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Renovated 1820 Carriage House, Gardens in Historic District,wifi, free parking

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

When coming to Charleston, South Carolina, why stay in a bed and breakfast, historic inn, or hotel when you can rent your own historic vacation rental home for the same price? This elegant and superbly refurbished historic guest home in an exclusive neighborhood of historic downtown Charleston is available by the night or week. Like a Charleston inn or historic bed and breakfast but more private, the 200 year old two bedroom guest home is on an acre in a quiet, but centrally located residential street in the historic district of downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The Charlotte Street Cottage makes for the perfect vacation rental accommodations for your visit to South Carolina.

Secluded and romantic, Charlotte Street Cottage, is the original kitchen house built in 1820. The Cottage is a beautifully restored, two bedroom guesthouse offering the perfect combination of privacy, quiet luxury, and easy access to our beautiful historic city. Rise with the sun and go for a jog along the battery or relax on your sunny patio with a hot cup of coffee and fresh fruit and enjoy the flowers in the gardens. Hop on your bike and be instantly surrounded by the history and charm of the antebellum neighborhood.

Charlotte Street home is a historic home built in 1820 and known as the Wegman-Holmes house. It is set back from the street behind a brick and ironwork fence on an acre of private gardens. Charlotte Street Cottage is rented as one unit and can accommodate up to four people. The property is beautifully landscaped with natural areas, stone patios, young fruit trees, flower beds, 200 year old oaks, and a large lawn. There is secure complimentary parking behind an electric gate. The house is in an ideal location on a beautiful wide street lined with 150 year old oak trees in the heart of the historic district.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a new top of the line queen bed, the other with new twin beds. There is a full bath, generous closet space, and a washer and dryer. Both bedrooms look out over the gardens. Downstairs features include a kitchen with the original fireplace, breakfast nook, living room, and half bath. The kitchen is fully-equipped with stove and oven, full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, and all the cookware and utensils you could want. The dining/living area is stylish yet comfortably furnished. There is premium cable HDTV, high speed wireless internet, and two zone central heat and air for year round comfort. Fax service is available. Next to the cottage, out the kitchen entrance, is your own private garden and patio, fringed by flowerbeds and with comfortable patio furniture.

From your home on Charlotte Street you can easily walk or ride the trolley to all that Charleston's historic district has to offer. This includes the visitor's center, the old market, the new library and aquarium, the Aiken-Rhett house, the harbor and all Charleston museums. Within a few blocks there are many excellent restaurants, shops, galleries, and of course, fine historic homes of which many are open to the public for the numerous house and garden tours.

Within a five to 15 minute drive are hiking, kayaking, white sandy ocean beaches, horseback riding, and yacht harbors. The area is renowned for its many fine golf courses. In the event of any special health needs, there are three modern medical centers within several blocks. Downtown Charleston is 15 minutes from Charleston International Airport. A private taxi to our door costs approximately $25, or airport shuttles will also give door-to-door service for $13 per person. We are a five hour drive from Atlanta, two hours from Savannah, three and a half from Charlotte, and one hour from Beaufort, South Carolina.


CANCELLATIONS: Cancellation at any time will result in forfeiture of any funds paid. However, we will attempt to find a replacement renter and will refund to you any amount paid by the substitute renter.


Keywords: 2-Story Historic Brick Home, Carriage or kitchen house

More Details

Lisa or Geoff
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Lisa or Geoff

We are two medical professionals. We moved to Charleston form California in the late 90's to experience the culture in another part of the country....and a slower pace.

Lisa or Geoff purchased this house in 1998

Why Lisa or Geoff chose Ansonborough

We fell in love with our home because of the architectural detail and history. Both the kitchen house (now Charlotte Street Cottage) and the main house (where we live) were built in 1820-21.

The property also has beautiful grounds (1/2 acre of gardens), is on one of the most beautiful tree lined streets in the historic district with year round residents. We are just outside of the main touristy area...but within a few blocks walk to everything.

What makes this house unique

We tend to get guests who don't want 'just a place to sleep' but are looking for somewhere where they can enjoy each others company in a beautiful setting.


Ansonborough House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation at any time will result in forfeiture of any funds paid.
  • However, we will attempt to find a replacement renter and will refund to you any amount paid by the substitute renter. Trip Insurance recommended.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • alternative lifestyle
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Secluded. On an acre with private gardens COMPLIMENTARY private parking and high speed wireless internet.


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Renovated 1820 Carriage House, Gardens in Historic District,wifi, free parking
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Charleston was made all-the-more special by our stay at Charlotte Street Cottage.

