The Chaika is a lovely house on a secluded lot at the end of a street with no other house adjacent and no thru traffic. Beautiful live oak in front gives a nice view out the glassed-in porch. Only a short 5-minute walk to the beach on a rarely-used sandy drive. 5-minute drive to St. Helena sound for calmer waters and great beach combing. Chaika means "seagull" in Russian - read the owner bio for info on why that name. A great house for families and friends to connect! And we are pet friendly.
Please read the description below before booking. Ask any questions prior to booking by clicking on the "contact host" link below. Also note we have seasonal pricing, so until you put the dates in, the price shown is likely not accurate.
The house is secluded with undeveloped lots on either side and behind us. Being the last house on a no-outlet, sand covered street means very little traffic. The huge live oak tree in the front further makes you feel like you are away from things. Yet it is just a short 5-minute walk to the beach.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests will have use of the entire house. We have a storage closet under the house and the attic that are not available to guests. The property does not include bed linens, towels, food, or consumable cleaning supplies and toiletries. Pillows (2 per person), blankets (1 per bed), dishes, and appliances are amply furnished.
If you want to rent linens and towels, look up Edisto Essentials online. (links not allowed in Airbnb listings).
Our property is managed by Edisto Realty who handles check-ins and maintenance needs. Our cleaning fee includes $70 cleaning and the $85 per rental we pay them for management services.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Since we don't live nearby, we won't get to meet guests. You have the house to yourself. But we love communicating with guests and invite you to like our face (social media) book page Chaika House. For any issues during your stay, the property manager (Edisto Realty) is on call.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Please note pet information under "house rules" before submitting inquiry.
Upon arrival, please make note of the guest manual on the kitchen counter. It includes instructions for appliances, information about water, internet access codes, and other useful information to make your stay more enjoyable and safe. Please note the bed in the "common area" is a futon/couch on our glassed-in porch (futon isn't an option for Airbnb!).
We are pet friendly, but guests need to inform of plans to bring pets upon the first inquiry. We add $160 as a pet fee to help with the costs of additional wear and tear for welcoming our furry friends. 50 lb maximum. We also ask that they be restricted to the common areas, so future guests will not have allergy issues in the bedrooms. If renting fewer than 5 days, we will reduce the $160 by half. It will be added as an adjustment after accepting the rental.
AGE LIMIT - our property manager requires special permission if the renters are all under age 25. We can only make an exception if there are sufficient positive reviews or other ways to verify responsible rental plans.
LONGER TERM RENTALS: It is hard within the Airbnb system to put in rates for both short and long term, especially for seasonal rentals. If interested in longer than a week, please contact me - the price Airbnb gives you may be higher or lower than what we can offer. In general, we have room to work in the off-season. In the summer (June-August), longer rentals will be the sum of the individual weeks.
7 Nächte Mindestaufenthalt vom 12. Mai 2018 - 18. August 2018.
I am married and have four adult children and one grandchild. I love to travel internationally, which I get to do a lot with my job. I work for a nonprofit that has work globally, so I've visited over 50 countries. Our family lived for 10 years in Kazakhstan, so I speak Russian well. Enjoy making new friends and hearing people's stories. When traveling, I like to get out and about - especially love outdoor markets. I'm a bit of a culture and language junky!
Our rental property "Chaika" is located on Edisto Beach in South Carolina. "Chaika" means "Seagull" in Russian and was the name of a famous hotel in the city we lived in. Edisto Beach is my "happy place"!