The Engle by StayDuvet @ Crosstown at King!

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Area: 1100 sq. feet

Welcome to The Engle - our one-of-a-kind Downtown Charleston stay. Located right off of King Street in the Crosstown neighborhood. Just 1 mile north of Marion Square Park and the heart of Charleston. Only a few steps from King St 20 minutes from Charleston Int'l Airport 20 minutes from local beaches

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The Space

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride at our single-story cottage stay, “The Engle” - with 2bd/2ba this home would be ideal for groups/families of up to 4 people. Located just off of King Street with its own private parking area, so parking and proximity are no issue here. As you arrive outside the home, you might feel as if you’ve stepped into a fairytale with the whimsical coral exterior and ornate finishes. Step inside to the combined kitchen/dining/living space - where you will find a comfortable lounge area with a newly-updated HDTV to enhance your stay. The perfect place for everyone to hang out and watch a movie/show to wind down the night. Across the room in the kitchen/dining area, there’s seating for four at the bar top where you and your crew can share some laughs over a good home-cooked meal. For your convenience, the kitchen has been fully stocked with all of the basic cooking/kitchenware necessities, so you’ll have everything you need. In addition to the living areas, this home also contains two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. One of the full bathrooms can be found in the hallway off of the kitchen - this bathroom is to be shared between the common areas and bedroom one. Inside bedroom one, you will find it has been adorned with a plush king-size bed and decorated with chic coastal accents. This space is sure to put you in a good mood and getcha a good night's sleep. The second bedroom has also been furnished with a king-size bed and is accompanied by its own sitting area + private en-suite. Perfect to use as the master or adults room if you’re staying with kids. Like what you hear? Come get cozy at The Engle and enjoy all that this cute little cottage has to offer.

Guest Access

Guests will have access to the entire space along with all the appliances and amenities provided with the listing.

Interaction with Guests

Our team can provide self- check-in instructions for your convenience. If you need anything at all, we can be reached via text or phone. Our 5* hosting services company, StayDuvet, will be on hand throughout your stay; from checking you in, to giving you recommendations for things to do! Once booking is confirmed, all guests gain exclusive access to our carefully curated magazine with the best local things-to-do such as the best restaurants & bars, water-sports, boat rentals, massages, private chefs, helicopter rides, walking tours, and ghost tours. Unlock Hotel Amenities with your home: All guests staying with us will have FULL ACCESS to The Wonderer. The oasis-themed adults-only campus includes a cafe, restaurant, bar, gym, workspace, and pool! After you’ve confirmed your booking, you will receive a link to book your time to visit the Campus. Please note that fitness classes and private events/shows are offered for an additional rate. If you are arriving early before check-in or need a place to relax after check-out, this is the PERFECT place to enjoy while you wait. The Wonderer was created for and caters to those who seek a more meaningful balance between social connection, professional life, and personal wellness. Room Service (Downtown Properties Only): Stay Duvet is proud to offer Room Service provided by Babas on Cannon. We offer a wide selection ranging from breakfast, lunch, pantry staples, bottled wine, cocktails, and beer. Please download the iPhone or Android App to start placing your order which will be given to you at the time of booking.

