- As low as $1,239/Night
- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
- 4 bathrooms
- 4 bedrooms
- Air conditioning
- Bed sheets provided
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Coffee/tea maker
- Fire extinguisher
- Hair dryer
- In a village
- In the city center
- Iron/ironing board
- No pets allowed
- Onsite parking
- Smoke detector
- Smoke-free property
- Towels provided
- 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
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 handsome three-story home and walled garden is gorgeously 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 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 property in a card game with a wealthy local merchant. What great luck! A walk through the neighborhood will give you examples of amazing 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 appreciate every aspect of Charleston's Historic District. Step right out your front piazza door and this sizable 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 huge 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 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.
Door access codes will be included prior to check-in, along with pertinent property information, Wifi access and recommendations for dining, if needed.
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.
About the Area
Located in Charleston, this vacation home is in the city center. Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and Harborage at Ashley Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Charleston Museum and South Carolina Aquarium. Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and Patriots Point are also worth visiting.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
- Pets not allowed
Tips and Tricks to get the best Charleston area vacation rental experience:
When to book & When to go:
- Book your rental as early as possible. Rental schedules generally open 12 months in advance (or in September just after the Summer season ends). Many families book their Summer rentals during holiday get-togethers. Reserve before these holidays for best selection.
- Summer months are high season in the Charleston area area. To find the best value, shift your trip dates to the Spring or Fall seasons. May, September, and even October offer warm weather, less crowded beaches, and greatly reduced traffic. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook the holidays for a Charleston area vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday on the coast? Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are great times to gather with friends and family at the beach.
- Property managers sometimes offer discounts for active duty military and veterans. It's always a good idea to check with your property manager to see if special discounts are available for your family.
- Property management companies usually offer guests an option to obtain vacation insurance protection. Trip insurance, which costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any missed vacation time as a result of medical-related catastrophes or weather disasters, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs, such as an unexpected hotel or additional fuel expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a welcome relief if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your property manager for program terms and fees.
- Many management companies supply Charleston area area travel guide magazines which often include special deals, either offered directly by local companies, or through a relationship between the management company and the business itself. You can also find Charleston area area magazine and coupon books at local gas stations and shopping centers.
Filter your rental search:
- To start, have your group agree to a vacation week and a budget.
- Decide how many beds and the configuration your family requires. The Jacob Rabb House -Steps to the Historic Market has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
- Precise information about bedrooms and bed types is often accessible online. If not, email or call the host before booking the vacation property. Remember that most properties list the maximum guest capacity, which often includes pull-out couches and bunk beds. You will need to work out what configuration is right for your family.
- Remember to include your furry companions! 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 rental agreement! Extra fees or costs may be applied to your agreement.
- Are you looking for special amenities? Most websites include search filters with amenity lists. Amenity filters help you quickly remove less-optimal properties.
- Proper accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for guests that require the use of a wheelchair. Confirm all required amenities are available before reserving a rental.
More considerations for your visit:
- Be sure you get the host's phone number and check in/check out procedures for your rental home.
- Hosts are there to help! Feel free to ask any questions during your stay.
- Lock your rental property while you're out! Don't let burglars ruin your trip.
- Record any issues with the rental at check in, and immediately e-mail them to the property manager. We especially recommend texts and e-mails, as they usually contain built-in time stamps that can be valuable if damages are assessed.
- Respect the neighborhood. Often, adjacent homes are filled by permanent residents. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking rules is the right thing to do.
- Don't forget to... Ask a local! Local residents can typically help you find the best spots in town. Who better to ask where to get the best breakfast in town, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for shopping?
- Double-check every room of the property to make sure that you've packed all of your family's items at departure. Check dressers, closets, and bathrooms for hidden treasure. Clean the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
- Record a video to document the condition of the property.
- Did your group have a terrific time? Many rental websites make it easy for customers to provide feedback. If your rental and/or property manager was fantastic, they will likely appreciate your kind words. If anything was wrong and they failed to fix it reasonably, or if the vacation rental wasn't described correctly, you'll want to make it a point as part of your feedback.
- 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