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Historic Downtown Cookhouse Apartment in Garden District

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (sleeps 2-4) in historic downtown cookhouse

Are you looking for a unique yet modern getaway as an alternative to a hotel? The Cookhouse suite is the perfect retreat for any occasion. Your hosts previously operated a seasonal inn in a restored 1760 country house in West Cork, Ireland.

The Cookhouse is a romantic and elegant option located in Charleston’s Garden District near Wragg Mall and its live oaks and fountain, the Charleston Museum, the Visitors’ Center, Marion Square’s Saturday Farmers’ and Crafts Market, two historic mansions open to the public (the Aiken-Rhett and Joseph Manigault Houses), the College of Charleston, the Charleston School of Law, and the nationally-recognized cuisine/entertainment district on Upper King. Within walking distance (or by free trolley) are the King Street shopping area and antiques district, The Market, and several other historic districts.

The spacious professionally-decorated Cookhouse unit accommodates up to four people. The unit has a queen reproduction historic rice bed, two large fireplaces (the original kitchen and laundry rooms to the main house), accent antiques, a spacious bathroom with marble-tiled shower, and a fully-equipped kitchen/sitting room with eating area and full-sized sofa bed. The Cookhouse boasts a professionally-designed patio and garden and has off-street parking for 1-2 cars.

Charleston is full of history, charm and wonderful hospitality. The Cookhouse allows you easy access to beaches (15 minutes), historic river plantations (20 minutes), the aquarium, excellent, diverse cuisine at different price levels, and allows you to just relax, read, nibble, and imbibe your favorite beverages in the shared garden.

Illustrated in Bernard Herman’s Townhouse: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City 1780-1830 (2005), the Cookhouse was recently tastefully restored following the award-winning restoration of the main John Robinson House, a historically significant Federal double house (1814) constructed by the wealthy merchant who later built the adjacent urban plantation now known as the Aiken-Rhett House. There is an interesting article on the Cookhouse restoration in Period Homes magazine (see link below).

More Details

Owner
David Elder, Owner/manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

Amenities

Historic Old City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Marble-tile shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic Downtown Cookhouse Apartment in Garden District
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews
5

Fantastic, comfortable place in a great location that is convenient to downtown and beyond

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Charleston with our two sons for 4 days to visit downtown and the beaches.

The apartment is in a small, separate house behind the main historic house. The apartment was a perfect fit for us. It is very nice, clean and comfortable. We were easily able to walk to different downtown destinations, and the location is a close drive (or jog) to the bridge to Mt. Pleasant and the beaches.

Inside, the living room includes a small kitchen area which was useful for snacks and breakfast. The sofa pulls out into a bed, which was good for the two boys.

Parking was easy and safe, and accessing the apartment was convenient and easy.

We have already recommended this to a friend who has a son starting college in Charleston in the fall, and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1488 Church Street. Ventura Ca. 93001
5

SOUTHERN GLAMOUR

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this well appointed Charleston cottage. The owners thought of everything and were so personable, yet respectful of your privacy. The historical significance made it even more memorable. Within steps to a quaint park is the Visitor's Center which will give you all the local information and help you'll need. Free transportation close by. This cottage is close to King Street District and a plethora of activity and food. We would highly recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone looking for the ultimate experience in Charleston.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1488 Church Street. Ventura Ca. 93001
5

SOUTHERN GLAMOUR

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this well appointed Charleston cottage. The owners thought of everything and were so personable, yet respectful of your privacy. The historical significance made it even more memorable. Within steps to a quaint park is the Visitor's Center which will give you all the local information and help you'll need. Free transportation close by. This cottage is close to King Street District and a plethora of activity and food. We would highly recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone looking for the ultimate experience in Charleston.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Find

  • 5 of 5

My husband and were thoroughly impressed with the Cookhouse and enjoyed our stay. The owners went above and beyond to ensure you had everything you could possibly imagine needing for our stay. We will definitely recommend to any friends and family visiting Charleston in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bloomfield
5

Beautifully renovated carriage house.

  • 5 of 5

Since our daughter goes to college in Charleston, we have visited this great city many times and Cook House is definately our most favorite place to stay! We could easily walk to all the wonderful restaurants and bars on King St. and to the campus. It was very hot in Charleston during our visit and Cook House was a wonderful oasis where we could get away from the heat and relax. The ice cold bottles of water the owners provided were so appreciated! We will recommend Cook House to any of our friends who plan to travel to Charleston and we will definately be back for another stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Me, my husband and our 2 month old daughter just came back from a 4 night stay at the Cookhouse and we absolutely loved it. Such a charming home with a great location and great owners who made our stay so pleasant. Upon hearing that we would be traveling with our daughter the owners offered us their pack n' play to use and even set it out for us so that it was ready when we arrived. Such great hospitality! Everything in the home has been thought out perfectly to make your stay stress free. We wish we could have stayed longer but we will definitely be back to Charleston and will stay at the Cookhouse again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Old City Apartment Rental Rates

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$179
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