Karples Garden 65A Garden View

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403, United States
Your host, Mark
8 Reviews
Response rate: 88%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Flexable rates and dates available!!!! New garden style 1 bedroom apartment 550 sq. ft. open floor plan with a designer kitchen and bath. Has a wonderful view of historic "Karpeles Manuscript Museum" small walled in garden with wrought iron gate. Includes a flat screen samsung tv, Comfortable couch, refrigerator, Microwave, gas cooker ,coffee maker, toaster, a small, cozy front porch , a brand new bathroom, studying table & designer lamps and a super comfortable queen seize bed. Internet, cable, linen, pots, pans and complete set of dishes! Perfect for a couple's weekend get away or for short business trips. Walking distance to all the restaurants, bars, farmers market and shopping. 2 blocks away from king street ! This house also comes with free parking ! Pet friendly

Interaction with Guests

Historic Smalls Alley are self check-in, check-out units.
A door code will be provided a few days before your arrival, also included will be a website with directions and a site map of HSA please review map before you leave home to become familiar with the property.
Don't worry if you need anything please email me if you need assistance.

The Neighborhood

'''''MID WEEK SPECIALS AVAILABLE WITH THIS AND ALL MY UNITS LISTED""" (search smalls alley on the web)

Getting around

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Free Trolley pick up at Cannon/ Coming St 1/2 block away.

Other Things to Note

All PETS must be approved prior to arrival. I have a pet fee of $75 Non-refundable deposit. No pets on the couch or beds, up to $150 additional fee for excessive pet clean up. There is a $200 pet fee if a pet is found in the unit without permission

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1020 /week
Monthly Price: $2400 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $55
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Great experience!
    Mark was easy to communicate with by email and responded quickly. Karples Garden 65A was clean, comfortable, and fun. The loft-style apartment has new appliances and granite counters. The coded lock system was easy. Everything inside was almost new, and the bed, sheets and pillows were totally comfortable. Wifi and good air-conditioning added to our creature comforts. Since we got there after dark, finding the place was a tad tricky for us the first time, it is actually behind Sweet Olive retail at 65 Spring, but you can also park behind Wild Flour Bakery (just steps away with delicious coffees, quiche and baked goods). Really nice to have free, off-street parking. We liked staying in the Upper King Street neighborhood, which is north of the visitor's center and College of Charleston. The free trolley route is only a couple short blocks away.
    The historic neighborhood is undergoing gentrification, so while there are restored homes and new construction, many of the old neighborhood shops and residents remain. Apparently this neighborhood was a busy shopping and residential district up until the 1960s then it began to fall into decay in the 70s, before it began a renaissance about ten years ago. We were happy to find multiple corner grocery stores, and several great bake shops nearby. (There's even a Buy-Lo not far away.) At first we thought the neighborhood looked a bit run down (but we are talking about wooden historic Charleston buildings here). Yet in no time we felt safe and at home. In fact we got in late the first night, so walked up Spring street to one of the little grocery stores. It was closed and the clerk was outside getting on his bike to ride home. When he heard we were visitors who wanted to buy coffee for the morning, he cheerfully re-opened the store.
    Mark's place is just a two blocks from trendy upper King street restaurants, retail and nightspots. We had a week in town, so we made it to The Ordinary (great oyster and seafood), HOM (casual, good food, ping pong table in back, affordable), Sugar Bake Shop (try the pecan chews and blueberry cupcakes), The Grocery (farm to table), Xiao Biscuit (Asian comfort food), Lana's... Stars has a cool outdoor rooftop deck. Take the Upper King Street Culinary Tour with local guide Giles ($60) to start off your visit. He is full of stories and your stomachs will be happily full afterwards. While we walked around the neighborhood he shared local history, including a visit to one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the country. If you are a foodie, there are nine James Beard award winners within about six blocks. We'll have to go back to try all the other good restaurants. We never made it to the Karples Museum across the street either, but from what I hear, talking to the museum curator is worth a visit.
    We definitely will want to stay here again when we return to Charleston.

    July 2014
  • I had a great stay at Karples Garden. The unit was very clean and was walking distance to everything in downtown Charleston. Self check in and check out was straight forward. I rented a car but never ended up driving anywhere because everything is so close by, but (email hidden) off the street and right in front of the unit was very convenient. Would definitely stay here again!

    June 2014
  • Everything about our stay at Karples Garden A was very easy and delightful. This studio apartment is clean and spacious. We never met Mark but he gave clear check in instructions and contact information. It was great to have off-street parking. The location is in the up and coming Spring street and was very walkable to some amazing restaurants, bakeries and bars. The free trolly was very convenient and easy to get downtown - although we also walked it several times also. To note, the trolly has changed their routes several times so only trust the map that you get on the bus!

    June 2014
  • Mark was very easy to work with, and the place was exactly as described and was perfect for my needs. There's a great coffee and pastry shop literally right around the corner, and there are tons of restaurants within walking distance. The place is only a few blocks from King St., and once you get on King, that's where all the restaurants are. Had a great stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

    May 2014
  • Great location in Charleston. Short walk to many great restaurants and shopping. The only time we didn't walk to eat was when it was raining. The room was perfect size for a long weekend with the wife and dog. Minor hiccup upon arrival but Mark was on top of things and got everything squared away.

    April 2014
  • The loft was gorgeously updated and very comfortable. The size was perfect - not too big and not too small. All the windows made it very bright but the curtains kept it dark when we wanted to sleep in. Opening the windows gave us great cross ventilation. We only stayed a few days, but would definitely come back for an extended stay. The location was nice, and the taco place around the corner was outstanding. The only thing we would want to have improved was the low water pressure. We love Charleston!

    April 2014
  • Clean, plenty of towels. Close to downtown.

    March 2014
  • Mark (email hidden) - he was very responsive when there was a mixup with our original reservation and quickly resolved the issue. He was also quick to respond when we contacted him with other questions about our stay. The place was lovely, the bed was comfy, and we had a wonderful stay.

    January 2014
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