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The Cottage

The Cottage Original Fireplace in Breakfast Nook Comfortable Master Bedroom Charming second bedroom Relaxing in the Gardens Hidden behind main house! Secure Drive behind gate Gracious Living Relax on the Main House porch

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charleston house description

When coming to Charleston, South Carolina, why stay in a bed and breakfast, historic inn, or hotel when you can rent your own historic vacation rental home for the same price? This elegant and superbly refurbished historic guest home in an exclusive neighborhood of historic downtown Charleston is available by the night, week, or month. Like a Charleston inn or historic bed and breakfast but more private, the 200 year old two bedroom guest home is on an acre in a quiet, but centrally located residential street in the historic district of downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The Charlotte Street Cottage makes for the perfect vacation rental accommodations for your visit to South Carolina.

Secluded and romantic, Charlotte Street Cottage, is the original kitchen house built in 1820. The Cottage is a beautifully restored, two bedroom guesthouse offering the perfect combination of privacy, quiet luxury, and easy access to our beautiful historic city. Rise with the sun and go for a jog along the battery or relax on your sunny patio with a hot cup of coffee and fresh fruit and enjoy the flowers in the gardens. Hop on your bike and be instantly surrounded by the history and charm of the antebellum neighborhood.

Charlotte Street home is a historic home built in 1820 and known as the Wegman-Holmes house. It is set back from the street behind a brick and ironwork fence on an acre of private gardens. Charlotte Street Cottage is rented as one unit and can accommodate up to four people. The property is beautifully landscaped with natural areas, stone patios, young fruit trees, flower beds, 200 year old oaks, and a large lawn. There is secure complimentary parking behind an electric gate. The house is in an ideal location on a beautiful wide street lined with 150 year old oak trees in the heart of the historic district.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a new top of the line queen bed, the other with new twin beds. There is a full bath, generous closet space, and a washer and dryer. Both bedrooms look out over the gardens. Downstairs features include a kitchen with the original fireplace, breakfast nook, living room, and half bath. The kitchen is fully-equipped with stove and oven, full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, and all the cookware and utensils you could want. The dining/living area is stylish yet comfortably furnished. There is cable television, telephone service, and two zone central heat and air for year round comfort. Fax service is available. Next to the cottage, out the kitchen entrance, is your own private garden and patio, fringed by flowerbeds and with comfortable patio furniture.

From your home on Charlotte Street you can easily walk or ride the trolley to all that Charleston's historic district has to offer. This includes the visitor's center, the old market, the new library and aquarium, the Aiken-Rhett house, the harbor and all Charleston museums. Within a few blocks there are many excellent restaurants, shops, galleries, and of course, fine historic homes of which many are open to the public for the numerous house and garden tours.

Within a five to 15 minute drive are hiking, kayaking, white sandy ocean beaches, horseback riding, and yacht harbors. The area is renowned for its many fine golf courses. In the event of any special health needs, there are three modern medical centers within several blocks. Downtown Charleston is 15 minutes from Charleston International Airport. A private taxi to our door costs approximately $25, or airport shuttles will also give door-to-door service for $13 per person. We are a five hour drive from Atlanta, two hours from Savannah, three and a half from Charlotte, and one hour from Beaufort, South Carolina.

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Keywords: 2-Story Historic Brick Home, Carriage or kitchen house

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            at owners discretion, please ask...moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Oven
          • Freezer
          • Coffee Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Parking Off Street
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Secluded. On an acre with private gardens

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Books
              • Video Library
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Away From It All

              Car

                  • Not Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Racquetball
                  • Groceries
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Synagogues
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding

                  Other Activities

                      • Horse-drawn Carriage Tours, House Tours
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Charlotte Street Cottage

                        Charlotte Street Cottage

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 02/22/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/04/14
                        We really enjoyed our week at Charlotte Street Cottage! All of Lisa and Geoff's suggestions were wonderful for exploring Historic Charleston and loved the local restaurants. It was so nice coming back to the beautiful well equipped cottage and could enjoy the lush gardens after our days out. We especially enjoyed visiting historic Mt Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, and Boone Hall Plantation. N's Islanf

