By JIM PARKER
The Post and Courier
A classified ad might read: “No roommate wanted.” Yet this “residence built for one” boasts scores of attractions — and a peninsula address to boot.
The property for lease is 75 Maple St. in the Wagener Terrace neighborhood of Charleston. Monthly rent is $850 and includes water, electricity and Wi-Fi, says Helen Watson, who is handling the lease.
“For rent is an adorable, cozy little house,” she says. The home is in the back portion of the Watsons’ property, a setting that is “quiet, serene and private,” she says. “The neighborhood is centrally located in a very safe, quiet and friendly area.”
In describing the house, Watson says it is fully furnished and includes a window air conditioning unit.
Just inside the front door is the living quarters, which showcases a vaulted, tongue and groove pine ceiling trimmed in mahogany. Maple hardwood floors are found throughout the home. On the left is a sleeping loft with a “brand new Serta twin mattress,” sheets and towels, she says. The room also sports a working stained glass window, one of four antique windows in the house. Elsewhere are Andersen windows.
A full bath and the kitchen are below the loft. The cooking area displays a refrigerator, microwave, large toaster oven and coffee maker and is stocked with glasses, dishes, utensils and pots and pans. Highlighting the bathroom is a full-sized shower and lots of storage space.
If the tenant needs a washer and dryer, it’s on the Watsons’ enclosed back porch. The rent includes a designated off-street parking space.
“It is well-insulated and full of light and is perfect for one person in need of a furnished place,” she says.
Watson says the “ideal tenant” would be a full-time student or professional who is “neat, quiet and considerate.” Smoking, pets, parties and regular overnight visitors are frowned upon.
The house is toward the center of Maple Street. Heading north, take King Street past the entrance ramps to Interstate 26 and the Ravenel Bridge. Go for another mile, continuing north of Hampton Park. Turn left on Maple and continue acros Rutledge Avenue. Ahead on the left is 75 Maple St.
For more information, call Watson at 843-270-9223.
Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or email@example.com.