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Cozy Cottage Outside Summerville

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 1-4

Custom-built cottage located near the Edisto River and the Givhans Ferry State Park. We are approximately 15 miles to Summerville, 35 miles to Charleston and 1/2 mile from the Edisto River (the longest black river in North America). We are located on a paved road in Ridgeville, SC, in a rural farming community just outside of Summerville/Charleston. Our cottage is equipped with Wifi, flat screen tvs, cable, walk-in shower, clawfoot soaking tub, gas range, microwave, and other modern conveniences, such as memory foam mattresses, hardwood floors and granite counter tops. Our cottage sleeps 1-4 guests in 2 beds.

Nels and Shelly Davis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017

About Nels and Shelly Davis

I grew up in Arkansas and visited my Grandpa and Grandma Brown in the Ozark mountains when I was a little girl. I've always felt more at home in the country near farms and dirt roads. My husband and I fell in love with the Givhans Ferry area right outside of Summerville, South Carolina. We've made this area our home and we love sharing the natural setting and laid back country life with our guests! We hope you will come and stay in the little "Brown" cottage and enjoy your time in the country right outside historic Charleston, SC!

Nels and Shelly Davis purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Nels and Shelly Davis chose South Carolina

You will want to choose this property if you love trees, nature and country living. If you are looking for all the modern amenities with a "camping" like feel. This cottage is non-smoking, with a queen-size memory foam mattress in the master bedroom and a full-size memory foam mattress in the loft bedroom, filtered mini split air conditioning and heating units with individual remote controls, as well as, new appliances. It's not camping, it's GLAMPING!

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is located on a 3/4 acre lot with beautiful pine, birch, elm, crepe myrtle and oak trees. There is a good size lawn for pitching tents, picnicking, and playing outdoor games. This property is located 1/2 mile from the Edisto River, the longest black river in North America. There are 3 public boat landings near by and a state park that has a great swimming hole for kids!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ridgeville in Dorchester County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in Shower, Toilet, and Vanity Sink
    Loft Bath Upstairs - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Soaking tub with no shower, toilet and pedestal sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Loft Upstairs - 1 Double Bed , Full-size memory foam mattress.
    Master Downstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen-size memory foam mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
15 miles from Summerville, South Carolina and 35 miles from historic Downtown Charleston, SC. Area attractions include kayaking and canoeing down the Edisto River. Visiting the local Bee City Zoo and the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest. Enjoy shopping, dining, theatre, festivals, golfing, plantations, and more less than 15 miles from the cottage.


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(23 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I always use VRBO when we go on our girls only vacations. This was by far the nicest place we've stayed. The beds were fabulous. The place was spotless. I could go on and on. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love our guests and want them to be comfortable and have the best experience at our cottages! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and please come back!
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Carrollton, VA

Absolutely fantastic time, great couple to work with and attentive to our needs

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our stay, nice layout and beautifully decorated, close to the state park and Summerville

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place! It was clean, peaceful, and relaxing. Perfect distance from Summerville SC!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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You'll want to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to get away from all the traffic and still enjoy Charleston. We absolutely enjoyed staying here! Clean, furnished with daily necessities and cozy cottage. I definitely recommend staying here.. I promise you won't regret it. This is the first place we plan on checking for availability when planning our next trip to Charleston! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Erie, PA

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully designed with lots of light. It's nicely furnished, super clean and comfortable with all the amenities we needed. The floor plan is perfect with two comfy bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, tv and hvac control.

We found it easily using google maps to navigate.

Some bottles of water were provided. For which we were grateful, since the tap water smells of sulfur. If you're planning to spend a lot of time there, you'll want to pick up drinking water.

Note that this is not a riverfront cottage, but the nearby state park has access to the river.

We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed the cottage and the proximity to the river and one of our state parks. We are, also, located close to several public boat landings that access the river for fishing, kayaking and tubing and we are less than 15 miles from horseback riding, Middleton Plantation and Gardens, Legend Oaks Public Golf Course, the Francis Beidler Forest and Audubon Center, and dowtown Historic Summerville! We hope you come back to visit us, again, soon!
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Unique house and location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our 2 night stay. We grilled out one night (could have used a few steak knives), ate at Duke's BBQ and make the back road trip into Charleston! It was a beautiful drive much better than interstate with traffic. Home was perfectly clean and fully equipped! Loved the unique and personal touches. Our daughter is at CSU so we are down quite often. Would definitely stay again. Thanks Nels and Shelly

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed it! We hope you come back to see us! We are a pretty new business and we are still adding features and items that our guests like. Thank you for your feedback!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Homegrown Brew House
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Legend Oaks Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Duke's BBQ
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Folly Beach
Car: necessary

Located less than 15 miles from Summerville, South Carolina and less than 35 miles from downtown Charleston, South Carolina. We are just off Highway 61 near the Edisto River access between Givhans Ferry State Park and Messervy Boat Landing. We are less than 15 miles to Legend Oaks Golf and Plantation in Summerville and less than 10 miles from the new Summers Corner development in Summerville, South Carolina.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ridgeville, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30.33 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Contact owner for monthly rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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