About this listing
Enjoy comfortable, sustainable accommodations in your own queen bedroom with private full bath. Less than 15 minutes from downtown Charleston and the beaches and minutes away from grocery stores, bars, restaurants, sightseeing and outdoor activities.
Recently updated private full bath attached to guest room. Fresh towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and hair dryer included.
Enjoy comfortable accommodations in your own bedroom with private full bathroom. The bed is newly upgraded to a pillowtop Queen with luxurious high thread-count sheets. Also included in the room is a dresser, bedside lamp, alarm clock/radio with dual alarms, sitting chair, vanity mirror, ceiling fan, and Marpac white-noise machine. The bathroom, which was remodeled in 2011, is attached to the bedroom to ensure maximum privacy. In addition to fresh towels, the bathroom has a hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, and shaving cream. There is a closet with room to hang clothing and a luggage rack for conveniently storing a suitcase or duffel bag. On the back of bathroom door is a full-length mirror. For those with mobility issues, please note the bedroom is on the 2nd floor.
Sustainability is a noticeable theme throughout my home. Your showers are provided via a solar water heater and more than 80% of my home's electricity is generated via 9 photovoltaic panels on the roof. The towels and linens are laundered with non-toxic, biodegradable detergent and usually line-dried. Household cleaners, soaps, and shampoos are non-toxic and cruelty-free. I have a recycle bin in the kitchen and compost food waste.
Self-serve breakfast is complimentary. The offerings vary at any given time, but you're welcome to anything in the kitchen that is breakfasty. To help you wake up I have a drip coffee maker and espresso machine both with fresh ground coffee, and assorted tea bags. In the cabinet above the coffee maker you will find assorted granola and cereal bars. On the other side you'll find bread, English muffins, and sometimes doughnuts or muffins. The refrigerator nearly always has rice milk, juice, and chilled water.
For those of you who are visiting to explore the wonderful Charleston area, I have a notebook in the guest room with lots of ideas about events and activities plus my personal recommendations for restaurants and bars. Of course I will also gladly provide you with personalized recommendations for restaurants/attractions and anything else that will help make your visit more enjoyable.
I sincerely want you to enjoy your time in Charleston so drop me a line if you have any questions!
Interaction with Guests
Though I'm occasionally home when guests arrive, I have it setup so you can arrive without me here. My interaction with guests varies, though I always respect my guests' privacy. I like to offer you a beverage and hear your stories at least one evening during your visit. Although I live alone, my girlfriend (Joanne) frequently visits.
I should note that although I love kids, due to my rotating shift schedule it can be difficult for me to host those with very young children whose noise levels are less predictable.
My townhouse is located on the western side of Mount Pleasant about two miles east of the Ravenel Bridge, making it very convenient to Shem Creek, downtown Charleston, Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, and elsewhere. You can usually be at your destination downtown or on Sullivan's Island in less than 15 minutes. This part of Mount Pleasant has everything you need, including numerous grocery stores (Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Publix, Bi-Lo, Harris Teeter), a library, post office, banks, plentiful restaurants and bars, stellar parks, and outdoor recreation such as tennis, kayaking, bicycle rentals, and boat tours. My house is in a very quiet, safe neighborhood, and is smoke- and pet-free. There are a handful of restaurants within walking distance but beyond that you'd need a car to get around comfortably.
For the runners and bikers among you, there are a lot of good options from my house. The neighborhood streets are less-traveled and can get you to US-17 and Coleman Blvd, both of which have well-lit sidewalks and bike lanes. On Coleman Blvd you can get to the Ravenel Bridge ped path and all the way to Sullivan's Island.
My house is 5.3 miles from Sullivan's Island, 10.3 miles to Isle of Palms, and 6.0 miles to downtown Charleston.
Mt Pleasant is served by route 40 and route 401. Route 40 is the only way to get from Mt Pleasant into downtown Charleston and it comes by approximately every 40 minutes. Route 401 only travels within Mt Pleasant. The nearest stop for bus 40 is near the intersection of South Shelmore Blvd and the Frontage Rd, directly across from the CVS. If you look at a map website, do a search on the following lat/lon to see the bus stop location. Thirty-two point eight zero nine four six North. Seventy-nine point eight seven seven eight West. It is about a 15 minute walk from my house. The bus takes about 25-30 minutes to reach the Visitor's Center in downtown Charleston. There you can transfer to other buses serving the Charleston peninsula if you choose. The fare is $1.75 each way (bills and coins accepted; exact change needed). You can also purchase one or three day unlimited passes on board. Bus 401 picks up next to Harris Teeter on Houston Northcutt Blvd.
There is no regular bus service to any of the beaches so a taxi or personal vehicle are required.
Approximately $15 each way between my house and downtown Charleston.
To take full advantage of what the Charleston area has to offer you really need a car. Although car rental places are everywhere, prices are generally better if you rent one at the Charleston Airport. Thrifty, Enterprise, and Advantage are usually the cheapest options. The weekends are much cheaper for car rentals. You can often get a small car Friday through Monday for less than $75.
