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Elegant Guest House In the Heart of the Charleston Historic District

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Luxurious 2-BR, 2-1/2 Bath House In Pristine Condition

** Please check out our Sarah Clifford Cottage VRBO#595744**

The historic Sarah Clifford Guest House is located within Charleston's downtown historic district and has been transformed into a luxurious 2000 sq. ft. home with high end modern conveniences. Light-filled, uncluttered and clean, the Sarah Clifford Guest House is the perfect place for a peaceful, private retreat within just a few blocks of the best restaurants, performance venues, historic homes, museums and shopping in downtown Charleston.

Four guests (our maximum) will find lots of space to enjoy time together (or reading off by oneself) on the first floor of the Guest House. There is a large living room with a flat screen TV, a sunroom, an outdoor patio and a cozy study that also has a large flat screen TV. Along with a beautiful chef's kitchen, a powder room is located on the first floor.

The second floor has two private bedrooms, each with its own private bath. The master bedroom has a King bed, a flat screen TV and an adjoining private master bath with a large walk-in shower and double sinks. The second bedroom, at the opposite end of the house, has a Queen sized bed and an adjoining private bathroom with a tub/shower and double sinks.

More Details

Ann Willis and Fred Willis
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Ann Willis and Fred Willis

Ann and Fred Willis have lived in the main house on their property for more than 21 years. They completed a total renovation of the Sarah Clifford Guest House in 2012 and began renting it for short-term rentals in 2014.

Ann Willis and Fred Willis purchased this house in 1993

Why Ann Willis and Fred Willis chose Ansonborough

Location! The Sarah Clifford Guest House is perfect for 2 couples who want an ideal location and luxury accommodations. You'll enjoy a quiet, peaceful visit with easy access to all of the places you'll want to visit in downtown Charleston, including the venues for Spoleto Festival USA, the Charleston Food+Wine Festival, the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, the Cooper River Bridge Run, the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, the upper King 'foodie' restaurants, museums, historic home tours, and King Street shopping.

What makes this house unique

The quality of this newly renovated home sets it apart from all of the others! The Guest House has beautiful, dark-stained heart pine wood floors, wood walls, 9' ceilings in the modern addition, ceiling fans, a private, enclosed patio, luxury bathrooms, heated master bath floor, and a top of the line kitchen.


Ansonborough House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , two sinks
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , The master bath has a large, walk-in shower and 2 sinks
    Powder Room - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide one bathrobe per bedroom; small sized bottles of Gilchrist & Soames shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap; disposable shower caps; toothbrushes and toothpaste


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Elegant Guest House In the Heart of the Charleston Historic District
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews
Lexington, VA

Wonderful Charleston Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Two couples spent three nights in this fabulous cottage on Charlotte Street. It is gorgeous, immaculate, and has everything a guest could desire right down to farm fresh eggs in the refrigerator. Every detail has been carefully thought out and it all was so wonderful we hardly wanted to leave though we were there for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) so did make an effort to attend at least some of the events! The location is perfect as it is a lovely residential area and easy to walk everywhere. Thank you so much Ann and Fred for an excellent visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Sarah Clifford Guest House! We loved having you and hope you return soon.
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We had an amazing couples weekend!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you book to when you arrive and throughout your stay- Ann, Fred and the Sarah Clifford house attended to everything you could want! If Charleston wasn’t so beautiful and easy to navigate (thanks to Ann’s amazing recommendations and tips), we would have stayed in bed longer relishing in the decadence of the bedrooms and cooked our own meals in the beautiful kitchen. Do not hestitate to book- you deserve this type of vacation! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sarah Clifford guest house. It is a beautifully renovated home. Hosts Ann & Fred have thought of everything. Excellent location. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special Thanksgiving at Sarah Clifford Guest House

  • 5 of 5

Very Special Thanksgiving in Charleston at Sarah Clifford Guest House!

As return guests, we always appreciate the beautifully designed & 5 Star accommodations of Sarah Clifford Guest House. This trip, we enjoyed hosting Thanksgiving for our family, assisted by the dream kitchen, beautiful dining area, and great food source recommendations from the owners. Sarah Clifford GH is convenient to everything on the peninsula and we love returning after daily adventures to such a warm, welcoming venue! Thank you again & again to Ann & Fred!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, modern, clean house with great owners.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at the Sarah Clifford Guest House. Ann and Frank were excellent hosts and we would definitely stay here again. We arrived and found milk, coffee, eggs, water and more in the fridge, along with many other things in the house that were stocked for us. We could have almost left our suitcases at home! Truly a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Bluff, Illinois

Fantastic Charleston Gem

  • 5 of 5

Ann and Fred are wonderful hosts and their guest house was absolutely perfect. Loved it. Everything you need...and some things you didn't know you needed...all there. Thanks so much Ann and Fred.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.3 Miles
Charleston International Airport-CHS
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Amtrak, North Charleston, SC
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
I-26 & Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
39 Rue de Jean; Hall's Chophouse
Nearest Beach
8.5 Miles
Sullivan's Island
Car: not necessary

Centrally located near the vibrant Upper King Street restaurant & bar scene and lower King Street shopping area. The Farmer's Market is just 2 blocks away during its seasonal run. Located one block away from The Gaillard Auditorium, the Sottile Theatre & College of Charleston are also located within easy walking distance. There is a grocery store, pharmacy, dry cleaners and main library within 1 to 3 blocks of this quiet location. Nearby you will find the Charleston Aquarium, boat tours of the Charleston Harbor & Ft. Sumter, the Charleston Museum, Charleston Music Hall, the Aiken-Rhett House and many other noteworthy sights to visit and see. Most events, such as the Charleston Food+Wine Festival, historic home tours, Southeastern Wildlife Expo and the Cooper River Bridge Run are located within minutes of this property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We do not allow pets or smoking anywhere on the property. Caution: The Sarah Clifford Guest House is not well suited for children. Capacity limit of 4 adults. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; Check-out time is 10:00 a.m.
Standard Monthly rate is $15,000 which includes weekly housekeeping
For 2 adults check our Sarah Clifford Cottage--VRBO#757944

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.