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Historic Downtown Aiken! Walk Everywhere!

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The Laurens Street Upstairs Apartment in historic downtown!

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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

THE LAURENS STREET APARTMENT is located right in the middle of downtown Aiken's unique shops and local restaurants.
Guest comment: 'It just doesn't get any better than this!'

THE LAURENS STREET APARTMENT, CIRCA 1885, features original Hitchcock ceilings and old lawyer bookcases, high ceilings and heart pine floors. This beautiful apartment has been completely restored to include a new bath and fully equipped, custom kitchen. The apartment's iron balcony overlooks Laurens (our Main) Street. It's the perfect place to people watch, catch up on your reading or enjoy your favorite drink! Local art graces the walls and furnishings include an inviting mix of antiques and comfortable pieces.

AIKEN, SC, IS CENTRALLY LOCATED. THESE CITIES ARE JUST A SHORT DRIVE AWAY!
Beaufort, SC 2hrs 15 min
Charleston, SC 2 hrs 19 min
Savannah, GA 2 hrs 22 min
Hilton Head, SC 2 hrs 30 min
Bluffton, SC 2 hr 23 min

AIKEN HISTORIC TOURS:
*Chinaberry Tours offers private guided personalized tours. Call Judith Burgess (803) 649-6608
*Aiken Tours offers a 'Climb Aboard the Aiken Trolley' every Saturday. Call (888) 642-7631
* Self-guided Tour: Maps available

HOPELAND GARDENS AND THOROUGHBRED RACING HALL OF FAME:
This 14 acre estate of Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin was bequeathed to the city in 1969 as a public garden and is open to the public Mon - Sun from 10am - sunset. Free Admission.

HITCHCOCK WOODS:
Nearly 2000 acres of southern forest located in the midst of an urban area. You'll find trails, bridges, horse jumps, signs, map boxes and quiet solitude.



SPAS:
Powercuts Salon and Spa (803)642-4200


GOLF:
Aiken Golf Club - Semi-Private (803) 649-6029
Houndslake Country Club - Semi-Private (803) 648-6805
Midland Valley Country Club Semi-Private (803) 279.5352
Palmetto Golf Club - Private (803) 649-2951
Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation - Private (803) 648-1601
The Golf Club at Cedar Creek - Private (803) 648-4206
Woodside Plantation Country Club - Private (803) 649-4735

HOBBIES:
Aiken Quilt Shoppe (803) 649-7511
Barbara Sue Brodie Needleworks (803) 644-0990
MB Jewelry and Beads (803) 502-0200
Cooking Classes at Plum Pudding (803) 644-4600
Skeet Shooting at Carolina Star (803) 649-0878















Your accommodations include an initial stock of towels, bed linens, laundry detergent, soap, shampoo/conditioner (hair dryer), paper products, gourmet coffee, cream and sugar.


















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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Our old lawyer bookcases are filled with games, puzzles and about 200 books to include a wide assortment of novels, biographies, cookbooks, and a whole lot more! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Two flat-screened TVs...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    You are right in the middle of downtown Aiken located on our main street. A safe and ideal location! Local restaurants and shops are right outside your front door!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining for two in the kitchen plus a table and four chairs in the Living Room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Free, on street parking available...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$175
$950 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

CHECK IN TIME: 3 PM

CHECK OUT TIME: 11 AM

SPECIAL RATES FOR MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Please see our Five Star Masters Reviews entered by guests Dave & Angie M. (Carmel, In) that says "Excellent accommodations for a week at the Masters!"...and by guest Lorie F. (Ottawa, Canada) that says "We came into Aiken for a few days of golf and to attend a practice round at The Masters. 4 of us stayed at this great apartment for 4 nights. Its even nicer than the pictures - lots of room - everything you need…(read more under "Reviews")

Masters Week rate is $450.00 per night, all inclusive, with a 7 night minimum.


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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Aiken, 'a place for a splendid time to be had' was the town's reputation a century ago and still reigns true today! Historically, Aiken was a retreat for Charlestonians escaping malaria but also became a popular Winter Colony attracting people from the north especially during their harsh winter months.

