Come relax in our appealing home away from home atmosphere, in charming downtown Charleston, SC. Located in historic Harleston Village, Merhaven Bed no Breakfast has been described by our guests as "casually elegant", "highly affordable", "adorned with amazingly, beautiful gardens", and "a lovely place to stay". Built in 1928, this arts and crafts bungalow offers two spacious guest rooms with 10' ceilings, lots of windows, hardwood floors, and beautiful, comfortable decor. The newly renovated (2014), shared bathroom offers a beautifully tiled walk-in shower. Our large, open courtyard and lush gardens offer the perfect place to unwind and appreciate the soft coastal air, after a delightful day of touring, shopping, or playing on the beach. Enjoy comfy chairs, situated around beautifully manicured spaces, while the sound of the water from our fountains offers a relaxing backdrop to the hum of the city. A short walk will find you in the heart of the downtown shopping district. Several breakfast cafes and gourmet restaurants are within a 10 minute walk. Located within close proximity to the White Point Gardens, the Battery, and several city parks, we are also near the Medical University of South Carolina, and just down the street from the College of Charleston. We are a mere fifteen minute drive to one of three area beaches: Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan's Island. Merhaven is not available for occupancy from June 13, 2014- August 21, 2014.
Large corner room, with one queen bed and one double bed. Hardwood floors, central heat and air, in-room ceiling fan. Five windows, with beautiful window treatments, open to let in fresh air, as desired. In room: wall-mounted cable TV, free Wi-Fi, coffee & tea service, small fridge, Iron/Board, and Blowdryer. Adjacent to the parking area as well as to the courtyards and gardens. Newly renovated (2014), shared bathroom features walk in shower and tiled floor. Family friendly, however, if traveling with children under six, we request that you rent both rooms.
Large room with Queen Bed, Twin Daybed, & Twin Trundle Bed - all made up with the highest quality linens. The three large windows open to let in fresh air, as desired, and overlook the courtyard and gardens. In room: hardwood floors, central heat and air, ceiling fan, wall mounted Cable TV, free Wi-Fi, coffee & tea service, small fridge, iron/board, & blowdryer. Newly renovated (2014), shared bathroom features walk in shower and tiled floor. Family friendly, however, if traveling with children under six, we request that you rent both rooms. If rented as a suite, both rooms together can sleep six to seven.
4.2 on April 07, 2014
Wonderful place! We will definitely stay again.
4.2 on April 03, 2014
During our stay at Merhaven Bed No Breakfast, I found myself using the phrase "when we get home"--not when we get back to the hotel. Since these rooms are part of a home, it doesn't feel commercial. The rooms have delightful, hand-crafted decorations and there is a charming garden. Merhaven is one block away from Calhoun Street and the free trolley so it is very convenient to get around, although I frequently walked to Meeting or King Street attractions. I had some misgivings about the "No Breakfast" situation, but our innkeeper gave us names of a few neighborhood restaurants that were fine...and we didn't want huge breakfasts anyway--to us Charleston is for lunch/supper feasts! A bathroom shared between guests in the two rooms was also a concern but even though we stayed four nights and the other room was also occupied, there was never a conflict of schedules. Merhaven might not suit everyone's needs, but as experienced, independent, flexible travelers we enjoyed our stay very much and found it an excellent value.
3.8 on November 14, 2013
Very clean, cozy, excellent coffee.
5 on November 01, 2013
We just recently spent 3 nights at the Merhaven Bed no breakfast. Our room was clean and comfortable. The inn's location made it a great springboard for getting to all of Charlston (we used free trolley system) but you can walk easily to all areas. We loved the gardens in the backyard (we took many pictures of it) and our host Ayal is a very warm and helpful person. We highly reccommend this Inn if you are on a budget and need a quiet central place to stay. Thank You very much Ayal.
4.2 on October 21, 2013
Merhaven Bed No Breakfast is a quiet, peaceful and relaxing haven close to all of the sites near downtown Charleston. The proprieters, Hawk and Ayal Hurst tend their gardens and home with love and create a beautiful space to share with others.
