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Carolina Elegance Beach House

As a Senior Executive in the food and wine business for thirty years, Karen realized that the two things she missed most were family and a place to stay that felt like home.

Background: Right after graduating with a BS in Biology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, Karen decided to become the first of the four sibling to move away from Charleston.  It seems her career was a lot less about Biology and a lot more about food, wine and travel.  She was quickly on airplanes and in hotels and rental cars and away from family and friends more often than she was home.

Since 2007, after since starting a lot of international travel, with being in the wine business, Karen started staying in Vacation Rentals to have a more comfortable place to stay and to work for extended times and to be able to have her life partner, Mike, and friends meet up for fun and relaxation to tie in work and fun from time to time.  This lifestyle because so important to Karen and she realized that this was the big part of what she had missed the first 20 years of her career – her family and the comforts of home.

Back in 2006 Karen bought her first vacation rental, a small condo in Charleston, SC and she furnished it just like a place that she would want to stay on the road with super comfortable furniture, photos of the three places that she loved the most which are Italy, Napa, CA and Charleston, SC.  She bought the best quality mattresses and lush towels and high quality linens so the bed felt like you were staying in a five star resort.  The kitchen was equipped with whatever you might need to cook for your college student if you were coming for Parent’s weekend at one of the local colleges or you wanted to grill steaks after a guy’s golf game or you wanted nice quality wine glasses for a women’s weekend away.  Karen wanted the place to feel just like home.

Right away the condo received all five star reviews and guests were filling up the weeks so quickly that she bought a second condo in the same development and then a third and after nine years she had made enough profits to roll the money into her big dream of having a vacation rental on the Isle of Palms where big families or groups of families and friends could come together and experience the same type of fun and friendship.  All of that brings us to Carolina Elegance and  the Location on the Isle of Palms, Charleston, South Carolina, USA (downtown Charleston 20 minutes; CHS International Airport 30 miles)

Now let me introduce two extremely important people to this whole story – Stuart and Lisa Hunt

Let me tell you about Stuart and Lisa. Carolina Elegance would never have existed if it were not for Stuart and Lisa.

Stuart is my nephew but he’s a lot more like my younger brother.  I am the youngest of four siblings and his father, my brother, is a lot older than I am so Stuart and I grew up like brother and sister.  When Stuart and Lisa were married we totally became sisters.

Stuart and Lisa Hunt

Lisa and Stuart have managed my vacation rentals from day one and Lisa is the decorator and Stuart is the maintenance guy that can fix almost anything.

They own a cleaning company together and that is why everything is immaculate when you arrive.  If you have any issues while you are in town, please give them a call and they will come over or call you with the answers to the problems.  I could never have done this business without them.  Having a family member take such good care of your business when you live so far away is such a relief.  And when you meet them in person you will love them.  Stuart will make you laugh, no doubt.

Lisa is an amazing cook and if you need a few southern recipes, just ask her for a couple.  They can also tell you their favorite restaurants around town if you have any questions.  Don’t hesitate to give them a call.

 

Accommodations: 3800 square foot house, 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, dual masters and two living areas (sleeps 14), there are three king beds and four queen beds, ocean view from upstairs covered porch and a short walk to the beach.

Carolina Elegance:Carolina Elegance is an incredible space for your vacation, golf buddy trip, work retreat or friend/family reunion. The open floor plan and multiple seating areas and decks off of all sides of the house give everyone a place to sit and read, sip a cocktail, enjoy some peace and quiet or get caught up on a conversation with a friend or loved one. There are comfortable seats inside and out so that you can enjoy yourself at any moment. Take a swim in the private pool before or after you go to the beach.

Cook together in the large gourmet, fully equipped kitchen or grill out on the deck that is right off of the kitchen. Play a board game or watch TV in the upstairs sitting area in front of the fireplace. There is a football and soccer ball and a soccer goal, as well. Enjoy a good book or a movie in the great room on one of the TEN televisions around the house. This house is approximately 4000 square foot, has 6 bedrooms, two living areas, hardwood, tile and carpeted floors, a gas fireplace, and a private pool. There are multiple outdoor decks with comfortable seating areas to satisfy everyone.

Lower level: This level has a gourmet kitchen and open living area and a large 62″ flat screen TV. One of the two master bedrooms is on this level and two queen bedrooms are on this level. The master has its own bathroom and a both other bedrooms have their own bathroom. There is also access to a bathroom in the hallway off of the kitchen that also has access to the deck with the gas grill and kitchen door. A dining area in addition to the kitchen island provides space plenty of space for meals. There is a seating area off of the master bedroom and two other decks on this floor. There are TVs in all bedrooms and living areas.

Upper level: Climb the stairs to the second floor where you will find another large open seating area with a gas fireplace and table to play games or to have a snack. There are three other bedrooms off of the living area and one has two queen beds and a sitting area with a TV that is perfect for the children to hang out in together. The other two bedrooms have king beds. All linens are provided throughout the house.

