- As low as $195/Week
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Air conditioning
- Barbecue grill
- Bed sheets provided
- Bicycle on site
- Coffee/tea maker
- Dining room
- Electric kettle
- Iron/ironing board
- No pets allowed
- Note from host: Absolutely no smoking under any conditions.
- Outdoor furniture
- Smoke-free property
- Tennis on site
- Towels provided
- Washing machine and dryer
- WiFi available
About this PropertyWe have lovingly restored our elegant 1870 Victorian home located in Charleston's coveted Historic Downtown and newly added a brand new gourmet kitchen. We have a downstairs parlor and an upstairs living area as is customary in the south. Upstairs features three bedrooms and there are two full bathrooms in the home. There are four fireplaces in the home, tennis courts just down the street and a playground around the corner. We look out over a park and are two blocks from the harbor. Sip some tea on either the front porch or have lunch on the back porch looking out over the sizable backyard gardens with a grassy area and a gorgeous Italian pergola covered in wisteria, roses and gardenias. We are an allergy-complimentary home and have no family pets or smoking here.
We are in the ideal location to walk (or bicycle) to all the historic landmarks downtown - famed Rainbow Row, huge antebellum homes of the Battery, the Old Exchange, Pineapple Fountain, museums, harbor, market, etc. We are also walkable to the shopping and the many great eateries that Charleston is known for. Or perhaps you feel like grilling on either the gas or Weber charcoal grilles on the back porch while calming and appreciating the impressive garden while the kiddos play in the grassy yard. The home is just a short drive to the beautiful beaches and plantations. Travel +Leisure has named Charleston the #1 City in the United States and the #2 City in the World five years in a row and when you arrive - you'll see why. Charleston has it all - handsome white sand beaches, striking plantation homes with ancient oaks lining the drive, cobblestone streets and more. Time moves differently here and we welcome you to sit back and appreciate our southern hospitality! Please note - this home is available for monthly units only.
Tips to Save Money on your Rental
- Find the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many tourism bureaus will offer you travel guide books with special offers for accommodations, dining and tours. These guides may provide an excellent start to your rental home search.
- Are the travel dates changeable? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of peak fees.
- Are you a armed forces veteran? Some management companies provide discounted prices to vets and active-duty servicemembers. Make sure to confirm with vacation rental company to see if your travelling group qualifies for a discounted rate.
- Is there a specific experience that you are most getting excited about ? Make sure to prioritize your proximity to the outdoor activities and sight-seeing opportunities you are most interested in.
- Management companies and individual home owners typically offer their clients an opportunity to obtain trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic rental rate, provides travellers reimbursement of their rental costs for any missed due to health related emergencies or weather, and additionally ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unexpected hotel stay or extra gasoline.
The Rental Process
Some people are surprised to learn how many rental properties are available in Charleston area. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of properties available makes it possible to find an suitable getaway to suit their Charleston area gang, from quiet condos to giant event homes with several bedrooms.
Vacation rentals are commonly owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Property management companies are well-liked by owners mainly because they manage the internet marketing and operations..
Below are some tips and methods to help you navigate the rental search and reservation process.
How to find and reserve the best vacation rental:
Do you think "Quintessential Victorian Charmer in Heart of Charleston's Historic Downtown" is the perfect vacation property for your upcoming family vacation? Look over this check list to ensure it fits your needs.
The Earlier You Start, The Better The Choices
Charleston area rentals book months (and up to a year) in advance. Reserving your vacation property 6-12 months before your travel dates is recommended, when possible. A lot of households decide to start their search during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve gatherings.
Find your Spot and Establish Dates
Begin by figuring out which specific area of Charleston area you prefer to browse, and the approximate travel dates.
How Much Vacation rental Do You Need?
Confirm who is attending the vacation, and how many/what type of bedroom arrangement you will need. Consider that many vacation rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the family room. You will need to determine what is suitable for the group. Most rental listings will describe each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.
Decide on Your Budget
Will the preferred rental home fit your budget during that popular Summer week? Make sure you get cost-sharing commitments from family and friends before booking an expensive rental home. Most rental agreements require a single person to be responsible for the full reservation.
Its All About Amenities
What property features is your family looking for? Do you just want a rental home with a swimming pool, jacuzzi or volleyball court? Will the unit need to be oceanfront, in the downtown area, or close to wildlife? Are bedsheets offered with the rental, or do you need to take your own? Create a list of priority amenities to help filter your search.
Grandma and Grandpa will appreciate you for not reserving a stairs-only condo on the Third floor. Make sure you remember and ask about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..
Your Puppy Deserves a Holiday, Too
Do not forget to include your companion! Animal guidelines are different at each rental property. Read descriptions carefully. Make sure that you study descriptions and contracts carefully. Extra fees may apply when pets are included.
