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The Big Chill....Waterfront w/ Dock | Kayaks-PaddleBoards-Hot Tub | 4BR /3.5 BTH

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Great Reviews | Prime Location | Waterfront | Gourmet Kitchen | Luxury Baths

* National Award Winner * Updated Luxury Spa Master Bath *



Kayaks, Paddleboards, Crab traps

3 miles over bridge to Historic Charleston, 6 miles to Beach!

Main floor bedroom, w ensuite bath to avoid stairs.

Gourmet Kitchen and outdoor Weber Grill

Wrap around porch and decks surround up and down.

Wifi - HDTV - Satellite Channels -


- 1 Gorgeous Large King Bed Master Suite upstairs | ensuite Spa Marble Bathroom

- 1 Cozy Queen Bedroom Main Level | ensuite Tiled Bathroom

- 1 Queen Bedroom Upstairs | shared Luxury Bath

- 1 Doubles room with 2 Double Beds Upstairs | shared Luxury Bath

- 2 Sofa Sleepers

BATHROOMS = 3.5 Bathrooms

- 1 Indulgent Spa Marble Bath for Master Suite. Soaking Tub, Dual Vanities, Toilet Closet, Glass Shower.

- 1 Main Level Large Bathroom connected to Main Level Queen Bedroom. Walk in shower. Tiled with grab bar

- 1 Luxury Bath with Soaking Tub and Glass shower shared by the Upstairs Queen and Upstairs Doubles room.

- 1 Powder room off the kitchen hallway.


- 2 Dens

- Queen Bedroom on Main Level to avoid stairs

- Luxury bathrooms and 2 indoor soaking tubs plus glass showers

- Lots of TV's

- Wrap around Porches with views and seating.

- Outside Hot Tub

- Outdoor Decks in front and back of house.

- Outdoor dining.

- Outdoor Weber Grill.

- Kayaking, Fishing, Paddle boarding and Crabbing on our Waterfront Dock.

- Boat launch in neighborhood.

- Mosquito Treatments Service.

- Gourmet Kitchen and open dining room with a large table for group meals.

- Hardwood Antique Pine floors in most rooms.

- Family room with lots of seating and a large HDTV with satellite

- Ceiling fans in all rooms.

- Working fireplace.

- Satellite HDTV flat screen in nearly every room.

- Wi-fi throughout

- Immaculately Clean!

- Fully equipped open style kitchen. Stainless appliances. Gas range. Sub Zero Refrig. Oven and Warmer. Dishwasher.

- Granite countertops / Counter seating.

- Front loading Washer / Dryer


- tourists and visitors to Charleston

- women getaways

- family groups

- mature adults

- book clubs



Ask before booking or requesting a reservation.


"We are a neighbor friendly home rental"

- NO party groups,

- NO Stag bro groups,

- NO Young Hen partying pre-wedding groups,

- NO student chaperoned school groups.

- No School Spring Breakers


We love, need, and respect our guests, and we want you to be happy and comfortable that you have chosen the right rental for your stay.



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

-NO weddings in the unique fabulous and gorgeous backyard.

-NO rehearsal dinners, oyster roasts, shrimp boils, or wedding breakfasts. Please support our local businesses, venues, and restaurants for your event needs.

Please read and be informed ….

** We, the owners live in a private and separate apartment with a private entrance and private gated section. We like our privacy, and we give you privacy, but be aware that we do live and breathe and exist and you may see us. We maintain the property. We love renting the house and we appreciate it if you choose this rental. We want you to be comfortable. **

Also please view our 5BR/ 4 BATH property ( with a pool ) #3727532, just around the corner. Only 3 blocks away.


More Details

George and Laurie
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About George and Laurie

Laurie is proud to be involved in local town politics and works to ensure the rental properties are Legal and approved by the town. Laurie sits on the Accommodations and Tax Committee for the Town of Mount Pleasant to dispense tax funds. She is also proud to have been chosen to be involved actively with HomeAway/ VRBO on the Owner's Advisory Council. In February of 2017, Laurie won a National Contest based upon Marketing the Rental by showcasing the new Master Bathroom. Laurie is a part time travel specialist for international all inclusive resorts, and European River Cruises. Laurie brings professional hospitality flair into the rental properties.

