Our History

We’re always looking to expand and add new properties to our collection of hotels and restaurants.


Avocet Properties

Avocet founded by Jon and Lisa Weitz with acquisition of Islands West Real Estate – a small vacation rental business on Folly Beach, SC.  Renamed Avocet Properties.



Avocet Properties continues to expand it’s portfolio of vacation rental homes and becomes the largest vacation rental/property management company on Folly Beach.


Tides Folly Beach

Avocet acquires oceanfront Holiday Inn (132 rooms) on Folly Beach.  Hotel is the only full service oceanfront hotel in Charleston, SC.



Holiday Inn closed for complete renovation and repositioning as an independent boutique hotel.  Hotel drops affiliation with Holiday Inn and becomes Tides Folly Beach


The Vendue

Avocet acquires 66 room Vendue Inn located in historic downtown Charleston, SC.


St. Barth Exclusives

St Barth Exclusives is started as a vacation rental company solely focused on providing luxury villa accommodations on the exclusive island of St. Barth in the French West Indies.


The Vendue cont…

Avocet acquires 18 room Anchorage Inn which is adjacent to Vendue Inn.


Vendue and Anchorage combined during a complete renovation to create an new art hotel, The Vendue.  The hotel becomes the first boutique hotel in Charleston completely dedicated to the arts.


The Read House

Avocet acquires the Historic Read House Hotel in Chattanooga, TN.


Pier 101

Avocet acquires the restaurant space located on The Folly Beach Pier.  Restaurant is completely renovated and renamed Pier 101.


The Vendue

Travel + Leisure names The Vendue “#1 Hotel in Charleston and #9 Hotel in the United States” in their World’s Best Awards.


Avocet Properties

In order to focus on continued growth of the hotel portfolio, Avocet accepts an offer from Wyndham Vacation Rentals to acquire Avocet Properties – the company’s vacation rental division in Charleston.


The Read House cont…

Avocet commences $25 Million renovation to the Read House in order to restore the hotel to its former greatness and reposition the hotel as a throwback to the Roaring 20s and The Great Gatsby.


Stay tuned…

Our Team

Our philosphy is to work hard, but have fun doing it. Our team offers years of hospitality expertise and we pride ourselves on providing a unique experience at each of our properties.

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Avocet Hospitality Group

174 East Bay Street • Suite 202 • SC • 29401

(843) 577-2525