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Amazing Guest House in Downtown Charleston Historic District

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View of the Sarah Clifford Guest House from the front entrance


Last updated: 10/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

** check out our Sarah Clifford Cottage, VRBO#595744**
The historic Sarah Clifford Guest House has been transformed into a luxurious home with high end modern conveniences without losing its historic character. Light-filled, uncluttered and clean, the Sarah Clifford Guest House is the perfect place for a peaceful, private retreat within just a few blocks of the best restaurants, performance venues, historic homes, museums and shopping in downtown Charleston. The Sarah Clifford Guest House is located on Charlotte Street behind the main house on the property where the owners live. We are in the historic district of downtown Charleston.
The ground floor of the Sarah Clifford Guest House has a comfortable living room with a large flat screen HDTV and Blu-ray DVD player. HD cable and wireless internet are provided. The dining room seats 4 people for an intimate dinner. A private, quiet patio for evening cocktails or morning breakfast is located right outside the dining room. The stunning kitchen has a Thermador professional 6 burner gas cook top and electric oven, a top of the line Thermador refrigerator and dishwasher, a microwave oven, toaster oven, coffee maker, coffee grinder, and electric hot water kettle. In the kitchen a specially made dining table seats 6 people and provides a perfect gathering place. The kitchen is fully stocked.
A cozy study for private reading and a laundry room with a Bosch washer and dryer are also located on the first floor. The first floor has a convenient powder room.
You'll find the 2 bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom, at either end of the second floor of the Guest House for maximum privacy. One bedroom has a king sized bed and the other has a queen sized bed. Linens, including 400 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and thick cotton towels are provided along with toiletries for the comfort of our guests. An ironing board and iron are provided for your convenience.
One off-street parking space, located right in front of the Guest House door, is available for the use of our guests. However, a car is not necessary to enjoy the sights, shopping, restaurants and activities offered in downtown Charleston during your stay at the Sarah Clifford Guest House. We are located within a couple of blocks of Marion Square, The Gaillard Auditorium, the South Carolina Aquarium, Liberty Square, the Aiken-Rhett House Museum, the Charleston Museum, the Joseph Manigault House, the active Upper King restaurant and shopping area, lower King shopping and the Charleston Visitor's Center. Starbucks and a dry cleaners are a half of a block away. Ted's butcher shop, a drugstore and a liquor store are within 2-3 blocks and an excellent Harris-Teeter grocery store is within easy walking distance! If you desire a nice morning or afternoon run with a view, we are close enough to the Ravenel Bridge for a scenic run or walk right where the Cooper River Bridge Run is held in early April each year.
Sullivan's Island is the closest beach, a drive of about 15 minutes or less.
The Sarah Clifford Guest House offers luxurious accommodations and top-quality amenities on a quiet, tree-lined street in the heart of downtown Charleston within a few short blocks of the places you'll most want to see and the top Charleston restaurants.


Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guests must be at least 25 years old...moreless

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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    two sinks...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    The master bath has a large, walk-in shower and 2 sinks...moreless

  • Powder Room: toilet


Other Amenities

  • We provide one bathrobe per bedroom; small sized bottles of Gilchrist & Soames shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap; disposable shower caps; toothbrushes and toothpaste...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray player that plays regular DVDs as well as Blu-Ray disks...moreless

  • Games:

    Monopoly, Scrabble, Balderdash, decks of cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable with 50 music channels...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in the Historic District of downtown Charleston, within the Mazyck-Wraggborough Neighborhood which is called 'The Garden District' because of its parks and green space....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Custom made wood table and 6 counter height stools in the kitchen; 4-person table in the sun room...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating:


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% Egyptian cotton sheets, feather bed topper in addition to new Stearns & Foster mattresses...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large flat screen HD TV ...moreless

  • Parking:

    one off-street parking space available at the front door of The Sarah Clifford Guest House...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    100% cotton bath and hand towels and washcloth; extra washcloths for make-up removal; make-up remover pads also provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:



  • Coffee Maker:

