About this Property
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Private vacation home
- Approximately 2800 SQUARE_FEET
- Non-smoking property
- Pets welcome (restrictions apply)
- No children allowed
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 providing 3 off-street parking spaces. The property has undergone a series of major interior renovations since 2018. The garden and courtyard were modernized in 2019 and 2020.
The elegant three-story home and walled garden is attractively maintained. It offers an unbeatable combination of peaceful luxury, 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 purchased 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 esteemed Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston. It is protected by a Conservation Easement donated to Historic Charleston Foundation.
The striking 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 property in a card game with a wealthy local merchant. What great luck! A walk through the neighborhood will give you examples of spectacular historic architecture, grandiose columns, delightful 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 property 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 enormous 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 property: upon entering via a 3-car gated drive into the private walled garden, you begin to experience the relaxation. 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 refreshed kitchen with a luxury La Cornue gas and electric range, Carrara granite 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 huge shower, double vanities, and private water closet. There is also an enclosed laundry area. With the second floor piazza entrance located just outside 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 remodeled 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.
About the Area
This vacation home is located in Charleston Historic District, a walkable area in Charleston with great shopping. Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and Upper King Design District are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Charleston City Market and Citadel Mall. Traveling with kids? Consider Charleston Museum, or check out an event or a game at TD Arena.
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Know Before you Go
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property
- Pets not allowed
Tricks and tips to get the very best rental home experience:
When to reserve a Charleston area rental & When to go:
- Booking in the Spring or Fall is our favorite way to save money on your vacation. Rental rates are lower, and you'll find a larger selection of desirable homes. Many vacationers use this method to find larger homes within budget, or to book an oceanfront vacation rental that would otherwise be unavailable during June, July, and August.
- The earlier your group can reserve a vacation home, the easier your search will be. The best vacation rentals are booked early. Booking your vacation property six - twelve months before your vacation dates is recommended. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years Eve are excellent times to search for and reserve your vacation rental.
- Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may be qualified for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property owner or host if your group qualifies for a reduced rate.
- Booking websites often offer guests an option to add vacation insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you 1% - 5% of the stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for missed vacation time as a result of personal medical-related issues or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as an unanticipated hotel stay or extra fuel expenses. Trip insurance might be a a life-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your property manager for more information.
- Often, management companies supply Charleston area area visitors guide magazines which often include money-saving deals, either offered directly by local companies, or by way of a partnership between the rental management company and the business itself. You can also find Charleston area visitors guide magazine and coupon books at local grocery stores, shopping centers, and visitor centers.
How to choose and book the perfect Charleston area rental:
- Select a group lead, choose your vacation week, and choose a budget.
- Decide how many beds and the bed configuration you need. Private Historic Charleston Home and Garden (C.1851), Downtown has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
- Precise information regarding bedrooms and bed sizes & counts is often accessible on booking pages. If you don't see them listed, reach out to the property manager before reserving the property. Note that most properties list the max. guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in living rooms.
- Does your family require specific amenities? Most rental search websites include search filters with amenity lists. Amenity filters help you quickly remove less-optimal properties.
- Suitable accessibility can make or break a vacation for guests that require the use of a wheelchair. Make certain to ask about wheel chair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs.
- Are you bringing the family pet? Many vacation homes allow animals, but guidelines and restrictions apply. Allowable pet type, breed, and size are often limited. Make sure to ask before booking, and study your agreement! Pet fees or charges applied to your invoice.
Tips to have a wonderful stay:
- Add the property manager's contact info to your smartphone. Understand and take a copy of check in/check out procedures.
- Make a record of any damages to the property during check in, and immediately send them to the property manager. We specifically recommend texts and e-mails, as they usually contain time stamps that can be very helpful if a dispute arises.
- Hosts are available to help! Feel free to ask questions before, during, or after your stay.
- Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like loud vacationers disrupting your peace and quiet. Use the golden rule for common sense. If they like you, locals might even recommend great restaurants and scenic spots you would've never otherwise known!
- Don't forget to... Ask a local resident! Locals can often help. Who better to ask where to rent beach equipment, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for fine dining?
- Lock your rental home while you're away. Keep your property safe!
- Re-check the property to make sure that you've packed all personal items on check-out day. Check garages, decks, and cabinets for hidden treasure. Remove everything from the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
- Inspect the property one final time and look for damages to contents or the property itself. We recommend inspecting the property with the property manager whenever you can (often this isn't possible). If the host isn't available, remember to take pictures of the rental to record its condition at check-out.
- After your trip, leave a review! Property managers rely on great reviews to propel more reservations. They'll be thankful for your feedback. Alternatively, if something went awry, other families will appreciate that you share your feedback find their best vacation rental. Remember to be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the manager had any control over the issue, and if so, whether they responded reasonably to solve it.
- City Market - 0.1 miles
- Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim - 0.2 miles
- Circular Congressional Church - 0.2 miles
- Dock Street Theater - 0.3 miles
- Hugenot Church - 0.3 miles
- Washington Square - 0.4 miles
- Charleston Waterfront Park - 0.4 miles
- Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon - 0.4 miles