BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 1820 CARRIAGE HOUSE WITH GARDENS IN HISTORIC DISTRICT

Lisa or Geoff

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 1820 CARRIAGE HOUSE WITH GARDENS IN HISTORIC DISTRICT

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

When coming to Charleston, South Carolina, why stay in a bed and breakfast, historic inn, or hotel when you can rent your own historic vacation rental home for the same price? This elegant and superbly refurbished historic guest home in an exclusive neighborhood of historic downtown Charleston is available by the night or week. Like a Charleston inn or historic bed and breakfast but more private, the 200 year old two bedroom guest home is on an acre in a quiet, but centrally located residential street in the historic district of downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The Charlotte Street Cottage makes for the perfect vacation rental accommodations for your visit to South Carolina.

Secluded and romantic, Charlotte Street Cottage, is the original kitchen house built in 1820. The Cottage is a beautifully restored, two bedroom guesthouse offering the perfect combination of privacy, quiet luxury, and easy access to our beautiful historic city. Rise with the sun and go for a jog along the battery or relax on your sunny patio with a hot cup of coffee and fresh fruit and enjoy the flowers in the gardens. Hop on your bike and be instantly surrounded by the history and charm of the antebellum neighborhood.

Charlotte Street home is a historic home built in 1820 and known as the Wegman-Holmes house. It is set back from the street behind a brick and ironwork fence on an acre of private gardens. Charlotte Street Cottage is rented as one unit and can accommodate up to four people. The property is beautifully landscaped with natural areas, stone patios, young fruit trees, flower beds, 200 year old oaks, and a large lawn. There is secure complimentary parking behind an electric gate. The house is in an ideal location on a beautiful wide street lined with 150 year old oak trees in the heart of the historic district.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a new top of the line queen bed, the other with new twin beds. There is a full bath, generous closet space, and a washer and dryer. Both bedrooms look out over the gardens. Downstairs features include a kitchen with the original fireplace, breakfast nook, living room, and half bath. The kitchen is fully-equipped with stove and oven, full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, and all the cookware and utensils you could want. The dining/living area is stylish yet comfortably furnished. There is cable television, telephone service, and two zone central heat and air for year round comfort. Fax service is available. Next to the cottage, out the kitchen entrance, is your own private garden and patio, fringed by flowerbeds and with comfortable patio furniture.

From your home on Charlotte Street you can easily walk or ride the trolley to all that Charleston's historic district has to offer. This includes the visitor's center, the old market, the new library and aquarium, the Aiken-Rhett house, the harbor and all Charleston museums. Within a few blocks there are many excellent restaurants, shops, galleries, and of course, fine historic homes of which many are open to the public for the numerous house and garden tours.

Within a five to 15 minute drive are hiking, kayaking, white sandy ocean beaches, horseback riding, and yacht harbors. The area is renowned for its many fine golf courses. In the event of any special health needs, there are three modern medical centers within several blocks. Downtown Charleston is 15 minutes from Charleston International Airport. A private taxi to our door costs approximately $25, or airport shuttles will also give door-to-door service for $13 per person. We are a five hour drive from Atlanta, two hours from Savannah, three and a half from Charlotte, and one hour from Beaufort, South Carolina.

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Keywords: 2-Story Historic Brick Home, Carriage or kitchen house

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only

Lisa or Geoff

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Speaks french, english
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We are two medical professionals. We moved to Charleston form California in he late 90's to experience the culture in another part of the country....and a slower pace.

Lisa or Geoff purchased this house in 1998

We fell in love with our home because of the architectural detail and history. Both the kitchen house (now Charlotte Street Cottage) and the main house (where we live) were built in 1820-21.

The property, also, has beautiful grounds (1/2 acre of gardens), is on one of the historic districts most beautiful tree lined streets, with year round residents. We are just outside of the main touristy area...but within a few blocks walk to everything.

We tend to get guests who don't want 'just a place to sleep' but are looking for somewhere where they can enjoy each others company in a beautiful setting.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Beautifully Renovated 1820 Carriage House with Gardens in Historic District
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Beautifully Renovated 1820 Carriage House with Gardens in Historic District
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30351vb
(843) 577-3944
Charleston Charleston Area
Pasadena, California
5

A Charming Southern Cottage in a Peaceful and Green Setting

  • 5 of 5
We stayed five nights at this intimate, well-appointed cottage in a private garden that made our visit to Charleston an authentic Southern experience. It’s an old brick cottage that used to be a “kitchen house” in the back of a large home on a tree-lined street. It is centrally located, walking distance to the main town and the College of Charleston.

The owners, Lisa and Geoff, have given the house a cottage feel, with beautiful wide plank floors, artwork, excellent linens and tasteful furniture. Everything was fresh and clean. This felt like our own home while we were there, not like a rental unit. The kitchen was fully functional and well-stocked with everything you need to make and enjoy meals. The garden is lush and colorful, with a soft trickling fountain and lots of trees and plants. We sometimes ate in the private outdoor garden. This is a place of tranquility and quiet, so if you’re looking to be in a high-energy spot, this is not it. It’s a place to go back to and feel cozy and private, almost like a Relais & Chateau property.

