The meticulously restored Cottage is a former servants' quarters for this property which has one of the oldest homes in Summerville dating from ca. 1812. The main house and the Cottage have been the focus of over 40 years attention to proper restoration by many fine craftsmen from the historic preservation community of Charleston and the Low Country. The Cottage measures approximately 800 sq' and is approached by its own private paved drive with private parking. Outside the Cottage is a large brick patio surrounded by boxwood, azaleas and camellias and a pleasing water feature. Many magnolia trees and live oaks surround the Cottage which is about 150' behind the main house. The Cottage is completely self-contained with a full kitchen, bath/shower, living room with fireplace as well as a large bedroom with Queen 4 poster bed and sitting area. The living room and bedroom both have high cathedral ceilings. The roof of the Cottage is standing seam tin and makes for magnificent sleep during a rain storm. Guests have been telling us for many years that nothing has been overlooked in the decor or amenities for the Cottage. The kitchen is fully equipped with new stainless appliances and a granite counter top. There is a range, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, disposal, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, Keurig coffee maker, pots, pans, dishes and utensils. The bath has a tiled tub/shower and pedestal sink. Wide board heart pine floors are throughout. Linens are provided and a washer/dryer is available for guest use at the Cottage.
- Cottage800 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 nights
One of Summerville's earliest homes on over 1 1/2 acres of native landscape.
David and Jennifer Price
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Dec 2018
About David and Jennifer Price
David came to Summerville in 1974 to practice ophthalmology which he did as a solo general ophthalmologist until 'retiring' in 2012 to take a position caring for veterans and active duty service personnel at a joint eye clinic for the VA and DoD at the Naval Weapons Station. Jennifer is an Operating Room nurse and interior decorator and is the person responsible for the decorating and design touches on the property.
David and Jennifer Price purchased this Cottage in 1974
Why David and Jennifer Price chose Summerville
I fell in love with the property at first sight; the old house to lovingly and properly restore, the avenue of live oaks leading to the main house and a lovely community that I could easily become a part of. I have not been disappointed.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Cottage is a place of peace and quiet in a town that still has a village feel despite being less than 30 minutes from the Historic District of Charleston and even closer to the Historic Ashley River Plantation/Gardens of Middleton, Magnolia and Drayton Hall. There are many interesting small shops and several nice casual eating places within walking distance of the Cottage. The Cottage is situated in the midst of a very large block with most properties being larger than 1 acre, so there is very much a feeling of being in the country. It is an opportunity to experience Charleston and the Low Country of South Carolina and yet return to a more peaceful, less hectic environment at the end of a day in beautiful Historic Charleston.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfect for our needs
This is a fantastic place. We stayed a full week and had everything we needed. Towels, sheets, full kitchen and laundry. Located close to town and in a quiet neighborhood. Private area with table, chairs, beautiful garden right outside our door. If we return to this area we would most definitely stay here.
It is a pleasure for us to provide a superb experience for our guests.
Better than a B and B
An adorable cottage to yourself, with fabulous breakfasts. This was our 3rd trip with many more to come. Can’t say enough about this place. Absolutely love it!!!!
The cottage was beautiful as were the grounds. The Prices were so nice and gracious! We had a wonderful and relaxing time.
What a beautiful cottage! Every detail was attended to. A lovely private outdoor patio welcomed us home after the day's activities. Very convenient location to Summerville's downtown restaurants and shops. We would recommend to anyone looking for a getaway for short- or long-term!
Enjoyed our stay.
A very enjoyable stay in the beautiful Price House Cottage. Our expectations were exceeded in every way.
Nice furnishings in a quaint, upscale area.
The cottage seemed comfortable, and the owners seemed nice, and the surrounding area is great. But, when we rented the cottage for a month, the owner told me the outside was scheduled to be painted while we were there. Painting would have been fine, however what the owner failed to mention was the cottage was to be going through major exterior repairs including the cedar planks being removed from the structure with power tools 5 days a week, and old paint being removed with SMOKE! They dismantled the smoke detectors in the cottage for the entire month we were there, due to the vast amount of smoke filling the cottage on a daily basis. We finally said they needed to stop the smoke after paying the full balance of the monthly rent (we had nowhere else to go).
Again, everyone seemed nice, but the power tools, the noise, the construction materials, and smoke, including the interior smoke detectors being dismantled in an 1812 structure, should have been disclosed upfront.
We are sorry that our guests were disappointed and chose to express it in this manner. The guests were anxious to find a place to stay that was "pet friendly" during the interim between selling their house in another location and moving into a yet to be completed house here. They were told up front that the Cottage was scheduled to begin a restoration paint job and that our one professional painter would be removing old paint. They were also told that we could stop that process at anytime if it became an annoyance. Our painter asked each day prior to working on the Cottage if it was OK to do so. Once they indicated that the odor of the burning paint was an issue, the painter ceased that work there and switched to other projects on the property away from the Cottage. The only power tools used were the heat element which makes no noise and a sander which was used for only a few hours. Regarding the removal of damaged clapboards, this process involved removing about 6 short boards in the corner of the lean to utility room to expose the underlying studs and involved less than half of one day of work. We attempted to stay in communication with the guests about the ongoing work and redirected work elsewhere once they registered concern. Our painter works fairly much full time for us and has for many years. He is very aware of the importance of keeping guests happy.
BTW--the guests misrepresented their request to bring a pet with them. They stated that their dog was less than 20# and was definitely much larger. They also brought an undisclosed cat. There was additional cleaning involved during and after the stay for Kitty Litter, finding hidden cat play toys, and cat fur. We did not choose to exercise the additional charge for extra cleaning which we could have done.
We have, and always will work with our guests to ensure the wonderful stay that our previous guests have always experienced and written about.
David and Jennifer Price
Fifteen minute drive to the Ashley River Plantations (Middleton Gardens, Magnolia Gardens, and Drayton Hall). Less than an hour to Mepkin Abbey or Beidler Forrest. Less than an hour to several beaches.
Additional pricing information
Rental deposit is fully refundable if cancellation is made more than 30 days in advance. If cancellation is made less than 30 days in advance the renter will be refunded his deposit only if the property is able to be re-booked for the entire period reserved