In case you haven’t heard, cool staycations are the new chic vacations with less money, traffic, effort, laundry and headaches. While everyone else is stuck in gridlock trying to get in one more getaway, you have the city, restaurants, parks and other great places all to yourself. We asked the Labor Day Holiday experts at Savvy + Co. Real Estate how they’d like to spend their staycation and they replied with four exceptional homes in and around Charlotte. With homes like these, why would you want to go anywhere? These are our plans.

Sleeping on the porch
Where: 1215 Hollow Tree Court, 28226

This beautifully renovated home in Old Salem has everything to make outdoor living fun. It starts with the prime cul-de-sac location and continues into the big back yard with gas grill, al fresco dining and a playhouse (what? yes, please). Here you can soak up the end of summer and any other day Mother Nature beckons. All this fresh air and outdoor activity is going to make you tired, but there’s no need to go inside yet. Hit the sleeping porch swing on the screened porch and be lulled into slumber with the crickets. Truly the best sound machine ever.

Take in golf course views
Where: 4655 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Matthews, 28105

Whether you are a genius on the links or if miniature golf is more your speed, the views from this Pine Lake Country Club estate will make you feel like a pro. Enjoy the afternoon on the huge covered porch viewing the perfectly manicured greens, tricky sand traps and a few frustrated golfers (fore!). Don’t worry the foursome in the cart can’t see you critique the last shot – you’re protected by the exclusive private wooded lot with lush landscaping and two outbuildings.

Visit with neighbors
Where: 17213 Hedgerow Park Road, 28277

Get the lemonade, cookies and adult beverages ready, this impressive home in the sought after Ardrey subdivision is going to bring neighbors, friends and family a calling. Social hour just got a lot more fun in this four-bedroom home complete with a media/bonus room. Don’t miss the private sunroom where you can hang out all year round. You’ll love being close to shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and the highly-rated Ardrey Kell High School. Be sure to save a seat for us!

Movie marathon
Where: 14715 Murfield Court, 28278

Labor Day with its extra day of vacay was made for a movie marathon. We’re recliner and popcorn ready for  “Jaws” (1, 2 AND 3), “Dirty Dancing,” “Dazed and Confused” and anything that brings back memories of teenage summer angst. You can have it all in The Palisades in this home built for entertaining. With two bedroom suites, an outdoor kitchen and HUGE indoor kitchen on a private lot, you’ll find ample room for all the (movie) critics in your life.

We think we have all the staycation points covered with these unique places to call home. If you are ready to make one of these homes your own and start planning your home sweet home staying-right-here getaway, give Savvy + Co. a call.