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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 with four poster mahogany King Bed in Master and Queen in Guest Room 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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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
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
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
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
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May 9 - May 16, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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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'
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.
Formal Dining Room with Powder Room
Kitchen with view of the Road and Carriage Tours
Halway between Living Room and Dining Room
Master Bedroom with En Suite
Queen Guest Bedroom with En Suite across from Master Bedroom
Bath in Guest Bedroom
Top Floor Bedroom Right with Queen Bed
Top Floor Bedroom Left with Queen Bed
Bathroom Located between Top Floor Bedrooms
Look From Main Porch to Courtyard
Main Porch Area outside Living Room and Dining Room
Powder Room off Dining Room
Eat-In Kitchen Area
Hallway Door to Back Yard and Porch
Master Bedroom with King Bed
Walk-in Closet Toward Vanity and Bath
Queen Guest Bedroom across from Master Bedroom
Hallway and Stairs from Main Level to Main Bedrooms
Top Floor Bedroom Right with Queen Bed
Top Floor Bedroom Left with Queen Bed
Back of House and Courtyard
Fountain Statue in Courtyard
Upper Porch Outside Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom
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