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The Philip Porcher house, built circa 1770, is one of Charleston's oldest residences and has a superb garden. Located in the center of the peninsula, this charming property is within short walking distance of house museums, historic sites, award-winning restaurants, dozens of antique shops, the City Market, the fabulous shops on King Street, the College of Charleston, the Library Society, and historic churches. The spacious first floor suite is available seasonally for short term rentals. The space is furnished with antiques and good reproductions and has Italian tile floors throughout.
This ground floor 'garden' apartment is only rented to one party at a time; if one bedroom is used, the other is not rented to anyone else. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 1 BEDROOM RATE is $325 plus a 4% accommodations tax, per night. IF 2 BEDROOMS are used or there are 3 or 4 guests, the rate is $575 per night, plus 4% accommodations tax. You must call to book.
There are 2 bedrooms, one with a queen-size canopy bed, the other with twin beds. There is only one bathroom with a glass shower and double sinks.
A paneled living room with a working gas fireplace is connected to a brick-walled kitchen with 2 tables. There is also a screened gallery porch with a table and chairs. This gallery leads out into a large formal garden beyond. Guests are welcome to enjoy the garden and its several fountains.
A continental breakfast of breads, fruit, yogurts, and cereals, as well as coffee and tea, is provided.
Our amenities include wireless internet service, off-street parking, a refrigerator, a microwave, bathrobes, a hairdryer, and a small lending library. We do not have flat screen televisions.
We do not allow pets, cooking, or children under the age of 17. 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.
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
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.
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.
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!
We were delighted with this rental. The location in the heart of historic Charleston can't be beat with an easy walk to the city market, great restaurants on Queen St. and fantastic shopping on King St. There was off street parking for our rental car which we needed to visit attractions further afield like the historic plantations. The well appointed accommodations were comfortable, clean and spacious with nicely equipped kitchen and big bathroom. We loved the beautiful and secluded garden where we could sit out with coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. Finally, our hosts could not have been more hospitable. They were very welcoming, responsive and knowledgable about historic Charleston with many great recommendations on where to go during our stay. They also generously provisioned the kitchen with fruit, yogurts, water, coffee, tea, etc and freshly baked easter bread. We were very fortunate to stay in such a beautiful historic home and look forward to returning.
This is a great location, in historic district of Charleston. We could easily walk to the sites, the battery the shopping distict, and etc. we frequented the Queen local market for $6 & $9 crepes -1 1/2 blocks from the rental (a suggestion from the owner). Free parking was provided. Nice living quarters w 2 bedrooms, there was a 'walk-out' patio from the kitchen. So easy to relax or have breakfast on the patio with the wonderful view of their manicured garden. The owners were very congenial and provided breakfast staples, tea and coffee and fresh fruit. Very gracious host/hostesses. It was wonderful feeling like you were a 'part of history' staying in a historic home for s couple of days.
This was the perfect spot for three girls from different cities to meet and see Charleston. We did not have a car and did not need one (I can't say, however, our feet did not hurt at the end of the day as we were very busy!). Host and Hostess were the best ever. We were so busy we did not enjoy the beautiful gardens as much as we would have liked. Breakfast was exactly what we needed. These accommodations were the perfect compliment to the Historic Charleston Foundation tours and museum study we attended. I would not dream of staying anywhere else when I return to Charleston.
We had a lovely time staying here for a long weekend. The accommodations were charming, spacious and clean. The refrigerator was well stocked with breakfast items like fruit, home made bread and coffee. The gardens are amazing and the owners were very gracious. The location can't be beat, 1 block from King St.
A couple things you should know, the first floor is partially below ground so there is not a great deal of light and many of the pieces of furniture are antiques and must be dealt with gently.
Roomy, private 2 bedroom apartment with historic beauty. 1st level of 1760s home offered everything we needed for an exceptional stay in Charleston. Parking spot was provided, and fridge was stocked with water, coffee, and breakfast foods. Owners were very gracious as well. Perfect location for walking in the downtown historic district. We feel very lucky to have found this place!
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.
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2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest|
The rate is $325 per night plus 4% accommodations tax if one bedroom is used/
$575 per night plus 4% tax if both bedrooms are used. Unit rented to one party of no more than 4 guests at a time.
Rates are not negotiable. Please call owner to make a reservation:843-722-1801.
Our cancellation policy: You must cancel within 21 days or forfeit one night's tariff.
Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the premises.