• 3 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Blender
  • Blender
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Desk
  • Desk
  • Desk Chair
  • Desk Chair
  • Dining
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • EV Car Charger
  • EV Car Charger
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Wifi
  • Games
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Games For Kids
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Historic
  • Historic
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Ice Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Island
  • Kitchen Island
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Pantry Items
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Shampoo
  • Shampoo
  • Smart TV
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

Please check our website www.JacobRabbHouse.com for restaurant recommendations!
Sorry, no events are allowed. No greater than 6 people may stay in the home.

The Jacob Rabb House (circa 1851) is located in the exclusive Ansonborough neighborhood in the heart of the Historic District. Its location presents a walkable opportunity to experience Charleston, while also including 3 off-street parking spaces. The unit has undergone a series of major interior renovations since 2018. The garden and courtyard were redone in 2019 and 2020.

The meticulous three-story home and walled garden is elegantly maintained. It offers an unbeatable combination of peaceful comfort, privacy, and safety during your stay in the City of Charleston ... ideal for family vacations.

The Jacob Rabb House is an historic masonry antebellum home that was constructed in 1851 by Jacob Rabb. He bought the lot from the neighboring Methodist Episcopal Church and constructed the present building, a typical "Charleston single" home with a pilastered brick, gable end, and slate roof. Our home was the only survivor of its kind in the Fire of 1861 in Ansonborough, which is evident by the smaller more modest wooden dwellings constructed after the Civil War, such as the Freedman's Cottages at 14 and 17 Pinckney Street, and the modest wooden single homes at 18 and 19 Pinckney Street. Jacob Rabb House has received numerous awards for historic preservation, including the famed Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston. It is protected by a Conservation Easement donated to Historic Charleston Foundation.

The beautiful Ansonborough neighborhood itself was conceived in 1696 as the first "suburb" of the original walled City of Charles Town. It came to be known as Ansonborough for the colonial naval officer George Anson, the future First Lord of the Admiralty. It was said that he won the rights to the unit in a card game with a wealthy local merchant. What great luck! A walk through the neighborhood will give you examples of magnificant historic architecture, splendid columns, alluring courtyards and gardens with original wrought iron gates, piazzas located among massive live oaks, and one of the few original cobblestone streets remaining in the City.

The unit is located on Pinckney Street at Church Street, just one block off the famed Market Street. Our ideal location enables you to savor every aspect of Charleston's Historic District. Step right out your front piazza door and this generous City is yours. Walk through the Old City Market on your way to the famed Battery on East Bay Street, or take up a few art galleries and antique stores along King Street before a picnic. Stop by any number of tiny wine and cheese stores and pack a picnic before you head to Waterfront Park, or take a private horse-drawn carriage ride. Museums, the Aquarium, festivals, the Dock Street Theater, the famed Home and Garden Tours, and an evening ghost tour are all within walking distance of our home.

The unit: upon entering via a 3-car gated drive into the private walled garden, you begin to experience the enjoyment. Rocking chairs line both piazzas ... ideal for viewing the horses and carriages just across the street. Let's go inside...

The first level of the home consists of a light-filled drawing room (also called the Morning Room in older Charleston days), a rustic exposed brick dining room that resembles a wine cellar, and a remodeled kitchen with a delight La Cornue gas and electric range, Carrara stone countertops, and bespoke cabinetry. The powder room is located off the kitchen.

On the second floor you will find the family room with a sizable TV and two modest couches. Also located on the second floor is the master bedroom (Queen bed) and bath, consisting of a enormous shower, double vanities, and private water closet. There is also an enclosed laundry area. With the second floor piazza entrance located just outdoor your bedroom door, you will be tempted to stay home and watch life go by.

The third level you contains two well-appointed guest bedrooms, both with Queen-sized beds, and a freshly modernized hotel style full bath. We are confident you and your family will find our home to be exactly what you are looking for in a Charleston home.

Tips to Save Money on your Rental

  • Search for the official tourism bureau where you want to visit. Most tourism bureaus supply printed tourism guides with special deals for rental homes, dining and activities. These guides provide a good start to your vacation rental search.
  • Desire to avoid the crowds and lower your expenses? Shoulder seasons offer terrific offers.
  • Are you a military veteran? Plenty of property management companies provide markdowns to vets and active-duty military. Be sure to ask property management company to see if your visiting group is eligible for a reduced price.
  • Some homes are primarily suited for particular types of travellers. Event homes are great for weddings, wedding receptions and corporate escapes. Some homes cater to beach bums. Other rentals are positioned close to music venues. Be sure to prioritize your proximity to the activities and interesting attractions you are most looking forward to.
  • Consider investing in trip insurance along with your lease contract. Trip insurance, which usually costs between 1% - 5% of the base vacation rental cost, offers buyers reimbursement of their travel costs for any missed as a consequence of personal medical emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated motel stay or extra gasoline. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs (heaven forbid!).

