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Charming Cottage in Downtown Charleston with Pool and Courtyard

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + Queen Pull-out Sofa, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Charleston is a unique city full of history, charm and hospitality. The next time you visit Charleston, get a personalized experience by living like a local. The "Pool House at Villa Santuario" is a vacation rental home set back from the street on a charming Alley in the heart of beautiful and historic downtown Charleston.

Just a block away from upper King Street, the new epicenter of the city's renowned restaurant and nightlife district. Enjoy some of Charleston's best local dining with Hominy Grill, Five Loaves Cafe, Two Boroughs Larder, The Westendorff, The Ordinary, and The Grocery all located within 3 blocks of the house. This wonderful cultural city also offers galleries, museums, gorgeous churches, carriage tours, great shopping, and the beach is just minutes away.

If you enjoy the outdoors, the house is surrounded by a large courtyard with koi ponds, fountains, outdoor seating, and a heated pool.

Provided is one free OFF-STREET parking space that is secure.

If you are renting a car we suggest an economy size for parking purposes.

Linens & Towels are provided.

Household items/appliances include microwave, coffee maker, coffee filters, fridge, toaster oven, hairdryer, iron and board, dishes, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, shampoo, conditioner, soap, W/D, and laundry detergent.

We do not allow pets.

2 night minimum stay.

Friday and Saturday nights must be reserved together.

Rates are based on time of year and events.

Check in is at 4 PM. Check out is at 11 AM.

Please consider this when booking a flight as we do not make exceptions for early check in or late check out.

Please check out our other listings all located conveniently close by:

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More Details

Property Manager
Maybre Hodges
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018


Cannonborough Elliotborough House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Pull-out sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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Charming Cottage in Downtown Charleston with Pool and Courtyard
average rating of 4.3541665 based on 48 reviews

Great location but.....

  • 3 of 5

If you want to be able to walk everywhere this is the place to stay.If you want to hang up your clothes...good luck with the 3 coat hangers provided. Although there were a couple of tea bags left out for us (no coffee) there was no sugar, salt or pepper provided. The kitchen is small, which is okay, but it would nice if there were mixing bowls. The koi pond was very murky and the water circulated all night below the bedroom window. The pool did not look clean enough to swim in. The place needs a good cleaning...the floors are sticky, the light fixtures and ceiling vents are coated in dust. On the upside the WiFi worked great, there is a TV on every floor, it was very handy to have a washer and dryer and it was nice having a downstairs powder room. Not my favourite VRBO.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan, thank you for your feedback. We typically have ample hangers in each closet-- I apologize for this inconvenience. We have since replenished the hangers. We also are on site and happy to bring our guests anything that they need throughout their stay. The koi pond does circulate water through the fountain at all times in order to provide oxygen for the fish. This also helps with the water clarity, however; weather can affect the clarity and we do our best to stay ahead of this! We do our very best to describe the unit in detail in the listing description. We do mention that the kitchen is a true kitchenette and this can be seen in the photos as well. The pool is professionally cleaned twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, and sometimes more depending on weather. The cleanliness issues that you mention are out of character and we addressed the issues with our cleaning staff to ensure that it does not happen again. I'm glad that you enjoyed the location. We sincerely hope that the above issues did not tarnish your view of our wonderful city. We rely on guest feedback and appreciate your comments. Thank you!
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About as perfect as you can get!

  • 4 of 5

Truly a charming cottage, courtyard and alley! Our week long stay in the cottage really made our first visit to Charleston unforgettable.


Location - up and coming north end of town, great college town vibe, great restaurants within 1 to 2 blocks - Five Loaves Cafe, The Grocery, Brown Court Bakery plus many more we did not get to try.

Getting Around - perfect with or without a car, close to freeways/hwys/airport, easy to get to to all the main tourist attractions.

Cottage - very clean and comfortable, loved the layout and use of space, great to have a second bathroom, second floor bedroom very spacious - bathroom and shower rooms a little tight but true to cottage feel.

Tully's Alley - really neat alley and entrance to cottage, multiple houses all nicely kept and decorated.


