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Restored servants' quarters for 1812 house in heart of Historic District

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

One of Summerville's earliest homes on over 1 1/2 acres of native landscape.

The meticulously restored Cottage is a former servants' quarters for this property which has one of the oldest homes in Summerville dating from ca. 1812. The main house and the Cottage have been the focus of over 40 years attention to proper restoration by many fine craftsmen from the historic preservation community of Charleston and the Low Country. The Cottage measures approximately 800 sq' and is approached by its own private paved drive with private parking. Outside the Cottage is a large brick patio surrounded by boxwood, azaleas and camellias and a pleasing water feature. Many magnolia trees and live oaks surround the Cottage which is about 150' behind the main house. The Cottage is completely self-contained with a full kitchen, bath/shower, living room with fireplace as well as a large bedroom with Queen 4 poster bed and sitting area. The living room and bedroom both have high cathedral ceilings. The roof of the Cottage is standing seam tin and makes for magnificent sleep during a rain storm. Guests have been telling us for many years that nothing has been overlooked in the decor or amenities for the Cottage. The kitchen is fully equipped with new stainless appliances and a granite counter top. There is a range, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, disposal, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, Keurig coffee maker, pots, pans, dishes and utensils. The bath has a tiled tub/shower and pedestal sink. Wide board heart pine floors are throughout. Linens are provided and a washer/dryer is available for guest use at the Cottage.

David and Jennifer Price
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About David and Jennifer Price

David came to Summerville in 1974 to practice ophthalmology which he did as a solo general ophthalmologist until 'retiring' in 2012 to take a position caring for veterans and active duty service personnel at a joint eye clinic for the VA and DoD at the Naval Weapons Station. Jennifer is an Operating Room nurse and interior decorator and is the person responsible for the decorating and design touches on the property.

David and Jennifer Price purchased this cottage in 1974

Why David and Jennifer Price chose Charleston Area

I fell in love with the property at first sight; the old house to lovingly and properly restore, the avenue of live oaks leading to the main house and a lovely community that I could easily become a part of. I have not been disappointed.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage is a place of peace and quiet in a town that still has a village feel despite being less than 30 minutes from the Historic District of Charleston and even closer to the Historic Ashley River Plantation/Gardens of Middleton, Magnolia and Drayton Hall. There are many interesting small shops and several nice casual eating places within walking distance of the Cottage. The Cottage is situated in the midst of a very large block with most properties being larger than 1 acre, so there is very much a feeling of being in the country. It is an opportunity to experience Charleston and the Low Country of South Carolina and yet return to a more peaceful, less hectic environment at the end of a day in beautiful Historic Charleston.


Summerville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pet owner responsible for any damage caused by pet and any special cleaning required. Unable to accommodate cats.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tiled tub/shower with pedestal sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen 4 poster bed with sitting area. Cathedral ceiling and ceiling fan.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
The Cottage also serves as our B&B ( and the rates and availability on this website reflect periods when the Cottage is not booked as a B&B. The rates reflected here are for self catering and for a minimum stay of 7 nights. For guests staying longer than 1 week we require that weekly basic housekeeping service be accomplished by our housekeeper. This is included in the weekly fee but is in addition to the cleaning fee at turnover. We love our pets and responsible pet owners. Our pet policy is dogs must be well behaved, less than 20#, and crated when not attended by owner in Cottage. We are unable to accommodate cats. Owners of pets assume liability for all damages caused by pets, including any special cleaning required.


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Restored servants' quarters for 1812 house in heart of Historic District
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay at everything here is so well kept we loved are experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Virginia

Unique and wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Meticulously crafted, private and convenient home--we loved our stay and will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Interstate 26
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Summerville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 2.0%

Rental deposit is fully refundable if cancellation is made more than 30 days in advance. If cancellation is made less than 30 days in advance the renter will be refunded his deposit only if the property is able to be re-booked for the entire period reserved

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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