Are you planning a vacation to Charleston or Folly Beach, South Carolina this year? In celebration of 2020, and the promise of a new decade filled with fun and adventure, we’ve put together a list of the “Top 20 Benefits” of booking with us on your next trip to Charleston. From a personal Concierge to help you with the planning, to downtown locations tucked along cobblestone streets, luxury linens galore, beach views, and towels stacked and waiting by the pool, there are plenty of reasons to plan a trip to Charleston SC and book direct with Luxury Simplified Retreats – and we’ve only highlighted 20 of them here!
With Luxury Simplified Retreats, you can choose to start your luxury vacation by spending the day on the sandy shore of Folly Beach at one of our luxury vacation rentals. With many of our homes either beachfront or simply a short walk away, you can spend as much or as little of time on the beach as you want. There’s no better way to start the day than waking to sunrise views over the Atlantic Ocean, or lounging under a colorful beach umbrella to the sounds of the surf with an icy cold beverage in hand.
GRAB A TOWEL AND HEAD TO THE BEACH with complimentary beach towels with every stay
Whether your plans are to lounge by the pool all day, or to settle in with a book and your toes in the sand, if you’re staying at one of our beach vacation homes, you can count on finding plenty of beach towels stacked up and at the ready. That way, you won’t need to sacrifice precious packing space lugging beach towels from home!
EXPLORE HISTORY with great downtown locationsSkip the pricey hotel room and instead stay in a historic home that’s been a part of Charleston’s vibrant landscape since the 1800’s (or earlier!). With a variety of historic homes in our portfolio that include iconic Charleston Single-style homes like Todd’s Place, or a charming Freedman’s cottage like Bungalow One, you’ll not just feel like you’re visiting a historic city, but as if you’re living in one too.
CONCIERGE SERVICES at your fingertip (just text!)
Our Concierge staff is here to make your vacation as easy and memorable as possible. Our services include everything from arranging transportation to gassing up the golf cart, stocking the fridge, ordering beach gear, and everything in between! Just contact our Concierge team directly by phone, email, or text and we’ll gladly assist with any need.
DINE ON DELIGHTS let us book your restaurant reservations
A vacation isn’t really a vacation if you’re still doing all the work. Let our Concierge team plan and reserve your dining options during your stay. With Charleston’s renown as a world-class culinary destination and its array of award-winning restaurants, our Concierge will help select and arrange reservations at the restaurants of your choosing. From exceptional oyster houses like The Ordinary or Darling Oyster, to the trademark Southern fare of Poogan’s Porch or a neighborhood joint named Little Jack’s Tavern that serves the perfect burger, Charleston has something for everyone!
RELAX with spa towels and luxury toiletries
While experiencing a spa vacation might not be at the top of everyone’s vacation dreams, we simply wonder,”Why shouldn’t it be?” Each of our luxury vacation rentals are appointed with plush white towels and luxury toiletries. We’ve even got the perfect spot to relax in a soaking tub after a fun day spent on the beach or exploring the historic streets of downtown Charleston. Our Concierge team can even book a private in-home masseuse to help ease out the knots.
CATCH SOME ZZZs luxury linens with every stay
Whoever said, “the difference between a good vacation and a great vacation is the bed,” quite possibly could have been a guest in one of our luxurious vacation getaways. Our unwavering standard for a great night sleep starts with clean, luxury linens, piles of plush pillows and fluffy comforters on every bed. So go ahead and turn off your alarm and sleep the morning away – you are on vacation after all.
BRING FIDO ALONG in our pet-friendly rentals
Book one of our pup-friendly luxury vacation rentals, then grab a leash and a frisbee, and bring your furry friend along for all the vacation fun. Whether they’re splashing in the waves and digging in the sand on Folly Beach, or sniffing their way through charming and historic downtown Charleston SC your dog will be happy that you brought them along – after all, their favorite place in the world is wherever you are and we’re pretty sure you feel the same way about them!
A TASTE OF CHARLESTON awaits at check-in with a welcome gift
When you book with Luxury Simplified Retreats, you’re booking into one of our luxury homes where a few surprises await you. Our welcome gift comes complete with some of our favorite snacks and locally-sourced goods such as tea from the Charleston Tea Plantation
and Charleston Coffee Roasters
, making your stay unforgettable from the moment you walk through the door.
