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Historic Downtown Cookhouse Apartment in Garden District

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (sleeps 2-4) in historic downtown cookhouse

Are you looking for a unique yet modern getaway as an alternative to a hotel? The Cookhouse suite is the perfect retreat for any occasion. Your hosts previously operated a seasonal inn in a restored 1760 country house in West Cork, Ireland.

The Cookhouse is a romantic and elegant option located in Charleston’s Garden District near Wragg Mall and its live oaks and fountain, the Charleston Museum, the Visitors’ Center, Marion Square’s Saturday Farmers’ and Crafts Market, two historic mansions open to the public (the Aiken-Rhett and Joseph Manigault Houses), the College of Charleston, 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.

The spacious professionally-decorated Cookhouse unit accommodates up to four people. The unit has a queen reproduction historic rice bed, two large fireplaces (the original kitchen and laundry rooms to the main house), accent antiques, a spacious bathroom with marble-tiled shower, and 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 1-2 cars.

Charleston is full of history, charm and wonderful hospitality. The Cookhouse allows you easy access to beaches (15 minutes), historic river plantations (20 minutes), the aquarium, excellent, diverse cuisine at different price levels, and allows you to just relax, read, nibble, and imbibe your favorite beverages in the shared garden.

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. There is an interesting article on the Cookhouse restoration in Period Homes magazine (see link below).

More Details

David Elder, Owner/manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017


Historic Old City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Marble-tile shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Historic Downtown Cookhouse Apartment in Garden District
average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews

Beautiful Find

  • 5 of 5

My husband and were thoroughly impressed with the Cookhouse and enjoyed our stay. The owners went above and beyond to ensure you had everything you could possibly imagine needing for our stay. We will definitely recommend to any friends and family visiting Charleston in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully renovated carriage house.

  • 5 of 5

Since our daughter goes to college in Charleston, we have visited this great city many times and Cook House is definately our most favorite place to stay! We could easily walk to all the wonderful restaurants and bars on King St. and to the campus. It was very hot in Charleston during our visit and Cook House was a wonderful oasis where we could get away from the heat and relax. The ice cold bottles of water the owners provided were so appreciated! We will recommend Cook House to any of our friends who plan to travel to Charleston and we will definately be back for another stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Me, my husband and our 2 month old daughter just came back from a 4 night stay at the Cookhouse and we absolutely loved it. Such a charming home with a great location and great owners who made our stay so pleasant. Upon hearing that we would be traveling with our daughter the owners offered us their pack n' play to use and even set it out for us so that it was ready when we arrived. Such great hospitality! Everything in the home has been thought out perfectly to make your stay stress free. We wish we could have stayed longer but we will definitely be back to Charleston and will stay at the Cookhouse again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Six Mile S.C

Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cookhouse for 2 nights, and loved every minute of it! Such a nice home, location and owners. Very quiet area, but so close to everything. You will not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Cook House with our daughter. We appreciated the parking place off road and the perfect location. It’s just a few minutes walk to all the restaurants on King Street and to the Visitor Center where we took the free trolley to visit Charleston, which is a lovely and very interresting city. We also enjoyed relaxing in the courtyard after a very full day. And there are all the basic necessities in the kitchen and in the bathroom. We had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and convenient

  • 4 of 5

My adult daughter and I stayed for 3 nights. Although it rained alot for two of the three days, we had a lovely stay in the city. The location is very convenient to the free trolleys. The bed was extremely comfortable but I would definitely not try to put an adult on the sofa bed. It is a typical sofa bed with metal digging into your back no matter how you lay. We met the owner when we checked in but had no other interaction beyond that. We did not expect any either. I would agree with other reviewers that a larger TV would be nice. Since it rained cats and dogs for 2 of our days, we could not use the outdoor courtyard and would have appreciated a larger TV. It is not an expensive upgrade if the weather is bad. The location is excellent and the lodging perfect for a couple ot two.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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