|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 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.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellation at any time will result in forfeiture of any funds paid. However, we will attempt to find a replacement renter and will refund to you any amount paid by the substitute renter.
Keywords: 2-Story Historic Brick Home, Carriage or kitchen house
We are two medical professionals. We moved to Charleston form California in the 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 district 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.
Three of us stayed in this wonderfully, cozy cottage and felt immediately at home when we walked in. The friendly and helpful host provided perfect amenities for our visit, which we very surprised and grateful for. The property was conveniently located and we could walk to wherever we wanted to go. You won't be sorry if you select this home. I'd be perfectly happy to move right in!
Lovely cottage and great location. Looking forward to our return. Owners tremendously helpful with great advice.
If you are looking for a quiet, historic, lovely cottage this is place! The host left us a beautiful basket of goodies for our stay and we felt very at home. The cottage was perfect for the 3 of us. One queen bedroom and one bedroom with two twins. We had plenty of space and enjoyed our stay. The only things to be aware of is it is a 10-15 walk to the city center. It is very close to the the Charleston Visitor Center and the grocery store. We are walkers so we were fine with this. Also this is an old restored cottage so you can hear everything ( when my mom woke up super early, I could hear her moving around downstairs). We had a wonderful stay in Charleston and at the Cottage.
If you want to experience the charm of Charleston, begin with staying at the Charlotte Street Cottage. The beautifully renovated Carriage House takes you back in time with all the character of Charleston and the beauty of the garden district. Our hosts, Lisa and Geoff, welcomed us with a beautiful basket full of fresh fruit, snacks, breakfast amenities and a lovely bottle of wine to enjoy and relax in the beautiful gardens of their property. The location is spot on! We walked everywhere around Charleston and enjoyed the sights of the historic homes and gardens along with discovering the shopping and top drawer restaurants that this lovely city has to offer. The Cottage provides a very relaxing and cozy respite after a fun filled day of discovery in Charleston. We highly recommend the Charlotte Street Cottage and we look forward to our next trip with all the Southern Charm it has to offer!
Met all of our expectations and so much more!
This was our first experience with a VRBO rental and we were a little concerned going into it.
Those concerns were quickly extinguished when we talked to Lisa about the Cottage while booking and certainly disappeared as soon as we drove onto the property and saw the Cottage.
The Cottage is charming, and the property is beautiful. You can tell right away that Lisa and Geoff take great pride in what they have.
Everything was as good, if not better than, advertised. Lisa and Geoff are very welcoming while offering all the privacy that you want.
My wife and I love to walk and experience a city and Charlotte Street Cottage offers a perfect location for doing just that. The only time we every started our car was to go to the beach or to go on an occasional day trip to visit things outside of the city.
If you are looking for a great place to stay for a short visit or, a longer visit to Charleston I highly recommend that you consider Charlotte Street Cottage. You won't regret it!
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.
Rates are subject to change (i.e.holiday rates) until reservation is confirmed and are based on two people. Minimum stay is 3-7 nights, depending on time of year. Some holidays require a 7 night stay. Extra charge for additional guests; maximum is 4 guests. Reduced rates for extended stays. Pets/children are at owners discretion.Pet fee is $75/week /pet.