COOK LIKE A CHEF in our fully-stocked kitchens
If your idea of a dream vacation includes cooking the fresh catch of the day, or dishes that reflect the local cuisine, then you’re sure to appreciate our spacious modern kitchens. Many are appointed with chef-quality appliances and all include cookware & bakeware, small appliances, dinnerware, utensils and serve ware, so you’re all set to whip up a delicious meal. Looking to save time in the kitchen? Let our Concierge team do the shopping before you arrive with our stock-the-fridge service.
PADDLE IN THE MARSH to reconnect with nature
Disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature during a relaxing stand-up paddleboard lesson, either in the calm waves of the Folly Beach surf or the head-high marsh grass of the scenic tidal creeks that surround Charleston. Witness awe-inspiring nature such as playful dolphins, various seabirds, and plenty of fish underneath your board.
FIND YOUR OHM private yoga during your stay
Discover your inner zen and explore your path to wellness with a private yoga or surfing lessons while staying in one of our luxury vacation rentals. From sunrise classes with plenty of “sun salutations,” or a relaxing deep stretch of yin-yang yoga, we’re sure you’ll find your inner peace during your stay at Luxury Simplified Retreats.
CAST A REEL let us plan a fishing charter and experience some of the finest fishing on the East Coast.
Located just a few nautical miles off the coast of South Carolina lies world-class fishing unlike any other. Let our Concierge team arrange a half-day or full-day fishing charter. Then you and your friends can return home to cook the catch of the day, and share fish tales about the “one that got away.”
HAVE AN UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY! Celebrate your family holiday at beach houses that sleep up to 32
Gather everyone around for a warm holiday celebration at one of our luxury vacation compounds on Folly Beach! With space to sleep up to 32 guests, spacious chef’s kitchen, and private pools, what else could you want for a family holiday vacation? Our Concierge team can help you plan ahead and stock the fridge with everything you’ll need to make the turkey, the dressing, and all the holiday fixings.
AREA EXPERTS to help you plan your trip
Toss your guidebook away and let our Concierge team help plan your trip from beginning to end! Our Concierge team lives in Charleston and can help plan a trip that includes all the local must-see stops. Begin your day having coffee at Kudu Coffee and Beer and end the day with a rousing happy hour atop the rooftop at Stars.
TAKE A TOUR (and learn something.)
From horse drawn carriage tours through Charleston’s historic neighborhoods, to ghost tours through century old cemeteries and even a tour across Charleston Harbor to Ft. Sumter, there’s so much to see, do and learn
in Charleston. See how vodka, wine, and beer are made in a uniquely local style at one of the many distilleries and breweries that call Charleston home. Enjoy a self-guided tour at Cooper River Brewery or hop aboard the Crafted Travel Shuttle
to explore our vodka and rum distilleries.
GET SWEPT AWAY BY MUSIC Book a getaway in the heart of downtown during Spoleto Festival
Did you know that one of the best times to visit Charleston is during the internationally renowned Spoleto Festival, that’s held every spring in May? This popular 17-day festival brings the city alive with a sense of collective toe-tapping and includes events that fill the streets around Charleston with music, theater and the arts. Our team can help plan your Spoleto Festival
itinerary and help you get tickets to some of the top performances.
GET IN THE SWING during New Years with dancing all night long!
Celebrate the beginning of a new year at one of the many celebrations hosted throughout Charleston! From dancing the night away on the sands of Folly Beach and watching the Flip Flop Drop at midnight at The Tides, to experiencing a patriotic fireworks display on the retired aircraft carrier the USS Yorktown, there’s no better place to be when ringing in a new year.
SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP at Instagram-worthy boutiques
It’s not a trip unless you have something special to take home! Visit a number of our Instagram-worthy boutiques to take home the latest Charleston fashion from boutiques such as Hampden Clothing
, Lily Charleston
, or Copper Penny
FALL IN LOVE WITH CHARLESTON and buy a vacation home of your own!
After you have stayed with us as a guest, and experienced all of Charleston’s charms for yourself, shouldn’t you consider getting a vacation getaway of your own? Not only does our team include 5-star Concierge service, but we also have some of the top property and revenue managers in the industry. And, with our own in-house real estate brokerage Luxury Simplified Real Estate
, we can help you find and purchase the vacation home of your dreams.
If these 20 reasons aren’t enough to get you to book your next trip to Charleston with Luxury Simplified Retreats, we know you definitely will after you browse through our portfolio of luxury homes. Cheers to 2020 and we can’t wait to have you as our guests!