Awesome, private suite with full bath. Great view of old oaks, tidal creek. Plenty of room to spread out. Breakfast foods and coffee in a.m. Only 10min drive to historic Charleston. 15min to beach. Great deck to hang out. Bikes available.
The best of Charleston! Great deck and water views teaming with ducks, herons, egrets, more. Room is a finished room over the garage with a private bath. This room accesses through the main house! Queen bed plus twin bed. Third person ok with additional fee. Quiet neighborhood within walking distance of restaurants, shops, music venue, theater. Beautiful oak lined avenues, great for walking/jogging/biking. Near the famous Angel Oak, the oldest and largest tree East of the Mississippi. Breakfast foods available: Muffins, juice, coffee, tea, milk, help yourself. Linens, towels, soap, shampoo, tp are included. Also, included are wireless internet, flat screen tv and cable, private air conditioning and fan. I welcome friendly, well behaved, flea free dogs for an additional $20/day for one or $30/day for two and approved by host. Downtown Charleston, 10/12 minutes away 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. 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. 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! No perfumes or scented products in home due to asthma/allergies. I highly recommend having a car or renting one!
You have access to living/dining rooms, kitchen and breakfast foods, cereal, muffins,fruit, 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. There is an additional fee of $20 per day for your friendly dog, (with approval a 2nd dog is an additional $10).
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. Bring your dog for an extra fee of $20/day and $30 for two per day and they need to meet my approval before booking, please. No Pit Bulls. 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. However, I do work from home so have limited time to visit. If I am not in town, sometimes I have a house sitter, or you would be on your own!
This is the oldest, prettiest (in my opinion) 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 (not during winter). Friendly, safe, quiet. AND ONLY 10 to 12 MIN. To DOWNTOWN!! And 15 min. to the beach unless its a weekend morning, can take longer.
There is bus service, not so convenient. Most guests rent a car. I highly recommend having a car. It is not possible to walk to the historic district due to bridges over water. I provide airport transportation with notice for $35 each way and downtown for $15. I am not always available for that. Taxis ($15 to 20) or Uber can be called. Also, can try biking. Bikes in the garage for your convenience.
Other Things to Note
PLEASE CALL AN HOUR OR TWO BEFORE ARRIVING! PLEASE PARK IN DRIVEWAY, not behind another car though.
Please let me know arrival time as it changes for you. Lock up when arriving and leaving. Feel free to use stove, microwave, fridge. If a visiting dog is here, please do not let in yard unless you are with them. No smoking on property, including deck and yard and driveway. Wifi info is on desk in your room. Please do not wear hairspray, perfume, cologne or use scented body wash or soaps while visiting due to allergies. I do provide body wash, shampoo, conditioner, soap that I am not allergic to. PLEASE PARK IN DRIVEWAY! Its ok to park in front of the garage door. Please keep your room door shut for privacy when out of the house or going to bed at night. And shut both doors to the space to keep HVAC systems separate. Also, please turn HVAC so it won't run the whole time you are out of the room. Dogs must me approved before booking!!
Crystal was friendly and helpful. Gave us great input into restaurants and attractions.
The space was fantastic ..... Roomy, bright, clean and private. If you're old or feeble, the main bed is a bit of a climb. The deck overlooking an inlet of sorts was a treat.
Would happily stay there again.
We enjoyed our stay in Crystal's home outside Charleston. It was easy to get in & out of Charleston from her location. The neighborhood is quiet & we particularly enjoyed breakfast on the deck overlooking the creek. Crystal provides the makings for a 'do it yourself' breakfast, made by you at your convenience. The room is above the garage & feels private. The main bed is on a high platform that might be a challenge to get in & out of if a guest has any physical limitations.
We arrived late in the evening and Crystal was still up to welcome us warmly, offer us something to drink, and show us her lovely place. Her place was just like she described it so there were no surprises and it was just a lovely experience. We were there for a wedding so this was a perfect location for us as we were going in several different directions. Breakfast on her patio overlooking the creek was delightful and a beautiful little oasis. When she discovered that we eat eggs for breakfast, she-much to our surprise- went out and had eggs in the frig for us the next morning. We enjoyed conversation with her other Air BNB guest as well. We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience and with having Crystal as our hostess. We left being big fans of Crystal's and of AirBNB.
That was such kind words. I wish you the best as a host. Check out is at 11. I understood you to say you wanted to leave at 10. Sorry about that. I OWE YOU next time. Thank you for the DVD. I hope you meant for me to keep it or I can send it to you. Hope to watch it this weekend. Love learning about Jesus' life.
Crystal was a gracious and fun host who made us feel at home. She was very organized and responded promptly to all questions. In the room, there is a list she has of all her favorite things to see and do in the area, and that was helpful/interesting to us. She also has bikes available in her garage - and let us know a nice route to ride where we could see some old oaks and where we could watch the sunset, which was beautiful. We also enjoyed the breakfast items and coffee she had out - and sitting on the deck overlooking the lake, which was very peaceful. The room is as described and the location was very convenient to Charleston, Folly Beach, etc.
My mother and I had a very nice stay for two nights. The room was clean and pleasant as described and the neighborhood was quiet and peaceful. Crystal was very friendly and helpful with any question I had. We had nice talks about many things. I would definitely stay there again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to others!
Crystal was gracious and hospitable in every way. She greeted us with an evening sweet, showed us all the nuances of her charming space, provided tips about the town, getting around, sightseeing, bird viewing from the deck,etc.
Great location for getting downtown and the plantations! Nice neighborhood with great trees. Crystal was very friendly and offered plenty of information about the area. Room was nice for two people who dont want to share a bed.
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I'm a Realtor with Brand Name Real Estate here in Charleston. Also a home renovator and grateful airbnb host. 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.