Best places to Search
A number of websites exist to match renters with property owners.. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Charleston area local rental homes" for local vacation home management companies. Local companies often have a unique assortment of vacation homes daily and weekly.
Negotiate the Price
Re-read the description to be sure the rental has everything that you need. If it is lacking, the home management company may know of similar homes that suit your desires and budget..
Some rental home owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. Off-peak weeks will be negotiable more often than peak-season..
Read Through The Agreement
You really should know which services are included:
- Power bills
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Pool Heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Cleaning services and housekeeping
- Trash collection
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking Fees
Make sure your quoted fee includes all taxes and fees.
Cancellation policies are different for each vacation rental. Many rental property agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which typically costs ranges from 1% - 5% of your base vacation rental price, provides vacationers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any days missed as a consequence of personal hospital emergencies or storms, as well as hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unexpected hotel stay or additional gas.
Once you think you've identified "the one", begin the reservation process. You will probably be asked to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.
Where to Get Help
Make sure that you get the property manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental home. We suggest storing the contact's details in your cell phone and wallet.
Congrats! All that is left is making the most of your vacation!
During your Stay
- Photograph at your arrival. Record the overall condition of the rental home immediately upon arrival. If you find property damage, or if fixes are needed get in touch with the property manager right away. If there is a dispute about legal liability later, having the recorded problems and contact attempts could be very helpful.
- You might need guidance for a fireplace, Television set or hot tub. Call your rental manager. They are there to assist. A phone call can save several hours of hassle.
- Remember to respect your neighbors. . Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a visit substantially more pleasant.
- Ask a local. Local residences can often point you in the right direction.
- Remember to protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the home locked up when you are away, just like you would in your own home.
- Double-check every space of the vacation property to make certain that you've packed all valuables.
- As soon as everything is out, perform a walk-through of the rental home to make certain no property damage occurred in the course of your remain. If you can, do this walk-out review with the property owner present. If the property manager is not available, remember to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you love your vacation? Many vacation rental management companies and rental home sites allow renters to give comments. If your vacation rental and/or property manager was outstanding, they'll appreciate your praise. If something went wrong, we advise being understanding but genuine with regards to experience. The best owners and managers will try hard to solve the problem.
Hold a meeting with your travel companions. How did they like the property? Maybe everything ended up being wonderful and you are excited to re-book the same property for your next vacation. Maybe the rental wasn't ideal, and you'll better know how to refine your search for the next vacation.
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- Some hosts and property managers offer discounts or promotional rates for active duty military and veterans. Check with your host or property manager if special offers are available for your group before you book.
- Property management companies usually offer guests an option to add vacation insurance . Trip insurance, which normally costs between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any missed vacation time as a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs, such as an unexpected hotel overnight or extra gasoline. Trip insurance can be a a welcome relief if the unforeseen happens. Ask the property owner for specifics.
Choosing and booking the rightrental:
- Choose a group leader, choose your dates, and select a max budget.
- Decide how many beds and what type of bedroom configuration you need.
- Specific descriptions of bedrooms and bed counts and types are regularly accessible online. If they are not listed, email the property manager before reserving your home. Remember that most listings specify maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds and bunks.
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- Suitable accessibility amenities can make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. .
- Are you bringing the family pet? Although a number of vacation homes allow pets or animals, guidelines and costs vary per property. Type of pet, size and breeds may be limited. Make sure to ask before booking, and study your agreement! Extra fees or charges might be applied to your invoice.
Some things to know before you go:
- Add the owner's phone number to your smartphone. Take a copy of arrival/departure procedures.
- To during check in, and immediately e-mail them to the host. We specifically recommend texts and e-mails, as they usually contain time stamps that can be beneficial if a dispute arises.
- Hosts are there to help! Don't be shy to ask any questions before, during, or after your stay.
- Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like disrespectful visitors bothering your life at home. Apply the golden rule for best judgement. Happy residents may even recommend great restaurants and scenic spots you would have never otherwise known about!
- Expanding on the last point... Ask a local! Residents can frequently help you find the best spots in town. Who better to ask where to order delicious takeout, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for fine dining?
- Protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental locked up while you are away, just like you would back home.
- Just prior to departing, complete a final walk-through to make sure you haven't leave anything behind. Re-check bathrooms, garages, and back yards for hidden treasure. Clean the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
- Record a video to document the condition of the property.
- Did you have a great time? Many vacation rental websites make it easy for guests to provide feedback. If your property and/or host was fantastic, they would love to hear about it. If anything was defective and they failed to correct it reasonably, or if the vacation rental wasn't described correctly, you'll want to make a note as part of your review.
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