Chic retreat on James Island 10 min from downtown!


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Fantastic home for families, couples and groups of friends, this house on the marsh (which we affectionately refer to as Marsh View) accommodates and inspires an escape from stress bringing you into the quiet beauty of the tidal creek, yet close proximity to Charleston city life and Folly beach fun. The house is open, minimal and subtly beautiful. Simplicity is the theme, efficiency is the game, comfort is the goal.

There is no better location than James Island when you are visiting Charleston because you have the ambience of a quiet neighborhood but are a ten minute Uber ride from Downtown King St in Charleston for the best shopping, and many options for the best dining on the peninsula. As if that were not enough, from the Marsh View property you are only ten minutes from Folly beach! Nestled between both of these jewels is the jewel of Marsh View, a comfortable house with updated shabby chic decor right on a beautiful tidal creek.

The whole house is yours, as well as the expansive back yard, the kayaks and access to the tidal creek and anything growing in the garden. Emphasis in this house is on the comfort of the beds, Casper mattresses on sturdy platforms, and on the elegance and simplicity of the kitchen, dining and living area. The bonus room also has a full size sink for overflow in the bathrooms and a washer/dryer to keep up with laundry. Sheets and towels are luxurious and plentiful.

Because I do not live in Charleston when the house is rented, I have a tour de force of helpers that keep the lawn looking neat and tidy, come to your aid if there is a problem and clean up after you leave. That does not mean I am not available however, and want you to feel free to text me with questions or restaurant ideas. I work pretty hard on the book I leave for my guests too, and many answers are found there, as well as recommendations, tips for around the house and other things you might need to know. This book is continually expanded over time based on what previous guests had questions about.

It is remarkable how quiet our neighborhood is, and a welcome retreat from the hubbub of Folly Beach and downtown Charleston. There is plenty of parking if you drive your own car or meet friends here, but a car is not necessary with cab service, UBER and LYFT available to you. The beauty of James Island has always been the live oaks reaching over the roads and the abundance of bird life in the marshes. You will find that here at Marsh View, the atmosphere encourages you to leave your troubles at home and slide right into vacation mode upon arrival.

If you drive your car, parking is easy at Marsh View, either up the hill on the mulch in front of the garden, or in front of the house. Driving into Charleston is a snap with a GPS and parking is as easy as finding the closest parking garage which are cheap and plentiful. If you fly in, or decide not to use your car, both UBER and LYFT pick up at Marsh View and I am sure a cab company will to.

Instead of cable, we provide Roku which offers Netflix, HBO Now, Sling (comparable to cable TV with all the latest shows) and many, many more channels. These are free to you. However if you think to bring your account number of your own cable account, you will be able to access channels you pay for at home, for example, Starz, and other pay channels.

No smokingNot suitable for petsNo parties or eventsMay not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)Check-in time is 3PM - 11AM (next day).


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A wonderful place to stay.

A wonderful place to stay. Very comfortable house and the host has obviously thought about all the details. We immediately felt at home and could enjoy everything the hous has to offer till the last minute. Very highly recommended!

Visited on "October - 2017

super cozy wonderful home

This was an absolutely great place for our vacation with friends. Dorothy was incredibly kind and easy to work with- check-in and check out were very easy. Amazing kitchen and backyard, and super cozy wonderful home-away-from-home.

Visited on "August - 2017

We loved our stay here!

We loved our stay here! The house was beautiful and well stocked. We were close enough to all the attractions of Charleston as well as Folly Beach and John's Island. We didn't have time to do all that we wanted! The locals were friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions. The neighborhood is safe and quiet. We would definitely stay here again!

Visited on "August - 2017

This was a perfect place for my family.

This was a perfect place for my family. We enjoyed the comfortable, clean house and quiet street. The location was great, close to downtown and all of the places we wanted to see, yet far enough away to be peaceful and close to nature.

Visited on "August - 2017

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