Location - a little bit questionable in some nearby areas that have not been renovated yet, although it felt very safe in the immediate area of the cottage.

Cottage - although we loved our stay, a few upgrades would have been very nice - better quality hair dryer, toilet paper; king bed was comfortable but maybe a little worn out.

If we ever make it back to Charleston, we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol for your wonderful review. You were a pleasure to host and I would be happy to have you back anytime!
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Cozy, charming, and very accessible to to the sites

  • 5 of 5

The bedroom, roomy and surrounded by windows makes sleeping and waking up a delight. The washer/dryer made packing light possible. The kitchen is very compact. We used the fridge and microwave for breakfast items and popcorn, but enjoyed the multitude of restaurants otherwise. There are several bakery/ coffee shop a 5 or 10 minute walk away. If one walks a couple blocks the free Dash bus is available and worked well for us when we tired of walking, but the southern tip of Charleston is only about a mile away, so easy to visit museums, historic homes, Fort Sumter and tons of restaurants on foot. It lies within a nicely landscaped enclosed courtyard where I enjoyed my coffee and pastry in the mornings. You do have to drive into and park in an "alley" and walking on the uneven cobbled brick required careful stepping for our 70ish selves, but was manageable. This place played a big part in making our Charleston trip a great one! I hope we will have opportunity to rent it again!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynette for your wonderful review. I am glad to see your enjoyed your stay and would love to host you again in the future.
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Convenient location for heart of historic Charleston

  • 3 of 5

Pleasantly decorated. Kitchen very restrictive. Sink lacked any form of plug & had to buy a bowl to do washing up. Bedding a bit tired. Thought a private courtyard was included but it was a shared courtyard. Concerned that the side gate into courtyard area was completely open (which seemed to make door code controls irrelevant). Would have preferred to have warning before workmen came on to property to do loud work.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Three-Night stay for Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We rented this little cottage for three nights for our wedding. It was delightful. The setting was beautiful and the way the little cottage is put together was so charming. We loved out time there and I can't wait to get my wedding photos with the beautiful area in the background!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Travis, I'm so happy that you loved the courtyard and took some of your wedding photos here. You were great guests and please come back anytime.
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  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights at this rental and loved it. The pool is an absolute dream to have after a day of trekking around in the heat - and is a rare amenity in rentals in this area. It is located through a gate, at the end of the most adorable, colorful alleyway, with old cobblestones and rainbow stucco homes. The parking is not as tight as anticipated based on other reviews, and we think you could pretty easily get a small SUV in there if you needed to. After you park and enter through the gate, there is a lovely koi pond in front of the entry to the rental, with the swimming pool beyond the rental along the far wall. The rental itself is a converted coach house or similar, with two stories and tons of windows. The laundry is a huge perk, as were the kitchen and strong A/C. The only things that I might improve would be the shower toiletries - it wouldn't be insanely hard to source something a little more local or special (I forgot shampoo, so obviously looked at this right away) - and maybe de-clutter the space behind the house in case anyone wants to open the blinds up on that side. However, these are obviously not game changers. In the past, we have rented on the far east end of the peninsula, near the battery, which was a quiet, residential area. This is definitely in the middle of college town, but it is clearly an area that is in the midst of major revitalization, with lots of activity going on. We definitely felt safe walking around day and night. Both areas have their perks, but I think we would definitely choose to return to this rental in the future based on it being so close to everything (5 minutes to King Street and many amazing restaurants in all directions) and the swimming pool/courtyard area. Also, quick tip, there is a great coffee shop and bakery about a 1-minute walk west of the rental (take a left out of the alleyway), on St. Philip Street, called Brown's Court Bakery. Enjoy! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Drew- thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed Charleston and our space :) So sorry about the shampoo, we would have been happy to bring some over! We always provide 3 shampoos, 3 conditioners, and 2 soap bars. The hurricane window boards are what you see behind the rental. We are in the process of finding a better spot for them.. Sorry about that! Thanks again for your feedback.
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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