Aiken became known as a sports haven as wealthy horse enthusiasts brought their animals for pleasure and training building grandiose cottages and stables that survive today. Aiken remains a great escape offering a rich heritage, beautiful tree lined streets, charm, hospitality and gracious living.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Owners Are Russell and Janice Johnson, proud recipients of The Historic Aiken Foundation's Adaptive Use Award. 'We live in downtown Aiken and just love it. The convenience is incredible. We walk everywhere-- the bank, post office, Aiken's Farmers Market and to our locally owned restaurants and shops. Another wonderful place we love to explore is Hitchcock Woods-- just a block away! LIFE IS GOOD IN AIKEN! Come see for yourself!'

Why the Owner Chose Aiken:
LAURENS STREET (Our Main Street) is VIBRANT, ALIVE, FRIENDLY AND CHARMING. When this unique property became available we excitedly became the proud owners. We love to share beautiful and historic downtown Aiken with everyone!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
YOU ARE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR AWARD WINNING AND HISTORIC ALL-AMERICAN CITY! RELAX on the Laurens Street apartment balcony or STROLL downtown. Find turn-Of-the-century architecture, antiques, art galleries, local theater, bakeries, quaint shops and over 25 locally owned restaurants.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • The Laurens Street Upstairs Apartment in historic downtown!

    The Laurens Street Upstairs Apartment in historic downtown!

  • View looking south from the balcony.  A favorite place to people watch and take a breather!

    View looking south from the balcony. A favorite place to people watch and take a breather!

  • Master Queen Bedroom.  It's quiet and comfy.

    Master Queen Bedroom. It's quiet and comfy.

  • New bath with tiled shower.  Washer/dryer stackables.

    New bath with tiled shower. Washer/dryer stackables.

  • The Guest Bedroom has a comfy Queen Bed!

    The Guest Bedroom has a comfy Queen Bed!

  • Fully equipped custom kitchen,
sparkling clean!

    Fully equipped custom kitchen, sparkling clean!

  • Local art by 
Betsy Wilson Mahoney.

    Local art by Betsy Wilson Mahoney.

  • The Laurens Street Apartment is
right in the middle of our beautiful, historic downtown!

    The Laurens Street Apartment is right in the middle of our beautiful, historic downtown!

  • Aiken street scenes include a mounted policeman.

    Aiken street scenes include a mounted policeman.

  • :) Review July 2014
Philadelphia, PA

    :) Review July 2014 Philadelphia, PA

  • Come on in, get comfortable and enjoy the balcony view!

    Come on in, get comfortable and enjoy the balcony view!

  • Aiken is waiting for you.  Come have a seat!

    Aiken is waiting for you. Come have a seat!

  • Our All American City of Aiken is waiting for you! Just step outside on the balcony and have a look!
You are right in the middle of it!

    Our All American City of Aiken is waiting for you! Just step outside on the balcony and have a look! You are right in the middle of it!

  • Often heard: 'Aiken is South Carolina's Best Kept Secret'! 
Come. See.

    Often heard: 'Aiken is South Carolina's Best Kept Secret'! Come. See.

  • Master Queen Bedroom.

    Master Queen Bedroom.

  • Bathroom sink with white subway tile.

    Bathroom sink with white subway tile.

  • Books galore can be found in the old lawyers bookcases. Grab one and head out to the balcony!

    Books galore can be found in the old lawyers bookcases. Grab one and head out to the balcony!

  • Our modern kitchen features stainless steel and quartz. countertops.

    Our modern kitchen features stainless steel and quartz. countertops.

  • Heartpine floors, wool and natural seagrass accent rugs.

    Heartpine floors, wool and natural seagrass accent rugs.

  • Beautiful weather, outside dining and street music--some kind of wonderful!

    Beautiful weather, outside dining and street music--some kind of wonderful!

  • Strolling allowed. In fact--encouraged!

    Strolling allowed. In fact--encouraged!

  • Review :)
July 2014
Summerville, SC
Atlanta, GA
and China

    Review :) July 2014 Summerville, SC Atlanta, GA and China

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/18/2015
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