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Over 100 5-STAR Reviews!-Stunning Big Chill on the Waterfront | Kayaks | HotTub

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 27 nights


About the property

Superb Waterfront 4 BR / 3.5 BTH | 2 Dens | Dock-Kayaks-HotTub-FirePit-CrabTraps



Gorgeous Decor enjoying Stunning Views and a Waterfront Lifestyle.

Walk out to the Dock with your glass of Wine.

Soak in a tub, Rock on the porch, Watch boats and freighter ships go by....or swing in a Hammock or a Rope Chair.

It's all Your Choice !

Spot Dolphins in the water; Catch your dinner off the dock.

Be active - Be lazy - Be comfortable -

Welcome to our Legal rental property...on the Waterfront .....

.....immerse yourself in a full Charleston experience at our Big Chill.

Enjoy the entire Charleston Lifestyle....

Luxuriate in the natural beauty of the LowCountry....

Located near the foot of the famous Ravenel Bridge...

.......the best central spot to visit it all!

KEY FEATURES of our wonderful "Big Chill on the Waterfront! ":

- Clean, Pretty, Comfortable, and Spacious !

- Kayak - Paddleboard - SUP - Crab Traps - Fishing

- Outside Hot Tub with gorgeous marsh and water views

- Inside Soaker Tubs in marbled Luxury Bathrooms

- Main level bed and bath

- Gourmet Cooking Kitchen

- 2 Dens

- Wrap around Porches and decks

- Working fireplace

- Weber Grill

- Hardwood Antique Pine floors

- Ceiling fans in all rooms.

- Two full HVAC dual systems for split extra comfort upstairs and downstairs

- 5 Satellite HDTV flat screens with premium channels. .

- Free WiFi

- Front loading Washer / Dryer

- Mosquito Eradication Treatment

SLEEPING SPACES = 5 Beds + 2 Sofa Beds + 1 cot

- 1 Master Suite Upstairs has King Bed and Sofa Bed

- 1 Bedroom Main Level has Queen Bed

- 1 Bedroom Upstairs has Queen Bed

- 1 Bedroom Upstairs has 2 Double Beds

- 1 Sofa Sleeper in open main level den

- 1 Twin mattress cot in closet

BATHROOMS = 3.5 Bathrooms

* Indulgent Spa Marble Bathroom ensuite for Master Suite Upstairs.

Soaking Tub, Glass Shower, Dual Vanities, Private Toilet


* Large Tiled Bathroom Main Level ensuite for Queen Bedroom.

Walk in glass shower tiled with grab bar.

* Luxury Bathroom Upstairs shared by the Queen and Doubles room.

Soaking Tub and Glass shower. Marble and Stone


- Powder room off the kitchen hallway on Main Level.


- couples groups

- caring and considerate adults

- tourists for sightseeing

- women's getaways

- families- ( only well behaved and supervised children please )


With prior approval Small CRATE TRAINED dog may be accepted.


Ask before booking or requesting a reservation. EXTRA PET FEE!

"This is a neighborhood conscious property"

Is your group a good match?

- NO Stag Bachelor groups.

- NO Young Hen get down wild and stumbling pre-wedding groups.

- NO student groups.

- No Spring Breaker type Getaways.


We want you to be sure that you have chosen the right rental for your important visit.



*NO EVENTS at this property! This house is for your group only.

-NO weddings onsite.

-NO rehearsal dinners, oyster roasts, shrimp boils, or wedding breakfasts.

* Please support our local businesses, venues, and restaurants for your event needs. This will help keep all rentals in the area legal.

Please read and be aware….

Note from Laurie and George :

**We live in a full Private Owner's Apartment over the garage. We have separate “everything". We have our own deck area, grill, gated walkway, fenced garden, separate HVAC, and parking area. Our Pomeranian Dog loves playing and barking in our garden with our Manx Cat. We want to ensure that you are fully informed in advance of booking. We like our space, and we like to give you privacy. We don’t need to interact with you unless you want our attention. Our goal is your comfort and enjoyment. Thank you for making the right choice for your group.**

More Details

Laurie Bixler - George Bixler
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Laurie Bixler - George Bixler

Laurie Bixler is proud to be involved in local town politics and makes sure her rental properties are legal. Laurie is on the Accommodations and Tax Committee for the Town of Mount Pleasant. She is also proud to be on the HomeAway/VRBO Owner's Advisory Council. In February of 2017, this house won a National Contest showcasing the remodeled Master Bathroom. Laurie is a part time travel consultant for upscale and romantic travel. Laurie brings her professional hospitality and decor flair into the rental properties.

About George Bixler:

After a high powered corporate career, and then owning a successful retail chain, George now is thrilled to welcome you to our rental vacation properties. George ensures that your visit is comfortable and smooth. He oversees the maintenance and improvements of the house, and keeps the grounds manicured. George takes pride in seeing that the house meets, or exceeds, your expectations. You will find George out on his boat in the waterways surrounding the house, or walking our Pomeranian dog, Gus.

