In recent years Charleston SC has become known for its hot culinary scene and has become a top destination for self proclaimed foodies. With so many new restaurants opening in Charleston all the time there's no shortage of new culinary experiences to be had. Here at Luxury Simplified Retreats we appreciate tasty local eats and our team thinks it's only fitting to share some of our favorite new restaurants:
Here at Luxury Simplified Retreats we pride ourselves on attention to detail and guest experience. One of the things that sets us apart is our knowledgable team who work hard behind the scenes to ensure that every guest has a wonderful Charleston experience. Driving our focus on guest experience is our Guest Relations and Concierge Manager, Zach Rogers. Get to know the guy behind the smiling face that greets many of our guests and find out his number one recommendation for every Charleston visitor.
The romantic backdrop for many brides' "dream wedding" often includes cobblestoned streets, moss draped oaks, or sandy beaches with ocean views. It's no surprise then, that an elegant and gorgeous affair in Charleston tops the list for many as the Holy City has quickly topped the list as #1 wedding destination in the country. Although Charleston may not be home for the bride or groom, oftentimes it becomes the site of their enchanting, destination wedding. And, while traveling to a chic and charming location like Charleston for the big day means everyone is sure to experience a wedding "trip of a lifetime," everyone from the bridal party on down will need their own accommodations. In leu of a traditional "hotel block," complete with tacky carpet, musty linens, and noisy neighbors, a private vacation rental offers the bridal party a stylish and comfortable space to call their own. And we know just the spot!
When Hurricane Florence sent her calling card ahead of an U.S. east coast visit as a Category 1 storm, and the Governor RSVP'd with an a mandatory evacuation order for nearly all of the coast, our Luxury Simplified Retreats team sprung into action to secure the safety of our guests. As Charleston locals, Hurricane Florence wasn’t our first rodeo, and our management team has a strict storm protocol and a tried & tested action plan in place when extreme weather such as hurricanes threatens the Charleston SC lowcountry. And, while we are experienced in hurricane preparation, we know that many of our guests aren’t - and the thought of experiencing the "eye of a hurricane" making landfall can, in fact, be daunting.
Have you met our resident Brit? Sophie Leigh-Jones came to us from "across the pond" and brought with her inspiring leadership, tons of great ideas, and silly British phrases. She has confidently led the Luxury Simplified Retreats team from day one, through every challenge and success that it has faced. She's an integral part of the team today, building connections with our amazing homeowners and ensuring all of our guests have a 5-star experience. Here's a chance to get to know Sophie and discover just what makes her such an indispensable part of our team!
With so many new and interesting things to do and so much history to see and experience, it can be challenging if not impossible to see and do everything in just one visit to Charleston SC. Enchanted by the city's charm and history, many people visit a a second or even third time, or make a trip to Charleston an annual event. From riding a horse drawn carriage under oaks draped in Spanish moss, to a harbor cruise past Fort Sumter at sunset, Charleston offers a wealth of "bucket list" items, and you may find yourself wanting to plan a return trip to experience them all. We've compiled a checklist of things you might want to add to your list on your NEXT trip to the Holy City!
Here at Luxury Simplified Retreats, not only do we manage an extensive portfolio of lowcountry luxury vacation rentals, but we have a team that operates behind the scenes to ensure guests receive the best possible experience while visiting us in Charleston. Knowing and trusting our team to provide you with a clean, luxurious, and enjoyable retreat while you're here is all part of our promise. So we thought it fitting for you to get to know the team that makes it all happen, every day. We're introducing you to our newest team member, Managing Director, Alison Benson. Her extensive background in management and hospitality (and tips on best places to take your pup, or get a good view of the city) makes her the perfect addition to our all-star team!
Throughout the year, you'll find many reasons to celebrate. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding, or even family reunion, you want to gather those close to you and mark the day (or weekend) with memories to last a lifetime. For bigger occasions, you may find yourself booking flights and coordinating schedules; or when you're looking to celebrate life's little moments (did you get a new promotion?), you may just hop in the car and spend the weekend in a special city. We love helping our guests create a special time while visiting Charleston and there are SO many ways to celebrate in the Holy City, surrounded by palmettos, historic buildings, sandy shores and so much more.
In the summer, Charleston heats up in more ways than one. And, while beaches and boats are a perfect way to cool down, you'll need a break from all the sun and saltwater. One of the biggest draws for visitors is the unique architecture and interesting history found throughout the downtown peninsula - from Rainbow Row to the City Market, the King Street shopping district and Charleston's renowned culinary scene. So where do you find a shady spot that's the perfect place to beat the heat this summer? Start with a trip to these cool Charleston spots.
Having a trip to Charleston SC on the calendar is always cause for excitement. While figuring out the must-do's & must-see's, deciding what to pack, and planning for all of your adventures can add to that pre-trip excitement, it can also be exhausting. To help take the pressure off, we've created four spectacular, fun-filled packages guaranteed to take your vacation to the next level. You just worry about packing the sunscreen, our Concierge team will take care of everything else!