A Magical Month in "Our" Cozy Abode
Words sometimes don't accurately convey a rental listing. This was no exception: the description failed to completely reveal the utter charm of this property. Besides being perfectly appointed with an eye towards cottage chic interior design with original artwork throughout, there were few details that went unnoticed: from insect repellant at our fingertips on the comfortable deck to the high speed WiFI that worked anywhere in the house to the bouquet of flowers upon arrival to the French press coffee maker to the Egyptian cotton linens to the dual level thermostats -- every element transformed our stay to a welcoming quality respite. Besides the incredible location (we logged over 125 miles on our pedometer during our stay) and the fantastic meals and libations in this "Holy City"(we dined at over 40 restaurants) we could not imagine a more perfect month. Although not a large place, this is a perfect example when LESS IS MORE! We were not wanting for anything and in fact, upon returning home, we're wondering why we have so much useless space. Also, our jobs are somewhat portable so we continued to work through the power of the Internet -- this change of scenery enabled us to spend some quality time together, working side-by-side each day. Our hosts were beyond speedy with any inquiry, both in advance of our arrival and throughout our stay. A question regarding a vechicle in "our" parking spot was quickly reconciled (plus, two parking passes were on the kitchen table in the event we had visitors (and, we did!)). A question about falling autumn leaves (nicely landscaped courtyard with working fountain) was handled by the owner blowing them within hours of the inquiry (we would have gladly removed them). Everything was in perfect working order. Our only reservation about recommending this property is that it might not be available for our return visit! It is a GEM! Our favorite activities included: cycling across the Ravenel Bridge (we rented bicycles), enjoying Thanksgiving at Middleton Place, learning about the rice trade at Magnolia plantation, visiting the Edmondston-Alston House on the Battery, and touring the beach by mopeds on the Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island. Favorite drinking spots include: the Rarebit, McCrady's, and The Ordinary. Best meals: Five Loaves Cafe & Eli's Table. Best waitstaff with attitude: Martha Lou's Kitchen. Best memory - enjoying the company of our C of C senior who visited for home-cooked meals!

December 2013
150 Year Old Carriage House, Downtown Charleston
150 Year Old Carriage House, Downtown Charleston
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