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Bedrooms Studio
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Upstairs Apartment, 1 KING BR + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! "The Nest" is a beautiful upstairs apartment located in historic downtown Aiken, SC, less than 1/2 block to Laurens St (Our Main St). Walk to Over 25 local restaurants. Mere steps to Antiques. Art. Quaint Shops. Local Theater. Museums. Horse District. Hitchcock Woods. Farmers Market. You are right in the middle of it all!


This beautiful one bedroom apartment, private and gated, features hardwood floors, high ceilings, gas fireplace, fully equipped kitchen (with Keurig), and laundry. Dine alfresco on private balcony overlooking downtown Aiken. Sleeps 2-4.

Private parking. Internet/Cable/All Utilities included. Bed Linens and plenty of towels.


"Absolutely Charming!"

"Beautifully Designed and Decorated."

"We Love This Place! We Were So Comfortable!"

"This little apartment is great...great location, beautifully decorated and had all the things we needed..."

"Absolutely wonderful place to stay!"


We are proud Members of the Aiken Downtown Development Association and recipients of Historic Aiken Foundation's "Best Adaptive Use Award".


'THE LOFT" www.vrbo.com/308961

'MASTER'S GOLF 2018' www.vrbo.com/79044

'SEA FOLLY' www.vrbo.com/1051536

Keywords: Downtown Aiken, SC, Romantic Getaway, Best Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Masters Golf Accommodations, Apartment, Vacation and Condo Rentals

More Details

Janice and Russell Johnson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Janice and Russell Johnson

Owners are Russell & Janice Johnson: We are not originally from Aiken but we got here as quick as we could! We are sure you will agree with us that LIFE IS GOOD IN AIKEN!"

Since we are retired, we are often "on the road". When we are in town we live in the separate, ground floor unit of the Arbor House. We love the convenience of walking to our favorite shops and restaurants and the Aiken playhouse! It's a wonderful place to call home! We truly love it here and believe that you will too!

Janice and Russell Johnson purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Janice and Russell Johnson chose South Carolina Lakes & Blackwater Rivers

AIKEN IS SUCH A CHARMING TOWN. We often hear how others fall in love with Aiken at first visit. Whether visiting for World Class Polo, the Masters Golf tournament, Spring and Fall Steeplechase, for business, or simply checking out Aiken, we know you are going to enjoy your visit.

What makes this apartment unique


As you head out the gate you can often smell roasting coffee beans from New Moon Cafe--just steps away! Locals agree their coffee is the best. Known for their crusty-top muffins, fresh bagels, soups and salads. YUM. Enjoy our horses. They are everywhere! Look for our mounted policeman. Enjoy our wonderful weather--year round! Enjoy our charming, vibrant downtown. See local artists at work. Street dining. Bakery. Brewery. Antiques. Cookies, Fudge. Pottery. Visitors Center. Jewelry. Carriage rides. Friendly faces. Enjoy our 25 local restaurants: Taste Italian Cuisine, Betsy's Diner, Prime Steaks and Lobster, Casual or Fine Dining, Bistros and Cafes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Aiken in Aiken County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Double vanity sinks with a separate shower/tub and toilet area.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sleeper in Living area
  • KING size bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
GOLF COURSES IN AIKEN COUNTY Aiken Golf Club - Semi-Private (803) 649-6029 Cedar Creek Golf Club - Semi-Private 803-648-4206 Houndslake Country Club - Semi-Private (803) 648-6805 Midland Valley Country Club Semi-Private (803) 279.5352 Mount Vintage Golf Club - Semi Private (844) 428-8330 Palmetto Golf Club - Private (803) 649-2951 The River Golf Club - Semi-Private (803) 202-0110 Sage Valley Golf Club - Private (803) 663-0900 Woodside Plantation Country Club - Private (803-649-3383 The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation - Private (803) 648-1601 PARKS IN AIKEN COUNTY Aiken State Park 803-649-2857 Boyd Pond Park 803-642-0314 Brick Pond Park 803-441-4246 Gregg Park 803-663-7552 Harrison-Caver Park 803-593-4698 Living History Park 803-279-7560 North Augusta Greeneway 803-441-4300 Riverview Park 803-441-4311


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(6 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Safety Beach, Victoria, Australia

13 Week stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending 13 weeks in "The Nest" while on a work assignment. The apartment had everything you could need for a comfortable stay including a wonderfully supportive bed. Situated in the heart of downtown Aiken the apartment was an easy walk to local shops and restaurants yet it was very quiet in the apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the historical area and viewing the wonderful old homes and properties. Hitchcock wood and Hopeland Gardens were an easy walk from the apartment. Aiken is a beautiful town with wonderful tree lined streets full of character.

