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Shem Creek View 10 Mins from Beach & Charleston's Historic District

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 BR, 1.5 BA, sleeps 6

Our house is ideally located between historic Charleston and the beaches of Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms (only a 10 minute drive in either direction). We are on the edge of the beautiful and historic "Old Village" of Mt. Pleasant, whose streets, lined with Victorian homes, offer many views of Charleston harbor. From our home you can walk or bike to several gorgeous waterfront parks, and numerous restaurants are within walking distance of our house, including the many waterfront seafood restaurants on Shem Creek. There's a weekly farmer's market 1 block away.

Two canoe/kayak outfitters and several deep-sea fishing boats are a five-minute walk from the house. You can rent our two kayaks for a small extra fee, and stand-up paddleboard lessons are given in the creek.

We have an enormous fenced backyard (about 2/3 acre). You can bring your boat and launch from the landing you can see from our sunroom.

We are only one block away from the starting line for the Charleston Bridge Run.

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Dorothy Stroman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Dorothy Stroman

In 1958, when this part of Simmons Street was a dirt road, my brother Ed and I helped our parents clear the land so construction on our new house could begin. Eventually we inherited the house, and we love Mt. Pleasant so much that we decided to keep it. I teach at a college in Gainesville, Fl. Ed and Martha live 40 miles north of Mt. Pleasant in McClellanville, where Ed works with the Francis Marion National Forest. Martha works in Charleston as a curator of historical archeology at the Charleston Museum.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a wonderful location. We really enjoyed being close to the historic sites in Charleston. The Isle of Palms was really fun. We spent a day at Magnolia Plantation. The house & gardens took several hours. Went to the slave cabins, but it was a very quick tour.

The house was truly a home away from home. Dorothy we appreciate you sharing this home with us.
Jun 2013
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Old Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Shem Creek View 10 Mins from Beach & Charleston's Historic District
average rating of 4.8 based on 21 reviews
Simpsonville, SC

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome week at this beautiful house. It is so well stocked and the beds are extremely comfortable. The back yard is HUGE and our dog absolutely loved it! Very convenient location and Dorothy is wonderful to work with. Highly recommend this rental property if anyone is looking for a relaxing time in Charleston area. We would love to stay here again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kingston ny

Cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week. Kitchen is well stocked with dish ware, bedrooms are comfortable, sun porch was the most used room, new flat screen and a new love seat, not the one in pictures very nice plus washer and dryer. House is minutes from Sullivan's Island and about a 15 minute drive into Charleston. Nice private street very quiet. There's a boat launch at end of street with a nice few from sun porch. Neighborhood reasturants are very good and Shem creek reasturants only a few blocks away. Very large yard.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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South Carolina

Perfect location for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house has a great location. We loved being so close to the boat ramp on the creek. We caught a few 6 ft sharks while on vacation.The house was clean, comfortable, and well stocked. Our 2 dogs loved having the large back yard to run and play. We really appreciated the owner returning our emails promptly. We enjoyed several restaurants in the area. You must try Paige's Orka Grill. I would definitely recommend this house for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our week "home". We recently moved from the area and came down for a week for work. Dorothy was extremely helpful with the logistics and the location couldn't be any better, very nice walk to the shelter and wild wings, bed very comfortable and four legged child loved the huge backyard, she thought she was "free". I loved the salt and pepper shakers...... Reminded me of the good old days. Would absolutely stay again!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Point, North Carolina

An Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I can't even begin to describe how very happy we were that we found this home for our vacation. From the minute we pulled in, we were in love. The acre back yard that was fenced in for my Border Collies, the ability to walk to any store we needed and the Farmers Market. Our dogs were able to swim twice a day at the boat ramp and we met amazing people close by.

The house was amazing and the perfect size for me, my husband and 3 kids. Very cozy, clean and decorated with antiques. The girls loved the piano and the swing in the back yard. My parents came over one night to pick us up for dinner and were so jealous. They stayed at the Marriott Waterfront and paid close to $270.00 a night and were displeased with their stay their. They said that our idea to stay at this house was perfect. When we come back to Charleston, there is no denying that we will be staying in this lovely house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I loved this house my family really enjoyed the comfy beds n loved how we can walk to stores, restaurant s or just walk by the boat yard around the corner. Everything was clean the house was free from bugs the air conditioner was a plus so was the washer n dryer everything I needed was there. I will look foward to my next visit. The Gonzales family. ,

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Downtown Charleston
The Battery
Charleston Waterfront Park
Shem Creek Park
Car: recommended

Mt. Pleasant is a charming, historic village situated 10 minutes in either direction from historic Charleston and from the beaches of Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms. Our house is only about three blocks from many waterfront seafood restaurants looking out on the shrimping fleet of Shem Creek and about four blocks from the historic "Old Village" of Mt. Pleasant.

Other Activities: Weekly farmer's market 1 block away. Walking and biking in Old Village of Mt. Pleasant close by.


Rates & Availability

Old Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 5 2017 - Oct 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

We do add $40/week per extra person above two guests, especially at very popular times of year.

I email you a contract, which you print and fill out. You mail the contract and a $300 reservation/damage deposit. One month before your check-in, you mail me a check for the rental amount. After you check out, the damage deposit is returned to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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