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Private Historic Charleston Home and Garden (C.1851), Downtown

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The Jacob Rabb House (c.1851) Historic Downtown Charleston, South Carolina

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The Jacob Rabb House (c.1851), located in the exclusive Annsonborough Neighborhood in the Heart of the Historic District, is your unique opportunity to experience Charleston the way the locals do, in your own Historic Private Home and Garden. Enjoy your next vacation or event in Charleston style and make once in a lifetime memories for you and your family.

The elegant three story property and walled garden is beautifully maintained and offers an unbeatable combination of quiet luxury, privacy and safety during your stay in the City of Charleston. All of this and off street parking for our guests, an extra not easily found! The home as been extensively renovated and is tastefully furnished for our special guests.

The Jacob Rabb House is a 'one of a kind' alternative vacation destination for your next visit or event in Charleston. The elegant property is perfect for family vacations, weddings, small functions and events or meetings. Teas, luncheons, dinner parties, oyster roasts, whether inside and/or in the garden, are just a planning session away. Make your special time here the most memorable ever.

We offer the Jacob Rabb House for 3 night, weekly, or monthly visits. We also offer the property for daily or evening events and functions. Special rates for the use of the property for one day or evening events are available. Be sure to ask about our special 'Concierge Service' we offer, if you so desire, at an additional cost. Have all the grocery shopping done and in place prior to your arrival, or fresh flowers throughout the home. The sky is the limit on your needs, just request and it will be done prior to your arrival. We can accommodate almost any type of event or function as well, even your Christmas Holiday; imagine the home decked out in grand decorations down to gifts under the tree!

History: The historic antebellum brick home was built in 1851 by Jacob Rabb, who purchased the lot from the neighboring Methodist Episcopal Church. He constructed the present building, a typical brick single house with a plastered brick gable end and slate roof. Our home is the only survivor of its kind of the Fire of 1861 in Annsonborough, which is evident by the smaller more modest wooden dwellings constructed after the Civil War, such as the freedman's cottages at 14 and 17 Pinckney Street, and the small wooden single houses at 18 and 19 Pinckney Street.The property has had extensive renovations over the past 15 years, receiving several awards for historic preservation, and the Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston. The Jacob Rabb House is protected by a Conservation Easement Donated to Historic Charleston Foundation, 2004.

The charming Annsonborough Neighborhood itself was conceived in 1696 as the first 'suburb' of the original walled City of Charles Town. It came to be known as Annsonborough for the colonial naval officer George Anson, the future First Lord of the Admiralty. It was said that he won the rights to the property in a card game with a wealthy local merchant. What great luck! A stroll through the neighborhood will give you examples of amazing historic architecture, grand columns and piazzas, original wrought iron gates, lovely gardens and courtyards, massive live oaks and one of the few original cobblestone streets left in the City.

The property is located on Pinckney Street at Church Street, just one block off famous Market Street. Our perfect location enables you to enjoy every aspect of Charleston's Historic District. Step right out your front piazza door and this grand City is yours! Walk through the Old City Market on your way to stroll the famous Battery on East Bay Street, or take up a few art galleries and antique shops along King Street before a quiet, lovely dinner at one of Charleston's many fine restaurants. Pack a picnic and head to the Waterfront Park or take a private ride around town in a Horse-drawn Carriage. Museums, the Aquarium, The Dock Street Theater, famed House and Garden Tours, and even a evening Ghost Tour are all within walking distance of your vacation rental home.

The Property: Upon entering the property via a gated drive into the well kept garden, you begin to experience the real feel of your visit to Charleston. Take some time to relax a bit in the garden, then ease on up to the piazza, drop into a rocker and take in the sights and sounds of the City. Lets go inside . . .

The first level of the home consists of a formal yet cozy Drawing Room (or sitting room), a formal Dinnng Room, the well appointed Kitchen, and a Powder Room. Moving upstairs to the second level, you come upon the Library, stocked with over 300 great books for your reading enjoyment. Also on the second level you will find the Master Suite, consisting of a beautiful bedroom and stunning bath with a shower, separate tub, and double sinks. The washer/dryer is also located in the master bath for your convenience, although cleverly hidden from view. With the second floor piazza enterance located just outside your bedroom door, you will be tempted to grab a book and rock away while enjoying the views of the garden and City. Finally, up to the third level you will find two well appointed Guestrooms, one with a futon added for a young adult or child. We also have a full bath (shower only) on this level, as well as a small sitting area at the top of the steps.