Laurie Bixler - George Bixler purchased this house in 1987

Why Laurie Bixler - George Bixler chose Scanlonville

We take pride in our unique large home and surroundings. The house is continually updated. We attend to every detail and supervision of cleanliness and styling. We live on the property and so, of course, treat it with extra loving care. We were drawn to the unique waterfront property with the southern feeling and privacy, with location, location, location. The waterfront private dock combined with beaches and downtown make this a perfect spot. ** It is very important to us that you are aware that we live in a full and private apartment attached to this house.

We live on this unique property in a private and separate apartment with a private entrance. We like our privacy, and we like to give you privacy. We love renting the house and we appreciate it if you choose this rental. We want you to be comfortable and we want to earn your 5 star review. **

What makes this house unique

This house is very convenient to Historic Charleston and great restaurants. Everyone loves the outside and the dock. Aside from the private property peninsula, it is surrounded by water and has water views of the creeks, the rivers, and the marshes. The water views and the tidal changes really make this property spectacular. It is all about the fabulous waterfront location, the ebb and flow of the tides, the natural wildlife, and the privacy, combined with a comfortable savvy home. What a way to enjoy Historic Charleston, the Beaches and the marshes! The location can't be beat, as is evidenced by the mega multi million dollar homes in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yes, we spent every evening on that beautiful wrap-around porch, telling stories and singing songs. A gathering of 6 friends from far-flung areas of the country gathered together for 6 days of Southern Hospitality from Laurie and George. That porch also provided the spot for early morning cups of strong coffee as we waited for everyone to arise before breakfast was served.

The home is as described by many; spacious, comfortable, well-decorated and well-stocked. It is impossible to add an original thought. It's all been covered. We all thoroughly enjoyed the beautifully landscaped property, the water access, the privacy, the tips given to us for beaches and tourist destinations, the kayaks and the WiFi access.

One of the highlights of our stay was when we were surprised one afternoon to a cooler full of crabs at our front door. This provided a whole host of wild laughter and entertainment as we novices tried to figure out how to steam and clean them. Fortunately, the homeowners provided much needed guidance and assistance when they discovered our ineffectiveness surrounding the extraction of the meat from the crusty shell. It gave us all a new appreciation for the amount of work it takes to create a crab cake and the amount of money you spend at a restaurant for such a meal is a reflection of that labor.

Another memorable night was when we all gathered in the living room to watch the movie, "The Big Chill" - a DVD copy is (not surprisingly) available in the home. It was a reminder of how important friendships really are, and the time to gather is not only at a funeral or a reunion, but anytime you can.

- Review posted on Trip Advisor site a flipkey site on internet by guest
Jun 2013
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Scanlonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 31 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ** STOP! READ all DETAILS, TERMS and RULES - there is a RENTAL AGREEMENT to view on checkout page. Also must sign personal agreement and provide ID.
  • ** Max one SMALL dog only. Crated if left in house alone. Housebroken. Non-Shedder. No Puppies. Fee charged. Fee waived ONLY for legit Service Dog.
  • ** No Saturday arrival or departure. Weekend guests must reserve both Friday and Saturday night. READ all DETAILS, TERMS and RULES - before proceeding
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Magnificent Ensuite Master - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs
    Luxury Marble Glass and Tile - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs Shared
    Large Ensuite for Main Level Queen - toilet , shower , Main Level
    Charming Hallway Powder Room - toilet , Main Level
  • 1. King master suite upstairs has private attached bathroom. Toilet Closet, Glass Rain Shower, Marble Walls, Soaking Tub. Luxury. 2. Glass Rain Shower and Pedestal Soaking Tub for the Upstairs Queen and Doubles Rooms. 3. Large tiled bathroom attached and private for the Main Level Queen Bedroom. Walk-in shower with grab bar. 4. Snazzy Powder room in the hallway of main level. Toilet and Sink only ( NO shower or tub ).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Suite King ( and Sleep Sofa in sitting area) - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs
    Comfy Queen - 1 queen , Main Level
    Comfy Queen - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Double Beds - two in room - 2 double , Upstairs
    Extras - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa in Den (Another is in Master) One portable cot.
  • 1 = King Master Bedroom- Upstairs. Attached Bathroom. HDTV and Ceiling fan. 2- Queen Bedroom – Main Level. Attached bathroom. Ceiling fan. 3- Queen Bedroom – Upstairs. Shares a Bathroom. HDTV and DVD. Ceiling fan. 4- Dual Doubles – Two full beds. Shares a Bathroom. Ceiling fan and HDTV. ALSO FOR SLEEPING: * Queen sofabed #1 Downstairs in the open smaller 2nd den. Lacks privacy - open area. * Queen sofabed #2 Upstairs in the King Master Suite sitting area. Lacks privacy. Open to Master Suite. * Twin Cot. Can be placed where you choose. Most likely is in Master Suite, or in the Family Room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Arrival time: 4 PM or later Departure time: 10 AM


