The SpaceThis space is secluded and is located near the back of our property on the historic East End of Charleston. There is a privacy fence around my entire backyard with gate access to get to the carriage house. Inside, the carriage house has everything one would need to be self sufficient from a full apartment kitchen, a full bathroom and a good size bedroom. Linens, towels/washcloths, and all the amenities of a kitchen are provided for cooking. Central A/C and Heat recently installed. Guest AccessThe keys to the property are located in the lock box on the front door of The Carriage House. The gate to get to the backyard is not locked; enter by pushing in on the gate lock and push the gate open. Interaction with GuestsA minimal amount unless they require additional help with directions or local attractions The NeighborhoodCharleston's Historic East End is an area full of beautiful old homes from the turn of the century. It is quiet and friendly but located within walking distance of some local dinning and bars. Because it is one of the flat areas of Charleston, there are nice sidewalks and great walking or running options. The Kanawha River is just one block away so you can walk on the river or get to the capital in just minutes. Getting AroundCharleston now has Uber, and also a high-tech rickshaw called "Autopods" that will take you around downtown for $5.00 round trip.
Autopods has an app that can be accessed via Apple and Android devices.
The app can be downloaded by searching for "PickMeApp," all one word, in your app store. The app icon has a "P" within a circle.
From there you can follow the directions to help connect you to the company where you can ask for a ride or schedule one for later.
Currently, Autopods is operating the vehicles weekdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m..
There is access to the local bus transit (KRT) and a trolley stop almost directly across the street. The open air trolley is a great way to explore the city with the weather is nice. Other Things to NoteLocally owned restaurants within walking distance:
Bluegrass Kitchen (organic comfort food, small plates, brunch on Saturday/Sunday
Tricky Fish (urban beach atmosphere, great deck/patio).
Little India (lunch buffet and regular menu for dinner)
Starlings Provisions (great grab and go food/desserts/coffee)
Bars/Nightlife within walking distance:
The Red Carpet Lounge (great patio and strongest drinks in Charleston, eclectic crowd)
The Empty Glass (live music every night)
Restaurants and bars downtown in Capitol Street/Quarrier Street areas (all locally owned and operated)
The Block Restaurant and Wine Bar (Eastern European food flair, phenomenal wine selection)
Laury's (upscale 5-star dining, continental)
Bar 101 (great upscale bar, solid cocktails, beer and wine)
Ichiban (Sushi and Pan-Asian, great seafood)
Sam's Uptown Cafe (great atmosphere and people, laid back place. Arguably the best bar food in West Virginia, order any of the burgers, wings very popular and made to order, basically anything will be enjoyable)
Big Joe's (also fantastic bar food, relaxed vibe)
Celsius (tasty small plates, nice cocktail menu)
Adelphia (delicious Greek and Mediterranean food, family friendly, sports bar, great place to watch sports)
Paterno's at the Park (Italian food, solid wine list, very good quality food and fairly priced)
Black Sheep Burrito and Charleston Brewing Company (tasty burritos and tacos, paired with a local microbrewery)
Coffee and Desserts:
Ellen's Ice Cream
Lola's Pizza (in South Hills neighborhood, 10 minute drive, treat pizza and salads, order fried goat cheese salad)
Su Tei (great sushi and Asian)
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