1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (sleeps 2-4) in historic downtown cookhouse
David Elder, Owner/manager
About David Elder, Owner/manager
I'm a retired law professor with a fascination with and love of old buildings. Before retiring and moving to Charleston, my family restored Sea Court, a 1760 country house in West Cork, Ireland, which we operated as a seasonal inn for over 20 years before its sale in 2007. The house and family were featured in "The Essential History of Ireland," a documentary shown widely on British and Irish television in the early 1990's. Sea Court and its 10 acres of grounds were designated as of significant historical merit by the Irish government.
David Elder, Owner/manager purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why David Elder, Owner/manager chose Downtown Charleston
When we were looking for a retirement home after selling our Irish property, we came across the John Robinson House, built in 1814, located in the Mazyck-Wraggborough historic district and sister house to the Aiken-Rhett House, also built by John Robinson and now a house museum operated by the Historic Charleston Foundation. The main John Robinson House had 95% or so of its original fabric intact but was in need of a major restoration. The Cookhouse was derelict. (There is a photo in the unit of the Cookhouse before our restoration efforts). We have enjoyed restoring both and making the Cookhouse available to short-term guests.
What makes this Apartment unique
You can enjoy Charleston history and architecture by staying in the Cookhouse, which is exceptionally well-situated for walking around Charleston's beautiful historic districts, and is just a short distance from many of Charleston's finest restaurants.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Our stay in the cookhouse offered the total experience for Charming CHS. Thoughtfully restored and finely appointed, it was not only comfortable, but offered a chance for us to live in a little history. The location is wonderful! We found most everything to be in walking distance, or if we preferred, the main trolley stop was only a few blocks away. It felt tucked away and safe and included free, off-street parking.
We traveled as a family of four with two teenagers and all appreciated the accommodations.
Wonderful property. Super clean, and the history in the building is incredible.
The downstairs unit is beautiful and definitely large enough for a family of four. The space is very clean and the history of the building is kind of unbelievable when you think about what this building was actually used for hundreds of years ago. We found the area to be quaint and quiet. We walked to the historic district of Charleston everyday, and it was about 20 minutes (while pushing two strollers). The Aiken-Rhett house is two doors down and I highly recommend touring that property. We would love to come back and stay again.
Everything was wonderful. Easy walking distance to restaurants. Beautiful little house definitely will stay again when we’re in Charleston again.
Very nice host, Monica. Helpful with providing map of area.
Beautifully restored historical home inside and outside. Well appointed, thoughtful and Spotless. Comfortable bed and pillows. Beautiful shower. Good air conditioning. Highly recommended.
Home Away from Home
This property exceeded our expectations. All four guests were very pleased with property cleanliness and amenities. It was obvious that the owners are experienced property managers.
If you're interested in downtown Charleston this is the perfect location. Property was very clean and communication with the owners was easy and perfect.