Prior to this trip, my wife, family and friends had all been to Charleston and we’d stayed in both hotels and vacation rentals; none of those accommodations came close to match our time at Carolina Elegance. For this trip, we had eleven adults and three children and none of us got in each other’s way with the five living areas. The kids were easily entertained with large screen televisions in most every room, plus they spent hours playing video games in the game room when we could get them out of the pool. All three children stayed together in the one bedroom that had two queen sized beds and they fell asleep exhausted most every night.
After the kids went to bed, we adults had our “quiet time,” sitting in the comfy gliders and chairs on the decks, drinks in hand, listening to the sound of the surf, which was a 3-minute walk from the house. The huge kitchen was very well stocked with all the pots, pans, utensils and dishes we could use. One night, we even grilled on the BBQ that’s on one of the decks.
The whole house was well-decorated. Each bedroom was large, and the beds were super comfortable with very soft linens. They all had either a private bath or close access to a jack and jill bath.
The house was spotless and well-maintained by Stuart and Lisa, who went out of their way to be helpful, recommending restaurants and events that were going on nearby.
We give the entire experience an A+++ for excellence. We’ll be back to this beach house again next year too.
Carolina Elegance is a beautiful 6 bed room, 5 bath home with plenty of parking. It is nestled in a quiet beachside neighborhood. My first impression of this place, is why would anyone rent out such a great house with such beautiful furniture? The house is immaculate, professionally decorated and spacious and evokes a homey warm atmosphere. There are TVs in every room with movies on demand and “Alexa” both upstairs and downstairs providing music upon request. The bedrooms are well appointed with comfortable beds, with the softest sheets. It has plenty of storage space in the large closets, and of course a laundry room. There is a comfortable, inviting seating areas upstairs, and furnished balcony. There is even a small fully stocked electronic game room to keep your kids entertained. There is a huge kitchen with a gas-stove top, granite counter tops and wood cabinetry. We entertained 16 guests and family very comfortably! No need to worry about seating or plate service for a big crowd. We were amazed that we could accommodate the crowd we entertained without having to break out the paper plates and plastic wear! This kitchen has it all. There are name brand, heavy-duty pots and pans and utensils to use. The stainless steel refrigerator seemed oversized as well.
The house is close to some amazing restaurants as well as the beach. Rent a golf cart for the week like we did. That is a blast! There is a list of some of the owner’s favorite places to eat. There is a great seafood store with amazing fresh locally caught fish. The grouper was especially wonderful. I really appreciate this as we are from Florida and have an abundance of fresh local seafood, and this store, just a few miles away, had what we needed. We liked the house so much it was hard to leave to see all the amazing sites in Charleston! The house is close to the downtown area and other places of interest in Charleston.
We are planning our next family reunion at Carolina Elegance for sure!