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Vacation RentalCharleston | Big Chill on the WATERFRONT |Kayak Fish Paddleboard

Vacation RentalCharleston | Big Chill on the WATERFRONT |Kayak Fish Paddleboard


Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
House, 4 BR + 3.5 BTH + SofaBed (Sleeps 8-10) Kayaks & PaddleBoards provided!


- Relax on the Outdoor Southern Style Wrap around Porches, with Ceiling Fans marshland, tidal creeks, and deep water.

- Launch a kayak from the dock in the backyard.

- Enjoy the oversized Master Suite with French Doors opening to private deck

- Soak in the outdoor hot tub

- Over ½ acre of serenity

This fabulous property is unique in the Charleston area. Located in the old Historic Remley's Point neighborhood on the way to the public boat landing, just off Mathis Ferry Road. Walking distance to famous I'on neighborhood.

This neighborhood is laced with marshes, tidal creeks, and deep water, plus sunset views of the Charleston Ravenel Bridge. This is a terrific location - just moments by car over the Ravenel Bridge to the Charleston Downtown Historic District, or the Visitor Center, or to the beaches.

It is rare to find a large rental this close to Historic Downtown, and to the beaches, surrounded by water and with total Water Views plus a dock! This Southern Style house is situated on more than a half acre of a private wooded peninsula which is a virtual 'nature preserve'. You experience marshland, tidal creeks, and deep water, and a dock on property, all a hop from downtown. With grand oaks, rivers and marshes viewed from the porches, decks and windows, you will think you stepped into the historic Charleston past, but with every luxury and amenity of the present.

Traditional updated floor plan. Upscale throughout. Immaculately clean.

This house is made for gathering together……and also for comfortably escaping to a nice bedroom with comfy bedding and soft linens...away from the crowds!


The #1 bedroom: Spacious Master Suite with a Luxury King Bed. French doors open to it's own private outdoor deck, with breathtaking views. Attached private bathroom. Sitting area with a sleep sofa. The flooring is plush carpeting. It is completed with a ceiling fan and HDTV. Upstairs.

Bedroom #2: Main Level of the house. Located off the kitchen. Queen Bed. Large attached private tiled bathroom with a walk-in granite shower. The washer and dryer are tucked into a closet in this bedroom. Ceiling Fan. Hardwood Floors.

Bedroom #3 Queen bed; delightfully decorated. The flooring is plush carpeting. It is completed with a ceiling fan and HDTV. Shares a Luxury Bathroom ~ glassed in rain shower of marble and granite, and a deep traditional soaker tub. Upstairs.

Bedroom #4 : Mahogany twin beds that can be strapped together to form a King Bed if desired. It is completed with a ceiling fan and HDTV. Shares a Luxury Bathroom ~ glassed in rain shower of marble and granite, and a deep traditional soaker tub. Upstairs.


* Bathroom #1 Private for the Master King. Large Shower, large vanity, and toilet. Tiled.

* Bathroom #2 Attached to the downstairs Queen Bedroom. Vanity, shower, and toilet. Tiled.

* Bathroom #3 Upstairs shared with the Queen and the Twins. Glass rain shower, soaker tub, glass, marble and tile.

* Bathroom #4 Powder Room located downstairs in the hallway. Stylish and savvy.

Shared Space:

* Family Room Main Level large room with oversized HDTV, cable, stereo, fireplace, chairs, leather sofas, ceiling fans. Room opens with french doors to wrap around porch.

* Den Main Level located between the great room and kitchen. Has a sleeper sofa.

* Gourmet Kitchen Fully equipped. Center island. Granite Countertops. Gas range. Oven with warmer drawer. Large sub zero built in refrigerator. Dishwasher. Trash compactor. Water filtration. Garbage disposal. Small TV. Coffee pot, toaster oven, all appliances.

* Dining Room Open to the kitchen. Large Walnut table protected by a glass top. Seats 8-10.

* Washer and Dryer Located in a closet in the Queen Bedroom downstairs off the kitchen.

Exterior French doors open out to wrap-around Southern porches that encircle the house. Outdoor ceiling fans keep you cool and keep the bugs away. There are sets of seating all around the porches. Gas grill for your use.

To top it all off….the grounds of the house make this the perfect vacation location. Kayaks are on site. Crab, fish, ( and swim at high tide ) off the backyard dock. Swing in the hammock, or sit under a tree. Luxuriate in the hot tub on the back deck. Yes! … have found paradise.

