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150 Year Old Carriage House, Downtown Charleston

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

A beautifully restored, 2 bedroom carriage house with private courtyard

150 year old carriage house, Downtown Charleston,

located in Downtown Charleston. You can walk to King Street shopping, the Aquarium waterfront and all downtown historic sites,. Recently restored, retaining the charm of old and having all modern amenities, central heat and air conditioning, modern apliances , including Washer and dryer. It has off street parking and private courtyard and entrance.

Property Manager
Victoria Hanham
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2016

About Victoria Hanham

We live around the corner and have put our love and energy into restoring the house.

Victoria Hanham purchased this cottage in 2008


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

150 Year Old Carriage House, Downtown Charleston
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Kittery Point, Maine

Great carriage house in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the carriage house for 2 months and loved everything about it. Comfort with all the amenities is the best way to describe it and beautifully decorated. We were within walking distance to the best of the peninsula including restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. The owners, David and Victoria were very accommodating and couldn't be nicer. We will be back! PS The fountain in the courtyard was one of our favorite features!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property and owner!

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time staying at this property in downtown Charleston. The location is walking distance to everything (The Battery, King Street, Market Street, Ocean, etc). The carriage house is charming and clean, and has quite a bit of character. The owners are very thoughtful and kind, and went out of their way to make me feel at home. There were fresh flowers and snacks when I arrived, and they were very quick to help with any questions I had during my stay. I would definitely recommend this vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daniel Island, SC

Perfect downtown hideaway at a great price!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this charming carriage house for five weeks upon relocating to Charleston area and while looking for a permanent residence. This property is within walking distance to most all of downtown Charleston and has one off-street parking place. There's also some unregulated parking on the street which was a big plus for us due to having two cars. The property was quiet, cozy, and better than advertised. David and Victoria were very accommodating hosts and even hooked me up with an extension cord so I could charge my plugin hybrid vehicle. We would have stayed another month if the property had been available.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, well located, well appointed, a real gem

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 3 nights, did all the tourist stuff, 2 couples. The apartment is just as described, and we all really enjoyed it in every way! A couple of warnings- lots of mosquitoes around the porch and front entry, so bring your own repellant and apply before walking to the door. Victoria has some there as you enter, but by then it can be too late! Second, the mattresses are quite soft in the twin beds downstairs, only an issue if you insist on firm. Third, as stated in the ad, one car only. Street parking requires a permit after 1 hour, and the driveway is for one vehicle only.

You will not be disappointed in any way here!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An excellent choice.

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Charleston - and we will be back. The carriage house is beautiful; full of character, comfortable, spotless, and extremely tasteful. I would happily take most of the artwork home! (Fellow Brits - it's a farrow and ball dream.. ) The location is great - just on the edge of the historic area (10 minutes walk to Market Place, 15 minutes to Broad Street) but quiet too. A pleasantly studenty area, rather than too chic. Very close to excellent historic Aiken Rhett House, and quick walk to the dock for harbour tours. We ate extremely well at Magnolias, Slightly North of Broad and Amen Fish restaurant, all on East Bay. All of us (including 13 and 8 year old daughters) loved our visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Magical Month in "Our" Cozy Abode

  • 5 of 5

Words sometimes don't accurately convey a rental listing. This was no exception: the description failed to completely reveal the utter charm of this property. Besides being perfectly appointed with an eye towards cottage chic interior design with original artwork throughout, there were few details that went unnoticed: from insect repellant at our fingertips on the comfortable deck to the high speed WiFI that worked anywhere in the house to the bouquet of flowers upon arrival to the French press coffee maker to the Egyptian cotton linens to the dual level thermostats -- every element transformed our stay to a welcoming quality respite. Besides the incredible location (we logged over 125 miles on our pedometer during our stay) and the fantastic meals and libations in this "Holy City"(we dined at over 40 restaurants) we could not imagine a more perfect month. Although not a large place, this is a perfect example when LESS IS MORE! We were not wanting for anything and in fact, upon returning home, we're wondering why we have so much useless space. Also, our jobs are somewhat portable so we continued to work through the power of the Internet -- this change of scenery enabled us to spend some quality time together, working side-by-side each day. Our hosts were beyond speedy with any inquiry, both in advance of our arrival and throughout our stay. A question regarding a vechicle in "our" parking spot was quickly reconciled (plus, two parking passes were on the kitchen table in the event we had visitors (and, we did!)). A question about falling autumn leaves (nicely landscaped courtyard with working fountain) was handled by the owner blowing them within hours of the inquiry (we would have gladly removed them). Everything was in perfect working order. Our only reservation about recommending this property is that it might not be available for our return visit! It is a GEM! Our favorite activities included: cycling across the Ravenel Bridge (we rented bicycles), enjoying Thanksgiving at Middleton Place, learning about the rice trade at Magnolia plantation, visiting the Edmondston-Alston House on the Battery, and touring the beach by mopeds on the Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island. Favorite drinking spots include: the Rarebit, McCrady's, and The Ordinary. Best meals: Five Loaves Cafe & Eli's Table. Best waitstaff with attitude: Martha Lou's Kitchen. Best memory - enjoying the company of our C of C senior who visited for home-cooked meals!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sullivans Island and Folly beach

Located Downtown Historic Charleston, near the Aquarium and Fort Sumter Dock and King Street Restaurants and shopping


Rates & Availability

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Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $125

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Ansonborough Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs bathroom has full , large , tiled shower with glass door and period finishes
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom with full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom with full bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
Experience downtown like a local, located in a historic downtown neighborhood very close to aquarium, Marion square and all upper and lower king street restaurants and shopping. Guests park their car and walk to everything

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