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historic, spacious, downtown, garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Best location, 4 bedroom, new kitchen, spacious South Battery home and garden

Licensed B&B - We offer coffee and wine upon check-in but no meals are included in the stay. We also do not allow/tolerate events/venues as this is a wonderful and unique opportunity to enjoy being able to see Charleston more as a resident than a tourist and we expect proper respect to be given as such.

This is an authentic Charleston 'single-house' (c 1795) which means a Charleston house that is a single room in depth, designed to catch the ocean breezes. The builders of this property were in the shipping business and a wharf was built into the river to accommodate the owner's ships. Property taxes at that time were based on a front footage assessment and the typical single house was placed so that the narrow side of the house would be on the street side. This property was an exception in that the long side of the house faces South Battery which made it even more accessible to the prevailing summer southwest breezes. The two piazzas on the south side provide a dual purpose: to provide a comfortable place to enjoy the afternoon breeze and sunsets and to provide shade for the house itself from the afternoon sun.

On the main floor is an elegant dining room with beautiful hand made mahogany table, sideboard, and hunt-board. Just across the central hall is a less formal living room. It is furnished with comfortable upholstered sofa and chairs and accented with fine antiques including a mahogany chest, fold top desk, French farm table with 6 chairs and a magnificent highboy. The new kitchen with marble counters, lovely light filled windows on three sides, all new appliances and conveniences is accessed through two nine foot entrances from the living room. All of these rooms open onto the main floor piazza and offer wonderful opportunities for family fun and entertaining. A gracious central stairway leads from the piazza to the large and lovely Charleston garden.

The next floor houses the main bedrooms, baths and closets. The two large bedrooms with four poster mahogany King Bed in Master and Queen in Guest Room and adjoining bathrooms open onto the upper piazza overlooking the garden and Charleston Harbor.

The upper floor consists of two large dormer bedrooms with wonderful windows on the north and south sides. Between these rooms is a bath with a shower. All have windows providing a spectacular panoramic roof top view of the landscape below.

The garden is spacious and charming. The areas adjoining the house are terraced in old Charleston bricks and provide fabulous area for containers of flowering plants. The planting in the main garden is a balanced mixture of evergreens which provide shape, texture, and definition on a year round basis, and flowering shrubs and plants which provide a bouquet of color and scent as the seasons evolve. In the center of the front garden is a shallow reflecting pool with an Italian fountain. The fountain is automatically lighted at night and bathes the whole area with the ambiance of warm light and gurgling sounds. It is completely private from the street and fully enclosed and offers wonderful opportunities for entertaining or for children playing.

Very near prominent streets such as Church, Meeting, King and Legare Streets all are within very short walking distances to the property. White Point Gardens and the Harbor are within walking distance of the house. The house is in easy walking distance to the historic house museums, antique shops, art galleries, boutiques and famous restaurants.

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Jamie Molony
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

About Jamie Molony

We are a retired couple who raised our 3 children in this house. In 2001 we sailed our boat to Europe. We now spend part of the year on our boat in Europe and other part of the year in Charleston. We have so much space in our home that we enjoy offering some of the space for rent as a B&B (no breakfast)

Jamie Molony purchased this house in 1978

Why Jamie Molony chose Charleston

We bought this property because it was in walking distance of anything on the pennisula and is a lovely, historic, large, gracious home. It is an exciting and happy place to be.

What makes this house unique

Fabulous location, authentic Charleston 'single house', spacious and comfortable, lovely garden and piazzas.

Close to the battery, house museums, Spoleto Festival events, antique shops, fabulous restaurants. Beaches and water activities are nearby. Licensed Bed and Breakfast.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South of Broad in Charleston

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , This bathroom serves as a 'powder room'off of dining room.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The second floor bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Both have bath tubs with showers. The third floor bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower. One third floor bedroom has a sink and vanity.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom has a sink and vanity.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • There are 2 very large bedrooms on the floor above the living room/dining room with Master bedroom containing a King Temperpedic mattress and guest bedroom with a queen bed and 2 large dormer bedrooms with queen beds. One room has a toddler bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Once you have received a quote and you wish to request a contract, we will prepare one for you and send it to you for your review. If we do not receive it back, or you do not contact us back, within two days, the contract will expire and the home will be offered to the next inquiry in line.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

historic, spacious, downtown, garden
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Our overall impression of the property was that it was even better in person than we saw in the pics

  • 5 of 5

My family LOVED our stay in this beautiful home. The history of the home was intriguing. The location was amazing, right on the Battery with an easy walk to the ocean or downtown Charleston. Our entire family form 4 years old to the grandmother thought the accommodations were fabulous. The back yard veranda and lush green yard and fountain gave us space to play, enjoy and relax. The HVAC worked perfectly, even in the South Carolina heat and humidity. That is always so important in the summer. The lush linens on all the beds made for a phenomenal good nights sleep every night. I can't say enough great things about this home. If we are in Charleston again, we will definitely stay there again.

