About this listing
An amazing get away that feels like the country while being close to the city. The quaint little home is surrounded on 2 sides by an incredible spring fed pod, nature activities, and nurturing quietude. Relax, and refresh in sustainability!
Located on Johns Island, which is 8.6 miles from Downtown Charleston, SC & 23 mins from Kiawah Island & Beach, this is like a private cabin campground getaway :) Set in the rural back yard and farmlands of Charleston, this 8.5 acres is completely set up for nature walks in the woods, a swimming hole complete with a zip line into the water, large garden, picnic tables, fire pit, kayaks and boats for enjoying the nearly 4 acres of spring fed ponds.
The building has a small and fully functional kitchen, a toilet, outdoor shower, dining space & den, a lovely screened porch & fantastic views of the water. The upstairs, is only accessible by romantic and fun ATTIC STYLE LADDER, and has a double bed, drawers and clothing rack. We have lots of kid and family games stocked in the cupboard, a TV and DVD player that can be plugged in, available signal for WiFi, as well as a pull out couch for extra sleeping arrangements.
We are a 5 minute car ride from the grocery and local Johns Island restaurants, and Chilsolm Rd. to which we are adjacent, is a regular local bike riders route. Our land is truly unique, and has a truly great outdoor space for enjoying the gorgeous Charelston weather. Come and enjoy this Nature Lover's Paradise!
kayaking, woods, swimming, outdoor shower, great restaurants, - many people say it feels like a secluded mountain get away, but close to town and in the low-country :)
Interaction with Guests
we are here on the property too, but there's a whole 8.5 acres to enjoy, and the space feels very private, while also being part of a community.
Other Things to Note
we are looking to have the hot tub set up very very soon for the winter months :) yessss!!!
Polite. Respect all things and return them to their place. Leave all personal items be please. Deal with our dogs kindly and as explained. Thank you.
We very much enjoyed our stay at Willis' place. The location right by the small lake is absolutely wonderful and we loved swimming an kayaking right away. Everything you would need for a relaxed getaway is right there and it is not too far from Charleston or excellent beaches. Nonetheless, the dogs and chicken were our son's favourite!
I came to this space as a personal getaway and felt so safe and at home here at her pond escape! I had the blessing of getting to stay at both her spaces here, and what a blessing! Her other property is quite lovely too, and I have to say my porch and pond time at each of these spaces was what I found most healing. Great access to town n restaurants, but instant access to healing land. Thank you, Willis, for the Sanctuary you're creating...
The lover's loft is an amazing getaway close to the beauty/history of Charleston and the beaches at Folly and Kiawah. The pond was an amazing swim after morning coffee on the porch, but my favorite moment had to be floating on my back under the stars in anticipation of a meteor shower.
My husband and I loved our stay at the loft! It is a cozy little hideaway, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting. It is an easy drive into Charleston as well as the surrounding areas. Thanks for sharing your little slice of heaven with us, and thanks for all of the wonderful hospitality!
My boyfriend and I were looking for a cute place to stay for our Folly Beach/Charleston beach vacation, and booked Willis' property. The house is basically a studio with loft space for sleeping, and it's situated on a really beautiful and quaint 8 acre property with garden, lake, woods, etc. Willis texted me the morning after we arrived just to check in and make sure everything was going well, and she made herself available for any questions we had throughout our stay. We loved her sweet and friendly dogs (they live on the property but didn't stay in the studio with us), and we especially loved the outdoor shower. The studio is very cute and filled with her own personal effects, such as yoga books, meaningful quotations, twinkling christmas lights, and a great record collection! The place is definitely lived-in (which we liked), and was very clean. It was really nice that the property already had everything one would need- towels, toiletries, pots/pans, plates, etc- so we didn't have to lug any of that stuff with us. This is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a charming and smaller spot in the Charleston area. Thank you Willis!
Had the most amazing experience here. By far the most romantic place I have ever stayed. Looks like something right out of the notebook! I hope one day we can come back and stay again!
Communication was easy with Willis and we loved it! Studio-style funky, quirky cottage with ladder-access upstairs loft, right on a lovely pond that feels more like a gentle river. Full well-equipped kitchen, living room with record/cd/tape player, lots of handmade art and decorations, plus Christmas lights! Was a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy Charleston without being right in downtown Charleston. Easy access to grocery stores, and handful of restaurants plus easy drive to Charlestonk make this a lovely place to stay. big swimming hole with nets, boogie boards, kayaks, zip line, and small slide into water make this great for kids and teens. Screened in porch gave us a great place to sit and watch the rain on the water. Water glistens and shimmers outside living room and kitchen windows. Outside shower has hot water, slate steps on the path and privacy. My 9-yr-old son loved climbing the ladder and exploring all the trinkets. One of our favorite rental spaces ever!
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