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Charleston Tea Party Private Tour Launches Historic Rental in Charleston

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***10% off between July 15 and September 30th***

Relax with a cup of tea or a Mint Julep in your downtown Historic Charleston apartment while others are fighting traffic. The Peninsula of Charleston is where you want to be if you are weary of the syncopated unrest of a crazy world. Come here and set your feet to a saner tempo, where Dubose Heyward and George Gershwin composed Porgy and Bess, the first American opera. The streets of Charleston have some thing to give them that walk them in a receptive mood that will make life forever richer. Charleston is America's best kept secret.

This is a spacious three bedroom, two bath apartment, with full kitchen and dining room. The back bedroom has a queen size reproduction Old Charleston Rice Bed and matching bathroom.

The front two bedrooms are of a double bed and another with twins. Bedside tables and lamps are on each side. Attention to details is visible in tatting and embroidery of white linens, carefully chosen period furniture, and vintage china and silver. The purpose is to give you an affordable Old Charleston experience, as if you lived here. There is a two car garage in back for off street parking.

The Charleston Tea Party Private Tour gives you a chance to get to know the vacation rental owner, a native Charlestonian, and have her as your own personal concierge. She takes you to breakfast on the Battery and to her house for Tea at lunch time.

Keywords: A 3 bedroom, two bath second floor apt in a two story house sleeps up to 7 in historic Charleston within walking distance of Ashley Hall, home of

Confederate Treasurer Trenholm, and Hominy Grill restaurant. Spacious and carefully appointed with fine touches of historic Charleston. Exposed beams in main room. Full kitchen and dining room.

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Laura Wichmann Hipp 843-577-5896

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Theme
    • away from it all
    • budget
    • family
    • historic
    • romantic
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • clothes dryer
    • air conditioning
      • Central air and heat with exposed beams in the living room
    • heating
    • towels provided
    • living room
    • iron & board
    • washing machine
      • in back of house on ground floor accessible outside
    • garage
      • 2 car
    • parking off street
    • wireless internet
    • linens provided
    • covered parking
      • a two car garage is for vacation rental and space to bring or rent bicycles. .
  • Kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
    • pantry items
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • dishwasher
    • kitchen
      • A large refrigerator, oven and stove are there as well as a coffee maker and tea pot and toaster
    • refrigerator
      • new and stocked with bread, owner's calamondin marmalade, flour, sugar, butter and a gallon of owner's mint iced tea from Charleston Tea Plantation.
    • cooking utensils
      • Pots, pans, vintage china & silverware are there for you. A mess of crabs can be bought at Seafood Alley, within walking distance near Spring & King. Boil them in the big white pot!
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1:
    • bathroom 2:
      • 2
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 7, beds for 7
    • bedroom 1:
    • bedroom 2:
    • bedroom 3:
    • other (see description):
      • Queen size Beds (1) This is a Rice Bed, famous for the carved wood as rice sheathes, a wedding present from our groomsman, George Kanellos., Double Beds (1) New mattress and box are on an old a Jenny Lind bed., Twin or Single Beds (3) Think Downton Abbey. White iron beds with new box and springs., Bunk Beds (1) A day bed is in the sitting room, which could be used as a seventh bed.
  • Suitability
    • pets not allowed
    • non smoking only
    • long-term renters welcome
    • children welcome
    • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Notes
    • Your owner becomes your personal concierge and guide when you go on her tour of her friends' homes and gardens in Historic Charleston. Priority is given first to rental guests who book her tour. Breakfast at 9 is included on her tour in a house on the Battery overlooking the Charleston Harbor and Ft. Sumter. Her tour by van allows you to go through the gates and front doors of historic properties not open to the public. You are then invited to the owner's private home for Tea overlooking the Ashley River to end a morning that becomes the highlight of the visit to Charleston.

activities and attractions in Charleston South Carolina

  • Attractions
    • live theater
    • restaurants
    • churches
    • synagogues
    • health/beauty spa
    • library
    • marina
    • playground
    • ruins
    • water parks
    • museums
  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • boating
    • eco tourism
    • scenic drives
    • shelling
    • shopping
    • beachcombing
    • walking
    • sight seeing
    • antiquing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • hunting
    • deepsea fishing
    • sailing
    • wind-surfing
    • swimming
    • surfing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • equestrian events
    • golf
    • kayaking
    • parasailing
    • pier fishing
    • tennis
    • water skiing
    • water tubing

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  • owner Laura Wichmann Hipp
  • phone 843-577-5896
  • 2nd phone 843-708-2228

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$300
$1,400
3 nights
 

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a weekly rate available of $1175

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traveler reviews for this charleston house rental

Location....Location....Location!

Review submitted: June 7, 2012   Date of arrival: May 7, 2012

204 Ashley was the perfect vacation rental for my mini-reunion with friends. I am from Charleston and knew right away that it's location was about 10 minutes by car from EVERYTHING anyone would want to do or see! On our visit we went to The Market for shopping, the Nathaniel Russell House, the Edmondston-Alston House, Fort Sumter, The Citadel, Middleton Plantation, Rainbow Row, my favorite ocean destination.....Folly Beach, and Many more! On Laura's Charleston Tea Party tour we got a wonderful look into several private homes and a wonderful Tea Luncheon at the end. 204 Ashley was the perfect size for my husband and I and 2 couples that wanted to see our home town. Every roIom was like being in a private home and was decorated "Charleston Style"! Fresh flowers everywhere and special breakfast fixing...including fresh bread, eggs, tea, coffee and Laura's homemade Calamondin Marmalade! There are 5 or 6 local restaurants that are within walking distance.....Hominy Grill and Five Loaves were both excellent. Did not get to Sugar, a noted Bakery...but I will definitely next time. Laura was so helpful and answered every question we could throw at her. Her private tour was fantastic and I must say, even as a Charlestonian, she gave us all a glimpse of real history.....from quoting lines from real diaries to telling stories handed down by family and friends! For a step back into history her tour is perfect......and 204 Ashley is the perfect place to start your journey. Thanks Laura!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Owners response: Thank you, Phyllis and friends. Your spirit of appreciation and joy in living is the spirit of Charleston and Southern hospitality that you take with you in your heart and actions, leaving a sweet aroma wherever you go. Thank you for your kind words and presents you left me on my front porch! Knock on the door and let's have tea next time!

Helpful votes: 9 / 18

 

Great place

Review submitted: April 12, 2014   Date of arrival: April 3, 2014

Four of us stayed for 3 days. It was a great place with a good location for the free trolley and close to the Hominy Grill - the best food we had all trip! It was nice to come back to a homey setting where we could share a bottle of wine, chat and discuss our plans for the next day. The homemade bread and preserves and the fresh eggs were a nice touch, and greatly appreciated.

Recommended for: girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car

Helpful votes: 2 / 4

 

The Perfect Location

Review submitted: March 26, 2014   Date of arrival: March 18, 2014

For convenience to all of Charleston, this apartment is the perfect location. Many popular attractions are just a few minutes away from this quaint, clean and welcoming site. Thank you to the owner for welcoming us with fresh flowers, items in the refrigerator, all the fixings for hot tea as well as homemade bread and marmalade. We could not ask for a more enjoyable vacation! We also loved the private tour through Charleston Tea Party Private Tours.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 2 / 4

 

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This vacation rental has been listed since 03/7/2012.