4.0 on October 17, 2013
My husband and I stayed at the delightful Merhaven Bed No Breakfast for one night in early October. Our room was lovely – comfy bed, great amenities, nice bath, and tea/coffee makings. The bathroom is shared, but I do not think there was anyone else staying at Merhaven, so we had the bathroom to ourselves. Everything was super clean! We were able to leave our car parked at Merhaven and walk to the downtown areas of Charleston. It is a bit of a walk, but certainly a great way to see the neighborhoods. Wish we could have stayed longer! We wish to thank Ayal and Hawk Hurst for all of the nice things they provide to make Merhaven a relaxing and peaceful place to stay. Hope to return soon.
5 on September 10, 2013
My sister and I spent a fun weekend in Charleston recently at Merhaven. When searching for hotel accommodations, we struggled to find something affordable within walking distance of downtown shops and restaurants. Merhaven was the perfect solution. Their rates are affordable, and the room couldn't have been any nicer. We stayed in the Cypress Room, which was very cheery, clean, and comfortable. Our bathroom (shared with another couple staying at Merhaven) was very clean and stocked with plenty of fresh linens. Parking was a cinch, as there is a small driveway/parking lot for guests. If you've ever been to Charleston, you know this is a blessing! If you're up for walking, the main shopping/eating drag of downtown Charleston is about a 1 mile walk. Merhaven is more of a "hands-off" lodging quarters in that they do not serve breakfast/high tea or have any social hours. But for me, this is actually very preferable, as I am more interested in getting out and seeing the city anyway! I would definitely recommend Merhaven, and would certainly consider staying here again in the future. Thank you for a lovely weekend!
4.4 on August 14, 2013
A lovely room within walking distance of King Street, restaurants, and many sights. The proprietors are very friendly, interesting people who made me feel right at home. (Had to mark the "dining" a 3 because there is no food - wish I had an N/A option.) Would definitely stay again!
3.6 on July 17, 2013
Merhaven was a cozy, comfortable place to stay. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed retreating to our room for relaxation and to take a break from the heat. The room, bathroom, and the courtyard were charming and we wished we could have stayed longer! Plus, it's such a great value!
4.6 on July 15, 2013
I was lucky to find Merhaven for a last-minute trip to Charleston. The house is charming and the location is on a lovely street, easy walking distance to most of what you'll want to explore in the Holy City. Loved the pretty and shady courtyard garden -- perfect for sipping wine after a day of sightseeing. The owner is friendly and welcoming, and has thought of everything for her guest's comfort and convenience. (Please note the dining rating has to be entered though it does not actually apply here -- so I simply based it on the excellent coffee provided in my room.) Outstanding value in a city that can be pricey.
Charleston, SC (CHS) 10 miles
Same as above.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Waterfront Park & The Battery, The City Marina, Colonial Lake, Ashley River, Native American flute making: HawkHurstFlutes.com, Bull Island Ferry, Kayaking, & Canoeing, Historic Hampton Park & Charlestowne Landing, King Street Shopping District & Farmers Market, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking , Piazza with Italian-style fountains, Beautiful courtyard w/ table, chairs, lounge, Children's Playground down the street, Small Refrigerator in Hallway, Free Off-Street Parking, Musical Instrument-Making Instruction
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Bike Rentals are available downtown at the Market., Numerous Hiking trails - forests and beachfront, On-site Arts and Crafts Classes, Native American Flute Making Workshops, Holistic Healing sessions with Ayal, Lush tropical garden to relax in, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Ayal & Hawk Hurst
Ayal enjoys sharing the beauty of Charleston with her guests. She is a visual artist, designer of women's necklaces, and life-long holistic healer. To learn more Google: Trans4mindAyalHurst. Hawk, her husband, is a storyteller, naturalist, (Merhaven's gardener), and a master musical-instrument maker (specializing in Native American & African-style flutes & drums). If you wish to arrange to make your own flute or drum call: (843) 577-2821 or to learn more Google: Hawk Hurst Flute