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Restored servants' quarters for 1812 house in heart of Historic District

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

One of Summerville's earliest homes on over 1 1/2 acres of native landscape.

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.

David and Jennifer Price
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Summerville in Dorchester County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pet owner responsible for any damage caused by pet and any special cleaning required. Unable to accommodate cats.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tiled tub/shower with pedestal sink. Hair dryer. Gilcrest and Soames amenities
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen 4 poster bed with sitting area. Cathedral ceiling and ceiling fan. Sitting area. Queen sofa bed available in Living room with Airdream innerspring/air mattress giving thickness and comfort of quality conventional mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
The Cottage also serves as our B&B and the rates and availability on this website reflect periods when the Cottage is not booked as a B&B. The rates reflected here are for self catering and for a minimum stay of 7 nights. For guests staying longer than 1 week we require that weekly basic housekeeping service be accomplished by our housekeeper. This is included in the weekly fee but is in addition to the cleaning fee at turnover. We love our pets and responsible pet owners. Our pet policy is dogs must be well behaved, less than 20#, and crated when not attended by owner in Cottage. We are unable to accommodate cats. Owners of pets assume liability for all damages caused by pets, including any special cleaning required.


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Restored servants' quarters for 1812 house in heart of Historic District
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful as were the grounds. The Prices were so nice and gracious! We had a wonderful and relaxing time.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable stay in the beautiful Price House Cottage. Our expectations were exceeded in every way.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

Nice furnishings in a quaint, upscale area.

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay at everything here is so well kept we loved are experience!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Virginia

Unique and wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Meticulously crafted, private and convenient home--we loved our stay and will be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Interstate 26
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Summerville, South Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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31 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £37.77
Property Damage Protection £44.57
cleaning £37.77

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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