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8đ•˜đ•Šđ•–đ•€đ•„đ•€6đ•“đ•–đ••đ•€đŸ–1br/1baᎌáŽșđ˜Ÿđ™ƒđ™Ž 𝙃orse🐎𝙁arm~thŃ”đ˜Ÿottage

Farm stay
hosted by Lizabeth
  1. 7 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 6 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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⭐Mobile home. This is an đąđŠđŠđžđ«đŹđąđŻđž farm EXPERIENCE- 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 interaction 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡 đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż animals & 𝐂𝐋𝐎𝐒𝐄 to Charleston. This Cottage is 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐄 & old. It is 𝐎𝐍𝐋𝐘 2 rooms w/a bathroom. Cottage is 𝘀đ—ș𝗼đ—čđ—č- a bedroom, living room, 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐄 entrance, and a 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐄 bathroom, which is 𝐎𝐋𝐃 but 𝐂𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐍 and works. 𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐋𝐋 working on upgrades & renting it for a 𝐋𝐎𝐖 rate per night.
đ—Ąđ—Œđ˜đ—Č* Possible 𝐍𝐎𝐈𝐒𝐄 from the unit next door, there is an adjoining wall.

The space
â­ïžđ—Ąđ—Œ 𝗖đ—čđ—Čđ—źđ—»đ—¶đ—»đ—Ž 𝗙đ—Čđ—Č đ—źđ—»đ—± đ—Łđ—żđ—¶đ—°đ—Čđ—± 𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐘!! đ—™đ—ąđ—„ 𝗙𝗔𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗜𝗘𝗩 𝗱𝗙 𝟳! 𝗬đ—Č𝘀, 𝟳 𝗮𝘂đ—Č𝘀𝘁𝘀 đ—łđ—Œđ—ż đ˜đ—”đ—¶đ˜€ đ—čđ—Œđ˜„ 𝗿𝗼𝘁đ—Č! Warning thin walls!!! Can be noise from guests next door. This đ—¶đ˜€ 𝗼 đ©đ«đąđŻđšđ­đž 𝙊𝙇𝘿 Cottage💕. *It is usually ALWAYS BOOKED! *Guests 💕love THIS old PLACE. *Seems to be
everyone’s FAVORITE ❀ Disconnect from the world 🌎 & decompress the stress 📉 in this sweet🧁 little space!!! It’s only 2 rooms and a private full bathroom 🛁. This is an old outbuilding on my farm. It is secluded, private, minimal and old. This is a farm stay- an đąđŠđŠđžđ«đŹđąđŻđž animal and nature experience. Do as little or as much as you want. Lay in the hammock all day- hike the 𝟏𝟎𝟎 private đšđœđ«đžđŹ of the farm and it’s private and connecting farm roads. Or- spend your days at the local beaches~ Edisto🏝, Kiawah🏝 and Folly🏝. This sweet🧁 old cottage💕 has a private living -there IS a ROKU tv đŸ“ș, there is high speed WiFi🛰 and strong cell signal. The 𝐋𝐱𝐯𝐱𝐧𝐠 đ«đšđšđŠ also 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐚 sofa 🛋, which easily converts to a comfy queen bed 🛏 (linens provided). A wall mounted electric fireplace.
A kitchenette 🍳 & coffee bar ☕ (no sink) with Keurig coffee maker, microwave, fridge 🧊 , a small 𝟼 burner electric🔌 hot plate, pans đŸ„˜, utensils🍮, microwave popcorn🍿and oatmeal đŸ„Ł, coffee ☕, tea đŸ” AND freshly laid eggs đŸ„š from the hen house. *And you can collect your own eggs, yourself, if you want. 𝙾 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚟𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚜,
𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚑 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚱𝚘𝚞𝚛 fridge, 𝚝𝚘 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚜𝚎𝚜, 𝚍𝚘𝚗𝚔𝚎𝚱𝚜, 𝚐𝚘𝚊𝚝𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚗𝚜. đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Š 𝘱𝘳𝘩 𝘱𝘭𝘮𝘰 đ˜€đ˜°đ˜°đ˜Źđ˜Ș𝘩𝘮 𝘧𝘰𝘳 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘱𝘯đ˜Ș𝘼𝘱𝘭𝘮 đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘣𝘱𝘳𝘯- đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘣đ˜Ș𝘯- 𝘰𝘯 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜”đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜­, đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘭𝘩-đ˜”đ˜°đ˜±đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Łđ˜­đ˜Š. ~đ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Źđ˜Š 𝘱𝘮 𝘼𝘱𝘯đ˜ș 𝘱𝘮 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜žđ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜” đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜§đ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘱𝘮 𝘼𝘱𝘯đ˜ș 𝘰𝘧 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘱𝘯đ˜Ș𝘼𝘱𝘭𝘮 𝘱𝘮 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ 𝘭đ˜Ș𝘬𝘩. Ń‚Đœere are 30 Đœorѕeѕ 🐎, 4 donÄžeyѕ🐮, 25 cĐœÎčcÄženѕ 🐓, 5 goaтѕ 🐐, 11 ĐČarn caтѕ 🐈, oυr czecĐœ Ń•ĐœepĐœerd 🐕 and oυr peт deer 🩌.
The bedroom has 5 twin beds đŸ›â€ïžđŸ›â€ïžđŸ›â€ïžđŸ›â€ïžđŸ›, a writing desk, and an air conditioning unit. Each of the 5 twin beds are made-up with ғυn and mismatched sheets, a 𝕗𝕝𝕖𝕖𝕔𝕖 blanket, a 𝕗𝕝𝕩𝕗𝕗đ•Ș duvet and multiple pillows. I decorated these units as if they were for my own visiting family- with love.❀ đ˜œđ™Șđ™© đ™žđ™© 𝙞𝙹 đ™€đ™Ąđ™™! đ™đ™€đ˜Œđ˜ż 𝙏𝙃𝙄𝙎 đ˜żđ™€đ™Žđ˜Ÿđ™đ™„đ™‹đ™đ™„đ™Šđ™‰ đ˜œđ™€đ™đ™Šđ™đ™€ đ˜œđ™Šđ™Šđ™†đ™„đ™‰đ™‚!
The private bathroom (old) has a sink, tub/shower 🛁 and commodeđŸšœ.
Sheets, blankets, pillows, towels đŸ§ș and paper products đŸ§» are also included. Again, there is AC in the bedroom and living room. đ™‹đ™‡đ™€đ˜Œđ™Žđ™€ read this 𝙀𝙉𝙏𝙄𝙍𝙀 description‌ This Cottage is 𝙟đ™Șđ™šđ™© 𝙖 đ™Ąđ™žđ™©đ™©đ™Ąđ™š 𝟐 đ™§đ™€đ™€đ™ą đ™Șđ™Łđ™žđ™© đŸ’•đ™€đ™Ł 𝙖 𝙒𝙊𝙍𝙆𝙄𝙉𝙂 đ™đ™€đ™§đ™šđ™š 🐎𝙛𝙖𝙧𝙱. It is a "𝕩𝕟𝕚𝕱𝕩𝕖" stay- 𝙉𝙊𝙏 a "đ•đ•Šđ•©đ•Šđ•Łđ•šđ• đ•Šđ•€" stay. Please do 𝙉𝙊𝙏 book đ”žđ”«đ”Ą arrive đ”žđ”«đ”Ą complain that it’s đ”©đ”Šđ”±đ”±đ”©đ”ą, đ”Źđ”©đ”Ą, or đ” đ”Żđ”ąđ”žđš”đ”¶! I opened this Airbnb so people, ESPECIALLY FAMILIES, could come to a farm🐮 and enjoy☀ the animals🐮, nature🏝, the country🍃 lifeđŸŒČ ~a place where children đŸ‘¶đŸ» can run đŸƒđŸŒâ€â™€ïž and play ⚜ outside- without traffic🚕 and smog💹 . This place is đ˜Œđ™đ™đ™Šđ™đ˜żđ˜Œđ˜œđ™‡đ™€- especially for those families driving from NYđŸ—œ - Florida🍊 who want a fun🧧 safe place🏡 to stop for a night ✹ or more, to rest 🛌 . Also for those escaping the COVID đŸ˜· filled cities 🌆! This is social distancing at a 𝙹đ™Șđ™„đ™šđ™§ LOW 📉 cost💰(đ™˜đ™€đ™ąđ™„đ™–đ™§đ™šđ™™ đ™©đ™€ đ‚đĄđšđ«đ„đžđŹđ­đšđ§ đĄđšđ­đžđ„đŹ). ~𝚁𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚣𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝐟𝐱𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đ€đąđ§đ 𝐹𝐟 𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚊𝚝𝚎, free 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚒𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚒𝚟𝚎 đŸđšđ«đŠ đžđ±đ©đžđ«đąđžđ§đœđž 𝐚𝐭 𝐚 đĄđšđ­đžđ„ 𝚘𝚛 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗 𝚊𝚝 𝙳𝚒𝚜𝚗𝚎𝚱 đ™»đšŠđš—đš- BUT, 𝙞𝙛 đ™źđ™€đ™Ș prefer 𝙖 đ™đ™€đ™©đ™šđ™Ą- 𝙄 𝙘𝙖𝙣 đ™ƒđ˜Œđ™‹đ™‹đ™„đ™‡đ™” đ™§đ™šđ™˜đ™€đ™ąđ™ąđ™šđ™Łđ™™- 𝙞𝙛 đ™źđ™€đ™Ș 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙣 đ™™đ™€đ™Șđ™—đ™© - đ™™đ™€đ™Ł'đ™© đ™—đ™€đ™€đ™  đ™€đ™Ł đ™©đ™đ™š 𝙛𝙖𝙧𝙱. â­ïžđ™đ™ƒđ™€đ™đ™€ 𝙄𝙎 𝙉𝙊𝙏 đ˜Œ đ™‹đ™‡đ˜Œđ˜Ÿđ™€ 𝙄𝙉 đ˜Ÿđ™ƒđ˜Œđ™đ™‡đ™€đ™Žđ™đ™Šđ™‰ đ˜Ÿđ™Šđ™đ™‰đ™đ™” 𝙁𝙊𝙍 this low price 𝙒𝙄𝙏𝙃 6 đ˜œđ™€đ˜żđ™Ž (đ™šđ™Ąđ™šđ™šđ™„đ™š 7) đ˜Œđ™‰đ˜ż 𝙄𝙎 đ™‹đ™đ™„đ™‘đ˜Œđ™đ™€.

Because I’m still working on the decor đŸ–Œ and bathroom🛁 upgrades (well water stains have “yellowed” the fixtures) , I am renting it for a LOW 📉rate per night 🌠. No cleaningđŸ§č fee.

The adjoining unit, next door, which is the other side of the house, which is also on Airbnb, can be combined to make ONE large 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home for larger families. Each unit has its your own private entranceđŸšȘ and private porch. Private bathroom 🛁 and total privacy.

The feeling of this unit is woodsyđŸŒČ and cottage like. It is smaller than the other units and has a different feeling. đ™°đ™¶đ™°đ™žđ™œ- The decor 🛋 is MINIMAL, just the necessities, no frills🎀- the kitchen nook is TINY similar to a euro type kitchenette, there is NO sink. The Cottage has wood flooring (laminate). The ceilings are slightly vaulted so it feels airy. The Cottage is very comfortable and warm. đ”’đ”­đ”ąđ”« the 𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚊𝚝𝚎 front door and you look out onto the green 🌮 pastures and the 110 flat acres 🍃. The back of the cottage is woodedđŸŒČ. It’s tranquil 🕊and serene đŸ’« all around. This unit has NO bells 🔔 or whistles yet, it’s clean đŸ§Œ and cozy, for those who want to come and enjoy nature đŸŒČ , the simple farm đŸ‘©â€đŸŒŸ life, and pet đŸ€š the horses 🐎 , goats 🐐, chickens 🐓, cats 🐈 , dogs 🐕 and deer 🩌 .
It’s a perfect ✔ place to decompress and unwind. Watch the horses 🐎 graze while having coffee ☕ or tea đŸ«– (provided) on the little front porch. This little unit is sweet and fresh and priced just right. This Airbnb is akin to staying on your great- grannies đŸ‘”đŸ» farm; old, outdated, cranky and creaky. Come stay with us on the farm.

đŸ¶PET FEE- Yes, a fee-$25 per pet-one time fee- per stay. So, if you’re have one dogđŸ¶ the fee is just $25 for your entire stay. If you bring 2đŸ¶đŸ¶ dogs it’s $50. SAME WITH CATS, rabbits or any other pet/pets you bring. Fee is In cash💰- given to the farm managerđŸ§‘đŸŒâ€đŸŒŸ. It is for the EXTRA CLEANINGđŸ§č after a đŸ¶ dog has stayed- the sand and dirt they track in, the hair on all the beds and sofa, the things they chew up! Yes, it is a farm- but the animals are outside- not in the units. Hence, a small fee for your pet to vacation with you and a little extra for the MAID’s EXTRA TIME ⏰ TO DEEP CLEAN đŸ§œ AFTER YOUR PET.

This unit is priced low BECAUSE ITS OLD. Do not book it and then complain it’s old. READ THIS ENTIRE DESCRIPTION đ˜œđ™€đ™đ™Šđ™đ™€ đ™źđ™€đ™Ș đ™—đ™€đ™€đ™ !! 𝐈𝐅 𝐘𝐎𝐔 đšđ« 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 đ­đ«đšđŻđžđ„đąđ§đ  đœđšđŠđ©đšđ§đąđšđ§đŹ 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 đ„đźđ±đźđ«đČ 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 đ›đšđšđ€ 𝐚 𝐝𝐹𝐰𝐧𝐭𝐹𝐰𝐧 đ‚đĄđšđ«đ„đžđŹđ­đšđ§ đĄđšđ­đžđ„.
â€ïžđŽđ­đĄđžđ«đ°đąđŹđž 𝐧𝐹𝐭𝐞- 𝐈 đ°đąđ„đ„ đĄđšđ©đ©đąđ„đČ đ°đžđ„đœđšđŠđž đšđ„đ„ 𝐭𝐡𝐹𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐹 đšđ©đ©đ«đžđœđąđšđ­đž 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 đšđ©đžđ§ 𝐩đČ đ©đ«đąđŻđšđ­đž đŸđšđ«đŠ 𝐭𝐹 đŹđ­đ«đšđ§đ đžđ«đŹ 𝐭𝐹 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐹đČ 𝐩đČ đ„đšđ§đ 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩đČ đšđ§đąđŠđšđ„đŹ- đžđŹđ©đžđœđąđšđ„đ„đČ 𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐼𝐜𝐡 𝐚 𝐋𝐎𝐖 đ«đšđ­đž.

đ˜Œđ™œđ™–đ™žđ™Ł, keep in mind that this
is our smallest Airbnb rental

~Please remember that these are farm stays. They are “unique” stays not “luxurious” stays. This is a working farm- with animals (and bugs). It is, after all, the “low country” of South Carolina which is hot, humid, and muggy. The Airbnb’s are the farm’s old out buildings converted to Airbnb’s - please do NOT have any illusions of grandeur. Please read the unit descriptions well.


Also note:
Palmetto bugs are harmless. They look like big beetles or giant roaches. I usually catch them and put them outside.
It is a low country farm, there are ants, red ants, spiders, flies, gnats, mosquitoes, roaches, palmetto bugs, crickets, frogs, snakes and gators. Hopefully none of those you will encounter. There are bait traps and transonic devices to discourage all creepy crawlers in each of the Airbnb’s. Guaranteed Pest Control comes and sprays monthly.

❀Charleston Marketplace Featured us on their website, Facebook, and Instagram! Here is their write-up.
AirbNb’s are plentiful in the Charleston area, but where do you go when you’re looking for something unique? Is there a place you retreat to when you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life, but within a short drive from home? Is there a place that is so relaxing, you turn off your cell phone, disconnect with the world, and re-connect with the great outdoors?

I had the pleasure of spending a weekend at East Gate Farm on the weekend of Halloween. This 100-acre farm is located in Meggett, South Carolina; just 30 minutes outside of Charleston, and offers different sized Airbnb units for rent.

Picture this: It’s sunrise, and you’ve just woken up. You pour your coffee, open your back door and look to the pastures that surround your home. You see horses grazing in the distance, so you grab the carrots your host has provided free of charge, and walk to the fence line, where 3 horses are galloping to come greet you. All they ask for in return is a snack of the ultimate delicacy, a carrot.

East Gate isn’t just any farm. I received free interaction with 32 horses (some of which are retired Carriage tour guides and Polo horses). I was able to become friends with a group of goats, who probably only liked me for the cookies that I received to feed to them; but I’ll accept that. I was also able to retrieve fresh eggs for breakfast from the chicken coop, which taste superior to what you buy at the grocery store. My cool evenings were spent with a bonfire set up just for me; complete with supplies for smores, and a hammock hanging from the encompassing trees for the ultimate wind-down of my days.

East Gate is truly a hidden gem and is an incredible get-away or a stay-cation, whether you plan on bringing your family, friends, or going solo. To learn more, or book your stay, visit East Gate Farm on Instagram @EastGateFarmStay or on AirbNb.

â­ïžđ—„đ—Čđ˜ƒđ—¶đ—Č𝘄 đ˜„đ—¶đ˜đ—” 𝗮𝗿đ—Č𝗼𝘁 đ—čđ—Œđ—°đ—źđ—č đ—łđ—Œđ—Œđ—± đ—źđ—»đ—± đ—łđ˜‚đ—» đ—čđ—Œđ—°đ—źđ—č đ—źđ—°đ˜đ—¶đ˜ƒđ—¶đ˜đ˜† đ—Œđ—œđ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—»đ˜€
Hard to believe but our week-long stay is now over. We arrived in the rain and departed in the rain – but, in between had several glorious sunny days and gorgeous sunsets. Our 5-year old cocker spaniel, Rudi, and the two of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this farm.
The bed in the master bedroom was super comfortable as was the L- shaped couch. The kitchen had most of what we needed (we brought a salad spinner and peeler with us and bought foil muffin holders). We baked muffins in the oven, grilled lamb chops and burgers on the gas grill, heated up leftovers in the microwave, etc. With the fresh chicken eggs, made deviled eggs and omelets. A real plus was the washer and dryer.
A real benefit for the location is that it is in the middle of lots of good places to eat and things to see and do.
⭐ Piggly Wiggly on 6251 Highway 162 in Hollywood sells prepared hot and cold foods, including fried chicken, baked chicken, collards (theirs is sweet), etc. as well as regional specialities like biscuits, cornbread and breading mixes, as well as local items such as jams, Blenheim ginger ale and beer.
⭐ Publix at 3642 Savannah Highway in Johns Island has fewer of the local items, but, a nice selection of produce—we got a large tray of asparagus for $4.29 as well as gluten-free seasoned flour to bake chicken breasts.
We ventured out all but one day and feel that we just scratched the surface of what to do and see around here.
⭐Our first day out, we visited the nearby Cay Creek Interpretive center (no dogs allowed)
⭐and got carryout at Roxbury Mercantile (can recommend the grits and banana pudding; hubbie said the fried seafood was just OK).
⭐ On Wednesdays and Saturdays in the winter, Cay Creek offers bird walks for a small fee from 8:30-10:30 am. You have to reserve in advance online.
⭐Another day, we ventured out to visit the town beach in Edisto (off-leash dogs allowed in winter), the park (leashed dogs only), and visited Botany Bay (no dogs allowed)
⭐and George and Pink’s produce stand (pecan pie, dried black-eyed peas and field peas).
⭐A subsequent day, we went to see the 400+ year old Angel Oak (no dogs allowed)
⭐and visited Kiawah beachwalker park (off-leash dogs allowed in winter). White sand and wide beach, with picnic tables in the parking lot, and bathrooms and a place to rinse off your dog! Kiawah beachwalker park was definitely our favorite—we returned another day after
⭐a self-guided foodie tour that we designed using the Roadtrippers app, Roadfood website, and reviews in the Charleston city paper.
⭐For the self-guided foodie tour,
⭐we visited White Point Gardens in Charleston,
⭐Hannibal’s Kitchen (recommend their baked turkey wing and okra stew), ⭐Rodney Scott’s BBQ (recommend their smoked chicken and cornbread), ⭐Bertha’s Kitchen (least favorite of the 3 soul food places, but, is also the least expensive - $5 for a lunch plate),
⭐and Park Circle Creamery (M&M ice cream, since was the winter had fewer flavors than usual).
⭐Yesterday, we visited the Charleston city market,
⭐ got carryout at the Glass Onion,
⭐and I had a pony ride at the farm on Lollipop with Carlos’ help.
⭐Due to the pandemic, there are few vendors at the Charleston city market – baskets run $100 and up so expensive.
⭐ Did pick up some gluten-free biscuit mix and frozen biscuits from Callies Charleston Biscuits.
⭐Can recommend the trout, mashed potatoes, collard greens, shrimp po-boy, coleslaw, flour-less chocolate cake and peppermint ice cream at the Glass Onion. Wonderful food and can accommodate dietary restrictions (gluten-free, vegetarian). Best food we had during our stay here.
⭐In the mornings, we would take long walks on the farm with our dog, and in the evenings return to watch beautiful sunsets and enjoy the peace and quiet. Our trailer had a great view of the horses in the paddock, as well as two red headed woodpeckers (so nice to look at while washing dishes!). The farm is also visited by many other birds including blue birds, hawks, merganser ducks etc. Carrots are in the fridge to share with the horses and goats. But, my personal favorite was visiting the donkeys in the front paddocks. They love getting scratched at the top of their heads. If you venture inside to greet or feed the goats, do wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty since they like to climb up on you. With our busy days, we struggled to stay up late enough to experience the 9:30 pm horse/goal bedtime with cookies. We managed it once and it is great fun. The horses and goats get so excited about getting a cookie. Also take advantage of the offer to build a bonfire.

đŸŒŽâ€ïžđŸ’•Blog written by travel blogger Claudia Ossa about her farm stay:
‘Twas the day before the Monday of winter break in White Plains, NY and nary a plan was in sight. As someone who grew up in sunny California, the notion of a winter break is not ingrained in my psyche; HOWEVER, we have two kids, ages 7 and 8, and the weather was pretty frigid. The promise of a steady diet of “No more screen time or else!!!” or, in reality, “How about another season of Bunk’d?” for a week, put some fire under my SAHM butt to figure something out.

So I hit Airbnb in search of warmth of any kind, ideally paired with a pool.

Anyone who understands East Coast winter culture knows that this search should have occurred at least two months in advance. Charleston, South Carolina has been on my radar for a while. Images of seersucker, bowls of glistening grits and a generous amount of politeness seemed like the perfect order, but there was little to no availability in Charleston for a family of four with a budget founded in reality.

I came upon a horse ranch in Meggett, SC, only 30 minutes from Charleston. I practically cry-laughed when I read the host’s description which included, “THIS IS NOT A HOTEL. THERE ARE BUGS, THIS IS A FARM” and “LEAVE ANY DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR BEHIND.” I decided to take a gander at the reviews despite Lizabeth’s (the host) fervent attempts at getting us to go elsewhere, and I discovered only glowing reviews, many by repeat visitors. The photos of the farm only galvanized my resolve. I think Lizabeth may have been writing in a secret code to certain types of people because she included an inordinate amount of emojis in her descriptions. I was beguiled by the balance of harshness and whimsy. Let's just say that she had me at Palmetto bugs that look like roaches, and I am deathly afraid of chunky bugs.

I am not sure how I convinced my country-club-raised husband to stay in a converted shed with no indoor bathroom and cats, but I did. The kids were, of course, thrilled out of their gourds (farm humor) at the prospect of sleeping with cats in their own loft beds while attached to a barn full of adorable horses, goats, a miniature pony and a big black dog. Worry not. There are a plethora of lodging options on the farm that include bathrooms and even full kitchens, but we went with the most minimal, yet the most popular, space because of the proximity to the animals and the adorable absurdity of the whole thing.

There were so many “firsts” on this trip for our family, including a 13 hour mostly device-free car ride with a sprinkling of hotel stays that ranged from super-dingy to pretty fancy, but I won’t get into those right now.

I’m only writing about this visit to East Gate Farms in Meggett, South Carolina because it was one of the best vacations we have ever taken, and we were only there two nights and three days.

From the moment we rolled through the gates, a feeling of peace washed over us. Horses, open sky, moss gently waving from tree branches and a big barn/stable smack dab in the middle. Pretty perfect.

We pulled up to our designated parking spot, and I could just hear the Pioneer Woman whispering, “Welcome y’alllllll.” One glance at the tiny converted shed, and I thought, “Oh shit that IS tiny,” but once we opened up the doors, I became 7 all over again. I wanted to claim first dibs on the bunk with the window overlooking the farm, but alas, I am almost 50 and that would have been kinda mean to the kids, not to mention another clue for my husband that he might have married Dharma from Dharma and Greg. (Google it, young people!)

We are not cat people. I mean, the kids don’t know if they are cat people, but WE, my husband and I, are not cat people. He lived with a gal who had a cat for several years, and I had the pleasure of sitting on the couch that said cat loved to mangle, but other than that, not a lot of feline action in our lives. So, to us, renting a room that came with at least two of the 13 cats that live in the barn seemed like a challenge right out of The Amazing Race.

Our kids are now officially cat people but also, horse, dog, goat and chicken people (donkeys too). We shared our space with the kitties but occasionally had to show them the door when shit got too crowded. I tried to say, “Ok cats, time to goooo,” in the sing-songy voice of a non-cat owner, but my husband reminded me that cats don’t listen so I ended up having to gently extract them physically. Don’t tell anyone, but these mf’ers are soft, squishy, purring deliciousness. We’re still not cat people but will now dabble in our neighborhood cats from time to time. P.S. The Bunk Room is the only room that includes the cat amenity.

I could go on and on about this farm stay, from the gentleness and eagerness to please of the lovely ranch hand family which included horseback rides, custom bonfires complete with s’mores to the ability to feed the animals snacks 24/7, but I wouldn’t want to give all of the magic away.

