The Cottages On Charleston Harbor
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The Cottages on Charleston Harbor is comprised of 10 two-bedroom, three-bath cottages with all the creature comforts of home. Located at historic Patriots Point, they are beautifully arranged just yards from the water's edge. This is a waterfront view like no other.
Each cottage has a screened porch equipped with rocking chairs, hammock, table and chairs. The setting is perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee, taking a nap, playing cards, or having dinner; all with the water lapping just feet away.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Megan for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Guests at The Cottages are looking for an extra special experience, our 1,300 sq ft Cottages feature all the amenities and comfort of home. With two bedrooms, three full baths and a fully equipped kitchen this will be your best vacation yet! With a private screened-in porch overlooking the harbor, this is where relaxation meets sophistication.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Each Cottages is perched only yards away from the water’s edge, and features a private screened-in porch complete with a hammock, rocking chairs, and dining table. Guests find it hard to leave their little piece of paradise.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Charleston, South Carolina has won countless accolades as a top travel destination, with the perfect mix of history, beaches, shopping, culture and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We regularly hear from our guests that they had plans to go on a tour or discover a special feature of Charleston, but decided to just stay in their cottage instead. It is a very special compliment that even with a city as amazing and captivating as Charleston our guests find it hard to leave the relaxation of their Cottage!
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Mt. Pleasant is one of the best kept secrets of the Charleston area, with access to downtown Charleston by water taxi or a short car ride, close proximity to the beach, shopping and more, the list of perks goes on and on.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Please visit our Area Attractions section for the best activities in the area.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Patriots Point Links golf course, USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, and Patriots Point Sports complex.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We recommend our sister company, Holy City Hospitality http://www.holycityhospitality.com restaurants.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Charleston CVB has an awesome website. Charlestoncvb.com.
How many rooms does your inn have?
10 two bedrooms, three bathroom Cottages.
Do you accept pets?
Yes we do, please see our website for details on our pet policy.
Services & Amenities
Enjoy the best of both worlds at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor. Your spacious harbor front cottage will provide the solitude you seek, while our full complement of services and amenities will offer you the hospitality experience you’ve grown accustomed to.
- Clubhouse lounge, offering Continental breakfast and refreshments throughout the day
- Outdoor swimming pool and heated spa overlooking Charleston Harbor
- Private harbor front beach with Adirondack chairs and tables
Private Chef Services
What's more decadent or romantic than eating out at one of Charleston's world famous restaurants? How about eating in with a meal prepared by your very own private chef? Indulge your palate at The Cottages at Charleston Harbor - where our chef will be your chef, creating an enchanting event with a four-course meal paired with wine carefully selected to complement market-fresh ingredients. Prices start at $150 per person*.
You go on vacation to relax - yet with all the shopping, golf, good food, and entertainment, sometimes you need a little help winding down. At The Cottages on Charleston Harbor, we understand, and a massage right in your cottage is the perfect way to help you reach that state where the world melts away, and total relaxation sets in. Nowhere to go, nothing required of you, pure relaxation awaits. Add pure, unadulterated relaxation to your reservation from $135* plus tax per 60 minute session.
Champagne on Arrival
Set the tone for your Charleston getaway! Whether you have romance on your mind or are simply celebrating your arrival, nothing sets the mood better than a chilled bottle of bubbly. Add a bottle of chilled Champagne waiting in your cottage from $75*.
Golf at Patriots Point Links
Just like the Cottages, Patriots Point Links™ is perched on the edge of Charleston Harbor. Nowhere else in the Low country will you find such stunning views of downtown and Fort Sumter while standing on a golf course. Experience harbor front golf the way it was meant to be by playing golf at Patriots Point during your vacation at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor. Add golf at Patriots Point Links to your stay from only $65 per round*.
Other services include
- Beach cruisers available
- Business services and use of resort laptop and printer
- Water taxi to Charleston Harbor Marina
- Personal Concierge
- Pre-arrival grocery shopping
*Subject to availability. Rate only valid in conjunction with stay at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor. Other restrictions may apply. Masseuse cannot be charged to the guest’s room, the guest will pay the masseuse directly. *Plus 20.64% taxes and fees*
Weddings & Special Occasions
There is nothing more lovely than a bride as she makes her grand entrance, all aglow in her shimmering dress. As she proceeds down the aisle, the couple’s happiness can be felt by everyone in attendance. Now envision yourself in this serene setting: your ceremony at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor surrounded by beautiful marsh grasses, pristine white sand and water lapping at the shore just a few feet away. This is truly a memorable venue; one that your guests will never forget.
