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Beautifully Renovated 1820 Carriage House with Gardens in Historic District

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 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

More Details

Lisa or Geoff
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Lisa or Geoff

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

Why Lisa or Geoff chose Charleston

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Ansonborough House Accommodation and Amenities

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


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(39 traveler reviews)

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Beautifully Renovated 1820 Carriage House with Gardens in Historic District
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Charleston was made all-the-more special by our stay at Charlotte Street Cottage.

Located on historic Charlotte Street, within walking distance of many of the wonderful highlights of Charleston, The Cottage sits alongside the magnificent home of the lovely owners, Lisa & Geoff, on beautifully tended and secluded grounds, accessed through an automatic gate. Just pulling into the property made us instantly feel special (though we walked everywhere and hardly used our car).

The cottage -- with fully equipped kitchen, cozy seating areas (both inside and outside on the patio), WiFi, TV, AC/Heat and two bedrooms -- made our family of four, plus well-behaved dog, feel very much at home. The special “welcome” goodies of snacks, basic staples, and wine left by the owners was a lovely touch. Coming back to The Cottage after a long day of sightseeing, and being able to enjoy some wine and snacks in the garden or in the living room was such a treat and luxury (and not easily done in a hotel room). It was a relaxing place to retreat, recharge and get ourselves ready for our numerous excursions around town. After staying here we could not imagine staying at a hotel in Charleston -- our experience and vacation was made all the more special, authentic and relaxing because of this lovely property.

We hope to have the chance to visit Charleston again soon, and we certainly hope when we do that the Charlotte Street Cottage will be available for us to stay again!

Thank you to Lisa & Geoff for making our stay so memorable.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. It always pleases us to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay at our Charlotte Street Cottage. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and would look forward to you returning anytime. In friendship, Lisa Flaggman Charlotte Street Cottage
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Atlanta, GA

Dreamy vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

So dreamy, relaxing and clean. True Southern charm! Lisa was an outstanding hostess. Will always stay here on return trips to Charleston.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Spring time in Charleston.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Charlotte St. cottage for one week during the 2017 Spring Home Tours. Perfect location for walking anywhere. The cottage is perfect. Lisa has stocked it with the best of everything. I went to the grocery store before we checked in and discovered that she had put a welcome basket in the kitchen with snacks, cantaloupe,and bananas. There was a bottle of wine, a few sodas and water (sparkling and still) in the fridge.

The furnishings and beds are comfortable. Decor is wonderful. We really enjoyed the full linen closet. Most places give you two towels per guest. Lisa supplies you with a closet full of towels and bath matts.

I could go on about the cottage. But the real treat is the property. We had cocktails every evening and coffee every morning in the courtyard. We even sat on the porch of the big house one afternoon and had a beer. Our hosts were very accommodating and very sweet.

We felt right at home. And best of all we were able to bring our dog, Clayton. Nothing beats traveling with your best friend.

We would definitely stay here again. Maybe Christmas? Charleston at Christmas-the best.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joy, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Charlotte Street Cottage and for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to meet you all and it was our pleasure to have you as our guests. We hope to see you back in Charleston. Lisa Flaggman Charlotte Street Cottage
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If you want to experience Charleston, this is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second extended stay at Charlotte St Cottage. The place is perfect for us. The entire property is beautiful! The home is very clean and comfortable and the neighborhood is great! Very safe and convenient to almost everything in Charleston. We did something different every day and yet most days didn't have to use our car. We attended shows, cooking classes and, several major outdoor events such as SEWE and Wine and Food Festival without ever having to drive or take a cab. We've now spent a total of 2 months at the cottage and still have restaurants within walking distance that we have yet to try.

Finally, Lisa and Geoff are the perfect hosts. They make you feel welcomed and are most accommodating. I highly recommend Charlotte St Cottage but, not during the month of February as we have it reserved for that month for the foreseeable future!

Paul and Maureen Chapdelaine

Newport RI

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul and Maureen, It was our pleasure to have you return to Charlotte Street Cottage! We couldn't ask for nicer guests and absolutely loved having you stay with us. We only have the one home and take pride in trying to make our guests stay in Charleston is a wonderful one. Also, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Without a big advertising budget, we rely a great deal on our guest reviews and word of mouth. We look forward to your next stay with us! Lisa Flaggman Charlotte Street Cottage
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A comfortable, cozy, authentic Charleston experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage on Charlotte Street! There was plenty of room for our family of four with everything we needed including some basic food provisions to tide us over when we arrived. The surrounding property is lovely and the location is convenient. Most importantly to us, it transported our California family to authentic Charleston without the generic nature of hotels or more modern rentals. We highly recommend this vacation escape!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie, Thank you for the wonderful review of Charlotte Street Cottage! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we are delighted that you and your family appreciated our property and all that Charlestons' downtown historic district has to offer. We would be delighted to have you return anytime. Lisa Charlotte Street Cottage
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Dallas, Tx

Quaint Cottage in a Lovely Setting

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to see the three of you- Kitty, Pat, and Sylvia enjoying Charlotte Street Cottage and your time in Charleston. We absolutely loved having you as guests and hope you will return. Lisa Flaggman Charlotte Street Cottage
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charleston International
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Ansonborough House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
March, April and May
Mar 1 2018 - Jun 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change ( 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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