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Just outside of Charleston, Isle of Palms offers laidback Lowcountry living at Summer Dunes Cottage, a charming Inspirato townhome with five bedrooms and five en suite bathrooms. Located just steps from a swimmable sandy beach, this 2,400-square-foot home also features a cozy patio with outdoor grill.
Guests of the home will be just a 45-minute drive away from the quaint town of Charleston, home to fresh seafood restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and historic attractions such as Fort Sumter.
Slow down and bask in the beauty of the South Carolina sun shimmering on the bay. Breathe the saltwater air. Ready for some low-key activity? Grab your waterproof camera and comfortable shoes for fishing along the coast, discovering nesting loggerhead sea turtles or a guided tour of uninhabited islands. Indulge in a spa treatment or head down to the village promenade for shopping and a seaside dinner. Host a private chef in residence for an authentic Lowcountry shrimp boil. Our service will ensure that you fully enjoy this Southern gem of a destination.
Grab the family and climb aboard a shaded boat to undeveloped Capers Island. Spend a few hours learning about the salt marsh and its many residents. You may see bottlenose dolphins, egrets, herons, crabs, oyster beds and more.
Start the day with a kayak trip at sunrise through the beautiful saltwater marsh. Paddling is easy, and you might see dolphins, pelicans, manatees and loggerhead sea turtles. Try kayak trips for an "island lunch" or fossil hunt as well.
Take a crabbing trip and learn how to harvest crabs from traps. Then make your way to Capers Island, where you'll learn to crab the "old-fashioned way" (hand line and net). Next comes an authentic crab boil on the beach and the freshest seafood around.
For a unique workout that's fun as well, spend an hour on a paddleboard in the waters of the Isle of Palms, doing Pilates and Yoga movements and burning more calories than running on a treadmill. Give it a try Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m.
Explore the heart of Charleston with a Historic Downtown Culinary Tour. Visit four different restaurants, sample dishes and meet the chefs. The tour is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.
In the calm waters of the Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes Resort captains are ready to pull you on a wakeboard, water skis or a kneeboard. If you'd prefer flying high above the bay, they'll accommodate that, too, via parasailing.
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The Wild Dunes Resort is just minutes from your residence and offers rentals of chairs, umbrellas and surfboards, as well as a variety of water sport adventures such as jet skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides, wakeboarding and waterskiing.
Lowcountry cuisine at Coastal Provisions; comfort foods at Billy G's Smokehouse; lunch fare at The Sand Bar; breakfast at Hudson's Market; breakfast and lunch from Dunes Deli; modern southern breakfast and lunch at Huey's Southern Eats; and beach fare at The Grand Pavilion Café & Bar.
Home-style dinners can be delivered with 48-hour notice. Options include Lowcountry Smoked BBQ Pork, Wild Dunes' Southern Fried Chicken, Famous Lowcountry Boil and more. In addition, a private chef can prepare a meal at your residence.
Charleston's culinary and arts scenes, along with its rich history, are well worth the 45-minute drive. The city claims five James Beard chefs, eclectic galleries, mansion tours and wildlife experiences like the South Carolina Aquarium.
Wild Dunes Resort offers a number of wellness programs, yoga classes, a complimentary fitness center and numerous walking trails. If you're interested in a class, or even a health assessment, let your concierge know.
Not equipped for a round of golf or a morning on the tennis court? Wile Dunes Resort has you covered. There are also a few shops with beach and island wear, memorabilia, salon products and a market with a selection of wine and cheese.