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Experience Eighteenth Century Elegance in a Georgian Mansion/Note Rate Structure

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The Philip Porcher House seen from its garden

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Philip Porcher house, built circa 1770, is one of Charleston's oldest residences and has a superb garden. Located in the center of the peninsula, this charming property is within short walking distance of house museums, historic sites, award-winning restaurants, dozens of antique shops, the City Market, the fabulous shops on King Street, the College of Charleston, the Library Society, and historic churches. The spacious first floor suite is available seasonally for short term rentals. The space is furnished with antiques and good reproductions and has Italian tile floors throughout.

This ground floor 'garden' apartment is only rented to one party at a time; if one bedroom is used, the other is not rented to anyone else. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 1 BEDROOM RATE is $275 plus a 4% accommodations tax, per night. IF 2 BEDROOMS are used or there are 3 or 4 guests, the rate is $500 per night, plus 4% accommodations tax. You must call to book.

There are 2 bedrooms, one with a queen-size canopy bed, the other with twin beds. There is only one bathroom with a glass shower and double sinks.
A paneled living room with a working gas fireplace is connected to a brick-walled kitchen with 2 tables. There is also a screened gallery porch with a table and chairs. This gallery leads out into a large formal garden beyond. Guests are welcome to enjoy the garden and its several fountains.

A continental breakfast of breads, fruit, yogurts, and cereals, as well as coffee and tea, is provided.

Our amenities include wireless internet service, off-street parking, a refrigerator, a microwave, bathrobes, a hairdryer, and a small lending library. We do not have flat screen televisions.

We do not allow pets, cooking, or children under the age of 17. The entire property is non-smoking, including the driveway and garden. Multiple level changes in the old building and the garden make it unsuitable for those who are unsteady on their feet.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    17 Not suitable for those unsteady on their feet due to multiple level changes....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    There are 2 sinks in the bathroom with mirrors....moreless

  • Glass and tile shower. Marble counters, two sinks with mirrors. Tile floors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We provide a personal touch. There is no staff.

Entertainment

  • Television:

    Antiquated, small, and not a flat screen, but it has a video player and a small library of movies on tape!...moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in the center of the Charleston Peninsula....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Has gas fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:

    One designated off-street space in driveway....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Two tables. Main table seats four....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Guests are welcome to enjoy the garden. There are several seating areas....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2 bedroom rate
Mar 7 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$500
Spring Season
Mar 1 - Jun 8, 2016
2 night min stay
$325
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 4%

Notes:

The rate is $275 per night plus 4% accommodations tax if one bedroom is used/

$500 per night plus 4% tax if both bedrooms are used. Unit rented to one party of no more than 4 guests at a time.

Rates are not negotiable. Spring season (March 1, 2016-June 8, 2006) rates increase to $325 per night plus tax for one bedroom and $575 per night plus tax for use of both bedrooms.

Please call owner to make a reservation:843-722-1801.

Our cancellation policy: You must cancel within 14 days or forfeit one night's tariff.

Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the premises.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Downtown Charleston

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  • The Battery

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  • Charleston Waterfront Park

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  • South Carolina Aquarium

  • College of Charleston

  • The Charleston Museum

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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charleston International
10 Miles
Nearest Train
North Charleston
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 17
Charleston
Nearest Restaurant
Dozens of restaurants within one to 10 blocks
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Folly Beach

Car: Not Necessary

In the center of the historic district. Within walking distance of award-winning restaurants and museum houses. One block from the retail antique district and a few blocks from the College of Charleston.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

About the owner: Both Charlestonians by birth, Price and Louisa Cameron have lived in the Porcher House for over thirty years. Dr. Cameron is a retired plastic surgeon; Louisa Cameron is the author of several books on Charleston gardens.

Why the Owner Chose Charleston:
We have enjoyed the restoration and stewardship of an eighteenth century house steeped in history. The house, built by the French Hugenot, Philip Porcher, survived the devasting fire of 1861 and is beautifully located in the center of Charleston's Historic District. The size of the property allows us to pursue one of our favorite hobbies, gardening, on a large scale.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
We can never take the stunning views of the Baroque and Gothic church steeples and facades across the street for granted. We enjoy our garden and porches nearly all year long in our temperate climate.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Philip Porcher House seen from its garden

    The Philip Porcher House seen from its garden

  • On the carriage tour route

    On the carriage tour route

  • Gas fireplace in the living room

    Gas fireplace in the living room

  • Looking west out to the garden from the kitchen

    Looking west out to the garden from the kitchen

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Bathroom with glass shower

    Bathroom with glass shower

  • The fountain patio in the garden

    The fountain patio in the garden

  • Statue and fountain at the far end of the garden

    Statue and fountain at the far end of the garden

  • One of the garden vistas.

    One of the garden vistas.

  • The Unitarian church steeple viewed from our garden

    The Unitarian church steeple viewed from our garden

  • An early evening view of cherry trees in full bloom arching over the driveway.

    An early evening view of cherry trees in full bloom arching over the driveway.

  • The Philip Porcher House c.1765

    The Philip Porcher House c.1765

  • The paneled sitting room.

    The paneled sitting room.

  • The kitchen opens onto a screened gallery and the driveway to the south.

    The kitchen opens onto a screened gallery and the driveway to the south.

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Canopy queen bed in front bedroom

    Canopy queen bed in front bedroom

  • bathroom sinks

    bathroom sinks

  • A view of the back garden

    A view of the back garden

  • The back staircase, circa 1770.

    The back staircase, circa 1770.

  • roses, poppies, and larkspur in the garden

    roses, poppies, and larkspur in the garden

  • Garden parterres in early November

    Garden parterres in early November

  • St. John's Church and the house seen from Clifford street.

    St. John's Church and the house seen from Clifford street.

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