About this listing
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!!
We did not meet Crystal as she was out of town during our visit. Her house is just as charming as pictures describe. Both beds extremely comfortable. House is air conditioned (key for Charleston in summer). We loved sitting on patio watching the birds fly into the marsh. Coffee and breakfast supplies provided. Uber to downtown less than $15-. This is a great place to be based for beaching or downtown sightseeing.
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Crytal was an excellent host. This was my first experience with AirBnB, and it couldn't have been better. The accommodations were lovely and I felt complety at home.
Crystal is an amazing host and he place is great for a short - or a longer - stay in the Charleston area. Very close to downtown & Folly beach (10 mins by car) as well as other locations of interest (Penn Centre). The room we stayed was great (very comfortable bed, spacious room, private bathroom, own air conditioning, nice breakfast) & we enjoyed our time with Crystal in her terasse overlooking the pond.
we stayed in the room upstairs that had a lot of privacy. ( bathroom inside was very important)
clean bed linens and bathroom.
the AC worked perfectly.
Crystal was so nice with our little Dog Pedro, she even stayed 2 days with him while we were discovering charleston, he will miss her and her treats for sure!
Crystal was the perfect host.....very friendly and accommodating. Her house is located in a very safe residential area; close to a number of restaurants, a short drive to Charleston and area beaches.
Upon arrival I was greeted with a home cooked meal. Can it get any better than that?!!! The home is located in a lovely, walk friendly, quiet neighborhood and Crystal was not only a fantastic, personable host to me, she was super attentive and helpful with my dog! The yard is fenced in which is a big plus for us dog owners. Locating a pet friendly option is necessary for my travels and I will definitely, hands down, seek her out again should travel plans lead me to this geographic area again in the future. Or... I may just go there only to get to visit her again! Her home is centrally located for easy access to downtown Charleston as well as Folly Beach. She is very knowledgeable about the area and provides a nice "list" of things to do while one is visiting. This was my first Airbnb experience and I was a bit apprehensive about what to expect, as well as not really knowing how I'd feel staying at the home of a "stranger", but I felt totally comfortable coming and going and by the time I left Crystal's place I felt a tinge of sadness at having to leave so soon. The accommodations were great. The parking situation was great. I will most definitely seek out an Airbnb location vs a hotel/motel stay in the future wherever I go.
You are so open and easy to talk to. We seem to have had so many similar life experiences and I find that often. It was great to connect with you and I know we will stay in touch. Can't wait to hear about your airbnb airstream. Big hugs to the fur baby, Macy. Hope you sell a lot of real estate!!! XXOO
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About the Host, Crystal
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.