5 Br Rental In The Heart Of The City Close To Everything
Why Lizzy Millar chose Downtown Charleston
We are located on the SE corner of Meeting and Queen Streets, in the historic French Quarter District in downtown Charleston, SC, within what was the old walled city. The land was part of a Colonial land grant in 1695. The present building dates to 1854. It has hosted a colorful array of occupants since then, including a 19th century grocery store, billiards saloon, BBQ restaurant, liquor store, law firm, art gallery, and present-day antiques store with residences above. Free parking on adjacent parking lot during non business hours. In our family since 1968, we have transformed the second floor as a city-licensed luxury vacation rental, perfect for family reunions, group getaways, small business retreats, or wedding parties (the apartment is within 3 blocks of multiple famous churches and reception halls). We have enjoyed many years of meals, cocktails, and good conversation on the piazza, admiring the view. Now it is time to share our home as your newfound home-away-from-home
What makes this Condo unique
Order your groceries before you arrive! One less thing to worry about during your vacation. Groceries Ahead is a great company who can provide this service to you at an affordable rate in the Charleston area. Check out their website for more information: http://groceriesahead.com/ We do provide a "starter kit" for each renter which includes: 4 toilet paper rolls,, 1 paper towel roll, hotel soaps for sinks, showers, bathtub, a small dish liquid and a sponge beside the kitchen sink, 3 dishwasher tablets, 2 dishtowels, 2 13-gallon kitchen trash can liners, and small 4-gal trash can liners for the small trash cans throughout the home
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Our group of 11 stayed here for a bachelorette party and we really enjoyed it! We had a minor issue with the fridge staying cold but the property manager was prompt in her response and help. This is a great location and we would stay here again!
We had such a nice time here!! Lots of space, charming home, and a great location!!! Definitely a great spot to stay when visiting Charleston!!
Perfect location for a girls trip
This property was in the best location we could have asked for! Everything was just as described when we arrived and Lizzy was great to work with! The beds were comfortable and large as well as the bedrooms. The porch was also a huge plus for us as we enjoyed each morning outside. We had 10 girls and fit comfortably and never felt cramped. We would all most definitely return!
We had a great time exploring Charleston. Property was in a great location. Plenty of room for our guests, but had a slight musty smell when we arrived. Spiral staircase to front door wasn’t ideal especially because the luggage elevator did not work after several attempts. We did not have time to call the property manager because of our timeline and being stuck in the rain, so we carried it all up.
Overall, we had a great time and would recommend.
This property was classic and wonderful with a balcony that could not be beat! The location is great and makes it easy to navigate all of downtown Charleston. It was great for a group with plenty of space.
The location is perfect! Close to everything. The rooms are spacious and inviting. The bathrooms and showers are a bit small, but that is typical for a historic home. Not a big deal! The only two minor problems we had were, getting the a/c to go lower than 72, which the manager had someone come out and fix, and the WiFi would only work in the rear of the house.
One suggestion I would give the owner is to make sure guests understand the parking arrangements prior to booking. There is no parking for the property during the day. You can only park on the property at night. There is a super close (1/2 block) parking garage close by, but it’s $20/day per vehicle. We had 3 vehicles parked there for 4 days. That’s $240 in parking... yikes! However, I still feel like the rental was a good deal for the location. There are places much further away from the action that were more expensive, even after adding the parking. I think though, if we had a better understanding of the parking arrangement ahead of time then we could have tried to carpool there, and save some money. Just a suggestion!
Other than that, a perfect week at a perfect rental. I will definitely use this rental again!!
We are so so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the condo and in Charleston!! I am sorry there was a miscommunication about the parking. It is outlined in our listing and in the rental agreement we send for you to sign when booking. I do hope you will come and stay with us again in the future.
Charleston is a singularly beautiful city, with a wealth of farm-to-table restaurants and plenty to do. 120 Meeting Street sits squarely in the center of it all. Whether you've come here to sight-see, dine, wed, shop, hit the surf or get to work, you'll find that most everything is either within walking distance or a short ride away (pedicabs are a great way to get around downtown).