    10 cup Krups programmable coffee maker with thermal pot that will keep your coffee hot for hours! We also have an electric water kettle available for your use...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of stainless flatware with serving pieces, plates, bowls, coffee cups and mugs, cutting boards, knives, and all of the basic cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric Thermador oven--extremely accurate and professional quality!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We supply spices, Starbucks coffee, half & half, Raw Sugar, Splenda, jelly and butter. Also place mats, paper napkins, paper towels, dish washing detergent, and other basic cleaning supplies....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Six burner Thermador gas stovetop ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Cuisinart convection/toaster oven...moreless


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Seating for 4--perfect place for coffee or cocktails!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several excellent courses are nearby...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The MUSC Wellness Center is nearby and it has an indoor pool and a wide range of work-out machines and equipment. Daily, weekly or monthly passes can be purchased....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2015
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 4%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We do not allow pets or smoking anywhere on the property. We are sorry but our property is not well suited for children. Capacity limit of 4 adults. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; Check-out time is 10:00 a.m.

For a longer stay, check our Sarah Clifford Cottage--VRBO#757944


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Last updated: 10/09/2015
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12.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charleston International Airport-CHS
9 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, North Charleston, SC
1.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-26 & Hwy 17
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
39 Rue de Jean; Hall's Chophouse
8.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sullivan's Island

Car: Not Necessary

Centrally located near the vibrant Upper King Street restaurant & bar scene and lower King Street shopping area. The Farmer's Market is just 2 blocks away during its seasonal run. Located one block away from The Gaillard Auditorium, the Sottile Theatre & College of Charleston are also located within easy walking distance. There is a grocery store, pharmacy, dry cleaners and main library within 1 to 3 blocks of this quiet location. Nearby you will find the Charleston Aquarium, boat tours of the Charleston Harbor & Ft. Sumter, the Charleston Museum, Charleston Music Hall, the Aiken-Rhett House and many other noteworthy sights to visit and see. Most events, such as the Charleston Food+Wine Festival, historic home tours, Southeastern Wildlife Expo and the Cooper River Bridge Run are located within minutes of this property.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: Ann and Fred Willis have lived in the Sarah Jane Clifford House (the main house) for 20 years. The Willises renovated the existing houses on the property, which included the main house and a carriage house, and built what is now a third house-a guest cottage. The Willises have been in the real estate business since 1999 through their privately owned company, and have renovated several of their properties and built a country house on an island near Charleston. Over a period of three years, from 2010 through 2013, the Willises completed a second, substantial renovation of the two guest houses on the property. The Sarah Clifford Guest House has the distinctive characteristics of a Willis renovation: the perfect marriage of modern and historic, uncluttered, clean-lined, high quality construction and finishes, and attention to detail.

Why the Owner Chose Charleston:
Location! The Sarah Clifford Guest House is perfect for 2 couples who want an ideal location and luxury accommodations. You'll enjoy a quiet, peaceful visit with easy access to all of the places you'll want to visit in downtown Charleston, including the venues for Spoleto Festival USA, the Charleston Food+Wine Festival, the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, the Cooper River Bridge Run, the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, the upper King 'foodie' restaurants, museums, historic home tours, and King Street shopping.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The quality of this newly renovated guest home sets it apart from all of the others! Beautiful, dark-stained heart pine wood floors, wood walls, 9' ceilings in the modern addition, ceiling fans, a private, enclosed patio, luxury bathrooms, heated master bath floor, and a top of the line kitchen.

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  • View of the Sarah Clifford Guest House from the front entrance

    View of the Sarah Clifford Guest House from the front entrance

  • The Sarah Clifford Guest House--front entrance and side view

    The Sarah Clifford Guest House--front entrance and side view

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Patio


  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen with view toward study

    Kitchen with view toward study

  • Study


  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Entrance to the Sarah Clifford Guest House

    Entrance to the Sarah Clifford Guest House

  • Living Room showing doorway to Sun Room

    Living Room showing doorway to Sun Room

  • Living Room with view of Sun Room and through the Study doorway

    Living Room with view of Sun Room and through the Study doorway

  • Sun Room

    Sun Room

  • View from Kitchen into Living Room

    View from Kitchen into Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen with view toward living room

    Kitchen with view toward living room

  • Study


  • Powder Room

    Powder Room

  • Stairway to second floor

    Stairway to second floor

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

VRBO #562460

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