A bounty of fabulous wildlife...Explore the tranquil waters of the marsh.

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Marsh front bungalow with cottage appeal. Romantic hideaway, creative retreat, girls' getaway. Kayak the creek or crab from the dock. Sunrise, moonrise, and starry nights await.

The space

Cozy marsh front studio with cottage appeal for romantic getaway or creative retreat! Spacious dock, screened-in porch and a view of Morris Island Lighthouse. Kayaks delivered!

Watch the sunrise over the lighthouse. Commune with nature. Kayak the river.

You'll be rejuvenated in this charming little bungalow attached to our beautiful James Island home, just three miles to Folly Beach and ten minutes to downtown.

Perfect for couples, creatives, or girls' getaway, this sunny studio has a private entrance with a view of the water, a queen size bed and a twin.

Sip your morning coffee from your private balcony or come down to the dock for the sunrise.

Kitchen is fully equipped for home cooked meals, with a local grocer just around the corner.

The beach is about three miles away, and there's a a bicycle lane on the highway. There's also a fresh seafood market on the way if you want to bring back some local shrimp to boil!

A day on the beach and a watercolor sunset. Watch the moonrise from the dock. Collect up your memories like shells in the sand. You'll want to keep them forever.

Private entrance
Free off-street parking
Full kitchen
Screened in porch
Marsh views
Linens provided
Bike Route
Special Requests

Rates are seasonal and contingent on demand and subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

*** This is our home, so I'll need you to please tell me a little about yourself, including your first and last name. Thanks! ***

- Elaine Murray

Professional Services available upon request:
Boat & Bike Delivery
Professional Photography
Wedding Ceremony
Massage Therapist
Boat Tours

Guest access

Dock, Screened-in Porch, Grounds facing water, Private Balcony, Off-street Parking

Interaction with guests

I love to greet all my guests and show them around! And I'm always available by phone for your needs. Otherwise, it's quite private. If you see the owners in passing, say "hello!"

Other things to note

This is our home, so if you'd like to stay with us, I need to know a little about you! Believe it or not, Airbnb gets all your info but passes on very little to me. So don't be elusive! Please display a PROFILE PIC and tell me your FIRST and LAST NAME and that of whomever you're traveling with. Where are you from? Why did you choose my place? A little info will speed up the process and increase your chance of being accepted! Thanks! Looking forward to hearing from you! :)

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $75
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We simply ask that you be respectful of your hosts who live in the home in which you are staying and of your surroundings indoors and out. We ask that you not smoke on premises and that you please keep noise to a respectful level. Common sense etiquette is required to navigate shared space such as the screened in porch, deck and dock. We also ask that you leave the property tidy, as you found it, and observe the safety rules posted.

We are a private residence and are not set up to accommodate small children at this time. We do not allow pets.

Check in after 3:00 PM and check out by 11:00 AM. Please call with your ETA at least 24 hours in advance as well as the morning of arrival, as your host will make plans to meet you at the property. PLEASE DO NOT ASK TO CHECK IN EARLY - we need time to make it perfect for you!

Guests agree to abide by these and other house rules posted at location.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

91 Reviews

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Kristi User Profile
November 2015
From the moment you come in contact with Elaine, you know your experience is paramount to her. She takes a great deal of pride in providing a clean, homey environment along with customized hospitality; if you'd like solitude or some one to chat with, she senses & respects your needs. The studio is light and bright with a touches of cozy sea-side charm. The 2 of us resided comfortably for 5 days. City access is easy - we have family based all over Charleston and this location proved a reasonable distance to all. To do: The sunrises, moonrises and overall view - you can sit and be peaceful for hours Bowen's Island and Lost Dog = yum! Kayaking (company name & # posted on the fridge) was amazing! They brought the kayak to us! Thank you, Elaine for being an inedible hostess and becoming a friend! See you next time!
Elaine User Profile
Response from Elaine:
Will always remember our kayak adventure! Thanks so much, Kristi - please come see me again!
November 2015

Brian User Profile
October 2015
What an experience. This place is absolutely gorgeous. My wife and I went and stayed here for our 10 year anniversary. Elaine was a WONDERFUL host. The screened porch, dock, and apartment were all perfect. The location of the apartment is ideal if you re wanting to spend time at Folly Beach or downtown Charleston. I felt like I knew Elaine for years after meeting her for the first time. She made us feel at home and made sure we were constantly comfortable.
Elaine User Profile
Response from Elaine:
You two were an absolute delight to host! Hope you can come see us again!
October 2015

Jan User Profile
October 2015
Our time in Charleston was awesome! Elaine was such a genuinely nice person who went out of her way to make us feel welcome. She introduced us to crabbing off of the dock, recommended fun places to visit and shared a wonderful night on the town with us. The upstairs apartment was as quaint and cozy as the pictures portrayed. This was our first airbnb adventure and Elaine set the bar very high! We left knowing we had made a lifetime friend and many fond memories.
Elaine User Profile
Response from Elaine:
Thanks so much, Jan - how lucky I am to have three new BFFs! Can't wait to see you all again!
October 2015

Gabriela User Profile
October 2015
Elaine was wonderful! The property was gorgeous. Property better than expected. We had a great time. Will definitely return in the future.
Elaine User Profile
Response from Elaine:
Thanks so much, Gabriela - would love that!
October 2015

Anne-Marie User Profile
October 2015
Marsh Place Hideaway was fabulous! The accommodations were as described-clean, well equipped, and a very cheery & inviting atmosphere. Eliane was a wonderful hostess, super helpful on setting up the arrangements and a great source for info on local attractions, eateries and Charleston's history. Grab a cup of coffee and head to the dock around 7am (high tide), and watch the dolphins folly through the marsh...you won't want to leave!
Elaine User Profile
Response from Elaine:
Thank you so much, Anne-Marie! Love it that you saw dolphins! That's good luck, you know! :)
October 2015

Chris User Profile
October 2015
Elaine was so accommodating of our travel schedule arriving later in the evening, and even gave us a head's up on the largest full moon in the past 20 years that evening! Once arrived and settled she was the perfect host in providing us (first time visitors to Charleston) recommendations on places to eat and fun activities. The property was exactly as described, and very easy to get to and from the downtown area, whether using your own car or Uber. Perfectly decorated in a bungalow style, we felt right at home in the unit. In the time we spent talking with Elaine you can tell she really cares about this gem of a property and her guests too! She cooked us up some of the fresh blue crab she had caught off the dock one night, as we had drinks on the patio deck. Elaine not only made our first trip to Charleston a memorable one, but one where we can only hope to be as lucky to have a host like her again. Thank you Elaine!!!!!!
Elaine User Profile
Response from Elaine:
Thank you so much, Chris! You two were a joy to host and have made me a great memory! I so hope we can do it again!
October 2015

Casey User Profile
September 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Marsh Place Hideaway! Elaine welcomed us as if we were family, and truly made us feel at home! Such a cozy, clean beats a hotel room any day! Thanks for a memorable weekend!
Elaine User Profile
Response from Elaine:
Thanks for spending your birthday at my little cottage, Casey! You two were the sweetest!
September 2015

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States · Joined in May 2012
Elaine User Profile

I had a sweet cottage on the creek. We took in good travelers year after year until the house finally sold. I'm now helping others share their properties and can't wait to show them to you!

I love the lowcountry - watching the sunrise on the beach and the moon melt into the water, the mossy oaks, the living marsh and the wealth of beauty that abounds. I mark my life by the pace of the tides, dolphins at play and the palette of the low setting sun.

I want to share my beach town with you and to help you make memories of your own.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within a day
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.