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Zero Water Street Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #17 of 40 Charleston B&B and Inns
Fair Lawn
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65 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Location! Location! Location!”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

My wife and I recently spent five days at Zero Water Street and we had an exceptional experience. The accommodations located in an historic ante bellum mansion were breathtaking. A beautifully decorated apartment consisting of a hallway, living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen comprises the entire top floor of the home. As magnificent as the furnishings are, however, is the million dollar view from the piazza. The cool breezes coming in from the harbor and the unbelievable view were truly the highlights of our stay. The mansions along the Battery are the pride of Charleston and a prime spot for the many carriage tours that visit the area. We always got a kick listening to the tour operators as they described "our house"!

Charleston is a unique historical city. We took a walking tour, a carriage tour, a harbor tour and a plantation tour- each of them was valuable in terms of the historical perspective they lent about a fascinating city and the fascinating times that impacted its history. And just when we thought we couldn't walk another step, we had plenty of energy to walk to a number of fine restaurants all within a short stroll from the B&B. Particular favorites were Magnolia, Cru, Circa 1886 and Slightly North of Broad. But perhaps the best part of each evening was returning to our palace in the sky. Thank you to Cordes for her hospitality- we had a wonderful time!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We spent three nights here for our 13th anniversary. The views are beyond description.
Elegant home and wonderful hosts. Jim and Cordes are what you expect when you visit this part of the country, charming and gracious. Loved it.
Jim and Linda Munro
Korner Kottage Bed & Breakfast
Suttons Bay, MI

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

After staying at this B&B for 15 years, it has become a yearly ritual. Great place and location - with the great piazza overlooking the water sometimes it hard to leave in order to sight see. Cordes and Jim are wonderful hosts and make you feel as if you're home.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

My husband and I traveled to Charleston for our 10 year anniversary. We booked Zero Water Street after reading all of the wonderful reviews. It was dark when we arrived, but as soon as the sun rose the next morning we knew we were in paradise! The porch was our favorite part of our vacation - we spent the afternoons there relaxing and taking in the gorgeous view. Jim and Cordes were fantastic hosts, and were even nice enough to give us a tour of the rest of the house (which was incredible). Having the entire third floor was amazing, and the selection of breakfast items at our fingertips helped us feel more at home. We were in a beautiful part of town, within walking distance to everything. We hope to stay here again in the future!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We have been staying here at least once a year for the past 10 years and it is always wonderful. Beautiful views of the water and gardens - we could live here! Within walking distance of everything and everyone is very helpful.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

What can I possibly say!!! Almost speechless....my husband and I have just completed our 3rd visit in as many years...God willing we will be back next year. As we are sitting in our rocking chairs overlooking a "million dollar view"...all my husband could say is "this is the berries". Not only is the view the best in Charleston...right on the harbor where you can watch all kinds of activity, including dolphins and pelicans that dive for their dinner. Like to shop?...we were walking distance from the market place. Now you can find almost anything you want in the market place...it is four blocks long. After completing the day of shopping we go "home" and relax, he in the rocking chair...me in the hammock. The hosts Jim and Cordes treated us like family, matter of fact when we arrived at Zero Water Street this year, Cordes greeted us at the door with a smile and stated "you're home". If you like to read....please read "Ghosts of Charleston" it is one of many, many books of all subjects for you to enjoy. Charleston speaks for itself....if you have never been there please make an effort and of course there is no better place to stay then Zero Water Street.
We love you Jim and Cordes (and of course Chase)....see you next year
Joe and Dee Dee Climer

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Camden, NY
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

We have stayed in hotels and b&b's all over the country and abroad. Zero Water Street is the best. The space, the comfort, the hospitality, the eat when you want breakfast and oh yeah the fabulous porch and view. We just wanted to get away for a few days so I searched in many cities and many types of accomodation. Once I looked at their website and saw the reviews I had to try it. From the moment we were met at the door by Jim until the moment we left we felt at home. Walking distance to much of Charleston and with the battery practically at your door you can't ask for more. You want a quiet place for romance, for peace and quiet or just a comfortable place to enjoy all that Charleston has to offer Zero Water Street is the place.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Zero Water Street Bed and Breakfast
Address: 31 E Battery St, Charleston, SC 29401-2739
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston > Charlestowne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy privacy and spectacular views in this circa 1836, historic, family home overlooking the Charleston Harbor on High Battery. The entire 1400 square foot 3rd floor suite including the spacious piazza is yours. Watch the sunrise over the harbor and the sunset over the Charleston rooftops. Walk to excellent restaurants, shops and museums. Truly a one of a kind experience that will make your visit to Charleston one you will never forget.Experience Charleston from the front row! ... more   less 
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