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Charming Cottage House in Historic Charleston

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private patio and secure off street parking. The first floor has an open layout with a living and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas range, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. The bathroom is located off the kitchen and features a stacked washer dryer, tub/shower and pedestal sink. There are heart pine hardwood floors throughout the first floor with many original features.

The bedroom is located on the 2nd floor with exposed beam ceilings and has a closet.

This is not a pet friendly property.

More Details

Lois Lane
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Lois Lane

Lois is a native Charlestonian and has lived in many neighborhoods downtown. She owns a real estate company and has been in the business for 30 years. She has been involved in numerous renovations around the city and particularly loves historic Cannonborough. It is vibrant, diverse, exciting and yet retains so many of the elements that has made Charleston one of the most livable city's in the United States.

Lois Lane purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Lois Lane chose Cannonborough Elliotborough

The house on Cannon Street is particularly sweet. Originally it was a four room house with a center hall and a two story kitchen house at the back. The neighborhood was originally settled by many working immigrants but the architecture is true to Charleston. There are a number of very impressive homes in the neighborhood along with smaller Charleston single style homes retaining their original charm.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is situated on a large lot which leaves plenty of room for parking. Each of the three units here have their own porch, perfect for enjoying the afternoon breeze after a long day of seeing the historic sites. The apartments are equipped for cooking but you will probably want to walk a few blocks for some local cuisine.


Cannonborough Elliotborough Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • one bathroom with tiled shower/tub, vanity, and washer/dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Cottage House in Historic Charleston
average rating of 4.366667 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Charming and adorable! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in January, easy drive to other parts of the city. Quiet neighborhood. Would prefer the window coverings to offer more privacy, however would rent again. A big plus — parking for one car included. Response to questions was immediate.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and sweet place to stay, convenient walk to downtown destinations

  • 4 of 5

We had a delightful stay at this property. We had everything we needed. We were there in the weekend and my only complaint was that it was very loud in the neighborhood the second night. Overall, it was sweet and mostly quiet the rest of the time.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is usually very quiet. Maybe there was a special event? We leave instructions to call us if there is loud noise after 11:00 at night. Our city has a strict noise ordinance after that hour. If I am not notified I can’t do anything about it. Glad you enjoyed the cottage.
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Good location, as described

  • 5 of 5

House was a good place to stay, gentrified neighborhood that will be something soon. Nice places all around that give you the local feel for sure.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming place to stay for the weekend

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 2-night stay at this charming cottage house. Perfect place to spend our Valentine's weekend! Lois was very accommodating with our early check-in, which was a relief since we didn't have a car or anywhere else to drop our bags for a few hours. It was a 10 minute walk to some amazing restaurants and bars, and it was nice to have a place to cook up our leftovers when we had ordered too much the night before. It was also convenient that we could have used the washer/dryer if we needed to (perhaps during a longer stay). We spent most of our time out of the house exploring the town, but we loved feeling like our day in historic Charleston wasn't finished when we came in for the night--the house itself is a piece of history! Wish I had had time to read the book of Charleston ghost stories. I recommend this place to anyone looking for historic housing for a weekend trip to Charleston.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not for everyone

  • 3 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at this property for 5 nights. Lois, the leasing agent, could not have been more helpful, friendly and accessible and the confirmation process was very easy.

The place itself is very clean but old and cramped. The upstairs/bedroom in particular has very low ceilings and would be uncomfortable for anyone over 6 feet tall. The wi-fi only worked sporadically and when it did work, was weak. There is adequate closet space for 2 people but the kitchen, bathroom and living/dining room are definitely 'charming' in real estate parlance, 'small' in normal language. As noted in other reviews, getting luggage up the stairs to the bedroom required some effort. We did not have a car but the parking area - shared with the 2 units in the main house - has room for at least 3 cars.

The rate we paid was reasonable in comparison with similar properties but after a couple of days, the charming character of the place frankly became uncomfortable.

We found the location to be excellent both for local shops/restaurants as well as walking (~10 minutes) access to King Street. Cannonborough is a neighborhood in transition and I'm sure the eclectic mix of retail and other activities will continue to improve.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our property is a historic residence built in the 1830's. We call this particular unit "the cottage" because it is small and while most guests find it to be charming and cozy some may need a large apartment while staying in Charleston. In the past four years we have not heard of a guest who had trouble getting their luggage up the stairs. Had we know we would gladly have come over to assist. We leave a hand written note for each guest with our contact information so they can contact us if they need anything. We are proud of our property and happy that a number of guests return each year.
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Caribbean Restaurant
Hominy Grill
Southern Restaurant (US)
Bon Banh Mi
Vietnamese Restaurant
Goulette Rotisserie & Grill
R. Kitchen
New American Restaurant
Sunrise Bistro Xpress
Breakfast Restaurant
Gnome Café
Vegan Restaurant
Xiao Bao Biscuit
Asian Restaurant
Cannon Green
Mediterranean Restaurant
Nacha Mama's Taqueria - Downtown
Mexican Restaurant
Luke's Craft Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Ladles Soups Downtown
Soup Restaurant
Nana's Seafood & Soul
Seafood Restaurant
Daps Breakfast & Imbibe
Breakfast Restaurant
Trattoria Lucca
Italian Restaurant
Dellz Uptown
Vegan Restaurant
Five Loaves Cafe
Southern Restaurant (US)
Tapio - A Boba Tea Cafe
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
Dave's Carry-Out
Takeout Restaurant
Sorghum & Salt
Chez Nous
French Restaurant
Persimmon Cafe
Brown Dog Deli
The Grocery
American Restaurant
Ink N Ivy
Ice & Pan Charleston
King Street Public House
Sports Bar
HoM Charleston
American Restaurant
Midtown Bar & Grill
Pizza King at Midtown
Pizza Restaurant
Revelator Coffee - Charleston
Coffee Shop
The Darling Oyster Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Benny Ravello's
Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room
American Restaurant
Greek Restaurant
PURE Theatre
Woolfe Street Playhouse
Mace Brown Museum of Natural History
Basil Thai Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
60 Bull Cafe
Soul Food Restaurant
The Daily
Coffee Shop
American Theater
Music Farm
Black Bean Co
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Country Club of Charleston
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak - 4565 Gaynor Avenue North Charleston, SC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 26
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hominy Grill
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Folly Beach or Sullivan's Island

Please be sure to check out the Insider's guide provided for the best restaurants, bars, bakeries, shopping and other activities to do while visiting Charleston, SC!




Additional information about rental rates

There is a note book in the cottage with touring information and check out instructions. Check in is 3:00 and check out is 11:00. If you find that you will be arriving early just let us know. If the apartment is ready we are happy for you to go in early.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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