Merhaven (Full House)

16 Halsey Street, Charleston, 29401, United States
  based on 13 reviews
  •   12
  •   5
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  • SQF 3,100
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


Relax in this stunning, warm & inviting home. With a private garden & screened porch, this house is ideal for those who like the outdoors. Located in the historic Harleston Village area only a 10-min walk from King & Calhoun. Ideal for large groups.

The Space:

Enjoy your stay in The Merhaven, a 1920s two-story house inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement. The traditional craftsmanship and palette of soft earth tones creates a relaxing atmosphere perfect for your Charlestonian getaway. The spacious 5 BR, 2.5 BA home is ideal for large groups and can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests. The house features:

Five bedrooms with high-quality bed linens and complimentary tea and coffee stations in each room. Mini-fridges are located in each cabinetry. One of the upstairs bedrooms also serves as a lounge area with a TV, large sofa, and small office space.

Two bathrooms with soft towels and amenities. One of the bathrooms has a shower tub while the other bathroom features a spacious shower. The washroom is located downstairs.

A beautiful living room with comfortable furniture, a cozy fireplace, and unique Southern artwork

A full-equipped kitchen with all of the modern appliances necessary to cook up a delicious meal

A dining room with a gorgeous mahogany dining table and antique chandelier

A spacious screened porch for you to enjoy the outdoors without the pesky mosquitoes!

A large private garden and patio area with comfy seating, a grill, and a soothing fountain where you can unwind after a delightful day of exploring the city

A laundry room with washer and dryer

Three off-street parking spaces

Guest Access:

Guests will have Access to the whole house, Garden, and 2 off street parking spots. There is also the option to rent out a Deluxe 6-Person Street Legal Golf Cart, upon request.

Interaction with Guests:

We're on hand 24/7 to help with any of your requirements and give personal recommendations for the best things to see and do in the city. Guests also receive exclusive discounts for activities and services in the area such as a four-hour boat ride with captain, jet skiing, tours, helicopter rides, boat rides, private transportation and more. To get a real taste of Charleston cuisine, we can arrange a cooking class for you with local Chef Bob Waggoner, known for his fun and entertaining dinner parties. If you prefer to relax and unwind, we can arrange for a masseuse to visit you in the house. Whatever your needs or requirements, we're here to make your stay the best one possible!

The Neighborhood:

The house is located in the historic Harleston Village area of downtown Charleston. Considered the cultural capital of the south, Charleston has been well preserved over the years and is rich with history ready to be explored.

Just a 10-minute walk from the house, is the corner of King & Calhoun where you’ll find plenty of local bars, gourmet restaurants, and unique shops. This popular area is a great place to start your adventure.

As you walk along the coastal area of the city, you’ll find the famous Battery, a seawall and promenade. Many historic and grand houses line The Battery, making it an ideal place to go for a scenic stroll. Next to the Battery, you’ll also find White Point Garden, a great place to have a picnic near the water on a sunny day.

For a fun day at the beach, these beaches are all located just a 15-minute drive from the house: Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, or Sullivan’s Island.

Getting Around:

Even though you can pretty much walk everywhere, if you decide you want to drive and don't have a car we recommend using Uber or Charleston Green Taxi. We have also left other taxi services in your room to browse just in case.

You can also rent out our Deluxe 6-Person Street Legal Golf Cart. Please inform listing agent if you are interested.

Other Things to Note:

This is the only property with its own Private Garden located downtown. When looking for a property downtown you want to find one that is closest to the corner of King and Calhoun St. This property is only 6 blocks away from there.


2 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Half Bath

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 1 Fold-away bed, 1 King bed, 3 Queen bed, 2 Single bed, Air Mattress
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dish washer, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Cable)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Vacuum cleaner
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Shared Garden
Children welcome, Pets not allowed,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

16 Halsey Street , Charleston, 29401, United States

based on 13 reviews
Merhaven is spectacular!