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Over 100 5-STAR Reviews!-Stunning Big Chill on the Waterfront | Kayaks | HotTub
average rating of 4.88 based on 128 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely and the spot is beautiful. Great to watch the ships go by off the back porch. The interior is beautifully and comfortably decorated. The beds are comfortable. There was not a want of need for anything. Our girls weekend gave us the chance to unwind, laugh and relax. As family we do not get enough time to be together and this was special for all of us. We love the area and the close proximity to Charleston. Thank you for letting us be a part of your home and community for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, Enjoyable Place

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The location is great (10 min drive into Charleston) but you have a lot of amenities nearby.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will always provide comfort, style, and cleanliness in our wonderful and unique location. ..... we continue to strive to reach high standards. Thank you for choosing our home for your stay in Charleston.
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We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Wonderful hosts. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house & awesome yard!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and comfortable home. There is a dock and kyacks/stand up paddle board to use. The beds were all awesome. The house was beautifully decorated.

There are a few things to know, this is in the old neighborhood of Remleys Point that is slowly being revitalized so you will see houses that are not that nice on your way there. This house is fine, surrounded by nice houses. Also the owners are above the garage so you have to keep your group of cars to a minimum (3-4) and cannot park in street or in front of garage. It worked out fine.

We had a party of 9, everyone had a room and my younger daughter had a pull out sofa. There is one room w two queen beds where she could have stayed but awkward for a couple to stay with her.

There is also a large closet off of master with a mattress you can use. Again awkward for our situation but can be used for extras.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree - this is a 5 star house and a 5 star property. Thank you for enjoying the gorgeous yard and home. We can easily park 5 cars, and even more , when guests utilize the left side parking area as well as the full circular drive. We will nail in some signs this week to assist with clarity. We always encourage everyone to fully read our house description before booking - the bedding layout and configuration suits the needs of many groups. With 4 great bedrooms, + 2 sofa beds + one twin cot, the layout is good for many groups. We welcome all groups who are not uncomfortable having us nearby - we think it is the best way to travel!
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loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place for a relaxing visit to Charleston and its surrounding beaches. Nothing was missing that we needed and the owners, who were wonderful people, were always available if we had any questions. The porch and pier were great for relaxing, the kitchen was fully equipped and the bathrooms were beautiful. One comment I noticed in a review about noise in the downstairs bedroom from the upstairs apartment seemed to have been resolved by a white noise machine. Everyone slept soundly in the comfy beds! I would not hesitate to recommend a stay here to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome all groups who are not uncomfortable having us nearby - we think it is the best way to travel! We always aim to exceed expectations. Thank you for enjoying the property and for the 5 star review.
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As advertised and very easy communication.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 had a wonderful stay at Big Chill on the Waterfront. Wonderful location for relaxation but also easy and quick access to many, many activities in the Mt. Pleasant/Charleston area. The Bixlers were easy to deal with and communication was quick and easy from the first reservation contact until the end of the stay. Wonderful house and property.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to exceed expectations with comfort and care. And this house is "location, location, location". The waterways and marsh are as much a part of the Charleston experience, as is Downtown. We love it when our house is selected for a Charleston visit. Thank you for the 5 star review.
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Patriot's Point Naval and Maritime Museum
Boone Hall Plantation
"Tourist attraction"
Water's Edge
Carter's Kitchen -- CLOSED
Isle of Palms (Beach)
Fort Moultrie National Monument
Poe's Tavern
Creek Club At I'On
Lowndes Grove Plantation
Sullivans Island Beach
"Down the road"
Visitors Center
Husk Restaurant
Red's Ice House
R B's Seafood Restaurant & Bar
Boone Hall Plantation
"Tourist attraction"
Basil Restaurant
Shem Creek Bar & Grill
Patriots Point Golf Links
Arthur Ravenel Junior Bridge
Palmetto Islands County Park
Whole Foods Market
Coastal Cupboard
Obrions Pub
Langdon's Restaurant and Wine Bar
Trader Joe's
MT Pleasant Seafood Company
Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar - Charleston -- CLOSED
College of Charleston
The Citadel
Medical University of South Carolina
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Patriots Point
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Patriots Point
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak North Charleston
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
sullivans island
Car: necessary

isle of palms, sullivans island, i'on, creek club

Other Activities: Kayak, bicycle, fishing, shrimping, crabbing off the dock. Stand Up Paddle board too. Very centrally located to downtown and beaches.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Clean $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Friday & Saturday night stay required when weekends involved. * *No Saturday arrivals or departures please. *Small well behaved crate trained dogs may be accepted for extra fee. * REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT IS SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO OWNER via Check.* .These are quoted rates only, subject to a final quote and agreement. *. Valid picture ID required with reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund