By JIM PARKER

The Post and Courier

Possessing a dock on the Ashley River is worth its weight in gold, or at least $1,500 a month.

That’s the price for dock space. And some people think they can rent a riverside house with a dock just to have access to the pier.

“I’ve had people call. It was as cheap to rent a home (with a dock with it),” says Kay Maddox, who owns 4623 Apple St. in the Wando Woods neighborhood of North Charleston.

The house, which comes with a dock for personal watercraft on the Ashley River, is for rent for $2,395 a month. Tenants can use the dock for no extra charge. The lease is long term and includes a $2,500 deposit. Looked at another way, the property rent would be about $895 a month not counting the pier.

Yet the 3,000-square-foot residence offers plenty more than simply a way to get to the river. Located off Apple Street in a semi-secluded locale, the Wando Woods house is near the intersection of Dorchester Road and Interstate 526. The property is “very convenient. It’s close to Boeing, I-526, I-26,” she says.

Among features of the home are four bedrooms with another space that can be converted to a fifth bedroom, and three-and-a-half baths. There’s a two-car garage and a second-floor sundeck on the side of the house, which was built about 15 years ago, Maddox says.

Also inside the residence are a tidy kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher; an oversized sunroom; adjacent living room; and a dining room.

An uncommon perk is a pair of master suites, both on the upper floor. One suite is over the garage and includes an extra large bedroom. There’s a separate laundry, and a fireplace is in a master bedroom.

A sizable porch wraps halfway around the house, and a small yard borders the home.

For more information, call Maddox at 843-296-2326 or e-mail niftycars@aol.com.

The house is near the end of Apple Street. Traveling west, get on I-26, go to I-526 and head toward West Ashley. Take the Dorchester Road-Paramount Drive exit and travel south on Paramount. Turn right on Holbird Street. Go three blocks, and Apple Street is on the left. Ahead is 4623 Apple St.

Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or jparker@postandcourier.com.