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About this listing

The Riverwalk Retreat is a cozy upstairs room in warm brick home. A 30-seconds drive (10min walk) down the road leads you to the breathtaking views of the Riverwalk Park, where you can walk, run, sun, swim, and picnic on the Broad River. When you're there, you won't believe a bustling city lies just miles away.

The room features two dreamy twin beds, storage space, window AC, strong Wi-Fi, and more. Guests from across the US and the world have enjoyed The Riverwalk Retreat, and you will, too.

The space

Once you've arrived, you'll instantly notice how secluded The Riverwalk Retreat bedroom feels from the rest of the house. Original hardwood floors warm up the whole room. The laptop-friendly workspace sits in a oak tree-shaded dormer and provides a quiet place for you keep up with your digital business and leisure.

The detached bathroom, which is cleaned daily, has a relaxing shower-head with the option to take a soothing bath in the tub. Towels, wash cloths, soap, shampoo, hair dryer, iron, etc.

The living room has two comfy couches and a cushy recliner that tends to lead to naps, as well as a Chromecast TV for you to stream the day or night away.

Note: If you'd like to rent out the entire upstairs (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 4 twin beds, 4 guests), please contact me or book the same dates on this listing:

Guest access

Your stay includes access to all common areas, including the living room, kitchen, and laundry room. You'll have a place to park your vehicle.

Help yourself to a breakfast sandwich, fruit, and coffee to start your morning.

Interaction with guests

I'm glad to answer any questions you have about your stay, and I prefer to give my guests a lot of space. You'll typically only see me cleaning your bathroom or cooking in the kitchen, unless you need assistance, of course! If I'm not working or asleep, I'll respond immediately to your text or call.

Other things to note

Your bathroom is only shared if a guest is booked in the other upstairs bedroom the same nights as you. It is cleaned daily regardless. The only off-limit areas are the dining room (which is under renovation), the downstairs bathroom (which is mine), and any bedroom besides The Riverwalk Retreat.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Bed: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: £12
Security Deposit: £81
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

I have five simple rules:

1. Lock the front door as you come and go.

2. You may consume alcohol responsibly, but there are no illegal drugs and no smoking allowed in the house. You may smoke outside so long as you properly dispose of cigarette butts.

3. Be mindful of water and electricity usage: turn off your lights and window AC unit when you depart the home for the day, and don't leave the water running when you're not using it.

4. Come and go as you please as long as you operate at a reasonably low volume after 10pm. Be mindful of TV volume and use an inside voice.

5. Kitchen etiquette: You're welcome to use the kitchen and cookware to cook your groceries, but please clean up any mess you make, wash your dishes when you're done (I make sure they're clean for everyone to use), and do not pour grease down the sink drain. You may use a reasonable amount of refrigerator and pantry space to store your food.

I charge a low security deposit and don't have homeowner's insurance, so please be mindful of your use of the common areas. Thank you!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 3 stair steps to front door, 14 stair steps to second floor
Pet(s) live on property - 2 Golden Retrievers and 2 cats
Some spaces are shared - Living room. Kitchen. Laundry room. Bathroom is shared if there's a guest in the other upstairs bedroom.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Kelly User Profile
June 2017
Matthew's home was a great stay to help with my relocation to Columbia! The home is very-well taken care of and the room was large and comfortable. Matthew was very helpful with anything I needed and was always around whenever I needed anything. I definitely recommend Matthew's place to stay! Everything was superb!!

Chen User Profile
August 2016
beautiful house and warm services, Rachel is the best host I meet! And two lovely cats !
Matthew User Profile
Response from Matthew:
Glad to have you stay with us, Chen, and the cats are, too :D
August 2016

Thomas User Profile
July 2016
The definition of great hospitality! Awesome host, great help with area, and overall, just an awesome guy! Room was very comfortable, great location, tranquil but close to downtown. Would rebook most definitely
Matthew User Profile
Response from Matthew:
Buster, thank you! We had a blast hosting you. See you around town. -Matthew 8)
July 2016

Ketan User Profile
July 2016
It was simply wonderful staying with Matthew and Rachel!! They were the perfect hosts. We were new to Columbia and they went out of their way to help us in getting to know the city better. Our room was beautiful + cozy and we had access to all essential amenities like the washing machine, toiletries in the washroom, tv, iron and kitchen. The house is located in a safe neighbourhood. We really felt at home. We will always fondly remember our stay/experience. I definitely recommend it!
Matthew User Profile
Response from Matthew:
We were blessed to help you guys transition to Columbia. Glad to have folks like you in town. We hope you're enjoying your new place, and Rach and I still want to take you both to dinner! :) -Matthew
July 2016

Martie User Profile
June 2016
My stay with Matthew was PERFECTION!! Comfortable room and AWESOME socializing with he and his friends!! Will definitely be staying again!!!
Matthew User Profile
Response from Matthew:
We had a blast chatting and laughing together. We're looking forward to seeing you again!
June 2016

Brian User ProfileBrian is a superhost.
June 2016
Another visit to Columbia brought us back to Matt's. Yay! Thanks for the clean space and great coffee!
Matthew User Profile
Response from Matthew:
Thanks for staying with us again!
June 2016

Sarah User Profile
June 2016
My stay at Matthew and Rachel's was just what I needed! It was exactly as described/pictured. Matthew was away working but Rachel was very helpful during the stay. It was also near a trail by the river which was an added bonus. Definitely recommend!
Matthew User Profile
Response from Matthew:
Thank you gals so much for staying with us, and I hope your move went smoothly! I also hope you enjoyed the river. Safe travels! :) -Matthew
June 2016

Columbia, South Carolina, United States · Joined in January 2016
Matthew User Profile

This is my sixth year in Columbia, SC. I work as a consultant doing geeky stuff. Despite owning two cats, I do have a girlfriend, and she's a tremendous blessing.

My favorite places to travel (so far) are Destin, Colorado Springs, and Northern California. Some of my favorite shows are Game of Thrones, Fringe, Peaky Blinders, House of Cards, and stuff like that. I like to grill anything and sip on dark reds or IPAs. :D

I love Airbnb because it's a great example of 'Murican freedom!

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