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.
This is our third stay with Jonathan and we feel it was the same as the first. Accurate, clean, enviromentally conscious, and just AMAZING. We feel welcome the second we are in the door. Jonathan kindly extended our visit one more day without hesitation. We always want to stay longer. We are familiar with Charleston, SC having lived and played in town for many years however Jonathan alway's has recommendations to try.
THANK YOU JONATHAN, until next year.
I enjoyed my stay. I arrived very late due to the flight schedule change. However, finding the house, parking space and my bedroom were very smooth. A private bathroom attached to my bedroom was very nice, too. I didn't spend much time in the house, but Jonathan was super-friendly whenever I saw him. If I ever revisit Charleston, I will definitely consider his place again. Highly recommended!
Great location for exploring Charleston! A few minutes by car and you're in downtown. Jonathan is a welcoming host, and his home is in a quiet area. The bedroom was clean and comfortable, and we really appreciated the use of the kitchen for breakfast. Make sure you visit the great restaurants at Shem Creek only minutes away from the house - great views, good food, friendly people. night recommended!
We had a great time staying with Jonathan. The house was very comfortable and easy to find and get situated even though we arrived pretty late. The location is perfect, just a few minutes to drive to downtown, and surrounded very closely by businesses including grocery stores and restaurants. Jonathan is a great host, too, who gave us good tips on where to eat, what to see and do and what the weather was looking like. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend.
This was my first Airbnb experience, and it couldn't have been more perfect. Jonathan is such a nice and accommodating host. Everything about this listing is accurate. Clean, comfortable, safe and quiet neighborhood. He provides great information regarding things to do and restaurants. I also love how environmentally conscious he is. I highly recommend Jonathan as a host. You will not be disappointed!
This is my second time staying with Jonathan. As usual everything was ready and clean for our arrival. His place is wonderfully quiet and has great access to the city. I really enjoy staying with him.
I will be back!!
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.
Fantastic burger place. Also has great draft beer selection and awesome milkshakes.
Just on the other side of the frontage road from CVS is the nearest bus stop for getting downtown.
Great pre-packaged salads, juices, dried fruits and nuts, and of course the cookies and candy!
It's nice having one of these so close.
Catch the latest flick on the big screen while eating delicious food or a drink from the full bar. Wait service during the movie.
Great eclectic beers on tap. They also serve food...best known for their burgers and amazing truffle mac 'n cheese!
Nice local coffee shop. Also has a drive-thru and makes delicious paninis.
The nicest full-scale grocery store on this side of Mt Pleasant.
Open 24-hours and very close.
One of my favorite bargain restaurants. This is down home country cooking that anyone would enjoy. Most entrees are between 10 and 15 dollars and score you plenty of food.
Cozy family-owned pizzeria nearby.
Fantastic Italian restaurant. Elegant atmosphere and super nice owner.
Best local place to rent kayaks and paddleboards. They also host guided tours if you'd rather someone else show you around. Very friendly local business owners.
One of the best seafood restaurants in Mt Pleasant. Located on Shem Creek with great views. Also has a great Happy Hour at the Tiki Bar downstairs.
Red's is an awesome hangout for beers or low-key bar food. The view on Shem Creek is amazing and most of it is outdoors.
Take a guided kayak tour on Shem Creek and Charleston Harbor or rent some kayaks or stand-up paddleboards for a couple hours. The scenery is amazing and you'll probably get to see some dolphins.
Most excellent sushi and trendy atmosphere. The outdoor bar area is pretty nice as well.
Another fantastic public park in Mt Pleasant. Shem Creek Park features a long boardwalk along Shem Creek including a nice gazebo with views of Charleston Harbor.
Great sandwiches and deli selections. Enormous menu!
Great place to rent bikes for your vacation.
Fantastic higher-end restaurant in Mount Pleasant. Entrees range from 18 to 25 dollars. Reservations recommended.
Take a stroll on the 1,000 ft pier on Charleston Harbor, grab a sandwich or milkshake at the gift shop, and stroll the grounds of this nice park.
British pub feel with great food and drinks and even pool tables.
A set of 3 conveniently located public tennis courts. First-come first-served.
Great local Mexican restaurant. Indoor and outdoor seating. Perfect place to grab a meal coming back from the beach.
USS Yorktown and other navy ships on exhibit. Lots to see here...worth the admission price if you haven't seen it.
An inexpensive tour of an old military installation run by the National Park Service.
Fun local hangout on Sullivan's Island. Also serves food...good burgers and tacos.
Opened in mid-2014; a popular new restaurant with an eclectic menu.
Known for its good local BBQ.
Great tex-mex food and drinks.
The best local beach park. Although IOP is more built-up and touristy, the park offers nice amenities like easy parking, showers, concessions, and lifeguards.
Best hot dogs around, and the owners are good friends of mine.
Take a boat tour out to Capers Island to walk on this pristine beach and spot dolphins along the way. The sunset tours are the best.
Popular waterfront seafood restaurant and bar on Isle of Palms. Nice atmosphere during the cooler months.