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Downtown Charleston Carriage House

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Carriage house in downtown Charleston, King Bedroom with private, peaceful garde

Cozy one bedroom, king bed, Carriage House located on historic and peaceful Charlotte Street in downtown Charleston. Enjoy your own private tropical courtyard after easy walking to the sights in historic Charleston. The SC Aquarium, King Street and its shopping and restaurants, house museums and Starbucks are 5 minutes walk away.

Charlotte Street is one of the most beautiful and quiet tree lined streets in historic downtown Charleston

Comfortably furnished with an upstairs bedroom with King sized bed and fully stocked linens. Downstairs is a sitting room with kitchen that has a stove, microwave and refrigerator. Also included is a washer/dryer , flat screen TV with cable, hi-speed internet, stereo and DVD player.

We welcome well behaved pets after pre-approval and include off street parking.

Keywords: Cottage, historic Charleston , downtown Charleston, historic district , carriage house

More Details

Victoria Hanham
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Victoria Hanham

We live on the property in the main house and have raised our family here. We enjoy hosting guests and welcome your stay

Victoria Hanham purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Victoria Hanham chose Ansonborough

This property allows you to experience Charleston as a local. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly and walkable to all sights. Just up the street is the new Dewberry hotel and Hampton Inn. Privacy and peaceful

What makes this cottage unique

A private fenced courtyard allows you to relax and feel at home.


Ansonborough Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with tub,
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large 14 by 15 foot
  • King Bed in upstairs bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
private courtyard garden in historic setting- table with chairs and umbrella


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Downtown Charleston Carriage House
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Charleston Cottage Oasis

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I experienced our wedding anniversary in the bankshia cottage and it was pretty perfect. Beautiful clean cottage with all the southern charm that you can imagine. Owners were very friendly. Only downfall is the motion scensor light to the cottage’s path needed to be adjusted to turn on sooner before your’e out of the lights path. It would turn on after we walked down the main house’s path to the cottage, making it difficult to see where we were going. I would highly recommend staying in this location for it’s accessible to everything downtown by foot!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delta, BC

Location, location, location!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is in a great location for exploring Charleston and the owner is lovely and very helpful. The cottage itself is spacious, except for the bathroom, and as my husband s 6'3" and I'm not exactly short is was a bit of a problem. The highlight though is the wonderful, quiet and secluded patio complete with a lovely fountain.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fr. Lauderale, Fl

Great location, Very charming & cozy cottage!

  • 4 of 5

Everything about this about this small cottage is adorable, comfortable, especially the king size bed & the location was perfect. The decor was unique & charming, the water feature on patio was very soothing, the plants, trees, vines were beautiful. I really loved the front split barn door & the antique hardware!

The only cons were... As property is a at prime, the cottage is position behind the owners main home, On a small property. So, I did not feel we had any privacy at all, the owners were working on & around home all day & evening, which made us feel, we were in their way. My only other concern was, the pathways to the cottage to the back of the property was very uneven, with a couple of steps, consisting of different materials, I would Not recommend Ladies wearing heals... Flats only... Also, bring a flash light when coming home at night. As they did have a motion light, it did not light up the area where the steps are or the uneven walkway.

Overall, we pleased with carriage house cottage!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Charming, private stay, perfect for two...

  • 5 of 5

Charleston is our home away from home and we return often. This cottage was perfect for us. A private courtyard and peaceful setting. Our hosts were warm and accommodating. Location was excellent as well --we rode our bikes and walked everywhere we needed to be. We cannot wait to return for another stay.

Thank you so very much to our hosts. We look forward to staying with you again asap!

Renee & Brendan

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Olmsted

Bankshia Cottage is a quaint little home adjacent to the owners property

  • 5 of 5

Victoria and David are very gracious owners of this cute little cottage located right in the heart of Charleston SC. My husband and I stayed at the Cottage for about a month so that we can get away from the cold Midwest & experience warmth in the historic town of Charleston SC. Charleston is a diverse cultural town with lots of activity & so much history. The roots of Charleston go back as far as the 1700's. There was no limit in the things we can do. We took a Harbor Tour, Carriage Ride, ran the Art Ravenal Bridge, walked King, Calhoun & Meeting Street. We are at many restaurants & even grilled on the charming patio. The Aquarium & Fort Sumter Memorial are with in close proximity to the property. If you like parks, Water Front (where the Pineapple Fountain is located) and White Point Garden are amazing parks. Marion Square is also another park located a couple of blocks away & they have a Farmers Market from 9-1 on Saturdays. Locals come from all over to prepare unique meals, a host of art & produce. The City Market is located between East Bay & Meeting & runs pretty much every day where you can experience even more local art, jewelry & the customs of Charleston. Overall, we had an amazing time in Charleston & this Cottage suited our needs perfectly. I am sure that we will be coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were very accommodating during my entire stay. The cottage is beautiful, clean, and very private. The property is within walking distance to many restaurants and shops downtown. There is also a starbucks about a minute walk away. The neighborhood has beautiful homes and friendly people. I would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Charleston Airport
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
To Mt pleasant
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Rue De Juan
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Sullivan's island and Folly Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
South Carolina Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Rue de John Restuarant
Nearest Point of Interest
historic city market
Car: not necessary

Located in a quiet historic downtown Charleston neighborhood, walk to all restaurants and sights. Included off street parking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $75

Rates do vary depending upon charleston events and holidays and may be higher than displayed here. Please enquire
Rates are subject to change ( rates) until reservation is confirmed and are based on two people. Minimum stay is 3-7 nights, depending on time of year. Extra charge for additional guests; maximum is 2 guests. Reduced rates for extended stays. Pets/children are at owners discretion.Pet fee is 100/week /pet.
We highly reccomend Travel insurance. Because we are a Mom and Pop operation we can not refund cancellations due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Travel Insurance is a good thing offered by VRBO and should take care of those issues.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.