About this Property
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Private vacation home
- Non-smoking property
- Pets welcome (restrictions apply)
- No children allowed
Constructed in the 1890's, this sizable 3BD/ 3.5BA Victorian single family home has a story to tell. For some 50 years the home has been in the owner's family and in 2018 was featured on HGTV's "This Old House". While completely refreshed and restored, the home retains many of its original historic touches, yet manages to provide all the modern amenities one would want during a stay here in Charleston. The hard work did not go unnoticed, as the home won the 2018 Carolopolis Award for Finest Renovation. If you are looking to experience the melting pot that is Charleston, surrounded by art, this home is for you.
As soon as you enter through the front door you will get a sense of the owner's travels and design inspiration. The home features pops of color that evoke the Bermudians that originally settled Charleston, and honors the Africans that brought their culture and technology to the Carolina gold rice fields that made Charleston famed. The whole first floor features huge windows letting in loads of natural light, with museum quality reproduction hardware and original art from all around the world, the African Diaspora in particular. The living room features plenty of comfortable seating, a flat screen TV, and a gorgeous brick fireplace.
Just off the living room is the kitchen and dining room. In the dining room you will also find a brick fireplace and a huge live edge dining table with seating for six. The kitchen features a huge island with seating for three, loads of cabinet space, and upgraded stainless steel appliances. The kitchen comes entirely outfitted with all of your necessary cooking essentials including a Keurig coffee machine!
Accessible via its own entrance through the back door is the Bermuda Room, the first of the three bedrooms. With a queen size bed, extravagant en-suite bathroom, and flat screen TV, the Bermuda Room provides comfort and privacy. There is also a enormous porch which leads to the lush garden, planted with jasmine, hibiscus and loquats, just outside the bedroom door.
Heading upstairs you will find the additional two bedrooms and hallway laundry room. The sizable Master Suite, also known as The Africa Room features a king size bed, seating area, large closet, brick fireplace, TV, and en suite bathroom. This bathroom has both a large soaking tub and a tile shower. Off of the Master is a large porch with a hammock, ideal for calming, and a modest table with two cane chairs to savor an espresso or glass of wine. The upstairs guest bedroom, The Carolina Room, features a king size bed, brick fireplace, and ensuite bathroom with tile shower. There is another porch off of this bedroom with a table and chairs meant to entice you to people watch on Bogard Street, or appreciate a meal al fresco.
* One modest car can fit in the driveway just beside the home. Two additional off street parking spaces are located behind the home.
* No family pets allowed *
The Neighborhood - Cannonborough/Elliotborough:
The home is located in the heart of the appealing and trendy Cannonborough/Elliotborough district of Downtown Charleston. With its friendly neighbors, cozy eateries, and tree-lined streets, our neighborhood will immerse you in Charleston's classic appeal. Popular dining spots in the neighborhood include Chubby Fish, Xiao Bao Biscuit, Fuel, Goulette, R Kitchen and the Warehouse for drinks. Our guests and neighbors also rave about Brown's Court Bakery located close by. We recommend going here for a cup of locally-roasted coffee and the delicious croissants and breakfast sandwiches. The home is only a short walk from the very trendy King Street where you will find a multitude of great stores – including antique stores, book stores, and fashion stores – as well as buzzing eateries. Publix conveniently located close by on Lockwood Drive as well.
Other things to note:
Our Housekeeping Team members clean and sanitize all hard surfaces of our vacation homes, including but not limited to floors, countertops, railings, sink faucets, appliances, doorknobs, and light switches. The quality of disinfectants we use should remove 100 percent of the microscopic organisms on surfaces, and effectively stop the spread of disease and viruses. Linens and towels are laundered offsite at our linen facility. There is no evidence to suggest that this particular coronavirus will survive the wash chemistry and temperatures in the wash and dry process. All soiled linens are treated as if they are contaminated. Our housekeeping staff is trained to use the best hygiene practices at all times. With the combination of these best practices, our employees, clients, and guests should be safe from the spread of coronavirus.
