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19 Broad: True Pied-A-Terre with 2 King Bedrooms, Living Room, Kitchen & Dining

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


About the property

Full Apartment:2 King Bedrooms/2 Baths, Living Room, Fireplace, Kitchen & Dining

Welcome to 19 Broad.  As Proprietors, we care deeply about our property and our guests.

PLEASE NOTE: Add a 3rd bedroom and bath to this apartment if needed. See our listing

19 Broad is downtown Charleston's finest apartment accommodation, with a location second to none — perfect for couples, families and business travelers who seek the space and privacy of a full apartment without the expense of a hotel room.  Normandy Farm Artisan Bakery occupies the first floor and Oak Steakhouse next door, affording guests direct access to an authentic European-style bakery and fine dining steakhouse restaurant.

Our charming circa 1794 property is located at the crux of the French Quarter and historic Charlestowne neighborhoods, within one block of the best shopping, dining, history and architecture in Charleston.  19 Broad features original Charleston brick hearths and heart pine floors, period millwork, original moulding and spacious rooms with high ceilings. 

The property is a renovated and updated bank building dating back to 1794, prominently positioned on historic Broad Street and surrounded by Charleston’s most famous architecture, parks and gardens. Our guest rooms feature quality home furniture, bathrooms with tile floors and showers, large social spaces, cooking and dining spaces, complimentary WiFi and basic cable TV. The entire property can hold ten guests, but can also be subdivided in order to accommodate multiple smaller parties entirely independent from one another.

Accommodations at 19 Broad include a pied-a-terre apartment and two studio apartments, which may be rented independently of, or in conjunction with, one another:

*Visit our Authentic King Studio, Sleeps 2-3, at

*Visit our Rustic Studio Flat, Sleeps 2, at

*Visit our True Pied-A-Terre, Sleeps 4-6, at

All photography provided by Aaron Jacobson

True Pied-A-Terre:

After ascending 19 Broad’s exterior staircase off Broad Street, guests enter a secured foyer located off the second floor landing. Through the foyer, guests continue straight ahead to arrive in a spacious living room, complete with two large sofas, several armchairs, coffee table, gas fireplace, basic cable TV, kitchenette, dining for six to eight and full bathroom with tile shower.

At the south end of the living room is the entrance to the master bedroom featuring a king bed, private bathroom with tile shower and basic cable TV.

At the north end of the living room is the entrance to the guest bedroom featuring a king bed, gas fireplace, basic cable TV and incorporated living area with seating and coffee table.

The True Pied-A-Terre features original floors, walls and ceiling, and massive antique windows overlooking Historic Broad Street, as well as, a flagstone courtyard below.

More Information:

19 Broad affords all guests complimentary coffee, paper towels, bath towels, wash cloths, toilet tissue and shower gel. While we are happy to direct guests to nearby pharmacies and convenient stores, we do suggest that guests bring personal toiletries and cosmetics in order to ensure optimal comfort. All beds are neatly made with freshly laundered sheets prior to arrival.

Our neighborhood constitutes a unique blend of commercial properties and residential homes. Accordingly, the City of Charleston enforces a noise ordinance between the hours of 11:00 pm and 7:00 am. Out of respect for our loyal guests, as well as our neighbors in the City of Charleston, we ask our guests to exercise consideration of their surroundings and to adhere to this ordinance from the hours of 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.

For any and every occasion, a vacation in Charleston deserves respectable celebration. Our property is the perfect space for large families, girls’ weekends, golfing trips, wedding parties, traveling couples, and more.

Larger parties requiring 3 bedrooms and baths may add our King Studio which is accessed via a common foyer. See VRBO #859047

More Details

Jan Jacobson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Jan Jacobson

Jan and Mike Jacobson are proprietors of Jacobson Building at 19 Broad Street.

We care about our property and are delighted to share our most magical apartments with guests of our beloved City of Charleston. We encourage all our guests to call or email us with ANY questions before, during and after their visit with us.

