• As low as $1,064/Night
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
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General Features

  • 4 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Carbon monoxide detector installed (host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Desk
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Garden
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In a village
  • In the city center
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Microwave
  • No pets allowed
  • Office
  • Onsite parking
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Unit size: 2825 sq ft (262 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • WiFi available

About this Property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 2825 square feet

Summary:
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 extravagant three-story home and walled garden is delightfully 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 Space:
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 multiple 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 gorgeous historic architecture, grandiose columns, enchanting 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 huge 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 has undergone a series of major interior renovations since 2018. The garden and courtyard were refreshed in 2019 and 2020. In 2023 an additional bathroom was added creating a 4th bedroom with en suite.
The property: upon entering via a 3-car gated drive into the private walled garden, you begin to experience the relaxation. The garden piazzas are 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 modernized 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 master bedroom (King Bed) and bath, consisting of a sizable shower, double vanities, and private water closet. There is a second bedroom with ensuite bathroom on this floor. 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 newly 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.
**please note the top floor bathroom can take 10-15minutes to receive hot water to the shower and sink**

Guest Access:
Door access codes will be included prior to check-in, along with pertinent property information, Wifi access and recommendations for dining, if needed.

The Neighborhood:
Located in the Historic Ansonborough neighborhood, the home is just 1 block from the Charleston Market, walking distance to all of the shopping, dining and historic tours of Charleston.

Other Things to Note:
The hot water heater is located at the bottom of the home. For guest's knowledge, the top floor bathroom take roughly 10 or so mins. to get hot water.

About the Area

Located in Charleston, this vacation home is in the city center. Patriots Point and USS Yorktown are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Charleston City Market and Fort Sumter. Check out an event or a game at North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center, and consider making time for South Carolina Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed.

Special Instructions

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed

Strategies to get the perfect vacation property experience:

Find your perfect vacation home:

  • June, July, and August are the most expensive months along the coast of SC. To book the best rental home within budget, we recommend booking in the Spring or Fall. You'll benefit from lower rental rates, better selection, warm weather and the absence of large crowds at your favorite Charleston area restaurants and activities. Many vacationers use this method to find larger homes within budget, or to book an oceanfront vacation rental that would otherwise be unavailable during the Summer.
  • Book your rental as soon as possible. Rental schedules often open twelve months in advance (or in September just after Summertime ends). Many families reserve their Summer rentals during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve get-togethers. Book before these holidays for best selection.
  • Some owners offer discounts for active duty military and veterans. Make sure to check with your host or property manager to see if special discounts are available for your group before you book.
  • Management companies and individual rental owners usually offer customers an option to add vacation insurance. Trip insurance, which normally costs between 1% - 5% of the base booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed trip time as a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather disasters, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected hotel or extra fuel expenses. Trip insurance can be a a life-saver if the unforeseen happens. Ask your host for specifics.
  • Find a copy of your local Charleston area area magazine when you check-in. If your rental doesn't have one, you can find them at local grocery stores and visitor centers. In addition to great local information, travel guides contain money saving offers on local tours, shops, and attractions.

How to select the perfect rental home in the Charleston area area:

  • First, have your group choose a vacation week and a maximum budget.
  • Decide how many beds and what type of bedroom configuration your family requires. The Jacob Rabb House -Steps to the Historic Market has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our search.
  • Specific descriptions of bedrooms and bed sizes & counts is often accessible on booking websites. If you don't see them listed, reach out to the property owner before you reserve the vacation home. Note that most listings specify the max. guest capacity, which often includes pull-out couches. You'll need to work out what is optimal for your group.
  • Looking for specific amenities? Most rental search websites include search filters for amenities.
  • Proper accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for those with limited mobility. Confirm all required amenities are included before reserving a rental.
  • Remember to include your furry companions! Although a number of vacation homes allow pets or animals, guidelines and costs vary per property. Allowable pet type, breed, and size are often limited. Ask your host before booking, and study your rental agreement! Additional pet fees or charges might be applied to your contract.

Advice for your stay:

  • Be sure you get the host's contact number and check in/check out procedures for your .
  • Upon arrival, make note of any issues with the property and immediately alert the property manager. Keep records of all correspondence in case a dispute arises.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a garage door opener, A/V setup or washer/dryer. Contact your host. They are there to help! A brief text message prevents many difficulties.
  • Don't forget to respect your neighbors. Frequently, nearby homes are occupied by permanent residents. Respecting noise limits and parking policies can make a stay significantly more pleasurable.
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local! Locals can often help you find the best spots in town. Who better to ask where to go for the best drinks, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for crabbing?
  • Lock your vacation home while you are out and about. Protect your property!
  • Don't leave anything behind! Before departing, take a walk through the rental property to confirm you've collected all personal belongings. Remember to check bathrooms, dressers, and closets for hidden belongings. Clean the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Go through the property one final time and scan for damage. We advise walking through with the host whenever you can. If the manager is not available, ensure that you take photographs of the rental to record its condition.
  • Remember to leave a review! Property owners rely on great feedback to compel new bookings. They'll be thankful for your review. Alternatively, if something wasn't right, other vacationing families will appreciate that you share your feedback and help them have the best future vacation. 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 remedy it.

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