|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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Front Cottage has 2 bedrooms (full/ bunk beds), 1 full bath, kitchen, bar, dining room, liv room, front porch, outdoor cooking area (Charcoal Grill, Lowcountry Pots, Fire pit for Oyster Roasts/ Smores) , handicap accessible. Upstairs lake view loft has 1 queen bed, fouton, siting room, 1/2 bath, front deck. Downstairs apartment has full size bed, efficiency kitchen, full bath and laundry room.
TV's in all living areas with Cable.
Yard is fenced making it PET FRIENDLY.
THIS HOME IS SET UP TO MAKE IT FAMILY FRIENDLY, BRING THE KIDS, BRING THE ELDERLY....they all have their living area.
FRIENDS RETREAT....yes by all means. Do you need your space and they need theirs...then this is the home as 3 set/groups of friends could have there space.
BRING THE BOATS...JETSKIS, plenty of PARKING!
DO you like to hike? The Palmetto Trail is 15 minutes away. Nature...Cypress Gardens. Waterpark for kids.
Do you like to shop? CHARLESTON!!
How about FESTIVALS or EVENTS? CHARLESTON!!
Hello! Welcome to my 'charming southern lake home'.
I grew up on Tybee Island, Ga and have lived in Charleston for 28 years. I have been married for 30 years and have two son's, Charlie & Chase. We hope you enjoy your vacation at Red Roof Cottage....it's a little piece of heaven on earth.
Nancy Bishop Hughes purchased this cottage in 2005
Because it's just fun....it will make you smile when you wake up for a day filled with activities and make you in awe at the sunsets.
If you love the water...this is the spot.
Amazing sunsets......a must see.
Our vacation was wonderful and the accommodations were perfect for our large family get together. The kitchen was the best and it was large enough that 4 of us were working and never ran into each other. There are plenty of dishes and cook ware for everything we had planned. I had brought a couple of items I knew we wound need and opened the drawer and there they were. Nancy was very accommodating to my pets. This was the first time we had taken them on vacation with us and I enjoyed our time even more knowing they were safe with us. The sunsets were breath taking!! It is truly a little slice of heaven. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy it!!
This property is very remote and does not have WiFi or cell service for most carriers. It is an approximate 10 minute drive from the house to receive cell service in you use TMobile. My niece has AT&T and was able to get very limited cell service. There is only basic cable to there are few TV channels to choose from.
My husband and son enjoyed fishing (you will need a boat to go to deep water as there are too many turtles near the dock to fish successfully from the dock). They chartered a night fishing trouble and caught several large catfish, which they were very pleased about.
It is an approximate 45 drive to Charleston for shopping and good restaurants. There are fast food places and a Wal-Mart in Monck's Corner, which is approximately a 15 drive from the house, but there is no fine dining or shopping.
The property does not have central AC or heat and window AC units provided are not capable of cooling the residence in extreme summer heat (anything over 90 degrees).
There is no shower in the main house (i.e. cottage). There is a shower in the bedroom that was added to the garage so to shower you must leave the main house and go to the garage bedroom. This is inconvenient if a member of your party is using this bedroom.
The house is clean and the fenced yard is great for dogs, but owner kept my pet deposit because my dog shed on her couch so if you have pets who get on furniture you will not receive a pet deposit refund.
We stayed at the Red Roof Cottage the middle of November 2015. It was more lovely than the pics. My husband and I are retired and we brought a fellow retiree for a fishing trip on the lake. The accommodations at the Cottage were perfect! My husband and I took the main house and our buddy had his pic of two beautiful cottage apartments. All areas were furnish with everything that you could need or want. The main house had lots of room for many visitors, a large tv area with awesome views of the lake. We all had our own private space, what a wonderful vacation we had. The dock was perfect for fishing in the evening with beautiful views that would take your breath away.
We also took our boat as the boat ramp is right in the front yard with a huge covered area for the boat when it was not in the water. The wind did not cooperate a few days while we were there, the lake waves were very high at times due to a cold front that was passing through...but that did not stop the fishermen...as they moved to the large, fully equipped dock complete with plenty of seating and rod holders! We saw the stripers come up about 50 ft. from the dock at one point. Caught a couple of cat fish, but the Cottage was so peaceful and relaxing, that we didn't mind the fish not biting a couple of days. The lake calmed just before we left and was wonderful.
