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Experience Eighteenth Century Elegance in a Georgian Mansion

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The Philip Porcher House seen from its garden

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Last updated: 11/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charleston bed and breakfast 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.

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.
The apartment is only rented to one party at a time; if only one bedroom is used, the other is not rented.



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

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • 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

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Two Bedrooms
                      Nov 12 - May 11, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $500
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $275

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • 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 only rented to one group at a time.

                      Rates are not negotiable.

                      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.


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                      Last updated: 11/29/2014
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                      Location

                      • Downtown Charleston

                        "Charleston is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in America. It has been named a ..."

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                      • The Battery

                        "Located at the southern tip of the peninsula, the Battery is an easy walk from the Philip Po..."

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                      • Charleston Waterfront Park

                        "Choose a picnic lunch from one of the dozens and dozens of restaurants near the waterfront a..."

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                      • South Carolina Aquarium

                      • College of Charleston

                      • The Charleston Museum

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                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Charleston International
                      Charleston
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Dozens of restaurants within walking distance
                      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

                      • 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

                      • 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

                      • 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

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                      $275 - $500 per night (USD)
                      3

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 11/29/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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