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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

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
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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 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 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Charming mid 1700s Kitchen House
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Lovely renovated space

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed the kitchen house. The owners were lovely and very welcoming of our child. They left us a bottle of champagne and some other treats! The place felt private because it is behind the main house, yet it was easy to walk everywhere. The space was nicely decorated and I loved the old brick. FYI, the stairs are steep and might be problematic for someone elderly (or toddlers). We would stay here again - I loved the mix of luxury and history and friendliness.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, charming, cozy house in a perfect location in downtown Charleston. My wife and I shared this house with another couple for three nights and we would definitely rent it again. The location next to Washington Park on Broad Street is hard to beat. We enjoyed walking the streets in the surrounding area and admiring the incredible houses. A great perk to be so close to the Blind Tiger Pub where we stopped in daily to enjoy a cocktail. Also, the Brown Dog Deli is a great place for lunch. Both are only a couple of hundred yards away from the Kitchen House. Just about everything you would want to do is within walking distance. This historic house is just the right size for two couples. Ruthie was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend in Charleston!

  • 5 of 5

We came for a wedding of a friend's daughter and stayed at the Kitchen House with another couple. Charming, cozy, classy - from furnishings to appliances! Felt like a hidden mews in London, with its private entry and views down into the little church park next door. Loved walking everywhere and being in the heart of the historic district. Ended up having some other friends stop in on Sat b/w wedding service and reception and were able to open the bottle of bubbly provided by Ruthie and her mother! Everything about our stay was wonderful. Including Ruthie sending my husband's watch that he had accidentally left behind! We'll certainly recommend this as a getaway hideaway for any friends going to Charleston! Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kitchen House

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a great location. It was well appointed, and the owners were very welcoming.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

French Quarter Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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

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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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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