Within a few blocks of 120 Meeting Street are award-winning restaurants Sermet's Downtown, Husk, FIG, Cypress, SNOB, and McCrady's, plus laid-back favorites like "Fast & French," Minero, and Poogan's Porch. Also close by are venerable seafood eateries Hank's, Pearlz Oyster Bar, and Fleet Landing. Stock up on artisanal goodies for picnics or cocktail parties by walking to either Bull Street Gourmet or the adorable, well-curated wine and cheese shop Goat Sheep Cow.
A handful of some of Charleston's finest bars are within blocks. Head to the Mezz for Charleton's finest live jazz, or to Husk Bar for creative cocktails, regional bar snacks, and a serious bourbon collection. The bars at both Cypress and McCrady's are chic and popular. Nestle into The Gin Joint on East Bay Street and let the talented bartenders surprise you. Or head to rooftop bars at Market Pavilion, the Vendue, or Restoration Hotel for spectacular skylines and sunset sipping. As for Charleston's booming craft beer scene, you don't necessarily need to visit the actual distillery (though it's fun to sign up for a Brews Cruise). Many area bars carry local suds. From 120 Meeting Street, walk over to Craftsmen Tap House for plenty of choices.
Take a stroll three blocks down Queen Street to famous Waterfront Park, or head a few blocks south to marvel at palatial historic homes, a few of which are open for tours (we recommend the Nathanial Russell House and the Edmonston-Alston House). Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for the clucking of free-range guinea fowl on lower Legare Street. Witness the heritage of Gullah sweetgrass basket weaving at the City Market, and just south of our rental (a few vendors set up on Meeting Street). Stroll down Meeting Street past Washington Park to White Point Gardens. Take a walking tour, hop in a horse-drawn carriage, or snag a spot on a sailboat. But mostly, just get out and walk. You can't go wrong.
Whether you are planning a Charleston wedding or attending one, 120 Meeting Street is ideally situated. You'll find scores of wedding venues less than 5 blocks away (to name a few: St. Philips, St. Michael's, First Presbyterian, Circular Congregational, First Baptist, Cathedral of St. John, Unitarian Church, St. Johns Lutheran, etc.). Engagement photos along our picturesque streets, parks, and waterfronts, are popular, too. Reception venues abound, such as the nearby Hibernian, Society Hall, Exchange Building, Mills House Ballroom, McCrady's Long Room, and countless others.
Charleston hosts year-round happenings, so plan your visit accordingly. 120 Meeting Street is centrally located for downtown festivals such as January's Charleston Restaurant Week, February's Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE), March's Wine + Food Festival, April's annual Tour of Houses and Gardens and Bridge Run, May's Charleston Food Film Festival, May/June's popular SPOLETO Festival, July's Palette & Palate Stroll, August's BevCon wine and spirits festival, September's Taste of Charleston, October's Annual Fall Tour of Homes & Gardens, and December's holiday decorations, shopping, and Christmas traditions. There honestly isn't a bad season or off-season for visiting the Holy City.
You don't need a car to enjoy Charleston's downtown offerings (you can walk, rent a bike or a bicycle-built-for-two, take a pedicab, or call a Green Taxi). But if you arrive by car, opportunities await farther afield. Head to the beach (Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island, and Folly are all roughly twenty minutes away). Visit the ancient Angel Oak on John's Island. Explore beautifully landscaped plantations (Drayton Hall, Boone Hall, Magnolia, Middleton Place). Hike through old rice fields (Caw Caw Interpretive Center) or along walkways above swampy cypress groves (Francis Marion State Forest). Rent kayaks on Shem Creek, or hire private boat companies to take you to barrier islands in search of prehistoric sharks teeth. Take a surf lesson on Folly Beach. Play a round of golf on Kiawah's jaw-dropping Ocean Course. Watch the sun set as you slurp down oysters at the iconic Bowen's Island waterfront restaurant. The possibilities are endless.