- As low as $274/Night
- 3 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
- DVD player
- Video library
- Air conditioning
- Bed sheets provided
- Car required
- Coffee/tea maker
- Deadbolt lock
- Deck or patio
- First aid kit
- Fishing nearby
- Hair dryer
- Housekeeping (on request)
- Iron/ironing board
- Kayaking nearby
- Living room
- No pets allowed
- On the waterfront
- Onsite parking
- Power boating nearby
- Smoke detector
- Smoke-free property
- Towels provided
- TV with cable/satellite service
- Unit size: 3000 sq ft (279 sq m)
- Washing machine and dryer
- Water park
- WiFi available
- Wildlife and game walks nearby
About this Property
- Sleeps 8
- 3 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Private vacation home
- Approximately 3000 square feet
Cottage End is a roomy, family vacation home I constructed for my kids and their kids. As a lifelong wood worker, I've filled the home with cherry and maple cabinets and ash floors with cherry accents, and exposed rafters under the cypress ceilings.
We're located on a narrow dirt road that has Clark Sound for a backdrop. We're on a dead end street so we have very little and very slow traffic. Most of the dirt (sand) street is single wide so neighbors readily pull over to let each other pass.
Cottage End has three bedrooms, each with it's own bathroom and a half bath in the laundry room downstairs.. The home sleeps 8 people comfortably. The master bedroom has a king bed. The master is downstairs and has an "open" shower with no curb or curtain. While it was not designed and constructed for a "handicap shower" it goes a long way in qualifying as Handicapped. There is also a long (6 foot) soaking tub. The two upstairs bedrooms each have a queen bed and a twin bed. One of the upstairs bedrooms also has a full size infant bed. One of my favorite things at Cottage End is the kitchen. With cherry cabinets all around, the sizable island contains the gas range and the island has seating on two sides. Cooking shrimp and grits while my family and friends around the island appreciate a glass of wine and conversation is my idea of a good time. We also have a screened porch in the rear. WIFI is available.
We're located on James Island and it's 12 mins. to Folly Beach and 14 mins. to downtown Charleston. Also, we're less than 10 mins. from James Island County Park where there are walking/cycling trails, a climbing wall, dog park, and water park that the kids adore. Also, there is a complimentary water spray park for the little kids.
In considering renting my home, please be aware that I do not allow any events, receptions, or other events that brings in multiple people and cars. My parking is limited and the neighbors do not savor enormous, loud events on this peaceful street. I also do not allow family pets
In the rear of my home is a one bedroom apartment that is rented to a group of friends from my home city, Greenville, SC. So, you might see a car parked on the right side of the home. There are numerous people in this group and sometimes they take advantage of their scheduled time and sometimes they don't. If you see one and have some questions about activities and places to eat, say hello. They'll be glad to answer your questions.
About the Area
Located in Charleston, this vacation home is on the waterfront. Charleston Music Hall and Joseph Manigault House are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Charleston City Market and Upper King Design District. Consider Historic Rice Mill for a night out or Fort Lamar Historic Preserve if you're traveling with kids. With kayaking, motor boating, and fishing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Know Before you Go
A car is required for transportation to and from this property
- Pets not allowed
Tips for getting the best vacation rental experience:
Getting the most from your vacation rental budget:
- June, July, and August are the most expensive months along the coast of SC. To find the best value, consider changing your vacation dates to the Spring or Fall months. May, September, and even October offer warmer temperatures, fewer crowds, and greatly reduced traffic. Many vacationers use this method to reserve larger homes, or to reserve a beach front vacation rental that would otherwise be unaffordable during the high season.
- Book your rental as soon as possible. Rental schedules often open twelve months in advance (or in September just after Summer ends). Many families reserve their Summer vacation rentals during holiday gatherings. Reserve before these holidays for best selection.
- Hosts and Property managers sometimes offer discounts or promotional rates for veterans and active duty military. Remember to ask your host or property manager if discounts are available for your group.
- Property management companies usually offer renters an option to add vacation insurance. Trip insurance, which will generally cost between 1% - 5% of the base booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for missed time as a result of medical-related catastrophes or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs, such as an unexpected hotel or extra gasoline expenses. Trip insurance might be a a bank account-saver if the unforeseen happens. Ask your host for more information.
- Many management companies supply Charleston area area visitors guide magazines that include coupons, either offered independently by local companies, or by way of a partnership between the management company and the business itself. You can also find Charleston area area magazine and coupon books at local grocery stores, shopping centers, and visitor centers.
How to choose the best rental home in Charleston:
- Select vacation week and spending budget.
- Note the number beds and the bed configuration you need. Cottage End, A Low-Country Island Home has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
- Specific information about bedrooms and bed counts is usually available online. Otherwise, contact the property manager before reserving your rental. Note that most properties list the max. guest capacity, which frequently includes sofa beds and bunks.
- Does your group require specific amenities? Most rental websites include search filters for amenities. Amenity filters help you quickly remove less-optimal properties.
- Proper accessibility can make or break a vacation for those with limited mobility. Confirm all necessary amenities are available and included before reserving a rental
- Are you traveling with furry, four-legged family members? Although a number of vacation homes allow pets or animals, guidelines and costs vary per property. Allowable pet type, breed, and size are often limited. Ask your property manager before booking, and study your agreement! Pet fees or may be applied to your contract.
Considerations for your stay:
- Store the manager's contact information in your smartphone and wallet.
- At Check-in, document any damages to the rental property and immediately alert the owner. Record all correspondence just in case a dispute arises.
- Property managers are great sources of help! Feel free to ask questions during your stay.
- Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking rules can make a stay more pleasurable. Be a good neighbor. You'll enhance your chance to make local friends, and resident neighbors are a great source for finding the best local restaurants, beaches, and hangouts.
- Don't forget to... Ask a local resident! Neighbors can frequently help you find the best spots in town. Who better to ask where to grab the best tacos, have a great night out, or the best spots for fishing?
- Ensure you protect the property owner (and your things!) by locking and securing the home when you are away, just like you would back home.
- At departure, complete a walk-through to confirm you haven't forget any personal items. Make sure to check bathrooms, garages, and back yards for hidden belongings. Clean out the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
- Document the condition of the property at check-out. We recommend taking a video during your final walk-through.
- After your trip, leave a review! Property owners rely on excellent ratings to stimulate future reservations. They'll be much obliged for your feedback. Alternatively, if something wasn't right, other vacationers will be thankful you shared your experience find their best vacation home. Remember to be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the host could control the issue, and if so, whether they responded reasonably to fix it.
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- White Point Garden - 3.6 miles
- Miles Brewton House - 3.8 miles
- Nathaniel Russell House - 3.9 miles
- Rainbow Row - 4.0 miles
- St. John the Baptist Church - 4.0 miles
- Washington Square - 4.1 miles
- Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon - 4.1 miles