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Historic, Spacious, Downtown, Garden

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Best location, 4 bedroom, new kitchen, spacious South Battery home and garden

Licensed B&B - We offer coffee and wine upon check-in but no meals are included in the stay. We also do not allow/tolerate events/venues as this is a wonderful and unique opportunity to enjoy being able to see Charleston more as a resident than a tourist and we expect proper respect to be given as such.

This is an authentic Charleston 'single-house' (c 1795) which means a Charleston house that is a single room in depth, designed to catch the ocean breezes. The builders of this property were in the shipping business and a wharf was built into the river to accommodate the owner's ships. Property taxes at that time were based on a front footage assessment and the typical single house was placed so that the narrow side of the house would be on the street side. This property was an exception in that the long side of the house faces South Battery which made it even more accessible to the prevailing summer southwest breezes. The two piazzas on the south side provide a dual purpose: to provide a comfortable place to enjoy the afternoon breeze and sunsets and to provide shade for the house itself from the afternoon sun.

On the main floor is an elegant dining room with beautiful hand made mahogany table, sideboard, and hunt-board. Just across the central hall is a less formal living room. It is furnished with comfortable upholstered sofa and chairs and accented with fine antiques including a mahogany chest, fold top desk, French farm table with 6 chairs and a magnificent highboy. The new kitchen with marble counters, lovely light filled windows on three sides, all new appliances and conveniences is accessed through two nine foot entrances from the living room. All of these rooms open onto the main floor piazza and offer wonderful opportunities for family fun and entertaining. A gracious central stairway leads from the piazza to the large and lovely Charleston garden.

The next floor houses the main bedrooms, baths and closets. The two large bedrooms with four poster mahogany King Bed in Master and Queen in Guest Room and adjoining bathrooms open onto the upper piazza overlooking the garden and Charleston Harbor.

The upper floor consists of two large dormer bedrooms with wonderful windows on the north and south sides. Between these rooms is a bath with a shower. All have windows providing a spectacular panoramic roof top view of the landscape below.

The garden is spacious and charming. The areas adjoining the house are terraced in old Charleston bricks and provide fabulous area for containers of flowering plants. The planting in the main garden is a balanced mixture of evergreens which provide shape, texture, and definition on a year round basis, and flowering shrubs and plants which provide a bouquet of color and scent as the seasons evolve. In the center of the front garden is a shallow reflecting pool with an Italian fountain. The fountain is automatically lighted at night and bathes the whole area with the ambiance of warm light and gurgling sounds. It is completely private from the street and fully enclosed and offers wonderful opportunities for entertaining or for children playing.

Very near prominent streets such as Church, Meeting, King and Legare Streets all are within very short walking distances to the property. White Point Gardens and the Harbor are within walking distance of the house. The house is in easy walking distance to the historic house museums, antique shops, art galleries, boutiques and famous restaurants.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be over 30 and must occupy the property. Children with parents are welcome. NO EVENTS ALLOWED...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The back yard is very large and fully enclosed. As grandparents we enjoy sitting on the porch as the children happily explore the garden. There is a very shallow reflecting pool so we do keep a very close watch on the crawler/toddlers ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    This bedroom has a sink and vanity. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 child bed


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • There are 2 very large bedrooms on the floor above the living room/dining room with Master bedroom containing a King Temperpedic mattress and guest bedroom with a queen bed and 2 large dormer bedrooms with queen beds. One room has a toddler bed. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub

    This bathroom serves as a 'powder room'off of dining room. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The second floor bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Both have bath tubs with showers. The third floor bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower. One third floor bedroom has a sink and vanity. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Once you have received a quote and you wish to request a contract, we will prepare one for you and send it to you for your review. If we do not receive it back, or you do not contact us back, within two days, the contract will expire and the home will be offered to the next inquiry in line. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast provides Internet and television. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is an elegant dining room, with 12 chairs and a large handmade banquet table with beautiful inlays. Living room has a farm table for 6-8, kitchen round marble table seats 4. NO EVENTS ALLOWED...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stack washer/dryer in master bathroom....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Four fireplaces in the living room, dining room, and the 2 bedrooms. Although the fireplaces are 'working' we do not allow renters to light fires. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat and air conditioning....moreless

  • Internet:

    Comcast high speed internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The large living room has windows overlooking both the piazza and South Battery and opens onto the kitchen providing circulation onto the piazza. The furnishings are traditional and comfortable. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is no off-street parking. The area fronting the house is in a residential parking zone which permits unrestricted parking at night. 65' feet from the house is unrestricted parking all the time...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stack washer/dryer in master bathroom....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee (Keurig single cup) coffee maker and Moccamaster coffee maker ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glassware and flatware for 8. Le Creuset and All Clad cookware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchen Aid....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Brand new kitchen built in 2010. Beautiful marble counters. One large double sink, one smaller utility sink. Both sinks have disposals. There is a round marble 42'' table with 4 chairs. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Panasonic microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Large gas oven in stove. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked pantry with spices, some canned goods, flour, sugar, salt, pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kitchen Aid built-in with French doors and freezer with ice-maker below....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas Bertozzoni stove with 6 burners....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Breville toaster oven...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    We do not have bicycles but they can easily be rented from The Bicycle Shoppe 280 Meeting St. (843 722 8168)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are 2 furnished piazzas overlooking the garden and the Ashley River. Each piazza is about 50' X 10'. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Charleston is the home of many championship golf courses ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    A covered trellis separates the front garden from the rear garden and provides seating for 8 people....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The garden, hidden from the street, is large and well tended. It has a shallow reflecting pool in the center with an Italian fountain. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are available in the neighborhood....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Oct 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$5,700 $20,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$5,500 $16,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning/all linen fees $400
  • Tax Rate 9.5%


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*Non-Refundable Fee will be charged for any function and must be approved prior to any function.

