Explore and unwind at The Cottages of Charleston.

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor are the place to go if you want to relax and enjoy yourself.  Their luxury cottages have two to three bathrooms to ensure that guests are comfortable; and for those traveling with furry friends, there are pet-friendly cottages available. If dining in is preferred, private chef services are available. For guests who enjoy cooking, each cottage is outfitted with its own kitchen, including a refrigerator, dishwasher and range. Guests can even kick back and enjoy the view of the beautiful Charleston Harbor from their private porch. Every cottage is also stocked with a Bose stereo, three HD flat screen TVs and high-speed wireless internet. 

When staying at The Cottages, rest assured there is plenty to do both within and outside the resort. From sailing tours and spas to nearby restaurants and museums, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the lovely town of Charleston. Check out a few of our recommendations below. 

Explore with Om Sailing Charters

After waking up and enjoying a delicious continental breakfast at The Cottages, head out to Om Sailing Charters for a harbor cruise on the fastest Charter Yacht the Harbor has to offer. Sometimes the during the breathtaking 3-6-hour private tour the tour captain will take his guests out to the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re lucky, he may even show you how to steer the catamaran.

Relax at Estuary Spa

After enjoying a day out and about, head to the Estuary Spa for a relaxing evening. The spa offers individual and couple massages given by their expert staff. From Swedish Massages and facials to body wraps and body scrubs, the Estuary Spa offers a wide variety of treatments that will put anyone’s mind at ease.

Indulge at Burton’s Grill and Bar

Before heading back to the comfy cottage, be sure to stop by Burton’s Grill and Bar for drinks on the patio, dinner or both. Burton’s is proud to offer gluten sensitive, vegetarian and paleo options. Online reservations are an option for those that are on the go and want to avoid a line.

Dive into History at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

On day two at The Cottages, venture out to Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum to learn about history. Tickets offer unlimited access to:

  •  USS Yorktown
  • USS Laffey
  • USS Clamagore
  • The Vietnam Experience Exhibit
  • Cold War Memorial
  • Medal of Honor Museum

View the Town with Palmetto Carriage Works

Choose from private and public tours with Palmetto Carriage Works, the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston. See mansions, gardens and learn about the town’s history and architecture. The Public Carriage Tour is the most popular tour and lasts for one hour. The Evening Tour of the Commercial District lasts for 35 minutes and is offered at 5:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

Replenish at Harbor Breeze at Bridgeside

After a busy day on the town, enjoy food and drinks from one of Charleston’s finest local businesses. They are applauded for their fish and chips, blue crab mac & cheese and island chicken sandwich. Enjoy Happy Hour with experienced bartenders and a full bar is from Thursday through Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Unwind at Mount Pleasant Pier

At sunset, go visit Mount Pleasant’s majestic 1,250-foot-long pier. The pier offers fishing, delicious grub from the River Watch Cafe and Gift Shop, swings and rocking chairs. 


Whether strolling along the pier, going for a relaxing carriage ride, enjoying the Charleston nightlife, sailing the Charleston Harbor or a little bit of all of the above, there are many pleasant ways revel in the good old southern charm of Charleston while staying at The Cottages. Their luxury rentals provide a quintessential escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and offer an unparalleled Charleston experience, surely placing the town and The Cottages at the top of your list of favorite vacation destinations.