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Lovely Three Bedroom House in East Side Charleston

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom/ 2 full bathroom, walk to historic downtown

This lovely, just-renovated cottage is the perfect place from which to explore all that Charleston has to offer without needing a car. Located just inside the up-and-coming East Side area of downtown, this home is located within walking distance of both historic downtown Charleston and the trendy new Upper King district.

There is three bedroom and two full bathroom. The home is two levels, with a cozy living room with full kitchen with bar height dining table and laundry on the second floor, all beds are queen sized beds. A striking historic decorative fireplace serves as the spine of the house. The restored original hardwood floors throughout connect you to the history of this home with each step.

All linens, towels and toiletries are provided. There is a flat-screen television in the family room, with full cable and Netflix and Wifi.

This home has two off-street parking spaces. There is an outdoor porch with rocking chairs and a courtyard with a gas grill and picnic table.

More Details

Mike Elder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Mike Elder

I was an owner of a Contemporary art gallery for 8 years in Charleston so the house is full of contemporary art, enjoy! I currently live downtown close to the house.

Mike Elder purchased this house in 2014

Why Mike Elder chose Charleston

I'm originally from New York but fell in love with Charleston over ten years ago and didn't leave. The East Side is one of the most interesting areas of the city in my opinion, close to everything while still not being fully gentrified.

What makes this house unique

Able to walk to all of Charleston's popular destinations downtown and on Upper King, while also having easy access to the area housing the newly-renovated Cigar Factory make the East Side the place to be for urban, engaged people.


Charleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs bathroom is small but fully functional, with a shower. Upstairs bathroom is full-size, with a tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Three Bedroom House in East Side Charleston
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

The place was great! It is perfect for traveling with others. We had our own space downstairs. It was great for my dogs as well, there are doors to keep them away from the upstairs so they weren't bothering my in-laws.The location is up and coming. I was able to check out some areas I haven't been able to in the past. Be a mindful traveler and you'll be fine! Mike was great with communication and sending me everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than expected...

  • 5 of 5

Charleston is strange as there is a sharp divide between very nice and very sketchy in merely two blocks. The house sits right near that divide, but don't let the location fool you. It is a safe neighborhood despite looks and a quick walk to any of the nicer restaurants, bars and coffee shops closer to King and Spring Streets. The house is a part of a small cluster of rentals where you share parking space with other tenants. The parking is rudimentary but nice to have off of the street. It could use some trimming down the fence line to avoid scraping cars while parking close to the fence as possible.

The inside of the home was shockingly beautiful. Very well decorated and put together. The renter made sure everything was well stocked and well cleaned before we arrived. The only surprise was a South Carolina famous palmetto bug waiting on me to kill when we first opened the door. That and the fact the TV output did not work (no picture despite sound) was our only disappointment. Did not see any more bugs or have any surprises for the rest of the trip.

We only had two people stay in the home, but it would easily sleep 6 very comfortably with two showers and plenty of closet space and room to get ready before going out to see the beach or out on the town.

Overall, this place was excellent and for the value with a last minute July 4th booking, we were very happy. Thanks Mike!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay in Charleston

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on the East Side of Charleston. The place was clean and well appointed. Our group of six and three dogs fit perfectly. Mike was responsive and a fantastic host.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the house. Nice interior and very comfortable for a weekend stay.

  • 4 of 5

The interior of the home was nice. The place was very clean and the beds were comfortable. Although the street / neighborhood is not great, we felt safe and didn't think that was an issue. I would stay there again in a minute.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this house. As other reviews stated, the area is not the greatest, but even as a small group of girls, we still felt safe. However, don't let the area deter you from the house. The pictures here don't do it justice. The house was nicely renovated, extremely clean, and very well stocked! Mike was also very easy to work with. I would highly recommend this house and look forward to hopefully staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This house is extremely nice. There is a TV downstairs, with Netflix access, which is a nice bonus. The location is just a few blocks from meeting/king streets. As long as you über or taxi you're good to go. Although we did walk a few times during the day. There is off street parking for your vehicle which is a luxury.

The only negatives about my visit are as follows.

First, the surrounding location is run down and questionable at best. DO NOT mistake this for the immediate house area or driveway, that is extremely nice. There was only one time where I felt unsafe and that was a drug stop in front of the house at 1am, the first night of my stay. Outside of that, I felt safe during the visit using taxi's and über.

Secondly, the air conditioning upstairs did not work during my visit. After making the owner aware, he contacted an A/C company which could not repair the unit until after my visit was complete (3 days). This was disappointing because I would have liked to enjoy sleeping in a cool house after walking around in the Charleston heat. Fans and sleeping with the windows open was just simply not enough to cool off for comfortable sleep. The owner was apologetic and sincere but didn't offer any remedy or resolution to the issue at hand.

Pros - Location, house, parking, and Netflix

Cons - surrounding area, a/c failure, no resolution offered by owner

Overall the trip was nice and I would possibly stay at this location again. The price for the house was $1200 and that seemed fair had the air worked. The owner is extremely nice and easy to contact, so that is a definite positive.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. Our sincere apologies for the malfunctioning of the AC unit during your stay. It had been inspected only a few weeks before your stay. We've since invested a very significant amount upgrading the duct work (which turned out to be the problem, rather than the actual AC unit) and now the house is cooling perfectly. Again, we're very sorry it didn't work properly during your stay! As for the nature of the area and safety issue you mentioned, yes, the East Side of Charleston is still a transitional area, even on our street which is probably the most 'transitioned' in the entire neighborhood. We're surprised to hear of the activity you saw on your first night, as that sort of thing has been virtually non-existent in recent times in our immediate area. We'd like to think we're upfront with our prospective guests that the neighborhood is still working through its rough aspects, and perhaps isn't for everyone. We ourselves have never felt at all unsafe, even walking alone late at night. And we're very pleased that none of our guests have ever experienced an actual problem. Certainly though, our guests should decide what they will be comfortable with. Your suggestion to take a car service at night is definitely one we'd recommend to at least some of our guests. Thank you again so much for your very thoughtful review.
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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