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Charming mid 1700s Kitchen House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Heart of Downtown Historic Cottage w/ 2 bedrooms & 2 baths, kitchen & living rm

The 1,000 square foot Carriage House offers two separate bedrooms with a hall bath shared by the two. Each bedroom has a closet & dressers and windows overlooking the lovely gardens and courtyard. The cozy living room centers around the historic brick fireplace originally used for cooking. The fully stocked kitchen offers all appliances, cooking utensils including pots and pans, china and flatware, and a Keurig instant coffee maker with assorted coffees and teas. There is an additional full bath on the first level of the property, off the kitchen. Outside you may enjoy the courtyard garden with beautifully landscaped box woods, a bubbling fountain and up lit crepe myrtle trees. While you can easily walk to most shops, galleries, restaurants, and nightlife, one off street parking space is available for your use during your stay.

Ruthie Ravenel
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Ruthie Ravenel

Local family with lots of traveler tips, homeowners live in main house separate from the Kitchen House

Ruthie Ravenel purchased this cottage in 1796

Why Ruthie Ravenel chose Historic Old City

Private and serene, this property offers an oasis in the heart of the city. Well located for everything you could ever need downtown!!

What makes this cottage unique

Walk to Everything! Best Location in Downtown Charleston!! Only steps to shopping, dining, and nightlife!!


Car: not necessary


Historic Old City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First Floor Bathroom with stand up shower
  • Shared hall bath with tub/shower upstairs. First floor bathroom, located off kitchen, has stand up shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Two private bedrooms off a shared hall.
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming mid 1700s Kitchen House
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews

Perfect location. Everything you could want

  • 5 of 5

What a magnificent place. We parked our car and never drove it the whole weekend. Walking distance to all downtown attractions and restaurants. The house is amazingly preserved and authentic yet has all the modern conveniences. Ruthie really thought of everyThing hospitality wise. Chilled champagne upon welcome. Toiletries, coffee, even bathrobes. They really went The extra mile. We loved our stay here. It was perfect for a girls weekend with four ladies.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

This historic home is so nice and the location is absolutely wonderful. Right next to the quiet George Washington Park, the bedrooms actually overlook that park. The historic area of Charleston is so walkable from the home. The owners are so kind and can easily be accessed if needed. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a perfect location for walking to everything we wanted to see while in Charleston. It's nicely tucked away off the street. We went for our yearly girl trip and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is beautiful. The location is perfect. Walking distance from most everything.

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful. And perfectly located. Our hosts were wonderful and over the top accommodating. Everything we needed was here. There is no better way to enjoy a stay in Charleston than by staying in a 1700's home! We are already planning our return trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Wonderful Stay! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the Kitchen House. Everything was very clean and the location was better than expected. We walked everywhere and loved all the history in the immediate area.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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THE perfect Charleston rental

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this property. We've now stayed in the Carriage House and the Kitchen House. They really couldn't be better.

For this stay, we were in Charleston for our son's wedding. This home was located steps away from the venues for the wedding itself, the reception, and the rehearsal dinner. There is plenty of good air conditioning in this unit, which is not always the case in historic Charleston homes.

We love this property for several reasons. First, the location is ideal. The home is at the center of all of the historic sites in Charleston, but just far enough away from the craziness of the most touristy areas. It's quiet because it sits next to Washington Park.

Second, the units are furnished beautifully and comfortably. Both were immaculately clean. The beds are very comfortable and are made with high quality linens. The towels are thick and fluffy. Toiletries are provided, and are high quality. The dishwasher is a new, quiet, high end model... I could go on and on.

Last, Ruthie and her mother are sweethearts. These units are attached to their historic family home. If you need anything at all, they're there for you. The family was so excited for us about our wedding.

On an unrelated note, if you're looking for a walking tour, you won't go wrong with Two Sisters Tours. It leaves from Washington Park.

We look forward to staying here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Housekeeping Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.5%

60 Day Cancellation period

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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