|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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 premium cable HDTV, high speed wireless internet, 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
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 most beautiful tree lined streets in the historic districts 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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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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Mar 1 2015 - May 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 21 2015 - May 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.