The owners, who live in the main house, were also excellent hosts. We had several occasions for pleasant interactions with them, but they were not intrusive or looming and respected our privacy, as we respected theirs. They recommended excellent local restaurants, special sights to see and where to rent bicycles. In the house there was plenty of literature on the local sights and Charleston history and culture.

This is a place we will return to.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your time in Charleston with us! We try our best to make it a special place to stay so it is always great to hear that our guests have felt so at home. Looking forward to next time!
business
Beautifully Renovated 1820 Carriage House with Gardens in Historic District
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30351vb
(843) 577-3944
Charleston Charleston Area
5

Charming cottage in excellent location.

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week in this lovely carriage house and thoroughly enjoyed it. It has been completely renovated, but still retains its old fashioned charm. Our hosts were perfect - available when we had a question, but never intrusive. The gardens are beautifully kept and you can walk from this cottage to several really interesting shops and restaurants. We followed Lisa's restaurant recommendations and were rarely disappointed. There is private parking behind a gate which is rare to find in Charleston. We're already planning our next visit!
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure hosting you and your friends from Ireland here at Charlotte Street Cottage! It was so nice to see you enjoying each other’s company at our home and we are glad you enjoyed our restaurant recommendations. Thanks for your kind words and for taking such good care of our cottage. Hope to see you again soon!
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Beautifully Renovated 1820 Carriage House with Gardens in Historic District
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30351vb
(843) 577-3944
Charleston Charleston Area
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5

Larry L.

  • 5 of 5
Better than advertised, this property not only exceeded the listing description, and our expectations, but the owners were welcoming, helpful, and became our friends. The four of us (2 couples), created memories that will last a lifetime. Charleston is a charming, warm, and vibrant city. We dined well (CRU, The Grocery, HUSK, & High Cotton). The Charlotte Street Cottage was clean, well-maintained had a great location, allowing us to walk everywhere. We will return here again!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautifully Renovated 1820 Carriage House with Gardens in Historic District
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30351vb
(843) 577-3944
Charleston Charleston Area
5

Charlotte Street Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our week at Charlotte Street Cottage! All of Lisa and Geoff's suggestions were wonderful for exploring Historic Charleston and loved the local restaurants. It was so nice coming back to the beautiful well equipped cottage and could enjoy the lush gardens after our days out. We especially enjoyed visiting historic Mt Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, and Boone Hall Plantation.
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  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good week of relaxing in the cottage and not in the cold, cold North! We try to make Charlotte Street Cottage a haven to which you can return after a day of exploring and feel at home so we are so pleased with your kind words. Hope you can return another time!
business
Beautifully Renovated 1820 Carriage House with Gardens in Historic District
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30351vb
(843) 577-3944
Charleston Charleston Area
5

Perfect cottage for Historic Charleston

  • 5 of 5
Charlotte Street Cottage is the perfect location for a visit to historic Charleston. It is easy to find when you arrive and walking distance from the town center. The fact it has off street parking within the lovely walled garden is a nice bonus.

The cottage is great - clean, well maintained and well equipped. The owners made us feel very welcome when we arrived. Little touches like having so many guide books to Charleston made our stay even better.

We did not want to leave and hope to go back again some day!
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautifully Renovated 1820 Carriage House with Gardens in Historic District
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p30351vb
(843) 577-3944
Charleston Charleston Area
Vienna, VA
5

Charleston Carriage House

  • 5 of 5
Fabulous and charming. A real Southern gem!
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charleston International
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Sullivans Island or Folly Beach
Car: not necessary

We are one of the Historic Districts most beautiful streets.Yet the house you are renting is a peaceful oasis on 1/2 acre of gardens and not visible from the street, with safe, private, COMPLIMENTARY PARKING.

Two locks to Meeting St. (the Visitor's Center) three blocks to King Street (shopping restaurants, etc.) You can walk to everything downtown.

Also close bye... Horse-drawn Carriage Tours, House Tours, Harbor boat tours, kayaking, wildlife center.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Charleston House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Aug 21 2014 - Aug 24 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
High
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 6 2014
3 night minimum stay
$525
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 4.0%
Notes NIGHTLY RATE RANGE IS $350-$525/NIGHT BASED ON NUMBER OF GUESTS, SEASON & LENGTH OF STAY. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US TO VERIFY RATES. REDUCED WEEKLY RATES. MINIMUM 3-7 NIGHTS.
HOUSE RENTS AS A SINGLE UNIT, HOLDING A MAXIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE. PETS ARE AT OWNERS DISCRETION. PET CHARGE IS $10/NIGHT.
50% DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO CONFIRM A RESERVATION. TOTAL PAYMENT DUE 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
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Amenities

Amenities

Charleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • library
  • marina
  • synagogues
  • churches
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • racquetball
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Secluded. On an acre with private gardens COMPLIMENTARY private parking and high speed wireless internet.
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