****** WE HAVE A 2ND RENTAL PROPERTY IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD...just 4 blocks away. The other house rental has a private POOL! See HomeAway for Listing # 3727532 ***

SCAMMER ALERT: We value your protection. We do NOT post on Craigslist. Any Craigslist advertisement is a scam from someone else to steal your money. HomeAway and VRBO have had a few phishing problems. If anyone contacts you asking you to do a wire is not us! We would never ask a client to wire payment. We also are never represented by any (fraudulent ) discounted property management company. Call VRBO immediately if you are contacted by someone who is not us. Thank you!

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

About your hostess, Laurie: Laurie is a retired specialist for international all inclusive resorts and brings professional hospitality flair into the home. Laurie happily lives on the property, in the attached apartment with her husband, George, and they love their downsized life, greeting guests, and traveling the world.

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

About your host, 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.

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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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Vacation RentalCharleston | Big Chill on the WATERFRONT |Kayak Fish Paddleboard
+1 -843.882.7650
Charleston Charleston Area
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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.
Vacation RentalCharleston | Big Chill on the WATERFRONT |Kayak Fish Paddleboard
+1 -843.882.7650
Charleston Charleston Area
Ninety Six

The Perfect House for a Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5
A great house, nicely decorated and well equipped. We loved the beautiful view of the water from the spacious wrap around porch. Our family had a great time relaxing before and after our son's wedding-which just happened to be a couple of minutes away at the Creek Club at I'On in Mt. Pleasant. We enjoyed this comfortable home as it was large enough for us to share a couple of meals prepared in the great kitchen. The owners supplied us with our first breakfast-homemade banana bread, coffee, etc. and even a bottle of wine for dinner. Being on the water was a plus for us as our son could stop by on his boat and take us out for a spin and dinner. Laurie and George were very obliging and helped to make our son and his new wife's wedding just perfect.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Vacation RentalCharleston | Big Chill on the WATERFRONT |Kayak Fish Paddleboard
+1 -843.882.7650
Charleston Charleston Area
New York

The property was just perfect.

  • 5 of 5
The house, property and location fit our needs perfectly. We were a group of 7 and there was plenty of room to be comfortable, cook (island was awesome), watch sports (great TV) and enjoy the grounds. The house was immaculate and fully ready for us at arrival time. The owners, while on site in a separate apartment, were never intrusive in any way, extremely helpful and gave su several excellent recommendations. We absolutely would rent the house again or refer our friends and family to rent the Big Chill waterfront home!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Vacation RentalCharleston | Big Chill on the WATERFRONT |Kayak Fish Paddleboard
+1 -843.882.7650
Charleston Charleston Area
sioux falls sd

Highly recommend The Big Chill!

  • 5 of 5
my group if five adults thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Big Chill. What a beautiful and comfortable home! Located on a qUiet street, we enjoyed sitting on the baeutiful wrap around porch. House was well stocked. Located close to restaurants and grocery stores. Great value. We didn't take the time to use the kayaks but did sit on the dock. Owners live above the garage but we only saw them upon arrival and once when we were leaving. Nice folks.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for enjoying yourselves and for the nice 5 star review. Yes, although we do live on property, and we are not always totally invisible, we strive to give our guests their privacy. We continually make improvements and structural changes to the house and property to ensure all guest comfort and privacy. The rental is kept in tip top condition, and we respond to all suggestions for ways to get better all the time. Thanks for choosing our property for your vacation.
Vacation RentalCharleston | Big Chill on the WATERFRONT |Kayak Fish Paddleboard
+1 -843.882.7650
Charleston Charleston Area

The Big Chill House provided us with a wonderful family vacation.

  • 5 of 5
The photographs of the Big Chill House did not do it justice. It was a beautifully appointed, comfortable and clean home. The owner greeted us upon our arrival and gave us a tour of the house. A binder with all the info we needed about the area, including restaurant recommendations was there for us, including a bottle of wine. The house is located less than 10 minutes from Charleston and that made it very convenient to go back and forth. The town of Mt. Pleasant is also beautiful with wonderful shopping. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house and in fact, we plan on coming back.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This location is one of the best in the Charleston area. Family groups do love the house and we love to rent to them. We will be pleased to have your group return and hope to see you in the future again.
Vacation RentalCharleston | Big Chill on the WATERFRONT |Kayak Fish Paddleboard
+1 -843.882.7650
Charleston Charleston Area

The Big Chill was a wonderful place to bring in New Years 2015

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful home with numerous amenities was the perfect place to visit with friends in a perfect environment. We hardly left the house except for some meals. The owner greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour, answered our questions, and told us the history of the area. We also enjoyed the bottle of wine, and other things to get us started before we headed to the market. A binder that was left on the counter told us everything else we needed to know. Can not describe the home since everything that was in their from furniture to drinking glasses were hand selected by someone who knew how to decorate.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are Truly Honored that your esteemed family chose our rental property for your getaway / gathering. I sure am glad that I didn't know "...who you are" .....-:) ......before you arrived, or I probably would have been a bit flustered. We very much appreciate the wonderful review! Of course, you and your family are welcome back anytime, and I hope that next time you can stay longer.
Thanks for being so down-to-earth, and for staying at The Big Chill...on the Waterfront!


From the Owner

Owners take enormous pride in this large home and surroundings. We ensure that the house is always kept and maintained as a Luxury 5 star 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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : chs at 13 Miles Nearest Ferry : Patriots Point at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Patriots Point at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrack North Charleston at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : sullivans island at 5 Miles 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.


From $495 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Standard 2015
May 16 2015 - Nov 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
Holidays Season 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Feb 11 2016 - Mar 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Bridge Run 2016
Mar 31 2016 - Apr 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Standard 2016
Apr 3 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $200.00 + Tax
  • Protection $89.00 + Tax
  • Cleaning Fee $125.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

1.Required minimum stay may be inaccurate . 2. Payments:To reserve and block your dates requires a $500 deposit. 2nd payment due 75 days prior to arrival. Final payment due 30 before arrival. 3 Small well behaved dogs may be accepted for extra fee. 4.These are quoted rates only, subject to a final quote and agreement. 5. To accommodate wedding guest / groups, no Saturday check ins or check outs.

Cancellation Policy

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Updated: May 22, 2015


From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • house


  • 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
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • 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


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

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

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom attached to Master Suite - toilet, shower, Walk in Shower, Tiled floor. Private to Master.
  • Upstairs Luxury Bathroom shared by Queen and Twin/King BR's - toilet, tub, shower, Gorgeous deep soaker tub and glass and tile shower.
  • Downstairs Large Bathroom Private to Queen BR - toilet, shower, Large Luxurious Walk-in Tiled shower.
  • Downstairs Hallway Powder Room - toilet, Charmingly snazzy Powder Room. Custom.
  • 1. King master suite upstairs has private attached bathroom w/ walkin shower. 2. Wonderful rain shower and pedestal soaking tub in upstairs luxury bathroom shared with the Upstairs Queen and Twins / King Rooms. 3. Downstairs Large tiled bathroom attached and private for the downstairs Queen Bedroom. Walkin shower. 4. Snazzy Powder room in the entryway with custom sink.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master King Suite Upstairs w/ private deck and sitting area - 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, French doors to deck with views. Sofa Bed in sitting area.
  • Queen Bedroom - Upstairs - 1 queen, Shares Hallway Luxury Marbled bathroom w/ Twin/King Bedroom
  • King Bedroom ( or 2 Twin Beds) Upstairs. - 1 king, 2 twin/ single, Twin Beds strapped into King / can be split into Twin Beds
  • Queen Bedroom - Main Level off Kitchen Private Bathroom - 1 queen, Attached Private Bathroom w/ walk in shower.
  • Queen Sofa Beds 1 on main level and 1 in Master Suite - 2 queen, One is in the smaller den - one in King Master Sitting area
  • * King 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 Bathroom.HDTV cable and DVD. * Queen Bedroom – Upstairs. Shares a large Luxury Bathroom with the Twin Room. HDTV cable and DVD. * Twin/King Bedroom – Upstairs. Hardwood floors. HDTV cable and DVD. Can be twins or king. *Queen Bedroom – Downstairs . Small and Cozy. Attached bathroom with shower. * Queen sofabed #1 Downstairs in the open smaller 2nd den. * Queen sofabed #2 Upstairs in the King Master Suite sitting area. Good for kids. * Family Room Downstairs large room with oversized HDTV, cable, stereo, fireplace, chairs, leather sofas, ceiling fans. Room opens with french doors to wrap around porch. * Smaller Den Downstairs in-between the great room and open to kitchen


  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • 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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • Arrival time: 4 PM or later Departure time: 10 AM

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