McClellanville village cabin near national forest.


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  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
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"Tapawingo" is a comfortable & cozy wooded home tucked away on 3 acres of gardens, decks, pond, near Francis Marion forest & Santee Coast Reserve. Private & secluded. Ideal romantic getaway, or a place to escape to read, write, cook & relax. It's midway between Charleston, SC with all its restaurants, & Myrtle Beach for its golf. Bring your boat or canoe, discover the creeks, hike in the forests or bike ride & explore the area's many beaches. For couples & solo adventurers, no children nor pets.

The space
You have the whole house to yourselves. This is our home and we rent it when we travel. Tapawingo is an older, rustic two story cabin / cottage which we are continuously upgrade. Set on 3 acres of forest, gardens and a pond, the house is secluded and very private. Ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or just to totally relax and disconnect. Great place to read from our personal library. Perfect for two people.

Downstairs is a French country kitchen set up for serious cooking, with fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave, cozy living room, the bathroom with toilet, sink and double headed shower. A large screened in porch area with sofa and comfy chairs and outdoor dining table is most inviting. We live on well water that has a new water softener system and at the kitchen sink is a reverse osmosis drinking water filtered tap. In 2019 we had the craw space sealed and a new heating and air conditioning system installed. We preset the temperature thermostat to the season.

Upstairs are the two bedrooms with queen beds, one with small deck, a TV den and the second bathroom with sink and claw-footed iron bath tub. There is a staircase that is steep, so please use caution going up or down.

You can also dine outside on the three tear open decks surrounded by our forest. On the entrance deck on other side of the house is a charcoal BBQ.

This is a home in the countryside with forest, so there are times we have pollen falling, or mosquitoes and other bugs. Occasionally you may see a fox or a deer, turtles and fish in the pond, hear and see the crickets or the frogs, see lizards feeding, a spider or a bug. We do our best to eliminate the nasty ones using natural deterents, but they are a part of the ecosystem that supports the biodiversity in the region. If any of the fruit trees in the garden have fruit that is ready to be eaten, help yourself and enjoy. There are plumb, fig, blue berry and pear trees.

It was here that Neal Petersen and Billie Baldwin wrote the National Outdoor Book Award winner, Neal's autobiography "Journey of a Hope Merchant" and Neal's solo around the world racing yacht is on the property.

Ride the tandem that we have to the village 5 min away, or bring your bikes. Get locally caught, fresh shrimp at the seafood store on the dock. Dine in one of the local places to eat, go for hikes in the forest or kayak in the rivers and intercoastal water way. So much to do, just relax at Tapawingo and read our books.

Absolutely NO PETS and NO YOUNG CHILDREN. Please do not even ask, as the answer is NO. If these rules are broken we will withhold the entire deposit. Also, we request that you remove your shoes at the entry way and enjoy the house either bare feet, or bring slippers for only indoor use. We live by the Golden Rule and Karma, and willing to help in any way we can, but expect our guests to respect our home and behave accordingly.

We do not have WiFi at the house, so if you need to connect, there is WiFi at the library, and most cell services have coverage with wifi.

In today’s challenging world, we need your cooperation to help keep everyone traveling safe. While we will do everything to make your stay safe and comfortable, we need your help:
1) Please do not travel if you are unwell. Should you become unwell after your arrival, please let us know in order to assist you.
2) We kindly ask that just prior to departure from Tapawingo, please gather all your used dishes; cups, glasses, plates, silverware and place them in the dishwasher and run it. Place 1 dishwasher tablet into the soap holder inside the dishwasher door. Tablets are found under the kitchen sink.
3) Please empty garbage bins in the bathrooms and in the kitchen. We request that you bag everything and put it in the big garbage bin with the lid on tight, outside the house to the left of the entry steps.

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What this place offers

Garden view
Free driveway parking on premises
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

McClellanville, South Carolina, United States

McClellanville is a small fishing village with shrimp boats, shops and a few restaurants. There is no public transportation here, but once you get here, we have bicycles for your use as it's a great place to ride a bike around and to the town - 5 minute ride. Bring your boat as their is a public launch ramp (you need to purchase a pass), or your kayaks and play in the waters and explore the Cape Romaine Wildlife Preserve and the Santee Coastal Reserve. The Francis Marion Forest has many roads to ride your car or bike, or just go hiking in it. There are several places to launch a boat and kayak in the forest, town, Bulls Bay and Coastal Reserve.

Hosted by Neal

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I am an adventurer, solo around the world racing yachtsman, award winning author, motivational keynote speaker and lover of life. I live for great experiences and have helped in diplomatic issues and peace talks. Much time is spent mentoring young people including teaching macro-economics at several universities, sailing, playing in my garden and traveling the globe. My friends span all corners of the world. I have no time for drama.
When visiting us I enjoy stimulating conversations and will give you a tour of our gardens explaining why I have chosen to create this environment.
Some of my favorite places range from Thailand because of the great street food, cheap massages and friendly, smiling people. We love Cape Town, South Africa with its great mountains and beaches, vineyards and orchards and resilient, polite people. Portugal and Ireland are special because of all our close friends there. As a motivational speaker I have experienced many countries and cultures, enjoying the finest hotels. But we always add on extra days to throw a backpack on and travel like a local. I have had the privilege of experiences over 100 countries. I have also sailed to some of the most remote corners of our planet. Currently I am writing my third book based on our travels, people we have come to know and cultures we have loved. I will cover economic injustice, social reforms, what a civil society should resemble to how we can add to our world and create a sustainable legacy.
I am an adventurer, solo around the world racing yachtsman, award winning author, motivational keynote speaker and lover of life. I live for great experiences and have helped in di…


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During your stay

This is our home, but you have the entire property to yourselves as we rent it out when we travel. You can reach Franny by text, you local host who lives 10 min away. Numbers will be available after you book.

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Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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