House, 2 Bedrooms,(queen, twins), 2 Baths, 2 porches, living rm, lg. kitchen.
- English, some French.
About Linda Shelbourne
Peter and Linda have lived in the large, elegant, mansion on the 2 acre historic estate built by Magnolia Plantation owners in 1863, for 35 years. They created 'LINWOOD', Historic Home and Gardens, as an award winning B&B. They remain avid gardeners and eager hosts, helping guests who are renting their accommodations to enjoy the fascinating history and beautiful aspects of the South Carolina LowCountry. They are happy to provide maps, discounts into the near-by plantation, tour information or help in any way. For photos of them, see their LINWOOD website.
Linda Shelbourne purchased this House in 1979
Why Linda Shelbourne chose Summerville
This charming and comfortable cottage is surrounded by the award winning gardens of the historic estate. Just 4 blocks WALK to quintessential southern, Summerville's unique shops and great restaurants. 15 minutes drive to famous plantations, 30 minutes historic Charleston, 45 to the beaches, 10 for golf. Consider a kayak tour, birding, sailing and much more available in this great location, just 14 miles from Charleston International Airport.
What makes this House unique
Aside from comfortably sleeping 4 guests, this charming cottage has 2 bathrooms, a large, eat-in, and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, granite counters, washer/dryer, two screened in porches on either side of the living room, garden views, private garden and a short hop to the large swimming pool for residents. Wifi, off street parking, grill and many more great amenities are included in the reasonable rate. For many more photos please view their LINWOOD website.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 4
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Our stay with Linda and Peter was everything we could have hoped for! The property is so beautiful and they are the perfect host and hostess! True southern hospitality!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay. It is important to us to meet the expectations of our guests so we appreciate the positive feedback very much.
Linda, Peter and Enola.
Pretty, but needs lots of repairs
In our opinion: The home was missing a minimum of two smoke detectors. The house needs a thorough cleaning before each renting., ie. pots and pans were greasy, window blinds in bedroom had so much cobwebs, it appeared not to have been cleaned in a long time. Cobwebs also in other parts of the home. The guest bathroom looked un pleasant , ie, caulking done around the bathtub needs to be removed and reapplied by a professional. Some baseboards needs replacing, others cleaned, painted and new caulking applied by a professional. The shower curtain had a lot of mold. We washed it two times in 3 weeks but mold did not come out. It needs replacing. My wife would not use the guest bathroom. We sanitized all usable areas of the kitchen.
We very much regret that this couple was dissatisfied with the condition of the Guest House, one of three cottages on the historic Linwood estate. It has been our desire to provide safe, clean and comfortable accommodation at an affordable rate for all our guests for more than 23 years.
These guests booked the house for four weeks. They did not arrive until after their lovely daughter and son-in-law had stayed in the house for most of the first week. Had they requested housekeeping between the two stays we would have been happy to arrange it. The younger couple were delighted with the accommodation and a pleasure to have stay.
VRBO asks owners to rate the guests after their stay. In 23 years of doing B&B and rentals
we have consistently rated every guest with five stars. For many reasons that we will not mention in this response, this is the first time we have had to give a poor rating.
Treasured southern cottage
Our family of five with two small children just vacationed at lovely Linwood Inn and gardens in Summerville, approximately a half hour from Charleston, SC. We stayed in the historic 1920's cottage and had lovely amenities, swimming in the large in-ground pool for residents, which is surrounded by award-winning Victorian gardens, playing in the fenced-in playground across the street, walking 4 blocks to nearby town for meals, or bringing ready-made meals to the cottage kitchen. The distinctly southern gardens of the 2-acre estate include a courtyard and formal gardens near the main house, making the cottage serene and quiet sparing the water fountains and trickling coy pond. Our spacious rooms in the cottage were very clean with attractive decor and extremely comfortable beds, complete with all fresh linens and towels. The guest house itself has two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a screened-in porch and screened-in patio, as well as a living room with a fire place. Ceiling fans throughout helped to add a breezy atmosphere for the kids as they played board games and enjoyed each others' company inside the cottage. Linda's literature collection is perfect reading for relaxing on a getaway. We will all treasure Linda and Peter's most gracious hospitality and our very special time staying at a "home away from home" in the Lowcountry.
Incidentally, CBS's Sunday morning show aired on July 12, 2015 a television segment, called "Sweet Tea," filmed right on Linwood Inn's wide wrap-around porch which is, albeit, thirst-inducing! Showcasing the town of Summerville and offering a televised interview on the property's estate from a pair of rocking chairs, it's yet another testament to the Shelbournes' always pleasant and accommodating ways.
Beautiful home away from home!
My family and I stayed here last summer we loved it so much we are going back in August of this year as well ! We love the property ! You feel very welcome . It was very clean and comfortable . We highly recommend it to our friends and family .
Perfect for family getaway
We stayed in a different cottage but the accommodations were exceptional. Perfect for my family with two toddlers. Across street from a park, pool and endless gardens to explore. We will be back and highly recommend.
Meander through the Award Winning gardens on site, or enjoy a private 'History and Horticulture Tour' of the historic property. Cool off in our large, in-ground swimming pool. Grill out and have a drink on the patio or your own private deck or screened in porch. Play Net or Volley Ball. Walk to unique, local specialty shops and restaurants, only 4 blocks. No need to drink and drive. Lie on our beautiful, warm, sandy,beaches. Bird watching on site or at Francis Beidler Forest. House & Garden Tours, 3 Famous Plantations are just 15-20 minutes away. The owners of this property owned 'Magnolia' plantation. Take advantage of our discounts. Historic Charleston Tours, carriage rides and trips to Fort Sumter (First shot of the Civil War!) . Take day trips to Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen, Georgetown, Columbia, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Savannah. Explore the gorgeous, Carolina Coastal region. Investigate the real estate. Consider Summerville, one of the top retirement choices in the country. Sweet tea, sweet people, a 'real' community with a heart. We'll help you get started!