Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

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 2 days
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


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

37% Complete
62% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Downtown Charleston Carriage House
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

A great month in Charleston

  • 4 of 5

First, the carriage house is charming, but don’t expect luxury accommodations. What you do get is a very warm, comfortable and inviting space - with plenty of room to sit around and chat with guests or watch TV while relaxing after a fantastic day of exploring! A functional galley kitchen where you can prepare a meal – although, for a 30-day stay, the refrigerator is small. The kitchen table is perfectly sized for the space, and the HUGE windows above the table let in beautiful light. Oh, and if you have to do laundry, the washer/dryer unit was nicely hidden away in a large closet. The HVAC system was easy to use, and adjustable to your specific heating and cooling needs, with separate units upstairs and downstairs.

The second floor requires walking up a slim stairway with two turns in it, so those who are less mobile may find it a bit of a nuisance - but it also possesses a charm of its own. The bedroom is spacious with slanted walls, a nice, big window above the bed. And the king-sized memory foam mattress was very comfortable and a joy to sleep in. And the tin roof provided a wonderful sound when the occasional rains of February came down. There's also a bureau and a rustic closest for your clothing.

Now we get to the bathroom, and the only reason we didn't rate our stay as FIVE stars; it is small and requires two steps down to get into it. The sink is quite little, which makes it difficult to wash your face without also getting your feet wet. The shower has a full-size tub with excellent water pressure and temperature controls. Since we spent thirty days there, the bathroom was a pain, but for a long weekend, it may be less of an issue. However, for us, if the shower wasn’t so good, it would have been a hardship.

Outside you have a nice private parking space. You then have to go through two gates; the first through the owner’s yard, and the second lets you into your own private outdoor space. There you have a table and chairs, brick patio, electric grill and a nice little water feature. This private space is a nice bonus.

Of course, I have to mention the city of Charleston, we had a great, great time. Everything was within walking distance, and the neighborhood felt very safe!

Lastly, the owners, Victoria and David, are a delight. We liked them both very much, and they seemed genuinely concerned that we were enjoying our stay - which we were! I would be happy to go back just to see them both again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
2 2


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

cleaning fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet 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.

You might like these similar properties