• As low as $188/Night
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 5
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General Features

  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • English
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In the city center
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Microwave
  • No pets allowed
  • Office
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Sleeps 5
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stovetop
  • Towels provided
  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • WiFi available

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 included. 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 splendid 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 appreciate 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 marvelous estate pieces and Crogans which has pretty gifts as well as beautiful jewellery (and you can purchase the gorgeous 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 striking view, the Grandiose Bohemian is awesome and the food and drinks are exceptional.

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 Shops at Charleston Place. 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 Charleston area rental experience:

Money saving strategies:

  • In the Charleston area area, The sooner your group can book a rental home, the better your selection will be. The most desirable rental homes are reserved early. Booking your rental property 6-12 months before your vacation is recommended. Holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving are excellent times to plan and reserve your rental property.
  • Summertime is high season in the Charleston area area. To get the best value, change your vacation to the Spring or Fall shoulder seasons. May, September, and even October offer excellent temperatures, fewer crowds, and reduced traffic.
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military members may be qualified for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property manager whether your vacationing group qualifies for a special rate.
  • Property managers frequently offer customers an option to obtain trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually will cost between 1% - 5% of the base reservation price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any missed trip time as a result of personal medical-related catastrophes or weather, as well as evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated hotel or extra fuel expenses. Trip insurance might be a a life-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for additional information.
  • Find a copy of your local Charleston area area magazine upon checking in. If your rental property doesn't have one, you can find them at local grocery stores and visitor centers. In addition to great articles, travel guide magazines have coupons for nearby restaurants, attractions, and tours.

Selecting the best vacation rental in Charleston:

  • Select dates and max budget.
  • Decide how many bedrooms and the bed configuration your group needs. Historic Charleston Gem has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our search.
  • Specific information regarding bedrooms and bed counts & types is generally accessible on booking pages. If not, reach out to the property manager before you reserve the vacation property. Remember that most property listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in living rooms.
  • Some rental properties allow pets, but others do not. Acceptable types of pet, size and breeds may be restricted, and added fees may apply. Ask the host about pets before booking.
  • Is your family looking for particular amenities? Most rental search websites include search filters with amenity lists.
  • Appropriate accessibility amenities can make or ruin a vacation for those with limited mobility. Remember to confirm all required amenities are available and included before booking

Considerations for your stay:

  • Take a copy of the owner's contact number and arrival/departure procedures for your . Put the manager's contact information in your smartphone and wallet.
  • Hosts are available to help! Feel free to ask any questions during your stay.
  • Lock your rental property while you're gone! Don't let crooks ruin your family vacation.
  • To make sure that damages are not attributed to your family's stay, make a record of any problem areas when you arrive. Get in touch with the property manager right away to relay any issues. If there is a dispute about legal responsibility later, having a record of concerns and contact attempts will be valuable.
  • Be respectful of your neighbors. Often times, nearby homes are filled by permanent residents. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking rules reduces conflict and allows everyone to enjoy their day.
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local resident! Residents can frequently help you find the best spots in town. Who better to ask where to order delicious takeout, have a great night out, or the best spots for bird watching?
  • Re-check the rental property to make sure that you've packed all of your belongings on check-out day. Check dressers, closets, and bathrooms for hidden treasure. Remove everything from the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
  • Inspect the property one final time and keep an eye out for any damage. We suggest walking through with the host whenever possible. If the property manager is not available, take video and pictures of the rental to record its condition.
  • Leave feedback! Hosts rely on good feedback to propel new bookings. They'll be grateful for your feedback. Alternatively, if something wasn't right, other families will be thankful you shared your experience find their best vacation home. Be fair with your review. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the owner could control the issue, and if so, whether they responded quickly to remedy it.

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