Back a second time to the cottages....the cottages are very nice, great porches viewing the harbor, fully equipped kitchens and private. Staff are very nice. We like staying away from downtown. Plenty to do in Mt Pleasant area and its only 5 minutes to all the town activities. We have stayed in cottage #'s 1&2. Both are very nice but would avoid #1 because it's next to a noisy industrial air conditioning unit. We loved sitting on the porch and watching the ships come in and out of the harbor. I would recommend The Cottages to anyone looking for nice private accommodations that are not far from the activities Charleston has to offer.