You can choosing the perfect setting for your ceremony and wedding at The Cottages depending upon the vision you have for your day. The Cottages offers two different lawn/beach areas that over look beautiful Charleston Harbor, each providing its own unique view.
There is the lawn/beach area of 1,2,3 & the lawn/beach area 4,5,6. Reserving either area does require that you rent the three cottages adjoining that lawn/beach area, this ensures that we can provide an intimate affair undisturbed by people outside of your guests. Please call for nightly rates and details. White wooden chairs will be arranged for your guests, with space to accommodate up to 125 guests. It would be hard to find a more beautiful, private waterfront venue in Charleston. We invite you to take a tour of our ceremony and reception site.
Groups up to 30 guests
Ceremony fee includes use of the lawn/beach, up to 30 chairs or 20 chairs and two 8’ benches, as well as the set up and break down of these items.
Groups 31-75 guests
Ceremony fee includes use of the lawn/beach, up to 75 chairs or 60 chairs and four 8’ benches, as well as the set up and break down of these items.
Groups 76-125 guests
Ceremony fee includes use of the lawn/beach, up to 150 chairs or 125 chairs and six 8’ benches, as well as the set up and break down of these items.
The harbor front view extends past our ceremony site, down the full length of our property. Perfect for intimate affairs, The Cottages on Charleston Harbor offers an experience of fine southern hospitality, with an unrivaled view of the harbor.
The clubhouse at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor evokes a casual, southern elegance with beautiful furnishings and décor. This elegance continues on to our pool deck and is complemented by the spectacular panoramic view of Charleston Harbor. This is the perfect space for a poolside reception for up to 125 people.
The property at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor features several areas that can be utilized for a variety of functions. An intimate harbor front gathering can be arranged beachside, behind the cottages. Tables and stations can be set up to serve guests as they mix and mingle. This setup can accompany 125 guests. Larger affairs can be enjoyed on our event lawn, which is harbor front and adjacent to the cottages. This space can be tented and provides ample room for guests, a band or DJ, and much more for up to 150 guests.
Whether you’re just interested in accommodations, holding your ceremony on our waterfront beach, or including a reception, we invite you to tour our property and speak with our operations manager.
The options for beautiful intimate affairs at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor are endless, host a causal Lowcountry boil, or a glitzy silk draped harbor front reception where the stars sparkle through.
Every great celebration begins with good food. Good Food Catering was launched in the Fall of 2004 and was quickly recognized as one of the top local caterers. Good Food Catering offers a variety of dining op-tions for private dining, corporate dinners, rehearsal dinners, receptions and farewell brunches. We offer fine catered cuisine, with restaurant quality style and service, in a variety of settings.
Each menu is customized to your individual palate with innovative se-lections ranging from French and Asian flavors to classic Charleston recipes and everything in between. Our sales team is flexible and crea-tive in designing personalized proposals to fit each event budget. With nearly a decade of coordinating rentals and following minute by minute timelines, our detail oriented team will make your event seamless, allowing you to feel like a guest at your event. Invite our experienced team to tailor your event at our exclusive waterfront venue.
GOOD FOOD Catering:
For complete details please visit our website For information and availability, call 866.901.2688
See below for a partial list of things to see and do in and around Charleston:
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
At Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, tour the USS Yorktown, USS Clamagore, Medal of Honor Museum, Cold War Submarine Memorial and the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the U.S. It’s history you can touch.
Fort Sumter Tours
Stops at Fort Sumter National Monument, where the Civil War began. Cruise to the island fort while you enjoy breathtaking views of Charleston and her Harbor. Depart from the Visitor Education Facility at Liberty Square downtown and from Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant.
Magnolia Plantation & Its Gardens
Open 365 days a year 8am-5:30pm; call for Nov.-Feb. hours. This 17th century estate, acquired in 1676 by the Drayton family, features America’s oldest gardens (c.1680), which bloom year-round. Pre-Revolutionary War plantation house, Biblical garden, antebellum cabin, nature train, nature boat, wildlife observation tower, gift shop and more. Leashed pets welcome. $15, guided tours (House tour, train tour and Boat tour) are additional cost.
Boone Hall Plantation
“A must see!” – NBC Daytime Television. Boone Hall reflects Southern heritage spanning 300 years on one magnificent “still working” plantation. House tours, gardens, slave cabins, plantation coach tours, live performances in season, cafe, plus one of the world’s longest oak-lined avenues.
