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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
Spring is here, the garden is looking grand! Charleston is the best in the Spring, book soon for the best dates.
We went to Charleston for the weekend with our four children and my parents to celebrate a big birthday. The location of the Jacob Rabb house is great. We really liked the private garden, Charleston style porches and the main house. We had dinner catered in one night which really allowed us to thoroughly enjoy the house and historic setting. The owner and manager were very courteous and attentive both before and during our stay. Would definitely recommend this to our friends.
My husband and I, and our college-aged daughter had a wonderful time at this beautiful home in the heart of Charleston's most interesting district - the week between Christmas and the New Year. The home is beautifully maintained and tastefully appointed -- including two living rooms on the first and second floor -- a well-provisioned kitchen -- a beautiful master suite and bathroom -- and two nicely-sized bedrooms on the third floor. The gated property affords a parking spot within the grounds, which is a real plus and the verandas on the first and second floor afforded us a place to sit outside with guests amidst the trees and greenery and entertain. There is also a nice yard that, in warmer weather, one could entertain on the grounds.
The location of this property is stellar. You are 1-2 blocks from Market and King street with so many historic sites and restaurants and incredible shopping. You are also walking distance to the Maritime Center and Aquarium and ferries to Fort Sumter, etc. We went sailing in December the weather was so nice! You are also very close to the Market street historic marketplace where original crafts are sold - as well as the carriage companies that offer one of the most pleasant experiences we enjoyed. My daughter was able to walk to a spinning class and yoga. We made homemade candles at Candlefish (highly recommend) -- again, walking distance away.
Pamela, the property agent, and Michael, the owner of this property, couldn't have been more accommodating and professional and welcoming to our family. We highly recommend this property to families or a group of friends considering a getaway. It is very special.
A beautiful, historic house updated beautifully, generously provisioned, and tastefully furnished for your comfort, convenience, and enjoyment. We have rented many different properties in different parts of the U.S. and Italy and this experience sets a new standard. We were five adults. so each couple and the single had their own bedroom. We walked all over the city from this more or less central location. Loved visiting five other historic houses and Fort Sumter. We really felt like the personal guests of the homeowner, who trusted us with his books and possessions. Pam was great, welcoming and knowledgeable.
Our daughter picked Charleston as her wedding destination. We found the Rabb House on VRBO and felt it would be a great place for the family of the bride to stay. It turned out to be better than we had hoped. Seven of us used the house as home base. We also utilized the courtyard for a small social gathering the day after the wedding. It was a magical weekend and the Rabb House enhanced the experience. Thanks to property manager Pam for her working with us on arrival and departure days.
My husband and I are in Charleston for a month each summer and have stayed at the Rabb House for the last 4 years. It is a perfect spot located very close to numerous restaurants, shopping, bars, historic sites, etc. The house has a beautiful interior with the original wood floors and period decor. Parking is always an issue in Charleston but there is room for 2 cars in the private gated courtyard which is a bonus, however don't plan on driving much because with this location you walk everywhere! Also, it's one of the few properties which is pet friendly! The owner and the owner's family are wonderful people and we've gotten to know them somewhat - lovely family and such nice people. Pam, the house manager is also super nice, very accommodating and quick to respond to any need. Highly recommend this home!
We traveled to Charleston for a family trip celebrating my mother’s 85th birthday. We were looking for a special location that would also accommodate all our individual preferences. The historic “classic Charleston Single architecture” Rabb house was a highlight of our trip. It feels as if you are walking into the mid 1800’s except that the home is lovingly decorated and appointed with all the modern amenities and genteel extras of contemporary hospitable Charleston. Pam, the property manager, offered us outstanding service and a warm welcome. The Rabb House is a slice of old Charleston conveniently located walking distance from most of the most popular sites and delicious restaurants. We could not have been happier with our stay. If you are looking for a prefect Charleston travel experience, the Rabb House is an excellent choice.
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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3 night minimum stay
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