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A rustic retreat with real old-school charm

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Secluded 2 bedroom / 1 bath home

Our little house is the perfect retreat to stage your Charleston and Lowcountry adventures. 20 minutes from Downtown, Kiawah and the historic plantations, and 45 minutes from the ACE basin. Frog Hollow offers true Old South charm in a private wooded setting.

The house is 70 years old and well kept with a screened front porch and huge back deck with a gas grill. There is a fire pit in the back yard. Recently renovated including new linens to make your stay very comfortable. No TV guarantees that you will be able to unplug and truly relax, but internet and cell service is strong so you can connect if you must. Grocery and pharmacy are 10 minutes away.

Beds: 2 full beds and a futon.

Kitchen has all your basic needs.

Frog Hollow is a tiny house in the woods nearly at the end of a private dirt road. The house takes its name from the cacophony of froggy love songs that fill the night air. Fall asleep to a concert of frogs, whip-poor-wills, barred owls and cicadas - wake up to songbirds greeting the day.

The house was built by Graham Runion, a member of the family that has owned and farmed the property for generations. The main house, built in the 1920s when the original farmhouse burned down, can be glimpsed to your left as you come down the drive. No longer farmed, the property has reverted to pine and live oak forest. The property is visited by deer, bobcat and a wide variety of songbirds. Wild turkey, hawks, painted bunting, warblers, towhees and ibis are just a few of the species that can be seen from the deck. You may even spot the wild peacock strutting in the nearby forest with his harem of turkey hens.

Its the perfect place for nature lovers, kayakers and boaters, with Stono River access via Limehouse landing 5 minutes down the road, a beautiful ride to Cherry Point landing and North Edisto access, and a short drive to the ACE basin. Frog Hollow is truly a rare and special place, but its not for everyone. If you want TV, a gourmet kitchen and every amenity, this may not be the place for you. If you want to get away from it all, we've got what you need.

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Daniel Peschio
Member since: 2015
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Johns Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Please be aware that the beds are full size - one step down from queen.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

A rustic retreat with real old-school charm
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
Knoxville, TN

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house was bright and clean. We enjoyed the serenity of the area and all of the wildlife around the property. Most of the things we visited the area to do were within 10 miles of the house, so the location was perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, British Columbia

Wonderful Carolina Lowland Experience.

  • 5 of 5

If you like your stay served with a slice of unique, Frog Hollow is a one-of-a-kind place to stay. The quaint, clean home offers a wonderful respite after a hard travel day! Just walk out your door onto the deck and experience the choir of birds, frogs and other critters singing. Wander into the large back yard and cosy up on the lovely hammock with a glass of "sweet tea" in hand. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen fully stocked, and the hosts were a dream to work with. We give this location an A+!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Ireena - are you a travel writer? I'm so glad you enjoyed Frog Hollow the way we do. When Maria and I get to visit we sometimes spend the weekend just lounging in the hammock, reading in the shade and sitting by the fire taking in the milky way - we don't even leave the property. I love it when our guests have that same experience. I see that you are a photographer. Do you have a website where I can see photos from your Lowcountry travels?
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Restful retreat and as described by owner

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our trip to Frog Hollow immensely. This area for now seems somewhat quiet on Johns Island. Upon unpacking our vehicle, saw a herd of deer and while driving into town would often see flocks of turkey. There is a screened in front porch if you feel like having coffee in the morning and listening to the birds begin for the day. The area is close to a Publix grocery so if you want to stock up on supplies for the kitchen you can be there in 10 -15 mins. There were also restaurants to choose from on Johns Islands that were only about 15 minutes away if you feel like eating out all the time. We didn't get to try out the fire pit or hammock while we were there but those would have been enjoyable as well. It happened to be unseasonably cold while we were there. All in all, had a great time, though, and will remember very positively our stay in Frog Hollow.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Back to nature.

  • 5 of 5

It met all of our needs on a short vacation to see family in the Charleston area. It was off the beaten path where you can enjoy the quite and not hear the sound of traffic, but close enough to everything you need. Dan was very honest in what this place does and does not have. Like they said it is not for everyone, but it was for us. We will be back when we visit again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Milt. We very much enjoyed having you and hope you'll consider us for your next visit. Cheers!
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Wonderful quiet !!

  • 4 of 5

Really calm and peaceful. Lovely stay for 4!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Folks, We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you keep us in mind for future visits. Cheers!
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Lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely time at Frog Hollow. We were delighted the moment we walked in; the house was carefully cared for and obviously valued by the owners. Very clean, very welcoming, and very well-maintained! We enjoyed being in a location that was quiet (unlike some of the houses right on the beaches), but also within easy access of many attractions. In general, the area is fun, but also very fascinating from a historical perspective, too. We enjoyed visiting Fast and French (a little restaurant in Charleston's historic district) while walking the city. Of the beaches we visited, Kiawah was our favorite -- really beautiful and natural. The house would be ideal for a small family, as well as for two couples vacationing together. We'd stay here again without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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These activities are in a half hour drive - not 15 minute.


Rates & Availability

Johns Island House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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