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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.

Keywords: The Cottage at 9 Limehouse Street, Elegant Accommodations in Downtown One of Charleston's Most Photographed Private Homes.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Why The Owner chose Charleston

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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(38 traveler reviews)

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Charleston's Graciousness and Hospitality at its Finest
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This cottage was great, larger than expected with a large living room/dining room/kitchen, parlor with an extra long sofa (I'm 6'5" and fit for a nap!) smaller bedroom but nice master bath, 2 sinks. Entrance to private drive through beautiful brick columns is tiny, SUV probably wouldn't fit through. An extra powder room. Owner was gracious and even gave us a tour of the main house which is on the same property and stunning with wonderful history. Recommend this highly. Exclusive and high end neighborhood, one block from the river and very beautiful historic homes.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a perfect space to call home for my mom and I'd trip to Charleston!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. We only had two people, but it could easily hold four. The cottage was clean and furnished with antique furniture which was beautiful. The owner was extremely kind, and even let us come tour the main house. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage Delight

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for four days while in Charleston and absolutely loved it. great location walking distance to all the downtown attractions. Our host was gracious and made the stay pleasant. The cottage was exactly as described and very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again!! Thank you Chriss!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our three pups really enjoyed staying here! It was super clean place with plenty of room for our trip for a week! We also loved the location of this place and took total advantage of it. We walked to the bay, French Quarter, King Street and everywhere because we were so close. Chriss was so nice and made the trip extra special. We would definitely book this place again if we come back. Thank you again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Charleston

  • 5 of 5

This cottage-located on one of Charleston's historically significant properties is simply charming, comfortable and lovely. Even though there is so much to see within the city that you hardly stay in, we felt that we had a nice place to come back and get some rest before heading back out to see more! We enjoyed staying right downtown with close walking distance to all major shopping and must see sights near the battery. Getting up early to jog/walk along Colonial Park Lake or the battery wall and watch the sunrise was a highlight. Dusk is always a pleasure to walk to one of the top-rated restaurants for a bite to eat and then walk around looking at the gas lanterns and the charm that nightfall on the peninsula brings. Short drives to get to the beach at Sullivan's Island and also to most plantations and other historical landmarks. Even trips up to Monck's Corner to tour Mepkin Abbey or over to Summerville were easy to do and didn't take a lot of time. Just seeing the low country and all of it's beauty makes a trip here worth it, but even better when you can stay in the heart of it all with great value and wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay while in Charleston

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed before and it was just as good this time...Being pet friendly, our Westie feels right at home in the cottage......Chriss the owner goes out of her way to insure a pleasant stay....

Near just about everything and great location to walk around.....

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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