Beneath the house is a large garage area with a concrete floor perfect for young children and their riding toys!. There is a large sturdy wagon to use for transporting kids and toys to the beach. Beach access is a simple four minute walk from the house. It is easy to rent bicycles and a golf cart ahead of time and have them delivered to Carolina Elegance on the day that you arrive. Pets are permitted with prior permission. Additional Pet Costs: A flat fee of $250 is added to the base rental fee pets allowed by the owner and an additional refundable deposit of $250. No smoking inside the house OR on the decks. Vehicle parking: 5 Rental during the high season is weekly only, Sunday to Sunday from mid-May through mid-August. Shorter stay rentals are available mid-August through mid-May. There is a 3 night minimum during the off season.

Vacation Rental Features: Amenities: air conditioning, pool, Garage, washer, dryer, gas fireplace, off street parking Beds: King beds (3), Queen beds (4) Entertainment: Cable, DVD player, Wii gaming system, Xbox, board games, books, portable CD player, Jacuzzi Tub in Master Bath, Private pool
Kitchen: Full gourmet kitchen, dishwasher, ice maker, microwave, fully equipped with utensils and dishes provided, plastic dishes for children, three pack and plays, two high chairs, two dog beds, dog bowls, bath toys for kids, beach toys and beach wagon, boogie board, football, soccer ball, beach towels
View/Location: Ocean views, beach access is short walk

Outdoor features: Gas BBQ grill, deck/patio, balcony, pool (heated for an extra fee)
Suitability: No smoking in the house or on the decks or porches – deposit will be forfeited!! , kid friendly, dog friendly, minimum age for renters: 25 Communications: WI-Fi (wireless internet)
Activities (on site and nearby): golf, tennis, theme parks, shopping, sightseeing, restaurants, kayaking, sailing, boating, water-skiing, parasailing, jet skiing, shelling, swimming, snorkeling/diving, surfing, windsurfing, biking, wildlife viewing, hiking, fishing, fitness center/gym, heath/beauty spa, basketball court, antiquing, cinemas/movie theaters, live theater, museums, miniature golf, horseback riding
Other activities: Arcade (Blackbeard’s Cove), historic tourist attractions (Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter, USS Yorktown, Historic Downtown Charleston, the Citadel

Popular Events On Isle of Palms

Lowcountry Blues Bash
Join us in February for a weekend filled with live Blues Music on Isle of Palms. The Lowcountry Blues Bash is a annual event held at various venues throughout the Charleston metro area.
Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Contest
Every June Isle of Palms is host to the Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Contest.
Isle of Palms 5k Beach Run
Held in July, all runners are welcome to participate in our annual 5k beach run.
4th of July Celebration
Join us for our annual 4th of July fireworks celebration on the Isle of Palms.
Connect Run/Walk
The Isle of Palms connector run/walk event is held every October.
Annual Tree Lighting
Each December enjoy the Tree Lighting, Jump Castles, Face Painting, Santa Claus and more!

Charleston Weather

Charleston South Carolina Weather

 

Charleston Average Monthly Temperatures & Climate

 Month Avg High Avg Low Precipitation
 January 58 F 38 F 3.5 inches
 February 61 F 40 F 3.3 inches
 March 69 F 47 F 4.3 inches
 April 76 F 54 F 2.7 inches
 May 85 F 63 F 4.0 inches
 June 88 F 69 F 6.4 inches
 July 90 F 73 F 6.8 inches
 August 89 F 72 F 7.2 inches
 September 85 F 68 F 4.7 inches
 October 77 F 56 F 2.9 inches
 November 69 F 47 F 2.5 inches
 December 62 F 41 F 3.1 inches

Charleston Average Sunrise & Sunset Times

 Month   Sunrise   Sunset 
 January 7:22 5:36
 February 7:03 6:05
 March 7:30 7:28
 April 6:50 7:50
 May 6:21 8:12
 June 6:11 8:30
 July 6:22 8:29
 August 6:43 8:05
 September 7:03 7:27
 October 7:23 6:47
 November 6:49 5:19
 December 7:14 5:15

Things you might want to know about the island

Baby Gear

Baby’s Away: 800-762-7050

Bike Rental and Beach Gear

Carolina Bike and Beach: 843-747-2453
Isle of Palms Beach Chair Co: 843-670-1009
Salt and Sand Beach Gear: 843-364-2165
Beach and Games To Go: 843-304-1270

Boat Rental and Watersports:

Aqua Safaris: 800-524-3444 843-886-8133
Isle of Palms Marina: 843-886-0209
Nature Adventures: 843-568-3222
Tidal Wave Watersports: 843-886-8456