We are confident you and your family will find our property to be exactly what you are looking for in a rental property for your next visit to Charleston, South Carolina. The experience in our home will send you home with memories for a lifetime. We look forward to meeting you soon. Take care.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN CHARLESTON-2008:

Keywords: Private Historic Home, 3 Story
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    We love kids! Bring them with you and have a family fun vacation in Charleston....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN THE HOME. Smoking is allowed in the patio area only, and please no discarding in the garden....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We offer our property to pets, on a case by case policy only. Generally, most family dogs are allowed. NO LARGE DOGS. We do charge an extra pet deposit, half of which IS NON-REFUNDABLE, the remaining shall be refunded if no problems, or pooh, are found. We do have the option to not allow certain pets....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Check in time - 4:00 - (Can be flexible if not rented night prior to check in date) Check out time - 10:00 - (Can be flexible if not rented date of check out)...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    With all to do and see, who really has time for TV? We do offer a large TV with cable in the Library....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The home has two air conditioning units; a/c is included in rates, up to an average amount for same time last year. Beyond that amount, Renter is responsible....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    We offer Broadband High Speed Internet to our guests....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    For your convenience, we have placed a new computer and printer in the home. Please be safe with children around the computer. Feel free to block those 'bad' sites....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    The home has 5 fire places. The master bedroom and library have gas fireplaces....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    We offer our guests fine bed linens, plush bath towels and lovely table linens....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    We can accommodate up to two cars in the gated off street parking area. There is also a parking garage located down the street for additional parking....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    For your convenience and security, there is a land line phone in the home. Always dial 911 from a land line phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer are ideally located in the master bath. Maid Service is available upon request at additional charge....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    For the freedom and luxury of it, we offer WiFi Wireless Internet to our guests. Enjoy the garden or piazzas while catching up on emails to friends....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Personal Concierge Services available for you during your stay, if you desire, at an additional cost. Ideas for you to consider would be grocery/drink/gift shopping, fresh flowers, decorating for special holidays/occassions, all prior to your arrival. Just think, arrival at your vacation home and no running around getting 'stocked' for the week. It's all there waiting for you to enjoy. We have access to a full range of catering, activity and entertainment services as well. Just ask when booking....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Our kitchen has lots of extras. Silver tea set, serving pieces, plates and glasses for small/large functions, events, or your personal dinning....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has everything thing you need for your stay in Charleston. Whether cooking for the family or having a larger event or dinner party, the kitchen is stocked for your convenience and use. China, serving dishes, and a large assortment (and quantity) of glasses are available for your use. No need to rush out for morning coffee or tea, I have stocked these items for your enjoyment and use during your stay....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Our home has two piazzas, Charleston word for balcony. Rockers, benches and breezes await you for this one of a kind experience in Charleston....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The property has a lovely patio area in the garden, where you can enjoy your morning coffee and paper while watching birds take their morning bath. The entire property is VERY shaded in the Spring and Summer, which is a must in Charleston! Enjoy your evenings on the patio in the garden as well with the glow of soft light throughout. Great for outside dinning....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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3 night min stay
$795

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Historic Charleston Foundation's Festival of Houses and Gardens, Family Circle Cup Women's Tennis, South Eastern Wildlife Expo., Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Preservation Society of Charleston Fall Candlelight Tour of Homes and Gardens, Horse-drawn carriage tours, walking tours, Plantations to visit, International Antique Shows, Cooper River Bridge Run, Charleston Food & Wine Festival and much, much more

 

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Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • The Jacob Rabb House (c.1851) Historic Downtown Charleston, South Carolina

    The Jacob Rabb House (c.1851) Historic Downtown Charleston, South Carolina

  • The street view of The Jacob Rabb House property, Charleston, South Carolina

    The street view of The Jacob Rabb House property, Charleston, South Carolina

  • The lovely formal drawing room on the first level of the home.

    The lovely formal drawing room on the first level of the home.

  • Everything you could possible need for your stay, the first level kitchen.

    Everything you could possible need for your stay, the first level kitchen.

  • The Master Suite located on second level, gas fireplace and private bath.

    The Master Suite located on second level, gas fireplace and private bath.

  • Guest room on third level. Great sleep when it rains. Tin /SlateRoof.

    Guest room on third level. Great sleep when it rains. Tin /SlateRoof.

  • Gated off street parking and lovely shade garden at the Jacob Rabb House

    Gated off street parking and lovely shade garden at the Jacob Rabb House

  • Garden at The Jacob Rabb House, Charleston, South Carolina

    Garden at The Jacob Rabb House, Charleston, South Carolina

  • The formal dinning room, the Jacob Rabb House.

    The formal dinning room, the Jacob Rabb House.

  • Our fully stocked Library awaits you on the second level.  Please enjoy!

    Our fully stocked Library awaits you on the second level. Please enjoy!

  • Master bath with W/I closet, fireplace, double sink, W/D, marble shower and tub.

    Master bath with W/I closet, fireplace, double sink, W/D, marble shower and tub.

  • Third level guest room on back of home, also a futon for sleeping space.

    Third level guest room on back of home, also a futon for sleeping space.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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