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Charming home with a Fantastic Courtyard

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Den, Sleeps 4

My home is for those who desire comfort and quality living. It is equipped with all the little things that make life convenient. This is an open spaced home with a cook's kitchen. All you need is your food. Equipment for cooking and entertaining are provided. The beds are comfortable with a variety of pillow styles, soft sheets and down comforters. The quaint courtyard is equipped for gas grilling. A fire pit with plenty of wood is there for relaxing after a busy day. While walking to the historic landmarks downtown you will pass historic homes, charming gardens, piazzas and the magnificently beautiful College of Charleston campus.

The home is in a safe neighborhood near MUSC (medical university) and The College of Charleston. It is out of the congestion of the tourist area but close enough to walk to restaurants and historical sites. Bring your bicycles, walking shoes and leave your car parked. I provide recommendations for our many delicious restaurants.

Keywords: Townhouse

More Details

Robin Joseph
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Robin Joseph

I juggle a few jobs: I am a psychotherapist in private practice and an artist: photographer and oil painter. My art is displayed at the Artist Guild Gallery on 160 East Bay St. but mostly in my home. They are available for purchase with a VRBO discount!!.

Robin Joseph purchased this townhome in 1994

Why Robin Joseph chose Historic Old City

I love city life and all its conveniences! This great location in downtown historic Charleston is walking distance to shopping, dining and historical sites but in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood. My neighbors are lawyers, professors, doctors and other professionals. Two off street parking places gives you one less thing to worry about. I am a traveler too so I understand your needs. You have me to share all my secret places with you. I am a foodie and know what is happening in my fabulous city!!!

What makes this townhome unique

Living downtown allows easy access to various neighborhoods and areas of Charleston. You are 20 minutes away from 3 beaches! One of the benefits of vacationing in a home is that you don't have to eat out for every meal. The house and patio gives you space to relax and stretch out instead of being in a single hotel room. I offer to get you a bag of groceries for a small fee. They will be waiting for you at arrival. Please inquire directly to me about this service. A basket of herbal teas is there for your enjoyment. Supplied is a box of basic food preparation items so you dont have to buy them when all you need is a little. (salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil, baggies, coffee filters, tin foil, all detergents, toilet paper, kleenex, paper towels, dish sponge)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for respecting my home. It is a easier meeting such nice people as yourself.
Apr 2010
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Historic Old City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet , sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Two bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Let me know your needs if you do not see it listed. I want your stay to be as accommodating as possible.


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Charming home with a Fantastic Courtyard
average rating of 4.766667 based on 32 reviews
Collierville, TN

Made our vacation a Dream come true!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love Charleston and decided to return with my parents so they could experience one of our favorite cities! We hadn't ever before stayed near Downtown Charleston and let me just tell you, this place made our vacation a dream come true! The home was so cozy to come back to after our activities and was so easy to get to downtown from here. We would love to stay here again, and have nothing but wonderful things to say about our host and her beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This makes me very happy!!!
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Home was well equipped and comfortable. Proximity to downtown but in a quiet, historic neighborhood. Robin was very helpful with area sights and restaurants. Great eclipse vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your stay was enjoyable!
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Maryland, USA

Lovely home, clean, well furnished, convenient to downtown Charleston and James island

  • 5 of 5

The house proved to be a very comfortable home away from home, in a quiet neighborhood that invites exploration. It's equipped with just about everything I can imagine needing. Robin is a delight to work with - there when you need her and unobtrusive when you don't. Her VRBO manual at the house is bursting with useful information, from how to operate the coffee-maker and connect to wi-fi to favorite local sights, restaurants, and bike taxi companies. It was a pleasure staying there; I recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a delight to have as my guest!!! Thank you for your kind words.
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Great Property

  • 4 of 5

This property was conveniently located minutes from Historic Charleston. We enjoyed the patio and having a fully supplied kitchen. Owner was very helpful. Only issues are that the two bedrooms are open air (meaning wall does not go to ceiling). Both beds were uncomfortable. Softer mattresses would have been nice. Overall ~ very good stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry but the bedrooms are self contained with 4 walls and a door. I am confused thinking maybe you have mixed me up with someone else. The mattresses up to date and are comfortable.
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Benton, Arkansas

We truly loved this beautiful Charleston home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful Charleston home and can't say enough good things about it. The home is absolutely beautiful and in a great location close to downtown. The beautiful private patio, behind the home, is a great place to have your morning coffee or sip wine in the evenings . We did a little of both . The owner, Robin, had everything ready for us and the home was equipped with everything we needed . As an added bonus , the owner is an artist and the home is filled with her paintings and photography. If you plan on visiting Charleston, I would definitely recommend this home! I would also recommend the Palmetto Carriage Tour and a visit to the Angel Oak on St. John's Island . They Bethany Cemetery was beautiful as well . There are so many things to see in this house is close to all of them .

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Molly and guests for your kind words.
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Great Stay!!

  • 4 of 5

A great place to stay, very accommodating to meet a few changes.

This house was comfy, beautiful & perfect location to everything. Patio was enjoyable, relaxing!

A Must stay.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to have you!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charleston International Airport (CHS)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many on King Street
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Charleston Country Club, Patriots Point....
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Walking distance to delicious restaurants.
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Folly Beach, Sullivans Island and Isle of Palm
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shelling, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa, walking and viewing historic homes and gardens, visit colleges: MUSC, CofC, The Citadel; walk to fabulous King St for shopping and dining


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

Half is required to confirm reservation
Balance is due prior to rental date
Security deposit of $150 required which will be returned after maid's service report
Maid service $100

Rates can be discussed with owner.

Visa MC money order cashiers check cash
Dates Available: Year Round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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