Shopping

Mount Pleasant Town Centre

Fishing Charters

Aqua Adventure Charters: 843-860-1664
Capt. Ben Floyd Fishing Charter: 843-670-3123

Golf Cart Rentals

Lightning Bugz: 843-609-8776

Golf Courses

Dunes West Golf Club: 843-856-9000
Patriot’s Point Links: 843-881-0042
River Towne Country Club: 843-849-2400

Grocery Delivery

Groceries Ahead: 843-216-7630

Grocery Stores:

Harris Teeter 1513 Palm Blvd Isle of Palms, SC 29351
Harris Teeter 2195 Tea Planter Ln. Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Publix Supermarket 1125 Park West Blvd. Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Personal Chef

Ted’s Dockside: 843-886-5606

Spa

Beach House Spa: 843-886-8893

Tours and Attractions

Barrier Island Eco Tours: 843-886-5000
Bull Dog Tours: 843-722-8687
South Carolina Aquarium: 843-720-1990

Churches:

First United Methodist Church
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
Sunrise Presbyterian Church on Sullivan’s Island

OUR PAST VACATION RENTAL CONDO REVIEWS – WE SOLD THESE TO BUY CAROLINA ELEGANCE BEACH HOUSE

What a fabulous location for our corporate meeting What a fabulous location for our corporate meeting

What a fabulous place for our corporate team building meeting. Carolina Elegance is an understatement. Beautifully appointed rooms, GREAT kitchen, and a short stroll to the beach. Beautiful new pool was the cherry on the top. The house has a great flow to it. Minutes to downtown historical Charleston, but yet far enough away that you know you’re at the beach. Can’t wait to go back to Carolina Elegance ! S Klein

Lovely and comfortable property with responsive owner and local help Lovely and comfortable property with responsive owner and local help

This is a beautiful home that was just perfect for our extended family of 9 and a toddler to celebrate my 60th birthday together. The second floor sitting porch was perfectly delightful and it was a pleasure to cook in the well-provisioned, well laid out kitchen. The beach is a hop, skip, and jump away and there is a great beach wagon complete with beach toys for my granddaughter’s first experience with the ocean. There was plenty of group and private space for our varying age/interests group to be together or apart – leading to a quite harmonious experience for all! The pool was not yet finished during our stay and I am sure it will make the property even more enchanting.

Beautiful large home great for group stays!! Beautiful large home great for group stays!!

I stayed with a group at Carolina Elegance from 4/18/17-4/24/17. What an amazing rental! The owner just put in an in ground pool which was beautiful and refreshing!! There was even a volleyball net and volleyball provided for us. Overall, the house was inviting, comfortable, and well stocked with amenities! We all had more than enough towels, toilet paper, and shower necessities for our visit. The washer and dryer in the home was an added bonus. Our group spent the majority of our inside time at the wrap around granite kitchen counter. Perfect gathering place for everyone! The rest of the house provide plenty of space and privacy- just in case you needed to steal a moment away for yourself or relax and enjoy a different view or the amazing smell of jasmine from one of the many decks. I was initially worried about being on an island and secluded, but realized that the grocery store was literally down the street, and the beach was only 3 minutes away by golf cart. Would absolutely stay here again with friends or family, and we are so glad that we chose Carolina Elegance for our relaxing April getaway!!

All that that the owner described and more! All that that the owner described and more!

After a long day of traveling, I arrived at Carolina Elegance tense and frazzled. I immediately poured myself a glass of wine and went to sit by the pool and instantly felt so peaceful at this home. The sport pool design with the volleyball net, pool lights of varying colors and seating in the yard was a perfect place to relax outside. The owner also had pool toys on hand for those traveling with children. As I explored the home, all of the bedrooms were so inviting, it was hard to choose the perfect one for my stay. All of the décor was impeccable and the sheets and beds were a dream. Some had great views, some had balconies and plenty of rooms with their own bathrooms. A large room upstairs with two queen beds was perfect for traveling with children and it had it’s own media room with all of the latest gaming systems. As a mother of two boys to keep busy it was perfect! The rest of the house has several spaces to enjoy family and friends for relaxing as a group or having a meal together. There are nooks and balconies on each level so everyone can be together or break off for those perfect down time moments. As we settled in it was clear that the owner knows exactly what to provide to make the experience perfect. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the essentials you would ever need to cook a meal or entertain a group. It was better stocked than my own kitchen at home. The charging docks for all of your electronics was a great touch and made recharging convenient for everyone. There were TV’s in most rooms with access to all the movies channels and stations you would need to unwind after a long day exploring the island. The house is close to great restaurants (you must visit Acme Lowcountry Kitchen and Coda del Pesce) and beach access but also only 15 minutes from Charleston. We were able to get the best of both experiences. This rental was by far one of the best I have ever stayed in with regards to charm, comfort and amenities. I would definitely recommend this rental to friends and family.

