Gotta love the oak trees for a little shade and privacy.This is the porch and courtyard private entrance through the gated fence.
Polly's Chaz Digs: walkable/downstairs
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5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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4 beds
1 bath
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1200s.f. Light filled, airy 2 bedroom apartment with 10' ceilings, tall windows, + the bonus is a cozy furnished porch & courtyard treated for mosquitos. Master has a four poster queen bed, second bedroom has 2 antique brass twin beds+comfy twin air mattress. Fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, and plenty of dishes. Classic Charleston bathroom: reglazed antique porcelain sink, & iron claw foot tub with shower head. The living room has a fabulous pink Milo Baughman sectional sofa.

The space

1200 sf. This is a fabulous 1880 home with great architectural details like 10 foot ceilings, pretty woodwork, a porch which is essential to Southern living, lots of windows, and light. Original hardwood floors, granite countertops, eat in kitchen, pretty non working fireplaces, fun art, comfortable beds, soft bedding and linens, nice towels, toiletries-down to cotton balls, q tips, and makeup removal wipes, plus a stocked kitchen.

You enter the apartment through the gated fence to the right of the front door. Proceed through the courtyard to the porch where there are 4 red french bistro chairs and a table, as well as a larger square bamboo table with two canvas directors chairs. The apartment opens to the kitchen/dining area with a fireplace, dw, plenty of cabinets stocked with glasses, enough cookware and utensils to actually prepare meals, granite countertops, and a round table with four chairs. Other chairs may be brought in from outside if needed.
The smaller bedroom with two twin beds is at the back of the house to the right of the kitchen. The living room is centrally located and has a pink chenille Milo Baughman sectional, original artwork, Comcast cable tv, wifi. The living room doors open to the porch with shutters that may be closed outside for privacy, and to keep the space cooler in the warmer months.

The bathroom is off of the living room. It has a newly glazed original sink with new handles, a new Toto Soft close toilet seat, and a clawfoot tub with a handheld shower head that locks in place. There is a stackable washer and dryer in the bathroom, detergent pods, and fabric softener are provided.

The living area leads to the large master bedroom which is located at the front of the house. It has a four poster bed with plenty of pillows, a custom upholstered Florence Knoll bench at the foot of the bed, a non working fireplace, and plenty of light. There are lined linen curtains in this bedroom. The room has a vertical fan to keep air moving, an antique brass garment rack to hang clothes.
Each bedroom has a zen chromotherapy sound machine to help you sleep more soundly at night.

Guest access

Everything- once you enter the gated courtyard and porch, the whole space is yours.

Polly's Historic Digs: walkable is upstairs with its own private entrance through the front door. This is the downstairs apartment thus is gets the courtyard, porch, and full downstairs living space.

Interaction with guests

Of course, I am always available to help guests if there are any questions.

Other things to note

The driveway is shared with the upstairs apartment. I recommend parking in a garage then using Uber and Lyft, or biking and walking around for convenience. Charleston is a small city, and parking can become annoying.

While making repairs this summer I discovered that this historic house had no insulation. To resolve the noise issue, the whole house was completely insulated with noise deafening results in August 2017. I also have sound machines with chromotherapy in each bedroom to help guests get a better nights sleep. The bathroom sink and fixtures have been updated this summer. There are new handles on the bathroom sink, a soft close Toto toilet seat was installed, and the sink was reglazed.


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Wireless Internet
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Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $143 NZD
Security Deposit $359 NZD
Weekly Discount: 21%
Weekend Price $359 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad

- This is a non smoking property. No pets allowed. No house parties permitted. Guest must be 25 years of age or older to rent house. Minors may not be left unattended at any time.
- All food, trash, recycling, and belongings must be removed prior to departure. Doors must be locked prior to leaving the property. Please treat my home well.


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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

38 Reviews

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Wesley User Profile
October 2017
Solid place with easy access to downtown Charleston. Polly was great, addressed questions quickly, and was really helpful with restaurant suggestions. I'd stay again!

Amy User Profile
September 2017
Polly is such a responsive, helpful host. Her place is very cute, clean, and well decorated. It was well stocked with extra amenities that we all appreciated like shampoo/conditioner/soap, fans for each room on top of central A/C, plenty of extra linens/towels, and fully stocked kitchen necessities. The house is on a busier intersection, so I wish there were better window treatments for privacy, and the house doesn't have great lighting so it can be a bit dark. Even so, the house is located close to lots of walkable restaurants/bars, and I highly recommend staying here if you're visiting Charleton!
Polly User Profile
Response from Polly:
Hi Amy, I'm making improvements this week like ordering new light fixtures to make the apt. brighter. The curtains and blinds are arriving after I add new paint this week for the Fall season. This place is a work in progress, getting better all the time with your helpful feedback! I'll give you a deal to see the improvements! Best, Polly
September 2017

Melanie User Profile
August 2017
Polly is a great host. She communicated with me multiple times before my trip to share recommendations and tips for Charleston. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised by the bright, colorful decor, and the spacious rooms. It's exactly what I'd like to think my Charleston apartment would look like if I lived there, and actually got around to decorating it. The location is 10-15 min walk to King Street and 2-3 blocks to Xiao Bao Biscuit and Hominy Grill - both a must try! I hadn't explored this neighborhood on other Charleston trips, but was happy to find little treasures like Five Loaves Cafe, Mac & Murphy, and Cannon Green. We will definitely try to visit again soon!

Andrew User Profile
July 2017
Polly's spot was fantastic. Beautiful, gracious home with well-sized bedrooms. Located in hip neighborhood close to downtown. Very easy check-in process and easily reachable. Highly recommended!
Polly User Profile
Response from Polly:
Thank you! My neighborhood is getting better all the time. Please come back! Best, Polly
July 2017

Gabriela User Profile
July 2017
Polly was a great host. She is understanding and super accommodating. The listing was not right for our stay and had to move out. Polly treated us with respect and understanding. Communication with her was super easy, the listing was very clean.
Polly User Profile
Response from Polly:
Thank you! Since your departure, insulation has been added to the entire house. While doing repairs we discovered that this house lacked insulation from it's 1880's construction. The blinds have been replaced. I also added noise machines with chromatherapy to help with the ambience for sleep. The city was very loud, and ex My neighbors are renovating, and gutting their homes. It's a time of progress on my block. Your visit during a holiday weekend was a peak weekend for noise, and lots of traffic in the city.
July 2017

Arthur User Profile
June 2017
Really comfortable and spacious. A bit out the way but Uber was cheap.

Jillian User Profile
May 2017
Great place with enough space for 4 adults. Located quietly just north of upper king street and easily accessible to some favorite local spots downtown. Polly is an excellent host and went out of her way to ensure that we were comfortable and provided us with excellent recommendations for our trip!! Don't hesitate to rent with Polly!

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Polly User Profile

I love to travel and explore new places. For you, coming to Charleston, I suggest checking out to see what's happening when you are in town. The Charleston City Paper also has best picks of what to do each week.

I have a few properties in Charleston, and Folly Beach, SC. Both the city and beach town are delightful and dear to me and my family. Search for Polly's Folly Oceanfront home to see one of my houses and verify my background.

Designer Angie Hranowsky helped me pull Polly's Chaz Digs together for your use. This is a classic, simple, spacious Charleston home built in 1880. The intention of of my house is not to stuff it with beds and furniture. My ideal is to provide guests with clean, airy living environments while in town. If friends and family want to travel together while preserving privacy, there is another great apartment downstairs.

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Response time: within an hour

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