- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Baby Gate
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Children Welcome
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
- Deck / Patio
- Dining Area
- Dishes & Utensils
- DVD Player
- Emergency Exit Route
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Kit
- Hair Dryer
- Ice Maker
- Iron & Board
- Lawn / Garden
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Non Smoking Only
- Outdoor Lighting
- Pantry Items
- Pets Not Allowed
- Satellite / Cable
- Smoke Detectors
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Wireless Internet
About this Property
This is a phenomenal and unique opportunity to adore being able to experience Charleston more as a resident than a tourist. We are in a peaceful neighborhood and don't accept any events out of respect for our neighbors. You will relish the lovely piazza overlooking the garden and the Ashley River and the delightful interior spaces.
This is an authentic Charleston 'single-home' (c 1795) which means a Charleston home that is a single room in depth, designed to catch the sea winds. The builders of this unit were in the shipping work and a wharf was constructed into the river to accommodate the owner's ships. Unit taxes at that time were based on a front footage assessment and the typical single home was placed so that the narrow side of the home would be on the street side. This unit was an exception in that the long side of the home faces South Battery which made it even more accessible to the prevailing summer southwest winds. The two piazzas on the south side give a dual purpose: to give a calming place to savor the afternoon wind and sunsets and to give shade for the home itself from the afternoon sun.
On the main floor is an opulent dining room with polished hand made mahogany table, sideboard, and hunt-board. Just across the central hall is a less formal living room. It is furbished with appealing upholstered couch and chairs and accented with fine antiques including a mahogany chest, fold top desk, French farm table with 6 chairs and a impressive highboy. The new kitchen with stone counters, alluring light filled windows on three sides, all new appliances and amenities is accessed through two nine foot entrances from the living room. All of these rooms open onto the main floor piazza and offer amazing opportunities for family fun and entertaining. A gracious central stairway leads from the piazza to the huge and enchanting Charleston garden.
The next floor homes the two main bedrooms, baths and closets. The two sizable bedrooms with four poster mahogany King Bed in Master and Queen in Guest Room and adjoining bathrooms open onto the upper piazza overlooking the garden and Charleston Harbor.
The upper floor consists of two sizable dormer bedrooms with marvelous windows on the north and south sides. Between these rooms is a bath with a shower. All have windows including a spectacular expansive roof top view of the landscape below.
The garden is huge and appealing. The areas adjoining the home are terraced in old Charleston bricks and give marvelous area for containers of flowering plants. The planting in the main garden is a balanced mixture of evergreens which give shape, texture, and definition on a year round basis, and flowering shrubs and plants which give a bouquet of color and scent as the seasons evolve. In the center of the front garden is a shallow reflecting pool with an Italian fountain. The fountain is automatically lighted at nighttime and bathes the whole area with the ambiance of warm light and gurgling sounds. It is thoroughly private from the street and thoroughly enclosed and offers fabulous opportunities for entertaining or for children playing.
Very near prominent streets such as Church, Meeting, King and Legare Streets all are within very brief walking distances to the unit. White Point Gardens and the Harbor are within walking distance of the home. The home is in simple walking distance to the historic home museums, antique stores, art galleries, stores and famed eateries.
We also advise during the month of September particularly, and some into October that you buy the trip protection insurance because that is the peak hurricane season in our area. The optional trip insurance offered through Vacation Rental By Owner would cover any weather related cancellation. We do not offer refunds or date changes due to weather. Also please note that when renting now or making payment we prefer "e" check as it is complimentary for you and for us to use. If you choose the credit card option, then Vacation Rental By Owner/HomeAway charges 2.9% on all monies run through Credit and that fee will be taken from your security deposit before return of the deposit since we do offer a complimentary option. It is your choice. Please ask Jamie if you have any questions at all.
How to get the best deal on your rental
- Many rental managers and vacation rental houses supply Charleston area area traveller discount guides that feature promotions, either offered individually by local companies, or via a relationship between the management company and the local itself. These guides can provide an excellent start to your vacation rental search.
- Able to alter your travel dates? The off-peak seasons typically offer terrific rates on daily rentals.
- Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may qualify for price reductions. Make sure to ask property manager to see if your vacationing crew is eligible for a discounted price.
- Some rental homes are practically designed to serve particular clients, whether it's soundside units with weekly fishing pier passes, city-center homes with close access to shopping or waterfront homes that have private jetski launching areas. Be sure to prioritize your proximity to the activities and interesting attractions you are most interested in.
- Management companies and individual rental home owners often offer clients the opportunity to purchase trip insurance coverage. Trip insurance, which usually add anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic term rate, offers buyers reimbursement of their rental costs for any missed a result of medical-related emergencies or hurricanes, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unplanned motel stay or additional fuel. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens (heaven forbid!).
