The Cottages on Charleston Harbor

16 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464, United States

On the southwestern edge of Mount Pleasant—just minutes from downtown—10 quaint cottages hug Charleston Harbor, each with a spacious back porch (complete with a hammock and rockers perfect for sunrise gazing and dolphin watching) and access to a private sandy beach, where bunnies roam and Adirondack chairs wait. The Cottages on Charleston Harbor marries the privacy of rental-style accommodations with the perks of hotel travel, like attentive staff, a clubhouse common area, and complimentary breakfast, resulting in a picture-perfect recipe for total relaxation.

YOU SHOULD KNOW On Friday evenings during the summer, bands hit the beach next door at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. They don’t play late into the night, but the music is loud enough to hear from the cottages.

room

The two-bedroom three-bathroom cottages boast a full kitchen, comfy living room, and spacious sleep quarters. A master bedroom holds a modern four-poster king bed while the guest room features two doubles. Rattan furnishings, plantation shutters, and French doors to the back porch remind you that you’re waking up on the coast.

Cottage number six is wheelchair accessible.

Second Bedroom
Photo: Second Bedroom
Master bedroom with access to the porch.
Photo: Master bedroom with access to the porch.
Living room with gas fireplace.
Photo: Living room with gas fireplace.
Master bathroom
Photo: Master bathroom

bathroom

The master bath is huge, with a walk-in glass shower, Jacuzzi tub, and double vanities, while the guestroom bath offers a shower-tub combination. Fresh tile floors and pastel hues keep the spaces feeling fresh and contemporary.

Master bathroom
Photo: Master bathroom

lobby

A handsome clubhouse serves as home base for breakfast and concierge services. In each cottage, a living room boasts a fireplace, soaring ceilings, and wall of windows looking out onto the screened-in back porch.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Cottage 10’s porch overlooks a pond; all others have a view of the harbor.

Clubhouse where breakfast and snacks are served.
Photo: Clubhouse where breakfast and snacks are served.
Waterfront View
Photo: Waterfront View
Waterfront view while you enjoy the relaxation of the pool.
Photo: Waterfront view while you enjoy the relaxation of the pool.

pool

A palm-lined pool deck with a fair-sized pool and hot tub overlooks Charleston Harbor. Lounge chairs line the deck and bistro tables are tucked beneath a covered porch.

Waterfront view while you enjoy the relaxation of the pool.
Photo: Waterfront view while you enjoy the relaxation of the pool.

dining

Breakfast is served daily in the clubhouse and includes continental mainstays, fresh juices, and hot items that run the gamut from chicken biscuits and grits to eggs and sausage. Sweet treats and lemonade are set out in the afternoon.

Full kitchen
Photo: Full kitchen
Private screened-in porch.
Photo: Private screened-in porch.
Breakfast is included with your stay.
Photo: Breakfast is included with your stay.

drinking

There’s no bar onsite, though you can BYOB and store it in your cottage’s full kitchen.

LOCATION

Getting Around

A lot lets you park for free and come and go whenever. Explore Patriots Point on one of the Cottages’ beach cruisers, or take a water taxi downtown from the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina’s dock.

Restaurants

The Fish House (4-minute walk) at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is a quick walk away and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a handsome maritime-themed dining room overlooking the USS Yorktown. For fresh oysters and seafood near Shem Creek, try NICO (5-minute drive). A romantic special occasion supper can be found at the Old Village Post House Inn (8-minute drive).

Bars

Tavern & Table (5-minute drive) is a happy hour hotspot that overlooks the picturesque Shem Creek. For a rowdier vibe, walk across the street to The Shelter Kitchen + Bar (6-minute drive).

WHY WE LIKE IT

Whether you’re planning a romantic double-date getaway or a family trip, the Cottages on Charleston Harbor feel like a true retreat. Plus, you’re just across the Ravenel Bridge from downtown and are a quick drive to the beach at Sullivan’s Island.

QUICK FACTS

10 cottages
Breakfast yes
Lunch no
Dinner no
Bar no
Cafe no
Room Service no
Pool
yes
Free Parking,Parking Lot
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: (843) 849-2300

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