It sure feels like spring, as we’ve “sprung forward” the clock this past weekend, and it’s time to tour homes and gardens, ideally, while based in luxury beach house rentals SC!

Right on cue, the weather is positively beautiful… Carolina blue skies and warm sunshine make a Charleston beach house the perfect place to be right now.

Tomorrow also marks the official start of the Festival of Houses and Gardens, a grand Charleston tradition for 69 years.  It’s put on by the fine folks of the Historic Charleston Foundation and offers the chance to go inside some of the most lush gardens and beautiful historic homes on the peninsula.

Luxury beach house rentals SC make a great festival home base

Luxury beach house rentals SC make a great festival home base

This is a beloved annual event, and one of our SC vacation rentals makes an ideal home base.  Most of the tours take place downtown (South of Broad), a convenient drive from all our Isle of Palms luxury rentals and our Folly Beach rentals Charleston.  That way you can experience the charm and history of America’s best city, while also enjoying the ocean near your beach house Charleston.

The Festival runs from tomorrow (March 16th) through April 24th, and there are all sorts of great options to choose from, located on different charming streets downtown.  Think Wentworth, Legare, Meeting Street, Tradd, Broad, South Battery, all the best addresses in town.  Check out the houses, or take one of the “Glorious Gardens” tours.

Also, it’s not just house/garden tours.  There are concerts, luncheon lectures (cleverly entitled, “Food for Thought”), historical harbor boat tours, a gospel brunch, picnic, oyster roast, wine and spirit tastings, and morning history walks.

Here’s a link to the Festival itself, where you can select and purchase tickets:

The Festival of Houses and Gardens is a Charleston must-do.  Thankfully there are so many different dates and sites to choose from, so you have a good chance at securing tickets.

Antiques near your luxury beach house rentals SC

Another huge part of Charleston charm is antiques… and another beloved local event kicks off this weekend in grand style  –  the Charleston Antiques Show.  Now in its 13th year, it brings together fine vintage furniture, silver, jewelry, and a myriad of experts in one place  –  Memminger Auditorium, located at 56 Beaufain Street.  Again, this is downtown, convenient to all our rental homes South Carolina, be they Isle of Palms vacation rentals or Folly Beach house rentals Charleston SC.

The show runs Friday, March 18th through Sunday, March 20th.  Also featured are a preview party this Thursday night (March 17th), luncheon lecture, behind-the-scenes tours and the collectors’ circle.

Here’s the official site where you can purchase tickets:

(Note: There are specially priced combo tickets for the antique show and house/garden tours.)

So enjoy some of what makes Charleston so charming, and when you are looking for the most beautiful luxury beach house rentals SC, especially if you want a luxury house on Isle of Palms, call EP for the very best.

All best,

Lowcountry Lisa

your Isle of Palms vacation blogger