Private getaway. "Glamping" with true locals in a completely remodeled vintage Airstream. 5 miles, to Downtown, 11 miles to Folly Beach. Central to downtown, the Wedding Venues and attractions. Cozy, green, modern and tech equipped. Heat/AC, unlimited hot water, lux linens, and towels for your visit on Business, Vacation or Weddings.
True American classic, 1977 Airstream completely remodeled into a cozy, private retreat.
Please read entire listing. As much as we love her, this is not a tiny home. Alice is essentially an upgraded, quirky, glamor camping (glamping) experience. Please be sure to go over the details to make sure it meets your expectations before you book. As she a 40-year-old camper, you should be aware of and have an expectation of the occasional hiccup or maintenance issue. Let us know immediately if something doesn’t seem right, as Alice stays booked solid, anytime the calendar is open. Okay, with that out of the way—moving on…
This space has gone through a major reno and "green" upgrade, including 2 standard twin beds with yummy handmade linen bedding and towels. Smart TV's with bluetooth, cable, WiFi, USB charging, sweet little stand up or sit down shower with on-demand hot water, complete rewiring, plumbing, (connected to sewer) heat reduction window film and energy star heat pump, A/C unit.
This is a small space. It has been equipped with a single unit, duel heat pump A/C unit that goes off and on frequently. If you are a very light sleeper this may be bothersome and may not be suitable for your needs.
The kitchenette has a full size sink, small refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker (K-cup) and microwave. I stock with coffee pods, protein bars, and creamer for a quick bite in the mornings. Small table can be used as computer work space or a quick sit down for a meal. In the cold winter months, the beds are outfitted with down comforters and there are extra blankets to keep things cozy if you need it.
As this space is a renovated classic, it does not meet ADA compliance. Please be sure to read the details in the "Other Things to Note" section regarding the bath area-- (curtained only) and space limitations for ceiling height and toilet area. If you are looking for a casual, clean, updated and private space to relax during a visit to Charleston for a business trip wedding or just passing through, Alice is clean, inclusive, quaint, coastal and local.
~Private space accommodates 2.
~Breezy, shaded, private space with furniture.
~Camper is not considered "Handicap accessible. There is a step up into the entrance.
We are happy to provide:
~Bed linens, towels and complimentary travel size soap and body care products.
~Coffee maker with coffee, and compact fridge, microwave and toaster. There is ample room and equipment to make snacks.
~No Pets under any circumstances. We do not accept reservations with children under 10 at this time. Please understand the maximum guests allowed is limited to 2 for potential spatial safety issues. Thank you!
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~Hosts are amiable locals who are fully versed in the local food, culture, attractions and trends. Please make sure you make reservations for evening meals downtown when you book. Charleston is a gastro-tourism town and the best places book weeks to months in advance. we reccomend checking out Eater Charleston site as a guide to the brightest and newest places to dine.
~ In order to keep the space open during the reno, we did not re-install a hard door to the bathroom. It is curtained only. Those who are shy, are traveling with a "new friend" for the first time, or require extra privacy, might find this feature uncomfortable.
~ This airstream is a mid-century modern classic. Very tall or plus size guests may find the space, doorways, toilet (18" wall to wall) and shower awkwardly small or challenging for full comfort. Most people don't notice, however, if this is a concern, email us for more detailed photos.
- Cooking (stove and oven)appliances were removed during the renovation. This space does not accommodate guests who wish to cook. The house kitchen is not available for food prep, as we are a Celiac/gluten free household and cross contamination is a critical concern. However there is a coffee maker, toaster, compact fridge and microwave for keeping and preparing snacks in the Airstream during your visit.
~We are always available to help, chat, answer a question or recommend a place to visit or eat. If you are a guest that strictly wants privacy-- we can accommodate that as well.
Charleston, SC is not just a "historic" place to visit, but also enjoys the title of one of the Top 3 "food and wine destinations" in the country for several years running. We have an active progressive food scene and are a huge gastro-tourism market. (Yes, people literally visit just to eat at all the amazing restaurants all over downtown) That means 7-days a week, our food establishments and bars are busy. If you plan to eat downtown in the evenings, it is imperative you make reservations when you book rooms. Most places are casual/nice casual. Many of the eating establishments book weeks and months in advance. Please let me know when you book your space, if you need suggestions-- If you wait until you get here, to "check it out" or try to make a reservation day of, you will not likely get a seating. (I know, it's insane, but trust me-- I see a lot of sad faces when people don't believe us.)
~We know you are excited to start your vacation! As we live in a quiet residential neighborhood, and love our neighbors--we kindly ask that enthusiasm levels are kept on the low end outside, so they (our neighbors) will continue to love us and our guests...
-Although we have regular pest control maintenance performed, occasionally a bug will find its way in. (Remember this is the South!) What typically finds its way in doesnt want to take up permanent residence and is most like just as horrified to be there as you are to see it. Please let us know immediatly, as our pest control person lives across the street and can take care of it that day.
~To Our Pregnant Guests: The CDC has issued a statement concerning Zika Virus in South Carolina. Although there doesn't appear to be widespread, eminent threat as of June 2016, in South Carolina, please take the time look up and read the statement and subsequent updates for your planned travel locations. We perform regular mosquito maintenance through spraying, general, contracted pest maintenance and use of a powerful bug light on this property. Although this helps keep populations down, it is not a guarantee against bites. If this is a concern, we absolutely recommend educating yourself on minimizing exposure to mosquitos in the humid, sub-tropical climate of Charleston, and surrounding coastal areas where mosquito populations can be difficult to control during wet, warm months.
~Check-in is 3PM or after. We kindly ask you to text us a day or two before your arrival regarding what time you expect to check-in. Although we understand travel can be complicated and situations can change quickly, keeping your commitment to the planned check-in time is critical to allowing us to maintain our busy work schedules, personal obligations, and plans.
~ We don't care if you smoke, or what you smoke, but we are firm that you keep it outside, please.
~We would like to keep it to registered guests after 9PM unless discussed prior to arrival with hosts.
~Please contact host prior to instant booking regarding children. This space is not suitable for kids under 10.
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Hi! We are Nanc and Phillip. Phillip is a native local whose family came to Charleston 200 years ago on a wooden ship-- Nanc came to Charleston 180 years later from Atlanta, in a Volvo Station Wagon.
We love to cook fine food and celebrate life with friends and family.
Phillip works in the television and movie industry, Nanc works as a consultant.
The upstairs en-suite is a sweet, personal, private space that was intentionally built and curated for Airbnb as a retreat for our guests.
Our passion is eclectic, well-appointed space that isn't fussy and invites you to every corner.
We have both traveled extensively, together and apart, and understand it can be stressful when accommodations don't meet expectations, are not clean, peaceful and familiar. We strive to make your visit enjoyable and comfortable, like extended family.
Come visit us at our favorite place in the world, our home and the town we love, Charleston SC.