Waterfront room/bath near downtown.

House - Private room · Coker Ave, Charleston, SC 29412, United States

Awesome room and onsuite bath. Lovely views of the tidal marsh, lake, ancient oaks, birds, sunsets. Only 5 min. to downtown historic district with oldest and prettiest architecture, gardens, more in country. 15 min. to beach. Walk to bars/eateries.

The Space

The best of Charleston! Great deck and water views teaming with wildlife. Room is a finished room over the garage with a private bath and sitting area. Use of living areas, outdoor areas and kitchen are encouraged. Quiet neighborhood within walking distance of restaurants, shops, music venue, theater. Just 10 min. to downtown Charleston. Beautiful oak lined avenues, great for walking/jogging/biking. Near the famous Angel Oak, the oldest and largest tree East of the Mississippi. Eggs, muffins, juice, coffee, tea, milk, help yourself for breakfast. Linens, towels, soap, shampoo, tp are included. Also, included are wireless internet, flat screen tv and cable, private air conditioning and fan. The room has a private access through the back of the house. House is situated among ancient oaks on a large lot with the marsh, tidal creek and Intercoastal Waterway to enjoy. Lots of birds such as Herons, Egrets, Ducks, Kingfishers, etc. Downtown Charleston has fantastic sightseeing with gorgeous preserved architecture, gardens, tours, carriage rides, boat trips to Ft. Sumter, parks, Farmer's Market, world class shopping and restaurants to suit every taste. Many many activities from theater, to concerts, to jazz and comedy clubs plus visual art in parks and galleries to enjoy. Every week features a different festival of some sort. A week is hardly enough to time to see the city. Folly Beach is 15 min. away and has awesome beaches, restaurants, bars, kayak trips, stand up paddling, surfing, dolphin watching, fishing pier, more. Also nearby are Magnolia and Middleton Plantations-take a half day to enjoy each. I welcome dogs for an additional $20 for one and $30 for two. Your hostess was born in Charleston so has lots of recommendations and help. Bus service is available, but not so convenient. There is a play park close by and boat landing two blocks away. Hope to see you soon! NO smoking on property, please. Please ck. out my reviews on my other room rentals!

Guest Access

You have access to living/dining rooms. Full access to kitchen and breakfast foods, tea/coffee. The deck is a great place to sit with a glass of wine... Hi speed wifi, cable tv in room, central hvac. Bikes in garage, beach mats/chairs. Book of Crystal's Favorite things to see and do in Charleston. Brochures/maps/coupons/etc. Feel free to use the washer and dryer.

Interaction with Guests

I love to hang out with my guests with that glass of wine or coffee or sweet tea. Sometimes we go and do things together. I'm 5th generation here and know the secrets of my city. Ollie loves to play if you like dogs. Bring your dog for a small extra fee. Game night is every other Fri. nite. Pizza nite is every Wed. nite. Love to get to know you!! I'm home a lot as I work selling real estate here in Charleston, but on rare occasion may be on vacation. Then I have a great house sitter!

The Neighborhood

This is the oldest, prettiest neighborhood on James Island. There are ancient oaks lining every street. Its surrounded on 3 sides by salt marsh, creeks, river and Intercoastal Waterway which we see from the deck. I'm two blocks from restaurants/theater/bars/music venue/boat landing/park. We have Sun. afternoon farmers market in neighborhood. Friendly, safe, quiet. AND ONLY 5 MIN. To DOWNTOWN!! And 15 min. to the beach.

Getting around

There is bus service, but it is not frequent. Most guests rent a car. I provide airport transportation with notice for $20 each way and downtown for $15. Taxis can be called. Also, can try biking.

Other Things to Note


Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $580 /week
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Crystal was a wonderful host! Her home is perfectly located for beach days and nights downtown. She did a great job of making us feel right at home and offered plenty of recommendations for dining, sightseeing, tours, transportation, and things to do in and around the area. The room is very private and the deck area is a perfect way to end a day (or begin an evening). Overall a terrific experience. We had an amazing time and hope to come back soon!!

    April 2014
  • This room and bath and host was the best part of our stay. Beautiful accommodation, very accommodating host, and lots of photo ops outdoors by the salt marsh. I would definitely recommend this place.

    April 2014
  • My husband and I really liked the large room overlooking the deck and the water. Crystal was a gracious hostess and opened up her kitchen for our use, even providing fresh eggs from her neighbor's hen and organic juices and cereals, etc. The deck was a wonderful place for coffee and wine by the water. Downtown isn't far - about a 10-minute drive from the house.

    April 2014
  • My husband and I had a very nice experience at Crystal's home. The room is lovely and had everything we needed. The back deck allowed us to enjoy coffee in the mornings and relaxation in the evenings. Location was convenient to the Angel Oak, a must see, and the mansions. Downtown Charleston was an easy ride, also. Crystal was a very friendly and informative hostess.

    April 2014
  • Our stay with Crystal was awesome. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area, and was helpful with recommendations. The upstairs 1BD/1BA was perfect for our stay in Charleston. The room has lots of space and your own private bathroom. The back deck is great for relaxing while having a morning coffee, and it's a short drive to the downtown area. Thanks Crystal!

    April 2014
  • We had a very nice stay with Crystal, who is a friendly and gracious host. It was an easy drive to downtown Charleston from her neighborhood, though we really enjoyed staying close and taking advantage of the local restaurants and entertainment.

    April 2014
  • We had a delightful experience staying at Crystal's residence. She is an excellent hostess and went out of her way to make us comfortable. It is within walking distance to a couple of restaurants and short drives to many of the local sights of Charleston. We would definitely stay with her again.

    March 2014
  • Crystal wa s a fantastic host. She had a lot of informations about Charleston.
    The house is beautiful and around a five mile drive away fom the historic district of Charleston. The room is beautiful and I loved to sleep kind like "the princess on the pea.

    If you like fresh steamed oyster: don't miss Bowens Island Restaurant!!!!

    March 2014
  • We loved our room at Crystal's. Very private, comfortable with all the amemities.
    Crystal was very knowledgeable about Charleston. We ate at one of the best restaurants ever per her recommendation. You will enjoy your stay!

    March 2014
  • Crystal and Ollie are the best! Wonderful accommodations and hospitality. Highly recommend.

    March 2014
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I'm a Realtor for Re/Max Pro Realty. I love animals and being outdoors. I enjoy great conversations, and lots of laughter. Who doesn't? I love to be active, swimming in the ocean, going to dancersize, yoga, walks around the historic district of Charleston to admire the gardens and architecture of the old homes. Good food, a nice glass of wine, quiet time in the evenings are my idea of the perfect end to the day. I like all kinds of music, old movies, slice of life, triumph over adversity in my books and movies. No violence please. I've traveled throughout the Caribbean and Latin America and own a home in Costa Rica on the Pacific Coast. Recently went to Europe and am anxious to go back. Love to have visitors to show them our beautiful sights.
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