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Carriage House with Old World European Feel

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Charming Brick Carriage House With Elegant Private Garden

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Beautifully restored Carriage House with Private Garden. Experience the best of downtown Charleston at this property located in one of Charleston's finest neighborhoods, Harleston Village, and conveniently located near Charleston's best restaurants and sights.

Upstairs offers two bedrooms with queen beds, luxury linens and one full bathroom. Downstairs is a living space complete with TV, seating, views of garden, powder room, and an open kitchen with seating, perfect for cooking and enjoying company.

Tucked off the street in a private setting with off-street parking, enjoy the garden, grill and outside seating- the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy.

The neighborhood is very walkable and surrounded by some of Charleston's most impressive architecture., including the home featured in Bravo's show "Southern Charm", located directly across the street. It is a perfect place for a romantic getaway, family trip, wedding party, reunion, or whatever adventure brings you to Charleston.

Fine dining, art galleries, boutiques, Colonial Lake, Marion Square with its weekend Farmer's Market, the Battery, Rainbow Row, and antique shopping…all just blocks away.

Enjoy your time in Charleston as a local in your own exquisite private home and garden.

We require a two night minimum stay Monday-Wednesday and a three night minimum stay Thursday-Sunday. Events are not allowed on the property.

More Details

Stevenson Bennett
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Stevenson Bennett

"Live like a Local in Design-Driven Historic Homes in the Coolest Neighborhoods in Charleston." This is our motto and promise to our guests. Our homes are meticulously restored and thoughtfully curated, with the goal of providing a unique offering, one where hotel meets home.

We live in Charleston, take great pride in our beautiful city, and are here to help you with your planning and travel needs. Please reach out to us with any questions before and during your stay.

We look forward to hosting you, and many more times in the future.

Stevenson Bennett purchased this cottage in 2007


Historic Old City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Upstairs bathroom with glass door and large tiled shower is located in the upstairs hallway. It is accessible to both bedrooms. The shower is stocked with luxurious organic Avalon shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , high-quality linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , high-quality linens
  • As noted in the photos, both bedrooms have exposed beams and hardwood floors, bedside tables, and wall mounted sconces for reading light.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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Carriage House with Old World European Feel
average rating of 4.869565 based on 46 reviews

Absolutely beautiful, very comfortable, welcoming, and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay here. So comfortable and a lovely space to spend time with family and friends!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Charming carriage home!!

  • 5 of 5

Great spot for a quick weekend visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed here while in town for my wedding and I couldn’t have had a better place to get ready for my wedding! It beats being cramped in a hotel for $450/night by far! I can’t recommend Stevenson or his property enough!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We used this Carriage House as a bridesmaids “Day of” and wedding night location for the bride and groom. It is charming and well appointed. Our photographer was very excited about how beautiful the open carriage doors and the natural lighting lended itself to photos; we cannot wait to see the pictures.

I did not have the opportunity to meet the owners, but my daughters said they were very pleasant and accommodating. We did have a very sweet visit from Sierra and her stuffed squirrel while we were getting ready, and had no encounters with her leaving any unwanted gifts to step in.

It was perfect for our needs and met all of our expectations!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I can't express how perfect this cottage was for our girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal location for our girls weekend. Beautiful interior and a courtyard for enjoying Charlestons beautiful weather. The kitchen was completely set up with anything we needed. Every room was clean and functional. I would highly recommend this location! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Lots of charm, clean, good AC

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 4 nights with my wife and her parents. The house is nice and clean, and has lots of charm. It's nice that there was an off street parking spot too. It's close proximity to everything means you can walk to many things.

One thing to note is that it's a dense neighborhood and due to the historic nature of the house, it's not very sound proof. This means if a neighbor nearby is having a party or is even just outside chatting until 3AM (both of these things happened on two different nights), you'll be able to hear it all, very clearly. There are two bedrooms and the one towards the front of the house (closer to parking place) is much quieter as most of the neighbor noise was around the back of the house. So if you are just a couple planning to stay, pick the bedroom at the front of the house for a quieter night sleep and close the other bedroom door to try and block out and sound from outside. There isn't anything the owner can really do, this just the way it is living in a dense city with a historic home, but I thought I'd mention it so if there are any light sleepers, they can choose the better bedroom or bring a white noise machine. Overall, even with this fact, I still give the flat a 5 out of 5 rating.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
10 Wharfside St
Nearest Train
9 Miles
4565 Gaynor St
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sullivans Island or Folly Beach

The Gibbon House is located in the absolute perfect location downtown, with most every attraction on the peninsula within walking distance.

-a mere few blocks away from King Street which is nationally recognized for its world-class cuisine, high end boutiques and retail, and antique stores.

-A quick walk to the historic Charleston City Market

-5 minutes away from the weekend Farmer's Market in Marion Square

-10 minutes away from The Battery and Rainbow Row

-Quick 20 minute drive from nearby beaches and an array of historic plantations


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $100

CANCELLATIONS: A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date are subject to a 5% cancellation fee or $50 whichever is greater. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately.

HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY: No refunds will be given, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We highly recommend your purchase travel insurance. If you wish to purchase travel insurance, go to for details and to purchase.

P.S. Rate is based on payment via check transfer or credit card. 2.5% credit card fee applies. This fee will be deducted from your security deposit. Alternatively, eCheck is free and a safe online system set up by VRBO. You put in your bank routing number and your checking account number. It's easy and many of our guests use it.

$175 cleaning fee.

We are happy to consider special requests. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Check In is 3:00 pm and Check Out is 11:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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