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Cozy Cottage Retreat near Summerville and the Edisto River

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 1-4

Cozy cottage located near the Edisto River and the Givhans Ferry State Park. We are just off the beaten path of Summerville, South Carolina, the birth place of Sweet Tea. 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). Our cottage is equipped with Wifi, flat screen tvs, walk-in shower, clawfoot soaking tub, full kitchen, including a gas range, microwave, and other modern conveniences, as well as memory foam mattresses. Our cottage sleeps 1-4 guests.

Nels and Shelly Davis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 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:
  • 700 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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Cozy Cottage Retreat near Summerville and the Edisto River
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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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  • 5 of 5

Shelly and Nels have provided an EXCELLENT home away from home. Located in a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood, it truly is a wonderful place to stay. When my Aunt and I walked through the door, it was like coming home. This tastefully decorated home has a fully stocked kitchen, claw-foot tub, large walk-in shower, comfortable beds, covered front porch, air-conditioner, washer & dryer, outside grill, and television. It is centrally located between Savannah, Ga and Charleston, SC and Givhans Ferry State Park is located right across the street. I enjoyed sitting on the front porch, reading a book. My Aunt LOVED, LOVED the claw-foot tub in the upstairs bathroom! Shelly came over one night to introduce herself and ask if we needed anything. It was awesome to meet her and know that if we needed anything we only had to call her. We visited Middleton Estates, Charleston Tea Plantation, Port Royal, Beaufort, Charleston, and Savannah, GA. We even explored the antique shops in Summerville and Walterboro, and went sailing in Charleston. The best part of the trip was coming back to the house and being able to kick back and relax. It was an awesome place to stay! Hopefully we will be able to come back and stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We absolutely love our guests and are really happy when we hear they've had a great time! Please come back and visit us again!
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Dukes BarBQue
"Best BBQ Buffet Around!"
Bee City
"So much fun for the kids! Great little cafe, and the animals are AWESOME!"
Audubon Center at Beidler Forest
"Beautiful Cypress Trees, miles of walking trails, birds singing. Great way to spend a few h..."
Givans Stop & Shop
"Best little Grab N Go Pizza and Boiled Peanuts!"
Givhans Ferry State Park
"If you haven't discovered the Edisto River, then you are missing it! Float, kayak, boat, tu..."
T.W. Messervy Boat Landing
"Great little fishing hole!"
Good Hope Landing
"Another great fishing hole!"
Legend Oaks Plantation Golf
Middleton Place Road
"Horseback Riding, Garden and House Tours, Dine at the Inn, or just enjoy the beautiful oak t..."
Drayton Hall
"One of the oldest plantations remaining. This is not a renovated property, but a preservati..."
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
"Just breath taking! I could walk through the gardens for hours and enjoy the smells and col..."
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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.84

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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