out to sit on the back porch...which overlooks an open green area. I had no other complaints. I read another review that brought up these concerns and they were right on. Greenville is an awesome town and we will be returning as our son just relocated here...but this is not the home away from home we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

The woman im sorry i forgot your name lol was super friendly i felt like my businness was wanted and appreciated thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worst VBRO property we booked

  • 2 of 5


Cute, charming cottage nicely renovated

Kitchen well stocked and nice setup

Back porch with a view of the field

Close to Swamp Rabbit trail

Comfy bed and pillows


In a bad area

Barking dogs throughout the night from neighbors next door and across the street

Railroad noise during night

Drunks knocking on our door in middle of the night

We stayed at a few VBROs and we must say this 1 was the worst! We pulled up to cottage. The cottage itself was charming inside and out BUT the neighborhood there, run down! You could see how the cottage probably looked before they renovated by looking at the surrounding homes and it wasn’t pretty! We brought our bikes and kept them inside the cottage when not riding for fear they would be stolen.

Though the house looks like it has new windows, the walls of the cottage weren’t really insulated. During the night, the neighbors had left their dogs outside and they were barking on and off through the night. We kept going to the window to make sure no one was messing with our vehicle. On top of that there was noise from the rail road very close to there. Our 1st night there, as if we weren’t nervous enough, at a little after 4:00 in the morning, I hear footsteps on our front porch. I woke up my husband. I am freaking out! Then there’s a knock on our door. It was some drunk! We were not about to let this person in. We had no idea what he was up to. The drunk left after a bit and proceeded to wander up and down the street a bit getting the dogs barking again. I barely got 3 hours sleep a night there and that was wearing earplugs!

We could not really enjoy hiking/biking because we were so tired and worried about our stuff being safe at cottage. Fortunately, there is an alarm system.

Now, the owner does have the Swamp Rabbit Inn. We did go to that location to check it out. That looks like it is in a fine location. Close to the heart of downtown and in a better neighborhood. If we had known what the neighborhood was like at this cottage, we would never have booked it.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable rental.

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as pictured.

Spotless, modern and tastefully decorated. Kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need although we enjoyed eating at The Whistle Stop, The Hardware Store located off the Swamp Rabbit trail and Nose Dive located downtown which were all great places. We took Uber to downtown and it cost $6.00 for the three one way. It was great to hop on the bike trail from home. The neighborhood was questionable but after a couple days I felt comfortable. There is a security system which was a plus. The beds and furniture were comfortable. The backyard overlooked an open, manicured field and surprisingly there were hardly any bugs unlike the area I live in SC. I also would recommend hiking Paris Mountain. Paris Mt. is 15 minutes away from the property and offers various levels of hiking. I enjoyed Wendy's biking book of trails. Ride On!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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8251SW 36St. Miami,Fl. 33155

Relaxing, calm, comfortable, and beautiful trails

  • 5 of 5

Even though we couldn't stay in the Swamp Rabbit house ww had rented, Wendy made last minute accommodations and relocated us to another one of her properties that was really amazing. There was everything we needed. All was clean, and the surroundings were beautiful. We had a wonderful time in Greenville. All of her houses are next to the Swamp Rabbit Trail, close to Greenville downtown, Paris State Park, and the quaint little town of Travelers Rest. Greenville is so nice, that I'm looking for a retirement home in the area to buy next year.

Once again thank you Wendy, we will come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

We rent bikes at the rate of $25/day. Please message us if you would like to rent bikes (number of bikes and number of days you would like to rent) and we will deliver to the property on the dates you would like and add to your bill. We provide helmets and locks. Please message us with any questions.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please see our rental agreement for terms and conditions.

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.
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Greenville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

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