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Restored Servants' Quarters for 1812 House in Heart of Historic District

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Living room side of Cottage facing the main house


Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted outside Cottage...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pet deposit required. Well behaved pets only. Pets must be crated when left alone in the Cottage. In the event of damage by pets, the pet owner accepts responsibility for any damage done. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen 4 poster bed with sitting area. Cathedral ceiling and ceiling fan....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Tiled tub/shower with pedestal sink.

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    Fiction, Non-Fiction and resource books about Summerville, Charleston, and the surrounding area. Also supply of current magazines are kept in the Cottage for our guests to enjoy....moreless

  • Games:

    Several board games available...moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Dining for four is available on outdoor brick patio...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas logs...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Fireplace, Queen sofabed, two lounge chairs, breakfront with library of local information and books as well as novels. Ceiling fan. HD flat screen TV with cable, and several reading lamps and tables...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private, paved and off street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free domestic long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with glasses, dishes, pots, pans and utensils...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, salt pepper, and sugar. We can usually provide small amounts of ingredients that would not be used up during stay. Initial supply of paper goods provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator/freezer with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Brick patio with table and four chairs and a bench. More seating is available upon request...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several courses open to the public nearby...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 2%


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:

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

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charleston International Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 26

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Summerville, SC, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • Living room side of Cottage facing the main house

    Living room side of Cottage facing the main house

VRBO #634512

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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