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Amazing House in Downtown Charleston Historic District

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 without losing its historic character. 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.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    two sinks...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    The master bath has a large, walk-in shower and 2 sinks...moreless

  • Powder Room: toilet


Other Amenities

  • We provide one bathrobe per bedroom; small sized bottles of Gilchrist & Soames shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap; disposable shower caps; toothbrushes and toothpaste...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray player that plays regular DVDs as well as Blu-Ray disks...moreless

  • Games:

    Monopoly, Scrabble, Balderdash, decks of cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable with 50 music channels...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in the Historic District of downtown Charleston, within the Mazyck-Wraggborough Neighborhood which is called 'The Garden District' because of its parks and green space....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Custom made wood table and 6 counter height stools in the kitchen; 4-person table in the sun room...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating:


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% Egyptian cotton sheets, feather bed topper in addition to new Stearns & Foster mattresses...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large flat screen HD TV ...moreless

  • Parking:

    one off-street parking space available at the front door of The Sarah Clifford Guest House...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    100% cotton bath and hand towels and washcloth; extra washcloths for make-up removal; make-up remover pads also provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:



  • Coffee Maker:

    10 cup Krups programmable coffee maker with thermal pot that will keep your coffee hot for hours! We also have an electric water kettle available for your use...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of stainless flatware with serving pieces, plates, bowls, coffee cups and mugs, cutting boards, knives, and all of the basic cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric Thermador oven--extremely accurate and professional quality!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We supply spices, Starbucks coffee, half & half, Raw Sugar, Splenda, jelly and butter. Also place mats, paper napkins, paper towels, dish washing detergent, and other basic cleaning supplies....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Six burner Thermador gas stovetop ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Cuisinart convection/toaster oven...moreless


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Seating for 4--perfect place for coffee or cocktails!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several excellent courses are nearby...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The MUSC Wellness Center is nearby and it has an indoor pool and a wide range of work-out machines and equipment. Daily, weekly or monthly passes can be purchased....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 62 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2017
Aug 17 - Nov 21, 2017
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Christmas/New Year's Eve 2017
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 4%


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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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12.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charleston International Airport-CHS
9 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, North Charleston, SC
1.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-26 & Hwy 17
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
39 Rue de Jean; Hall's Chophouse
8.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Ansonborough, Charleston, SC, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • View of the Sarah Clifford Guest House from the front entrance

    View of the Sarah Clifford Guest House from the front entrance

  • The Sarah Clifford Guest House--front entrance and side view

    The Sarah Clifford Guest House--front entrance and side view

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Patio


  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen with view toward study

    Kitchen with view toward study

  • Study


  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Entrance to the Sarah Clifford Guest House

    Entrance to the Sarah Clifford Guest House

  • Living Room showing doorway to Sun Room

    Living Room showing doorway to Sun Room

  • Living Room with view of Sun Room and through the Study doorway

    Living Room with view of Sun Room and through the Study doorway

  • Sun Room

    Sun Room

  • View from Kitchen into Living Room

    View from Kitchen into Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen with view toward living room

    Kitchen with view toward living room

  • Study


  • Powder Room

    Powder Room

  • Stairway to second floor

    Stairway to second floor

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

VRBO #562460

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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