Michael Michael

Michael L. said…
Dec 5, 2016
This is THE Place to Stay in Charleston!
109 Carolina Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451, United States
Date of Stay
Aug 15, 2016
Prior to this trip, my wife, family and friends had all been to Charleston and we’d stayed in both hotels and vacation rentals; none of those accommodations came close to match our time at Carolina Elegance. For this trip, we had eleven adults and three children and none of us got in each other’s way with the five living areas. The kids were easily entertained with large screen televisions in most every room, plus they spent hours playing video games in the game room when we could get them out of the pool. All three children stayed together in the one bedroom that had two queen sized beds and they fell asleep exhausted most every night. After the kids went to bed, we adults had our “quiet time,” sitting in the comfy gliders and chairs on the decks, drinks in hand, listening to the sound of the surf, which was a 3-minute walk from the house. The huge kitchen was very well stocked with all the pots, pans, utensils and dishes we could use. One night, we even grilled on the BBQ that’s on one of the decks. The whole house was well-decorated. Each bedroom was large, and the beds were super comfortable with very soft linens. They all had either a private bath or close access to a jack and jill bath. The house was spotless and well-maintained by Stuart and Lisa, who went out of their way to be helpful, recommending restaurants and events that were going on nearby. We give the entire experience an A+++ for excellence. We’ll be back to this beach house again next year too.

Sharon Burchfield Sharon Burchfield

Sharon Burchfield said…
Dec 9, 2016
Very Impressive
109 Carolina Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451, United States
Date of Stay
Aug 31, 2016
We really enjoyed your Carolina Elegance beach house and the name because it certainly fits the house. When we checked in on September 1st t we were blown away with every detail. It was very comfortable and in a great location. We went on several walks around the quaint neighborhood. The people were very friendly. When we entered the house we noticed how clean everything was and we immediately felt at ease. It was great to have a washer and dryer. The beds were all comfortable and the linens were all top quality. We were surprised at how spacious the rooms were on both floors. Since we had so many people and kids it was terrific that everyone had a different place to hang out and do their thing. After sightseeing all day it was nice to relax and watch TV on one of the many, I believe there were 10 or more in the house. The huge gourmet kitchen was well stocked for our needs. We all enjoyed sitting on the back deck and relaxing. Several restaurants recommended by Karen that we enjoyed were Melvin’s BBQ, The Boat House, Home Team, Daniel Island Grille, and Early Bird Diner. Carolina Elegance was in a good location to venture out. An extra plus was that we got to meet Stuart (the caretaker). Thanks for the great wine!

Maryann Maryann

Maryann said…
Nov 23, 2016
Amazing time and a super time of year
109 Carolina Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451, United States
Date of Stay
Oct 6, 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this beach house. It seems a lot of thought was put into every detail. The bedding was extremely comfortable and made it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Each afternoon we parked ourselves on one of the many decks and watched the sunset with a glass of wine. The walk to the beach was short and we saw dolphins playing around almost every day. We loved being able to walk to The Boat House to have lunch or dinner and cocktails because it made for an easy outing with no drinking and driving. We will recommend to friends and will certainly be back.

Karen Miscisocia Karen Miscisocia

Karen Miscisocia said…
Super nice house at Isle of Palms conveniently located to shops and restaurants.
109 Carolina Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451, United States
Date of Stay
Nov 22, 2016
Our family vacation at Isle of Palms was amazing. This house is fantastic and includes everything you need for an enjoyable stay. As this was Thanksgiving week, we did a lot of cooking and really appreciated how well appointed the kitchen was. With two living spaces and 6 bedrooms, there was plenty of room and privacy for everyone. We all loved the upstairs porch and spent a lot of time talking, reading, and relaxing out there… a perfect place for morning coffee and even better watching the sun set with a glass of wine. The beds were comfortable and the house was super clean. Thanks so much for a great stay, we had a great time and hope to return soon.

