• As low as $61/Week
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Books
  • Games
  • Air conditioning
  • Beach towels
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cycling nearby
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Deck or patio
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • First aid kit
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In the city center
  • Internet access
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Marina nearby
  • Microwave
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • No pets allowed
  • Oven
  • Property does not allow children
  • Refrigerator
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Soap
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Swimming nearby
  • Toaster
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Travel crib
  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Windsurfing nearby

About this Property

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 roomy bathroom with tiled shower, and a completely-equipped kitchen/sitting room with eating area and full-sized couch bed. The Cookhouse features a beautiful, 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 extravagant option located in Charleston’s Garden District just off Wragg Mall with its live oaks and fountain, and within painless 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 magnificent hospitality. Our Cookhouse unit provides simple access to pristine beaches (15 mins. for Sullivan's Island and 20 to Folly Beach), historic river plantations (30 mins.), gorgeous, 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.

Tips to Save Money on your Rental

  • Many rental managers and vacation properties supply Charleston area area travel discount guides which feature deals, either offered independently by local companies, or via a relationship between the property manager and the vendor itself. These guides can provide an excellent start to your rental search.
  • Are you willing to alter your trip dates? Off-peak times offer tremendous deals.
  • Are you a military veteran? Many management companies provide price cuts to vets and active-duty servicemembers. Make sure to confirm with property owner to see if your visiting group is eligible for a discounted price.
  • Some homes are primarily suited for specific groups of guests. Large event homes are perfect for weddings, wedding parties and corporate escapes. Some properties appeal to wildlife enthusiasts. Other homes are positioned close to music venues. You will definitely get the most value from a rental which most closely suits your ideal holiday setting, regardless if it costs a bit more.
  • Think about getting trip insurance along with your leasing contract. Trip insurance, which generally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base rental cost, provides guests reimbursement of their trip expenses for any days missed a result of medical emergencies or hurricanes, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unanticipated hotel stay or extra gasoline.

How to Book a Rental Home

Some people are shocked to discover how many vacation rentals are offered in their area of interest. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rentals available makes it possible to find an suitable getaway to suit their Charleston area crew, from peaceful condominiums to gigantic event homes with several bedrooms.

The majority of vacation homes in Charleston area are privately operated and many are represented by experienced local rental management agencies. Rental owners typically select management companies to manage marketing and advertising, housekeeping and regular maintenance.

Here are some ideas and methods to help you understand the rental home search and booking process.

Searching for and booking the best rental home:

Before you book "Historic Cookhouse One Bedroom Apartment in Garden District", review our brief list of considerations.

Start Your Search Early

Like many renowned vacation spots, In Charleston area the best rental homes are booked very early. For the best selection, begin your planning and search Six-12 months before your vacation. Many households prefer to begin their search during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve holiday gatherings.

Select a Community and Time

Begin by figuring out which specific area of Charleston area you'd like to visit, and the choose travel dates.

Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter

Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Keep in mind that a lot of rentals list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living room space. You will need to figure out what is suitable for your family. Most vacation home listings will outline each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattresses.

Commit to a Budget

Many rentals are advertised with a cost range. Confirm the rate for your preferred week. It could be at the high end of the range. If several groups or relatives are sharing the cost, ensure each party understands their responsibilities and has approved a maximum they are prepared to contribute. A single member of your party will have to be in charge of collecting contributions and acknowledging responsibility for the whole rental payment at time of reservation.

Let's Talk Amenities

What amenities is the family interested in? Is a screened deck a necessity? Do you wish to be away from it all, or near civilization? Are extras like beach chairs, barbecue grills, beach umbrellas, carts or coolers at your disposal and included in your rental home fee? Gather a list of prioritized "necessities and desires" from your company to help filter your search to the most appropriate property.

Accessibility and Special Considerations

Do some members of your party have specific needs? Make sure that you remember and ask about wheel chair accessibility, pool lifts and specialized equipment requirements..

Go ahead and Take the Dog

Don't forget to include your companion! Even though a number of rentals permit dogs and cats, rules and fees vary per property. Examine your agreement thoroughly! Additional fees or deposits may be applied to your contract.

Its Time to Search

Several websites exist to match clients with rental owners.. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Charleston area local rentals" for local rental management companies. Local vacation home management companies pride themselves on a first-class vacation experience.

Negotiate the Price

When you have identified your dream rental, double check to make sure your travel dates are available.

Although not true for all properties, many property owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If they are unwilling to budge on a peak-season week, try getting an additional night. Off-peak weeks will be negotiable more often than peak-season..

Read through the Entire Contract

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

  • Utility bills
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Telephone service
  • Pool Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Cleaning Fees
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance policies
  • Key exchange
  • Parking Fees

Make sure your price includes all state taxes and fees.

Cancellations Happen

Be sure to are familiar with the cancellation policy before reserving. You'll probably be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance safeguards the renter against emergencies and weather events, It provides reassurance should disaster strike.

Book It

When everything seems correct, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. You'll probably have to submit a security deposit at time of booking.

Keep Your Property Manager's Information

Be sure you get the property manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental. We recommend saving the contact's information in your smart phone and wallet.

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

During your Stay

  • Record the condition of the rental home immediately upon arrival. If you discover property damage, or if fixes are needed contact the property manager straight away. This may prevent disagreements during check out.
  • When there's any ambiguity about parking, rules of the property, house access, swimming pool functions, etc... we suggest you ask the property manager promptly. A phone call can save several hours of difficulties.
  • Remember to respect your neighbors. Often, surrounding properties are lived in by permanent locals. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a stay a lot more enjoyable.
  • Ask a local. Local people may point you in the right direction.
  • Enjoy your stay! Make sure to protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental home locked up when you are away, exactly like you would at home.

Check Out Time

  • Double-check every room of the vacation property to make sure you've packed all valuables.
  • Be sure to walk through the rental home one last time and look for property damage. If possible, do this walk-out review with the property manager present. If the property manager is not available, you'll want to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How do you feel about your choice? Many rental home management companies and rental home sites make it easy for travellers to give feedback. If your vacation rental and/or property manager was great, they will appreciate your compliments. If something was wrong and they did not fix it in a practical manner, or if the rental wasn't as described, you may want to make it a point in your feedback.

Learn from your Experience

Hold a vacation recap meeting with your travel companions. Did they enjoy their vacation? Hopefully everything turned out to be wonderful and you are excited to re-book the property for next season. Maybe the rental was not ideal, and you'll better recognize how to perfect your search for the next trip.

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