|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Charleston was founded in 1670, which makes it one of the most historic cities in our nation. 1111 Middle Street on Sullivan’s Island has been a part of Charleston’s history for just over 150 years! Built around 1860 (owned by the same family for 125 years) and featured in the National Historic Register, 1111 Middle Street is one of the most special and unique homes your family will ever spend a vacation! Located near Fort Moultrie, this property was center to the defense of Charleston during the War of 1812, the first shots of the War Between the States, and the sinking of U-Boats during World War Two. During the Cold War, the conning towers of nuclear submarines would silently pass this amazing home after being armed at the Naval Base. Even today, from the large screen porch your family will be able to see the coming and going of hulking container ships, cruise ships, and the Charleston Shrimp Fleet as they navigate the channel between Sullivan’s Island and Fort Sumter. From sunsets over Charleston’s Church Steeples, to the imperious Cooper River Bridge, 1111 Middle Street offers one of the most special views of Historic Charleston and the Atlantic Ocean since the early 1800’s. 1111 Middle Street has many features of the property that preserve its special history. The property owner’s steps at preservation have made the home highly desirable. Even Hollywood has recognized the uniqueness of this home and featured it in the movie “Dear John”! History lives both inside and outside of 1111 Middle Street. The interior features historic wood floors and walls with four bedrooms and two full baths. Smoking and candles are prohibited to preserve this beautiful home. Two bedrooms are located upstairs and feature harbor views. The downstairs master bedroom opens onto the oceanfront porch. The living room and dining area also open to the screened porch. The preservation of this home prevents it from featuring a central heating and cooling system. It is closed during the winter season and air conditioning is provided with window cooling units. Also in keeping with the historic nature of the home, only a single television is featured. The large screen porch is where your family will spend most of their time when not on the beach. It is wide with incredible views and is ideally positioned to capture the southwest winds during the summer months making it comfortable despite the heat. A short private path takes you down to a quiet beach that changes in size based on the Charleston tides. Beachside Vacations is so proud to offer you the opportunity to relive history in this truly amazing home that has been watching over Charleston for 150 years. From battles that shaped our country’s history, to hurricanes and earthquakes, 1111 Middle Street has been present on Sullivan’s Island throughout and is the perfect home for your family’s next vacation. Book early for the best chance to reserve this amazing home!
Live Like a Local
Marcia, Front Desk Manager, Beachside Vacations
A true South Carolinian, Marcia is from Greenville SC and has been in the Charleston area for over 25 years! She began hospitality right out of college as the Front Desk night manager at the Waccamaw House in Litchfield, SC. She and her late husband, John, ran Sewee Coastal Methodist Retreat Center in Awendaw, on the Intercoastal waterway while raising their four children. Marcia joined the Beachside Team 2012.
1. Enjoys the peace and moss draped serenity of the walking trails in Palmetto Islands County Park. Palmetto Islands County Park is located in Mt. Pleasant and also offers the areas only water park in addition to miles of walking trails. 843-406-6950.
2. Walking the beach from Breaches’ Inlet to the opposite end of Sullivan’s Island at Charleston Harbor.
3. Sunset cruise on the Palmetto Breeze. The Palmetto Breeze is the ultimate sailing catamaran docked in Shem Creek. They offer dolphin sails, tours of the historic Charleston Harbor and sunset sails. 843-886-8133.
4. Kayaking the salt marshes and back creeks of the Intercoastal waterway . Coastal Expeditions offers tours from Isle of Palms Marina and Shem Creek 843-886-9590.
5. Favorite is BBQ shrimp at Acme Lowcountry Grill! Located on the Isle of Palms, Acme Lowcountry Grill is one of Beachside’s favorite recommendations. 843-886-3474.
We had 9 women in this house for 5 days and we all loved it. The location is amazing. Water views from everywhere and views of sunrise and sunset from the very large screened porch. Beds were very comfortable and stayed very cool. All was wonderful and we would definitely go back.
We loved our stay at this amazing historical home. If you are intrigued by life in days gone by, you will appreciate the simple splendor here. The view of Charleston harbor is better than any TV or movie. Fort Sumter is right in front of you! Frequent container ship sightings entertain. Sail boats at sunset are lovely. Bring your own binoculars because the ones at the house are all scratched. Original wood floors and shiplap walls lend a simple beauty. The kitchen is exceptionally well-equipped for cooking, baking, etc. Window a/c units cool bedrooms nicely. Keep porch shades down during high sun and house stays impressively comfortable. We spent most of our time on the screened back porch--rocking, talking, laughing and mesmerized by the view. Keep in mind this is an older home with the quirks inherent in such: no central a/c, a few bugs (the kind with legs)--minor drawbacks and a good trade-off for abiding in space occupied by Civil War officers.
Our family met in Charleston for a mini-vacation and chose to stay in this charming beach cottage. It is spacious and attractively decorated in the style of days gone by, and we totally loved it. It was well-stocked with everything we needed, and the location is breathtaking, with views across to Fort Sumpter and, in another direction, to the city of Charleston. Marine "traffic" included large container ships which passed through the channel to the sea, a feature we enjoyed tremendously. The living and dining rooms are large and comfortable for a group (we were 9) and the screened porch is a delight. The beds are comfortable, and the bathrooms had good showers. After dragging ourselves away to a restaurant the first night we decided to cook at the house for the rest of the time, watching the light fade over the sea and soaking in the lovely sunsets. This house is for those who love the feel of an old-time beach cottage with just enough modernization to make for a comfortable stay. It is a treasure, and we hope to return in the not-too-distant future.
Wonderful, low key house that oozes personality and history. No frills, but really no need for any. Location can't be beat. We'll be back next year - so don't take our week!
This house was absolutely perfect. The porch is gorgeous and the sunsets so beautiful each evening. The house was immaculate and everything we needed was readily available. It was just perfect and we were so happy with the property and the attention to detail by Beachside.