• As low as $188/Night
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 5
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About this Property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Apartment
  • Non-smoking property
  • Pets welcome (restrictions apply)
  • No children allowed

Summary:
This Hidden Gem is exquisitely decorated, and located in Charleston's Harleston Village. This is the ideal location for Historic Charleston's Tour of Homes March-April and The Spoleto Festival USA May-June. Off-street parking available. Close to all amenities, and within walking distance of stores, art galleries, eateries, bars, museums, churches, Colonial Lake, the Battery. We are a short 20 -30-min. drive to the beaches and historic plantations.

The Space:
The Historic Gem was constructed in 1820 and is the dependency of a historic mansion which is over 250 years old and was the Italian Consulate in the early twentieth century. We are accredited on the National Register as a historic home. It is comfortable and cozy with original wood floors and new tiles. The beds have cotton sheets, there are two pillows on each bed and bath towels supplied. Charleston has been repeatedly voted the friendliest and politest city in America and has been welcoming and entertaining guests for nearly three hundred years. Come and experience genteel Southern Hospitality at its best. Please do not re-arrange the decor, the furnishings, photos, flowers, mirrors, objects or curtains, or drink wine in bed. If you accidentally damage or spill something please let us know immediately so that we can take care of it. We would be grateful if you place the bedspreads on a chair if you are not using them on the bed. You are on vacation, you do not need to make up or strip the beds before your departure. We want you to be comfortable and happy. The owners live on the premises and are friendly and adore meeting guests. Due to allergies, we cannot accommodate any animals.

Guest Access:
The apartment is on the ground floor of what was originally the servants quarters and kitchen home and is part of an estate. Charleston is a walking city and we are within 20 mins. of everywhere. The owners live on the premises and guests are welcome to see the old home and join them on the piazza/veranda for a glass of wine or sherry; upon request. Guests should park at the very back of the building and are requested not to block anyone in. Please do not enter the garden as it is unkempt.

The Neighborhood:
Located in the historic Harleston Village. In walking distances to The College of Charleston and it's handsome campus. Colonial Lake is just two blocks from our door step and can be a charming walk at sunset or sunrise. There is a playground attached to the lake, for the kiddos. I recommend renting bicycles, taking a carriage tour and the walking tours. You can really get a sense of the peninsula and its history.

Other Things to Note:
Charleston is a formal city and locals savor dressing up, I therefore suggest you bring a formal outfit as well as your casual clothing. Or you can go shopping at Brooks Brother, Saint Johns, Gucci, Chicos and all the other fine stores. For jewelry I recommend Joint Venture which has phenomenal estate pieces and Crogans which has handsome gifts as well as handsome jewellery (and you can purchase the alluring a palmetto bug broach or necklace) both are on King Street. There is a farmers market on Marion Square on Saturday. On Second Sunday King street becomes pedestrianized and is very nice.

Interaction with Guests:
Our knowledgeable front desk associates is happy to give recommendations! You can't go wrong as we are spoiled here :) My favorite spots are Cru Cafe on Anson Street, OKU and Indaco on King, Blind Tiger and Oak on Broad, the Thoroughbred Club in the Belmont (finest She Crab soup), the Watch at the Restoration Hotel on Wentworth is great for a drink and light meal and has an gorgeous view, the Grandiose Bohemian is marvelous and the food and drinks are awesome.

About the Area

Located in Charleston, this apartment is in the city center. Gibbes Museum of Art and Charleston Gaillard Center are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Charleston City Market and Upper King Design District. Charleston Museum and South Carolina Aquarium are also worth visiting.

Special Instructions

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed

Strategies to get the perfect vacation home experience:

Money saving strategies:

  • Reserve your vacation rental as soon as possible. Rental schedules usually become available a year in advance (or in September just after the Summer season ends). Many groups reserve their Summer vacations during Christmas and Thanksgiving gatherings. Reserve before these holidays for best selection.
  • To find the best value, consider changing your family's Charleston area trip dates to the Spring or Fall seasons. May, September, and October offer warmer temperatures, fewer crowds, and greatly reduced traffic.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may be qualified for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective host whether your vacationing group qualifies for a reduced rate.
  • Property managers usually offer renters an option to purchase trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which commonly will cost anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for missed time as a result of medical-related catastrophes or weather disasters, as well as ensuing additional evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated hotel stay or additional gasoline expenses. Trip insurance can be a a welcome relief if the unforeseen occurs. Ask the property owner for more information.
  • Look for your local Charleston area area magazine when you arrive at the rental property. If your rental home doesn't have one, you can find them at local grocery stores, shopping centers, and visitor centers. In addition to great local articles, visitors guide magazines have deals for local accommodations, restaurants and tours.

How to choose the best rental in Charleston:

  • Select a group leader, select your vacation week, and select a max budget.
  • Determine how many beds and the bed configuration your group requires. Historic Charleston Gem has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our Charleston area vacation rental search.
  • Precise descriptions of bedrooms and bed counts & types is almost always accessible on booking pages. If they are not listed, email or call the property management company before booking your rental. Remember that most properties list the maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds. You'll need to establish what bed configuration is suitable for your group.
  • Are you traveling with furry, four-legged family members? Many vacation homes allow animals, but guidelines and restrictions apply. Type of pet, size and breeds may be limited. Remember to ask your host before booking, and study your rental agreement! Additional pet fees or charges might be applied to your contract.
  • If there's a particular Charleston area destination you simply love, browse rentals that are either near by, or those that cater to your desires.
  • Proper accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for guests that require the use of a wheelchair. .

Know before you go:

  • Add the property manager's contact information to your smartphone. Take a copy of check in/check out procedures.
  • Property managers are great sources of help! Feel free to ask questions during your stay.
  • Lock your vacation home while you are away. Protect the owner's property and your things!
  • To make sure damages are not attributed to your visit, inspect the rental for any problem areas during arrival. message the property manager immediately to document any damages. If there is a dispute, having the recorded concerns and contact attempts will be helpful.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like unpleasant vacationers bothering your peaceful home. Practice the golden rule for common sense. If they like you, locals might even recommend great restaurants and places you would've never otherwise known about!
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local! Neighbors can typically point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to get the best seafood, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for fine dining?
  • Double-check every room of the vacation property to make sure that you've packed everything at check-out. Re-check garages, decks, and cabinets for hidden treasure. Clean the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
  • Inspect the property a final time and look for any damage. We advise walking through with the property manager whenever you can. If the host is not available, ensure that you take video of the rental to record its condition.
  • Leave feedback! Hosts rely on great ratings to drive more bookings. They'll be grateful for your feedback. Alternatively, if something wasn't as described, other vacationing families will appreciate that you share your review and help them have the best future vacation. Please be fair with your feedback If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the host had any control over the issue, and if so, whether they responded expeditiously to fix it.

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