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Richard and Lauri Huss

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Close To The Edge 'Charming, Quiet, Comfortable'

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Bright, Open And Airy With A Master Bedroom/bath And Two Additional Bedrooms.

Easy access to both Folly Beach and downtown Charleston. Bright, open and airy with a master bedroom plus two additional bedrooms. Bathroom in the master bedroom, additional full hall bath between other bedrooms. Full kitchen, dining room and living room. Dishwasher, washer and dryer, cable and wifi. Wrap around porch and fenced yard. Plenty of parking. Cotton sheets! Quiet neighborhood five minutes from the ocean. Ten to fifteen minutes to down town Charleston. Harris Teeter within walking distance. Fenced yard. Quiet, clean and comfortable!!!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard and Lauri Huss (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Richard and Lauri Huss

We live on Folly Beach. We built this house for our daughter and her family to live in while they completed school. They have recently moved, which gives us the ability to rent the home as a vacation rental.

Richard and Lauri Huss purchased this house in 2007

Why Richard and Lauri Huss chose Charleston Area

We chose to build this particular design because for the large porch and open floor plan. It was designed by Allison Ramsey Architects in Beaufort SC.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Close To The Edge 'Charming, Quiet, Comfortable'
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Very good place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week in Close to the Edge. It was very roomy for four women and two toy poodles. It was also very clean and the location was convenient to Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Charleston, shopping and restaurants. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Waters Edge for our daughters graduation from Pharmacy School at MUSC. The Waters Edge is a well maintained beautiful home in a quiet neighborhood. We grilled out and enjoyed eating at non-chain restaurants, cafes and diners.

There is easy access to Folly Beach just down the road. Our daughters enjoyed a bike ride around the neighborhood. Charleston is easy to get to with an unending list of things to do for the entire family.

We highly recommend The Waters Edge !

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  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An absolute awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. We could not have asked for anymore. The house was in excellent condition, very clean and everything was so comfortable. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We had a larger group and it was still plenty of room. Loved the lay out of the house.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what the name offers!

  • 5 of 5

We were all very happy with our stay at the Close to the Edge house. It was very well kept and the owners are very accommodating. With we had more time to explore the area while we were there. We will definitely be back as well as recommend this home to other travelers.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was clean, nice street appeal.

  • 3 of 5

When we arrived, it wasn't long before we found that the icemaker wasn't making ice. Called owner who informed me that previous renters had told him it had stopped working. Owner came by 2 days later with wrong filter, said he would get the right one and be back. Never saw him again. We just bought a bag of ice. Towel rack almost off wall in 2nd bath. lights burned out in kit, master b/r, the grill was filthy. I had to clean the grill before I could use it and left it better than I found it. Deadbolt on frt door does not lock. Just lots of little things. Guess I was expecting better for that price. But, other than that the house was nice in and of itself, it just needs a little TLC. Would not stay here again because of my 1st impressions. If this is an example of what VRBO has to offer, in the future I might as well use the company I was using. On a positive note, the neighborhood even though it was crowded, was quiet with nice, friendly people. It is in a very good location.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I regret that the renters had a bad experience. It is not our intent to ever leave issues unresolved. We repaired the icemaker and other issues mentioned.
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  • 5 of 5

The house was super adorable! It was honestly better than I expected. It looks as if it was fairly recently done or renovated and the house is well decorated. It came with all of the linens and towels we needed as well as included some travel size shampoo/conditioner sets. The washer and dryer even has plenty of detergent if you need it. It is a great location with lots of restaurants nearby. We went to the Black Magic Cafe and would totally recommend that. It also is not more than a 10/12 minute ride to downtown Charleston which was perfect!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lost Dog Cafe
Folly Beach
Taco Boy
Morris Island Lighthouse
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charleston International
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Charleston Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Folly Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

James Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 14 - Dec 7
2 night minimum stay
Dec 8 - Feb 14
2 night minimum stay
Feb 15 - May 24
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

Non-smoking house, Absolutely NO House Parties.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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James Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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