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Historic (C1795),Spacious, Downtown, Yard, Garden,

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charleston house description

Licensed B&B - We offer coffee and wine upon check-in but no meals are included in the stay. We also do not allow/tolerate events/venues as this is a wonderful and unique opportunity to enjoy being able to see Charleston more as a resident than a tourist and we expect proper respect to be given as such.

This is an authentic Charleston 'single-house' (c 1795) which means a Charleston house that is a single room in depth, designed to catch the ocean breezes. The builders of this property were in the shipping business and a wharf was built into the river to accommodate the owner's ships. Property taxes at that time were based on a front footage assessment and the typical single house was placed so that the narrow side of the house would be on the street side. This property was an exception in that the long side of the house faces South Battery which made it even more accessible to the prevailing summer southwest breezes. The two piazzas on the south side provide a dual purpose: to provide a comfortable place to enjoy the afternoon breeze and sunsets and to provide shade for the house itself from the afternoon sun.

On the main floor is an elegant dining room with beautiful hand made mahogany table, sideboard, and hunt-board. Just across the central hall is a less formal living room. It is furnished with comfortable upholstered sofa and chairs and accented with fine antiques including a mahogany chest, fold top desk, French farm table with 6 chairs and a magnificent highboy. The new kitchen with marble counters, lovely light filled windows on three sides, all new appliances and conveniences is accessed through two nine foot entrances from the living room. All of these rooms open onto the main floor piazza and offer wonderful opportunities for family fun and entertaining. A gracious central stairway leads from the piazza to the large and lovely Charleston garden.

The next floor houses the main bedrooms, baths and closets. The two large bedrooms each with four poster mahogany queen beds and adjoining bathrooms open onto the upper piazza overlooking the garden and Charleston Harbor.

The upper floor consists of two large dormer bedrooms with wonderful windows on the north and south sides. Between these rooms is a bath with a shower. All have windows providing a spectacular panoramic roof top view of the landscape below.

The garden is spacious and charming. The areas adjoining the house are terraced in old Charleston bricks and provide fabulous area for containers of flowering plants. The planting in the main garden is a balanced mixture of evergreens which provide shape, texture, and definition on a year round basis, and flowering shrubs and plants which provide a bouquet of color and scent as the seasons evolve. In the center of the front garden is a shallow reflecting pool with an Italian fountain. The fountain is automatically lighted at night and bathes the whole area with the ambiance of warm light and gurgling sounds. It is completely private from the street and fully enclosed and offers wonderful opportunities for entertaining or for children playing.

Very near prominent streets such as Church, Meeting, King and Legare Streets all are within very short walking distances to the property. White Point Gardens and the Harbor are within walking distance of the house. The house is in easy walking distance to the historic house museums, antique shops, art galleries, boutiques and famous restaurants.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            The back yard is very large and fully enclosed. As grandparents we enjoy sitting on the porch as the children happily explore the garden. There is a very shallow reflecting pool so we do keep a very close watch on the crawler/toddlers ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renter must be over 30 and must occupy the property. Children with parents are welcome. NO EVENTS ALLOWED...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            This bedroom has a sink and vanity. ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 child bed


          • There are 2 very large bedrooms with queen beds and 2 large dormer bedrooms with queen beds. One room has a toddler bed. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub

            This bathroom serves as a 'powder room'off of dining room. ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • The second floor bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Both have bath tubs with showers. The third floor bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower. One third floor bedroom has a sink and vanity. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            There is an elegant dining room, with 12 chairs and a large handmade banquet table with beautiful inlays. Living room has a farm table for 6-8, kitchen round marble table seats 4. NO EVENTS ALLOWED...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Brand new kitchen built in 2010. Beautiful marble counters. One large double sink, one smaller utility sink. Both sinks have disposals. There is a round marble 42'' table with 4 chairs. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Stocked pantry with spices, some canned goods, flour, sugar, salt, pepper....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Mr. Coffee (Keurig single cup) coffee maker and Moccamaster coffee maker ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes, glassware and flatware for 8. Le Creuset and All Clad cookware....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Kitchen Aid built-in with French doors and freezer with ice-maker below....moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas Bertozzoni stove with 6 burners....moreless

          • Oven:

            Large gas oven in stove. ...moreless

          • Toaster:

            Breville toaster oven...moreless

          • Microwave:

            Panasonic microwave...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Kitchen Aid....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Seating for 12 people


          • Parking:

            There is no off-street parking. The area fronting the house is in a residential parking zone which permits unrestricted parking at night. 65' feet from the house is unrestricted parking all the time...moreless

          • Living Room:

            The large living room has windows overlooking both the piazza and South Battery and opens onto the kitchen providing circulation onto the piazza. The furnishings are traditional and comfortable. ...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Four fireplaces in the living room, dining room, and the 2 bedrooms. Although the fireplaces are 'working' we do not allow renters to light fires. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Stack washer/dryer in master bathroom....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Stack washer/dryer in master bathroom....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central heat and air conditioning....moreless

          • Heating:

            Central heat and air conditioning....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All linens are provided....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            All towels are provided....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer


          • Satellite / Cable:

            Comcast provides Internet and television. ...moreless


          • Telephone

          Outdoor Features

          • Lawn / Garden:

            The garden, hidden from the street, is large and well tended. It has a shallow reflecting pool in the center with an Italian fountain. ...moreless

          • Bicycles:

            We do not have bicycles but they can easily be rented from The Bicycle Shoppe 280 Meeting St. (843 722 8168)...moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            There are 2 furnished piazzas overlooking the garden and the Ashley River. Each piazza is about 50' X 10'. ...moreless

          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            A covered trellis separates the front garden from the rear garden and provides seating for 8 people....moreless

          • Golf:

            Charleston is the home of many championship golf courses ...moreless

          • Tennis:

            Tennis courts are available in the neighborhood....moreless


          • Adventure
          • Romantic
          • Family
          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

              • Water View


              • Botanical Garden
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Surfing
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Basketball Court
              • Pier Fishing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Parasailing
              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Eco Tourism
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Kayaking


              Write a review 4.8
              from 5 traveler reviews
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              3 night min stay
              $5,000 $12,000
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              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Cleaning/all linen fees $400
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Tax Rate 12.5%


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              Last updated: 09/17/2014
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              • The Battery

                "A must see for history buffs and a beautiful sight to see"

              • Downtown Charleston

                "Located in the heart of Upper King Street, most attractions are within walking distance."

