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21 East Battery Bed and Breakfast

21 East Battery , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)
42 Reviews
$195 - $395
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This privately-owned bed and breakfast is nestled within the urban compound of Charleston's historic 1825 Edmondston-Alston House, one of the first dwellings constructed along the High Battery facing Charleston Harbor. Here, in what were once the stables, carriage house and slave quarters, is a sequestered guest lodging newly refurbished for discerning visitors to Charleston. Every amenity has been attended to ­ including a kitchen pre-stocked with fresh pastries, fruit and juices, plus a gourmet breakfast. This is an ideal accommodation for couples celebrating a special occasion or for traveling families. The city's legendary waterfront promenade, known by Charlestonians as "High Battery" is only a few steps away. A stroll along the seawall to beautiful White Point Gardens offers dramatic views of Ft. Sumter and the glistening waters of historic Charleston Harbor. Within easy walking distance are award-winning restaurants, fascinating and important places of interest and the breathtaking church steeples that add to the Holy City's ambience. 21 East Battery was built in 1825 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.

Rooms & Rates

The Carriage House

The roomy interiors of the carriage house have original beamed ceilings, heart-pine floors and a second-floor balcony with a view of the Charleston Harbor. Furnishings include attractive antiques as well as comfortable couches and luxury bedding for a restful Charleston stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Quarters

The separate two-story quarters offers guests a unique look into the historic home with interesting period antiques and a cozy downstairs fireplace. Bedroom has a queen sized four poster bed. Additional guests may be accomodated, contact us directly to discuss.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.5

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This HAS GOT to be the best!!!!!

5 on July 19, 2012

Although there are other rooms that are connected to the main house, we stayed in the back carriage house. And this is truly a house! If you are looking at these pictures thinking this is too good to be're thinking right! After traveling all over America in recent years, this may be the best place we've EVER stayed in! It has it fact, it is so perfect and so well kept, you are almost afraid to touch or dirty anything! Julie...the outstanding and will do ANYTHING for you. I'm not saying anymore because the more people that find out about this place......the more the chance that when I want to stay there again.....the house will have been taken! :)

Perfect Anniversary Getaway

5 on February 20, 2011

This has to be the best location of any B&B in Charleston! The history of this residence is just incredible – one of the most historic homes in Charleston. With a breathtaking view of the harbor and Ft. Sumter, it’s no wonder the wealthiest 19th century plantation owners chose to live here. Julie, our innkeeper, was absolutely superb. Her homemade breakfasts were fantastic – on par with the high culinary standards of the best local restaurants. She took care of our every need, surprising us on more than one occasion. It was the perfect setting for our anniversary weekend!

Fabulous Stay at 21 East Battery

5 on November 11, 2010

My husband and I enjoyed 3 lovely nights at 21 East Battery in the section called the Quarters - Charleston, SC. WHAT AN AMAZING LOCATION! The bedrooms and baths were beautiful and immaculate, as was the living area and kitchenette. I cannot say enough good things about the innkeeper, Julie Lucas, who saw to our every need and provided us with delicious breakfasts, along with a stocked fridge and daily homemade pastries - wow. Our stay was Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2010. If you love strolling through all of the residential area south of Broad and viewing gorgeous sunrises over the Battery, touring a mansion such as the Edmonston-Alston House, plus being served and attended to daily, I highly recommend 21 East Battery. Thank you, Julie - we had a wonderful time.

Ft. Sumter each morning

4.8 on November 09, 2010

Visiting Charleston in the fall combines great weather with lower than usual tourist population. Two weeks at the carriage house at 21 E. Battery was simply the most relaxing way to see South Carolina's most charming city. You can view the images on this website and immediately recognize that the 2001 renovation to the early 19th century carriage house/stable provides the discerning traveler with an authentic southern experience on a narrow peninsula that embodies grace, history and hospitality. The antiques, the art, the cross beams with wooden nails are enhanced by a grand piano, great music system and up to date amenities. Each morning, innkeeper, Julie Lucas, provides freshly cut fruit, still warm bake goods and a breakfast quiche for two. Brew a fresh cup of coffee and sit on the balcony of the carriage house and feel the warm harbor breezes arriving from Ft. Sumter. Every morning presented a varied view of the ships and boats that cruise Charleston waters; mammoth auto carriers from Europe, cruise ships from the Caribbean, the fleet of sailboats from the nearby Charleston Yacht Club, and the ubiquitous luxury yachts from the City Marina. Oh my... Couple that picture with the stately presence of the Edmondson-Alston House, on site, and there is not another B and B in the city that can compare. One last thing; when the daily tours of the main house are finished for the day, pour a glass of pinot and sit on the piazza of this Battery landmark and ask yourself if life can get any better.

Special 25th Wedding Anniversary

4.2 on November 02, 2010

My wife and I decided to come to Charleston to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Luckily, we chose 21 East Battery as our place to stay. Our accommodations in the "servants' quarters" were wonderful and quite in keeping with the typical Charleston area's decor. The fireplaces were an especially pleasant and useful feature. However, what really made our stay outstanding was the effort made by Julie (our innkeeper) to make our anniverary special. She went the "extra mile" to add little anniversary touches and provide good advice. We would readily stay there again, especially if Julie is still our innkeeper.

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Location Type



Charleston, SC (CHS)

Directions to property:

From the Charleston International Airport follow I-526 East to I-26 South exit toward Charleston. Follow I-26 and take the East Bay Street exit into downtown. Follow East Bay Street south and it will turn into East Battery. The 21 East Battery Bed and Breakfast is on the right. Estimated travel time: 30 minutes

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins

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Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Carriage Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: By arrangement
  • Check Out:: 12 p.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: We welcome children under 1 and above the age of 12
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night stays are required on some weekends/special events
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full stay tarriff and tax deposit required at booking
  • Cancellations: Please make all changes or cancellations with more than 7 days notice. If the cancellation is made with less than 7 days notice unfortunitly you are losing your deposit. Extensions can be granted as needed.



Abby Martin/Julie Lucas

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: Inquire
  • Serving Location: Piazza, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Breakfast Quiche


Special Package

Town and Country Package

Town & Country Package(The Inn at Middleton Place and 21 East Battery Bed & Breakfast) Enjoy two nights at The Inn at Middleton Place - adjacent to Middleton Place plantation, America 's Oldest Landscaped Gardens . Accommodations include hot breakfast, list of activities, admission to Middleton Place , and Manager's Reception for a complete experience. This package includes dinner for two at Middleton Place Restaurant. Menu items offer guests a taste of the old south with roasted quail, seafood grits, rack of lamb and many other flavorful Low Country dishes. Two nights at 21 East Battery Bed & Breakfast will complete the true CharlestonExperience. 21 East Battery is nestled within the urban compound of Charleston 's historic Edmondston-Alston House and just a few steps away from the "High Battery". Built in 1825, the Carriage House originally served as a stable and livery. The Quarters once housed servants who helped make 21 East Battery one of the city's showcases of style and entertaining. 2 night stay in a Grand Room at The Inn at Middleton Place 2 night stay in the Quarters (one room) at 21 East Battery Bed & Breakfast Dinner for two at MP Restaurant $955.00

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21 East Battery , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)

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