Other Things to Note

*Once your Confirm Booking at a StayDuvet property, you will Unlock EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to Charleston's Premier Lifestyle & Wellness Club: THE WONDERER! The Wonderer is an adults-only (age 21+) club offering social, work, and wellness amenities in a resort-style environment. From daily fitness classes and social events to multiple lounges and workspace options, a swimming pool with cabanas, all-day dining and drinking, live music entertainment, and more, there’s hardly a reason to ever leave. Experience Charleston’s very own downtown oasis and enjoy a true departure from the norm.* THIS PROPERTY IS LEGAL AND LICENSED BY THE CITY OF CHARLESTON! Bag drop provided through a third party for an additional fee. We kindly ask you to utilize the washer and dryer if available in the unit to freshen linens. Unlike a hotel, we have limited linens and towels for our guests and must wash them between each stay off-site. We have provided laundry detergent for your convenience. INCLUDED WITH EACH STAY: Complimentary Free High-Speed Internet/WiFi Complimentary locally packaged Coffee Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues) Hotel Quality Bath Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, body wash, lotion) Dish/Laundry Detergents Hair Dryer/Iron/Ironing Board Towels/Linens Basic Cooking/Kitchenware Pets are NOT allowed with the only exception of certified service animals IF Proper paperwork is provided prior to Check-in! Room Service: Stay Duvet is proud to offer Room Service provided by Babas on Cannon. We offer a wide selection ranging from breakfast, lunch, pantry staples, bottled wine, cocktails, and beer. Please download the iPhone or Android App to start placing your order which will be given to you at the time of booking. If a Mandatory Evacuation Order for Charleston County is given during the dates of your stay, The Owner/Host or the Property Management Company shall refund 100% of all deposits, payments and / or monies paid by the traveler within 72 hours. Owner/Host or Property Management Company shall have no further liability with respect to the Reservation. Please note that if there is inclement weather in the other 49 states, prohibiting the traveler (or guests in traveler’s group) from getting to Charleston, a refund will not be issued and, Owner/Host or Property Management Company shall have no liability with respect to the Reservation. During months where there is a potential for inclement weather, such as hurricane season, we strongly suggest travelers obtain insurance. No Smoking Allowed. Violators will be fined for in-room smoke damages. Smoking is ONLY permitted outside of the property, but please try to keep at least 10 feet from the doors to keep smoke from trailing inside. Firearms are not allowed in any of our private residences. Any firearms left behind at a property will be turned over to local police without notice to guest. This is a licensed and legal Short Term Rental. Neighborhood quiet hours are from 10pm-8am. If violated the city will issue a $1047 fine. Guests are also responsible for following the City of Charleston's Ordinance rules under Section 54-227. Our city is growing quickly. With that growth comes construction. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do about the resulting noise or the current, cosmetic state of some neighboring buildings. During your stay, this shouldn’t be too bothersome, since the city’s noise ordinance dictates quiet hours between 10pm & 8am. 10+ Day Stays are subject to an additional cleaning fee at host's discretion Please use painters tape if you plan on using tape to decorate for an event. If the wall is damaged due to tape removal or decorations, you will have to pay $500 for repainting. THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE!!!

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The Basics
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Luxury Linens
  • Towels
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Shampoo
  • TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Body Soap
  • Conditioner
  • Air conditioning
Kitchen & Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Machine
  • Freezer
Extras
  • Balcony
  • Free Parking on Premises
Bedroom 1
1 King Bed
Bedroom 2
1 King Bed
The Neighborhood

Upper King: The house is located in the heart of the charming and trendy Upper King district of downtown Charleston. With its friendly neighbors, cozy restaurants, and tree-lined streets, our neighborhood will immerse you in Charleston’s classic charm. This house is perfect for a family or group seeking a fun, culinary, and cultural vacation. Popular dining spots in the neighborhood include Leons, Little Jacks, Melfi's, Maison, Rodney Scotts, Berkeleys, The Ordinary, The Grocery, Xiao Bao Biscuit, Bistronomy, Chubby Fish, Pink Cactus, and the Graft (Wine) or Vintage (Cocktails) for drinks. We recommend going to The Daily for a cup of locally-roasted coffee and their delicious cookies and cakes. The house is only a short walk from the very popular King Street where you will find a multitude of great shops – including antique shops and fashion boutiques – as well as an endless list of buzzing restaurants and Charleston's best nightlight scene. Publix is conveniently located nearby on Lockwood Drive as well. The neighborhood is also within walking distance to CofC, MUSC, Roper, and the Citadel.