I found Merhaven back in the fall as we planned for my son's wedding. I wanted a home in town with a garden, that could accommadate 9-10 people and I did. I communicated often with Taylor, our assigned concierge by phone and email. He responded immediately and helpfully each and every time. I met the owners in October who toured me around their home and gave me helpful hints about the house, gardens and parking. They graciously allowed us to have a family dinner one night and a good bye continental breakfast the day after the wedding. What an amazing place to entertain. Duvet arranged for a concierge to meet us upon arrival. We needed to speak with her once during our stay and she responded immediately. This house truly made the wedding weekend complete. My husband and I can't wait to return to Charleston and enjoy Charleston without the complexities of these wedding events. I think Duvet has done an amazing job providing true customer service - and includes a group of equally helpful staff. Thank you.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 8/2016

Best home rental experience I've ever had!

The property: This is one of those places that is even better in person than in the photos. Much more spacious than we had anticipated. Comfortable, clean, and in a great location for enjoying downtown Charleston. If you like a private outdoor space, I doubt there is a better Charleston property...absolutely stunning. One minor comment might be that it is close to the MUSC hospital complex, and so we heard a few sirens during our stay. Hosts: This property is managed by Duvet. We met Quinn and one other associate from this company in person when we arrived. Quinn had been in touch with us many times throughout the process and we were able to relax knowing that check-in was going to be smooth...and it was. Except that I left one piece of luggage (don't ask) at my hotel from the previous night. The hotel was a ten minute drive and I didn't have a car. So the management team told me they would drive back to the hotel and bring back my bag...THAT is service!! Conclusion: We would love to return to this property and would recommend it to anyone.

Group  |  stayed in 8/2016


The Merhaven was perfect for a long weekend with enough beds for our large group of friends to have places to eat, sleep, and enjoy being together! It's location is very walkable to most of Charleston.

Group  |  stayed in 7/2016

Amazing hosts!

Our host met us so we could grab the key and even drove us to the grocery store so we didn't have to Uber. Super nice! The house was impeccable and exactly as listed. The neighborhood was cute, quiet, and felt very safe. Perfect.

Group  |  stayed in 6/2016


The Merhaven was even better than it looked in the photos and it was perfect for our girls' weekend away with 10 people. There was plenty of space for everyone and we especially loved the garden area and the screened in porch. It was an easy walk to King Street and a short drive to the beach. Taylor, our assigned concierge, promptly answered all our questions about Charleston and gave us awesome recommendations on where to eat and what to do while we were there. In short, a wonderful place to stay!!

Group  |  stayed in 6/2016

Fantastic Home for long weekend

We had a wonderful time in Charleston and the Merhaven Home just made the trip that more enjoyable. Close to down town Charleston (cheap Uber ride) very comfortable and spacious home with a wonderful back patio to just sit and enjoy the outside! The managers of the property could not of been more hospitable and attending to all of my questions and needs! Will recommend this home to all my friends and will be back again!

Group  |  stayed in 6/2016

Kind and helpful staff

Kind and helpful staff made the experience very enjoyable. Great place to stay for a large group. Easy access to downtown and plenty of beds.

Group  |  stayed in 4/2016

Better than expected

The house was better than expected. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. Taylor was friendly and was always on top of any issues. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2016

Great Location Downtown

The Merhaven is a beautiful, well-maintained historic home in downtown Charleston, and it is within walking distance of great restaurants and nightlife on King and Meeting Streets and beyond! The home easily accommodates a large family and has two really large bedrooms upstairs, and the one my wife and I slept in has a super comfortable memory foam Mattress. I can't speak for the other beds because I didn't try them out (LOL). Did I mention it has two great outdoor areas to sit and relax, a large farm table for dining, an easy to maneuver kitchen and great concierge service from pillar to post? If our family ever needs a rental in Charleston again, Duvet will be our 1st choice!

Group  |  stayed in 3/2016

Wonderful experience.

Wonderful experience. Taylor, our concierge, was great on so many levels. Super accommodating and willing to work with our funky arrival and departure times. Provided us with great suggestions for the areas food, drink, and must sees. Taylor made himself available to answer questions and provide recommendations for what seemed like all hours of the day. The house was big, beautiful, super clean and overall, more than perfect for our large group. The house resides on a quiet residential street within walking distance of downtown.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2015

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