I live alone in an apartment just outside of the city of Charleston in West Ashley. I really have the best of both worlds. I live just away from downtown Charleston, and very near the airport and shopping. At night I can go outside and look up to see the clear Carolina sky and the stars, or make the short ten minute drive downtown to have dinner and go out.
The area is actually incredibly close to all of the plantations along the Ashley River and is also near the original Charles Towne landing of 1670.
I have my own bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, washer/dryer, fireplace and porch. I also have access to a 24-hour gym, swimming pool, and hot-tub that are a few yards from my front door. Almost anything you need, I have and it is at your disposal.
There is Wi-Fi near the pool area, clubhouse, and gym. The network is "Plantation Oaks;" the password is: (phone number hidden)". This does NOT reach into the apartment, but is accessible 24/7 in those aforementioned areas. I also encourage you to use your mobile device as a hot-spot inside the apartment.
My bed is a queen sized elevated and royal canopied bed. I have a a pull-out futon couch in the living room. If is so comfortable, that at least twice a week, I fall asleep on it watching TV at night. It sleeps two comfortably, but I also keep a single-size inflatable mattress and one sleeping bag on hand if you need them.
The place would be ideal for a couple, a couple of couples, or a small group of friends to stay.
I ask for honesty, cleanliness, and respect.
I do NOT smoke, and while many of my friends do, I cannot be around it because I am allergic to it.
Charleston is one of the oldest cities in America; a true colonial town. It is also one of the most charming cities in the WORLD. There is so much to see and do, you could NEVER be disappointed. If you stay, you will also never be disappointed.
I invite you to live as I live. This means, you may use anything in my house that you need. I do ask, of course that you do NOT extend this to my wardrobe, of course.
My home is clean, but it is used and lived in. I invite you to do the same, but return it as you found it.
If you are TRULY an honest, kind, chivalrous, WELL MANNERED, clean, exciting, and good humored person, you are welcome to my home and I would like to meet you...
Travis was great. I was never able to actually meet him, however his home was welcoming and via text he had great restaurant advice for the city of Charleston. His home was wonderful, and very accurate to the pictures he provided. We were welcomed with the daily newspaper and some fruit, and thoroughly enjoyed our night in Charleston. I would absolutely stay with him again!
Travis was quite welcoming and hospitable. His description of the space was accurate. He provided restaurant and pub options at our request. We were disappointed that Wifi wasn't available.
Thank you so much for your communication, your cleanliness, and your feedback. I certainly appreciate it. I know that you were surprised/disappointed with the internet. I did, however; outline the specifics of the WiFi in the description of my apartment before you book. I have tried to make everything I can apparent up front so that there are no surprises.
WiFi is in fact available, at the clubhouse just a few feet from my door with 24/7 access, just not directly in the apartment.
That being said, I understand your concern and that it is now a universal "need" to have 100% full access. I am looking into adding it directly in the apartment in the future.
Travis went out of his way to make the apartment welcoming and comfortable for us. We loved the Halloween decorations. Everything we needed was available and the location was well located in between downtown Charleston and the plantation district.
Travis made my friend and I feel very welcome to both his place and to Charleston. The apartment was well-prepared for our arrival and he was very quick to respond to any questions we had. He also gave some great recommendations of places to eat near his home and downtown, as well as activities to do.
The listing very accurately describes the apartment, its amenities, and the location. We had a very good time and a positive experience staying there. I will definitely see if this place is available next time I'm in the Charleston area.
Travis made my friends and I feel extremely welcome. He was so personable and quick to reply to my messages and answered all of my questions. He was a thorough hospitable host and made the whole process of staying at his home such an easy one! Definitely love the location because I had to pick up a friend from the airport and it was a straight shot from Travis' place and his home was the perfect size to accommodate my friends and I on such short notice. Loved the Halloween spirit, dining table set up, and extensive DVD collection. Thanks for sharing your home with us! Would definitely stay there again and hopefully can try out the hot tub next time :)
Travis's description was perfectly accurate. Just a few miles away from downtown, the neighborhood was quaint and easy to find, and the apartment was exactly what the four of us were looking for. Travis provided a ton of information/recommendations, and made sure that we were more than comfortable staying at his place. The table was set for breakfast, wine glasses were already set out when we arrived, check-in/check-out were more than flexible, and we couldn't have asked for a more hospitable host!
Travis's home is truly the best of both worlds- very easy to get just about everywhere and was very easy to get to from both Florida and North Carolina! I met some friends in Charleston for a weekend of relaxation and we had just that. Travis has all the little things you could want from a hotel but the comforts of being able to hang out in a home. The next time I venture to Charleston I will definitely check to see if he has availability!
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I am a rare breed. I love life. Granted, I get distraught just like everyone else, but I want to see and do everything. I am blunt; I too often say what I am thinking (which sometimes surprises people since I am also very "southern"). I mimic people; fictional and non-fiction. Not because I wish to mock them, but because I do have a rare gift: I empathize with people and I can assume their point of view, even if it might sicken me. I also try to show the world that manners are not dead. There is a way to be funny and honest, while also being chivalrous. I am driven. I love setting goals and reaching them, but it also kills me if I fail. I am fearless, but my greatest fear is failure and disappointing myself. I love learning. I want to speak as many languages as I can learn in a lifetime. Fashion is my passion. If I could do anything, I would be the editor of Vogue, maybe for Europe. I know what works, and it is not something that can be learned, it is innate. It is style.
I love so many things. This has made my life both extremely interesting and extremely difficult. I live life as an Epicurean: a true Renaissance Man. A small example: I triple-majored in natural sciences from the Honors College, while editing the college yearbook, competing on the club swim and dive team, presiding over the college German Club, and acting as Backstage Model Coordinator and trainer for Charleston Fashion Week. I lived in Germany for a year after I graduated on a Government-funded post-graduate ambassadorial fellowship. I attended one of Germany's oldest universities and helped establish Germany's largest online fashion blog in the UK. Then I helmed the UK division's blog and social media. Now, I tutor and teach Ballroom Dancing. I think that there is always room to learn, and I want to understand the things that intimidate me in addition to the things that I love.
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