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Amazing Guest House In Downtown Charleston Historic District

Ann Willis and Fred Willis

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Ann Willis and Fred Willis

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015
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Amazing Guest House In Downtown Charleston Historic District

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Charleston House Rental Photos and Description

Luxurious 2-BR, 2-1/2 Bath House In Pristine Condition

**For a longer stay check our Sarah Clifford Cottage, VRBO#595744**

The historic Sarah Clifford Guest House has been transformed into a home with high end modern conveniences while retaining its historic character. Light-filled, uncluttered and clean, the Sarah Clifford Guest House is the perfect place for a peaceful retreat within blocks of the best restaurants, performance venues, historic homes, museums and shopping in downtown Charleston. The Sarah Clifford Guest House is located on Charlotte Street behind the main house on the property where the owners live.

The ground floor of the Sarah Clifford Guest House has a comfortable living room with a large flat screen HDTV and Blu-ray DVD player. HD cable and wireless internet are provided. The dining room seats 4 people for an intimate dinner. A private, quiet patio for evening cocktails or morning breakfast is located right outside the dining room. The stunning kitchen has a Thermador professional 6 burner gas cook top and electric oven, a top of the line Thermador refrigerator and dishwasher, a microwave oven, toaster oven, coffee maker, coffee grinder, and electric hot water kettle. In the kitchen a specially made dining table seats 6 people and provides a perfect gathering place. The kitchen is fully stocked.

A cozy study for private reading and a laundry room with a Bosch washer and dryer are also located on the first floor. The first floor has a convenient powder room.

You'll find the 2 bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom, at either end of the second floor of the Guest House for maximum privacy. One bedroom has a king sized bed and the other has a queen sized bed. Linens, including 400 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and thick cotton towels are provided along with toiletries for the comfort of our guests. An ironing board and iron are provided for your convenience.

One off-street parking space, located right in front of the Guest House door, is available for the use of our guests. However, a car is not necessary to enjoy the sights, shopping, restaurants and activities offered in downtown Charleston during your stay at the Sarah Clifford Guest House. We are located within a couple of blocks of Marion Square, The Gaillard Auditorium, the South Carolina Aquarium, Liberty Square, the Aiken-Rhett House Museum, the Charleston Museum, the Joseph Manigault House, the active Upper King restaurant and shopping area, lower King shopping and the Charleston Visitor's Center. Starbucks and a dry cleaners are a half of a block away. Ted's butcher shop, a drugstore and a liquor store are within 2-3 blocks and an excellent Harris-Teeter grocery store is within easy walking distance! If you desire a nice morning or afternoon run with a view, we are close enough to the Ravenel Bridge for a scenic run or walk right where the Cooper River Bridge Run is held in early April each year.

Sullivan's Island is the closest beach, a drive of about 15 minutes or less.

The Sarah Clifford Guest House offers luxurious accommodations and top-quality amenities on a quiet, tree-lined street in the heart of downtown Charleston within a few short blocks of the places you'll most want to see and the top Charleston restaurants.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ann Willis and Fred Willis (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

About Ann Willis and Fred Willis

Ann and Fred Willis have lived in the Sarah Jane Clifford House (the main house) for 20 years. The Willises renovated the existing houses on the property, which included the main house and a carriage house, and built what is now a third house-a guest cottage. The Willises have been in the real estate business since 1999 through their privately owned company, and have renovated several of their properties and built a country house on an island near Charleston. Over a period of three years, from 2010 through 2013, the Willises completed a second, substantial renovation of the two guest houses on the property. The Sarah Clifford Guest House has the distinctive characteristics of a Willis renovation: the perfect marriage of modern and historic, uncluttered, clean-lined, high quality construction and finishes, and attention to detail.

Ann Willis and Fred Willis purchased this house in 1993

Why Ann Willis and Fred Willis chose Charleston

Location! The Sarah Clifford Guest House is perfect for 2 couples who want an ideal location and luxury accommodations. You'll enjoy a quiet, peaceful visit with easy access to all of the places you'll want to visit in downtown Charleston, including the venues for Spoleto Festival USA, the Charleston Food+Wine Festival, the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, the Cooper River Bridge Run, the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, the upper King 'foodie' restaurants, museums, historic home tours, and King Street shopping.

What makes this house unique

The quality of this newly renovated guest home sets it apart from all of the others! Beautiful, dark-stained heart pine wood floors, wood walls, 9' ceilings in the modern addition, ceiling fans, a private, enclosed patio, luxury bathrooms, heated master bath floor, and a top of the line kitchen.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Amazing Guest House In Downtown Charleston Historic District
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Colorado
5

Lovely home and wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home far exceeded my expectations in many ways. From the time we arrived until we left our hosts were so gracious and kind. The home is delightful and we couldn't have wanted for anything. The amenties for our stay was perfect in every way. It was so nice to come home after a long busy day of touring Charleston to our own space, to cook if we wanted or close to very fun restaurants!

