THE JOHN ROBINSON COOKHOUSE

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Bedrooms 2
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THE JOHN ROBINSON COOKHOUSE

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1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (sleeps 4)+ convertible bed(s)

The Cookhouse is a romantic and elegant option located in Charleston’s Garden District near Wragg Mall and its live oaks, the Charleston Museum, the Visitors’ Center, Marion Square’s Farmers’ and Craft Market, two historic mansions open to the public (the Aiken-Rhett and Joseph Manigault Houses), the College of Charleston and the Charleston School of Law, and the nationally-recognized cuisine/entertainment district on Upper King. Within walking distance (or by free trolley) are the King Street shopping area and antiques district, The Market, and several other historic districts, including the Battery and other South of Broad neighborhoods.

Are you looking for the perfect historical yet modern getaway for a wedding party, small retreat, perhaps a executive's alternative to a mundane hotel? The Cookhouse is the perfect retreat for any occasion. The owners are not new to the hospitality business. They previously operated a 1760 country inn in West Cork, Ireland, for over twenty years.

The spacious professionally-decorated Cookhouse accommodates up to eight persons. Each bedroom has a queen reproduction historic bed (one has a rice bed, the other a canopied four poster). The Cookhouse is furnished with accent antiques, has spacious bathrooms with marble-tiled showers, and has a fully-equipped kitchen/sitting room with eating area and full-sized sofa bed. The Cookhouse boasts a professionally-designed patio and garden and has off-street parking for three cars.

Charleston is full of history, charm and wonderful hospitality. Recently, it was recognized as the top tourist venue in the United States and one of only two United States venues in the top twenty globally. The Cookhouse allows you easy access to nearby beaches (twenty minutes), historic river plantations (twenty-five minutes), the aquarium, excellent, diverse cuisine, or allows you to just relax, read, nibble and imbibe your favorite beverages in the garden.

Why stay in a hotel or motel when you can absorb Charleston history and ambiance by staying in the historic Cookhouse? Illustrated in Bernard Herman’s Townhouse: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City 1780-1830 (2005), the Cookhouse was recently tastefully restored following the award-winning restoration of the main John Robinson House, a historically significant Federal double house (1814) constructed by the wealthy merchant who later built the adjacent urban plantation now known as the Aiken-Rhett House.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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4.9
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The John Robinson Cookhouse
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
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The John Robinson Cookhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418787vb
1-843-789-3174
Charleston Charleston Area
Atlanta, GA
5

FABULOUS RESTORED HISTORIC HOME!

  • 5 of 5
This house is an amazing find! I’ll second what others have said that it is beautifully restored – the pictures hardly do it justice. Truly lovely!

We stayed on the 2nd floor unit, and the bathroom was wonderful (sometimes historic homes=historic plumbing). This one has a huge shower with a rainfall shower head and a great vanity with tons of drawers- this made it easy to share with three of us staying there. The courtyard is just stunning. It has a great water feature greeting you when you walk up every time you come home.

As for location, if you come to Charleston by car, it’s terrific! We have some friends in Charleston and stay there a couple times a year. I’ll be honest; staying “on King St” is not as great as it sounds if you drive anywhere while you’re there. Getting on/off/around that main tourist street can be a traffic nightmare. This house is a short, safe, 3 minute walk away from the main drag, so getting there on foot is easy, and the short distance away makes driving to other parts of Charleston you may wish to visit so much easier! You have easy access to the interstate, Bay St, etc. The private parking around back is great to have access to.

The owners of the home are great people, and even welcomed us some cold waters in the fridge – a great thing to have in the summer months!

I adore Aiken-Rhett so sharing a street with that historic home was an added bonus in my book.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The John Robinson Cookhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418787vb
1-843-789-3174
Charleston Charleston Area
Hillsborough, NC, United States
5

GREAT MINI-VACA

  • 5 of 5
We took an impromptu mini-vacation last week and selected the John Robinson Cookhouse as our 'base of operations'. It was a great choice- easy to find (just a couple blocks from the tourist info center), beautiful accommodations, and a good value.