Located on historic Charlotte Street, within walking distance of many of the wonderful highlights of Charleston, The Cottage sits alongside the magnificent home of the lovely owners, Lisa & Geoff, on beautifully tended and secluded grounds, accessed through an automatic gate. Just pulling into the property made us instantly feel special (though we walked everywhere and hardly used our car).

The cottage -- with fully equipped kitchen, cozy seating areas (both inside and outside on the patio), WiFi, TV, AC/Heat and two bedrooms -- made our family of four, plus well-behaved dog, feel very much at home. The special “welcome” goodies of snacks, basic staples, and wine left by the owners was a lovely touch. Coming back to The Cottage after a long day of sightseeing, and being able to enjoy some wine and snacks in the garden or in the living room was such a treat and luxury (and not easily done in a hotel room). It was a relaxing place to retreat, recharge and get ourselves ready for our numerous excursions around town. After staying here we could not imagine staying at a hotel in Charleston -- our experience and vacation was made all the more special, authentic and relaxing because of this lovely property.

We hope to have the chance to visit Charleston again soon, and we certainly hope when we do that the Charlotte Street Cottage will be available for us to stay again!

Thank you to Lisa & Geoff for making our stay so memorable.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. It always pleases us to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay at our Charlotte Street Cottage. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and would look forward to you returning anytime. In friendship, Lisa Flaggman Charlotte Street Cottage
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Cozy in-town cottage

  • 5 of 5

A friend of mine and I reserved Charlotte Cottage for a weekend reunion in late October. We absolutely loved it...our stay couldn't have been more perfect. Lisa's an extremely gracious host, very accommodating and helpful. It was my first time to Charleston so I had lots of questions about dining and the area in general. Lisa's been a long-time resident of Charleston and had amazing recommendations...I only wish I had more time to explore them all. I highly recommend Charlotte Cottage for ambience, location and hospitality. It was my first VRBO experience and thanks to Lisa can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

So easy to walk all over Charleston from this location! The interior was welcoming and beautifully done!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We were delighted with Charlotte Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We were all so glad we chose this charming home instead of a big hotel. It had beautiful gardens, off street parking, a peaceful setting, and was in a great location for walking to many historic sites, tourist attractions, great restaurants and shops. Our host, Lisa, was helpful and welcoming. We sincerely hope to be back! Michelle and Rob

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle and Rob, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for choosing to stay with us at Charlotte Street Cottage! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. We, also, appreciate you taking such good care of the Cottage and for recommending us to your friends! We would welcome you back at anytime . Lisa Flaggman Charlotte Street Cottage
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Was a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Was exactly what we wanted. Comfortable and was I walking distance to many attractions.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a charming cottage and the owner was so kind and accommodating.

  • 4 of 5

Because this property has only one full bath (and a small one at that) it is really better suited to a couple or a couple with small children. In fairness I rented it for myself and my adult son and his fiancé without realizing there was only one full bath. We were there for a wedding and had to prepare for several events. It was too difficult so I took a hotel room for myself and let the kids enjoy it ~ which they very much did! Great attention to making guests feel comfortable!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maureen, With all due respect, I phoned you as I do all our guests after confirming a booking. The purpose of my calls are to answer any questions, go over details, make sure you are familiar with Charlotte Street Cottage what is provided and you are happy. During our phone conversation, you told me that your son's fiance did the research and "booked" Charlotte Street Cottage, as you were away. At that time we discussed the number of bathrooms and you told me you would have preferred two bathrooms but you would look at our listing with pictures, and get back to me if it was a problem. The only response I got was that you were looking forward to your stay with us. Also, when I checked with you during your stay, and with your son when he requested and was given a late check out, everything was "wonderful". Therefore, I do feel it is disingenuous for you to claim dissatisfaction after the fact and when you knew exactly what you were getting. We have been in business for 20 years and often have parties of four guests say with us and have never had a complaint about the number or size of bathrooms. Lisa Flaggman Charlotte Street Cottage
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charleston International
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Sullivans Island or Folly Beach
Car: not necessary

We are one of the Historic Districts most beautiful streets.Yet the house you are renting is a peaceful oasis on 1/2 acre of gardens and not visible from the street, with safe, private, COMPLIMENTARY PARKING.

Two locks to Meeting St. (the Visitor's Center) three blocks to King Street (shopping restaurants, etc.) You can walk to everything downtown.

Also close bye... Horse-drawn Carriage Tours, House Tours, Harbor boat tours, kayaking, wildlife center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

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. Some holidays require a 7 night stay. Extra charge for additional guests; maximum is 4 guests. Reduced rates for extended stays. Pets/children are at owners discretion.Pet fee is $75/week /pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund