Charleston, SC 

21 East Battery Bed and Breakfast

21 East Battery
Charleston, SC 29401 US
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Rates: $175 to $395
Total Rooms: 3
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (2 reviews)


Circa 1825. Cradled within the urban compound of the historic 1825 Edmondston-Alston House, this bed & breakfast includes a renovated and sequestered carriage house and servants' quarters. Enjoy off-street parking and a personable welcome from the helpful resident manager. Original beamed ceilings and heart-pine floors are accented with attractive antiques in the roomy carriage house. Gaze at the Charleston Harbor from the second-floor balcony. The two-story quarters boasts two bedrooms and a downstairs fireplace. A pre-stocked kitchen features fresh fruit, juices, pastries, and a gourmet breakfast.Publicity and Awards: Described in the 2009 March/April edition of Southern Accents as having "the best address in town"!.Location: City/Urban, Waterfront and Historic Downtown Charleston.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $175 to $395
Payment types accepted include Visa, Travelers Checks, Discover, Master Card and American Express.
Rooms: This property has 3 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces and 1 guest house.
The types of beds available include Queen.


Cancellation: Reservations must be canceled 14 days in advance of arrival in order to get required deposit returned. A $75 administration fee will be charged on all cancellations. Deposit is forfeited if canceled within the 14 days.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast.
Types of meals: Catered Breakfast, Continental Plus Breakfast and Snacks/Refreshments.
Amenities In Room: Telephone, Heating, Iron/Ironing Board, Snack Bar, Refrigerator, Fireplace, DVD, Coffeemaker, Cable TV, Bathrobes, Bath Amenities, Air Conditioning, Wireless Internet Access, Television and Hair Dryer.
Amenities On Site: Suitable for Events.
Business Traveler Amenities: Desk, Flexible Check in/out Times, Gym Nearby, Hair Dryer, Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board, Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, Television and Wireless Internet Access.


Events Hosted: Romantic Getaways, Weddings, Honeymoons, Seminars and Meetings.
Other Activities: Amusement Park, Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Tennis and Water Sports.

Historic Interest

21 East Battery was built in 1825, one of the first dwellings constructed along the High Battery, during the tenure of the property's first owner, Charles Edmondston. Later, in 1838, second-owner Charles Alston extensively remodeled the house, adding significant Greek Revival details. The rear dependency originally served as a stable and livery for the wealthy rice planter's fine horses and handsome town carriages. The quarters once housed the servants who helped make 21 East Battery one of the city's showplaces of style and gracious entertaining. Today, the property once again welcomes visitors to the city where hospitality has always been an art.
Historic Awards: State Register (Granted), State Historical Site (Granted), National Register (Granted), National Historical Site (Granted), Local Register (Granted) and City Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: State Historical Society, National Trust, Local Historical Society and City Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: Edmondston-Alston House (on premises) Middleton Place (13 miles), Drayton Hall (8 miles)