Cozy, Luxurious Loft on Golf Course

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Driftwood Drive, Greer, SC 29651, United States
MaryAnn

Weary of noisy hotel rooms? Why not enjoy a relaxing breakfast watching the sun come up from the window of this quiet, cozy, 730 sf loft overlooking one of the lush fairways of this beautiful golf course community? Don't play golf? No problem -:)

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Weary of noisy hotel rooms? Why not enjoy a relaxing breakfast watching the sun come up from the window of this quiet, cozy, 730 sf loft overlooking one of the lush fairways of this beautiful golf course community? Don't play golf? No problem -:)

The Space

This comfortable, ultra quiet loft is furnished with a plush, king size bed with fluffy pillows and luxurious linens. An additional day bed converts into either two plush, comfortable twin size beds or one king size.

The suite also includes:
- a large, flat screen TV,
- a dinette area,
- work space--complete with desk and computer with free WiFi,
- mini-refrigerator,
- microwave,
- toaster, and
- coffee maker.

The loft is suitable for warming foods only since there is NO kitchen.

The private bath has a ceramic tile shower, luxurious, fluffy towels, hair dryer and toiletries.

Snacks, breakfast items, juice, water, tea and coffee are provided.

The loft has onsite parking. It is centrally located between downtown Greenville & Spartanburg, convenient to shopping & restaurants--perfect for week-long vacations, weekend getaways, writer’s retreats, house-hunting visits, or temporary lodging for visiting or relocating executives.

Guest Access

The loft is upstairs and accessed via a private entrance, totally independent of the main house.

Interaction with Guests

Joseph is from Brooklyn, NY and I'm from Charleston, SC. We relocated here in 2001 and moved several times before we found the perfect place to live.

While we love to socialize and are happy to share our knowledge of the area, we also respect your privacy. Let us know if you have any questions or if we can help in any way.

The Neighborhood

Quiet, picturesque golf course community centrally located between Greenville and Spartanburg, convenient to shopping, restaurants, and local attractions. Don't play golf? No problem. Enjoy nature and the picturesque surroundings.

Getting around

Greenville (GSP) airport is only 6 miles away. Easy access to I-85. A car is recommended since there is no public transportation.

Here are a list of must-do activities in Greenville by Sangeeta Hardy, taken from Greenville Online .

Dinner by candlelight under the bridge -
Just under the Main Street Bridge are a few tables set out to enjoy the weather and the sounds and sights of the Reedy River. One night, pack up a picnic dinner and set up at one of these tables for a unique, al fresco dining experience.

Dig for hidden treasure at Shinola -
Located at the corner of Wade Hampton and Stone Avenue, Shinola is an adventure for even the most-experienced bargain hunter. Vintage furniture, books and all other imaginable odds and ends spill out of a large warehouse into multiple shop fronts and a garden complete with garden gnomes and live roosters. Be warned, Shinola is not for the faint of heart. It's definitely not to be missed, either.

Get a pedicure at Ultra Nails -
At first glance Ultra Nails, across from the Cherrydale shopping center, looks like any other quickie nail salon. However, once you have settled into the chair, ask for the deluxe pedicure and get ready for an unexpected experience. In addition to the traditional pedicure, the specialists at Ultra Nails will rub your weary muscles down with four different scrubs, wrap your legs in hot towels and finish off with a hot stone rub down. The whole experience is so much more than your run-of-the-mill pedicure.

Go on a mouse hunt -
There are nine tiny mice sculptures hidden up and down Greenville's Main Street between the Hyatt and the Westin hotels. Look up the clues to finding (email hidden) and head downtown for a fun day of searching.

Take a carriage ride down Main Street -
Catch a ride the old-fashioned way, in a horse-drawn carriage. The 20-minute tour leaves out of the Westin Poinsett and Courtyard Marriot hotels. As you are enjoying your ride, try to picture how things were 100 years ago.

Have dinner in the garden at Trattoria Giorgio -
Want to feel like you are having dinner in an Italian garden without ever leaving Greenville? Have dinner in the garden of Trattoria Giorgio and enjoy an authentic Italian meal.

Eat at a food truck -
Track down one of the many new food trucks roaming around Greenville and experience the newest fad in dining. The Asada food truck serves up Mission-style tacos while the Thoroughfare food truck serves unique sandwiches and salads. Schedules can be found on the city of Greenville website.

Take a brewery tour -
Take your pick of the local craft breweries that have opened up around Greenville: Thomas Creek Brewery, Quest Brewing Co. and the Swamp Rabbit Brewery are the reason that Greenville is quickly (email hidden) destination for beer aficionados.

Spend quality time with your furry friends at yappy hour -
Enjoy a night out with your favorite furry friend at the Greenville Humane Society's Yappy Hour. For just $8 you will enjoy live music, all-you-can-eat food and beer, and your dog will have the run of the yard to make new friends.

Have a rooftop drink at Sip -
Get a birds-eye view of the city at Sip Tasting Room & Rooftop Lounge, Greenville's very own rooftop wine bar. With 40 wines offered by the glass, there is something for every palate.