Jan Jacobson purchased this apartment in 1950

Why Jan Jacobson chose Charleston

Aside from our personal connection to Jacobson Building at 19 Broad, we would like to tell you more about what makes this property so special and attractive to all who visit Charleston.

Jacobson Building at 19 Broad's location is second to none: 1 block south of the Historic Charleston City Market, 1 block north of the iconic Battery on Charleston Harbor, 1 block west of Waterfront Park on the Cooper River, and 1 block east of Washington Park, the Four Corners of Law, and Museum Mile. Rainbow Row is just around the corner.

Jacobson Building at 19 Broad is also located on one of the most famous, successful, and eclectic streets in the United States. Broad Street was listed among America's Top 10 Greatest Streets by the American Planning Association. Dubbed "Gallery Row," Broad Street is also Charleston's fine art destination. Broad Street boasts impressive dining options, ranging from wine and cheese shops to historic pubs to top-notch steakhouses.

Architecture and room size are also unique benefits of Jacobson Building at 19 Broad. Built in 1794, our apartments offer you the colonial architecture and historical intimacy of centuries old Charleston homes, while affording you the modern functionality and spacious comfort of a commercial building.

And last, but not least, is the value you receive by staying at Jacobson Building at 19 Broad. We quote competitive prices for our virtually unmatched locale. In essence our apartments offer the best home away from home for easy access to the history, architecture, coastal scenery, boutique shopping, art galleries, cuisine, and local culture that have won Charleston the World's Top Destination twice and the Nation's Top Destination three times, by Conde Nast.

Allow Jacobson Building at 19 Broad to be your bridge to the authentic and sublime.

What makes this apartment unique

LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION. Truly in the heart of the Historic District at the entrance to the prestigious South of Broad. Located above Normandy Farms Artisan Bakery and Cafe and surrounded by Charleston's most tried and true Restaurants.

Our apartments are clean, comfortable and quite spacious. We comfortably accommodate the number of guests advertised and our pictures are truly indicative of our product.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jan,

I am sorry it has taken me so long to contact you, but I wanted to make sure I took the time to let you know how much I enjoyed renting the studio. It ended up just being my mother and I, and the space far exceeded our expectations. The location was perfect and I was ready to move-in permanently!

I have traveled all over, and am happy to say that Charleston still remains one of my favorite places to visit.

Thank you for providing us with such a great place to stay.


Mar 2011
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Historic Old City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Main - toilet , shower
  • If you add listing #859047, there is an additional 3rd bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Master - 1 king
    King Guest - 1 king
  • Should you wish to add a 3rd bedroom with bath, please refer to our listing
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We make the beds with freshly laundered linens, provide plenty of clean towels, paper products, liquid soap, dish detergent, coffee and pretty much everything you need except your personal items and groceries! Normandy Farms on our first floor is great for bagels, fresh baked breads & desserts, sandwiches, and terrific coffee. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer along with the locals 4PM-9PM. Open Monday-Saturday


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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19 Broad: True Pied-A-Terre with 2 King Bedrooms, Living Room, Kitchen & Dining
average rating of 4.902439 based on 48 reviews

Outstanding place where you can walk to everything

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay here- the two bedrooms are large and comfortable, and the living area was very nice as well (and the vaulted ceiling make everything seem larger as well).- we were comfortably able to fit 2 adults and 3 kids and really enjoy our stay. The bakery downstairs is great for coffee/breakfast, and we were able to walk to the battery, market, waterfront, shopping, and etc really easily. Parking is a bit of a challenge but there are garages a few blocks away, but a couple of times we were able to find street parking right outside and have easy access to the car overnight/early am. Also, the door to one of the bedrooms wasn't closing properly, so we had to use a doorstop to keep it closed overnight. But overall, would strongly recommend- can't beat the cost for the location and had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space, great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is clean and plenty comfortable/roomy for four people. The location is outstanding. The best shopping, dining and entertainment establishments are no more than a 10-minute walk.

