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Charleston Tea Party Private Tour Launches Historic Rental

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

***10% off between July 15 and September 30th***

Relax with a cup of tea or a Mint Julep in your downtown Historic Charleston apartment while others are fighting traffic. The Peninsula of Charleston is where you want to be if you are weary of the syncopated unrest of a crazy world. Come here and set your feet to a saner tempo, where Dubose Heyward and George Gershwin composed Porgy and Bess, the first American opera. The streets of Charleston have some thing to give them that walk them in a receptive mood that will make life forever richer. Charleston is America's best kept secret.
This is a spacious three bedroom, two bath apartment, with full kitchen and dining room. The back bedroom has a queen size reproduction Old Charleston Rice Bed and matching bathroom.
The front two bedrooms are of a double bed and another with twins. Bedside tables and lamps are on each side. Attention to details is visible in tatting and embroidery of white linens, carefully chosen period furniture, and vintage china and silver. The purpose is to give you an affordable Old Charleston experience, as if you lived here. There is a two car garage in back for off street parking.
The Charleston Tea Party Private Tour gives you a chance to get to know the vacation rental owner, a native Charlestonian, and have her as your own personal concierge. She takes you to breakfast on the Battery and to her house for Tea at lunch time.

Keywords: A 3 bedroom, two bath second floor apt in a two story house sleeps up to 7 in historic Charleston within walking distance of Ashley Hall, home of
Confederate Treasurer Trenholm, and Hominy Grill restaurant. Spacious and carefully appointed with fine touches of historic Charleston. Exposed beams in main room. Full kitchen and dining room.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Queen size Beds (1) This is a Rice Bed, famous for the carved wood as rice sheathes, a wedding present from our groomsman, George Kanellos., Double Beds (1) New mattress and box are on an old a Jenny Lind bed., Twin or Single Beds (3) Think Downton Abbey. White iron beds with new box and springs., Bunk Beds (1) A day bed is in the sitting room, which could be used as a seventh bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Your owner becomes your personal concierge and guide when you go on her tour of her friends' homes and gardens in Historic Charleston. Priority is given first to rental guests who book her tour. Breakfast at 9 is included on her tour in a house on the Battery overlooking the Charleston Harbor and Ft. Sumter. Her tour by van allows you to go through the gates and front doors of historic properties not open to the public. You are then invited to the owner's private home for Tea overlooking the Ashley River to end a morning that becomes the highlight of the visit to Charleston....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air and heat with exposed beams in the living room...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    a two car garage is for vacation rental and space to bring or rent bicycles. ....moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    in back of house on ground floor accessible outside...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, vintage china & silverware are there for you. A mess of crabs can be bought at Seafood Alley, within walking distance near Spring & King. Boil them in the big white pot!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A large refrigerator, oven and stove are there as well as a coffee maker and tea pot and toaster...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    new and stocked with bread, owner's calamondin marmalade, flour, sugar, butter and a gallon of owner's mint iced tea from Charleston Tea Plantation....moreless

  • Toaster
 

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$300
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Notes:

a weekly rate available of $1400 July 6-Sept 30

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Location

  • The Battery

    "You must promenade along The Battery to have been here like a Charlestonian. The link to th..."

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  • Fort Sumter National Monument

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  • Marion Square

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Charleston
Nearest Restaurant
Hominy Grill
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Folly Beach

Car: Not Necessary

It is a great getaway for Citadel and College of Charleston parents and family to visit their sons and daughters and provide a home away from home.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: My husband had the wisdom to buy this property while we were dating. I never dreamed my Charleston Tea Party Private Tour and this property would marry. We keep it affordable for those who want to savor Charleston for a week while they go on my tour and get to know Charleston. We live downtown as well on the Ashley River with our 3 teenagers and English Springer Spaniel, Chesterfield, who reflects being made in the image of God better than we do. I invite you into our home for Tea at lunchtime at the end of my tour.

Why the Owner Chose Charleston:
My husband and I are both from Charleston, grew up here, and never desired to live anywhere else. He was living in the large historic house across the street from this vacation rental, renting from the childless couple who lived there and loved him, when this rental house came on the market. Instead of living the high life while dating me, he wisely invested in this property. I thought this property would provide opportunities for people who love Charleston to come with family or friends and stay longer at a more affordable price.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Everywhere you want to go in the historic district is within walking or bicycling distance. The spacious apartment is clutter free, each being a room with a view. You can bring or rent bicycles. There is room in the private garage for them and your car in the back. A washer and dryer are also in the back. It is a vibrant neighborhood of young medical professionals, historic houses, and popular restaurants and bakeries nearby. There is a big picnic basket in the kitchen you can fill for a picnic to a plantation or park. Sugar bakery on Cannon St around the corner and Saffron's on East Bay are great for collecting baked goods for a tea party picnic. You will find a gallon jar for sweet iced tea from Charleston grown tea. The trolley is free and picks up on Cannon St, a one minute walk from the house, taking you all over the peninsula of historic Charleston. A map with its stops in a guide book awaits you in the kitchen. The history of Charleston is to be savored, the visual richness of English architecture and garden designs to be enjoyed. One lifetime is not enough.


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Speaks: english, french, german, My daughter, Olivia, speaks French and her friend

 

Photos

  • Charleston Tea Party Private Tour Guide, Laura, welcomes you to Charleston.

    Charleston Tea Party Private Tour Guide, Laura, welcomes you to Charleston.

  • Restored antique chairs with inlay

    Restored antique chairs with inlay

  • Antique china and silver with contemporary dishes in the cupboards

    Antique china and silver with contemporary dishes in the cupboards

  • Kitchen with dishwasher, stove, oven, and full fridge and freezer

    Kitchen with dishwasher, stove, oven, and full fridge and freezer

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Antique twin beds as in Downton Abbey.  Twin room has adjustable blinds.

    Antique twin beds as in Downton Abbey. Twin room has adjustable blinds.

  • Jenny Lind bed

    Jenny Lind bed

  • Room With A View

    Room With A View

  • The rooftops of Charleston as seen from the kitchen window

    The rooftops of Charleston as seen from the kitchen window

  • After your deposit check is received you will be given the keyless entry code

    After your deposit check is received you will be given the keyless entry code

  • Main living and dining area

    Main living and dining area

  • Original exposed beams with wooden peg construction restored by owners

    Original exposed beams with wooden peg construction restored by owners

  • Dining area looking to kitchen with original heart pine flooring

    Dining area looking to kitchen with original heart pine flooring

  • vintage old Charleston china and silver for family dining in

    vintage old Charleston china and silver for family dining in

  • Master bathroom and shower

    Master bathroom and shower

  • Reproduction of old Charleston Rice Bed

    Reproduction of old Charleston Rice Bed

  • Historic Charleston mahogany chest with ogee feet; bed linens with hand tatting.

    Historic Charleston mahogany chest with ogee feet; bed linens with hand tatting.

  • Can you see yourself in Charleston?

    Can you see yourself in Charleston?

  • Historic detailing of earthquake bolt of 1886 as seen from the kitchen window

    Historic detailing of earthquake bolt of 1886 as seen from the kitchen window

  • Laura's Zinnias grown from seed in her home garden

    Laura's Zinnias grown from seed in her home garden

  • your hostess in her own home welcoming you for tea after your tour

    your hostess in her own home welcoming you for tea after your tour

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, My daughter, Olivia, speaks French and her friend
  • Calendar last updated 04/21/2015

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