You can find out more about Laurie on her facebook page.

About George:

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.

George and Laurie purchased this house in 1987

Why George and Laurie chose Mount Pleasant

Owners take pride in this large home and surroundings. We ensure that the house is always kept and maintained as a upscale establishment through detail and supervision of cleanliness and updating. 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. Please read and be informed ….

We, the owners 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, but be aware that we do live and breathe and exist and you will see us because we are here. We maintain the property. We love renting the house and we appreciate it if you choose this rental. We want you to be comfortable. **

What makes this house unique

There is nothing else quite like it in the area. Aside from the private property peninsula, it is surrounded by water and has water views of the creeks, the rivers, and the marshes. It is the water views and the tidal changes that 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 cant be beat, as is evidenced by the mega multi million dollar homes in the area.

Sip coffee on the wrap porches, have a glass of wine on the private dock.

Pull in your crabs and cook them up in your kitchen!

** It is very important to us that you are aware that we live in a full and private apartment attached to this house. Please read and be informed ….

We, the owners 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, but be aware that we do live and breathe and exist and you will see us because we are here. We maintain the property. We love renting the house and we appreciate it if you choose this rental. We want you to be comfortable. **

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.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Ensuite for King Master Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Marble & glass luxury. Toilet Closet. His and Hers vanities.
    Main Level Large Bathroom Ensuite for Queen BedRoom - toilet , shower , Large Luxurious Walk-in Tiled shower with safety bar.
    Luxury Bathroom shared by Queen and Double BedRooms Upstairs - toilet , tub , shower , Gorgeous deep soaker tub and glass and tile shower.
    Hallway Powder Room on Main Level - toilet , Charmingly snazzy Powder Room. Custom.
  • 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen Bedroom - Main Level Private Bathroom - 1 queen , Attached Private Bathroom w/ walk in shower.
    Master King Suite Upstairs Ensuite Luxury Marble Bathroom. - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , French doors to deck with views. Sofa Bed in sitting area.
    2 Double/Full Beds-Upstairs. Shared Luxury Bathroom - 2 double , Double Beds
    Queen Bedroom - Upstairs.Shared Luxury Bathroom. - 1 queen , Shares Hallway Luxury Marbled bathroom w/ Doubles Room
    Queen Sofa Bed Located in sitting area of Master King Suite - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lack of Privacy
    Queen Sofa Bed Located in Small Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lack of Privacy. Open area.
  • * King Master Bedroom- Upstairs, huge oversized Master. French Doors to private deck overlooking marshes and waterways. Also has a sitting area, with a Queen sized sofa bed. Attached Private Luxury Marble Bathroom.HDTV cable and DVD. * Queen Bedroom – Main Level. Attached bathroom with luxury tiled shower. * Queen Bedroom – Upstairs. Shares a large Luxury Bathroom with the Doubles BedRoom. HDTV cable and DVD. * Dual Doubles – Two full long double beds. Shares a large Luxury Bathroom with the Queen BedRoom. Ceiling fan and HDTV. * 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Arrival time: 4 PM or later Departure time: 10 AM

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(105 traveler reviews)

The Big Chill....Waterfront w/ Dock | Kayaks-PaddleBoards-Hot Tub | 4BR /3.5 BTH
average rating of 4.885714 based on 108 reviews
Livermore, CA USA

Southern charmer on the bay

  • 5 of 5

The loveliest house in the quintessential location for 6 women cousins to enjoy relaxed visiting and sightseeing in Charleston. Plenty of beds, bathrooms, and cozy sitting rooms in eclectic decorated spaces. The owners gave us plenty of information for places to visit, restaurants, and history of the area. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The views of the Wando River are spectacular from the house, and the backyard is "circled" with water and marshlands. It is a unique, desireable, and unusual piece of property, that we are thrilled to share on HomeAway and VRBO. Thank you for appreciating this property, and for taking time to write a review. Family groups, women groups, reunion groups all love our house! There is plenty of space to spread out, both inside and outside.
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Large four bedroom home on the river. Great family place.