              • Charleston Waterfront Park

                "Wonderful views just off East Bay near the Market"

              • South Carolina Aquarium

                "Adults and children love a trip to the Aquarium"

              • Classic Carriage Tours

                "See the city the way our ancestor's traveled"

              • Arthur J. Ravenel Bridge

              • Fort Moultrie National Monument

                "A favorite for visitors"

              • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

                "Great for children"

              • The Citadel Military College of South Carolina

                "Stay for a game or visit the Chapel"

              • Jestine's Kitchen

                "One of my favorites and rated one of the top restaurants to visit in Charleston. Down home ..."

              • College of Charleston

                "Within blocks of the house and often offer live performances"

              • Charleston Farmers Market

                "Every Saturday, and within walking distance of home."

              • Slightly North of Broad Restaurant

                "Wonderful food and great atmosphere"

              • The Charleston Museum

                "Wonderful Museum, again within walking distance"

              • Hyman's Seafood Company

                "GREAT Seafood!"

              • The Alley

                "Just around the corner from St. Philip and good fun for the family"

              • USS Yorktown State Park

                "Just across the Bridge in Mt. Pleasant, you will find many attractions to visit as well. "

              • High Cotton

                "Good food, pricey but worth it."

              14 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Charleston International Airport
              3.7 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              10 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Sullivans Island
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Blind Tiger Pub
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Husk Restaurant

              Car: Not Necessary

              Charleston was voted for the second consecutive year 'Top City in the United States' in the 2012 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. While we would like to keep the secret of Charleston a little more to ourselves, we can't help but be proud of our ambiance (rooftop bars, narrow, tree-lined courtyards, fabulous harbor tidal creeks), our culture and sites (notable historic neighborhoods, antique shops, fall and spring house and garden tours), our renowned friendliness ('legendary hospitality and graciousness baked into our way of life'), our lodging opportunities described as 'a dream come true for travelers'. our restaurants which 'shine bright on the national food scene' and shopping that lets you 'spoil yourself or someone else with unique treasures only found in Charleston. Antique shops, local boutiques, name brand outlets, art galleries and jewelers awaiting your arrival'


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1978

              About the owner: We are a retired couple who raised our 3 children in this house. In 2001 we sailed our boat to Europe. We now spend part of the year on our boat in Europe and other part of the year in Charleston. We have so much space in our home that we enjoy offering some of the space for rent as a B&B (no breakfast)

              Why the Owner Chose Charleston:
              We bought this property because it was in walking distance of anything on the pennisula and is a lovely, historic, large, gracious home. It is an exciting and happy place to be.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Fabulous location, authentic Charleston 'single house', spacious and comfortable, lovely garden and piazzas. Close to the battery, house museums, Spoleto Festival events, antique shops, fabulous restaurants. Beaches and water activities are nearby. Licensed Bed and Breakfast.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english, Please call or email for availability

              Links to more information:



              • Formal Dining Room with Powder Room

                Formal Dining Room with Powder Room

              • Halway between Living Room and Dining Room

                Halway between Living Room and Dining Room

              • Powder Room off Dining Room

                Powder Room off Dining Room

              • Kitchen from Street Windows Toward Porch

                Kitchen from Street Windows Toward Porch

              • Main Porch Outside Kitchen Area

                Main Porch Outside Kitchen Area

              • Master Bedroom from Bath Area Door

                Master Bedroom from Bath Area Door

              • Walk-in Closet Toward Vanity and Bath

                Walk-in Closet Toward Vanity and Bath

              • Guest Bath

                Guest Bath

              • 3rd Bedroom Top Floor Right

                3rd Bedroom Top Floor Right

              • 4th Bedroom From Corner Toward 3rd Bedroom

                4th Bedroom From Corner Toward 3rd Bedroom

              • Back of House and Garden From Tellis

                Back of House and Garden From Tellis

              • Back Yard View From Bottom of Steps

                Back Yard View From Bottom of Steps

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Hallway Door to Back Yard and Porch

                Hallway Door to Back Yard and Porch

              • Kitchen Taken from Porch Door

                Kitchen Taken from Porch Door

              • Porch Doors from Kitchen Plus Entry into Living Room from Kitchen

                Porch Doors from Kitchen Plus Entry into Living Room from Kitchen

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Master Bedroom Walk-in Closet

                Master Bedroom Walk-in Closet

              • Guest Bedroom with Bath  Across from Master Bedroom

                Guest Bedroom with Bath Across from Master Bedroom

              • Hallway and Stairs from Main Level to Main Bedrooms

                Hallway and Stairs from Main Level to Main Bedrooms

              • 4th Bedroom Top Floor Left

                4th Bedroom Top Floor Left

              • Bathroom Betwen 3rd and 4th Bedroom

                Bathroom Betwen 3rd and 4th Bedroom

              • View of Back Yard from Back Porch

                View of Back Yard from Back Porch

              • Fountain Statue in Back Yard

                Fountain Statue in Back Yard

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

              $850 per night (USD)

              4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Minimum stay: 1-4 nights
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              Jamie Molony

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