Admission for Gardens & Stableyards: $25/Adults, $10/Children 6-13. Carefully preserved 18th century plantation and National Historic Landmark; 65 acres of America’s oldest landscaped Gardens. House Museum tours highlight family collections and the role of the Middleton’s in American history. Craftspeople in the Stableyards recreate the activities of a self-sustaining Lowcountry plantation. Closed Christmas Day.
South Carolina Aquarium
Fun, wonder and education come together for the whole family in one amazing experience when you visit the South Carolina Aquarium. Participate in our interactive exhibits and programs, and marvel at loggerhead turtles, stingrays, sharks, otters, moray eels, alligators and much more.
This beautiful home on Charleston’s High Battery affords a glimpse of early 19th century elegance, style and comfort. Built in 1825, the house contains Alston family furniture, silver, books and paintings. Three piazzas offer incredible views of Charleston Harbor. In 1861, General Beauregard watched the bombardment of Ft. Sumter here.
Built in 1772, “Charleston’s Revolutionary War House” was the town-home of Thomas Heyward, Jr., Revolutionary patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Located in the original walled portion of the city, the house features magnificent Charleston-made furniture and a formal 18th century garden. Adults $10; children $5. Combination tickets available.
Gibbes Museum of Art
Experience Charleston’s history through art! Come face to face with stories of the South Carolina Lowcountry as seen through painting, miniature portraiture, sculpture, photographs and more at Charleston’s signature art museum. Complimentary cell phone tour (using your own phone) is offered with paid admission.
Nathaniel Russell House
Visit the grand Federal townhouse of Charleston merchant Nathaniel Russell, completed in 1808. The gracefully restored interior boasts elaborate ornamentation and a magnificent free-flying staircase. Set amid spacious gardens and furnished with period antiques, the house evokes the gracious lifestyle of the city's elite. $10.
The expansive Aiken-Rhett House (c. 1818) stands as the city’s most intact antebellum urban complex. Historic interiors have been conserved and stabilized, having survived virtually unaltered since 1858. Many family objects are still found in the rooms for which they were purchased. $10. MC, V, D.
Daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day and New Year’s Day. More than a house, activities include hourly tours and daily programs, a self-directed "Voices" Landscape Tour on DVD, self-guided river and marsh walks, A Sacred Place: The African-American Cemetery, and an artisan-inspired museum shop.
Joseph Manigault House
“Charleston’s Huguenot House” was built in 1803 and is a premier example of Adam-style, or Federal, architecture. The garden Gate Temple and outstanding collection of American, English and French furnishings of the period capture the lifestyle of a wealthy, rice-planting family. Adults $10; children $5. Combination tickets available.
The Charleston Museum
America’s first museum showcases a variety of fascinating artifacts that tell the story of Lowcountry cultural and natural history. Visitors will be transported back through time, viewing objects from ancient fossils and an enormous whale skeleton to elegant costumes and Civil War artifacts.
Open daily 9am - 5pm. Owned and operated by the City of Charleston Department of Parks. The Angel Oak is a Live Oak tree, estimated to be 1,400 years old. Live oaks are not particularly tall, but have wide spreading canopies. Only in the very oldest of specimens do you find massive limbs resting on the ground, as do the limbs of the Angel Oak. It stands 65ft. high and provides a 17,000 square foot area of shade. No admission charge.
Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest
The 15,000-acre sanctuary for plant and animal life is located in Four Holes Swamp and contains the largest remaining virgin stand of bald cypress and tupelo trees in the world. A mile-and-3 quarters boardwalk begins at the Visitor's Center and sweeps past portions of majestic swamp, where ancient trees, migrating birds, and colorful wildflowers can be quietly observed. 35 miles NW of Charleston, Exit 187-SC 187 off I-26. Open 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Tues.-Sun. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. Adults/$8.00, 6-18 years/$4.00, Children under 6/free. Audubon members/$7.
Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture
Reading room and archives open 10am-5pm M-F and 12-5pmon Saturdays. Walk-in tours open Mon-Sat 12-5pm. Group tours by appointment. (1990 Carolopolis Award). Beautifully restored facility, site of former Avery School built in 1865. Research Center’s purpose is to document, preserve, and make public the unique historical and cultural heritage of South Carolina Lowcountry African-Americans. Tour of building includes exhibits and archives.
Battery Park/Whitepoint Gardens
The Battery, which includes a park known as White Point Gardens, is a landmark promenade in Charleston. Stretching along the shores of the Charleston peninsula and bordered by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Fort Sumter is visible from the Cooper River side and the point, as is Castle Pinckney, the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, Fort Moultrie, and Sullivan's Island.