If you take all of Nashville’s best qualities (Southern hospitality, great food, dynamic arts and culture), subtract the worst parts of the city (traffic, construction and skyscrapers) and put it all on the water, you essentially have Charleston. The charming coastal city boasts world-renowned restaurants, chic boutiques, rich history, cultural diversity and a scenic landscape, making it a perfect vacation destination for city lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation or a girls’ weekend, The Cottages on Charleston Harbor make a great home away from home. The well-appointed two-bedroom cottages are located on the water in Mount Pleasant, just across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge from downtown, giving them the quiet seclusion you long for in a vacation destination with convenient access to the city’s endless dining, shopping and nightlife opportunities.

EAT

King Street boasts one incredible eatery after the next. Indaco’s rustic influence extends to its décor and Italian menu, which includes decadent and creative dishes like Brussels sprout pizza with apples, honey and pancetta, or triangolini pasta stuffed with duck and foie gras. Pearlz Oyster Bar is a must-visit for casual, yet delicious, local seafood, and the refined dishes, extensive wine list and sophisticated design at Vincent Chicco’s make it a great date night destination.

SLEEP

The 10 waterfront cottages feature two bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room with gas fireplace and a screened porch with patio furniture and a hammock. The master suite boasts a king-sized bed and en suite bathroom with an oversized soaking tub, double vanities and a steam shower. The second bedroom is outfitted with two double beds and attached full bath. Both bedrooms have porch access and waterfront views.

RELAX

Enjoy peaceful harbor views from nearly every room in the cottage or the comfort of the expansive back porch. A small sandy patch of beachfront is just steps away from the back door and comes equipped with Adirondack chairs, making it a tranquil spot to enjoy a bottle of wine while you take in the sunset. Splash around in the property’s outdoor pool or unwind in the hot tub, which also offers harbor views. Upgrade your stay with a private massage in your cottage, available through the concierge.

PLAY

Complimentary bike rentals at The Cottages are great for an afternoon cruising through Mount Pleasant. Or, take in the scenery by boat at the nearby Coastal Expeditions in Shem Creek. Perfect for all ages, the guided kayak tours give you a close-up view of the area’s diverse wildlife, including dolphins, manatees, turtles and birds. Less than 10 minutes from The Cottages, downtown Charleston awaits with its vibrant shopping and culinary scenes.

16 Patriots Point Road

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

866-901-2688

thecottagesoncharlestonharbor.com

Fly: CHS

Drive: 552 miles from Nashville

Photos courtesy of The Cottages on Charleston Harbor