How to Book a Rental Home
First-timers are oftentimes surprised at the range and variety of short-term rentals available in the Charleston area area. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of international search sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.
The majority of vacation rentals in Charleston area are privately owned and many are represented by well-known local rental management agencies. Rental owners often choose management companies to facilitate promoting and marketing, housekeeping and repairs and maintenance.
Here are some tips and suggestions to help you navigate the rental home search and booking process.
Finding and reserving the perfect rental:
Before you start to book "Grand historic home, spacious, downtown, piazza and garden (Lic.#OP2018-00320)", review our short collection of considerations.
The Earlier You Begin, The Better The Selection
Like many renowned hot spots, In Charleston area the best rental homes are booked early. Booking your vacation property 6-12 months in advance is highly recommended, whenever possible. Many groups decide to start their search over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday gatherings.
Find your Spot and Establish Dates
Agreement can often be complicated among loved ones, but once this tricky part is finished everything will begin to slide in place.
How Many Beds?
Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Be mindful that a lot of vacation rentals list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living room. You'll need to determine what is acceptable for the party. Generally vacation home listings will describe each of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
Stick to a Budget
Does the preferred vacation property fit your budget during that choice Summer week? Make sure that you get cost-sharing commitments from friends and family well before reserving a pricey vacation property. Most of the time, a single member of the group will be liable for making the full reservation and collecting each family member's share.
Compose a list of "Preferences" and "Requirements"
What home features is the group searching for? Do you just desire a rental with a swimming pool, spa or beach volleyball court? Does the unit need to be beachfront, downtown, or in close proximity to shopping? Will the home have bikes and beach toys available for use as part of your stay? Build a list of priority amenities to facilitate filter your search.
Optimal accessibility can make or ruin a visit for the less-mobile. Make sure you remember and ask about wheel chair accessibility, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..
What About Furry Family Members?
Are you or other members of the group visiting with a dog? While quite a few vacation homes allow furry friends, guidelines and fees fluctuate per rental. Type of animal, size and dog breeds can be limited. Make certain to study agreements and contracts carefully. Additional charges may apply when pets are included. If in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.
Start the Search
. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Charleston area local rental properties" for local vacation rental management companies. In addition to offering distinctive rental properties, local companies offer you outstanding service..
Re-read the description to make sure the vacation rental has everything that you need. If something is missing, the rental home management company may know of comparable properties that better fit your desires and budget..
Some rental home owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If they are hesitant to budge on a peak-season trip, try getting an extra night. Off-peak season offers your best chance to make a deal for a reduced rate.
Study the Contract
Find out which of the following is included in your quoted rate:
- Electric bills
- Internet Connectivity
- Telephone service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance policies
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Fees
Get a total that incorporates state taxes, animal and other extra fees.
Be sure to are familiar with the cancellation policy prior to booking. Property management companies and rental owners commonly offer their clients the option to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which ordinarily costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the standard rental home rate, can provide guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental costs) for any days missed due to personal medical emergencies or weather, and additionally hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unexpected hotel stay or extra gas.
Complete the Reservation
When everything looks right, it's finally time to sign a rental agreement. You'll probably be required to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Get Contact Information
Put the property manager's contact info into your phone and wallet for quick access to answers throughout your visit.
Good job on reserving your rental! You're on the right path to a phenomenal vacation!
During your Stay
- Take pictures on your arrival. Take notes of any damage soon after you arrive. Call the property manager right away to report your observations.
- You could need instructions for a gas fireplace, Television set or jacuzzi. Contact your home manager. They are there to help. A phone call can save hours of difficulty.
- Please be respectful of the local community. Permanent residents often times live within earshot. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your residence.
- Ask a local. Local people can frequently point you in the right direction.
- Make certain to protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the vacation rental secured when you are away, just like you would at home.
At the end of your stay
- Clean up a bit. Even when you're having to pay a housekeeping fee, The rental home should be in good condition. Kitchen sinks brimming with dishes, substantial beach sand on the floors and sticky messes should be addressed before you leave.
- Make sure to walk through the rental home one last time and look for damage. We recommend walking through with the property manager whenever feasible (this isn't always the case).. If the property manager is not available, make sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you enjoy your vacation rental? Many vacation rental management companies and rental home sites allow renters to provide reviews. If your vacation rental and/or property manager was excellent, they'll appreciate your recommendations. If something was wrong and they failed to correct it in a practical manner, or when the vacation rental wasn't as described, you will want to make it a point in your critique.
Did they feel about the property? If everything was perfect, next year's trip planning is going to be simple and easy. If the rental home wasn't quite right, and you will better understand how to improve your search next time.
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