15 Church St: The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House

15 Church St , Charleston, 29401 USA (Show map)


OP2018-00195 LOWEST RATES - Call Direct 843-722-7602 We charge only 4% tax and include a full hot breakfast, parking, and social hour. ***MOST INNKEEPERS PROVIDE A ROOM; WE PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCE:*** The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House c. 1842 at 15 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401 (843-722-7602; www.fifteen.church) Also on Tripadvisor. Now the home of Dr. & Mrs. Jack W. Simmons, Jr., the property was originally owned by Captain Timothy Phillips during the Revolution. The Yates family constructed the present house in the early 1840’s and it served as a hospital during the Civil War during which time it was struck by four cannonballs, two of which are now mounted on the gate posts. It is notable for its Adam style paneling by Thomas Pinckney and ironwork by Charleston iron-wright, Philip Simmons, his most recent addition (1998) being the basement gate at the front. The Earthquake of 1886 leveled the 4th story, which was rebuilt with a Mansard roof. Subsequent to this, the structure was reinforced with "earthquake rods", bolts running through the house between the exterior walls. Almost 100 years later, in bringing the structure up to code, this same technology was used with the addition of nine more bolts.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on August 13, 2018

Excellent location, family friendly. Southern hospitality at its finest. We stayed in the carriage house, suited our family of 5 perfectly!

Great Stay in Charleston!

5 on August 10, 2018

As part of an Anniversary trip, my wife and I visited Charleston and had the pleasure of staying in the home of Jack and Annelise. They were wonderful hosts and made us immediately feel welcome! We loved learning about the history of their home and the neighborhood plus really enjoyed the wine and cheese social hour and breakfast. A highlight was the opportunity to visit with Jack, Annelise and the other guests. The location was great and we had a very memorable experience! Annelise went "above and beyond" by driving us into town when we were running late for our carriage ride!

excellent location,warm hosts

3.6 on June 28, 2018

We have just returned from our 1st trip to Charleston and had a fantastic time at 15 church street. Jack and Annelise truly love their home and city and enjoyed sharing the history of both. The home is in the historic district and easy walking to just about everything. They provide bikes, free to use which was very nice. We stayed in the Blue room, which had a very comfortable bed, and ample closet and storage. The huge porch was a wonderful place to start your day with a cup of tea or coffee.

Beautiful B&B in Historic Charleston

4.6 on June 21, 2018

This is a beautiful property located in the heart of the historic district of Charleston. This was our first visit to Charleston and found that this location was within walking distance to restaurants, shops, parks and sights. We stayed in the Carriage House with our three children and loved it! The property is wonderful and so were Jack and Annelise. Their hospitality can't be beat and they had a lot of great information to share about the history of the town, places to eat and things to see and do. We can't wait to visit again!

Charleston’s 5 Star B&B

5 on June 16, 2018

This was my second visit to Charleston staying in the Carriage House of this beautiful home. The owners, Jack and Annelise, bring their home back to life as soon as you enter with their warm southern hospitality, the wonderful breakfasts and the social hour in the evenings. Conveniently located in a beautiful part of the Historic District this home has it all. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home..I look forward to my next visit! CM

Week-end en famille

5 on June 15, 2018

Superbement située à Charleston, cette maison historique est une excellente adresse pour visiter la ville et s'imprégner de son ambiance. Nous avons été reçus comme de la famille, avec beaucoup d'attention. Les chambres sont très confortables et climatisées. Nous recommandons vivement cette adresse Sophie et Guillaume

Home away from Home in Charleston

4.6 on June 13, 2018

Jack and Annelise welcome you with open arms like welcoming family and treat you that way. The house is historic, quiet and close to everything. The service was wonderful - we did not want for anything (you will love the Julie's!). Jack went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and joined us at social hour for drinks on the porch to check on our day and give us ideas of what to do next. The rates are more than reasonable and we will be returning on our next trip! Bob and Tricia Oehler

A Superb B&B

5 on June 11, 2018

15 Church is like a home away from home -- Jack and Annelise are warm and friendly hosts -- each afternoon they treat their guests to first-class wines, premium, locally brewed beers, and excellent cheeses on their lovely veranda -- the location for me was ideal -- 1/2 block from the waterfront -- with easy access to some of Charleston's finest homes -- Jack and Annelise represent Charleston hospitality at its best -- Toby Symington

Repeat enthousiast

5 on June 04, 2018

Back to Charleston after only a short interval, but determined to stay again at Jack's and Annelise's house. I wanted to show the best of Southern grace to my son, on holiday from college and new to this region. I thought that visiting a place of history and tradition is not just a matter of walking through the city, and taking a good "selfie" for our friends back home; so I am grateful to the Simmons family for adding their personal dimension to our discovery of their enchanting city. I almost forgot to mention that welcome, rooms, breakfast, helpful advice, all was perfect.

Lovely Bed and Breakfast!

4.4 on May 22, 2018

Loved staying here. Beautiful home and wonderful hospitality. I can't wait to go back again!

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Rooms & Rates

Carriage House:Long term; Single rooms:Short term

Call 843-722-7602 for lowest rate: Single rooms available at $235.00. It can accommodate 1 guest or a family of 6. Decorated with vintage family furniture, antiques, original Charleston artwork. Fully updated electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems. Has cable TV. Note: Taxes at our facility are only 4%. Rates: $235.00 to$325/night double occupancy; extra guests $50 each. If you stay four or more nights there is a 10% discount. Included in the rate is a full breakfast. There is no charge for parking, or the 6 PM Charleston “social hour” with wine, craft beer, soft drinks, snacks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $325 - $325

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Location Type



Charleston, SC (CHS) 10 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Ocean, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Tours

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Piano, VCR, Wired internet , Piazza (side porch) and garden, Four bicycles, Custom breakfast available, Afternoon wine & snacks;no cheap wine allowed!, Opportunity to live in history, Off street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 16:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only May smoke outside on porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Welcome if well behaved; discuss with us.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Jack & Annelise Simmons

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Jack is a retired OB/GYN and Annelise still teaches twenty 4 year olds! We started the B&B in 2004 when Jack went to GYN only. (He gave up OB for the B&B!) We love socializing with th diversity of our guests and consequently have made many friends from all over the world who now consider themselves family. We are developing our own website at www.fifteen.church . Please visit us there.

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  • Time Served: 8 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Porch/Garden, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Low Carb.

Signature Dish

Crustless sausage quiche; fluffy Virginia pancakes