I always look for a Walmart when we travel (they have everything in one stop) and I was not at all disappointed with the additional shopping that is just a short drive away. Many wonderful places to dine in as well as drive through.
The weather and temps were wonderful. I asked Nancy for nice weather and she filled that request as well (lol), Nancy is awesome to work with.
Yes, I also had fresh flowers waiting when we arrived.
If you travel with family or friends...don't pass up this wonderful property as you search and scroll...you must stay at the Red Roof Cottage at some point in your travels. The most peaceful property that I've ever vacationed, with lots of room and privacy for everyone, great front porch overlooking the lake (where we spent most of our time), nice breezes, nice helpful fishing neighbors...everything you could want or need...Nancy provided!
We travel a lot with our family and to find a place were we all have our own peace and privacy is almost impossible. Can't wait to return with the grand kids (both are avid fishermen), everyone will have their own space! Thanks Nancy!
We had 4 guys in our party to meet a guide for fishing. The guide met us at the dock and we had both a beautiful day on the lake and a good day catching stripers. The Red Roof Cottage with back apartments allowed each guy to have a private bedroom. The owner (Nancy) was very attentive to our questions reference the accommodations and area. We would rent the Red Roof Cottage again.
My family and I had a wonderful time. Couldn't have been more perfect. We had more people than we thought and the accommodations for a large family were comfortable for us all. Our dogs were welcomed and they had a safe large yard to explore. The breeze off the lake kept the large porch cool, which is where we stayed if we were not in the water. Loved the kitchen with all the counter space and it's stocked with everything you need, even a waffle iron, which prompted my daughter to make us waffles one morning. The kids loved the ramp as they would ride their tricycles down and perfect for my dad who is in a wheelchair.
Thank you Nancy for allowing us to stay there and make memories. I will definitely come back and hopefully can start a family tradition.
There is expose wire in the upstairs bedroom. She knew we were going to have children there for a week. The downstairs bathroom doesn't have any electrical outlet that works. Also the backyard flood lights don't work. I fell one night walking to the dock. There isn't any WiFi. She keep sending me emails about what we needed to do before we left. She couldn't understand why I wasn't answering. She also said there would be a notebook with information about our stay. There wasn't. I would rate this cottage a negative star.
Red Roof Cottage is within 15 minutes from site seeing at Cypress Gardens, hiking the Palmetto Trail or visiting Mepkin Abbey.
Historic CHARLESTON is 50 minutes away and their are just too many things to do....shopping, golf, theatre, festivals, events...
February is the 'SEWE' event, South Eastern Wildlife Expo, April is the big Summerville FLOWERTOWN festival and the Cooper River Bridge Run.
Google festival's and events in Charleston, SC to see more.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Snowbirds/Off Season Rate
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Rates are subject to change. SUMMER HOLIDAY WEEKS/WEEKENDS AKA (MEMORIAL DAY, JULY 4TH, LABOR DAY, COON FEST) ARE HIGHER QUOTES. Call or email owner for MONTHLY rental rates. 50% refund on MONTHLY rental if cancellation is within 30 days of reservation. Weekly and weekend rentals NO REFUND if cancellation is within 30 days of reservation. Non smoking home. ($100 fee) Handicap accessible at front cottage (ramp). Family Pets are welcome (fenced yard) $125 non refundable pet fee, per pet.
Additional Fees will be applied for the following:
Excessive Trash Haul Away: $25 fee (Allowed is = Dumpster Full and two 30 Gallon Trash Bags is Standard)
Furniture Moved and Repositioning of Furniture: $75 fee
Additional Pet Clean up from yard: $25 Fee
Additional Clean up due to Excessive use of property: $35 per hour (4 hours is standard) and collected in reservation.
This is a Lake Front Home with large dock, steps down for swimming, easy step down for boat access, concrete boat ramp and large covered boat building for dry storage. Their is power and lights on the dock for night fishing.
10pm Noise ordinance.