This is a great place! Excellent wi-fi, air-conditioning and heat, fully-stocked kitchen with microwave, fridge and stove/range. It has a California-King bed in master bedroom; queen in smaller room, both have bathrooms. Futon can sleep extra person!
This is a nice, new 2-bedroom condo 10 minutes from Folly Beach and 15 minutes from downtown Charleston, SC. It has great air-conditioning and heat, a fire place, a big California queen size bed in the main bedroom and a queen bed in the second bedroom, which has its own separate bathroom. The condo also has a comfy futon in the living room that can sleep one person (it's a full size).
The kitchen is fully equipped, with a good refrigerator, and a washer and dryer is on hand, making it really convenient for extended stays. There is a small back porch/garden area, and a walking trail in the neighborhood, which is really nice. The condo is in a very safe neighborhood.
The main bedroom is equipped with a 63" plasma television and an awesome sound system. I don't have cable or an internet connection. The place is very clean, and a strive to be a great host!.
I have been a Chiropractor and massage therapist for over 23 years, and I offer both services to my guests, either at my Chiropractic office or at the condo (for massage therapy). So if you arrive in Charleston with some physical discomfort and want to really relax on your trip, let me know and we'll arrange a time where you can receive some wonderfully relaxing body work! (My book "The Chiropractor's Health Book," is the all-time leading bestselling self-help book for Chiropractic patients, and is available on (website hidden).)
I know the area well, and can advise you on the best local restaurants beaches.
You'll have access to the full house, plus a small patio in the backyard, walking trails which meander through the woods are right outside the back yard. James Island Country park is 5 minutes away, offering kayaking, canoeing, walking trails and playgrounds for kids.
Interaction with Guests
You can usually just let yourself in. My assistant, Ann Wallace, will help you with anything that comes up during your stay.
The best thing about my condo is it's location! It is literally a 12 minute drive to the beach; 15 minutes to downtown. James Island has wonderful restaurants, a fantastic county park, and there's a Super Wal-Mart with groceries 3-minutes away for anything you need on your trip. The neighborhood is very quite, with tree-lined streets.
Charleston doesn't have quality public transit unless you are downtown, where buses, trolleys and human rickshaws make it easy to get around once you've parked.
Other Things to Note
I use airbnb whenever I travel and have had nothing by wonderful experiences each time I've booked a place through them. I strive to give you a similar experience at my place. I also rent a studio apartment on West 70th Street in NYC is you ever travel to NY. It's listed under "Cheap Chic Close To Everything". It's a wonderful place, too!
Leave the place as you found it, please. Put used linens in the bathtub. Put dirty dishes in the dishwasher. No need to take the trash out. Please don't play loud music past 10pm.
Had a great time visiting Charleston thanks to having a "home base". Really enjoyed the space and privacy. Location was easy to find and convenient to getting groceries, etc. beds were comfy and bathrooms clean. We will definitely use Airbnb again. Thanks, Leonard, for a comfortable home away from home.
Upon arriving to this "Cheap Chic Close to Beach", our group was quite surprised about the uniqueness of the home. The photos don't give enough to the eccentric theme of the home, and all the quirky tastes of the owner. To each his own, because it was a very special experience. When we had trouble connecting to the WiFi in the house, we messaged Leonard. His receptionist responded with the same instructions that were present at the house, and also stated that Leonard would be unavailable to reach for the remainder of our stay. We were never able to resolve our internet dilemma, with the DVD player attached to the TV also being broken. In addition to those two issues, the master bed was resting on storage containers rather than a bed frame and the ceilings in both bathrooms were falling and stapled back up using paper plates as a covering.
Great house, very comfy and decorated with lots of love. Had a great time.
Leonard's condo was perfect for our family trip to SC. As described, it is very close to Charleston and Folly Beach. There was a spot for our car, which was definitely necessary for getting to the places mentioned. Leonard was attentive, but not overbearing.
Leonard's listing description was very accurate and the neighborhood was quiet and centrally located. I arrived very late and he had left lights and fans on. Very comfortable
As previous reviews had indicated, the condo was just as the pictures and description depicted it. It's in a great central location, with easy access to the beach and Charleston. At the same time, the location is quiet, so we were well rested for the wedding we came to attend at the beach.
Leonard responded very quickly to all of our inquiries, both at the time we were looking for a place to stay in the Folly Beach, SC, area and after we selected his condo. We had no problems finding the place based on his instructions.
This was our first trip using airbnb. Based on our wonderful experience, it won't be our last . . .
Leonard's condo was great. Plenty of space, clean, comfortable, and Leonard responded quickly to all emails. It was a 15 minute drive downtown and even less to the beach. If you've read the other reviews you know the decor will be unusual, but it's entertaining and doesn't detract from the comfort.
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I'm a Chiropractor here on James Island and enjoy renting out the condo and sharing my experience of beautiful Charleston. My other Airbnb property is in New York City, and is a wonderful little studio apartment in the heart of Manhattan. The Charleston condo is in a truly a wonderful location...minutes from the beach and downtown, and there's a Super Wal-Mart 3 minutes away, which makes getting groceries and beach supplies really convenient. The New York studio is on a quiet block on the Upper West Side, with world-class restaurants and shopping within a few steps of the front door. Look forward to hosting you!