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Getting Around

You can walk anywhere and everywhere in Downtown Charleston, but just in case, here is a list of the top transportation services: Uber and Lyft Charleston Black Cab Limo Company (Can accommodate 1-200 people) Downtown: Charleston Pedicab Bike Taxi Charleston Rickshaw

Owner Story

The ethos of our company is solidified in the founders’ steady resolve to find one of the rare avenues in which all parties - the guest, the homeowner, and the community - share in great benefit. We are pioneers of a new era in the hospitality industry, bringing together the concierge aspect of a high end hotel and the freedom and comfort of home rentals to create an unparalleled travel experience for the savvy vacationer. Each stay comes with the essential amenities you would expect in a hotel, along with 100% cotton sheets and a clean and crisp Duvet for every stay. Upon booking, we also provide a "locals guide" catered by locals just for our guests.

Policies

Check-In Time: 16:00:00

Check-Out Time: 11:00:00

Cancellation Policy: Strict

Rental Agreement

House Rules

No parties/events


No smoking allowed


No Pets

Reviewed case by case.


Children allowed


Guests must climb stairs

several front porch stairs


Potential for Noise


Minimum age of primary renter: 25

Max occupancy: 4

Reviews

Avg. Rating:

Gracen

September 2022

Great area, right on the outskirts of downtown. Very clean and very nicely decorated. A perfect trip!


Alex

August 2022

Wonderful home. Clean, pretty, and has everything you’ll need. If you’re renting a car it’s a 10/10!


Caroline

August 2022

We stayed at the Engle for 4 nights in late August (3 guests). Overall we had a nice stay with some comments: Pros:  1) Entire house was very clean and well decorated. The kitchen was particularly great with a gas stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge, and large sink. 2) Showers had more than enough hot water for 3 people showering around the same time. 3) Host was responsive and check in and check out process was very simple and hassle-free. (We were not asked to run laundry, wash dishes, turn out sheets/bedding, etc. Only request was to take out the trash.) Host also accommodated our request for slightly earlier check in. Cons:  1) LOCATION: It's somewhat to be expected as the downtown area has lots of stores and not many houses/space to put Airbnbs, but this property is pretty far from the downtown area if you don't have a car. Took 15 minutes each way to walk to the visitor center/Charleston Museum, about 30 min each way to walk to the historic market, and about 45 min each way to walk to the Old Exchange (probably even longer to get to other locations along the battery). Considering that we were already walking a lot between different attractions, the extra 30 minutes to get back to the house in the Aug heat/humidity were quite inconvenient, especially when we were hauling groceries. Also, the neighboring property appears to be an Airbnb as well and feels generally safe, but after leaving the property parking lot it's basically a highway overpass and some abandoned lots for a while before reaching the main street/shopping area. We personally didn't feel that safe walking there after dark so we opted to call Ubers instead at night. 2) The house itself is a bit small (there is nothing besides the bedrooms/bathrooms, small living area, and kitchen as seen in the photos); it worked okay for 3 people, but might be a bit cramped for 4. 3) Some comments about the house as of the time of writing this review (it's possible that the owner may address these issues in the future): (a) It seems that there is no cold water in the house. The "cold" faucets seem to produce lukewarm water so we were only able to choose between lukewarm and hot water. (Strangely, which direction on the faucet was "hot" and which was "lukewarm" also seemed to switch at times?? We thought we were imagining it at first, but it happened on the kitchen sink several times and left us very confused at how to get colder water). Probably not an issue in the winter, but we definitely needed the cold water in August. (b) The thermostat is a bit unresponsive. We had it constantly set to 70 degrees, but it always hovered somewhere around 73-76 degrees. (c) This might not be an issue for some people, but the front door has a large transparent glass pane so that someone outside can easily see into the living area/kitchen. We tried to keep our valuables inside the bedrooms (away from view of the front door).  ***Not a comment about the property but may be useful to other guests: For some reason Uber maps does not seem to recognize how to get to this house efficiently from downtown; it plots an extremely roundabout route that goes too far north of the house, then takes a highway to come back down south. We had some drivers that used other navigation programs and did not use the roundabout route, but others did do the inefficient highway circle route. This may affect your Uber fare and/or the time it takes drivers to arrive. 


Michael

August 2022

This cozy cottage is was in a great location, making it easy to walk to downtown Charleston or hop onto the highway for an excursion into the surrounding areas. There is a bit of road noise from Hwy 17, but otherwise, this rental suited all of our needs.


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