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Tiny House – 2.5 Miles To Beaches | Bikes | 15 Mins to Historic Charleston

Bedrooms 1
Space 278 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Queen Bed in Loft, 1 Full Bath, Full Kitchen Sleeps 2

If you've ever seen Tiny House Nation and thought you would like to experience one, then here is your chance. My tiny house isn't on wheels, but is a small, modern cottage tucked underneath a huge magnolia tree in my backyard. And just under 300 sqft, it roomier than it sounds. Located in a quiet, historic neighborhood that is a super close bike ride to beaches (-2.5 miles) and about a 10 minute drive to downtown Charleston, SC – or if you are adventurous, you can bike to downtown ( approx 7 miles) and catch the spectacular view over the Ravenel Bridge!

Cristina Young
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Cristina Young

I'm a native Charlestonian and my Charleston lineage goes way back to the 17th Century. I have lived in Mount Pleasant for most of my life – grade school through high school. I went to Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida. I own a freelance graphic design business and work out of my house. I love to surf, paddleboard and go boating – anything that has to do with water. I'm also an avid road-biker and tennis player.

Cristina Young purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Cristina Young chose Old Village

The rental is in my backyard and is surrounded by beautiful live oaks and magnolia trees. It's located in the oldest neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant and only a few blocks from the historic neighborhood called the "Old Village". There you will find quaint shops, restaurant, an awesome wine cafe that has wine tastings a couple nights a week, and old Pitt Street Pharmacy – old timey Soda Fountain. This is a great area to ride bikes around and check out all the old houses - some dating from the 1700s, and enjoy the sunsets on the harbor from the Pitt Street Bridge that's a quick bike ride through the neighborhood.

I know a lot about Charleston and the surrounding areas from the best places to eat to the best places to find free parking in downtown. During your stay, if you're interested, I can give you pointers and steer you in the right direction if you're visiting for the first time.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a cozy tiny house with a nice Zen feeling. Everything is new from the kitchen sink to the appliances to the flooring. It has a mini split AC and heating unit along with a ceiling fan so you will stay cool and comfy in the summer and warm and toasty in the winter (even though our winters here don't get much below 50°), and It's quite roomy considering it's just under 300 square feet. It's also very convenient to downtown Charleston and the beaches – and so easy to bike to the beach or walk to several restaurants a few blocks away. There are 2 grocery stores less than half a mile away, Whole Foods is about 3 miles away, and a great place to get a facial or massage just down the street. Also, If you need to do a small load of laundry, I have a washer/dryer that will be available to you if requested.


Old Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 278 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bathroom and quite spacious. Features quarter round shower, sink, toilet and a large recessed medicine cabinet to store all your stuff.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Loft queen size bed - only mattress. You can't stand up in loft area. It's the ultimate sleeping loft. You must be able to climb a very sturdy ladder to access the loft.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Tiny House – 2.5 Miles To Beaches | Bikes | 15 Mins to Historic Charleston
average rating of 4.8913045 based on 46 reviews

Perfect location for a Charleston Trip

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay in the tiny house. The yard and house were beautiful and clean. We thought the ladder might be an issue as we knew we'd be having late nights but it really wasn't at all! It's not a far climb and it was actually fun to be up there. Christina was so sweet and accomadating and left us all the essentials in the house.

The location is what really sets this place apart, we were 3 miles from Sullivans beach, which we biked to using Christina's bikes in less than 20 minutes. We took the ferry downtown and we took a cab to Boone Plantation. Nothing was further than a few miles away it was wonderful. I would recommend the tiny house to anyone visiting Charleston!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Anne. I'm so happy y'all had a nice time, and thanks for the stellar review. Hope y'all come again!
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Wonderful, charming, clean, we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The Tiny house was amazing, we had a great time there. The owner Christina is very kind, clearly thoughtful, and quickly responsive to questions. My daughter loved it too! If we come back to Charleston, we would definitely be staying here again..the location was perfect for us, too, with Sullivan island just down the way one way, and downtown Charleston a short trip the other direction...

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathleen! Would love to have you and your daughter stay again.
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Love this little quaint cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is a sweet tiny house in a peaceful neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant. We visited on our first trip to the area, and chose Mt. Pleasant at the advice of some close friends -- we were not disappointed! We had a lot of privacy, plenty of room, and didn't hear a peep at night. Cristina is very accommodating, responded quickly to our questions/needs, and acknowledged one small issue with the shower head before we could comment. We will definitely stay here again, and highly recommend for couples looking for a quiet romantic getaway in this wonderful area of the country!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a couple of days in this tiny house with my teen daughter. It was immaculately clean, bright and comfortable. Host was wonderful to work with. Can not wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The tiny house was adorable and Cristina provided us with everything we would possibly need. It was also in the perfect location, very close to mount pleasant and Sullivan’s island!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

private, clean, what you need and with the convenience of being close to sullivan’s island and downtown charleston. we will only stay here upon returning to charleston!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Charleston International Airport - approx 20 min
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Red Drum Gastropub
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Charleston Water Taxi – at Patriot's Point Marina
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Patriots Point
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Too many to list
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Sullivan's Island

Located in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant where some houses date back from the 1700s. The barrier island are easily accessed from the location via car or bike. Beaches are less than 2.5 miles and historic downtown Charleston is less than 7 miles. You can easily bike to beach or downtown using bike paths and bike lanes. There is also a water taxi from Patriot's Point to downtown that is about 4 miles away. Beautiful Shem Creek is less than a mile from property. Great place to rent a paddle board or kayak and enjoy dolphins feeding around the shrimp boats, or just visit a creekside bar and enjoy amazing sunset views.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.