What is your ideal day at the beach? A big umbrella and a good book? Boogie boarding and sand castles? Wading in the waves? Between Charleston's 4 public beaches, each with its own unique scene and amenities, Charleston truly has it all. Locals tend to visit the beach closest to their home (for obvious reasons), which means the beaches often mirror the communities that border them, but no matter where you are staying in Charleston, you're always just a few minutes from putting your toes in the sand.
Along with historically warm weather, the New Year has brought with it 4 beautiful additions to our portfolio of Charleston luxury vacation rentals! Nestled in the Cannonborough and Elliotborough neighborhoods of downtown Charleston (two bordering neighborhoods highly touted in the vibrant Charleston food scene), these properties could not be more perfect compliment to our existing luxury rental portfolio. We are always THRILLED to expand our portfolio to offer more options to our guests. Here are our 4 NEWEST luxury vacation rentals in downtown Charleston SC:
Planning a getaway to a new city opens the doors to experience a different culture, different vibe and a new point of view. Our charming, historic city of Charleston offers southern hospitality at it's best, and what better way to experience it all than to fully immerse yourself? An extended stay at a local vacation rental is just the ticket - not to mention one in the heart of downtown - a
Here at Luxury Simplified Retreats, we are elated when our guests enjoy their time spent in Charleston, relaxing in one of our luxury vacation homes. We love it even more when, after their vacation has ended, they decide to buy a vacation home of their own in the area. A second home purchased as an investment property can be followed by a lot of maintenance and care, which is where we come in - again.
Sometimes, when we bring a new property into our portfolio of luxury vacation homes, the owner has already given their vacation home a name - and that's great! But on some occasions, we need to come up with a name for the house on our own and, more often than not, the house or the setting is so distinctive - it practically names itself! That is the case for our newest listing, located in downtown Charleston's historic Harleston Village neighborhood. Set on the corner of Bull Street and Rutledge Avenue is a grand historic home built by an undocumented builder in the early 1840s. A man by the name of Count Eugene Joseph Huchet, a cotton trader and French immigrant purportedly descended from European nobility, purchased the house in 1857 to be the home for his family. Today, the Hutchet House is now home to six private luxury units after it was divided into condos in the early 1980s when the house was renovated.
Did you know that VRBO and HomeAway charge a hefty service fee just for booking through their site? We think this is outrageous considering it adds up to 9% onto your total rental fee. To put this in perspective, so that you can see just how this booking fee might impact your bottom line, I will provide an example from a recent booking.