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Do you allow pets? Can we hold events or parties? This is a place to relax. We ask that there be no events or parties on the boats so the other guests can enjoy their stay.
You charge extra for more than 2 adults, do my kids count? Is the marina safe? You turn into the marina before the guarded gate but it scares off any would-be pests. You'll need to get on the boat which requires a ' step and there are steps on the boat. The deck stairs are steep and you'll need to be sure footed. Yes, you can park your car. You'll find the layout of the boat extremely spacious and comfortable. The bed is a Queen ish size.
Queen with slight modifications to fit the space. I have a non-profit, will you donate a free stay to my gala?
Will you partner with my local company or buy my advertising? Extremely safe and private marina in downtown Charleston.
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There is a train which blocks the road to the marina leading into the port authority but it only comes X per day. Sometimes it can block the roadway for up to 20 minutes but that is infrequent.
Unique experience very convenient to downtown Charleston. Everything is as described in the listing and the checkin emails you receive from Justin answered every question you may have about the boat.
Great attention to detail and clean! Thanks for letting us stay! It's the exact reason AirBnB is awesome. It's such a unique experience. There are a few things to be aware of as long as you keep a sense of adventure they are not going to be problems.
We heard some horns later at night and had to wait twice for about 5 minutes during our stay to cross the street. This is an automated posting. You must have a sense of humor and a lot of patience. We wanted an adventure and this house boat provided one, but was disappointing for us.
All facilities onboard were not "ready for guests", light bulbs out, shower stall pooling and toilet seat wobbling, but were readily fixed by Justin who was very nice and very accommodating.
The "lock" on the inside is a wooden rod that sits in the track of the sliding glass door. Curtains are sheer and don't cover the length of the windows, except in the bedroomso it lacks privacy at night if your hanging around in comfy clothes or sleeping on the daybed.
Difficult to operate, especially in the dark, on your knees, while trying to use a flashlight. Wonderful mornings and afternoons became nothing but aggravation because of the lock situation. It's a fine location with a great view.
It's quiet and cozy but not for everyone. The view of the beautiful bridge was amazing. We should have scheduled more nights. We did not eat out, but brought food in so we would have more time on the boat.
Justin was a wonderful host--he loves what he does, and is full of energy and fun!!
My husband and I stayed with our two young children. Outdoor Activity Walk around South of Broad The area at the edge of the peninsula, South of Broad, is filled with beautiful historic residential homes and gardens. Take a peek behind the gates for a scene of European-designed gardens, go down the small alleyways, and rest under the massive trees at White Point Gardens at the end of your walk, while you look out over the Battery.
The park is a parade of lovely florals. The Hampton Park neighborhood is charming and filled with history as well this is a common theme throughout Charleston. We love gathering with friends and having picnics at this park. This is a great area to walk, run, or bike around, especially during the sunset. If you are looking for a scenic place to play tennis, there are tennis courts open to the public with great views of the lake and surrounding homes.
The early Charlestown residents originally named White Point Garden after the white sand and oyster shells that had been bleached by the sun along the edge of the water. Massive trees provide shade for this public space that is perfect for a picnic. Here, you will find restaurants on the water, boaters coming in and out, and plenty of people paddleboarding, kayaking, and canoeing.
You can either purchase a rental to explore the salt marshes and crab bank island, or go on one of their guided saltwater or blackwater tours. It is so much fun to explore the barrier islands, black river swamps, and rivers Charleston offers. There are a number of boat rentals and charters to choose from downtown, Mt.
Pleasant, and James Island. One charter we like in particular is the Schooner Pride. There is nothing like sailing under the Arthur Ravenel Jr.
You can also take lessons or rent a sailboat from Charleston Sailing School.
