1 BR, full bath, living room, in garage apt with separate entrance. Right by Shem Creek and Patriot's Point, at the foot of the Cooper River Bridge. Incredibly convenient location: 4 miles to downtown Charleston, 5 miles to Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms (website hidden) has broadcast channels and a DVD player, but no cable. WiFi in apt (It's a little spotty, but it's there). Dock, fabulous views of Ft Sumter and the ships in the harbor from the back porch. Refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave in the apartment (no cooktop or oven). Breakfast not included, but there will be coffee you can make in the morning, and orange juice, and bagels or English muffins, and butter and jam. Hairdryer is in the bathroom. Iron, steamer, ironing board available. Easy walk to a Starbucks, also Shem Creek restaurants and Waterfront Park. There's a Water Taxi service from Shem Creek to Patriot's Point to downtown Charleston. I have 3 bikes that can be used (not fancy), and they can go on the Water Taxi so you can explore Historic Charleston by bike. I now have 2 small kayaks for guests to use to explore the creek. You can fish from the dock, also (email hidden) and/or catch Blue Crabs. Or you can just enjoy the dock with the Green Herons and the Black Skimmers flying up and down the creek. Dolphins and Brown Pelicans, too, of course. Weather and tides permitting, I love to take people out for a boat ride in my little Boston Whaler. Stand-Up Paddleboard rentals available right nearby. Oh, and Patriot's Point golf course is less than a mile away, along with the Yorktown.
p.s. Bring your camera :)
The best part about this place is the delightful and relaxing back deck, with comfortable chairs and a fantastic view of the giant container ships and the sailboats and shrimp boats and long-liners and Ft Sumter and Castle Pinckney and Ft Johnson (which is now a marine lab) and Crab Bank and Patriots Point and Shem Creek and oh, I could go on and on about the birds and the otters and the Diamond-backed Terrapins but thankfully no alligators in our creek!
I try to be there when guests arrive, so I can show off the place, but it works out ok if they arrive and let themselves in. I do enjoy interacting with guests, but sometimes it just works out that we barely see each other. When schedules and tides allow, I like to take guests out on the water in my little boat Catnip, but mostly they just take the kayaks out on their own.
This place is so peaceful and quiet, it's like living in the country, but it is literally ten minutes from the heart of downtown Charleston, and less than that to the beaches. So it's the best of both worlds!
Public transit is not very good in Charleston. There is a water taxi to downtown that you can bike over to, and then ride bikes around the city which is really fun. But really to enjoy all Charleston has to offer, from the historic district to the beaches to the plantations, you need to have a car.
My friend and I really enjoyed our stay. We were amazed at the number of things to do and the amount of places to explore. Kayaking through the harbor, biking to the magnificent bridge, touring the Yorktown, walking around the town of Charleston, and relaxing on the dock at night were just a few of the things we did during our brief stay. There is an infinite number of places to eat nearby.
Susan was absent most of our stay, and arrived late during our second night but made an effort to talk with us and share a few stories. Wonderful place; highly recommended!
Susan was a wonderful host and we could not have had a better experience! Her home is lovely and the location is great! It was our first trip to Charleston and I can say with confidence that we will be back and would absolutely love to stay at this wonderful house on the creek again! Highly recommended!
I grew up in Charleston, and always look for an excuse to come back. I can confidently say that staying at 323 Bayview in a unique Charleston experience. I felt right back at home staying in the beautiful apartment off Shem Creek. Susan the owner allowed us to use her kayaks and dock for days full of fishing and exploring the tidal creeks. Susan took us on a boat ride around the harbor where we saw dolphins and a special view of the U.S.S Yorktown. We were also able to take bikes up to brunch. If you are looking for the local experience , the beauty of the lowcountry, and the fun and food of Shem Creek and Sullivan's Island stay at 323 Bayview.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3-night stay, use of the bikes, and the extra treat of meeting Susan's week-old puppies. Susan was very helpful with our special requests and is a most thoughtful host. The apartment was very quiet and spacious for our needs. Location was excellent, serene, and beautiful - just what we look for in off the beaten path. We would stay there again in a heartbeat, and hope to, if we can get back to the area again.
The apartment was great, just as advertised. I loved taking the kayaks out and taking strolls on the dock. It is in a great location only minutes from downtown. Susan was a great host and was always available when I had questions.
My partner and I had a wonderful time at Susan's home. We used the kayaks right off her pier, Susan gave us a great restaurant recommendation, and took us out on her boat! She made us feel at home, and the room was great. The location was also convenient, only a 10 minute ride into Charleston. Anyone visiting the area should definitely consider staying at Susan's.
This is a wonderful private apartment and Susan is an amazing host. We enjoyed staying off the beaten path in Mt. Pleasant with stunning views of the harbor while still being only a 10 minute drive to all the sites in Charleston. Susan as a host was the perfect balance of welcoming and accessible while giving us privacy. We had everything we needed and more. During our visit we enjoyed the awesome shower, kayaking, running along Shem Creek, fireside chats and boat & bird watching.
The apartment was lovely, and the location was amazing-close to Charleston and some of our favorite spots in Mt. Pleasant. Susan is a wonderful hostess and answered any questions we had. She has a lovely deck you're welcome to use to enjoy the creek views.
Susan's house in Mount Pleasant was the perfect location -- easy access to historic Charleston, Sullivan Island and Shem Creek. The roomy and well-appointed apartment was cozy on the chilly January days. A great collection of books fills every need, from Civil War history to local birdlife. Susan is a generous host and invited us into her lovely home with its glorious view across the marsh to Charleston Harbor. We will long remember our ride in her Boston Whaler, with Susan at the helm, clutching her tiny dog against the cold wind. It is an experience that cannot be replicated by car or foot.
Susan's understanding and conscientious nature only made this remarkably charming apartment glow all the more.