  • 4 of 5

If you want to make some of your own meals, this kitchen is well stocked.

With 3 and 1/2 baths and four bedrooms you can easily fit 6-8 people.

It was very close to the wedding venue of our niece as well as local pubs and eateries and, of course, downtown Charleston is not far either.

We used the hot tub and the porch swing.

Great place to relax during down time.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you and your family group were able to make use of the well stocked Gourmet Kitchen, the Hot Tub and the Backyard. Since your group visit, we closed for a few weeks to gut and remodel the Master Bath. I know future guests will enjoy the over the top luxury of the new expanded marble bathroom. The beautiful weather during your stay, was perfect to enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of our Kayaks and Paddleboards, or to visit downtown and tourist attractions. Many groups who book this house, like yours, are visiting while attending a family wedding. We love small yours...although this house can easily accommodate larger family groups too. The dryer did take extra long to dry your clothes ...thank you for giving us feedback about the slow dryer. The venting hose had wiggled loose, and now has been tightened back up. We always aim to earn 5 star reviews, and to meet all expectations. Thank you for appreciating the many amenities of this house.
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Above expectations

  • 5 of 5

Arriving so soon after hurricane mathews departure I was not sure what to expect. The big chill was ideal and in perfect condition the owners are gracious and welcoming, privacy was not an issue. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad we exceeded your expectations. I hope your family enjoyed all that we offer...including the kayaks, the dock, the paddleboards, and the hot tub. The weather was fabulous this week and the tide gorgeously high! I know you felt a bit hesitant because Hurricane Matthew had just visited our area, but as you saw, our houses stood fine with no damage, and Charleston is up and running as usual. Congratulations on the wedding and thank you for selecting this house and for taking time to write a review. We appreciate it. Come back again!
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Lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

The Big Chill was the perfect place for a reunion of eight friends from around the country! It is a beautifully-decorated home, with four comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, lovely kitchen, and has many places to sit and visit - with the large wrap-around porch with views of the Wanda River quickly becoming the favorite. It is within 15 min. of the ocean beaches and 10 min. of downtown Charleston. We loved this home!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! The porch with the rocking chairs and the view is a fabulous place for friends to chat away and reconnect.
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

The house and yard are wonderfully equipped, extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated. The location is very convenient as well...20 minutes from the airport and to historic downtown Charleston but in a quiet lovely waterfront neighborhood.

There are many areas to sit and relax both inside and out. We spent many hours sitting on the large wrap around porch talking and enjoying the outside.

The beds were quite comfortable and the closet space in the bedrooms considerable. Bathrooms were clean and roomy.

It's a lovely house...perfect for a couples or girls getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We think this is the perfect location! Although not dab in the middle of historic downtown, .....with a car or a Uber it is close enough just over the bridge. Our area has so much to offer....the shopping at Whole Foods and Trader Joes, and the marsh and the river, plus Kayaks, paddleboards, a hot tub, and a boat launch. We have it all! We are so happy when guests, like you , appreciate it. thank you.
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Big Chill. George and Laurie were terrific about answering any questions or concerns we may have had. The house was lovely, well appointed and immaculately clean. The beds were super comfortable. It was so relaxing sitting on the back porch in the evening. It's within minutes of shopping and Charleston. I would recommend The Big Chill to anyone.

M. Danberry

Watchung, NJ

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always try to exceed expectations. Thanks for enjoying this home and the entire Charleston area. Couples traveling your group, are very comfortable here. We appreciate the 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.


Rates & Availability

Scanlonville House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Short Stays Available
Jan 2 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
4th of July Independence Week
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Aug 16 2017 - Aug 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Aug 24 2017 - Sep 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 21 2017 - Nov 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Protection $89 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

* REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT IS SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO OWNER via Check.* *No Saturday arrivals or departures please. Friday & Saturday night stay required when weekends involved. * 1.Required minimum stay may be inaccurate. 2. Payment and signed contract is required to reserve and block. 3 Small well behaved crate trained dogs may be accepted for extra fee. 4.These are quoted rates only, subject to a final quote and agreement. 5. Valid picture ID required with reservation.

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