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.
We are thrilled to introduce our newest Folly Beach SC vacation rental, Helena's Hideaway! A few blocks back from the beach, you'll find this colorful and modern retreat, tucked away on a quiet road surrounded by tranquil wooded and marsh views. The owners of this home have a unique story and our relationship with them began as they were searching for a second home to their primary residence in England. After they fell in love with Charleston, they found Folly Beach to be the ideal location for their home away from home.
As the year comes to a close, when we pop the bubbly at midnight we will be celebrating a year of growth and accomplishment here at Luxury Simplified Retreats. This past year brought significant change and exciting opportunites - from adopting a new booking software system to help us maximize occupancy for our property owners, to adding 4 new properties to our luxury portfolio, and doubling our annual reservations. Here are some of our best moments from 2017. We also look ahead to the new year and the adventures awaiting Luxury Simplified Retreats.
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
What better way to start off a new year than to wrap up a successful one? In our humble opinion the Luxury Simplified Retreats team crushed it in 2016, and we're proud of it! Of course there's always room to grow, and we have high hopes for 2017. Our dedicated team spent countless hours planning activities for incoming guests, tying bows on our "Taste of Charleston" welcome boxes, and ensuring each luxury vacation home is in immaculate shape before each guest arrives. Here's a look at just a few of our spotlight moments from 2016 ...
Welcoming a new property to our portfolio is an exciting part of our job, particularly when we have been heavily involved in its progress. This project was another one that offered us the chance to work in conjunction with the team at Luxury Simplified Construction. Located at 1 Todd Street, this home had been a dilapidated building for many years, having experienced a fire back in the 1990’s with the piazza finally collapsing in to the street in 2015.