• 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Books
  • Books
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Room
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace
  • Games
  • Games
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Toys
  • Toys
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

174 A #3 St Philip Street—1 block from King St and .4 miles to Calhoun Street in unique ST PHILIP SQUARE

A fresh reviewer said we were “Bright, tidy, well-appointed”
And another wrote “This roomy unit has handsome rooms”!



OVERVIEW
•3 Bedrooms
•1 King bed, 2 queen beds, 1 couch sleeper

•2 Bathrooms with showers
•Entirely supplied kitchen with all new appliances

•Dining area for 6

•Cavernous living room with couch sleeperand flat screen tv over the historic corner fireplace

•Porch overlooking St Philip St

•Historic, high ceilings, wood floors, period fireplaces and woodwork

•Parking

•Group potential for 2-72 people at SaintPhilipSquare



DESCRIPTION OF THIS UNIT:
THE APARTMENT

Overlooking historic St Philip St. and one block from vibrant King St. this big, freshly redone apartment is ideal for couples or families. The apartment is on the second floor. It consists of 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a gracious living room, a galley kitchen with eating area and a glamourous porch overlooking St Philip St.

BEDROOM 1 connects to the living room but is afforded privacy with locking double doors. The opening makes for a gracious entertaining area as the bedroom has a gorgeous Stella brass bed, beautiful fireplace with original tiles and handsome
art.

The LIVING ROOM has 4 swivel chairs, with a West Elm queen couch sleeper with high end gel bed, a corner fireplace with alluring, original tiles and a flat screen tv above it. The bay windows overlook the porch. The room can be finished closed off to give a. 4th private sleeping space.

The front BATHROOM is modest. It has what we call a European shower in that the room is thoroughly tiled and serves as the shower. The dramatic rain shower with additional handheld fixture is pretty, works well and complements the pretty stone floor. The Toto toilet is constructed into the wall and the delightful sink makes use of an old stair wall. We don't want anyone to be surprised or disappointed by this bathroom. It is modest but clever and it provides everything you need.

The second BATHROOM is at the other end of the hall. It has a sizable tiled shower, a generous linen closet, a appealing corner sink and a storage cabinet. Both bathrooms are available to the three bedrooms.

The second BEDROOM has a brand new king size bed with a huge closet and a writing table. It is in the "mid-century" style with a huge, dynamic piece of art over the bed. It has a roomy closet.

The third BEDROOM holds a queen bed, two nightstands with with reading lamps. It is at the end of the apartment next to the bigger bathroom. Its closet with a chest of drawers is across from the washer/dryer shown in the photo. It is smaller than the other two bedrooms but restfully holds a elegant queen bed.

PARKING

We have a enormous parking area behind the home. There is an striking pathway leading from the parking area to the street entrance. Jamie, whose office is in the same area, will give you with a parking pass showing your assigned parking area. We have a “walk score” of 94, meaning we are “a walker’s bliss”. You will probably be merry to leave your car in our lot and walk everywhere.

If you are visiting in Charleston and need to sleep from 2 to 72 people...in award winning historic units...delightfully modernized with impressive decor, St Philip Square is your answer!

You need to look carefully to realize our units are noticeably closer to Calhoun/South of Broad historic district and our buildings are substantial historic buildings, with appeal and character not possible in new construction, in a community setting where groups can gather, in an area where it's possible to rent without the owner present, in units that sparkle with stunning modernization and stunning decor. We have a unique offering for wedding groups, family get-togethers, work retreats, friends traveling together, honeymooners, anniversary celebrants or families with children.

St Philip Square offers 8 units within a "square" that opens onto a shared parking area. Each apartment is a separate unit with unique characteristics. It is the ideal opportunity for groups of all sizes to organize a joint rental but each apartment is separate and is its own place.
The vrbo numbers for the other units are:
1531369 1446527. 1994546. 1994547 1994550
1351757. 1662029. 834186. 567555. 467877
1994548 1994549
(You might have to put ha at the end. Or vr.)
If you put these numbers into a Vacation Rental By Owner search without dates you will be able to view each listing.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD
This building received the CAROLOPOLIS AWARD for historic preservation in 1999 and belongs to a collection of important, historic buildings. Not all the buildings that you see photographed are of equal quality.

The Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood has become the hottest, most vibrant area in town. The list of fashionable RESTAURANTS is awe-inspiring. The Grocery, Hominy Grille, Five Loaves, Chez Nous, Wild Flour Bakery, The Macintosh, Sugar Bake Shop, Cannon Green, Goulette Bistro, D'Alessandros Pizza, Fuel, The Darling Oyster are just some we could list. You can find anything that suits your fancy.

There are also many SHOPS and Boutiques in walking distance--West Elm, Beads on Cannon, Filigree, Mac and Murphy, Indigo and Cotton. There are day spas, salons and close by yoga studios.
The College of Charleston campus with live oaks dripping with SPANISH MOSS is a few blocks south. The Marion Square MARKET held every Saturday is also a few blocks away as is the acclaimed CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

However, if the BEACH calls, you you can effortlessly access highway 17 north to Sullivans Island and the Isle of Palms, or south to Folly Beach, Kiawah Island or Wadmalaw Island. That route will also take you to the famed plantations and historic homes (Drayton Hall, Middleton Place, Magnolia Gardens).


NOISE
Charleston has a strict noise ordinance that forbids loud noises that can be heard outdoor, day or nighttime. We expect our neighbors to abide by this rule. If you experience disturbing noise we would ask you please contact us instantly (at any time) so we can have the noise stopped. We can’t intercede unless we know about it!

CANCELLATIONS and TRAVEL INSURANCE

Please note trip insurance is comfortably bought through Vacation Rental By Owner. We cannot buy it but you can and we are pleased to reduce our rate if you buy it. We do not accept cancellations or exchanges for any reason outdoor the 60 day cancellation period. Please be aware of this especially during hurricane season.

How to Save Money on Your Rental

  • Find the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many tourism bureaus will send printed tourism guide books with savings for accommodations, dining and attractions. Be on the lookout for these publications and promotional books, since this allows vacationers to discover the very same attractions at a substantial discounted.
  • Are you willing to modify your travel dates? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of maximum pricing.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may be qualified for special discounts. Be sure to confirm with vacation rental company to see if your vacationing crew qualifies for a price reduction.
  • Is there a specific activity you are most getting excited about during your stay? If there's a specific Charleston area atteaction you simply love, keep an eye out for properties that cater especially to your needs.
  • Management companies and individual rental owners often offer their guests an option to obtain trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for any days missed a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected hotel stay or additional gasoline. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .

The Rental Process

Newcomers tend to be shocked at the number and wide variety of short-term vacation rentals available in the Charleston area area. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rental properties available makes it possible to find an suitable getaway to fit their Charleston area group, from quiet condominiums to massive event homes with several bedrooms.

Virtually all rentals in Charleston area are privately operated and many are represented by established local property management companies. Property management companies leverage scale, systems and practical experience to provide effortless operational administration on behalf of the property owner..

Seasoned Charleston area vacationers have discovered a few tips and tricks throughout the years when it comes to renting rentals, however many novices will be happy to know that many of these "techniques" are in plain sight, if you understand where to search.

Finding and reserving the best rental home:

Before you book "(A3)StepsAway Historic Charm + Modern Luxury, 1 block to King St, Porch and Parking", read through our brief collection of considerations.

The Sooner, The Better

Like many popular vacation spots, In Charleston area the best rental homes are booked very early. Booking your rental 6-12 months before your travel dates is recommended, whenever possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and book your vacation home..

Find your Spot and Determine Dates

Oftentimes, the toughest part of planning your vacation is choosing where to go, and when. Once the big decisions are tackled, everything else is simplier and easier.

Choose a Size

Establish who is going, and just how many/what type of bedroom configuration you need to have. Remember that most properties list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living room. You will need to determine what is suitable for your company. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually accessible online. Otherwise, email or call the property manager before you reserve the home.

