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Charming mid 1700s Kitchen House

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


French Quarter Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ruthie Ravenel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016

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 Charleston

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!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Charming mid 1700s Kitchen House
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I could not have been happier with my stay! The location is perfect, walking distance from anything you need. Just a couple blocks from the waterfront and plenty of restaurants and shops. It is an absolutely beautiful home in a historic building. My best VRBO experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Quaint Kitchen House

  • 5 of 5

The house is located in a very central part of downtown. We loved the patio area for afternoon relaxation. The house is beautiful inside and the attention to details is fabulous! I would recommend this place to others, it was so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Charm at its finest!

  • 5 of 5

This home is both beautiful and wonderfully located. The amenities that come with this home make it very easy for multiple families to share. Additionally the hostess was on site to meet us when we arrived. Also they had champagne and orange juice in the fridge for us with additional little snacks - it is truly this small gestures that you don't find at most rentals. Everything about our stay was wonderful and we will look to rent again for future stays.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The Kitchen House was a delight to stay in. Beautiful hardwood floors, kitchen and baths. The beds were very comfortable and the area is quiet. Only good things to say about the decor, cleanliness and outdoor landscape. I would highly recommend staying at this charming home, it is in a great location in the historic district and easy to walk to many great restaurants, museums and the water.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Stay In Charleston

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay at the Kitchen House! The interior of the house is well appointed with quality furnishings and decorations. Additionally the kitchen is stocked with new stainless steel appliances and cooking utensils for a quick meal when needed. The exterior of the house is traditional Charleston character with mossy bricks, ferns, flowers and patio. Truly a beautiful step back in time! My teenage children loved the privacy of the living spaces and the 300 year old history. We didn't want to leave! No doubt the Kitchen House will be our "home" during our next trip to Charleston. Thank you Ruthie and the Ravenel Family!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Kitchen House was the perfect hub for our trip to Charleston! We didn't drive once the whole time we were here and enjoyed all the picturesque walking. Ruthie was so nice to meet us and give us a brief introduction and some champagne!! It would be hard to go to Charleston again and not stay here. Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

French Quarter Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 9 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spoleto 2017
May 25 2017 - Jun 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
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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French Quarter Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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