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: We are so glad you had a good week of relaxing in the cottage and not in the cold, cold North! We try to make Charlotte Street Cottage a haven to which you can return after a day of exploring and feel at home so we are so pleased with your kind words. Hope you can return another time!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Perfect cottage for Historic Charleston

                        Perfect cottage for Historic Charleston

                        • Guest GORDON A.
                        • Date of stay 08/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/14/13
                        Charlotte Street Cottage is the perfect location for a visit to historic Charleston. It is easy to find when you arrive and walking distance from the town center. The fact it has off street parking within the lovely walled garden is a nice bonus. The cottage is great - clean, well maintained and well equipped. The owners made us feel very welcome when we arrived. Little touches like having so many guide books to Charleston made our stay even better. We did not want to leave and hope to go back again some day!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Charleston Carriage House

                        Charleston Carriage House

                        • Guest Murphman (Vienna, VA)
                        • Date of stay 05/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/01/13
                        Fabulous and charming. A real Southern gem!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                      • A Wonderful Week in Charleston

                        A Wonderful Week in Charleston

                        • Guest Stephanie G (Ann Arbor, MI)
                        • Date of stay 04/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/12/13
                        One week at the Charlotte Street Cottage and we were officially puddles of relaxation! We chose the cottage for its close proximity to all the things we wanted to see in Charleston, but the charm of the home, the lovely gardens and the owners' hospitality made it hard to leave for more than a few hours at a time! The hosts' restaurant recommendations were spot on – I don’t remember when we’ve eaten so well! – and their suggestions for navigating the tourist spots were so helpful. My husband and I can't wait to visit again!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • A Fabulous Week at the Charlotte Street Cottage!

                        A Fabulous Week at the Charlotte Street Cottage!

                        • Guest Stephanie G (Ann Arbor, MI)
                        • Date of stay 04/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/12/13
                        One week at the Charlotte Street Cottage and we were officially puddles of relaxation! We chose the cottage for its close proximity to all the things we wanted to see in Charleston, but the charm of the home, your lovely gardens and your hospitality made it hard to leave for more than a few hours at a time! Your restaurant recommendations were spot on – I don’t remember when we’ve eaten so well! – and your suggestions for navigating the tourist spots were so helpful. Thank you for having us, we can’t wait to visit again!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Wonderful Stay

                        Wonderful Stay

                        • Guest G & K (Raleigh, NC)
                        • Date of stay 11/18/12
                        • Review Submitted 11/24/12
                        My wife and I just returned from a wonderful 6-night stay in Charlotte Street Cottage. Viewers of this site will know that the previous reviews are loaded with superlatives, and properly so. Believe them. They are all true and richly deserved. Both the cottage and the location are simply ideal, and hosts Lisa and Geoff are there to answer to your every need while being entirely relaxed and genial about it. We parked our car at the cottage and didn't get in it again until we left, making our way about town largely on foot, with the occasional lift on the free trolley. I would have to say that our stay in the cottage itself was as memorable as were all the pleasures of a uniquely beautiful city. We highly recommend it in all of its aspects. We hope to be back.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                      • Charming Cottage for Charleston Vacation

                        Charming Cottage for Charleston Vacation

                        • Guest Janice A.
                        • Date of stay 06/23/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/08/12
                        The Charlotte St. Cottage is the place to stay to experience the true essence of Charleston. Exquisitely decorated and spacious, the cottage is nestled in lush gardens on a beautiful property with patios and lounges. The area is peaceful and quiet, yet walking distance to all the city has to offer. We can't say enough about the gracious hospitality of hosts Lisa and Geoff, who went out of their their way to make our stay wonderful. We highly recommend Charlotte St. Cottage and look forward to returning very soon.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Wonderful cottage, perfect location

