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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.
2 bedroom rate Mar 7 - Dec 31, 2015 2 night min stay
Spring Season Mar 1 - Jun 8, 2016 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$59
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.