PROVIDED WITH EACH STAY:
Free Free High-Speed Internet/WIfi
Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues)
Hotel Quality Bath Conveniences (shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, body wash, lotion)
Mini Dish/Laundry Detergents
Hair Dryer/Iron/Ironing Board
Keurig Coffee Machine
About the Area
Located in Charleston, this vacation home is in the city center. Charleston Museum and South Carolina Aquarium are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Upper King Design District and Charleston City Market. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park or TD Arena.
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
- Pets not allowed
Tips for getting the perfect Charleston area vacation rental experience:
Sticking to a budget:
- To find the best value, consider shifting your vacation week to the Spring or Fall shoulder seasons. May, September, and even October offer excellent weather, fewer crowds, and reduced traffic. Many vacationers use this strategy to find larger homes within budget, or to reserve an oceanfront vacation rental that would otherwise be unaffordable during the Summer.
- Book your rental as soon as possible. Rental schedules generally become available twelve months in advance (or in September just after the Summer season ends). Many families reserve their Summer rental homes during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve gatherings. Reserve before these holidays for best selection.
- Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may qualify for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective property owner if your family qualifies for a discount.
- Property managers usually offer their guests an option to buy vacation insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you 1% - 5% of the booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any missed time as a result of personal medical-related catastrophes or weather, as well as ensuing additional evacuation charges, such as an unanticipated hotel or additional fuel expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a life-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your property manager for details.
- Many property management companies supply Charleston area area travel guide magazines which will include special deals, either offered directly by local companies, or through a partnership between the property management company and the business itself. You can also find Charleston area area magazine and coupon books at local gas stations and shopping centers.
Selecting the perfect vacation rental in Charleston:
- Choose a group leader, select your trip dates, and select a max budget.
- Note the number bedrooms and the configuration your family requires. The Blue Jasmine House has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
- Precise information regarding bedrooms and bed types is generally accessible online. If not, email the property management company before booking your rental. Remember that most property listings specify the max. guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in living rooms. You will need to determine what is optimal for your vacation.
- If there's an individual Charleston area attraction you are enamored with, look for homes that are either nearby, or those that cater especially to your needs.
- Appropriate accessibility amenities can make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. Confirm all necessary amenities are included before reserving a rental.
- If your group is bringing pets, you'll need to find a pet-friendly rental. Request details on breed, weight, and type requirements. Note that some property owners require additional pet deposits and fees.
Advice for a great stay:
- Take a copy of the host's phone number and entry/exit procedures for your .
- During arrival, note any issues with the property and immediately contact the owner. Record all coorespondence.
- Ask questions. You may need instructions for a hot tub, television set or coffee maker. Contact your property manager. They are there to help! A brief phone call can prevent a lot of concerns.
- Respecting quiet hours and parking rules can make a stay significantly more pleasurable. You'll increase your chance to make local friends, and resident neighbors can be an incredible source for finding the best local restaurants, beaches, and hangouts.
- Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local resident! Residents can frequently help you find the best spots in town. Who better to ask where to order the best nachos, have a great night out, or the best spots for BBQ?
- Lock your vacation home while you're out and about. Keep your property safe!
- Re-check every room of the vacation property to confirm that you've packed all belongings at departure. Check bathrooms, garages, and back yards for hidden belongings. Remove everything from the refrigerator and take any leftovers home.
- Inspect the property one final time and scan for damages to contents or the property itself. We suggest walking through with the host whenever you can. If the property manager isn't available, take video and pictures of the rental to record its condition.
- After your trip, leave feedback! Property managers rely on great ratings to compel future reservations. They'll be grateful for your review. Alternatively, if something went wrong, other vacationers will appreciate that you share your feedback find their best vacation home. Remember to be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the host had any control over the issue, and if so, whether they responded expeditiously to solve it.
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