                        Wonderful cottage, perfect location

                        • Guest E (Upstate New York)
                        • Date of stay 05/14/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/20/12
                        I highly recommend this cottage to anyone visiting Charleston. The cottage itself was as nice or nicer than pictured--very quaint and charming. It was clean, well equipped and larger than I was expecting. The yard and gardens are beautiful. It was within easy walking distance to wonderful restaurants, historic sites, grocery store, Visitor Center, aquarium, etc. There is also a free trolley service with a stop a few blocks away. The trolley can take you all over Charleston if you don't feel like walking. You can arrange transportation to a plantation right at the Visitor Center, so a car is unnecessary. Shuttle service to/from the airport was very reliable. If you are there on a Saturday, be sure to check out the wonderful Farmers Market/Craft Fair! It is held in the park only a few blocks away. Geoff and Lisa were wonderful hosts. They live in the house right on the property and were very happy to recommend restaurants and things to do. The basic staples were there upon our arrival. This was a fantastic spot for our annual "girls" reunion!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                      • Wonderful location in the city

                        Wonderful location in the city

                        • Guest MTbeach (Huntington Beach)
                        • Date of stay 12/27/11
                        • Review Submitted 01/26/12
                        We loved staying here! It is close to everything you want to see with walking distance. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is fully loaded. We had some thoughtful supplies for our first night there. Lisa and Geoff, the property owners, are very nice and Geoff is a really good guitar player. I'm glad I brought my guitar! My wife, daughter, and mother-n-law loved it and we look forward to another visit to Charlotte St and Charleston. Loads to do in Charleston and this is a wonderful location to come home to after a day of site seeing.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                      • Experience a piece of history in the Charlotte Street Cottage!

                        Experience a piece of history in the Charlotte Street Cottage!

                        • Guest RTM (Maple Shade, NJ)
                        • Date of stay 09/22/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/30/11
                        My husband and I stayed at the cottage for an extended weekend, and we were so happy with our decision to book here. The cottage is the renovated kitchen house for the Wegman-Holmes house in Charleston. It is quite spacious, and beautifully landscaped and private. Lisa was a joy to deal with, and has some great recommendations. The cottage is well equipped, with a nice kitchen, TV, cable, linens, all the comforts of home!! It is located on a beautiful quiet street. You can walk just about anywhere! Why spend money on a hotel room and be cramped when you can enjoy this wonderful cottage and relax in the garden? Our only complaint is that our vacation ended too soon, and we were not ready to return to reality.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 10/10

                       
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                      3 night min stay
                      $450

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest


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                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $10
                      • Cleaning Fee $100
                      • Tax Rate 4%

                      Notes:

                      NIGHTLY RATE RANGE IS $325-$550/NIGHT BASED ON # OF PEOPLE, TIME OF YEAR, LENGTH OF STAY. PLEASE, CALL OR EMAIL US TO VERIFY RATES. REDUCED WEEKLY RATES. MINIMUM 3-7 NIGHTS DEPENDING ON TIME OF YEAR.

                      HOUSE RENTS AS A SINGLE UNIT, HOLDING A MAXIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE. PETS ARE AT OWNERS DISCRETION. PET CHARGE IS $10/NIGHT.

                      50% DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO CONFIRM A RESERVATION. TOTAL PAYMENT DUE 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.


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                      Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Charleston International at 15 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Sullivans Island or Folly Beach at 12 Miles
                       

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                      • The Cottage

                        The Cottage

                      • Comfortable Master Bedroom

                        Comfortable Master Bedroom

                      • Relaxing in the Gardens

                        Relaxing in the Gardens

                      • Secure Drive behind gate

                        Secure Drive behind gate

                      • Relax on the Main House porch

                        Relax on the Main House porch

                      • Original Fireplace in Breakfast Nook

                        Original Fireplace in Breakfast Nook

                      • Charming second bedroom

                        Charming second bedroom

                      • Hidden behind main house!

                        Hidden behind main house!

                      • Gracious Living

                        Gracious Living

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                      This listing was first published here in 2003.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

                      $450 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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