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Fabulous Penthouse With Wonderful Views of St. Phillips in Historic District

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1 Bathroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 2, Garage Parking Included

This is Charleston living at its finest. Our recently renovated penthouse has great character features - 11'+ ceilings, heart pine flooring throughout; and beautiful exposed brick walls. Kitchen and bathrooms are totally renovated with granite counters. High-end stainless steel appliances. Stone tiled bathroom with fabulous 'rainhead' shower and separate deep soaking tub. All new furnishings including Pottery Barn and antique pieces.

Enjoy your morning coffee and the incredible views from the balcony as the sun rises over historic Charleston. Look down to Judge Trott's cottage; - from the 1700s this is one of the oldest masonry buildings in Charleston; and next to that is the Old Powder Magazine. History is right on your doorstep! Later this is a beautiful spot to enjoy your cocktail of choice before heading out to one of the many exquisite fine dining establishments. World renowned 'Husk' Restaurant, High Cotton, Cru, The Ordinary, McCradys, Pearlz... just to name a few all so close!

Living room has flatscreen cable TV and WiFi. Large master suite with beautiful exposed brick walls and huge walk in closet. Modern seagrass bed with inviting Pottery Barn linens. Our Market Gate building is Secure with an elevator to our home.

This beautiful penthouse is just perfect for couples, singles or snowbirds looking for warm temperatures and that wonderful Southern hospitality. Explore the unique alleys, ginnels, snickets, and cobblestone lanes, wonder at the incredible architecture - you can literally walk these streets for days and still be speechless at the beauty and history of this incredible peninsula. Relax, unwind and enjoy life while being steps away from Charleston's incredible dining, art galleries, shopping,theaters and the waterfront Battery.

Garge parking is included!

More Details

Property Manager
John Hodgson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

About John Hodgson

We had always wanted to visit Charleston and when our daughter decided to go to school in South Carolina we decided now is our chance. We fell in love with the city. So much history, great food, warm weather and friendly people. Originally from North Yorkshire, England, Charleston immediately felt like 'home' - the history, beautiful architecture and the 'small town' feeling was exactly like being back in Europe.

John Hodgson purchased this condo in 2013

Why John Hodgson chose Historic Old City

There were a few criteria when we started looking for a property...1) Downtown so we could walk everywhere... 2) New/renovated, we were not looking for a project to fix up; yet currently living in a 200 year old Cape we needed character and history! 3) outdoor living...this property has a great balcony that overlooks St Phillips. Perfect for breakfast as the sun rises; gorgeous spot to read after walking the historic streets; and fascinating to watch the horse and carriages and the folk exploring as we sip on a cocktail before dinner.

What makes this condo unique

Balcony! Incredible views

Ability to look down right on 2 of many historic sites. Steps to multiple incredible restaurants .... Its always about the food!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a great spot Downtown. Easy access to South of Broad....lots of places to eat! The unit is in a Historic building and lots of space for a one bedroom property....great big master bathroom and balcony to overlook the city!

looking forward to another visit.
Dec 2012
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Downtown Charleston
The Battery
South Carolina Aquarium
Charleston Waterfront Park
Fort Moultrie National Monument
Old City Market
King Street
High Cotton
Car: not necessary

The Historic Downtown District of Charleston is the cultural capital of the South and is considered by many to be a living museum, with a wonderful variety of things to do and see. In this beautifully preserved city you can experience tours through historic landmarks, including 18th century homes and plantations, the Battery, museums, churches and the city market. The number of historic sites in Charleston South Carolina is astonishing. Charleston also boasts numerous art galleries that display the city’s impressive appreciation for the visual arts.


Historic Old City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks. Stone flooring, granite counter
  • Halfbath - modern, pedestal sink. Master Bathroom - Spacious with Stone, granite, double sinks, stand up shower with rain shower head and hand held shower, separate soaking tub with hand held shower, Bosch washer and dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Spacious bedroom with two large windows overlooking St Phillips Church, Judge Trott's Cottage and palm trees! Big walk in closet, exposed brick walls. Deluxe Pottery Barn linens on new bed and mattress. Desk with a view!
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Penthouse has great light. Balcony is enjoyable at all times of the day. Cannot stress enough how incredible this location is! Right in the heart of downtown Charleston. The church bells are beautiful - but they dont ring at night!


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Fabulous Penthouse With Wonderful Views of St. Phillips in Historic District
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Perfect Location to explore

  • 5 of 5

We visited during Restaurant Week and found the apartment was perfectly located for the city's restaurant scene. Excellent restaurants on East Bay St. (Pearlz and High Cotton were our favorites) and N. Market St. (Cru Cafe for lunch) were all within walking distance. The apartment is very comfortable - light, bright and airy and the outdoor terrace was an added bonus. Loved Charleston and loved the apartment. We'll be back next year.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hyde Park

A month is not long enough!!

  • 5 of 5

85 Cumberland is exquisite, and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our month here. It truly felt like we were home. I can not stress enough how convenient everything is from this little slice of heaven. Beautifully appointed and decorated, and meticulously maintained and clean! Being awakened by the church bells was such a wonderful way to start our days and coffee out on the deck watching the Holy City come to life is amazing. We did cook in occasionally and the kitchen is really high quality. But do go out!!!! You're in the middle of it all. No need for a car, but oh can park across the street! We highly recommend this unit, these owners, and of course Ginger. What a professional. We'd be back but looks like you're all booked up! Fabulous, hope you got my note in your book.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA USA

Good with Caveats

  • 4 of 5

Location, ambiance and design all good. But do note: security deposit in April and now is $3,000, not $1,000 as this description says (in spite of my complaining about the misrepresentation); elevator breaks easily and if you break it, you pay for it. Most building residents walk as a result. Property Manager is excellent and available. You will sign 10+ pages of contract and pay for cleaning when you leave, receiving deposit back (minus any damages) in about 2 weeks.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our beautiful unit and commenting on the superb location, ambience and design. Charleston is a fabulous city and the stylish 'Penthouse' is right in the heart of it. We apologize for the confusion over the security deposit, contracts are flexible depending on length of stay. The elevator is inspected on a regular basis and if any repairs are needed they are done immediately. This is a historic building and the elevator is charming; there are clear instructions on how to close doors properly etc, to make sure that it runs smoothly. Glad you found Ginger so responsive - she is a fabulous property manager and represents our tenants and the unit with the utmost professionalism.... she is always there to help when needed.
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Heart of downtown

  • 5 of 5

Penthouse suite is totally amazing. I absolutely loved my month stay in this beautiful unit. Location could not be better - easy short stroll to historic homes and gardens 'South of Broad'; to multiple restaurants, King Street shopping is 2 minutes away, and the historic views from the balcony over Judge Trott's house, The Powder Magazine and one of the earliest churches in the city are just amazing. This condo is beautifully furnished, it has super modern kitchen and baths; yet has charming exposed brick walls and large old windows to take advantage of the ancient city views. Loved this place so much it has convinced me to buy my own little piece of Charleston! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

1. Parking is available for a monthly fee of $141 across the street in the parking garage.

Payment to be made, lease signed and check cleared before property manager will walk you through the property. Upon approval of rental application, applicant must sign rental agreement within 24 hours and remit a non-refundable reservation fee of one months rent. This reservation fee will be applied as the security deposit upon commencement date of rental agreement

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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