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.
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.
The cabin is quite comfortable, although it was, at some point, a work in progress. It is definitely not for people with difficulty climbing steps as the bedrooms are six or seven steps above the entry level. And there are no handrails for these steps. But if you can manage that obstacle, you will find the cabin to be really cool. Entry is into a long porch that is enclosed by heavy plastic panels that will be removed, making it a screened porch. Two ceiling fans help with a breeze. This porch has a cooking stove and tiny pantry at one end, with two small (dorm-sized) refrigerators and a tall table holding toaster, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, and kitchen tools. The middle of the porch has a couch and coffee table opposite a large laundry sink for dishwashing. The far end has a small wood-burning stove for cool times. Up the steps (one set for each bedroom) are comfortable beds, fans, TV in one bedroom, A/C in the other. No real closets, but not an issue for our visit. Back of the bedrooms, and running the width of them, is a large bathroom with a toilet, tiny shelf, potbelly wood stove, and the clawfoot tub. Shower room is behind the clawfoot tub, but must be entered from the outside. There is a sizable dressing are in the shower room. The cabin is closer to Tim and Stephanie's house than we expected, but they are totally unobtrusive. We never felt any lack of privacy. We liked the place and hope to return.
A step back in time to a simpler way of life. The cabin is very quaint and you have everything you need. We spent most of the time outdoors taking in the pristine environment. A diamond in the rough. We look forward to our next stay!