We never had the pleasure of meeting our host, Lizabeth, but she was always an Airbnb message away. Like Charlie from Charlie’s Angels (the original, not the remake! Was there a remake?), we never saw her, but her presence was felt in many wonderful ways. The kids were sad when we packed up, bound for Charleston. We were sad too, but we knew we would be back.

This was our second experience with Airbnb. I love the humanity around the sharing of spaces and the generosity of opening up something beautiful and intimate to anyone. The “Farm Bathing” title of this post refers to our glamping trip to a farm in Vermont that we took last summer through HipCamp, a site similar to Airbnb that “offers outdoor stays and camping experiences via a website and mobile app.” There was a lot of overlap with our farm stay in that we were immersed in the farm experiences and felt a sincere connection with the humans behind the farms.


Our bunk room was not fit for cooking and that was a great thing because it forced us to explore some insane food just minutes away from the farm. Lizabeth shares lists on Airbnb for local beaches as well as restaurants, and she was spot on for both!

You will never hear me say that any food is elevated. Simple foods that have been passed down through generations do not need to be elevated. However, I do enjoy a spin on a classic and this is what the people at Angel Oak do. I am very picky about my fried chicken. I am not a fan of super herby and overly-brined birds. This fried chicken scores a 10 on texture, juiciness and breading and a 7.8 on seasoning because someone snuck some herbs in there, but if you woke me up at 3 am and said, “there is some fried chicken from Angel Oak outside, but it's 10 below and you have to eat it barefoot,” I would. I am also picky about fried green tomatoes. You would think I was from the South. (Does South America count?) I have eaten a superb fried green tomato and none ever lived up to it, until now. I like straightforward food, so when I saw that the FGTs were served with a dollop of pimento cheese, I had my doubts. I don’t tend to fill my gut with just one heavy-ass-thing at the beginning of the meal only to be rendered a sad useless blob by the end, but THESE babies were oh-so-amazing. I am realizing that I am full of “don’ts” when it comes to dining out and this includes foofy cocktails, but I was feeling festive so I ordered the Paloma. It turns out that I have been drinking cocktails at all the wrong places because this one was special. It was balanced. Not too sweet, not too bland and just boozy enough. I ordered it somewhere else a few days later, and it was not the same. I wish we had a restaurant like Angel Oak around these parts because I would become a regular. Some words
 casual, class yet inventive, super high quality and delicious.


This restaurant was a teensy bit further than Angel Oak but possessed a similar vibe. I recommend hitting Driftwood Beach located in Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve for some beach and heavy photography and then an early dinner at Roxbury Mercantile. The food here was excellent. I love a wedge salad and not an elevated wedge salad, although this one was tall. It was everything a wedge salad needed to be. Each ingredient was extremely fresh, and you could taste that the blue cheese dressing did not skimp on ingredients. The other favorite here was the shrimp and grits. I like a S&G where the shrimpies are saucy and well-seasoned on a backdrop of simple but expertly executed grits. I would also eat this dish barefoot in the snow. The edge that Roxbury Mercantile had over Angel Oak was the kid factor. This place has a super cool bench that sways called a Joggling Board. This occupied the kids for a bit between dinner and tiny but heavenly key lime pie. I want a Joggling Board, and I know just where I am going to put it! They also offered cornhole and a sweet lounging area too.


After a delicious lunch at Rodney Scott’s BBQ, where the hype is well-deserved, we quickly discovered that the hotel that we could afford during winter break in historic Charleston, would surely drain our coffers of the joy we had just accumulated at the farm.  As we all sat in the happiest part of our sad hotel room, a bed next to a window, I took to searching for resorts NEARBY and after being told that a few were SOLD OUT, the hotel Gods smiled upon us and we scored a room at The Sweetgrass Inn that is located at the Wild Dunes Resort. I am not going to go into full detail about this, but let's just say that for very little over what we were paying for a den of despair in Charleston, we landed a GORGEOUS less-than-a-year-old resort on the beautiful and pristine Isle of Palms. I highly recommend the combination of East Gate farm in Meggett, SC followed by The Sweetgrass Inn at Isle of Palms. We ate most meals on our two-day visit on the resort, but had the pleasure of having a traditional Southern Breakfast at Seabiscuit, a charming and delicious family-owned restaurant only few miles down the road on Isle of Palms.
-Published by travel blogger Claudia Ossa New York 2022

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What this place offers

Garden view
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises – 4 spaces
Pets allowed
36" HDTV with Hulu, Roku, Netflix
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Meggett, South Carolina, United States

