Cozy marsh front studio with cottage appeal for romantic getaway or creative retreat! Spacious dock, screened-in porch and view of Morris Island Lighthouse. Kayaks delivered!
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Watch the sunrise over Morris Island 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.
Great for a romantic getaway or creative retreat, 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 a view of the sunrise over the marsh.
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 way if you want to bring back some local shrimp to boil!
Spend the day on the beach and come home to a picturesque sunset. It's quiet here - we think you'll love it.
Free off-street parking
Screened in porch
Rates are seasonal and contingent on demand and subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
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- Elaine Murray
Dock, Screened-in Porch, Grounds facing water, Private Balcony, Off-street Parking
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!"
Professional Services available upon request:
Boat & Bike Delivery
We had a wonderful vacation to Charleston and our stay at Marsh Place couldn't have been better! Elaine was so great at communicating with us before, during, and after our stay. She went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and helped make my husband's birthday celebration special! Her recommendation of the Lost Dog Cafe for breakfast was spot on - it was delicious! When we return to Charleston, we will definitely stay at Marsh Place again!
Elaine is an AMAZING host! Her studio / house on the water is gorgeous! My wife and I had a wonderful time there and we certainly couldn't have had a better weekend thanks to Elaine. The location is PERFECTLY close to Folly Beach, John's Island, and Charleston. It is literally about a quarter mile from the main road, but far enough to not be bothered by anything and enjoy the tranquility. It is situated in a beautiful neighborhood that is perfectly walkable throughout the day. It is also about a quarter mile from the grocery store if you need to gather any food or essentials you may have forgotten, although Elaine provided some essentials and we were pleasantly surprised.
Here's a few things we did during our visit to Elaine's beautiful hideaway:
-Went to Folly Gras (Folly Beach's version of Mardi Gras)
-Visited the Angel Oak Tree on John's Island
-Toured through Striped Pig Distillery in Charleston
-Ate breakfast off the dock (made grits, eggs, and bacon in the kitchen)
-Went to some AWESOME restaurants and listened to some great live music. Elaine had some cool recommendations for us.
In short, this place is perfect if you like comfy, cozy, warm, inviting, simple, yet accommodating places. If you're single, married, a business professional, a hipster at heart, or anything in between, you will LOVE this place. My wife and I left with fond memories and the total desire to return.
Elaine, if you're reading this...WE WILL BE BACK! :)
What a perfect romantic getaway! Elaine is a fantastic host! The place had fresh flowers and was stocked with morning necessities. It was my birthday and Elaine was so sweet to have a birthday card waiting. Beautiful scenery and lots of cozy spots to mellow out and unplug. Would love to visit again in spring. Highly recommend!
We truly love the Charleston area and have a special place in our hearts for Folly Beach. Our little spot was the perfect place to set up "home" for a few days. Elaine thought of everything and the amenities were so much more than we expected. We only wished the weather had been a little warmer so we could have enjoyed the lovely little boat dock table or screen porch...the scenery was fabulous!
What a WONDERFUL location for a romantic getaway!!
First off, Elaine is wonderful--such a thoughtful, welcoming, and accommodating host! My husband and I arrived at Marsh Place to find happy little treats that she had left for us, and she was sure to give us recommendations for sights and activities that were customized to our liking!
The apartment itself is LOVELY! From the pictures, I couldn't tell how big it actually was and was pleasantly surprised by how spacious it is! Even the kitchen space, which looked to be a bit cramped, was nice and open--plenty of space.
As advertised, the place is fully-stocked with anything you could need (and then some!). Elaine told me that the shower would be great for my hair, and she was right! There was a discernible difference :-)
Marsh Place is in a perfect location. The atmosphere is quiet, serene, private, and truly idyllic while being only 20 minutes from Downtown Charleston (25 minutes if factoring in the parking, etc.) and about 5 minutes to Folly Beach! It's also right down the road from an assortment of different grocery stores.
If you're worried about privacy, don't be! It's true, that it's attached to the bigger house where a couple resides, but although we saw their cars come and go, we never actually encountered them during our whole 5-night stay, and you really can't hear them at all from within the apartment.
I highly recommend this charming little apartment!
My mother, sister, and I had a terrific time at Elaine's! We had a long drive after work so we did not arrive until close to midnight. Elaine was very flexible and met us with a very warm welcome. The apartment is beautiful with big windows, gorgeous views, and in a perfect location to explore the beach and Charleston. The apartment is very cozy and relaxing. It has unique touches, a lovely color scheme, and is immaculate. Elaine even had Christmas cookies and poinsettias in colorful pots and Christmas balls in glass jars around the place to give it a Christmas feel. We loved watching the moon rise and the tides come in an out from the deck right on the marshlands and in the terrific screened gazebo. We would highly recommend staying here. Thank you, Elaine, for making our stay so special!!!
Elaine is the perfect host.
We had a great time at our stay in Marsh Place! We only wish we could have stayed a little longer. The apartment was perfect for us and Elaine was really wonderful. She gave us all sorts of suggestions for food and groceries and had the apartment fully stocked with all of the essentials. We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to coming back! Next time we hope to take advantage of the dock, porch and kayaking! Thank you Elaine for such a comfortable, wonderful place!
We had a great girls weakened at Marsh place. Elaine was friendly and accommodating and it was 10-15 minutes away from the city which offered the best of both worlds. We loved the tub and shower and the coziness of the place. Had a lovey time and would definitely come back!
We loved out stay at Marsh Place. Close to Folly Beach, the marshes outside Charleston (saw dolphins while kayaking), about 15 minutes from downtown, which was awesome. Also close to Bowen's Island Restaurant which has incredible sunsets. Elaine was a great and fast communicator and perfect host. Thanks for everything!