Janice and Russel were great hosts, close at hand if required but you wouldn't know they were living downstairs. The only issue we had was the washing machine temperature control was not functioning correctly-no matter what the temperature setting it washed with scalding hot water-be careful.

If you want somewhere comfortable to stay centrally in downtown Aiken then "The Nest" is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review. You and Karen were wonderful guests and we appreciate your taking such great care of our apartment while you were here. Aiken truly is a special place and thank you also for sharing your experiences. Our wish is to make “The Nest” your perfect home away from home whether on work assignment as you were, on vacation or simply just checking out Aiken. We wish to offer our apologies regarding the washer’s hot water rinse. It has been rectified. Thank you again for being our guests and please come back again as we would love to have you any time! Warmly, Janice & Russell
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Excellent Place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My stay was great! "The Nest" is in the perfect location in downtown Aiken. A short walk to coffee shops, stores, shops and restaurants. "The Nest" is very clean and has everything you could need during your stay.

I stayed 3 weeks and enjoyed Aiken and "The Nest"

Kevin Gue

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chico, CA

As perfect as it gets!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home in a lovely town. Everything in the rental was how I would expect things to be in my home. The rental also included a blow dryer and soap which many VRBO rentals do not include. The bed was very comfortable and the neighborhood quiet. I loved the locking magnetized gate which made me feel extra secure at night. Downtown is only a short walk so we enjoyed exploring downtown in the evenings. On Thursday night there was a LIVE band in the Alley so we enjoyed live music with our dinner. Honestly, I met some of the nicest people I have ever met while in Aiken, and that would include Russell and Janice. While they were not present when we were there, they made us feel extremely comfortable renting from them. They were very attentive and made sure that we had all of our needs met. It was a pleasure to stay in this rental and it is in the perfect location. I hope to return someday and will keep my fingers crossed that this property will be available.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and relaxing property in the charming city of Aiken.

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful property is in the heart of downtown Aiken where you can walk to stores, restaurants and many other places of interest. It is tastefully decorated and is very comfortable; in fact it seems to draw you in and makes you feel welcome almost immediately! It has every convenience you could want or need while away from home, and it has a great porch where you can have coffee, lunch, or just sit and enjoy the weather and the view. Aiken is a charming city and it is rich with history. The city's Historical Tour will take you on its historic journey which begins before the Civil War and continues through present day and includes building of the areas railroad, becoming the winter home for many well-known rich northerners, and training of Kentucky Derby winners at the local horse farms. Charleston is within driving distance if you want to see more historical sites. We enjoyed the mild weather and talking with local residents who were some of the friendliest people we've met. Aiken is a city we would love to visit again just to enjoy the local flavor and learn more about its history. We are so glad we took this trip. Everything about our visit was truly a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind words and for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your experiences at THE NEST with others. Please know you are welcome to return anytime so COME BACK SOON!! Best regards, Russell and Janice
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Austin Texas

Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent two months in this lovely apartment. The location is perfect for exploring Aiken. The apartment is bright and beautifully furnished. The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. We would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookneal, VA


  • 5 of 5

One word describes it all, "Perfect". Great for couple just wanting to and walk around and enjoy the sites and restaurants. Owners are a very nice couple.

Gail & Ron

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review! We are really glad you had a nice time! You and your husband are welcome back anytime! :)
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Car: not necessary

It's always happening in Downtown Aiken. Celebrate Aiken --175 Years, Midday Music Concert Series, Downtown After Six, Mead Hall Strawberry Festival, Lobster Races, Annual Aiken Garden Show, Celebrity Waiter Night, Memorial Day Parade, Worship in the Park, Downtown After 6 "Beach Blast", Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, Fall and Spring Sidewalk Sales, A Day of Hard Labor BBQ Cook-off, Aiken's Makin, A Taste of Downtown Aiken, St. Mary's Chocolate Festival, A Taste of Wine and Art, St. John's Apple Fest, Blessing of the Hounds, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Night of 1000 Lights.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Aiken, South Carolina

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14 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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