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Romantic Historic Home In Downtown Charleston. Beautiful Renovation!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,031 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 4

Built in 1834, this lovely rental is one of only seven condo units in the historic Frederick Shaffer House, which was built in the Greek Revival architectural style. The house has a columned piazza across the front with four sturdy rocking chairs for your sole enjoyment. The home also boasts a gorgeous central hall.

Our meticulously renovated unit served long ago as the main receiving area of the home. Once you step inside onto the original heart of pine wood floors of this luxury unit, you'll be enthralled by the 13 foot ceilings surrounded by stunningly detailed plasterwork. Bright cheerful light shines through the many large windows.

The main living area is open to the magnificent kitchen with sky high cabinets, designed by a talented Charleston architect, and featuring a top of the line Bosch appliance package. Magnificent Kashmir White granite counter tops accentuate the space and top the kitchen island, which also serves as the unit's main eating area. A gas marble fireplace centers the room in warmth and is highlighted by elegant decorating details.

Off of the kitchen are the master and guest bedrooms. The spacious and romantic master bedroom features an iron King size bed with comfortable soft bedding that promises serenity. Tastefully decorated, the room features a marble gas fireplace, walk in closet with a stackable washer and dryer, and an en suite master bathroom with soaring ceilings. The latter is furnished with fresh towels, double sinks with granite counters, and a large lavish shower.

Also off of the main living room, which includes a pull-out couch for additional sleep arrangements, you will find a lovely guest bedroom featuring an elegant queen size bed. This cozy airy room surrounded by tall windows is decorated in soft colors for their calming charm.

Take a step outside of the guest bedroom and enter into the guest bathroom. Enjoy a scented bubble bath or a warm shower in the charming porcelain claw foot tub. The bathroom sink is surrounded by immaculate marble counter tops.

On behalf of our guests, we provide high speed Internet service and cable television. A very special perk is access to this unit's parking space--a rare treasure in downtown Charleston! Your car will be secure behind a gated iron fence located on the property.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About The Owner

Married for 28 years, we fell in love with Charleston the first time we visited. From then on, our dream was to own a place in our favorite city. In September 2012, our dream came true!

The Owner purchased this condo in 2012

Why The Owner chose Historic Old City

From the moment we walked inside the front door of the unit, we were mesmerized by the history of the home, the bright shining light, hardwood floors, tall ceilings and the amazingly intricate plasterwork. We have been to visit many historic homes in Charleston and we have yet to see anything else like it.

What makes this condo unique

We worked with our talented architect and contractor to further elevate the already existing beauty of this unit. We carefully and lovingly renovated the space paying special attention to every tiny detail related to design, color and decor. We wanted to create a soothing haven where there was no option but to be happy and peaceful. It's a pleasure to share our joy with others.


Historic Old City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1031 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly Renovated Master Bath with High End Finishes.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Brand New Beautiful Romantic Claw Foot Tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both the master and guest bedrooms are bright, airy and exquisitely decorated. The main living room features a comfortable queen size pull out couch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Our unit is little more than two blocks to King Street, Charleston's main street on which you will find fantastic nationally acclaimed restaurants and bars, plus incredible shopping opportunities. The historic market area is within walking distance and offers an abundance of tourist attractions, including carriage rides, ghost tours, museums, historic home tours and museums to name a few. Beautiful South Carolina beaches are also easily accessible from our downtown location.


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Romantic Historic Home In Downtown Charleston. Beautiful Renovation!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This beautiful Charleston pied-a-terre is simply perfect. It was such a pleasure to return each day to its welcoming, airy, luxurious ambience. It isn't just the remarkable architectural features and splendid decorating that make this property so special, but also the pains the owners have taken to provide guests with the best provisions, from the linens to electronics to supplies, covering every eventuality. It was truly uplifting to be ensconced in this lovely and elegant home.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Total Charleston Package!

  • 5 of 5

Staying here is like taking a step back in time where quality and craftsmanship were paramount. The pictures are beautiful, but can't begin to encompass the full magnitude of the colonial charm. There isn't a single detail overlooked here; from the decor to the lush bed linens that would rival even the finest hotel.

The location is in a prime spot centrally located in between the fashion district and all the dining and nightlife Charleston has to offer. While everything is within walking distance you'll be happy that off-street parking is available and is a real treat for downtown. The owners are amazing to work with and respond in a timely fashion to all comments and concerns. They truly provide the personal touch that makes this rental feel like a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Car: not necessary

Our property is perfectly located nearby King Street and the historic market area as well as the College of Charleston and MUSC.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (per occurance) $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 14.0%

Rental rate may vary based upon occupancy and season. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Payment through Echeck is preferred and FREE. If paying by credit card, renter will be assessed an additional 2.5% handling fee that is levied by credit card company. Cancellation is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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