The weather is perfect for kayaking and the fish are biting. We are offering great low rates on this newly renovated 1920's cabin on beautiful Awendaw Creek. The creek connects with the intracoastal waterway accessing Bull's Bay and barrier islands. The cabin has two double bedrooms with adjoining bathroom and front screened porch with ceiling fans.
Also included: floating dock, crab traps, two kayaks, canoe, satellite TV, claw foot tub, outdoor cooking and a private marsh island with 24'x40' pavilion for shrimp boils, oyster roasts, barbecues and other lowcountry outdoor activities.
The cabin is surrounded by Francis Marion National Forest. It is conveniently located ten minutes from local favorite, Seewee Restaurant; twenty minutes from Isle of Palms beaches, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre shops, theaters and a variety of restaurants.
Thirty minutes north of historic downtown Charleston, and it is forty five minutes south of Pawley's Island and Myrtle Beach Metro area.
I've stayed at the cabin numerous times over the past three years. It's become a nice little home away from home for me. It comes ready made with dogs, goats, some wildlife, and a nice dock on the creek, which is salt marsh. Little Billy the goat was born a month or so ago, and he's a piece of work. The dogs have a lot of personality as well.
I enjoy having access to AMAZING food....seafood from the docks in McClellanville at Carolina Seafood and Livingston's Bulls Bay Seafood; the incredible lowcountry lunch buffet at Buckshot's in McClellanville; the occasional runs up to Scott's BarBQ near Hemingway, for the best Q in the South.
It is within Francis Marion National Forest, which is the main draw for me. I enjoy riding my motorcycle straight from the cabin into the gravel roads through the woods, also being able to drive a very short distance, then plunge into some of the most remote and least-visited wilderness swamps in the east.
Beaches are within a half hour drive, yet you can leave the crowds behind and return to solitude.
Since the cabin is in the lowcountry of SC, you can expect some encounters with sand gnats, mosquitoes, spiders, even the famous palmetto bug. It is where it is, and this is to be expected as part of the experience, especially during warm weather. The cabin is by no means infested with anything, and is well screened with a spacious screen porch, so insects in the cabin are not a major issue. It is the country, and it is on the marsh, so it has a wild nature. Think of it as camping in a very comfortable cabin with beds and bathroom. Towels, linens, etc are provided, but I have found it most convenient to bring my own sheets, pillows, towels, etc, because I am more comfortable not having to adapt to new personal items. This also saves Steph and Tim some laundry work.
All things considered, I like it a lot, Stephanie and Tim (and the animals!) have become like country cousins to me, and I look forward to spending more time there in the future.
My husband & I rented the cabin for the weekend & it was perfect! We had plenty of room for some of our friends to stay, too. We held our reception on the island and all of our guests were in awe of how beautiful the setting was. Mr. Timmy & Stephanie are so kind and helpful in every way. I would highly recommend this place to anyone as it is one of the most beautiful places in the Lowcountry.
This was our 10th visit to Kayak and Cabin, each time is better than the last one! You are so close to Charleston and Myrtle Beach, yet we would rather just stay and enjoy our time at the cabin.
Everything is provided for you by the owners Stephanie and Tim. The screened in porch is great...That is my 70 year old fathers favorite spot, he loves sitting there reading and enjoying the breeze! The beds are very comfortable, our ages range from 8-70 and we all get a great nights sleep.
Most of our time is spent at the private dock and covered pavilion. The fishing and crabbing is excellent...fishing rods, crab trap and kayaks/canoes are also provided for you. If you are lucky you might spot an alligator!!! We count down the days until we are able to return here to paradise!
This looked like a dream vacation and the reviews were excellent. Kayaks and crabbing right at the cabin. Close proximity to Isle of Palms and Charleston. We were so excited, we couldn't wait to get there.
All of those things were exactly as described, we loved crabbing on the private dock and took the kayaks out on the creek and loved every second of it.
So why is there a but?
The bugs, or more precise, roaches! I hate bugs. There were roaches in the bathroom and on the screened in porch and we even found a dead one in the bedrooms and a squished one on the rug. I realize this is South Carolina but this was not acceptable to me.
The whole place needs a through, professional cleaning. A professional exterminator is also needed. New towels, bath mats and bed spreads would also help with the overall attractiveness of the cabin. I found the screened in porch to be cluttered as well, but that is personal taste.
For us the beds were very hard, and uncomfortable, my ten year old even complained about the beds and they can pretty much sleep on anything.
The owners house is about 100 feet away but anyone concerned with a lack of privacy need not worry. We never saw the owners once in our six night stay. The whole setting is wonderful.
With a few minor improvements, this place would be paradise. It really wasn't easy for me to write a somewhat negative review, but I felt I needed to be truthful with how I really felt.
So final review...10 year old Loved it! Husband-thought it was great. Wife(me)-roaches and beds ruined it for me
I enjoyed a great week here at the end of July, 2014, in spite of some hot temps and heavy rains. I was glad the AC could quickly cool the sleeping quarters. The place is clean and the kitchenette equipped with all the necessities. We cooked there a lot during the week and really enjoyed the crabs that Stephanie not only caught, but also cooked, for us. Crab pots are on the docks for the guests to use; so are canoes, but I brought my own. The owners' description and the traveler reviews give an accurate picture. Lots of cool aspects, but three stand out 1) access to Awendaw Creek that the dock provides 2) proximity to two vast wilderness preserves in Francis Marion Forest and Cape Romain National Wildlife Preserve 3) hospitality of the owners especially Tim's easy-going manner and knowledge of local history. One last feature that proved important: reliable internet. I wanted to completely unplug, but ended up having to meet an important deadline while I was there. Internet connection was a life-saver for me and never faltered. Overall, staying here is a Lowcountry experience that's rustic, rural, relaxing, and miles away, figuratively and literally, from the popular, touristy experience in Charleston (which has its value too).
My son and I came down for a much needed vacation away from everything. We fell in love right away. The cabin is perfect in every way. The dogs are absolutely the sweetest creatures. The creek is beautiful, and the goats are a treat. I would certainly recommend this location to anyone, and I have already bragged on it to all of my co-workers. We will be coming down to visit again. If you like well out of the way locations, peace, quiet, and solitude then this is the place for you. Thank you Tim and Stephanie.