Although "The Captain's House" is only 15 years old, passing through her gates takes you back to "Old Charleston". A time when the sound of horses and carriages on cobblestone streets was heard daily. A time when tall ships lined the "Holy City's" wharves, tugging at their lines as they rose and fell with the tide.
Designed by renowned architect "Sandy Byers" "The Captain's House" replicates 14 East Bay Street in an area called "Coates Row" . This east wall of old Charleston was designed to defend against an invasion of both troops and pirates. The houses had secret passageways with guards and wrought iron gates. 14 East Bay was the original captain's and lighthouse for Charleston Harbor guiding ships to her wharves.
Much attention to detail has gone into "The Captain's House" from the reclaimed wooden floors from a plantation in Prosperity SC, to the wrought iron gates and balconies imported from France. One particular gate was designed by Julian Smith. The private walled courtyard has a wide array of indigenous plants and garden art and is tiled with imported blue stone tile. The walls are topped with old english bricks. The building is shaped like a horseshoe surrounding the courtyard allowing each of it's four suites full view of this amazing centerpiece.
"The Captain's House" is the only B&B in Charleston that allows their guests full access to just about anything that you can do on the water. Whether you want to take a sunset sail aboard our very own 50 foot sailboat "ELENA", go shark's teeth/shell hunting with Captain Howie aboard "The Charleston Explorer", offshore fishing with Captain Brad on the 58 foot custom Carolina "Gameday", inshore fishing with Captain Adam on "Family Tradition", or maybe just paddleboarding/kayaking with coastal expeditions at "Shem Creek". These trips can be arranged and booked exclusively through "The Captain's House" in our all-inclusive packages or alacart'e after you have checked in, through "Pegasus Charters".
There are a total of four suites each unique in style and furnishings. The rooms are named after styles of sailing ships. The "Windjammer Suite", "Schooner Suite", "Crew's Quarters", and of course the "Captain's Quarters" which is an efficiency apartment complete with a full kitchen. Each room comes with free wifi, cable flatscreen TVs and a queen size bed. Comfortable chairs and couches allow guests to curl up in front of their own private remote controlled gas log fireplace. The fireplaces were designed by Dave Jackson and were imported from Europe. The rooms have comfortable bathrooms lavishly decorated with shiplap and clawfoot tubs, to a 40sf European shower in the "Captain's Quarters". Huge photographs of the rich beauty and heritage of our amazing lowcountry line the walls. These incredible prints are provided by a very talented local photographer "Michele Bolton". These prints are available for purchase through "The Captain's House". Another special feature is the copies of "Salt and Iron" which adorn each room. This book written by author "Wendy Pollitzer" a native Charlestonian currently living in Beaufort SC, features many pictures from local photographers giving each guest a glimpse into what makes Charleston such an incredibly unique destination. These books are also available for purchase through "The Captain's House".
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