- As low as $206/Week
- 1 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- 1 bathroom
- 1 bedroom
- Air conditioning
- Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
- Available in some public areas: Internet access
- Barbecue grill
- BBQ grill(s)
- Bed sheets provided
- Car required
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Coffee grinder
- Cycling nearby
- Deadbolt lock
- Dining table
- Dining table
- Ecotours nearby
- Electric kettle
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Fitness center access
- Fitness facilities nearby
- Free WiFi
- Golf nearby
- Hair dryer
- Health/beauty spa
- Hiking nearby
- Hiking/biking trails
- Iron/ironing board
- Kayaking nearby
- Motor boating
- Near a health or beauty spa
- Near a hospital
- Near a zoo
- Near laundromat
- Near outlet shopping
- Near the bay
- No pets allowed
- Outlet shopping
- Paper towels
- Property does not allow children
- Shower/tub combination
- Sleeps 2
- Smoke detector
- Smoke-free property
- Smoke-free property
- Surfing/boogie boarding
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Swimming nearby
- Toilet paper
- Towels provided
- TV with cable/satellite service
- Unit size: 1064 sq ft (99 sq m)
- Washing machine and dryer
- Water skiing
- Wildlife and game walks
- Wildlife and game walks nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
About this PropertyA great way to "get away from it all" in Charleston. Savor this cavernous 1064 square foot bungalow located in a delightfully landscaped private garden setting.
Delightfully furnished, always spotlessly clean with a well-furnished full kitchen...and completely away from the hordes. The bungalow is a complimentary-standing self-contained private accommodation in a charming garden setting with off street parking.
Only four miles from the Historic District the Cottage is close to Middleton and Magnolia Gardens, Drayton Hall, Charles Towne Landing, McLeod Plantation, the Intracoastal Waterway and 20 mins. from Folly Beach. The ten mile long West Ashley Greenway is just two blocks away. It's great for walking and cycling. Our own private garden with koi pond and waterfall is a nice place to relax.
Getting out of the downtown crowd accepts our guests to relax and savor a 1064 square foot bungalow with TWO Queen size beds in ONE 25' X 12' bedroom and a enormous living area. The property has an awe-inspiring kitchen with granite countertops and a sizable living area where guests can share a meal and some quality time together.
If you want to go downtown it's five mins. away. If you want to walk the gardens, ride or walk the greenway or just stare out across a handsome Intracoastal waterway view you can do that right here in West Ashley on your own schedule. All of these options are between 2 and 15 mins. away. Many eateries in the area deliver independently or participate with GrubHub and UberEats.
The Cottage is located in the DuPont section of West Ashley on Wappoo Road between the West Ashley Greenway and the Stono River Overlook ICW at the Edgewater Park Bridge. The building faces a private garden behind a privacy gate and is completely separate from the owners' home which is also on the property. We are located two miles from the Avondale entertainment district and four miles to downtown Charleston and the Medical District.
We appreciate interacting with guests, but we also believe in giving people their space. All arrangements can be made online and contact-complimentary. We are generally available during the day between 8AM and 7PM and we are happy to assist you with local information or any special needs. The Cottage at DuPont is a completely licensed short term rental accommodation in the City of Charleston. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ALLOW FAMILY PETS, CHILDREN, SMOKING OR EVENTS OF ANY KIND.
How to Save Money on Your Rental
- Search for the tourism bureau in the area you want to travel. Most official tourism bureaus offer printed travel guide books with deals for rental homes, restaurants and activities. Search for these magazines and discount books, as this allows vacation goers to experience the same great activities with a typically considerable discounted.
- Flexible about when you can visit? The off-peak seasons will offer phenomenal rates on weekly rental properties.
- Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Military may be qualified for discounts. Be sure to confirm with vacation rental company to see if your travelling crew qualifies for a discounted price.
- Some rental properties are essentially catered to specific clients, whether it's oceanside rentals with weekly fishing pier passes, city-center homes with close access to restaurants or waterfront homes that have private jetski launching areas. If there's a specific Charleston area atteaction that you just love, search for properties that cater especially to you.
- Management companies and individual rental owners typically offer customers an opportunity to purchase trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic vacation rental cost, provides travellers reimbursement of their trip costs for any days missed a result of personal health emergencies or weather, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unexpected motel stay or additional gasoline. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .
How to Book a Rental Home
You might be surprised to learn just how many vacation rentals are available at your destination. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of worldwide research sites like Homeaway and VRBO.
Rentals are frequently owner operated or managed by property management companies. Property management companies are popular with owners mainly because they coordinate the online marketing and operations..
We have assembled a brief guide to assist you in getting most from your rental property experience.
How to find and book the perfect rental home:
Before you book "The Cottage at DuPont. Privacy Space and a Garden View.", go through our brief collection of factors to consider.
The Earlier You Start, The Better The Choices
Charleston area rentals start booking early. Reserving your rental property 6-12 months in advance is highly recommended, when possible. Holiday reunions are a popular time for families to plot their Summer family trips..
Pick a Community and Date
Begin by picking which particular area of Charleston area you would like to explore, and the approximate travel dates.
Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter
Confirm who is joining, and just how many/what particular bedroom setup you need to have. Consider that a lot of rental homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the family room. You'll need to determine what is most appropriate for your company. Generally vacation home listings will outline each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.
Exactly What Are You Willing to Pay?
Will your selected vacation property fit your budget during that prime Summer week? If a few individuals or loved ones are sharing the cost, check that each group understands their obligation and has agreed to a maximum they are prepared to contribute. In most cases, one member of the group will be responsible for making the whole reservation and recovering each family member's share.
