About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)
One of the last truly antebellum homes built in Charleston, 9 Limehouse Street is situated on the west side of peninsula Charleston just south of Tradd Street on the lands included on the Grand Model of Charles Town granted in 1681 to its original owner, Joseph Oldys. During the years of 1856 and 1857, William Pinckney Shingler, for whom the house is named, purchased five lots on which he built this existing home. It remains as the single largest residential lot in downtown Charleston. Shingler, a businessman and planter, was reputed to be one of the largest and most handsome men on Broad Street (Charleston's Wall Street) and the scale and decoration of this house reflect his personality.
As a guest of the Cottage at 9 Limehouse, you will enjoy a quiet 'off the beaten path' experience on the grounds of one of Charleston's most toured and photographed private homes. The Cottage boasts 900 square feet of secluded single story elegance in the shadows of Mr. Shingler's two magnificent homes. Built as a boathouse in the early 1900's on the foundations of the original carriage house, the Cottage has experienced a complete renovation with all the latest amenities. Sit outside on the patio in the beautifully landscaped garden or take a stroll down to the Ashley River and then wend your way to the many historical points of interest and varied restaurants just a few short blocks away. We are confident you will really enjoy your stay with us.
Keywords: The Cottage at 9 Limehouse Street, Elegant Accommodations in Downtown One of Charleston's Most Photographed Private Homes.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Why Owner chose South of Broad
My parents purchased this house in 1956. I was raised here with my brother and sister and now my wife and I are raising our two children in the house. My parents had always opened the house for tours and for special occasions as requested by the city and various historical and preservation groups. My wife and I have renovated the Cottage in an effort to provide Charleston's visitors with a more personal and intimate view of the city.
What makes this Cottage unique
As a guest at the Cottage, your accommodations are separate from the main house providing you with complete privacy in your comings and goings. Being situated just off the 'beaten path', both pedestrian and automobile traffic are at a minimum, yet, you are just blocks from the various historic points of interest and the numerous restaurants. As our guest, you will be given a tour of this magnificent property if you are interested in participating. Please let us know if you would like a tour!
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Spacious & Convenient to all things Charleston
The cottage was roomy and so convenient to all of the sites & restaurants in downtown Charleston. Uber can get you most places for $6-10 or you can easily walk to quite a few excellent restaurants and great shopping. I would warn anyone planning to rent a car for their stay to go for an economy or small standard car. The gate you drive thru to get to the on-site parking is quite narrow. I was able to get in/out with 3-4 inches on each side to spare. Overall I’d recommend the cottage and would consider staying here if I come back to Charleston.
Charming, Comfortable, Immaculate, Quiet
We loved our time in this charming cottage. It is comfortable, quiet, charming, and in a great location for walking. There was more than enough room for 3 of us, and it was immaculate. The only thing that would have made it better was for us to be able to stay longer! Chriss warned us that the gated entrance was narrow and to swing wide to pull into the driveway. We tucked our mirrors in and had no problem getting a Jeep Grand Cherokee through the opening with a few inches to spare on either side. When we left, we forgot a throw blanket that is our son's favorite, and Chriss graciously offered to ship it back to us. We can't wait to go back!!
Property is on gorgeous street in beautiful neighborhood.
Great place to stay in Charleston
This is a spacious and comfortable cottage with off street parking in quiet neighborhood with tons of charm and character South of Broad. My husband and I were visiting Charleston to go on the annual Garden Club Tour. One of the homes on the tour was right around the corner so this was a convenient location for us. We were able to walk to restaurants, shops, and galleries (it's about 1/2 mile). We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this cottage.
Lovely and comfortable
This home is spacious, comfortable and attractive. It was well supplied with everything needed for a wonderful vacation. We were delighted with the tour of the owners’ historic home. Our experience here was so pleasant, we found it hard to leave to see Charleston’s sights!
Historic location and roomy cottage
A perfect setting and location for seeing Charleston. The cottage is surprisingly very roomy with an open concept kitchen/living area. Having an extra half bath was convenient. Bedroom was most comfortable. Cottage came with all the amenities needed. Location was also very convenient - in walking distance to historic sections as well as the river. Located in a quiet residential area, it was also easy to drive to other sites like the plantations or Charles Towne Landing. There are only small quaint food markets in the immediate so our only suggestion would be to shop for groceries outside of the historic district. It was great to have off street parking. Our Subaru Outback fit through the gates. Chriss was a wonderful hostess!