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Charleston's Graciousness and Hospitality at its Finest

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why The 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!


South of Broad Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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(47 traveler reviews)

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Charleston's Graciousness and Hospitality at its Finest
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Historic location and roomy cottage

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Yet Another Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We are repeated visitors to the Cottage and always enjoy our stay - a home away from home and you can walk or Uber anywhere locally!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic New Year’s Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better way to ring in the new year. The cottage is lovely, in a beautiful neighborhood, and far enough away from the crowds, yet within a mile of almost everything. We’ve always admired the stately Charleston homes, and this was a wonderful way to experience Charleston living. Thank you for a lovely weekend!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful South of Broad cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this cottage! All the comforts of home in a stunning atmosphere. It just doesn’t get any more southern then this! We brought our two dogs with us and they enjoyed their stay as much as we did. We were able to walk them down to the river every day. We found the property to be extremely roomy, while simultaneously very quaint, with everything we needed for our three night stay. Chris was extremely gracious and invited us on a tour of her home. Of all the places we have stayed in Charleston, this is our favorite. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Augustine

Lovely cottage with all the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

Jim and I sure enjoyed not only the beautiful accommodations, but the friendly hospitality of our hostess, Chriss. We couldn’t have picked a better place and location. We were within walking distance of all the great restaurants and the parks. Our doggie felt welcome & comfortable. Everything was extremely clean and well appointed. Thanks Chriss for all you did to make us feel so well received. We will be back. 💙

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location south of Broad St

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. This house is on a real quiet street in the historic area. A close walk to shopping and restaurants. About as perfect a location you will find in Charleston. Book with confidence.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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