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Charming mid 1700s Kitchen House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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. WIFI included!!

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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!!


Historic Old City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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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(54 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had a terrific time! Beds were comfortable and the location was perfect! Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location PLUS great owners!

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a wonderful location for exploring Charleston by foot. It is also in a relatively quiet area. Other than the one day that we drove out of the city to visit Drayton Hall (which we really enjoyed exploring), our car stayed put in the off-street parking provided on the property. We walked everywhere else that we went. Our visit was over Christmas and the owners very thoughtfully put some Christmas decor in the Kitchen House, including a small table-top Christmas tree. The owners also thoughtfully provided some packaged snacks in addition to leaving Champagne, orange juice and creamer in the refrigerator. The Champagne and orange juice made wonderful Christmas Day mimosas! We stayed there for about a week with our teen-aged daughter and having two bedrooms meant there was plenty of space for us to spread out for time on our own or hang together downstairs watching TV. The owners also provided a wonderful packet of information and recommendations for restaurants, walking tours, and other ways to enjoy Charleston which we used often and found to be very helpful. The bedrooms are large and the beds are extremely comfortable. The bed linens and towels are very high quality. The heating system has two zones: one for downstairs and one for upstairs, so it was easy to stay comfortable during the winter nights. We didn't cook much while there, but noted that the kitchen seems to be very well supplied with just about anything you might need to cook full meals. The dish towels provided were even brand new and still had their tags on them. The courtyard/driveway area is pretty and is probably a wonderful place to hang out during warmer weather. Ruthie was our main contact and she was very responsive with questions we had before making the booking and while we were there. We had an opportunity to meet other members of Ruthie's family that live in the main house and they were also very nice. We would definitely recommend the Kitchen House and would love an opportunity to stay there again during future visits to Charleston.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Even more fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!! Beautifully maintained property. Location walking distance to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was a pleasure to deal with. She really makes your stay wonderful. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

60 Day Cancellation period

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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