Sweet Escape 20

Everything about Charleston is sweetly soft. The way the Atlantic waves brush the shore. The local accent’s gentle curve over the “r” in “Charleston.” The smiles and winks of low country natives. And that sweet softness finds a fitting home at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor.

This quaint collection of cottages along the rocky Patriots Point offers a luxurious home away from home for Ashevillians looking to replace peaks with peaked waves. Just yards from the water, the cottages afford breathtaking views of the harbor, downtown and Ft. Sumter from private panoramic porches, full kitchens and plush bedrooms.

Though Charleston is one of the finest cities in the South and just five minutes away, you’ll find it hard to leave your cottage.

Like your own home, each cottage’s epicenter is the living space; decked with gas fireplaces, a wall of windows, and swanky amenities like a Bose stereo system, it’s the heart of the house—and your vacation. A private screened-in porch offers protection from ‘skeeters without compromising the views. The fully-equipped kitchen is ready for dinners in, and two large bedrooms welcome you after long days in the Charleston sun.

When you’re not cozied up in your cottage, the Clubhouse is the place to be. Indulge in fresh treats like red velvet cake or a fresh cup of local Charleston Coffee Exchange joe in the morning. Take a dip in the pool which overlooks the harbor, or take one of the Cottages’ beach cruisers for a cruise around historic Patriot Point.

And when you do decide to venture into the city, just hop on the iconic Ravenel Bridge and drive right into the heart of town. Historic homes stand sentinel over curious tourists who come to sup’ and shop in the city.

We’re lucky to call the mountains home, but with the Cottages on Charleston Harbor just four hours down the road, we’re lucky to call them our second home, too.