• As low as $167/Night
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
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General Features

  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Carbon monoxide detector installed (host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Desk
  • Dishwasher
  • English
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In the city center
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Microwave
  • No pets allowed
  • Office
  • Onsite parking
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Unit size: 908 sq ft (84 sq m)
  • WiFi available

About this Property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Apartment
  • Approximately 908 square feet

Summary:
The Charleston Gem is an absolute treasure; it is located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, and within painless walking distance of the stores and eateries on King Street, the City Market, Colonial Lake, museums, art galleries, and the Battery. The property is listed in the esteemed National Register of Historic Places. The guest home was first mentioned in a sale in 1775, which means it predates that!

The Space:
Dr. Glover purchased the property in 1825 and constructed the enormous main home, which is considered one of Charleston’s best examples of Italianate architecture. It is comfortable and cozy with original wood floors and new tiles. 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. The apartment, which can accommodate four people, is decorated in a traditional English style. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a full bed and the other with two twin beds. There is a comfortable sitting room with a T.V., a entirely equipped kitchen, and a full bathroom. The sunny dining room overlooks a private garden, which is not accessible to guests.
Conveniences include washer drier, iron and ironing board, Wi-Fi, coffeemaker, off street parking, and heating and air conditioning.
There is a portable dehumidifier to battle the humidity. Please empty the dehumidifier as needed, and do not lower the air conditioning thermostat settings below 68, as this increases the humidity causing condensation. There is a pharmacy only a three-min. walk, and the Medical University of South Carolina is a fifteen-min. walk away.

Guest Access:
The apartment is on the ground floor of what was originally the kitchen home and is part of an estate. Charleston is a walking city and we are within 20 mins. of everywhere. Guests should park at the very back of the building and are requested not to block anyone in.

The Neighborhood:
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 finest. Located in the historic Harleston Village, walking distances to The College of Charleston and it's pretty campus. Colonial Lake is just two blocks from our door step and can be a elegant 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.

Getting Around:
Charleston is a very walkable city, and this property is located a short distance to just about everything on the peninsula. The Carta DASH is a complimentary shuttle that can be caught along King Street and Broad Street, and travels a loop to the Market, the Museums on Meeting Steet and shopping and dining along Upper King Street.

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, Chico's and all the other fine stores. For jewelry I recommend Joint Venture which has astounding estate pieces and Crogan's which has handsome gifts as well as charming jewelry (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 the Second Sunday of every month, King street becomes pedestrianized and is very nice to discover and shop!

Interaction with Guests:
Our knowledgeable front desk associates are happy to give recommendations! You can't go wrong as we are spoiled here :) My favorite spots are Cru Cafe on Anson Street, O-Ku and Indaco on King, Blind Tiger and Oak on Broad, 82Queen, the Watch at the Restoration Hotel on Wentworth is great for a drink and light meal and has an extraordinary view, the Grandiose Bohemian is marvelous and the food and drinks are marvelous.

About the Area

Located in Charleston, this apartment is in the city center. Charleston City Market and Charleston Tanger Outlets are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Waterfront Park and Riverfront Park. Check out an event or a game at North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center, and consider making time for South Carolina Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed.

Special Instructions

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed

Tips to get the perfect Charleston area vacation rental experience:

Finding your perfect rental home:

  • June, July, and August are high season in Charleston. Reserving a rental home in the Fall or Spring is one of our best tips for saving money on your vacation home. Rental rates are lower, and you'll find a better selection of desirable properties. Many vacationers use this method to find larger homes within budget, or to reserve a beach front vacation rental that would otherwise be unavailable during June, July, and August.
  • The earlier your group can book a vacation home, the easier your search will be. The best properties are booked very early. Reserving your rental property up to twelve months before your vacation is recommended. Holiday gatherings are excellent times to search for and reserve your rental property.
  • Property managers sometimes offer discounts for veterans and active duty military. Remember to ask your host or property manager if special offers are available for your group.
  • Property management companies often offer guests an option to purchase vacation insurance protection. Trip insurance, which normally costs 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 hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected hotel overnight or additional fuel expenses. Trip insurance can be a a life-saver if the unforeseen happens. Ask your property manager for program terms and fees.
  • Often, property management companies supply Charleston area area visitors guides which often include money-saving deals, either offered independently by local companies, or through a relationship between the rental management company and the business itself. You can also find visitors guide and coupon books at local gas stations and shopping centers.

Planning and choosing a perfectvacation home:

  • Choose a designated group leader, choose your vacation week, and select a maximum budget.
  • Determine how many beds and the bed configuration your group needs. Historic Charleston Gem has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms.
  • Specific information about bedrooms and bed counts is usually accessible on booking pages. If you don't see them listed, reach out to the host before you reserve the rental. Note that most properties list the max. guest capacity, which oftentimes includes pull-out couches.
  • Visiting for a single attraction or event? If so, use a map search to locate nearby properties.
  • Suitable accessibility can make or break a vacation for those with limited mobility. Confirm all necessary amenities are available and included before booking
  • If your group is vacationing with pets, you must reserve a pet-friendly property. Request information on breed, size, and type requirements. Usually, property owners require additional pet deposits and fees.

More considerations for your visit:

  • Review check in & check out procedures before traveling. Add a note with the directions to your smartphone, and take a printed copy.
  • Record any issues with the property upon arrival, and immediately contact the host. We especially recommend e-mails and text messages, as they usually contain built-in time stamps that are valuable if a dispute is filed.
  • Hosts are available to help! Don't be shy to ask any questions during your stay.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like loud vacationers disrupting your peace and quiet. Employ the golden rule for best judgement. Happy residents may even recommend great beaches and attractions you would have never otherwise known about!
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local resident! Locals can frequently point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order the best nachos, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for bird watching?
  • Keep the property locked while you're away! Don't let crooks ruin your trip.
  • Don't leave anything behind! Just before departing, walk through the rental to make sure you've collected all personal items. Remember to check closets, dressers, garages, and bathrooms for hidden treasure. Remove everything from the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
  • Record a video to document the condition of the property.
  • After your trip, leave a review! Property owners rely on good feedback to propel future bookings. They'll be thankful for your review. Alternatively, if something went wrong, other families will be thankful you shared your feedback find their best rental home. Please be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the host could control the issue, and if so, whether they responded expeditiously to remedy it.

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