About this listing
A charming Spanish-style stucco retreat, tucked away in Charleston's most convenient - yet private - neighborhood. Situated just 3 miles from Downtown Charleston and 5 miles from Folly Beach, it is the perfect location for your Lowcountry getaway!
My inviting, comfortable home is located in the historic and coveted Riverland Terrace subdivision on James Island, South Carolina. "The Terrace" is the oldest neighborhood on James Island and the entrance (Wappoo Drive) is encased in Live Oak trees, draped in Spanish Moss...a truly stunning and romantic scenic by-way as you travel to The Pink Palace.
Built in 1927, the home is filled with warmth and character, accented by period antiques and plush furnishings. A 10-minute drive to downtown Charleston, 10 minutes to Folly Beach and very convenient to Kiawah Island, it is one of the most sought-after locations in the area.
Within walking distance, the neighborhood boasts one of Charleston's most popular music venues, The Pour House, as well as The Terrace Theater, Charleston's only independent film theater.
Fantastic food and drink are just steps away at Crust Woodfire Pizza, The Lot, Where Art Thou? Coffee & Wine Bar and Zia Taqueria. On Saturdays, there is a fantastic Farmers Market behind The Pour House (3 blocks away) from 11 am - 3 pm.
Guests will have access to the gourmet kitchen with a coffee station and room in the refrigerator for anything you may need to store. A continental-style breakfast is set out for your convenience each morning. Your stay also includes the use of a Beach Kit (2 beach towels, a beach mat, sunscreen and a small cooler). Gourmet picnic lunches are available for an additional fee (costs vary, depending on your tastes!), with everything you need to have a romantic meal for two at one of our gorgeous local parks. Arrangements can also be made for an in-house massage or private yoga lessons.
Interaction with Guests
I travel often, but I am usually here to greet my guests when they arrive to make sure they are comfortable and well-informed about the many amenities found close by on James Island. I may be present during your stay, but if not, I am available if you need me. I also have a keen sense of knowing when guests need their privacy. ;-)
Convenient to EVERYTHING, Riverland Terrace is one of the most eclectic and gorgeous neighborhoods in the Charleston area. Historic beauty, surrounded by water on two sides, fantastic architecture - and the grand oaks are truly stunning!
Charleston Area Transit Authority (CARTA) has two stops just 1 block from my home. Their routes and schedules can be found online - my neighborhood is on Route 31. If you do not have a car, please check the bus schedule BEFORE you book.
Other Things to Note
I am especially attentive to allergy sufferers. My home is very clean and well kept. I use only hypo-allergenic detergents and organic fabric softeners to clean sheets, towels, etc. I do not have pets and have a strict no pets rule. A HEPA air filter can be provided in your room, upon request, for no extra fee.
Also, I am very liberal & LBGT friendly! No judgement here! I embrace every lifestyle imaginable! Feel free to be yourself at The Pink Palace.
Be clean. Be kind. Be cool. Be considerate. Pick up after yourselves (clothes, towels, etc., put dishes in the dishwasher) & recycle whenever possible (re-use towels, use recycling bin for other recyclables, etc.)
- Breakfast snacks - please feel free to take all you can enjoy at the breakfast table, not all you can carry with you on the drive home (this has happened, believe it or not!).
- Park in designated area only. (Street parking, directly in front of house with very little traffic).
- ABSOLUTELY NO ADDITIONAL GUESTS OR VISITORS, unless agreed to in advance with Holly.
- This home is not child-safe for young children or toddlers.
- Absolutely no pets allowed, due to allergies.
* Please note: the main bathroom is a shared bath. There is a half bath in the master bedroom, which I use exclusively, with the exception of showering in the main bathroom in the mornings and/or evenings.
Thank you for your understanding!
Holly made me feel very welcome: texted on arrival afternoon and then guided me the last few miles to the Pink Palace. Upon arrival, the Pink Palace tour was short, sweet and complete; rules few; towels, etc., ample, and the decor wondrous. Feel like I hit gold on my first airbnb stay! Over the next few days/evenings, we had chances to visit which was enjoyable and helpful for me. Use of fridge, and ample breakfast items, were much appreciated.
Holly made my partner and I feel welcomed as soon as we read that she was an LGBT friendly place to stay. The day we arrived she stayed in contact and gave us directions to avoid traffic. She was friendly, engaging, and informative during our intro to the house. We felt very comfortable staying at The Pink Palace and the extra touches she provided made the stay even more enjoyable. Holly provided a beach bag with towels, a mat, lotion, and a cooler so that we didn't have to worry about packing those items. She even had comfy bathrobes for going to and from the bathroom across the hall. The breakfast provided helped get the day off to a great start and was greatly enjoyed. Everything about staying with Holly was great and we would definitely stay again! Thank you for making our first Airbnb stay so positive!
Holly was a very kind host! She consistently made sure we had everything we needed. Her house was cute and clean. Glad we could meet her!
This was my first airbnb experience & I was leery/hesitant. I mean think about it: you're staying in a bedroom at a stranger's house in a city you've never been to! But Holly quickly dispelled any fears I had. The room was AWESOME - and all the extras (menus of local restaurants, super soft bathrobe, basket of personal hygiene stuff) was a really nice touch. On top of all that, Holly never acted annoyed when I'd corner her to ask questions. :) if/when I return to Charleston, Holly's Pink Palace will be the first place I'll look into staying at. Provided she'll have me
Holly und ihr Freund Tom waren sehr nett und total hilfsbereit. Die Kommunikation war unkompliziert und der Empfang sehr herzlich! Die Umgebung war toll, sehr ruhig und wunderschön! Der Weg in die Stadt und an den Strand waren wie beschrieben. Das Zimmer war mit allem ausgestattet, was man braucht und war sehr sauber. Das Bad war geteilt, aber auch das war kein Problem! Diese Unterkunft ist wirklich sehr zu empfehlen, ein tolles altes Haus mit viel Charme.
The Pink Palace was an excellent choice for first airbnb experience. Holly was a wonderful and welcoming host. Centrally located in Charleston, the Pink Palace was excellent for exploring . We would definately stay again!!
Holly was so awesome! This was our first air Bnb experience, and it was great. I felt soooo comfortable in her home. She was very warm and welcoming. I totally forgot that we were strangers. The house is super cute, and very convenient. Love the jazz bar around the corner.
About the Host, Holly
Originally from Mississippi, I have been in Charleston for over 15 years and have truly found a home in the Lowcountry. I am self-employed and love antiques, cooking, reading and home-improvement projects. I also love meeting new people and I believe that AirBnB is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about others...as well as myself.