Atrium Villa -- Seabrook Island
This is a gorgeous property. The view is just wonderful, as is the soothing sound of the ocean from the deck (where I spent a lot of time with a pile of good books). The condo is immaculate ... attractive, comfortable upscale furnishings ... fully-stocked kitchen ... better, if possible, than the online description. The owner is lovely and very easy to work with.
As someone who has been coming to Seabrook for about 30 years, I have seen a lot of changes and expansions that were very welcome. The recent "upgrade" of the beach club, however, takes away some of the informal/family feeling of the pool area. The new outdoor restaurant/bar is really nice, but you can't even grab a soft drink at the take-out window without an acceptable cover-up and shoes. And I really missed the loungers with the canopies. On the plus side, the mostly young Seabrook staff are unfailingly friendly, cordial and courteous.
On our first morning, we went to the Charleston Diner in Mt. Pleasant for a fantastic breakfast ... the french toast is to die for.
We spend one afternoon and evening in Charleston. Note: If you use a metered space, the meter requires feeding until 6 (not 5) p.m. as we discovered after returning to our spot off King Street and finding a $14 ticket.
We tried a new (to us) restaurant/wine bar called Social (don't know the address, but it is across from the South Street Brewery). We happened to go in during happy hour, and did a sort of tapas dinner, including some of the $3 appetizers. Excellent! They also have really cute tees for sale ... had to buy "Pinot Envy."
Another evening we went to California Dreamin'. One of my daughters graduated from USC and still lives in Columbia, so we had enjoyed the location there many times. The Charleston location, however, is right on the water. After learning that we would have an hour wait, we popped around back to the deck and snagged a table thinking we would order drinks and an appetizer, but, lo and behold, you can order from the full menu, enjoy a stunning sunset and watch boats zip around. Serendipity!
We loved this property and would definitely rent it again. I miss it already! : )
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 17/18
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