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Well Appointed PRIVATE Guest House salt water pool lanai fireplace grill gardens

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Minutes to downtown, airport and the beach with full kitchen W/D king bed

Maximum of two (2) people - NO EXCEPTIONS - In case you have any doubts that means two (2) out of the womb heart beats.

5 night minimum stay except some holidays - see seasonal rates

20 x 40 salt water swimming pool 74 sq meters- not heated in winter

Guest house is 800 sq ft / 74 sq meters

When everyone arrives they tell us our photos do not do the property justice. It is very special and hard to capture.

WI-FI - secure and for the guest house only

This is a separate residence from our home. Our home is at the end of the swimming pool. The guest house is the building parallel to the pool connected to the lanai and to the right of the lanai.

Minutes from downtown Charleston, hospitals, airport, plantations and the beach.

We have lost count of the number of honeymoon and anniversary couples that we have hosted.

Come and relax in a place where there are no problems, just peacefulness. Swim in your own pool or a short ride to the beach. Relax in the evening by the outside fireplace on the lanai.

Cable TV/DVD in living room and bedroom

Netflix and Amazon Prime account set up on LR TV - free movies and TV series

2 Spa Robes

Kitchen extremely well equipped, stainless cookware, plenty of utensils, beautiful dishes, microwave, blender, toaster, dishwasher and ice maker in refrigerator. This is NOT a kitchenette.

All bed linens, bath towels and pool/beach towels supplied.

Large bathroom with washer and dryer.

PARKING for vehicle and a boat - If you do not want to rent a car, Uber will pick you up at the door.

The entire rear of the property is equipped with a mosquito proof system that is essential in Charleston.

Large lanai with gas grill and utensils, concrete counter tops, additional outside ice maker and sink, ceiling fans, teak dining table and chairs, glider, rocking chairs and teak steamer chairs for sunning or napping.

Downtown and Folly Beach 15-20 minutes easy drive.

Not to worry, if you are flying in, we will supply you with beach chairs and a cooler - if beach is on you list - but once you see the pool and the resort like atmosphere of the guest house, you will not want to leave.

NO PETS and NO SMOKING PROPERTY (That means outside also). If you are a smoker, this is not the property for you.

Quiet neighborhood with giant Southern Live Oak trees.

Private boat ramp in neighborhood - Neighborhood is a small island.

There are only two of us and we interact with the one or two of you staying in the totally separate guest house as much or as little as you choose. We have had guests that choose to never interact and others that enjoy drinks on the lanai or around the pool in the evening to ask questions about the following day and discuss their adventures of the day.

West Ashley Greenway is very nearby for biking, running or just walking.

The South Carolina coast is well-known for its championship golf courses, offshore fishing or inshore fishing at the city's marina, history, walking tours and shopping. Pack as much or as little as desired. With the washer and dryer we have had guests that arrived with just back packs. We have had guests that spent their day napping in the sun and others that divide their time between site seeing and leisure by the pool.

Conde Nast continually declares Charleston top tourist city for history and foodies.

Calendar is up to date - use the Book It Now Button. We prefer online echecks to keep rental rates low (no obligation until all parties agree) We suggest using the check in check out filter search feature to assist with your search

Number of individuals not to exceed two (2) - We are NOT an event space. If you want to have anyone over, you must let us know well in advance when, how many individuals, the time span, etc. We will then make a determination if this is an acceptable situation. We have often had guests ask for another couple or their grown children to come for an evening of dinner and swimming. This has never been an issue, but recently we have had unacceptable situations. Guests should not expect to have the pool, lanai or guest house full of their guests. This is undue use on the space, amenities and equipment.

More Details

Guest House
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Guest House

We have taken early retirement to enjoy life and travel. Our guest house is a source of pride for us and we work very hard to be good hosts to all our guests. We believe that if you own a property you rent you must be able to stay there as if you lived there full time; otherwise, you should not rent.

Why Guest House chose West Ashley

We originally built this for a combination pool house and guest house with lanai for entertaining our friends and guests. We have decided to share with others because it is our own little resort. We have had so much fun meeting people from all over the world.

What makes this house unique

8 miles to downtown - 15-20 minutes drive time. 15-20 minutes from the airport, outlet shopping, plantations and the beaches. Close to everything without the hassle of everyone. Our neighborhood is very quiet and highly respected area with large Southern Live Oak trees. We have 4 extraordinary specimens on our property.


West Ashley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We are NOT an event space. If you want to have anyone over, you must let us know well in advance when, how many individuals, etc.
  • Sofa is not appropriate for sleeping. If one guest does not want to sleep on the bed, let us know and we can provide you with a blow up mattress
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large walk-in tile shower, shower soap, towels, hair dryer, wall mounted magnifying mirror, bath scales, washer and dryer, washer detergent and much more.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Large closet with Spa bathrobes, cable TV and DVD
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Spoleto Festival May 27 - June 12 2016


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Well Appointed PRIVATE Guest House salt water pool lanai fireplace grill gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews

Perfect Charleston Vacation HQ!

  • 5 of 5

THANK YOU Martha and Payton! We absolutely loved staying at your guest house. The pool was such a wonderful mid-day retreat to refresh and recharge. The guest house was so well appointed, and stocked with just about everything we needed. The location was perfect, close enough to dash into Charleston whenever we wished, far enough out to provide a break from the tourist crowds. We're already planning to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Dayton, Ohio

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this guest house. There is anything you could possibly want or need, including the privacy of a pool and beautiful, tranquil gardens to enjoy. The hosts are very thoughtful by providing suggested places to visit, or not, a map for downtown parking, helpful hints for navigating downtown. Location is perfect with easy access to downtown Charleston, Folly Beach, airport, plenty of great eats within ten miles. Other beaches very close.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I would rate this property EXCELLENT. The hosts were friendly and offered suggestions for restaurants and site seeing tours. We felt right at home. If you are a baseball fan, your are only 6.8 miles from Joe Riley Ballpark, home of the Charleston River Dogs, class A team of the New York Yankees.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Andover, KS

Our favorite vacation home yet

  • 5 of 5

We could not have imagined a more perfect home for our vacation. It was very relaxing and quiet after long days of sightseeing. Martha and Peyton are such kind people and they have thought of everything to make this home inviting, comfortable, and hope your vacation never ends. Truly the meaning of southern hospitality! We would come back just to hang out, swim and relax all day.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT vacation in Charleston!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Martha and Peyton's place in Charleston was absolutely perfect!!!! Their property is gorgeous and very relaxing! We loved having the pool and lanai to swim and grill as we were there. They literally thought of everything when designing this place and I couldn't think of even one thing that would've made our stay better. Martha and Peyton were warm, welcoming and super friendly to us. Their neighborhood is very nice and safe and offers non-busy streets to run or walk on in the mornings. We were able to be in downtown Charleston in less than 15 minutes but also had a ton of restaurants that were delicious and very close to their home. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this place ! We are already planning our next visit!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Peyton and Martha are wonderful hosts and their property is a gorgeous tranquil oasis in a quiet and well cared for neighborhood. This was our first visit and we both agreed that one week was just not enough. We found the people of Charleston and surrounding areas to be very polite, warm and welcoming. Charleston and the Islands areas are very pretty to drive through, but we spent a day on a boat, and from the waterways the views are stunning. We will definitely be back. Thank you to the both of you, you made our stay a wonder.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Charleston International Airport (CHS)
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak (CHS)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Savannah Hwy - US 17
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Savannah Hwy - US 17
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Folly Beach
Car: necessary

7 +- miles to downtown - 15 to 20 minutes drive time.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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