Take an art walk through the Village of West Greenville -
Formerly known as the Pendleton Street Arts District, the Village of West Greenville is bursting with art studios, eateries, retail shops and a tea house. Spend a whole day discovering the local talent that Greenville has to offer.

Have a piece of sweet potato cake from Brick Street Cafe -
Ever wonder what they eat in heaven? Whatever it is, it cannot be as good as the sweet potato cake at Brick Street Cafe. One bit of this and even the most skeptical sweet tooth will instantly fall in love. You can thank me later.

Try out the Sunday brunch at The Bohemian Cafe -
Whether you are looking for savory or sweet, breakfast or lunch, the Bohemian's Sunday brunch has something for everyone — and an amazing bloody mary bar with all the fixings you could ever want.

Take a Friday night wine walk through your neighborhood -
You don't have to travel far for a great night in Greenville. Instead of getting all dolled up for a night on the town, pour a glass of white wine in a cup and take a stroll around the neighborhood on a Friday night. Knock on your neighbor's doors and ask them to join you.

Get a dozen oysters (raw or steamed) at The Blockhouse Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Got the Monday blues? Grab a booth at The Blockhouse on Augusta Street for two-for-one oyster night. Two dozen oysters, a side salad (email hidden) are the perfect way to get rid of The Mondays.

Get a pimento cheeseburger at the Northgate Soda Shop -
If you aren't looking for it, you could drive right by the Northgate Soda Shop. But then you would miss best hamburger in Greenville. Sit at the counter and add a milkshake to your burger for a real shot of nostalgia.

See a show at Cafe and Then Some -
Get to know the funny side of Greenville with the hilarious cast of Cafe and Then Some. This dinner theater combines a full-service restaurant with original musical comedy numbers performed by an amazing cast. Definitely not to be missed.

Take a tour of the BMW Zentrum and then go test drive a BMW -
Greenville plays host to the only BMW museum in North America. Travel to the Zentrum visitor's center and take in the history of one of the world's most luxurious car brands. After you have your fill, take a test drive and try out the merchandise.

Spend a day exploring Heritage Green -
Have a day of culture on Heritage Green right in the middle of downtown Greenville. The Greenville County Museum of Art features installations by Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns. The M&(email hidden), an educational satellite facility of the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University, rotates special exhibits of works selected from the university's world-renowned painting collection. The Children's Museum of the Upstate is the 10th largest children's museum in the world and offers hours of interactive and educational fun for all ages. Finally, experience the history of upcountry South Carolina at the Upcountry History Museum

Have a progressive dinner in downtown Greenville -
You don't have to pick just one of Greenville's many culinary treats. Start your night off with a cocktail at the Hyatt; move down to Soby's for an appetizer. Follow that with a main course at Rick Erwin's West End Grille. Then head across the street for dessert at Smoke on the Water before finishing off the off the night with a nightcap and live music at Smiley's Acoustic Cafe. Come up with a different combo every weekend and make the most of Greenville's foodie culture.

Go to Augusta Grill on Wednesdays for crab cakes -
The phrase "the more things change, the more they stay the same" fits Augusta Grill perfectly. While the menu changes every day, you can always count on catching their famous crab cakes on Wednesday. Just be sure to make a reservation, because this delicious tradition is no secret.

Make a request for your favorite Song at Jack n' Diane's -
The piano bar is well known for singing along, so don't hesitate to join in when your best tune is played.

Go hit a bucket of balls at Shanks Driving Range

Whether you are a skilled golfer or looking to pick up a new hobby, head to Shank's Driving Range and brush up on the basics with the help of owner Robbie Biershenk. Biershenk is a professional golfer looking to find his way onto the PGA tour. The road to making his dream come true is paved by running his driving range. If there was ever a place to pick a passion for the worlds most frustrating sport, Shank's Driving Range is it.

Take a cooking class at The Cook's Station -
Channel your inner foodie with classes at The Cook's Station. The gourmet appliance store offers classes on everything from sushi to street food.

Ride the trolley from one end of Main Street to the other

Take a fun (and free) tour of Greenville on the Downtown Trolley. Take a trip from the West End, through Heritage Green, down West Earle Street and back down North Main.

Check out a race at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway -
Get all the race car action you need just outside of downtown Greenville at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway. The Greenville-Pickens Speedway hosts weekly NASCAR-anctioned races and sometimes even acts as a test track for NASCAR Sprint Cup teams.

See a play at The Warehouse Theater -
Get your theater fix with a little bit of edge. The Warehouse Theater brings such plays as "Avenue Q" and "August, Osage County" to Greenville in an intimate setting. Sitting in The Warehouse Theater, you can almost imagine you are seeing a production in a quaint off-Broadway theater.

Have a picnic at Furman

Take a break from city life and head to Traveler's Rest to take a peek at the beautiful campus of Furman University. Take a drive around the picturesque campus before settling on a spot for a picnic lunch. The hustle and bustle will seem miles away.

Stay at the Westin Poinsett for a Night -
Even if you have lived in Greenville your whole life, treat yourself to a night at the Westin Poinsett, Greenville. Wrap yourself up in the fluffy white robes, order up room service and enjoy the pure bliss of a staycation — a vacation right at home.