Your hotels may offer a sailing package as well, but either way make sure you take advantage of the open water while you are here! This is a wonderful spot to go after you enjoy a day kayaking out on Shem Creek or to watch the sunset before you go out to eat. The view from Pickett Park will take your breath away, as you watch the sunset over the Charleston Harbor and Intracoastal waterway. If you decide to go for sunset, bring bug spray or bug spray wipes my personal preference.
You might as well be in Italy or the Caribbean. In fact, the pastel colors were originally intended to match a Caribbean color scheme. The eye-catching rainbow houses face the Cooper River.
Walk down the cobblestone streets to a dock on the harbor where you can watch the sunrise and take in the views from the peninsula. Bridge has a path to walk or run and bike lane. In fact, every year, Charleston holds the Cooper River Bridge Run, and blocks off the bridge so thousands of runners from around the world can take it on for the race. Enjoy the best views of downtown and the Cooper River.
You can either enter the walking path from the downtown or Mt. After you park off of East Bay Street, the downtown stretch starts with a long walk over the marsh.
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You can either walk the whole bridge, or come back after you reach the top. We usually start on the Mt. You can park your car for free under the bridge at the Mt. At the top of the bridge, it is very windy, so make sure you hold on to your hat and bring an extra layer if you are walking in the early morning.
Also, check out the Mt. Boone Hall is one of the oldest working plantations, still growing and selling strawberries, tomatoes, and a few other crops to this day. The plantation is open to the public year round for tours. Tour the massive property and learn about the Gullah culture and working plantations. There is also a butterfly museum you can enjoy.
There are two fun cultural facts about Boone Hall plantation: To learn more about Boone Hall and the tours offered, visit their website. Arthur Middleton was born here, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. There is an award-winning restaurant on site, as well as a house museum filled with gorgeous antiques.
Here, you will learn about the Lowcountry Rice Plantations.
The plantation has an absolutely breathtaking garden with an array of different flowers. Be sure to check the website to find out what flowers are in bloom during your trip here. Tours Magnolia Plantation Looking for a change of scenery? About a 25 minute drive from downtown is the stunning Magnolia Plantation.
Founded inMagnolia Plantation has a rich history, having been right in the thick of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The Plantation sits along the Ashley River in Charleston and boasts plenty of swamp land, including some in the garden area.
The house-turned-museum will introduce you to the rich foundation of history Charleston streets are rooted in. Any opportunity to expand your historical horizon and catch a break from the Charleston humidity is one you should take. The estate is filled with exquisite antiques and beautiful interior architecture.
Or, you could even do a self guided tour and stop to read the many plaque scattered throughout town. The museum offers guided tours, artist talks, concerts, and lectures throughout the year. This is a wonderful date night idea or a great class to do with friends.
They have tons of scents to choose from and you customize your own candles throughout the whole process. There is a break during the class when you can shop for candles and cards created by local companies. The class is BYOB so grab a bottle of wine before the class to enjoy. Shops Lily Inspired by French culture, Lily is a unique, carefully-curated and styled boutique. You could explore this little shop for hours. Lily holds bespoke French perfume, charming stationery, jewelry, and bath and home provisions.
There are bright and cheery cards, calendars, journals, and prints galore to fill your household and leave you feeling encouraged and organized. Close enough to the water and historic buildings for sightseers and filled with local artisans for shoppers, you will not want to miss this classic destination on your trip.
This is where you will find the famous Lowcountry Sweetgrass baskets and any Charleston souvenir you wish to bring back for friends and family. Thirty minutes outside of Savannah and two hours from Charleston, this treasure cove is a mix of cottages, vacation homes, and thousands of acres of water, marsh, land, and forest. We explored the area by riding our bikes through the forests and along the river on the property. This is a great location to bring family and friends because there is so much to do.
We stayed at the Montage Inn at Palmetto Bluff. To find out more about what we did on our trip check out these blog posts: While we were there we walked down Bull Street and explored the adjacent parks filled with beautiful flowers and scenery. We walked around Chippewa square park and went right to the spot where Forrest Gump told strangers his life story.