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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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More Details

Jamie Molony
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

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 South of Broad

We bought this property because it was in walking distance of anything on the peninsula and is a lovely, historic, large, gracious home with a beautiful garden. 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:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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, the quote will expire and the home will be offered to the next inquiry in line. Please remember that when booking now or making payment we prefer "e"check as it is free for you and us to use. If you choose the credit card option then VRBO/HomeAway charges 2.9% on all monies run through Credit and that fee will be taken from your security deposit before return of the security deposit as we do offer a free option. That is the only reason we prefer "e"check as it is totally free and the way our account has been set up for years and us nor any of our tenants have had problems with the system as it is an extremely secure payment method. Please let me know if you have any questions at all. Thank you, Jamie


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historic, spacious, downtown, garden
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Historical Charmer!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and location! Very comfortable for four couples. Hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome! Amazing! Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fabulous! Everything is as stated and pictured. I highly recommend this property if you come to Charleston and I will certainly recommend to my friends and family. When I come back it will be my home away. There are no words to describe Charleston and our stay here just added to that wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charleston Charmer

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home - perfect venue for enjoying all that downtown Charleston has to offer! We loved being here and feeling like we were in the Old South.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

Gracious and comfortable, this house is a fantastic property and really made our trip to Charleston exceptional. Property manager Jamie is friendly, attentive, and wonderful to work with. The house is beautifully furnished and situated with lovely gardens in a lovely part of town. Could not have asked for a better experience.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, NY

Amazing property! Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

I came along with 7 other girls (in our early-mid thirties) for a weekend getaway (we live in NYC). The house is exactly as shown in the pictures (even better!) The beds are so comfortable, as well as the couches. The backyard and piazzas are breathtaking.

I didn't meet the owners but Jamie, the property manager, was amazing to work with. She answered all my questions before the trip and I could easily contact her while on the trip. The location couldn't be better. You can easily walk downtown, but it was hot and ubers cost just a few dollars to get downtown. (though EASILY walkable - max 15 min walk to get anywhere). Neighborhood of South Battery is beautiful and safe.

No need to bring so many toiletries. They have hair dryers in every bathroom, mini shampoo and conditioner (Pantene), soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste. (and so many towels). We were provided a bottle of wine upon check-in and they have some coffee pods available (and a Keuring). They have ziploc bags too.

Bottom line was that this was worth the price and we all loved our stay at the Bennetts!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like living in the history of Charleston

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully restored and furnished home reflecting the charm of a lovely city. It made our trip that much more special.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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'


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £285.72
Damage Insurance £42.14
Damage Deposit £357.15

Free secure "E" check pay from VRBO/Home Away or 2.9% 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.