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The Farm:
This is a private and gated estate property and Thoroughbred farm.
*Seattle Slew (Triple Crown) and *Forli’s (Triple Crown) Granddaughter (retired),
amongst other former Champions reside here. All the farm animals are available to meet and pet, for our guests, who rent one of the homes, which are only available through Airbnb. The farm is our private 100 acre family property. This farm is a replica of a known NY Thoroughbred racing farm in Saratoga, New York.
The land is a manicured and maintained, and our family home since we moved the farm to South Carolina from Pawling, New York in 2014. The farm is close to Charleston (downtown) and the beaches (Atlantic Ocean) of South Carolina. These are farm stays (rural) in the country (bugs), we have 30 sweet horses (our pets) for you to enjoy in the, welcoming and neighborly, low-country of South Carolina- where Southern hospitality is still a thing.

This is Meggett- the old southern families who built Charleston reside around here- This is the true southern low country- farms and land for miles- marshes and ocean breezes abound.

The farm is 100 flat pastoral acres. 30 minutes to downtown Charleston.
15 minutes to West Ashley.
24 miles to Folly Beach.
20 miles to Edisto Island.
28 miles to Kiawah island .
24 miles to Charleston International airport.
The farm is centrally located between Edisto Island beach and Downtown Charleston. Many guests spend a day at Edisto Beach, Kiawah Beach or Folly Beach and then another day (or two) exploring Downtown Charleston. Afterward coming back to the farm to enjoy the pink sunsets, a private bonfire, and afterward, joining everyone in the barn for night check (when the horses are checked before bedtime) which is each evening at 9:30pm.

The Airbnb’s:
These are Airbnb’s in the low-country of South Carolina.
Rustic, charming, warm and comfortable are apt descriptions of these units. With a cabin or cottage feel.
~The Guest House is a family sized 3br/2ba unit with 4 beds and sleeps 6.
~The Deck House Is a 2br/1ba unit with 3 beds that sleeps 6.
~The Club House is a 2br/1ba unit with 3 beds that sleeps 6.
~The Cottage is a smaller 1br/1ba unit with 6 beds that sleeps 7.
~The Carriage is a 1br/1ba with 3 beds that sleeps 5.
-The Complete House Is a 3bedroom/2bath home with 9 beds that sleeps 12.
-The Bunk Room is a studio with 3 beds that sleeps 4.
~The Cabin is a smaller 2 bedroom one bath with 6 beds that sleeps 8.
Each unit is private.
These are farm stays, in the country, which include, free interaction with our horses, goats, chickens,
barn cat’s, our deer
and black Shepherd.
These are farm stays. They are “unique” stays not “luxurious” stays. This is a working farm- with animals (and bugs). It is, after all, the “low country” of South Carolina which is hot, humid, and muggy. The Airbnb’s are the farm’s older out-buildings converted to Airbnb’s - *Please do NOT have any illusions of grandeur.
But come and visit for the fresh country air, the real farm life experience...
Also, the great nightly rates.
Bring your family and enjoy a stay on the farm.
The Farm:
This is a private and gated estate property and Thoroughbred farm.
*Seattle Slew (Triple Crown) and *Forli’s (Triple Crown) Granddaughter (retired),

During your stay

Please do not expect the “luxuries” of a
“4 star or “5 diamond”
downtown Charleston hotel. There is not a concierge on duty. No daily maid service. No room service. These are Airbnb’s in the low-country of
South Carolina.
Rustic, charming, warm and comfortable are apt descriptions of these units. With a cabin or cottage feel.
~The Guest House is a family sized 3br/2ba unit.
~The Club House is a spacious 2br/1ba unit.
~The Cottage is a smaller 1br/1ba unit.
~The King Carriage is a large 1br/1ba (with a king bed).
~The Combined House is 2 neighboring units combined to make one large 3br/2ba private home that has 6 beds and sleeps 9 or 10 guests comfortably.

All AIRBNB units

Each unit is private.
Remember these are farm stays which include free interaction with the horses, goats, chickens, barn cats, our deer and black Shepherd.
These are the lowest priced and largest sized private Airbnb rentals in Charleston County. Please do not just come just for the low price per night, come for the real country farm experience.
Bring your family stay with us on the farm!
Please do not expect the “luxuries” of a
“4 star or “5 diamond”
downtown Charleston hotel. There is not a concierge on duty. No daily maid service. No room service. Thes

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