Thank you Ann and Fred for your warm hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that the Sarah Clifford Guest House exceeded your expectations! It was wonderful having you as our guests and we hope you return soon!
Easton, MD
5

Beautiful cottage, perfect location, warmest of hosts...

  • 5 of 5

Ann and Fred have created a serene, luxurious retreat on the edge of bustling Charleston. Architectural Digest-worthy style, well-defined spaces for homestyle comforts, thoughtful amenities and gracious personal attention -- all combine to define Charleston hospitality at its best. We've visited the city many times but never had a more personal and memorable experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Colchester, Vermont USA
5

Exceeded All Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently returned from an extended stay at the Sarah Clifford Guest House.

The owners and hosts, Ann & Fred Willis, have mastered the art of hospitality. Every detail is attended to, every need is thoughtfully anticipated.

In addition to being ideally and conveniently located to dining, shopping, cultural and entertainment venues (you won't need a car except for excursions outside of Charleston, and if you do have a car, parking is included with your stay) the guest house is designed and appointed to be a serene oasis in the heart of a vibrant city.

If you are a discerning traveler looking for an opportunity to be indulged and impressed, reserve the Sarah Clifford Guest House for your time in Charleston -- you will enjoy both the finest amenities of a luxury hotel and the warm comfort of a gracious home.

Our experience has defined a new standard and we can't wait to return often.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay at The Sarah Clifford Guest House. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our guests; I am so glad we did for you! We think the Guest House is a very special place and are happy you appreciated it and found it to be luxurious as well as warm & comfortable. We loved having you as our guests and look forward to your return.
Columbus, Ohio
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was a perfect place for our short time in Charleston. In additional to being immaculate on the inside, it is so convenient to all the sights, shopping and restaurants in town. The layout of the house is perfect for two couples. The gourmet kitchen is amazing. Fred and Ann are the nicest and even showed us their other property. We have stayed many places in Charleston (2 Meeting Street, French Quarter Inn, Andrew Pinckney, etc.) but this is the best!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you stay with us at The Sarah Clifford Guest House and are so glad that you enjoyed the Guest House so much. We think that we are in the perfect location for enjoying all of the wonderful things that downtown Charleston has to offer and our goal in designing the Guest House was to make it luxurious and comfortable. We are gratified to know that you found it to be just that! We are looking forward to your return visit. Thanks.
Nashville
5

Beautiful stay

  • 5 of 5

it was beautiful, warm and ann's hospitality was over the top amazing! she was super accommodating and made the stay absolutely wonderful. location is great. great walkability to downtown charleston.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Nashville
5

Luxury cottage with privacy -- PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

Four adults stayed here mid-November for a special occasion. Ann and Fred made everything convenient, and the preparations upon our arrival were flawless. The bedrooms, bedroom linens, and bathrooms were equivalent to high-end luxury hotels. Our group was able to visit and relax together much more easily than if we had stayed in a hotel. Also, the full kitchen and easy access to your car (without "rip off" valet fees and charges) are additional reasons that make this property a much better option than a hotel, even a luxury property. We will visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Sarah Clifford Guest House. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our guests. We think the Guest house is a special property and one of the best places to stay in downtown Charleston. We look forward to having you stay with us again!

Map

Nearest Airport
12.3 Miles
Charleston International Airport-CHS
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Amtrak, North Charleston, SC
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
I-26 & Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
39 Rue de Jean; Hall's Chophouse
Nearest Beach
8.5 Miles
Sullivan's Island
Car: not necessary

Centrally located near the vibrant Upper King Street restaurant & bar scene and lower King Street shopping area. The Farmer's Market is just 2 blocks away during its seasonal run. Theater, The Gaillard Auditorium, Sottile Theatre & College of Charleston are located within easy walking distance. There is a grocery store, pharmacy, dry cleaners and main library within 1 to 3 blocks of this quiet location. Nearby you will find the Charleston Aquarium, boat tours of the Charleston Harbor & Ft. Sumter, the Charleston Museum, Charleston Music Hall, the Aiken-Rhett House and many other noteworthy sights to visit and see. Most events, such as the Charleston Food+Wine Festival, historic home tours, Southeastern Wildlife Expo and the Cooper River Bridge Run are located within minutes of this property.

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Rates & Availability

From $600 Per night

Charleston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2015 - Dec 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 4.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We do not allow pets or smoking anywhere on the property. We are sorry but our property is not well suited for children. Capacity limit of 4 adults. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; Check-out time is 10:00 a.m.
For a longer stay, check our Sarah Clifford Cottage--VRBO#757944
WE DO NOT LIST OUR PROPERTY ON CRAIG'S LIST.

Cancellation Policy

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

Charleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , two sinks
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , The master bath has a large, walk-in shower and 2 sinks
    Powder Room - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide one bathrobe per bedroom; small sized bottles of Gilchrist & Soames shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap; disposable shower caps; toothbrushes and toothpaste

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