- As low as $61/Night
- 1 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
- Air conditioning
- Bathtub or shower
- Beach towels
- Bed sheets provided
- Birdwatching nearby
- Coffee/tea maker
- Cycling nearby
- Deadbolt lock
- Dining table
- Electric kettle
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Fishing nearby
- Fitness facilities nearby
- Golf nearby
- Hair dryer
- Housekeeping (on request)
- In the city center
- Internet access
- Iron/ironing board
- Living room
- Marina nearby
- Near a hospital
- Near outlet shopping
- No pets allowed
- Onsite parking
- Onsite parking includes off-street options
- Sailing nearby
- Smoke detector
- Smoke-free property
- Sofa bed
- Swimming nearby
- Toilet paper
- Towels provided
- Travel crib
- TV with cable/satellite service
- Washing machine and dryer
- Windsurfing nearby
About this Property
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- Approximately 600 square feet
Looking for a unique experience at a historic property for your extended stay in downtown Charleston? Our Cookhouse suite is the ideal getaway. Our professionally-decorated Cookhouse unit, located on the 2nd floor, accommodates 2-4 persons, has a private bedroom with a queen-size reproduction historic rice bed, two non-working fireplaces, accent antiques (including a highboy), a cavernous bathroom with tiled shower, and a completely-equipped kitchen/sitting room with eating area and full-sized couch bed. The Cookhouse features a handsome, professionally-designed shared patio and garden and off-street parking for 1-2 guest cars.
Your hosts previously operated a seasonal inn in a restored 1760 country home in West Cork, Ireland for over twenty years. We also have a licensed short-term Cookhouse unit downstairs (see Vacation Rental By Owner #418787).
Our Cookhouse unit is a charming and chic option located in Charleston’s Garden District just off Wragg Mall with its live oaks and fountain, and within simple walking distance to the Charleston Museum, Marion Square’s Farmers and Crafts Market, the Gaillard Center, Charleston Music Hall, the historic Aiken-Rhett and Joseph Manigault House Museums, the aquarium, the Ft. Sumter ferry, the King Street shopping district, the College of Charleston, and the vibrant cuisine/entertainment district on Upper King.
Charleston is full of history, appeal and marvelous hospitality. Our Cookhouse unit provides painless access to pristine beaches (15 mins. for Sullivan's Island and 20 to Folly Beach), historic river plantations (30 mins.), pretty, highly diverse cuisine, and accepts you to just relax, read, nibble and imbibe your favorite beverages in the garden.
The 1814 Cookhouse is llustrated in Bernard Herman’s Townhouse: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City 1780-1830 (2005) and was freshly restored and has been designated as a "certified rehabilitation" project by the National Park Service. The Cookhouse restoration received a esteemed preservation award and was also featured in Period Homes magazine (Vol. 14, No. 6, Nov. 2013), a copy of which is availabe in the unit. The Cookhouse restoration followed the award-winning restoration of the main John Robinson House, a historically significant Federal double home (1814) constructed by the wealthy merchant who later constructed the adjacent urban plantation known as The Aiken-Rhett House.
About the Area
Located in Charleston, this apartment is in the city center. Upper King Design District and Shops at Charleston Place are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park and Marion Square. Charleston Museum and South Carolina Aquarium are also worth visiting. Windsurfing, sailing, and fishing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cycling nearby.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
- Pets not allowed
How to book the best Charleston rental experience:
Finding your perfect rental home:
- To get the best value, consider changing your family's Charleston area trip dates to the Spring or Fall shoulder seasons. May, September, and even October offer pleasant temperatures, , and reduced traffic. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook the holidays for a Charleston area vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday near the ocean? Thanksgiving and Christmas are great times to gather with loved ones at the beach.
- The sooner your group can reserve a vacation rental, the easier your search will be. The most desirable properties are booked early. Booking your rental property up to 12 months before your travel dates is recommended. Holiday gatherings are excellent times to plan and book your rental home.
- Some property management companies offer discounts or promotional rates for veterans and active duty military. Remember to ask your host or property manager if discounts are available for your family before you book.
- Property managers frequently offer customers an option to obtain trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which costs between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any missed trip time as a result of personal medical-related catastrophes or weather, as well as ensuing additional evacuation charges, such as an unanticipated hotel or extra gasoline expenses. Trip insurance can be a a bank account-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for additional information.
- Often, property management companies supply Charleston area area visitor guide magazines that include money-saving deals, either offered independently by local businesses, or by way of a relationship between the rental management company and the business itself. You can also find Charleston area area magazine and coupon books at local shops and grocery stores.
How to choose and book your prefectvacation home:
- To start, have your family agree to dates and a spending budget.
- Note the number bedrooms and the configuration your family needs. Historic Cookhouse One Bedroom Apartment in Garden District has 1 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms.
- Specific information regarding bedrooms and bed sizes & counts is almost always accessible online. If not, reach out to the property management company before you reserve the home. Remember that most listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes pull-out couches. You'll need to work out what is suitable for your vacation family.
- Visiting for a specific attraction or event? Use a map search to find nearby properties.
- Suitable accessibility amenities can make or ruin a vacation for persons with a disability. Remember to confirm all required amenities are included before booking
- Are you bringing the family pet? Many vacation homes allow animals, but guidelines and restrictions apply. Type of pet, size and breeds may be limited. Make sure to ask before booking, and study your rental agreement! Additional fees or applied to your contract.
More considerations for your visit:
- Be sure you get the property manager's contact number and arrival/departure procedures for your rental property. We recommend storing the manager's contact information in your smartphone.
- At Check-in, note any issues with the property and immediately contact the host. Keep records of all correspondence in case a dispute arises.
- Ask questions. You may want instructions for a garage door opener, elevator or coffee maker. Contact your property manager. They are there to help! A brief text message prevents quite a few difficulties.
- Don't forget to respect your neighbors. Often times, surrounding homes are occupied by local residents. Respecting late-night noise limits and parking regulations reduces conflict and allows everyone to enjoy their day.
- Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local resident! Locals can frequently point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to grab the best tacos, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for fishing?
- Ensure you protect the owner (and your stuff!) by locking the property when you are gone, just like you would back home.
- Don't leave anything behind! Before you drive away, take a walk through the rental property to reconfirm you've collected all belongings. Check bathrooms, garages, and back yards for hidden belongings. Remove everything from the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
- Record a video to document the condition of the property.
- Remember to leave feedback! Property owners rely on great ratings to inspire new reservations. They'll be grateful for your review. Alternatively, if something went wrong, other vacationing families will be thankful you shared your experience and help them have the best future vacation. Please be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the owner could control the issue, and if so, whether they responded expeditiously to fix it.
- Charleston Museum - 0.1 miles
- Joseph Manigault House - 0.2 miles
- William Aiken House - 0.3 miles
- Marion Square - 0.3 miles
- Fort Sumter - 0.5 miles
- South Carolina Aquarium Charleston - 0.5 miles
- Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim - 0.7 miles
- City Market - 0.8 miles