General Rental Tricks & Tips

Many people are shocked to discover how many rental properties are located in their area of interest. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of international research sites like Homeaway and VRBO.

The majority of rental properties in Charleston area are privately owned and many are represented by established local property management companies. Property management companies are well-liked by owners because they manage the online marketing and operations..

Seasoned Charleston area vacationers have identified a few tips and tricks over the years with regards to renting rental homes, however most novices will be happy to learn that several "methods" are in plain sight, if you recognize where to look.

How to find and reserve the right vacation home:

Before you decide to book "Private Historic Charleston Home and Garden (C.1851), Downtown", go through our short collection of factors to consider.

The Sooner You Start, The Better The Choices

Like many trendy hot spots, In Charleston area the best rental homes are booked early. To find the best selection, start your planning and search Six-Twelve months before a trip. A lot of families decide to begin their search over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year gatherings.

Pick a Town and Time

Oftentimes, the hardest part of planning your trip is figuring out where to search, and when. Once the big decisions are resolved, everything else becomes simplier and easier.

How Much Vacation rental Do You Actually Need?

How many relatives are planning to share your getaway? Consider that a lot of rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the home's living room. You'll need to determine what is most appropriate for your company. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically accessible on the internet. If not, communicate with the property manager before you reserve the home.

Establish Your Budget

Confirm that "Private Historic Charleston Home and Garden (C.1851), Downtown" suits your price range *during your desired dates*. If several individuals or family members are sharing the cost, always make sure that each group understands their responsibility and has approved a maximum they are prepared to pay. Usually, a single member of the group will be in charge of making the complete reservation and getting each person's share.

Rental Home Amenities

What amenities is the group interested in? Do you want a rental home with outside dining area? Does the property need to be beach front, downtown, or near wildlife? Does the rental have bicycles and beach toys available for use during your stay? Make a list of priority features to facilitate filter your search.

Accessability

Optimal accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. Make sure to remember and inquire about wheel chair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment needs..

Your Dog Deserves a Vacation, Too

Remember to include your furry family members. Animal policies are different at each rental property. Study descriptions thoroughly. Type of pet, size and dog breeds may be limited. Read your agreement very carefully! Extra fees may apply when animals are included. When in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.

It Is Time to Search

Several internet resources exist to match vacationers with rental owners.. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Charleston area local rentals" for local rental home management companies. Local vacation rental management companies take pride in a top-quality rental experience.

Negotiate

Re-read the description to be certain the vacation home has everything you need. If it is something is missing, the rental home management company might know of very similar properties that better fit your style and budget..

Although not true for all properties, many property owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If they are hesitant to budge on a peak-season week, try getting an additional night. Your best opportunity for a lower rate will be switching to an off-season week.

Study the Total Agreement

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

  • Power bills
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Telephone service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance policies
  • Key exchange
  • Parking Space

Get a total that incorporates state taxes, animal and other additional fees.

Cancellations Happen

Be sure you are familiar with the cancellation policy before booking. Rental management companies and individual rental owners commonly offer their guests the choice to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which commonly costs between 1% - 5% of your base rental home rate, provides vacationers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any days missed due to personal health care emergencies or storms, as well as hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unanticipated hotel stay or extra gas.

Reserve your Rental Property

After you think you've identified "the one", begin the reservation process. Remember that most rental agreements require a significant rental deposit and/or security deposit to cover the rental home owner.

Where to Get Assistance

Put the property manager's contact info into your cell phone and wallet for quick access to answers throughout your stay.

Good job on booking your rental home! You're on your way to a fantastic vacation!

During your Stay

  • Take notes of any wear and tear right after you arrive. Get in touch with the property manager immediately to report your findings.
  • You could need instructions for a gas fireplace, Television set or spa. Contact your property manager. They are there to help. A phone call can save hours of difficulty.
  • Please remember to respect your neighbors. Natives will probably be as friendly to you as you are respectful of them. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a trip a good deal more pleasurable.
  • Ask a local. Locals are a great source of recommendations. Who better to ask where to order the best chicken wings, have a great date night, or the best spots for shopping?
  • Enjoy your stay! Make sure that you protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the vacation rental locked up while you are away, just like you would at home.

Checking Out

  • Double-check every space of the vacation property to confirm you've packed all personal belongings.
  • As soon as everything is out, perform a walk-through of the rental home to verify no damage occurred in the course of your stay. Whenever possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property manager present. If the property owner is not available, make sure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you have a great time? Virtually all rental home sites seek reviews after your stay . Owners and rental managers will appreciate your positive reviews. If anything went wrong, we suggest being kind but straightforward in regards to your experience. The best property owners and managers will try very hard to rectify the issue.

Iterate

Hold a debrief with your travel companions. Did they feel about the property? Maybe everything ended up being exceptional and you're ready to reserve the rental for your next vacation. If not, you've acquired valuable experience to help with the next search.

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