**Small Family Rates Will Be Considered for Weekly/Monthly Rentals

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • The Battery

    "A must see for history buffs and a beautiful sight to see"

  • Downtown Charleston

    "Located in the heart of Upper King Street, most attractions are within walking distance."

  • Charleston Waterfront Park

    "Wonderful views just off East Bay near the Market"

  • South Carolina Aquarium

    "Adults and children love a trip to the Aquarium"

  • Classic Carriage Tours

    "See the city the way our ancestor's traveled"

  • Arthur J. Ravenel Bridge

  • Fort Moultrie National Monument

    "A favorite for visitors"

  • Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

    "Great for children"

  • The Citadel Military College of South Carolina

    "Stay for a game or visit the Chapel"

  • Jestine's Kitchen

    "One of my favorites and rated one of the top restaurants to visit in Charleston. Down home ..."

  • College of Charleston

    "Within blocks of the house and often offer live performances"

  • Charleston Farmers Market

    "Every Saturday, and within walking distance of home."

  • Slightly North of Broad

    "Wonderful food and great atmosphere"

  • The Charleston Museum

    "Wonderful Museum, again within walking distance"

  • Hyman's Seafood

    "GREAT Seafood!"

  • The Alley

    "Just around the corner from St. Philip and good fun for the family"

  • USS Yorktown State Park

    "Just across the Bridge in Mt. Pleasant, you will find many attractions to visit as well. "

  • High Cotton

    "Good food, pricey but worth it."

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charleston International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blind Tiger Pub
3.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Husk Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sullivans Island

Car: Not Necessary

Charleston was voted for the second consecutive year 'Top City in the United States' in the 2012 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. While we would like to keep the secret of Charleston a little more to ourselves, we can't help but be proud of our ambiance (rooftop bars, narrow, tree-lined courtyards, fabulous harbor tidal creeks), our culture and sites (notable historic neighborhoods, antique shops, fall and spring house and garden tours), our renowned friendliness ('legendary hospitality and graciousness baked into our way of life'), our lodging opportunities described as 'a dream come true for travelers'. our restaurants which 'shine bright on the national food scene' and shopping that lets you 'spoil yourself or someone else with unique treasures only found in Charleston. Antique shops, local boutiques, name brand outlets, art galleries and jewelers awaiting your arrival'


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: We are a retired couple who raised our 3 children in this house. In 2001 we sailed our boat to Europe. We now spend part of the year on our boat in Europe and other part of the year in Charleston. We have so much space in our home that we enjoy offering some of the space for rent as a B&B (no breakfast).

Why the Owner Chose South of Broad (Charleston, SC, USA):
We bought this property because it was in walking distance of anything on the peninsula and is a lovely, historic, large, gracious home with a beautiful garden. It is an exciting and happy place to be.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Fabulous location, authentic Charleston 'single house', spacious and comfortable, lovely garden and piazzas. Close to the battery, house museums, Spoleto Festival events, antique shops, fabulous restaurants. Beaches and water activities are nearby. Licensed Bed and Breakfast.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • Formal Dining Room with Powder Room

    Formal Dining Room with Powder Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen with view of the Road and Carriage Tours

    Kitchen with view of the Road and Carriage Tours

  • Halway between Living Room and Dining Room

    Halway between Living Room and Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom with En Suite

    Master Bedroom with En Suite

  • Queen Guest Bedroom with En Suite across from Master Bedroom

    Queen Guest Bedroom with En Suite across from Master Bedroom

  • Bath in Guest Bedroom

    Bath in Guest Bedroom

  • Top Floor Bedroom Right with Queen Bed

    Top Floor Bedroom Right with Queen Bed

  • Top Floor Bedroom Left with Queen Bed

    Top Floor Bedroom Left with Queen Bed

  • Bathroom Located between Top Floor Bedrooms

    Bathroom Located between Top Floor Bedrooms

  • Look From Main Porch to Courtyard

    Look From Main Porch to Courtyard

  • Main Porch Area outside Living Room and Dining Room

    Main Porch Area outside Living Room and Dining Room

  • Powder Room off Dining Room

    Powder Room off Dining Room

  • Eat-In Kitchen Area

    Eat-In Kitchen Area

  • Hallway Door to Back Yard and Porch

    Hallway Door to Back Yard and Porch

  • Master Bedroom with King Bed

    Master Bedroom with King Bed

  • Walk-in Closet Toward Vanity and Bath

    Walk-in Closet Toward Vanity and Bath

  • Queen Guest Bedroom across from Master Bedroom

    Queen Guest Bedroom across from Master Bedroom

  • Hallway and Stairs from Main Level to Main Bedrooms

    Hallway and Stairs from Main Level to Main Bedrooms

  • Top Floor Bedroom Right with Queen Bed

    Top Floor Bedroom Right with Queen Bed

  • Top Floor Bedroom Left with Queen Bed

    Top Floor Bedroom Left with Queen Bed

  • Back of House and Courtyard

    Back of House and Courtyard

  • Fountain Statue in Courtyard

    Fountain Statue in Courtyard

  • Upper Porch Outside Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom

    Upper Porch Outside Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom

VRBO #467877

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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