A Gem of a Home in a Jewel of a City!
Renting a property you've never seen, except for pictures posted by the owner, can be a pretty scary undertaking--you never know what you're going to get! Well, you can believe the photos and description posted for this townhouse. Everything was exactly a described. The home was just as beautiful as it looks in the photos, in pristine condition, and generously stocked with everything from kitchenware and basic condiments to bath and body lotions and laundry supplies. It's four stories, so that means some walking up and down, but it also makes for a nice bit of privacy for couples sharing or families with children. (there's a screen on the loft, so it actually feels like a closed fourth bedroom.)
It literally is about 6 minutes from downtown where all the action is--a good thing, since there's not much in the immediate area. It's walking distance to the well-regarded California Dreaming restaurant, which the youngsters enjoyed. We drove about 20 minutes to Folly Beach, which has a great beach and a great covered area where you can escape the sun and have a nice little picnic. We had a great seafood lunch at the Crab Shack there, but a relative introduced us to a fish shack called Backman's which is on the road to Folly Beach. It literally is a "shack" but it is the real deal. The fish and shrimp were delicious and a customer there actually invited us to her house and offered to cook us a meal of something called Frogmore stew, which I understand is a local specialty!
The whole process, from rental to check-in and check-out was absolutely seamless. Debbie is the best--patient, cheerful and totally efficient. If you're reading this, that means you're considering renting this townhome.
Suggestion: Look no further! This was pure perfection. WE stayed for a week in June 2010 and are already looking forward to staying there again when we're in Charleston next.
P.S. We also ate at the Noisy Oyster on Market Street, and all I can say is that it indeed was noisy. Don't neglect to take a ride along the Battery. The gorgeous mini-mansions will knock your socks off.
Families with Teenagers,
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