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Experience Eighteenth Century Elegance In A Georgian Mansion

Historic Old City, Charleston, SC, USA
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Two bedroom, one bath apartment opening onto a screened porch and large garden.

The Philip Porcher house, built circa 1765, is one of Charleston's oldest residences and has a superb garden. Ideally located in the center of the peninsula's Historic District, this charming property is within short walking distance of house museums, historic sites, award-winning restaurants, antique shops, the City Market, and the fabulous shops on King Street. It is also only a few blocks south of the College of Charleston.

The spacious ground floor 'garden apartment' is available seasonally for short term rentals at the stated rate for ONE Bedroom with 1 or 2 guests, but if BOTH Bedrooms are used for 2, 3, or 4 guests, the rate INCREASES. This rate change will not be reflected on the VRBO instant quote. Please read the notes on our rate structure or call us for accurate rates and to book.

The apartment is furnished with antiques and good reproductions and has Italian tile floors throughout.

There are 2 bedrooms; one with a queen-size canopy bed, the other with twin beds. There is one bathroom with a glass shower and double sinks. A paneled living room with a gas fireplace is connected to a brick-walled kitchen. There is also a screened gallery porch with a dining table and chairs. This gallery leads out into a large formal garden. Guests are welcome to enjoy the garden and its several fountains and seating areas.

A continental breakfast of breads, fruit, yogurts, and cereals, as well as coffee and tea, is provided.

Our amenities include free wireless internet service, free off-street parking for one vehicle, a refrigerator, a microwave, bathrobes, a hairdryer, and a small lending library.

We do not allow pets, cooking, or children under the age of 12. The entire property is non-smoking, including the driveway and garden. Multiple level changes in the old building and the garden make it unsuitable for those who are unsteady on their feet.


Mrs. Price Cameron (Louisa)

Member Since 2013
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Mrs. Price Cameron (Louisa)

Both Charlestonians by birth, Price and Louisa Cameron have lived in the Porcher House for over thirty years. Dr. Cameron is a retired plastic surgeon; Louisa Cameron is the author of several books on Charleston gardens.

Mrs. Price Cameron (Louisa) purchased this House in 1982

Why Mrs. Price Cameron (Louisa) chose Harleston Village

We have enjoyed the restoration and stewardship of an eighteenth century house steeped in history. The house, built by the French Hugenot, Philip Porcher, survived the devasting fire of 1861 and is beautifully located in the center of Charleston's Historic District. The size of the property allows us to pursue one of our favorite hobbies, gardening, on a large scale.

What makes this House unique

We can never take the stunning views of the Baroque and Gothic church steeples and facades across the street for granted. We enjoy our garden and porches nearly all year long in our temperate climate.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Canopy bed
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • We often have guests who share the twin bedroom in order to receive the one-bedroom rate, but we do not allow cots or other temporary bedding in either room.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, There are 2 sinks in the bathroom with mirrors.
      • Glass and tile shower. Marble counters, two sinks with mirrors. Tile floors.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Located in the center of the Historic Distric, near shopping, restaurants, museums, art galleries, and sight-seeing


            • Historic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free Wi-Fi is provided.
                    • Fireplace
                      gas logs
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Has gas fireplace.
                    • Parking
                      One designated off-street space in driveway.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Main table seats four. In temperate weather, the glass table on the screened porch just outside the kitchen can also be used.
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full refrigerator.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              In addition to the kitchen table, there is a glass table on the screened porch just outside the kitchen.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Small lending library in twin room bookcase.
                                • Music Library
                                  Mostly classical
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  CD player
                                • Television


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Guests are welcome to enjoy the garden. There are several seating areas.


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • photography
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • kayaking


                                                            • We provide a personal touch. There is no staff.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              13 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Fabulous time in Charleston thanks to Louisa and Dr. Cameron

                                                              Ileana C.

                                                              The apartment was impeccable, and our hosts were so lovely and accommodating. We enjoyed the breakfast items they graciously provided. The location and the garden were fabulous, so needless to stay, we look forward to staying with them again in the near future.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              You were wonderful guests whom we enjoyed meeting and getting to know a bit. We look forward to having you return!

                                                              A Fantastic Charleston Vacation

                                                              Mary Anne B.Mobile, AL

                                                              We so enjoyed our stay at this lovely, clean, comfortable and historic home. Guests have their own entrance and private space, but the owners are wonderfully gracious hosts who stock the kitchen with everything you could want for breakfast and snack. They are well versed in the history and cultural attractions of the area. We were grateful for the opportunity to stay in this incredible location, to relax in the amazing garden, and to admire the antiques and art in this beautiful home. We look forward to returning!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So looking forward to your return! Guests like your family make it a joy to welcome visitors to Charleston and share some of its history.

                                                              Wonderful, elegant, yet cozy, rental. We'd gladly return.

                                                              Howard G.NEW YORK

                                                              This is a wonderful and unique property, nestled a historic part of town. The owners are gracious and welcoming, and they have put both their hearts and their fine taste into designing and furnishing their guest accommodations. We will certainly return for our next trip to Charleston.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We so enjoyed having you and your family stay with us. We particularly enjoy guests who are interested in the historic and cultural aspects of our city and we very much look forward to your return.

                                                              Much better than a hotel

                                                              John B.

                                                              Our hosts were wonderful, the two bedroom apartment (complete with living area and kitchen) was beautiful, and the yard/garden was simply amazing. Walking distance to just about anything Charleston has to offer.

                                                              Perfect for soaking up the atmosphere

                                                              Haley C.Lydbrook, England

                                                              For two couples, the bottom floor of this elegantly preserved historic home could not have been more perfect! Louisa and Price were the most lovely hosts.

                                                              We can't wait to come again!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We so enjoyed meeting the four of you and were delighted that you enjoyed the apartment and the garden. We look forward to your return.

                                                              Paradise Gardens

                                                              Robyn C.

                                                              We have stayed twice with Price and Louisa Cameron at their gorgeous Phillip Porcher House and amazing gardens. What we love most is the privacy and small home away from home feel of their adorable apt. We also love to walk around and sit out in the gardens, have a glass of wine or cup of coffee in the morning. It is so nice to have a little kitchen to have breakfast, lunch or a snack when you return from walking the streets of Charleston. Everything is so close you just head out in any direction and see the town! At night it is quiet and cosy. Have a drink by the fire, sit in the comfy chairs or sofa and talk. We will most definitely be back again! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!


                                                              Historic Old City, Charleston, SC, USA

                                                              In the center of the historic district. Within walking distance of award-winning restaurants and museum houses. One block from the retail antique district and a few blocks from the College of Charleston.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Guests often are confused by our rate structure. The rate is $400 per night plus 4% accommodations tax when ONLY ONE bedroom is used. The rate INCREASES to $600 per night plus 4% tax when both bedrooms are used by 2, 3, or 4 guests. For instance: a couple spends one night in the front bedroom. The next day their parents or friends arrive to join them for 2 more nights. The tariff would then be $400 for the first night and $600 for the next two nights, totaling $1600 for the stay, plus accommodations tax of 4% on the total per night. Sometimes 2 guests who are traveling together want separate bedrooms and that tariff is $600 per night plus tax. Friends often take one bedroom, the one with twin beds, and are charged $400 per night plus tax. The apartment is rented to ONE PARTY of no more than 4 guests at a time and no cots or other temporary bedding may be used. We are not a venue for wedding or other groups and only paying guests are invited to enjoy the garden, except by special arrangement. Rates are not negotiable. Our cancellation policy: You must cancel within 21 days or forfeit one night's tariff. Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the premises.

                                                              13 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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