Judy J. Hatfield

Oklahoma City, Ok.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Bennett's beautiful South Battery home exceeded expectations in every way. It was as lovely as the vrbo pictures portrayed and the location was perfect. We walked to nearly everything we wanted to do in Charleston, including eating at many of the City's famous restaurants. Our only disappointment was that we failed to block out enough time to simply relax on the back porch, where you can enjoy a quintessential Charleston South of Broad garden, with a beautiful view of sailboats cruising by on the Ashley River. We shared the house with two other couples and all agreed that we should have planned more free time to enjoy the tranquil setting. The home was well appointed with everything we needed in the kithchen, and in all the bedrooms and bathrooms. And, the third floor has it's own thermostat, so it was just as comfortable as the rest of the house. A bonus to our stay was meeting the owners Jaqueline and Bill Bennett, who stay in a gorgeous appartment on the first floor when they happen to be in town and have renters in the main part of the house. Their agent, Jamie Malony, was extremely helpful and welcoming throughout our stay. This house was perfect for three mature couples who were celebrating a couple of significant birthdays. I would recommend it wholeheartedly. All six of us would absolutely stay there again. There is no reason to second quess renting this house. It is a great choice all the way around.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Steeped in history, modern amenities

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic experience in the Holy City. We felt like real Charlestonians during our short stay, walking to the post office, the market, restaurants and the park on the breezy spring evenings. The historic home and antique furnishings paired with the modern kitchen amenities were fantastic.

The owners were so very kind and hospitable, and Jamie, the property manager, had so many great suggestions for the sights around town. We'll be booking at another property of theirs on our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Charleston

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautifully decorated, historic home. The verandas and garden offered our family of seven, many places to relax and enjoy each other's company. The property listing is as described; well-maintained and clean. The home owners were very helpful and fun to get to know. The home's location was superb; conveniently located to Charleston's beautiful sites, restaurants and shopping. We spent Easter week and celebrated four March birthdays while staying in Charleston. It was fun to see the Charleston carriages go by the house and wave to other visitors. It was the perfect home and vacation! We hope to stay again and highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice, FL

Beautiful large home in a perfect Charleston location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house---which is beautiful, unique, and all that a historic Charleston home should be. The owners, who travel extensively, happened to be here and they were lovely people---helpful with details about the house and able to share its history. The location was perfect and an easy walk to "downtown". As others have noted, the property and gardens are beautiful. We especially enjoyed being out on the porches. The 3rd and 4th bedrooms are on the top floor and while lovely, they do have a sloping roof and the bathroom that services them is small. The other 2 bedrooms are huge and have lovely bathrooms--and there is another large bath with tub on the 1st floor. The house is very clean and well cared for and the kitchen is amazingly well-equipped!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

I traveled here with my family (husband, parents, mother-in-law, brother and sister-in-law) and it was divine. The home was spacious and well kept and the backyard was like a dream. With so much to do in the Charleston area, we had the best of both worlds -- being able to walk to downtown attractions on King and East Bay as well as relaxing at 'home' on the porch. The property management contact was also very accommodating and kind. I would highly recommend this home for a family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South of Broad, Charleston Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2017 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £403
Property Damage Protection £48
Cleaning/all linen fees £322
Tax Rate 9.5%

Free secure "E" check pay from VRBO/Home Away or 2.5% Credit Card Fee added to your cost if you prefer Credit
*Non-Refundable Fee will be charged for any function and must be approved prior to any function.
**Small Family Rates Will Be Considered for Weekly/Monthly Rentals

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The Battery
"A must see for history buffs and a beautiful sight to see"
Downtown Charleston
"Located in the heart of Upper King Street, most attractions are within walking distance."
Charleston Waterfront Park
"Wonderful views just off East Bay near the Market"
South Carolina Aquarium
"Adults and children love a trip to the Aquarium"
Classic Carriage Tours
"See the city the way our ancestor's traveled"
Arthur J. Ravenel Bridge
Fort Moultrie National Monument
"A favorite for visitors"
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
"Great for children"
The Citadel Military College of South Carolina
"Stay for a game or visit the Chapel"
Jestine's Kitchen
"One of my favorites and rated one of the top restaurants to visit in Charleston. Down home ..."
College of Charleston
"Within blocks of the house and often offer live performances"
Charleston Farmers Market
"Every Saturday, and within walking distance of home."
Slightly North of Broad
"Wonderful food and great atmosphere"
The Charleston Museum
"Wonderful Museum, again within walking distance"
Hyman's Seafood
"GREAT Seafood!"
The Alley
"Just around the corner from St. Philip and good fun for the family"
USS Yorktown State Park
"Just across the Bridge in Mt. Pleasant, you will find many attractions to visit as well. "
High Cotton
"Good food, pricey but worth it."
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blind Tiger Pub
Nearest Motorway
3.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Husk Restaurant
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sullivans Island
Car: not necessary

Charleston was voted for the second consecutive year 'Top City in the United States' in the 2012 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. While we would like to keep the secret of Charleston a little more to ourselves, we can't help but be proud of our ambiance (rooftop bars, narrow, tree-lined courtyards, fabulous harbor tidal creeks), our culture and sites (notable historic neighborhoods, antique shops, fall and spring house and garden tours), our renowned friendliness ('legendary hospitality and graciousness baked into our way of life'), our lodging opportunities described as 'a dream come true for travelers'. our restaurants which 'shine bright on the national food scene' and shopping that lets you 'spoil yourself or someone else with unique treasures only found in Charleston. Antique shops, local boutiques, name brand outlets, art galleries and jewelers awaiting your arrival'


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