Admire the historic houses in the Hampton-Pinckney neighborhood -
Experience true historic elegance with a drive through the Hampton-Pinckney Historic District. Houses in the area date back to before the Civil War and have an ornate beauty that is hard to find in modern homes.

Take your picture with Shoeless Joe Jackson -
Just outside of Smoke on the Water restaurant stands a picture of the famous (or infamous) Shoeless Joe Jackson. Take a picture with one of the greatest to ever play Major League baseball. Then head down the street to the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library to learn more about this fascinating Upstate native.

Organize a beach volleyball game in Cleveland Park -
You don't have to be on the beach to channel your inner beach volleyball player. Grab a friend (or a few) and put a game together at the sand volleyball court located just across from Cleveland Park Animal Hospital.

Taste test all of the olive oils and vinegars at Palmetto Olive Oil Co. -
Think all olive oils and vinegars taste the same? Think again. At Palmetto Olive Oil Co. you can sample dozens of different flavors from all over the world and pick your favorites to take home.

Take a good book and find a sunny spot in NOMA Square

Pack up your favorite book and spend the day reading and people watching in the new NOMA Square outside the Hyatt Regency Greenville. This new outdoor space features a stage, a water feature and plenty of seating.

Satisfy your caffeine craving and your sweet tooth at Spill the Beans -
What is more genius than combining ice cream and coffee? Grab one of the signature coffee drinks as well as a blended ice cream cone and enjoy the cool coffeehouse vibe at Spill the Beans, the place to go when you are looking for something outside of your regular grab-and-go coffee shop.

What will you try first? And what will you never try? That's the beauty of getting to know Greenville. No matter what you fancy, there is something for every type.

Other Things to Note

The loft is well insulated from the main house making it ultra quiet and cozy.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
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  • The reservation was canceled 105 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • We stayed a week with MaryAnn and Joe and had a wonderful time. The room is HUGE and comfortable. The bathroom is beautiful, with sumptuous towels and all the toiletries one could need if you forgot anything. The location is very quiet, and seems to be way out in the country, but is actually only 5 miles from shops and restaurants.

    My husband and I have slightly different sleeping schedules and having the separate sitting area was great for us.

    We hope to return to the area and will definitely stay here again.

    May 2014
  • 5 Star! Comfortable, clean, well appointed, spacious, private. Classy neighborhood, homes on manicured acres on golf course. MaryAnn is an attentive hostess. We loved our stay. Thank you.

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful time at MaryAnn's place! The place is connected but islolated from the main house. Very quiet. When we go back to Greenville, MarryAnn's place will be the place to stay.

    April 2014
    MaryAnn
    Response from MaryAnn:

    Thanks John, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will see you again at some point -:)

    April 2014
  • Wonderful, luxurious place to stay and very kind and generous hosts!

    April 2014
  • It was so lovely to stay with MaryAnn and Joe. The space is incredibly generous and everything about it is 5stars! The bed, sheets, towels all sheer luxury! The room is also incredibly quiet- the best nights sleep we have had in ages. In summary we highly recommend the place, our only regret is that we didn't stay longer !

    March 2014
  • Maryann’s house is absolutely beautiful and the private room is immaculate. The hospitality of Maryann and Joe was greatly appreciated and I highly recommend staying here if you plan to visit the area.

    November 2013
    MaryAnn
    Response from MaryAnn:

    Thanks Bill, It was our pleasure. We enjoyed meeting you & and hope you will come back for a glider ride -:)

    November 2013
  • We had an awesome time at this quaint little loft space. It's only about 10 minutes from downtown Greenville, which made it easy to get back and forth while enjoying the downtown area. Also, it's a good bit bigger than it looks in pictures. We had a group of four adults, and all slept comfortably. Mary Ann's husband met us, showed us around, and then left us to enjoy our time. I would definitely stay here again.

    November 2013
    MaryAnn
    Response from MaryAnn:

    Thanks Zach, much appreciated, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to meeting you and having you guys visit again sometime -:)

    November 2013
  • MaryAnn's place is lovely and quiet. I was in the area for a family wedding and just needed a place to relax. The apartment is over the garage, and although the garage is attached to the house, there is a private entrance and good privacy. MaryAnn herself was cheerful and helpful, always responding to questions quickly and pleasantly. Highly recommended!

    October 2013
  • Excellent experience!

    MaryAnn and Joe are very nice and welcoming.

    The house is in the middle of a golf (really nice and safe place). The studio is clean and so quiet.

    This is definitely going to replace my experience of hotels... (I was traveling for business).

    Enjoy!

    October 2013
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English, Italiano
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Troy State University, Montgomery, AL; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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My husband Joseph & I enjoy spending time with family & friends, golf, ballroom dancing, scuba diving, horseback riding and traveling. When he's not playing golf, he enjoys flying gliders and is a certified instructor who does training and gives glider rides from Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport when weather permits. I, on the other hand, am a white-knuckled glider passenger and prefer driving my convertible in the mountains and keeping up with the latest in computer technology.
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