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Historic Southern Home in Paradise

SuperhostWadmalaw Island, South Carolina, United States
Entire house hosted by Elizabeth
8 guests4 bedrooms6 beds2.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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16 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
@RockvilleAirBnB: This nationally registered historic home was built in the early 1800s and is a 35 minute scenic drive to downtown Charleston, Popular beaches, as well as many historical landmarks and parks. If you are looking for a place defined by Natural Beauty and Southern Charm--there is nothing closer to stepping back in time before the busyness of modern life than here in the village of Rockville. We welcome anyone looking for some peace and quiet on a front porch overlooking the river.

The space
There is history around every corner in the house!

The house was built in the 1800s and has been home to four generations of the Stevens Family who originally moved to the Island to start their shrimping business. The shrimp boat dock operated right outside the front porch! The Deepwater dock was destroyed during hurricane Gracie in 1959 and moved to Cherry Point. The business is now owned and operated by my cousin Micah Jenkins and is called “Cherry Point Seafood Co.” You can stop by and purchase fresh seafood right off the boat.

The shrimp business also expanded to include tow boats as well as ferry boats that took islanders all over Charleston before the major roads and bridges were built.

The best part of the house in my opinion is the front porch where I have spent hours reading in the hammock, sipping on sweet tea, and talking with friends and family.

A weekend or day at the house feels like a week when you are in Rockville. Time really seems to slow down and you feel like you can just take a deep breath of fresh air.

To accommodate individuals working from home we have added basic cable and internet/WiFi up to 25 mbps.

When you come to visit we want our guests and family to be able to fully experience the peace of nature by unplugging and giving your spirit the chance to recharge. I remember riding down Maybank highway as a kid... as soon as the oak trees and the draping Spanish moss came into view I knew we had made it home!

*We do have a t-mobile hotspot available and connected for use.

*There is a dvd collection, books, board games, cards, and a radio for entertainment.

Remember, this is a very old family home. With any old house you will find beauty, character, and many quirks. If you are looking to book a modernly immaculate resort, try looking at Kiawah. If you want to experience simple and charming Southern Living surrounded by natural and historic beauty, this is the right place for you!

Guest access
Guests will have access to the entire house. The docks are privately owned by neighbors and are off limits due to liability as well as maintaining the residents’ privacy.

I want to ensure that many people will be able to experience Rockville. Happy neighbors are important to keeping the house open to airbnbers!

Other things to note
My current favorite restaurants to visit are on John's island and include Wild Olive (make a reservation! They are always booked) and the Tattooed Moose. Yum

The nearest place to get groceries is Bi-lo on John's island (15 min drive) so make sure you stock up on the way to the house.

Outgoing tides are very strong
@RockvilleAirBnB: This nationally registered historic home was built in the early 1800s and is a 35 minute scenic drive to downtown Charleston, Popular beaches, as well as many historical landmarks and parks. If you are looking for a place defined by Natural Beauty and Southern Charm--there is nothing closer to stepping back in time before the busyness of modern life than here in the village of Rockville. We welcome…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds, 1 air mattress
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch, 1 hammock

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Dryer
TV
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, United States

The surrounding neighborhood is a living museum. “The Rockville Historic District” is part of The National Register of Historic Places.

As described by Charleston Daily:
“Just a few miles outside of Charleston, Rockville offers you a look at the way life used to be. It is the beauty, decor and natural scenery of simple Southern living.

Come with us to Rockville, South Carolina where the air is fresh, faith is strong and peaceful ambiance is a way of life.”

The village is a testament to the notion of natural preservation.

Rockville is one of Charleston County’s oldest surviving summer resorts (est. 1784). The summer community’s serene, slow-moving, lifestyle is reflected in its architecture and landscape. Live oaks draped with Spanish moss and palmettos dominate the landscape and add to the quaint atmosphere of the community.
The surrounding neighborhood is a living museum. “The Rockville Historic District” is part of The National Register of Historic Places.

As described by Charleston Daily:
“Just a few miles outsi…

Hosted by Elizabeth

Joined in September 2016
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My name is Liz, I'm 27 and I just graduated from the Citadel with my Master's in Psychology. I love working with children and hope to make that part of my career. I am a host that likes to make sure my guests are treated like family, and that they get the true southern charm experience. I also like to leave small gifts and surprises to welcome guests. My fiancé and I have two dogs, Kobe and Alphonse. We love to take them to Rockville and watch them swim and explore. Justin and I will be getting married in the back yard of the house that is listed in my profile at a church called Grace Chapel. I am so excited! I love video games, basketball, pizza and art.
My name is Liz, I'm 27 and I just graduated from the Citadel with my Master's in Psychology. I love working with children and hope to make that part of my career. I am a host that…
During your stay
I live in West Ashley with my husband, Justin. I make frequent trips out to the house on free weekends and during the week. I like to make sure I personally greet guests when they arrive if I can. I am also available by phone and email. I want to make sure guests get the full Rockville experience so I try to be as hands off as possible!
I live in West Ashley with my husband, Justin. I make frequent trips out to the house on free weekends and during the week. I like to make sure I personally greet guests when they…
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100