Other Things to Note
I'm especially keen on hosting guests who have filled out their Airbnb profile with some information about themselves!
* No smoking, drugs, or pets.
* I prefer people take their shoes off while in the house to minimize wear on the carpets and bamboo flooring.
* Due to a shared parking lot, only one parking space available to guests. Park in any empty space upon arrival.
* I have a keypad lock on the house that guests use. You will receive the code upon reserving the room and will not need a key. Guests can come and go on their own schedules.
* You're welcome to do laundry, but if you need to run more than 2 loads I ask that you visit a commercial laundry facility.
* Kitchen is available for self-serve breakfast. Help yourself to any of the breakfast items available. You can also use the kitchen to prepare lunch or a light dinner. I do request that you not cook anything aromatic after 9 pm unless pre-cleared with me because the smells make their way into the bedrooms upstairs. If you do cook, please clean your pots and pans immediately after use. You can load dirty glasses, plates, and cutlery into the dishwasher and I will run it as needed.
The primary reason I love hosting people via Airbnb is hearing your stories and travel experiences. I sure hope we'll have a chance to chat at some point during your stay.
In addition to numerous other sustainability features, my home generates more than 80% of its energy needs via a solar water heater and 9 photovoltaic panels.
My wife and I stayed at Jonathan's home for two nights. The room and home were clean and the pictures were accurate. The home is situated in a good location, with good access to Hwy 17. The notebook with additional information was very helpful even if you've been to Charleston before. Jonathan was very accommodating as we booked the same day we wanted to stay. We would recommend staying.
This listing was very accurately described. This is a solar-powered, high efficiency townhouse in a quiet neighborhood. This home is very centrally located, with great amenities close by including Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Harris Teeter. Restaurants and coffee shops are also close by. I was able to quickly navigate my way to Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms beaches within about fifteen minutes. There are also walking trails and the Arthur Ravenel Bridge within short distance of Jonathan's home.
Jonathan was a gracious host, and his girlfriend Joann was helpful in pointing out local amenities and lunch spots as soon as I arrived. The guest room is very well appointed with good quality bedding, luggage rack and nice decor. The bathroom was very clean and private to the bedroom (no sharing!). Another nice feature of the home is the keypad lock on the front door makes it easy for guests to come and go without having to keep track of additional housekeys.
We were very happy with our experience staying at Jonathan's home. The room was very comfortable and he provided us with useful information to make the most out of our visit to Charleston beaches. We were very impressed with all the energy-saving features of the home! The location is also very convenient to beaches/downtown/supermarkets, etc. It really makes a difference to visit a new place and get recommendations from somebody who knows and lives in the city.
This was our second time staying at Jonathan's home and it was just as great as the first time! Jonathan goes out of his way to ensure everything we needed was provided and gave us complete privacy with full access to his kitchen. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. Great location within 10 minutes of downtown and the beaches. Thank you Jonathan for another wonderful stay!
Jonathan has a wonderful guest room. The room was very clean, well organized, and had everything that we needed for our visit to the Charleston area. Jonathan was very welcoming and friendly and helped get us oriented to the area. His suggestion for a nearby beach was exactly what we needed.
Jonathan was an excellent host and his accommodations were very comfortable! The place was clean, Jonathan was respectful, and we had a great time chatting with him. He also gave us great tips on restaurants and places to see. It was very easy to get in and out of the apartment as well. Highly recommended!!
Wir haben eine sehr schöne Zeit in Jonathans Unterkunft verbracht. Zimmer und Bad waren sauber. Die Lage der Unterkunft ist optimal für die Erkundung von Charleston und der Region. Wir können die Unterkunft empfehlen. Vielen Dank an Jonathan.
We had a great time at Jonathans house. The rooms were clean. The location of the house was perfect to explore everything in the region . We can recommend the place for new guests. Thank you, Jonathan.
About the Host, Jonathan
I'm originally from Apex, NC but have lived in Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC, prior to moving to Charleston in 2005. I am a meteorologist with the National Weather Service by profession, but also stay quite active in the local community through volunteering and non-profit organizations.
Environmental sustainability has always been my passion as you'll see in my home. In addition to all of the day-to-day actions, my larger accomplishments were having a solar water heater installed in 2010 and 9 photovoltaic panels installed in 2013. I'm now generating about 80% of my annual energy needs via the sun.
The Charleston area is a fantastic place to live and visit, yet I feel the lodging options are entirely too expensive. Thus, I love being able to offer a comfortable alternative to the hotels at a fraction of the cost while also getting to meet lots of amazing people in the process. I make a concerted effort to keep my calendar up to date and confirm reservations quickly, so feel free to just reserve the room if it's available. But if you have any questions about my place or the surrounding area, you're welcome to drop me a line beforehand.