There are 2 apartments in the house and we opted to stay in the upstairs one. It's our understanding that the bottom one is very similar. The 'cookhouse' itself is in the rear of a large restored home. The grounds are beautiful and there's ample parking in the enclosed courtyard. The interior was extremely well done... everything was either new or impeccably restored- an interesting combination of both old and new throughout the living space. I've attached pictures- it's really a neat place. Among the appliances available were stove, microwave, small refrigerator, coffeemaker, dishwasher. Plenty of dishes and other furnishings were available.

There's a lot of history involved with the cookhouse, which you'll be able to see both on-line and in several magazine articles that are available in the unit. The owners are very interested in preservation and restoration and have done a great job integrating the historic aspect of the house into this century. You can actually learn a lot about Charleston itself by reading the history of the cookhouse and other historical literature in the apartment.

The owners were helpful in taking our reservation on very short notice and in getting the room prepared for our early arrival. They were likewise helpful in providing directions and suggestions, although with our limited time we really didn't lean on them much for this.

Positives: Easy to find location, excellent interior and exterior, impeccable furnishings, flexible owners

The only negative wasn't really a problem with the cookhouse itself. The location, although easy to find, isn't in the most desirable part of the downtown area. The block it's on is fine and we walked all over the place without any problems at all, so the only real issue with location was that it wasn't in the heart of the downtown section.

As far as Charleston itself, it's a great place to visit. Lots to see and do, but one warning: if you depend on the Tourist Trolley to get around town, you might be disappointed. If there's a less reliable form of transportation I've yet to see it.....
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The John Robinson Cookhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418787vb
1-843-789-3174
Charleston Charleston Area
5

COULD NOT HAVE BEEN A MORE PERFECT CHOICE!

  • 5 of 5
I rented the Robinson Cookhouse for my sister's bachelorette party. It was exactly what we were looking for - we got the quintessential Charleston experience. The house has a gorgeous backyard that the owners graciously let us enjoy, it is within walking distance of King and Market streets, and the accommodations themselves are beautiful. David and Monica were wonderful and reliable, so checking in etc was stress free. I really want to go back with my husband!
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The John Robinson Cookhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418787vb
1-843-789-3174
Charleston Charleston Area
4

DELIGHTFUL!

  • 4 of 5
Two 60ish couples met up at the John Robinson Cookhouse, having never been to Charleston. One couple stayed upstairs and one down. The location and beds and kitchens were excellent, historical references amazing, and flowers in the room sweet! Luckily we were not there to watch tv, as the tv's were teeny tiny and took some getting used to to operate. Overall our stay was good and we would recommend unless family members want to watch tv:)
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: When you're a custodian of a historic building, difficult choices have to be made. We operated a seasonal inn in Ireland for over twenty years in West Cork and never had a TV in any of the Georgian public rooms. We debated not putting TVs in the Charleston Cookhouse but decided that would not be friendly to families with kids. So, we opted for modest size TVs that would not detract from the sympathetic, historic atmosphere we've tried to create. There's an excellent article on the award-winning restoration of the Cookhouse in Period Homes magazine (see www.period-homes.com, The Magazine, Nov. 2013).
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The John Robinson Cookhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418787vb
1-843-789-3174
Charleston Charleston Area
5

WONDERFUL STAY

  • 5 of 5
A lovely apartment, clean and quiet and in a perfect location. Great communication both before and during our stay. Would recommend.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The John Robinson Cookhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418787vb
1-843-789-3174
Charleston Charleston Area
5

PERFECT STAY-WILL RETURN!

  • 5 of 5
We have been visiting the Charleston area for years and were upset when we learned our favorite B&B closed. I found the cookhouse and secured the top apartment for my husband and I and a couple from CA so we could have lodging for the food/wine festival. I was happy with the reviews, photos, and the correspondence from the owner; however, it was not until we arrived and saw it in person that we knew we had a new favorite place!!!! I almost didn't want to review it in case it becomes too popular and we can't get a reservation for next year. But, I really believe the Cookhouse deserves recognition. It's a great location with wonderful amenities, including the renovated bathroom/plumbing and kitchen. We had locals over for afternoon wine on the patio and they were dueling over the property! The hospitality was incredible: complimentary sherry in a crystal decanter??? Wow. I have only great memories from our time at the festival and the cookhouse added to it because of the comfortable space and convenient location. I can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

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Charleston Cottage Rental Rates

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  • $169-$398/nt
  • US Dollars
  • $169-$398 per night/two night minimum

Amenities

Charleston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
General:
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking