About the property
- House3200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Best location, 4 bedroom, new kitchen, spacious South Battery home and garden
Licensed B&B - We offer coffee and wine upon check-in but no meals are included in the stay. We also do not allow/tolerate events/venues as this is a wonderful and unique opportunity to enjoy being able to see Charleston more as a resident than a tourist and we expect proper respect to be given as such.
This is an authentic Charleston 'single-house' (c 1795) which means a Charleston house that is a single room in depth, designed to catch the ocean breezes. The builders of this property were in the shipping business and a wharf was built into the river to accommodate the owner's ships. Property taxes at that time were based on a front footage assessment and the typical single house was placed so that the narrow side of the house would be on the street side. This property was an exception in that the long side of the house faces South Battery which made it even more accessible to the prevailing summer southwest breezes. The two piazzas on the south side provide a dual purpose: to provide a comfortable place to enjoy the afternoon breeze and sunsets and to provide shade for the house itself from the afternoon sun.
On the main floor is an elegant dining room with beautiful hand made mahogany table, sideboard, and hunt-board. Just across the central hall is a less formal living room. It is furnished with comfortable upholstered sofa and chairs and accented with fine antiques including a mahogany chest, fold top desk, French farm table with 6 chairs and a magnificent highboy. The new kitchen with marble counters, lovely light filled windows on three sides, all new appliances and conveniences is accessed through two nine foot entrances from the living room. All of these rooms open onto the main floor piazza and offer wonderful opportunities for family fun and entertaining. A gracious central stairway leads from the piazza to the large and lovely Charleston garden.
The next floor houses the main bedrooms, baths and closets. The two large bedrooms with four poster mahogany King Bed in Master and Queen in Guest Room and adjoining bathrooms open onto the upper piazza overlooking the garden and Charleston Harbor.
The upper floor consists of two large dormer bedrooms with wonderful windows on the north and south sides. Between these rooms is a bath with a shower. All have windows providing a spectacular panoramic roof top view of the landscape below.
The garden is spacious and charming. The areas adjoining the house are terraced in old Charleston bricks and provide fabulous area for containers of flowering plants. The planting in the main garden is a balanced mixture of evergreens which provide shape, texture, and definition on a year round basis, and flowering shrubs and plants which provide a bouquet of color and scent as the seasons evolve. In the center of the front garden is a shallow reflecting pool with an Italian fountain. The fountain is automatically lighted at night and bathes the whole area with the ambiance of warm light and gurgling sounds. It is completely private from the street and fully enclosed and offers wonderful opportunities for entertaining or for children playing.
Very near prominent streets such as Church, Meeting, King and Legare Streets all are within very short walking distances to the property. White Point Gardens and the Harbor are within walking distance of the house. The house is in easy walking distance to the historic house museums, antique shops, art galleries, boutiques and famous restaurants.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Jamie Molony
We are a retired couple who raised our 3 children in this house. In 2001 we sailed our boat to Europe. We now spend part of the year on our boat in Europe and other part of the year in Charleston. We have so much space in our home that we enjoy offering some of the space for rent as a B&B (no breakfast).
Jamie Molony purchased this House in 1978
Why Jamie Molony chose South of Broad
We bought this property because it was in walking distance of anything on the peninsula and is a lovely, historic, large, gracious home with a beautiful garden. It is an exciting and happy place to be.
What makes this House unique
Fabulous location, authentic Charleston 'single house', spacious and comfortable, lovely garden and piazzas. Close to the battery, house museums, Spoleto Festival events, antique shops, fabulous restaurants. Beaches and water activities are nearby. Licensed Bed and Breakfast.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great property in a great location.
I couldn’t have picked a better place to stay with my family. Great porch for relaxing and enjoying the ambiance. The house is impeccable. Close to everything. We will definitely return.
Great house and location! Very comfortable for four couples. Hope to return soon!
Awesome! Amazing! Wonderful!
Our stay was fabulous! Everything is as stated and pictured. I highly recommend this property if you come to Charleston and I will certainly recommend to my friends and family. When I come back it will be my home away. There are no words to describe Charleston and our stay here just added to that wonderful experience.
Beautiful home - perfect venue for enjoying all that downtown Charleston has to offer! We loved being here and feeling like we were in the Old South.
Gracious and comfortable, this house is a fantastic property and really made our trip to Charleston exceptional. Property manager Jamie is friendly, attentive, and wonderful to work with. The house is beautifully furnished and situated with lovely gardens in a lovely part of town. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Amazing property! Better than expected
I came along with 7 other girls (in our early-mid thirties) for a weekend getaway (we live in NYC). The house is exactly as shown in the pictures (even better!) The beds are so comfortable, as well as the couches. The backyard and piazzas are breathtaking.
I didn't meet the owners but Jamie, the property manager, was amazing to work with. She answered all my questions before the trip and I could easily contact her while on the trip. The location couldn't be better. You can easily walk downtown, but it was hot and ubers cost just a few dollars to get downtown. (though EASILY walkable - max 15 min walk to get anywhere). Neighborhood of South Battery is beautiful and safe.
No need to bring so many toiletries. They have hair dryers in every bathroom, mini shampoo and conditioner (Pantene), soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste. (and so many towels). We were provided a bottle of wine upon check-in and they have some coffee pods available (and a Keuring). They have ziploc bags too.
Bottom line was that this was worth the price and we all loved our stay at the Bennetts!
Charleston was voted for the second consecutive year 'Top City in the United States' in the 2012 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. While we would like to keep the secret of Charleston a little more to ourselves, we can't help but be proud of our ambiance (rooftop bars, narrow, tree-lined courtyards, fabulous harbor tidal creeks), our culture and sites (notable historic neighborhoods, antique shops, fall and spring house and garden tours), our renowned friendliness ('legendary hospitality and graciousness baked into our way of life'), our lodging opportunities described as 'a dream come true for travelers'. our restaurants which 'shine bright on the national food scene' and shopping that lets you 'spoil yourself or someone else with unique treasures only found in Charleston. Antique shops, local boutiques, name brand outlets, art galleries and jewelers awaiting your arrival'
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Free secure "E" check pay from VRBO/Home Away or 2.9% Credit Card Fee added to your cost if you prefer Credit *Non-Refundable Fee will be charged for any function and must be approved prior to any function. **Small Family Rates Will Be Considered for Weekly/Monthly Rentals