• As low as $451/Week
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Books
  • Games
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access
  • Balcony
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Books
  • Car recommended
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • English
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Games
  • Hair dryer
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Heating
  • In the city center
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kitchen
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space)
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space)
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Motor boating
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near laundromat
  • No pets allowed
  • Oven
  • Power boating nearby
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate dining area
  • Sleeps 8
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Unit size: 1057 sq ft (98 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • WiFi available

About this Property

Welcome to (8D) Alexander Wilson House at St. Philip Square. We are nested in the heart of historic downtown Charleston - steps away from King Street (1 block) and Calhoun Street (.4 miles).

•3 Bedrooms
•1 king bed, 2 queens, 1 queen couch-sleeper
•2 Bathrooms with showers
•Brand new entirely supplied kitchen, granite counter
•Historic, high ceilings, wood floors
•Totally modernized, professionally designed
•Piazza with 6 chairs and tables
•Antique dining table can be set up, serves 6
•Groups @St Philip Square

The apartment is entered from the second floor piazza overlooking historic rooftops, set in the back, away from any street noise. The living/kitchen space combines a beautiful new kitchen that opens into a comfortable, impressive living room. It has a brand new West Elm queen couch sleeper with high end gel bed. There are two matching club chairs, one more chair, and an eating counter with stools. The granite counter opens onto the brand new kitchen with granite counter tops, all new stainless steel appliances (stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, sink and disposal, microwave) and a roomy pantry. Over the counter is a inch flat screen tv. Throughout the apartment you will appreciate the handsome wood floors.

The three designer BEDROOMS have full closets and chests of drawers and dressing tables, bedside tables and reading lamps. One bedroom has a new king bed and the other two rooms have new queen size beds. The two bathrooms are conveniently accessed and have new granite counters, new sinks and granite floors. Tucked into one bathroom is a stack washer/dryer

In one bedroom is a drop leaf antique mahogany table that can comfortably be set up for more formal dining in the living room and 6 alluring dining room chairs that complete the fashonable setting.

The piazza is a typical beautiful Charleston feature and helps give our guests a true sense of being a "Charlestonian". We have seating for 6 where you can savor your morning coffee or afternoon drink after exploring the cozy streets, stores and eateries.

There is complimentary PARKING for 1 car and, for a fee, parking for a second car.

On the first floor of this building is a freshly remodeled 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment and next door to these apartments is another Vacation Rental By Owner by the same owner with 3 bedrooms. The three units combine to make an ideal setting for a bigger group. The office of our property manager, Jamie, is in this building. She always receives rave reviews for her help in resolving your traveling issues. She will arrange your parking pass and can help you find a chef or book a fishing or sailing excursion. Just ask!

This apartment is fresh, cozy, comfortable and tasteful. It has been inspired by one of the best, authentic Charleston designers.

This gorgeous three bedroom completely refreshed apartment is appealingly located in the freshly designated legal "short term overlay" for legal short term rental in Charleston. Within the overlay, this property is in the southernmost part of that area which means it is as close as you can legally be to the South of Broad/Calhoun St historic districts without an owner present. Be sure to study the map because not all "historic" properties are so well located.

In addition, some properties in the overlay are new construction. When visiting historic Charleston, why would you want to stay in a new condo when you can stay in a "Carolopolis" award winning historic building which has been newly updated with all the modern amenities?

Slightly north of the College of Charleston on historic St. Philip Street this striking apartment is the ideal base to enjoy an enchanting Charleston experience. Charleston is like Rome, Italy in that most of the notable monuments and historic details are found in a fairly contained area. You can literally walk from the apartment to the southernmost extremes of the Historic District in under 30 mins.. This journey will take you through the Historic King Street District and the neighborhoods of Cannonborough, Elliottborough, Radcliffborough, Harleston Village and finally South of Broad until you reach the Battery itself.

Go east one block and you are on King Street, the home of designer stores, eclectic stores, antiques stores and a host of other fascinating stores as well as nationally acclaimed eateries. Upper King is the new center of Charleston's acclaimed restaurant and nighttime life. A recent survey of the "essential 18 Charleston Eateries" has seven of their eateries (Hominy Grille, Indago, The Grocery, The Macintosh, The Ordinary, Two Boroughs Larder, Xiao Bao Biscuit) within four blocks of the apartment.


This property of one of a group of properties called St Philip Square. It is possible to rent numerous properties if you have a wedding or corporate group or a family reunion. The other properties are: Vacation Rental By Owner #1351757 (2 bedroom, 2 bath in this same building); Vacation Rental By Owner #56755 (a stand alone bungalow next door with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths) and Vacation Rental By Owner #1446527 (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 doors away). We are also bringing on numerous more units (some bigger, some smaller) in the same area in the spring, so check back if you don’t find what meets your needs.
If you are visiting in Charleston and need to sleep from 2 to 72 people...in award winning historic properties...charmingly renovated with striking decor and parking, St Philip Square is your answer!

You need to look carefully to realize our location is noticeably closer to South of Broad, with 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 properties that sparkle with stunning remodel and appealing decor. We have a unique offering for wedding groups, family get-togethers, business retreats, friends traveling together, honeymooners, anniversary celebrants or families with children.

St Philip Square offers 8 properties 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 properties 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.

We strongly advise during the month of September particularly, and some into October that you purchase trip insurance. It is the peak of hurricane season in our area. The optional trip insurance offered through Vacation Rental By Owner would cover any weather related cancellation. We do not offer refunds or date changes for any reason outside the cancellation period.

How to get the best deal on your rental

  • Search for the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many official tourism bureaus offer printed guide books with special offers for rental properties, restaurants and tours. These guides can provide a good start to your rental home search.
  • Are your trip dates flexible? Shoulder seasons provide amazing prices.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the US Military may qualify for cost savings. Make sure to check with property manager to see if your travelling crew qualifies for a discount.
  • Some homes are particularly designed for particular groups of travellers. Event homes are perfect for weddings, receptions and corporate escapes. Some homes appeal to wildlife enthusiasts. Other homes are positioned close to music venues. Make sure that you prioritize your proximity to the adventures and tours you are most looking forward to.
  • Property management companies and individual rental owners frequently offer guests an opportunity to purchase trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which usually add between 1% - 5% of the basic vacation rental rate, provides buyers reimbursement of their travel expenses for any days missed as a result of medical emergencies or storms, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unplanned motel stay or additional fuel.

The Rental Process

Newcomers are likely to be surprised at the range and wide selection of weekly rentals available in the Charleston area area. With such a wide selection, renters are sure to select a vacation home that meets their wishes and spending budget.

Rentals are commonly owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Property management companies are popular with rental owners because they manage the marketing and operations..

Seasoned Charleston area vacationers have identified a few tips and tricks throughout the years with regards to renting rental properties, however most novices will be happy to realize that several "tricks" are in plain sight, if you recognize where to look.

How to find and reserve the best vacation rental:

Do you believe "(8D) Alexander Wilson House at St. Philip Square" is the perfect rental for your upcoming vacation? Read through this guide to ensure it fits your needs.

The Earlier, The Better

Like many trendy hot spots, In Charleston area the best rental homes are booked early. Reserving your rental home 6-12 months before your travel dates is usually recommended, when possible. A lot of visitors prefer to begin their search during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday gatherings.

Choose your Place and Vacation Week

Start by picking which specific area of Charleston area you want to explore, and the choose travel dates.

Just How Many Beds?

Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Remember that that a lot of homes list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living room. You will need to determine what is suitable for your group. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually accessible on the internet. If not, contact the property owner before you book.

Stay on a Budget

The majority of rental homes are advertised with a price range. Confirm the cost for your selected stay. It may be at the top end of the range. Ensure that you get cost-sharing commitments from company before booking a costly vacation property. Most of the time, one member of the group will be responsible for making the complete reservation and getting each family member's share.

Let's Talk Amenities

What amenities is your family looking for? Are you looking for a vacation property with outside kitchen? Are you more enthusiastic about a natural landscape or night life? Are bed linens included with the rental agreement, or do you need to take your own? Make a list of priority conveniences to facilitate narrow your search.

Accessibility and Special Circumstances

Optimal access could make or break a vacation for the less-mobile. Make certain to remember and ask about wheelchair access, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..

Paws-Friendly, Please

Are you or other people in the group visiting with a dog? Animals are welcome at a number of rentals, but policies differ. Type of animal, size and dog breeds can be controlled. Be sure you read descriptions and contracts carefully. Additional charges may apply when pets are added.

Best places to Search

When the area, time and guests are decided, search multiple resources for the best rental home selection. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Charleston area local rentals" for local property management companies. Local companies often times have an exclusive collection of rental properties daily and weekly.


Re-read the description to ensure that the vacation rental has everything that you need. If it is something is missing, the rental management company may know of similar properties that fit your wishes and budget..

While not true for all rental homes, many property owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. This is more effective during the off-peak season when many rentals sit vacant.

Study the Total Contract

Learn which of the following is included in your quoted rate:

  • Utilities
  • Internet
  • Long Distance Phone Service
  • Pool and hot tub heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning Fees
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Fees

In addition to the normal fee, guests will need to pay local taxes when renting "(8D) Alexander Wilson House at St. Philip Square", in addition to various other fees which might be mandatory depending on their circumstances, including an animal fee, early check-in or late check-out fee, or a pool heater fee for private pool usage during the fall or spring months.

Cancellations Happen

Cancellation policies vary for each vacation rental. Many rental home contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance safeguards the renter against emergencies and weather events, It gives comfort should disaster strike.

Complete the Booking

When everything seems correct, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. Do not forget that most rental agreements will require a considerable rental down payment and/or security deposit to protect the home owner.

Where to Get Assistance

Put the property manager's contact info into your cell phone and wallet for quick access to answers during your stay.

Congrats! All that is left is making the most of your visit!

During your Stay

  • Take pictures on your arrival. Record the condition of the rental home right away. If you find damage, or if repairs are required get in touch with the home manager right away.
  • You might need instructions for a fireplace, Television or spa. Call your rental manager. They are there to assist. A quick phone call helps prevent many head aches.
  • Be considerate of the neighborhood. Often times, neighboring residences are lived in by permanent locals. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a trip a little more pleasurable.
  • Ask a local. Local people may point you in the right direction.
  • Enjoy your stay! Remember to protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the vacation rental secured while you are away, exactly like you would at home.

Checking Out

  • Make sure that you've packed everything. Examine drawers, bath cabinets and cabinets.
  • Make sure to walk through the rental home one last time and check for damage. We recommend walking through with the property manager whenever feasible (this isn't always the case).. If the property owner is not available, make sure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you enjoy your vacation? Virtually all rental home websites ask for reviews after your stay . Owners and property managers will appreciate your positive recommendations. If anything went wrong, we suggest being pleasant but straightforward with regards to your rental experience. The best property owners and managers will try very hard to correct the situation.


Hold a vacation recap meeting with the members of your group. Did everybody have a great time? If everything was fantastic, next year's trip planning is going to be easy. If not, you have gained invaluable rental search experience that will help with the next search.

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