What Are You Prepared to Shell out?

The majority of rental homes are marketed with a cost range. Confirm the cost for your desired week. It could be at the top end of the range. If several individuals or family members are sharing the cost, check that everybody understands their obligations and has agreed to a maximum they are willing to contribute. Most rental agreements call for a single individual to be liable for the entire reservation.

Its All About Amenities

What amenities is your family looking for? Do you only want a property with a swimming pool, spa or beach volleyball court? Will the unit need to be beachfront, in the downtown area, or in close proximity to night life? Are items like beach chairs, barbecue grills, beach umbrellas, carts or coolers at your disposal and included with your rental home charge? Create a list of priority features to facilitate filter your search.

Accessibility and Special Factors to consider

Appropriate accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. Make certain to remember and inquire about wheel chair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..

Take the Dog

Remember to include your companion! Although a number of vacation homes allow pets or animals, guidelines and costs vary per property. Type of pet, size and breeds may be limited. Study your contract thoroughly! Additional fees or costs may be applied to your agreement. Ask questions *before* you reserve!

Start the Search

Several internet resources exist to match clients with property owners.. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Charleston area local rental homes" for local property management companies. Local companies will have a unique selection of rental properties daily and weekly.

Negotiate the Price

Re-read the description to ensure the rental has everything that you need. If lacking, the rental home management company may know of similar properties that fit your style and budget..

Although not true for all properties, many rental owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If they are unwilling to budge on a highly-desirable trip, try asking for an additional night. Negotiating rates is more effective throughout the off-season when many rentals sit vacant.

Go Through The Contract

You'll want to know which services are included:

  • Power bills
  • WIFI Access
  • Telephone service
  • Pool Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance policies
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Space

In addition to the standard rate, guests have to pay local taxes when booking "(A3)StepsAway Historic Charm + Modern Luxury, 1 block to King St, Porch and Parking", along with various other fees which may be required based upon their circumstances, including a dog fee, early check-in or late check-out fee, or a pool heat fee for private pool usage during the fall or spring months.

Cancellations Happen

Cancellation policies are different for each vacation rental. Many rental contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which normally costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of your standard rental cost, provides guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any days missed resulting from personal medical-related emergencies or storms, in addition to hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unforeseen motel stay or extra gas.

Reserve It

When you think you've found "the one", begin the booking process. You'll likely have to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Know Who to Call

Be sure you get the property manager's contact number and entry/exit procedures for your rental home. We recommend storing the contact's information in your smartphone and wallet.

Congrats! All that is left is enjoying your visit!

During your Stay

  • To ensure that no damages are linked to your stay, make a record of any problem areas of the property. Contact the rental manager right away to report your findings. If there is a dispute about legal responsibility later, having the recorded problems and contact attempts will be helpful.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a fireplace, Television set or jacuzzi. Contact your property manager. They are there to help. A brief phone call prevents many problems.
  • Don't forget to respect your neighbors. Often times, adjacent homes are filled by permanent residents. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking regulations can make a stay significantly more pleasurable.
  • Ask a local. Locals can frequently point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order the best nachos, have a great night out, or the best areas for night life?
  • Ensure you protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental locked up when you are away, just like you would at home.

At the end of your stay

  • Double-check every room of the rental property to make sure that you've packed all belongings.
  • Please make sure to walk through the rental one final time and look for property damage. We suggest walking through with the property manager whenever you can (often this isn't possible).. If the property manager is not available, ensure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you have a great time? Many rental home management companies and rental search sites make it easy for travellers to provide feedback. If your property and/or property manager was terrific, they will likely appreciate your praise. If anything was disagreeable and they failed to correct it in a reasonable manner, or if the vacation rental wasn't as described, you'll want to make it a point as part of your feedback.

Use Your Experience

Hold a meeting with your traveling companions. Did everyone have a great time? With some luck everything was perfect and you are happy to reserve the property for next year. Otherwise, you've gained invaluable experience to aid with the next search.

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