4 Person Vacation Rental - Charleston, SC
- One Bedroom
- Two Bathrooms
- One Queen Bed (Rice Bed)
- One Sleeper Sofa
- Sleeps 4
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
- Outdoor area
- One Off-Street Parking Space
- Pet Friendly
Fun atmosphere and in a historic home this 1 bedroom carriage house located in the Cannonsboro/Elliotsboro neighborhood in Charleston is a perfect retreat for your next vacation. 4B features original hardwood floors, a loft style bedroom, 2 full baths and a fully equipped kitchen with all of the cooking essentials. Walk Away Stays provides the highest quality luxury linens, towels, hotel style toiletries and the finest Charleston roasted coffee for your convenience. The living room has a TV with cable channels, and a sleeper sofa for additional guests. One of the two full baths is downstairs for your additional guests. Upstairs in the loft style bedroom, you will find a queen size 4 poster Charleston Rice Bed and private bath. Other great amenities include one off-street parking space, a full size washer and dryer and an outdoor patio area with seating.
This unit contains a historic rice bed. The history of the rice bed originates in 1750, when furniture craftsman Thomas Elfe received a commission to design several pieces of furniture for a wealthy landowner in North Carolina. One of the requested pieces included the rice bed, also known as the Charleston rice bed or a plantation bed.
The originator of the rice bed, Thomas Elfe, was based in Charleston, South Carolina. A highly sought-after tradesperson and one of the premier cabinetmakers of the 18th century, Elfe followed the Chippendale school of design in his furniture pieces.
Rice beds were primarily designed to allow for better air circulation during steamy summers. The mattress frame is high off the ground, while the headboard is low and sometimes completely removable. Before air conditioning, beds were moved to the center of the room during hot weather for a cooler sleep. In winter, a bed could be “dressed”—draped with a canopy above and bed skirts below—for warmth. Posts stand at the four corners of the bed. These rounded posts contain elaborate carvings -- primarily of rice or tobacco, as these two crops were prevalent in the South at the time and provided a good source of income to plantation owners.
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"It was a centrally located, beautiful house with everything I needed! The guest house is within walking distance to everything in Charleston and definitely close to some hot spots including Hominy Grill and Xao Bao Biscuit! It had everything I needed/wanted including full kitchen, TV, washer and dryer, and my own personal parking spot. We just had two people but could definitely accommodate more. Also our interactions with the owner/property manager were minimal but when our coffee maker didn't work, we immediately got a new one. Would definitely stay here again!!" -Kathryn, September 2017