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Charleston Tea Party Private Tour Launches Historic Rental

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

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Last updated: 06/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charleston house description

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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.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

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

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Other (See Description)

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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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • 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

              • Kitchen:

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

              • Dining Area Seats:

                7...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 7 people

              Amenities

              • Covered Parking:

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

              • Air Conditioning:

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

              • Washing Machine:

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

              • Garage:

                2 car...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided

              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

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Theme

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

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Hunting
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Synagogues
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Ruins
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Water Parks
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Walking
                      • Museums
                      • Water Tubing
                       

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                      3 night min stay
                      $300
                      $1,400

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                      a weekly rate available of $1175


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                      Last updated: 06/08/2014
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                      Location

                      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

                       

                      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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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

                      $300 per night (USD)
                      12

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

                      View calendar: Updated 06/08/14
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                      Speaks: english
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