This is a self check in home via electronic lock. In fact you most likely will not even see us during your stay. This recently re-modeled and updated brick ranch home is nestled on a quiet street just off Dorchester Rd in the desirable Dorchester II School District. It features a covered front porch with rocking chairs, large fenced backyard with patio, new floors, updated lighting, freshly painted walls, and plantation blinds. The updated kitchen boasts new stainless appliances. The updated bathrooms feature travertine tile and vessel sink with private half bath off the master bedroom.
The Holy City is best known for historical beauty, secret gardens, a steeple-rich skyscape, and outlying plantations predating the Civil War. Fall ushers in horse and hound gatherings at Middleton Place, the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival, the Lowcountry Field Feast, and another semi-annual tour of homes and gardens. Winter brings oyster roasts, camellia blossoms, and January’s restaurant week.
Much of the port city’s allure lies in constant reinvention and little surprises (like free-range guinea hens clucking up and down Legare Street, sous chefs flying by on skateboards heading into work, or Citadel cadets honking their bagpipes on sidewalks in summertime).
If you haven’t made a visit to Charleston in the last decade, there are huge chunks of the city you would hardly recognize, particularly so-called “Upper King” (the stretch above Calhoun), which swarms with an ever-growing number of craft eateries, creative cocktail venues, thriving restaurants, and new hotels.
Take a hard left on Spring, and you’ll stumble on charcuterie nook Artisan Meat Share, Asian fusion darling Xiao Bao Biscuit, or the stylishly retro ice cream and hot dog joint Parlor Deluxe.
Charleston’s cultural and culinary scene has exploded citywide, giving way to cutting-edge new galleries, boutiques, bake shops, breweries, distilleries, and coffee shops, not just in downtown, but in suburban and beachfront venues, too.
King Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, regularly shuts off to traffic and becomes a walking mall, where locals stroll their pets (from poodles to miniature pigs), listen to live music, and sip wine on sidewalk tables.
Winter brings oyster roasts, camellia blossoms, and January’s restaurant week.
Spring brings the SEWE wildlife festival, Charleston’s annual Wine + Food Festival, and tours of houses and gardens, all amidst the heady scents of wisteria, jasmine, and magnolia blossoms.
Spoleto (Charleston’s international arts and performance festival) kicks off summer with a bang, followed by barbecues, fried chicken, wine and art strolls, craft brew tastings on open patios, creekside shrimp and crab boils, and plenty of beach time.
Fall ushers in horse and hound gatherings at Middleton Place, the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival, the Lowcountry Field Feast, and another semi-annual tour of homes and gardens.
There are so many facets to this thriving city: waterways, beaches, plantation retreats, cypress groves, bird sanctuaries, golf, and downtown venues. Even locals haven’t exhausted all there is to do here, so plan on returning again and again to make new discoveries and revisit favorites.