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Spend The Weekend Aboard Your Own Private Yacht In Historic Charleston

Bedrooms 4
Space 213 m²
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Celebrating our 12th Year.

Located in the Heart of Charleston's Historic District, Southern Comfort is docked at the Charleston City Marina and less than 50 feet from our gated parking lot.

We are 3 blocks from the Historic Battery just past the Coast Guard Station, and six "city blocks" from Meeting Street and the Market Area.

From the magnificent architectural homes of the Battery, and the finest restaurants in the south, to the art and antique shops, Charleston is a place unlike any other.

Dave Gugliotti
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish, russian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2017

About Dave Gugliotti

The Crew of Southern Comfort has been getting ready for your arrival. We love sharing our boats and our life on the water, but best of all we love saying welcome to Charleston.

Dave Gugliotti purchased this boat in 2004

Why Dave Gugliotti chose Charleston

Since 2004 Southern Comfort has been the host to countless couples and families, girl's get away weekends as well as weddings and birthday parties.

What makes this boat unique

Located in Charleston's Historic District just a few blocks from the famous Battery and Rainbow Row. Walk to dinner or take our free shuttle anywhere on the Peninsula.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat rental in Historic Old City, South Carolina

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 213 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Feadship Stateroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Owner's Stateroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Hatteras Stateroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Typical sailboat head in shower combo surprises many guests
    Captain's Stateroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Captain's Stateroom - 2 bunk bed , Forward most stateroom has a double and twin sized bunks.
    Hatteras Stateroom - 2 single bed , Filled with photos of Hatteras Yachts over the last 50 years
    Feadship Stateroom - 2 single bed , Colorful and Bright featuring artwork of Jean-Marc Monhart.
    Owner's Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , King size bed, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom and vanity.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Spend The Weekend Aboard Your Own Private Yacht In Historic Charleston
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent a short 3 nights aboard the Southern Comfort for a work trip. Accommodations were top notch and very comfortable. Easy to locate and close by parking. Capt Dave was very welcoming and helpful. Would definitely recommend and hopefully get the opportunity to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annapolis, MD

Southern Comfort-able

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend aboard The Southern Comfort. The entire process from booking to boarding was a breeze. They were wonderfully responsive and helpful with any questions and assistance during our stay. The accommodations are lovely and the extra's niceties made the weekend stay even better. Everything you need is well documented in the on-board book. For us, it felt like home and we treated it as such for the weekend. It's a good walk into town or easy get a very reasonable Uber and there is paid parking at the marina. Highly recommend and look forward to returning to stay aboard!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time aboard The Southern Comfort. The yacht is beautiful and very spacious. The process from booking to arrival and departure was easy. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Years Eve In Charleston

  • 5 of 5

We had friends that stayed aboard Southern Comfort during the summer and wanted to visit Charleston for sometime. We were surprised to find that New Years Eve was open and tried to book right away.

The owners were in the Bahamas at the time so the delay in response time worried us at first but they assured Southern Comfort's crew would have everything ready for our arrival.

We got to Charleston early on Friday and decided to just stop by the boat. On the dock we saw a girl with a Southern Comfort shirt and introduced ourselves. She was so very sweet and told us we could go ahead and check-in even though it was well before noon.

The boat is massive and it's easy to forget it's a boat. The flowers and wine were a nice touch but nothing can top watching the sunrise from the pilot house with a cup of coffee.

Charleston is awesome in the off season no crowds great restaurants with no waiting but 3 days was not enough. There is so much to see and do. Soco as the crew calls her was the perfect escape! We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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JUMP SHIP and do not book! This boat may be in the south, but is in no way a comfort!

  • 1 of 5

A group of friends & I were so excited to celebrate a special birthday & thought the unique experience of staying on a yacht in Charleston would be amazing. We should have known from the beginning not to book this trip after we initially started our trip search two months in advance & it took three weeks to even get it reserved. We first communicated with Captain Chris McIntire via phone & it seemed all well & good. He talks a good game, but our experience with McIntire and his mysterious assistant, Angela, was in no way good. We had to go back in forth for weeks just trying to make a reservation. We should have taken this as a sign to “jump ship”, but we unfortunately did not! Each time we corresponded there was confusion on their part as to the details of our trip, we were told it may have been booked by another party, had to wait days to hear back each time we corresponded, had to ask multiple times for an invoice to reserve our dates, were told incorrect dates were reserved, on & on. That headache experience is only the beginning! We arrived not knowing where to even go to find the boat once we got there, as there was no check in instructions. Once we did find the boat and cautiously board not knowing if we were even entering the correct boat other than going by the name, we were taken aback due to the extreme August heat aboard. We texted with McIntire to let him know how hot it was (especially in the front of the boat) & were told the boat had been taken out and the crew didn’t turn the AC back on. He also told us just to open the door. Never did McIntire come himself or send any “crew” member to meet us or check on the AC issue. We spent three days/nights with half of the boat never cooling. Some of our party ended up sleeping in the main salon. Sounds “comfortable”, right? It is not. We were very careful to read the instructions when staying aboard and kept everything clean & well taken care of up until we departed, especially after reading that we may be “aggressively charged” if we did not. Once home we received a text with a picture from who knows when of some wet carpet aboard the boat and were asked if we moved furniture on top of an air vent. No, we did not. It has been 8 weeks & no return, or reason for no return of our deposit. Each time we have texted or emailed we have been promised our deposit returns & given multiple lame excuses as to why it has not been returned. Just save yourself time, energy and happiness and do not stay here!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really hate that this guest didn't enjoy her stay aboard Southern Comfort. Our crew members even "Mysterious" Angela work very hard to make sure all of our guests have a wonderful time aboard. But please understand, that in 15 years of operation we've only had to charge 3 guests after "discovering" damages and each time they wrote raging reviews saying how terrible we are. Most guests tell us right away about broken glasses, spills or other damages, and we can often make repairs with no charge or loss of a deposit. In this case we discovered a massive spill in the salon after the guests departed and because we had new guests arriving that afternoon we had to hire a professional carpet cleaning company for an "emergency service" call at a cost of $300.00. What really is annoying is this same girl posted two dozen photos on her Facebook page of our boat saying "A little late but I had to post pics from our awesome trip to Charleston living the yacht life with my favorite girls."
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Graduation Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Sea Deas (previously the Superior Lady) a year in advance for our daughter's College of Charleston graduation. We never book anything that far in advance but we knew Charleston would be crazy this weekend with several graduations and mothers day weekend. We decided on the Sea Deas vs a house or hotel because we thought it would be different. It was the best decision we ever made! The boat is beautiful and spacious. It had everything we could have needed and staying here really made her graduation weekend even more memorable. Thanks to Chris and Chris (manager and owner) for such great hospitality. We would recommend staying here to anyone who is coming to Charleston.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday boat in Historic Old City, South Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$94 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$125.71

Cancellation Policy: We are happy to refund 50% of your deposit at anytime up until 30 days prior to your confirmed arrival date. No other refunds are permitted. However should you need to cancel your reservation we are happy to give you full credit toward future lodging within the following 12 months.

Note to AirBNB, HomeAway and VRBO Owners: We are pleased you would consider renting one of our Charleston based yachts. But while we are honored that you would like to stay aboard on of our boats, we have no interest in bartering, swapping or negotiating a reduced rate for paying in cash. We don't accept cash, ever so please don't ask. And while we do offer "specials" to all our guests as are discounts for advanced bookings and off season rentals. We hope you will understand.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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