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.
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!
We recently received glowing feedback from a happy vacationer. You can't please all of your clients all of the time, but in this instance, we happily achieved that outcome and our guest who also shared "why." Here is the story of how this review came to be, and how our goals are to achieve similar accolades from every guest.
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!
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!
The reviews are IN and it's official... our guests LOVE Slightly Off Center! We knew when we began this ambitious project on Folly Beach that it had the potential to be something truly unique. After watching this project grow from an innovative idea on paper, into a life-sized project with all of our Luxury Simplified teams of Construction, Development and Luxury Simplified Retreats working collaboratively together ... to finally seeing guests enjoying them and making memories ... well that just makes all of our efforts worth while. Don't take our word for it though, hear what our guests have to say about our four brand new Folly Beach retreats!
Stretching from picturesque Waterfront Park all the way to Colonial Lake in Harleston Village, Queen Street intersects some of the most iconic streets in Charleston, a beautiful and beloved connector to the best of everything in downtown Charleston. Whether it's shopping on King Street, exploring restaurants on East Bay Street, or prowling around the antique stores and art galleries of the French Quarter, it's all just a short, beautiful walk. Queen Street itself is home to some of the areas most popular restaurants and is a part of the city's theater district. There's no better way to experience all that this part of historic, downtown Charleston has to offer than with a stay at The Queen's Studio, where you're surrounded by the best of the Holy City.
It's no surprise that the center of life on Folly Beach SC is aptly named Center Street. This is, after all, the "main drag" of this charming, beachside town, known locally as the spot that offers some of the best surfing along the eastern seaboard and refered to in travel publications as "The Edge of America." Center Street is home to much of the local shopping, dining, and nightlife that this funky surf town has to offer. As the singular road onto and off of the island, it divides the island neatly in two, East and West, stopping only when it reaches the ocean. The eastern side is home to popular surf spot "The Washout" and scenic Lighthouse Inlet which, at the northernmost tip of the island, offers amazing views of the historic Morris Island Lighthouse. The west end of the island is home to the beautiful Folly Beach County Park. And from Center Street, you're close to EVERYTHING!
We recently developed a relationship with a local couple in their search for a new vacation rental management company for their two Folly Beach homes. With a list of criteria for their new management company, we were happy to meet their needs and welcome the two stunning homes into our portfolio. The two, side-by-side, 4-bedroom homes are located just across the street from the beach, and with their expansive two-level porches, you can enjoy ocean views from just about anywhere in either house! Each home offers their own experience with different decor and layout, but exceptional water views.