Jerry Moore Jerry Moore

Jerry Moore said…
Carolina Elegance brought our family together again
109 Carolina Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451, United States
Date of Stay
Nov 28, 2016
We wish we could give TEN stars! We basically had a mini family reunion and the group hadn’t been together in many years. We all arrived about the same time and several of us mentioned at the same time that there was a peacefulness as we walked into the house. The little cousins basically were strangers to each other but all five of them ran up the stairs at once to check things out and they were so loud and then we heard nothing for a few minutes and all of a sudden we heard laughter and happiness. When we went upstairs to check on them we found the three boys huddled together in the video room playing games and getting acquainted quickly. The girls had gotten pillows off of the bed and they were lying on the super soft rug (their words) watching the movie HOME. They are 6 and 8 and became best friends over the time at the beach. While we were upstairs we checked out the rooms and two couples picked out the two king bedrooms because the young boys had already decided they would be staying in the big bedroom off of the video room with two queen beds. My husband was settled upstairs in the recliner watching the big TV and a football game and asked me if I would bring him a beer. I felt like we were at home and we had only been in the house less than 45 minutes. My sister had walked out on the covered porch off of the living area upstairs to take a phone call and the next thing I saw was her sitting in one of the gliders outside sound asleep listening to the sound of the waves hitting the shore. We went downstairs and the house manager, Stuart, was showing Grandpa to use the fancy remote with every possible sports channel on the 62″ TV and he had his feet up in the recliner and he already had found a beer and had given one to Stuart, as well. He quickly claimed the recliner for the entire visit. Let me add that he was dead set AGAINST coming to this vacation and he ended up having the best time and told stories to the kids every night and it was one of the many highlights of the trip. The ladies started unloading the groceries in the huge gourmet kitchen and we were blown away that there were candles out and Karen had left us a bottle of her wine and we poured a glass and went outside on the deck and rocked and got caught up and reconnected like we hadn’t done in years. I looked over and my Mother had tears coming down her face and she said that she was so happy to see her whole family together! What a wonderful trip.

Anonymous

Anonymous said…
Apr 30, 2013
Nice Charleston Getaway
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Apr 26, 2013
Helpful votes: 0/0

We really enjoyed this Charleston getaway. I met two old friends for a weekend retreat. This three-bedroom condo provided the perfect spot to relax and chat. The spacious living room and kitchen was great. We hooked up our friend’s laptop to the wall mounted TV which allowed us to share photos, music as well as play tunes from Pandora. Made use of the included Netflix acct to watch a comedy for downtime. Condo is new construction and in excellent condition. It’s part of a small subdivision and is an end unit. Had a quiet neighborhood feel and gave us the perfect home-away-from-home atmosphere. Shopping and restaurants about ten min drive on Daniel’s Is. Downtown Charleston is about a 15min drive away. Karen, was quick to respond to emails and very helpful through our stay. Kudo’s to her hospitality and awesome suggestions on where to eat. All in all – very nice

Colleen B.

Colleen B. said…
Jun 24, 2013
Perfect family vacation condo
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Jun 18, 2013
Helpful votes: 0/0

After a exhausting red-eye flight from Seattle followed by a two-hour drive from Savannah we were thrilled to be able to check in early. There was a bottle of wine waiting for us and Stuart was extremely helpful with his advice on places to visit and where to eat. The condo is spotless, beautifully decorated and well equipped for our family of five. It’s obvious that the owners take a lot of pride in keeping the condo well-maintained. Having never been to Charleston I wasn’t sure how convenient this location would be for the activities we wanted to do. After getting our bearings we found that everything on our list was within 15-20 minutes or closer. The kids loved that the condo is located right across the parking lot from the swimming pool which is also super clean and well-maintained. When we come back to Charleston we will definitely stay here again.

Anonymous

Anonymous said…
Jun 30, 2013
Lovely property!
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Jun 25, 2013
Helpful votes: 1/0

You feel as if you are the first family to rent this property. Immaculate inside and out. Easy to find, and very quiet. High quality interior from linens to silverware. Owner was a delight to work with – and returned e-mails almost as fast as they were written. I think that renters would appreciate an information folder that includes location of nearest grocery store, drug store, hospital, maps of Daniel Island, downtown Charleston, location of and directions on use of the pool key, WIFI connection, garbage pickup day, etc. The linens are high quality, but a family of 5 uses more than 6 towels. Knowing that there is a washer/dryer available helps…if you have detergent. Extra blankets and pillows were a cut above the usual. A television in one of the upstairs bedrooms would also be nice. The perfect place for a girl’s weekend!

Anonymous

Anonymous said…
Jul 1, 2013
Beautiful home, great location!
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Jun 25, 2013
Helpful votes: 3/0

Overall this is a wonderful place for families, couples or the girls weekend away. The house was clean, well decorated, great location. We all would recommend this house to others. The ONLY problem was there was no written info anywhere, so we spent the first hour trying to find the Wi-Fi code and password and the next few minutes trying to locate the pool key!!! It would have been very helpful to have a folder with this info written down as well as when garbage needed to be put out or at least pick up day, directions to some local eatery’s would have been helpful with their menus included. How about local hospitals with numbers???? If you rent this unit and have more than 3 guest bring your towels as they only provide 6. (We were a group of 5 so we had to do a lot of towel washing) OVERALL, we had a great time with drinks by the pool. The back porch with its rocking chairs was a favorite place to sit and read. The beds were wonderful and we had lots of room to sit and talk for hours. Downtown Charleston was nice and quite close by. We had a great dinner at Poogans Porch and a true Southern lunch with mimosa on the veranda right next to the Market!!! We all agree that we would recommend this property to our family and friends.