We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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West Deptford, NJ

Location and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the two bed, two bath unit from 1/30 to 2/3/2017. The apartment is well located and made walking to shops, attractions and restaurants a breeze. The kitchen has a generous amount of dishes, pans, glasses, etc. We enjoyed and appreciated the living room seating and comfortable king beds. Check in was seamless. The combo washer/dryer was a nice surprise and easy to use. Normandy coffee shop downstairs was a go to for morning coffee and pastries.

We had a rental car and used a parking garage off Bay Street.

We would most definitely book this large and comfortable apartment on any return trip to Charleston.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Fantastic location! Great space.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Thanks Jan and Mike!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Gorgeous apartment. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Great historical building. The high ceilings were a delightful surprise. Great use of power strips.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Tyler, Tx USA

Great Owner and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

First let me say Jan and Mike went above and beyond to ensure our stay was easy and comfortable. The heat was not working in the original unit we were to stay in so they "upgraded" us to the two bedroom apt for the first two nights (we had booked that for the end of our trip as another couple joined us.) The two bedroom unit had a great living space conducive to visiting and a large dining room table. Working gas fireplace. We did not need a car as we walked everywhere and took Uber when necessary. We also had a late flight out and were able to stay in the apartment until 2:30 as no one was coming in behind us. Those small things made a great trip, awesome.

The unit was very clean. Comfortable king beds. One note: One bedroom has an en suite bath and the second king bedroom uses the full bath off the living room. Not an issue for us but worth noting. Plenty of supplies for cooking, coffee, etc. Ice maker in freezer. Ironing board and iron and hair dryer.

We heard some city noise in the am (garbage trucks etc) but it was not intrusive.

Charleston is far and away the most friendly city we have ever visited. Everyone from waiters, to guides, to people on the street went out of their way to talk to us, help us (carry packages, give directions and recommendations, and show us their homes!) The food is amazing. We had three out of 5 of the best meals we've ever eaten. (The Husk, Eli's Table, and The Obstinate Daughter).

We are planning our next trip already.

Thank you to Jan and Mike for providing a "home away from home."

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13.1 Miles
CHS-Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Blind Tiger Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Charleston Water Taxi
Nearest Golf
5.3 Miles
Patriot's Point/Water Taxi 1 block away
Nearest Train
8.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.1 Miles
US17 Elliott/Cannon Borough
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Oak Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
15.5 Miles
Tidal Wave Water Sport
Nearest Beach
9.4 Miles
Sullivan's Island, SC
Car: not necessary

Jacobson Building at 19 Broad is truly in the heart of the Old and Historic District. From our doorstep, you can walk in all directions and remain in the Historic District. You can easily take in all the sites and beauty Historic Charleston is all about.

If you are driving to Charleston, we recommend parking in the City Garage within 1/2 block of Jacobson Building at 19 Broad. Our guests put their car safely away and retrieve it upon check-out. All venues and restaurants are very close by. Please be aware when selecting your vacation rental. Families and mature visitors are well served in the Historic District. Rainbow Row, Dock Street Theatre, City Hall, Four Corners of Law, St. Michael's Church, St. Philips Church, King Street Shopping, Market Street, the Battery, Whitepoint Gardens, Waterfront Park, Exchange Building and so much are all very close to Jacobson Building at 19 Broad!


Rates & Availability

Historic Old City Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring High Season 2017
Mar 17 2017 - Jun 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summertime! Easy Living!
Jun 12 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Family Vacation
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day in Charleston
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall in Charleston
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Home & Garden
Sep 28 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall & Winter
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 22 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
Tax Rate 4.0%

We ask that all guests, upon checkout, empty trash into outside receptacle, gather wet towels into bathroom, leave sheets on beds, load remaining dirty dishes into dishwasher and turn on; leave the apartment in the condition in which it was checked-in. Cleaning fee is for standard cleaning of 2 hours. $250 nonrefundable and nonnegotiable indoor smoking fee. It is tenant's responsibility to report any damage to owner prior to departure so that any necessary charges can be agreed upon. Sorry, but no cancellation refund without replacement renter. MAXIMUM 2 ADDITIONAL GUESTS. STANDARD RATE DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY YEAR THAT HAS NOT BEEN PRICED BY SEASON.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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