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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: 10/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charleston house description

The historic Sarah Clifford Guest House has been transformed into a home with high end modern conveniences while retaining its historic character. Light-filled, uncluttered and clean, the Sarah Clifford Guest House is the perfect place for a peaceful retreat within blocks of the best restaurants, performance venues, historic homes, museums and shopping in downtown Charleston. The Sarah Clifford Guest House is located behind the main house on the property where the owners live.
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
              • 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, 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
                  • 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
                  • 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


                      • Air Conditioning:


                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • 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...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

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


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                          from 13 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Charleston Food+Wine Festival
                          Mar 4 - Mar 9, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          Spoleto Festival
                          May 18 - Jun 8, 2015
                          4 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.

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                          Last updated: 10/26/2014
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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. Theater, The Gaillard Auditorium, Sottile Theatre & College of Charleston are 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 Bath

                            Guest Bath

                          • 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 Bedroom

                            Guest Bedroom

                          VRBO #562460

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                          This listing was first published here in 2014.

                          Date last modified - Monday, October 27, 2014

                          $600 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 10/26/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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                          Amazing Guest House In Downtown Charleston Historic District

                          Charleston #562460

                          2 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 4

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