LUXURY SIMPLIFIED RETREATS
WHAT: Rental homes downtown, on Folly Beach, and beyond
PACKAGES & PERKS: The Girlfriend Getaway
includes a shopping session with personal stylist Andrea Serrano (aka Charleston Shop Curator
); a private harbor charter; and a $100 gift certificate to the weekly gospel brunch at Halls Chophouse.
RATES: 4-bedroom rentals start at $450; packages start at $750 per person
Image by Franzi Annika Photography
ZERO GEORGE STREET
WHAT: Boutique hotel in restored 1804 home in downtown’s Historic District
PACKAGES & PERKS: The Pamper and PJ’s
package includes a 50-minute massage and facial (off-site); custom Lake Pajamas; and breakfast daily as well as a daily wine and cheese hour.
RATES: Rooms start at $229; package rates vary
Photograph by Kim Graham for Cathy Anderson
WILD DUNES RESORT
WHAT: Resort with an inn, condos, and house rentals on the Isle of Palms
PACKAGES & PERKS: The Gal PowWow
package includes a two-night stay in a condo or home on the property; a day’s bike rental; and a Lowcountry-themed delivered dinner, plus champagne. (Designed for 6 to 8 guests.)
RATE: Rate is 28% off the total price of accommodations and add-ons
THE RESTORATION HOTEL
WHAT: Boutique hotel with condo-style suites just off King Street downtown
PACKAGES & PERKS: Add-ons include made-to-order breakfast baskets; a flower crown workshop; beach yoga with the hotel’s instructor; in-room spa treatments; pre-dinner cocktails like the Tangarita and Star Pouch; and more.
RATES: Rooms start at $239; add-on prices vary
THE INNS CHARLESTON
WHAT: Historic homes for rent on Spring Street downtown
PACKAGES & PERKS: Add-ons
(coordinated by their guest services manager) include bachelorette party planning from Kay & Co.; balloons from Cannonborough Collective; flowers from Tiger Lily Weddings; blowouts at Drybar; sweets from Sugar Bakeshop; and more.
RATES: 4-bedroom rental homes average $550; add-on prices vary
Image by Ellis Creek Photography
WHAT: Luxury homes, condos, and other rentals downtown, off the peninsula, and on Folly Beach
PACKAGES & PERKS: “Compounds”
(a cluster of apartments or homes) can house up to 52 guests; the rentals boast super-posh décor, concierge services, 24-hour management, and are in prime locations.
RATES: Prices vary (an 18-person rental starts at $3,540)
One of our favorite offers combines two of the locations mentioned above—The Restoration and Wild Dunes Resort. The City to Sea: The Best of Both Worlds package is $169 per person per night and includes two nights downtown at The Restoration, dinner at the hotel’s The Watch rooftop restaurant, and a custom-made indigo candle; then two nights on the Isle of Palms at Wild Dunes Resort, dinner at its Coastal Provisions restaurant, and an indigo-dying workshop. Bonus? Book online or call (855) 318-6099 to score 10 percent off.
And stay tuned: We'll be adding more packages on an ongoing basis, themed by wedding, honeymoon, and more