Jennifer S

Jennifer S. said…
Aug 1, 2013
AWESOME!!!
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Jul 17, 2013
Helpful votes: 1/0

We were very pleased the minute we pulled up to curb and my 4 children were saddened to leave when vacation time was over. This home was decorated beautifully and had everything you would need from kitchen utensils to linens to give you such a worry free vacation. Our children loved the pool across the street close enough to look out of the window and view them swimming. At night there was a patio to just sit and relax on the rocking chairs and think on the day’s activities. The location was great and minutes from the beach and shopping. The neighborhood is quiet and so serene. We would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a great place to make awesome memories. Karen and Stuart were awesome with their customer service. My family and I thank you for providing such a perfect place!

Janet F.

Janet F. said…
Oct 23, 2013
Outstanding condo
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Oct 17, 2013
Helpful votes: 2/0

Where to begin? Everything about this condo was lovely. The location, the owners, the home itself. Everything was in top repair, spotless and current. We were delighted with it all. The description of the home was entirely accurate but it was even in person. We were in Charleston for the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival. The stadium was 2 miles away. We also spent time downtown and in Mt Pleasant, both of which were an easy drive. We arrived by plane and the airport was only about 15 minutes. We were with our adult children and they loved it too. We highly recommend 519 Tayrn!

David C

David C. said…
May 25, 2014
Clean and modern
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Feb 28, 2014
Helpful votes: 3/0

Karen was a delight to work with – gracious and accommodating – her property reflects her personality. This is an upscale, comfortable 3 BR unit with nice sized rooms all around. Kitchen contains an island and 2 seats along with 4 seats at dining table and powder room convenient to kitchen. Living room – large flat panel TV/entertainment center-roomy. Master BR on ground floor was comfortable and convenient with an on-suite plus large sized washer/dryer in enclosed closet. 2 bedrooms on 2nd floor are equipped with queen beds – ceiling fans and A/C helped circulate the air and keep it nice and cool throughout the house. 2 parking spots right outside the front door gave us and our visitors all the space needed. The pool area is about 200 yards away and well managed and clean. Charleston is a 20 minute drive (thru Mt Pleasant) and a real treat for my wife and I. Walking on King Street, visiting the homes ‘south of Broad’, dining and jazz at Sermetz (on King)- couldn’t get enough of sights and history. Water taxi, harbor tours, Ft Sumter. Yorktown Battleship and Medal of Honor Museum – a must see plus College of Charleston, Mellow Mushroom for funky pizza, long walks on the Cooper River and then over on the beach at Isle of Palms, and then up to Middleton Place up the Ashley River for a trip back in time and review of history from the plantation owner’s perspective. Discovering Charleston was our goal and we explored every nook and cranny – and loved it. Our favorite restaurant on Daniel Island was Sermetz (yes – the same owners as King St dining/jazz). Karen’s house gave us a jumping off place to explore Daniel Island, Mt Pleasant, Summerville, Isle of Palms and Folly Island and of course lovely, historic Charleston

Natalie C.

Natalie C. said…
May 22, 2014
Comfort and style.
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
May 6, 2014
Helpful votes: 2/0

The property was great, the beds and the big sofa were very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay. Very clean and well-furnished and a huge TV on the wall in the lounge. You need a car for your stay so you can travel into Charleston from the island. All in all a perfect home from home.

Emma R.

Emma R. said…
Jun 22, 2014
Great condo
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Jun 8, 2014
Helpful votes: 3/0

We had a great time in this condo. It had 3 great size bedrooms and plenty of living space for our party of 4. Everything you need is in the condo and there is a lovely little porch at the back. The shared pool is just seconds away and is a great place to relax. If you want to get out and about the Charleston area then this is a great location as it’s within 20/30 minutes of the city, beaches and the outlet shopping. If you don’t want to travel far Daniel Island is only 5 miles away and has a number of restaurants and a supermarket. We really enjoyed our stay.

Karen W.

Karen W. said…
Oct 16, 2014
Very comfortable rental
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Oct 9, 2014
Helpful votes: 1/0

Clean and spacious in a great location.

Michael L.

Michael L. said…
Mar 22, 2015
Beautiful, Comfortable & Convenient!
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Feb 16, 2015
Helpful votes: 2/0

This unit was very comfortable for all of us. Loved having the master suite on the first floor and the detail to attention with the plantation shutters, the big TVs in all the bedrooms, etc. We all agreed that this property deserves 10 + stars!

