Historic Cookhouse Apartment in Garden District(1 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)
Our Cookhouse unit is a romantic and elegant option located in Charleston’s Garden District just off Wragg Mall with its live oaks and fountain, and near the Charleston Museum, the Visitors’ Center, Marion Square’s Farmers and Crafts Market, two historic mansions open to the public (the Aiken-Rhett and Joseph Manigault Houses), the aquarium, the Ft. Sumter ferry, the King Street shopping district, the College of Charleston and the Charleston School of Law, and the vibrant, widely-acclaimed cuisine/entertainment district on Upper King. Also within easy walking distance (or via the free trolley) are The Market, the antiques district and several other historic districts, including The Battery/South of Broad neighborhood.
Charleston is full of history, charm and wonderful hospitality. Our Cookhouse unit provides easy access to pristine beaches (15 minutes), historic river plantations (20 minutes), excellent, highly diverse cuisine at different price levels, and allows you to just relax, read, nibble and imbibe your favorite beverages in the garden.
Why not absorb Charleston history and ambience by staying in our unique historic Cookhouse? Illustrated in Bernard Herman’s Townhouse: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City 1780-1830 (2005), the Cookhouse was recently tastefully restored following the award-winning restoration of the main John Robinson House, a historically significant Federal double house (1814) constructed by the wealthy merchant who later built the adjacent urban plantation known as The Aiken-Rhett House. There is a fascinating article on the Cookhouse restoration in Period Homes magazine (see link below).
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Member since: 2012
- On floor 2
- 600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Spacious marble-tile shower
- DVD Player
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Unless waived, a weekly basic cleaning (vacuuming and dusting), change of bed linens and towels are included.
50% deposit (non-refundable) within 5 days of booking, 50% on arrival (if credit card, 3 days prior to arrival)
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: David is a retired law professor from the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Monica is a lawyer licensed to practice in Ohio and Kentucky. They share a long-term interest in historic preservation. They restored a 1760 Georgian country house in West Cork, Ireland. Designated a historically significant building by the Irish government, the owners operated it as a seasonal inn for over twenty years before selling it in 2007.
Why the Owner Chose Historic Old City, Charleston, SC, USA:
In looking at retirement venues, David and Monica searched for a historically significant property to restore. The owners fell in love with Charleston, where David's parents met during WWII at the nearby Joseph Manigault House. The owners bought The John Robinson House, an 1814 Federal double house in need of major restoration but with almost all of its original fabric intact, together with its adjacent derelict Cookhouse. They first restored the main house (featured in several historic tours), which received Historic Charleston Foundation's most prestigious award in 2011. The owners then restored the derelict Cookhouse, which had been seriously damaged by Hugo and two decades of Charleston weather. The Preservation Society of Charleston recognized the owners' preservation and restoration efforts for the main house and Cookhouse by a prestigious award in 2013. The Cookhouse is now open to guests, the lower unit for short-term stays (VRBO #418787) and the upper unit for 30-day or longer stays.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Charleston is full of fascinating history, incredible architecture and gorgeous gardens. Staying in the restored Cookhouse (see the article on its restoration in the attached link) in our walled garden in Charleston's safe and quiet Garden District provides guests a unique opportunity to experience Charleston history, with easy access by foot or the free trolley to Charleston's other historic neighborhoods and to the widely-acclaimed Upper King restaurant/entertainment area.
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This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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