Create a list of "Wants" and "Needs"
What amenities is the family searching for? Are you looking for a rental with outdoor lounge? Would you like to be far from the crowds, or near civilization? Are extras like beach chairs, barbecue grills, beach umbrellas, buggies or coolers available and included with your rental home fee? Make a list of prioritized "necessities and wishes" from your group to help narrow your search to the most appropriate property.
Optimal accessibility could make or break a trip for the less-mobile. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special equipment is necessary, include that into your search. Most vacation rental listings include a list of amenities.
Your Puppy Needs a Vacation, Too
Are you or other individuals in the group traveling with a family dog? Animals are welcome at many vacation rentals, but guidelines can vary. Examine your contract very carefully! Additional fees or costs may be applied to your agreement. Ask questions *before* you reserve!
Best places to Search
. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Charleston area local rental homes" for local property management companies. Local vacation rental management companies take pride in a first-class vacation experience.
Re-read the description to ensure the home has everything you need. If lacking, the home management company might know of similar properties that better fit your style and budget..
While not true for all properties, many rental owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. The off-season offers your best opportunity to make a deal for a reduced rate.
Study the Total Agreement
You really need to know which services are included:
- Electric bills
- Internet Connectivity
- Telephone service
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Daily Cleaning (If Available)
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking requirements
In addition to the standard charge, travelers must pay local taxes when renting "The Cottage at DuPont. Privacy Space and a Garden View.", in addition to various other fees which may be required depending on their circumstances, including a dog fee, early check-in or late check-out fee, or a pool heating fee for private pool usage during the fall or spring months.
Make sure you be aware of the cancellation policy before booking. You will likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance protects the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives you relief should tragedy strike.
Book your Vacation Property
When everything seems correct, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. You'll probably be asked to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Know Who to Call
Put the property manager's contact information into your smartphone and wallet for easy access to answers during your stay.
Congrats! All that is left is enjoying your vacation!
During your Stay
- Record the condition of the rental home immediately upon arrival. If you find damage, or if repairs are needed call the home manager immediately.
- When there is any ambiguity about parking, rules of the house, condo access, pool operations, etc... we suggest you ask the rental home manager promptly. A phone call can save several hours of difficulty.
- Remember to respect your nearby neighbors. . Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a vacation considerably more pleasant.
- Ask a local. Locals can frequently point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to get the best pizza, have a great night out, or the best areas for night life?
- Make sure that you protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental secured when you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.
- Tidy up a little bit. Despite the fact that you're paying a cleaning fee, The rental home is required to be in very good condition. Sinks stuffed with dirty dishes, excessive sand on the floor and sticky messes should really be remedied before leaving.
- Once everything is out, perform a walk-through of the rental to verify no damage occurred in the course of your remain. We advise walking through with the property manager whenever you can (this may not be possible).. If the property manager is not available, make sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How do you rate your experience? Most property management companies and vacation rental websites permit travellers to offer feedback. If your vacation rental and/or property manager was excellent, they will appreciate your recommendations. If anything was wrong and they failed to fix it in a practical manner, or if the rental home was not as described, you will want to note that in your review.
Learn from your Experience
Does everyone want to return next year? We hope this guide steered you to a great vacation rental. If the rental home wasn't ideal, and you'll better know how to filter your search for the next trip.
Rental property booking tips and tricks:
Sticking to your rental home budget:
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- Book your vacation rental as early as possible. Rental schedules often become available 12 months in advance (or in September just after Summertime ends). Many groups reserve their Summer rental homes during Winter holiday get-togethers. Book before these holidays for best selection.
- Some owners offer promotional rates for active duty military and veterans. Remember to ask your property manager if special offers are available for your group.
- Booking websites frequently offer guests an option to add trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which usually costs between 1% - 5% of the base booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for days missed as a result of medical-related issues or weather, as well as evacuation costs, such as an unexpected hotel stay or additional gasoline. Trip insurance might be a a bank account-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your property manager for program terms and fees.
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- First and foremost, have your group agree to date ranges and a spending budget.
- Determine how many beds and the bed configuration your group needs.
- Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are normally accessible on booking pages. If you don't see them listed, email or call the property owner before booking your home. Remember that most property listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds.
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- Appropriate accessibility amenities can make or ruin a vacation for those with limited mobility. Make certain to remember and inquire about wheel chair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs.
- Some rentals allow pets, and others do not. Acceptable types of dog or cat, size and breeds may be restricted, and added costs may apply. Ask your host about allowable breeds and types before booking.
Some things to know before you go:
- Get the host's contact number and entry/exit procedures for your rental.
- To make sure that damages aren't attributed to your visit, note any problem areas upon your arrival. Speak to the property manager immediately to document any pre-existing damages. If there is a dispute about legal responsibility later, having the recorded problems and contact attempts will be useful. , and immediately send them to the property manager. We specifically recommend e-mails and text messages, as they usually contain time stamps that are helpful if a dispute arises.
- Ask questions. You may need instructions for a hot tub, A/V setup or thermostat. Contact your host. They are there to help! A brief telephone call can prevent a lot of issues.
- Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking rules can make a stay significantly more pleasurable. Be a good neighbor. You'll magnify your chance to make some new local friends, and resident neighbors are usually a fantastic resource to find the best local attractions.
- To expand on our last point... Ask a local! Locals can often point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order delicious takeout, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for bird watching?
- Protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by locking and securing the home while you are out, just like you would back home.
- Don't leave anything behind! Before departing, walk through the property to confirm you've collected all of your things. Make sure to check dressers, closets, and bathrooms for hidden treasure. Clean out the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
- Record a video to document the condition of the property.
- Did your family have a wonderful stay? Many vacation rental websites make it easy for guests to provide feedback. If your rental property and/or property manager was great, they would love to hear about it. If anything was inoperable and they failed to correct it reasonably, or if the vacation rental wasn't as described, you'll want to make it a point as part of your comments.