Anonymous

Anonymous said…
Mar 19, 2015
Accommodations and Location are outstanding!
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Mar 9, 2015
Helpful votes: 1/0

We couldn’t have been more pleased with our stay in Karen’s condo. The furnishings, appliances and condition of the condo are absolutely top notch, and Karen and here caretaker (Stuart) made certain that we were well informed and cared for. We two couples spent 8 days in the Charleston and surrounding area and our strong belief is that the location of this condo was the best. Access to all areas was easy and only 10 minutes from the airport. Great eating establishments are only minutes away? We will be going back to Karen’s condo and will be certain to share this opportunity with others. Just to share some of our favorite nuggets we found; nearby eating: Daniel Island Grill, Orlando’s Pizza, and The Islander Restaurant. Misc: Cypress Gardens – what a hidden gem! You will spend most of the day up there. Just fantastic!!! And all for $8 for the day. Don’t skip paddling your own boat through the swamp, and bring a picnic lunch. Kiawah Island is a treat to see some really upscale homes, walk the beach and see some beautiful sights from the Ocean golf course.

Anonymous

Anonymous said…
Aug 16, 2015
It’s the Little Things
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Jul 27, 2015
Helpful votes: 1/0

It’s the little things that really draw attention to this home that were well thought out for a very comfortable stay. All beds were oh so comfortable, with large flat screen televisions in all bedrooms and family seating area. The decor was really perfect, with details thought of, giving the home a warm, welcoming feel. Cleanliness was apparent, in all rooms, and all bathrooms. This rental also had wonderful insulation, so we never even heard the neighbors. We spent a whole day shopping in Charleston, and the rest of the time was spent on Daniel Island, and then a brief stop to Sullivan’s Island to see the beautiful beach there.

Laura S.

Laura S. said…
May 2, 2016
Very relaxing, nice location for small dog
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Jan 14, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0

We really enjoyed our stay and the property owners were very responsive and helpful. We ended up arriving a day early and were able to get a hold of Stuart immediately and able to check in early. He came to the home and ensured everything was ok and helped with the lock. Our small dog enjoyed the stay and proximity to a small dog area. It was perfect.

Angela

Angela said…
Mar 23, 2016
Lovely home away from home.
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Mar 15, 2016
Helpful votes: 1/0

The owners, Karen and Stuart, have thought of everything to make your stay the best it can be. I am a detail person so I appreciate the big and little things that make a rental more like, and in some ways, better than home. Extras like the high quality sheets on the comfy king size bed to the fully stocked kitchen to the art work on the walls, to the walk out sliding door leading to a quiet area with rocking chairs. Even the neighbors are friendly. We travel with our dogs and will not board them. They are like our children now that we are empty nesters. Having a dog friendly rental is important as well as having a beautiful and comfortable place for my husband and I. This condo fits the bill. The location was perfect for travel to our daughter’s wedding at Magnolia Plantation as well as to their town home in Mt Pleasant. I did cook breakfasts for the family during our stay. The only thing I would add is one more nonstick pan to the cookware collection. This clean, beautiful, comfortable home complete with all the amenities is a gem. We love the Charleston area so much we looked at real estate during our stay.

Ken H.

Ken H. said…
Apr 7, 2016
Relaxing and comfortable
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Mar 29, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0

We really enjoyed your condo. It was very comfortable and in a great location. We went on several walks around the quaint neighborhood. The people were very friendly. When we entered the condo we noticed how clean everything was and we immediately felt at ease. It was great to have a washer and dryer. The beds were all comfortable and the rooms were spacious. After sightseeing all day it was nice to relax and watch tv. The kitchen was well stocked for our needs. We all enjoyed sitting on the back deck and relaxing. Several restaurants recommended by Karen that we enjoyed were Melvin’s BBQ, Daniel Island Grille, and Early Bird Diner. The condo was in a good location to venture out. An extra plus was that we got to meet Stuart (the caretaker). Thanks for the great wine!

Thom D.

Thom D. said…
Apr 24, 2016
Very nice!
519 Tayrn Dr, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Apr 5, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0

The condo was great for our group. Very clean with a lot of amenities! Very comfy for entertaining as well. The owner and Stuart were wonderful.

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Patti Metz C said…
Nov 2016…
Super nice house at Isle of Palms conveniently located to shops and restaurants.

109 Carolina Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451, United States
Our family vacation at Isle of Palms was amazing. This house is fantastic and includes everything you need for an enjoyable stay. As this was Thanksgiving week, we did a lot of cooking and really appreciated how well appointed the kitchen was. With two living spaces and 6 bedrooms, there was plenty of room and privacy for everyone. We all loved the upstairs porch and spent a lot of time talking, reading, and relaxing out there… a perfect place for morning coffee and even better watching the sun set with a glass of wine. The beds were comfortable and the house was super clean. Thanks so much for a great stay, we had a great time and hope to return soon.
Laura R.

Laura R. said…
Apr 7, 2015
Beautiful Condo
332 Kelsey Blvd, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Mar 31, 2015
Helpful votes: 0/0

Our stay was perfect. The condo was lovely and very comfortable!! It was an ideal size and location for our family – easy access to the beach and downtown Charleston. Karen was great to work with. She was readily available to answers. We had no problems at all with our stay. We would definitely return and are planning future trips soon. The wine and snack was wonderful surprise! Thank you so much!

