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.
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.
Guests will have use of the entire house. We have a storage closet under the house and the attic that is 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.
Interaction with guests
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.
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 are 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.