About this listing
Heal the Spirit & Satisfy the Soul
Come to unwind and leave the troubles of the world behind. Here you can release and relax. Bring family and friends for that great getaway.
This is a jewel nestled in the countryside, sitting between a stocked freshwater pond and a salt water tidal marsh that hosts an abundance of life. Enjoy the scenic drive, which will take you just outside of Charleston as you travel along South Carolina’s famous coastal tidal waterways, just moments away from Edisto Beach State Park and Botany Bay Wildlife Reserve. If you enjoy boating, the boat ramp is right across the Interstate Highway 174 bridge about two miles from the property.
This quaint home features 2 small sofas and several spaces to sit and recline. If the weather is cold, there's a cozy, small cast-iron wood burning fireplace to warm the home and the spirit. The porch and backyard deck are perfect for lounging, especially on warm, southern summer nights. There are 3 furnished bedrooms with a queen bed in the master bedroom, 2 single beds in the second bedroom room, a queen bed in the third bedroom, and there are 2 full baths. There is also a sleeper sofa in the living room, and a most comfortable, relaxing hammock and single day bed on the screened porch, a magical place during warm summer nights.
There is a fully functional kitchen with up-to-date appliances and a small laundry room with a washer and dryer for your convenience. Adjacent to the kitchen is a cozy dining space, a place for early morning cups of coffee while starring off into the distant trees and enjoying the picturesque snapshots of nature beyond the back patio doors. It can also be used for evenings of spirited roundtable discussions after meals.
The house sits on a lush wooded 2.73 acre site. Towards the front of the site is a well-kept, small freshwater pond stocked with Bass, Crappie and Sunfish. Rarely will you have to wish for a bite. At the rear of the property is a tidal marsh that fills and empties as the seawater from the tidal waterways rises and recedes. If you love birds large and small, this is where you want to be.
This beautiful retreat is in the city of Hollywood, South Carolina near Edisto Island and Yonges Island. Down a sculptured oak tree-lined narrow country road, it sits within a private cul-de-sac shared by two other homes. It is approximately 35 miles from downtown Charleston and the Charleston International Airport . And about 10 minutes from the Edisto Beach State Park Reserve. You can enjoy a day at the small shell beach in Botany Bay Wildlife Reserve. Also nearby is Stono Ferry Golf Course, voted in 2011 South Carolina's golf course of the year. The Edisto Island Museum and the Edisto Serpentarium are also located on this wildlife reserve. The reserve features many of the native reptilian wildlife, such as 19 adult American alligators, soft shell and snapping turtles, and a wide array of species of snakes.
Other Things to Note
Unfortunately, we have had to raise our nightly fee as well as the cleaning fee to incorporate a 7% state tax and a 3% local tax. Recently, the Governor of our State signed legislation that would penalize Hosts that rent their homes or properties in vacation rental activities if this tax is not collected and paid.
Please accept our apologies. Our goals are to share our home, our beautiful grounds and this fun -filled area with vacationers, especially families, coming to this state from throughout the world. We certainly hope that this tax is not an inconvenience to perspective guest.
Thank you for considering our lovely Dorothy Gardens.
The house was clean and everything was ready for us. It was a quiet, restful location in a rural setting. We loved sitting out on the screened in porch and listening to the birds. There is only one house nearby and that is across the street. There were a few times we could hear the neighbors talking quite loudly but most of the time it was really quiet. It is a place we would love to come back to, if we are able.
Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit in Dorothy Gardens. Ein großes und ruhiges Haus. Angenehm schattiges Grundstück in der Sommerhitze. Botany Bay war eine richtig tolle Naturerfahrung.
Das wifi genügt zum Zeitunglesen, mehr (Email, Twitter etc.) funktioniert (fast) nicht, die Leitung ist nicht stark genug.
Alles andere war herrlich.
We had a wonderful experience at you home. The atmosphere is relaxing, especially the road to get there. It might be away from the city, but it was so good to get there at the end of the day. It was like getting in a whole different place. The house is well-equipped, everything was there to help us in our vacation. It was our first experience with AirBnb and it was a lot better than staying at the hotel. Thank you Dorothy
The neighborhood was nice and secluded. The drive was beautiful and the space around the house was great for playing outside with the kids. The inside had everything we needed to have a wonderful visit to the Charleston area.
Séjour hors du commun, dans une grande maison au milieu de la nature verdoyante de Caroline du Sud. Propriétaire très réactive pour remplacer une cafetière fatiguée.
Petit plus non négligeable : la balade sur la mare en compagnie de Richard, le jeune alligator !! Découverte des crabes à une pince... Soirée sur le screen deck, sieste dans le hamac... Bref, dépaysement total, tout le monde est ravi !
We really loved the unique outdoors surrounding the home and the peaceful setting. The home was set up well for guests and had everything we needed. It was very clean and the bedrooms were set up great.
We enjoyed staying off the beaten path at Dorothy Gardens. We had 6 kids in our group, ages 1-17, and they loved being outside. We were surprised to learn about "Richard" a 4-ft alligator living in the pond. We saw him eat several frogs and decided to keep our distance. We never felt threatened but didn't get too close, either.
The house was fine -- a little rustic, but that was expected. If you love being in nature and having space to spread out rather than being cooped up in a hotel, this is a great spot!
About the Host, Dorothy Gardens
Dorothy Gardens - Heal the Spirit & Satisfy the Soul
Our vacation rental service seeks to bring people back to a state of balance by providing a space to rest, relax, think, create and enjoy. We are a family run service, dedicated to introducing folks to the beauty and wonderful experiences that South Carolina has to offer. We want to provide a space for artist to come and be creative, people to come unwind, and families to enjoy time well spent.
Please give our service a try and let us know if you love this home as much as we do.