Ryan R.

Ryan R. said…
Apr 20, 2015
Perfect for a family stay!
332 Kelsey Blvd, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Apr 6, 2015
Helpful votes: 0/0

This condo was lovely and worked out perfectly for our family. We were just down the road from our friends which was the best! This unit also seemed to have everything we needed or might want. Perfectly clean and very well appointed! The pool also looked nice but we didn’t have a chance to use it—maybe next time! Thank you!

clarence r.

clarence r. said…
Apr 19, 2015
A great place to stay!
332 Kelsey Blvd, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Apr 10, 2015
Helpful votes: 0/0

This was a newly renovated town home that was very comfortable and well equipped. It was about 15 minutes from downtown Charleston and gave us easy access to everything we wanted to see. The owner was thoughtful, attentive, and accommodating we had a wonderful time in Charleston and would definitely stay here again!

Michael L.

Michael L. said…
Nov 1, 2015
Fantastic Condo
332 Kelsey Blvd, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Sep 27, 2015
Helpful votes: 0/0

We had a great time staying at this condo while visiting Charleston and highly recommend this vacation rental. First, it was a quick and easy drive from the airport. It’s also centrally located, so it was easy for us to get to downtown Charleston, the shore and golf. The owners had a bottle of wine waiting for us too. Nice touch. The condo itself is beautifully decorated with attention to detail everywhere. The beds were super comfortable and the condo was super clean. The owners also listed their favorite restaurants and we enjoyed their recommendations. We’ll be back here again!

Thanne M.

Thanne M. said…
Nov 30, 2015
Beautiful, elegant yet comfortable condo!
332 Kelsey Blvd, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Nov 22, 2015
Helpful votes: 1/0

This condo was the perfect setting for our family of 6 to relax and explore the Charleston area. It is located centrally to the airport, historic Charleston, Mt Pleasant and the coast. We were able to access all these with a short and easy drive during our stay. The condo itself is perfectly appointed yet functional and comfortable. The attention to detail in terms of linens, furnishings, and space made us feel as if we were in a very nice hotel or resort. The owner could not have been more responsive and caring in our communication. In our case it was a last minute booking and the owner did everything to accommodate our situation. We appreciated the quiet, serene setting. We fell in love with Charleston and will be back and will definitely stay here if it is not already booked!

Cynthia R.

Cynthia R. said…
Jan 2, 2016
Interior exceeded expectations
332 Kelsey Blvd, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Dec 23, 2015
Helpful votes: 0/0

This condo accommodated 4 adults better than expected. While compact, it was comfortable and beautifully decorated. The condo was well-stocked with kitchen supplies and other essentials, as well as some extra little surprises. It was also clean; and, we felt “right at home.” The owners were communicative when we had questions and booking was very easy. Highly recommended! We would stay again.

Emilie P.

Emilie P. said…
Apr 11, 2016
Easter Stay on Daniel Island
332 Kelsey Blvd, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Mar 25, 2016
Helpful votes: 1/0

Tastefully decorated with room to spare for my family of 5 humans and 2 little dogs. The owners were communicative to most of the email I sent and pleasant to work with. The space had everything for an extended stay in a quiet community that was also very friendly. The dining room ceiling fan was out…but otherwise in absolutely perfect condition. Thanks for the stay…thanks for the memories! Highly recommended. 🙂

Joel

Joel G. said…
Apr 21, 2016
Comfortable condo, convenient to everything
332 Kelsey Blvd, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Apr 14, 2016
Helpful votes: 0/0

What a great spot! Karen’s condo is immaculate and very nicely decorated. Everyone in our group kept talking about how comfortable the beds were, and how peaceful and quiet it was the whole time we were there. I highly recommend this rental for anyone looking for a comfortable place to rest and relax after dark s of taking in the Charleston area. Stuart contacted me within an hour of our arrival to make sure everything was satisfactory. Staying here definitely enhanced our weekend trip. I will be calling on them the next time we make a trip down.

Linda K.

Linda K. said…
Apr 29, 2016
Beautiful home!
332 Kelsey Blvd, Charleston, SC, 29492, United States
Date of Stay
Apr 19, 2016
Helpful votes: 2/0

Wonderful home, clean, well appointed, and very comfortable. Bedrooms and bathrooms were great, sheets, towels, shampoo, conditioner and hand soap was provided; kitchen was well stocked, dishwasher and washing machine soaps were provided, a great bottle of wine was enjoyed, and my OCD daughter was very pleased to see the beds had dust mite protectors on the mattresses! Close to main roads and we were provided with several ideas for dining out and places to see. Just a great place to stay! We hope to return to Charleston, SC and stay at the same home.

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