Flowertown Bed & Breakfast
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Built in 1889, this three-story Victorian house in Summerville, South Carolina offers four elegant guest rooms with queen sized beds, private baths, fireplaces, and central heat and air conditioning. Two of the rooms also feature daybeds to accommodate additional guests.
Each room is tastefully decorated with an elegant blend of French and Southern styles, and connects to a bright and spacious breakfast room and sitting parlor. Beautiful southern porches are garnished with collections of exotic bonsai trees, all overlooking landscaped gardens and a lighted, plant-filled pond complete with Japanese Koi. The finishing touch is a great six-foot iron cage inhabited by our resident white cockatoo, Shakespeare, and a very talkative African Grey named Max.
The Tea Nook offers a palce for guests to sit and relax, and perhaps chat with other visiotrs or the proprietors of the Bed and Breakfast. We are pleased to offer a networked laptop computer for complimentary guest use, in addition to the wireless access available in each guest room.
For our many business travelers, each room is equipped with a telephone and wireless internet access. We also have a public laptop, discretely nestled in the tea nook, available for checking internet mail. A fax machine is accessible downstairs upon request.
Come visit us and see why the Chamber of Commerce awarded us the BEAUTIFICATION AWARD in 1998!
We welcome many guests who participate in special events that occur in the area. These include the Flowertown Festival, the Cooper River Bridge Run, the Southeastern Wildlife Expositions, and the Spoleto Festival.
Located in the historic district of Summerville, we are across from the quiet, charming azalea park. And within walking distance of fine restaurants, antique shops, and specialty and clothing boutiques. Downtown Charleston is a twenty minute drive away. Locally, there are many golf courses, beaches, lakes, historic gardens, and plantations. There is also horseback riding, canoeing, and tennis. There is also a theater company - The Flowertown Players - to provide entertainment for the whole family.
Two piazzas with outdoor seating and bench swings overlook the front and back gardens. Please view some photos of the beautiful outdoor areas, which the owners lovingly created and tend themselves. One specialty is the vast collection of Japanese bonsai trees, the art of which has been practiced by one of the owners for over twenty years. Also cultivated are an extensive herb garden and many French-styled flower gardens. Some of the more exquisite touches you will find include a beautiful ivy-covered portico, a lush Koi-filled lighted pond, and hand-crafted benches and fountains.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Veronique and Gregory Elam for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Close to Charleston, and cheaper than other B&B in Charleston.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
The eclectic French decor and the beautiful gardens featured in one of the better homes magazines. Travelers experience the Southern charm of a big Victorian home.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
That it is beautiful and also a lot of compliments on the gardens.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
There are a lot of things to do. Historically, all Plantations and the town of Charleston with its many attractions and delicious restaurants, sports like golf, beaches, boating, and in Summerville- antiquing and shopping. Visit the only Tea plantation in America, etc.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
All shops and restaurants are walking distance.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
A wine and cheese bar where you can enjoy wine tasting while sampling cheeses on French baguette, called Accent on Wine.
How many rooms does your inn have?
Four rooms and a guest cottage.
Do you accept pets?
In the mornings, guests may take their breakfast in our bright and spacious Breakfast Room. The meal includes a range of cereals and grains, pastries and muffins, and a variety of fruits. Additionally, guests can enjoy coffee, tea, milk, and juices. Breakfast is typically served between 7:30 and 9 a.m
Breakfast selections include:
- Home made blend of cereals
- Fresh seasonal fruit salad
How to Find Us
We are located in the charming town of Summerville. Steeped in the history and traditions of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Summerville features over 700 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
To get to the Flowertown Bed and Breakfast from I-26, take the US-17-Alt South exit towards Summerville, exit #199A. You will be on North Main Street, heading south. After driving approximately 1.8 miles, you will reach the Historic Downtown area of Summerville, including Town Square and Town Hall. You will continue for another 0.6 miles, and 710 South Main Street will be on your right. Guest parking is available in the front of the house.
Kid FriendlyChildren over the age of twelve are welcome.