HISTORIC CHARLESTON OFFERS THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS: INCREDIBLE BEACHES, YEAR ROUND FESTIVALS- ART & MUSIC, HISTORIC SIGHTSEEING, WORLD CLASS DINING, GREAT WEATHER YEAR ROUND, & SO MUCH MORE ...
Washingtonian.com DC used our home as the photo for "3 Tips on Renting a Beach House" - July 16, 2018
LOWCOUNTRY LIVING, ELEGANT, YET, COMFORTABLE
This spacious home, on beachfront with glorious views, is designed for a large gathering of family and/or friends. The main living area, warmed by heart-of-pine bead-board and flooring, has five sofas to accommodate hanging-out and visiting. Antique dining table seats 10-16 with four stools at the adjoining kitchen counter/bar (plus a high chair for tots).
Both areas look out over the set-down screen porch with tables, chairs, rockers, hammock, and sundeck onto the beautiful white beach and ocean. You are just close enough to see dolphins frolick from inside the home.
Pool safety with small children concerns us, so we stick with the shared pool close by instead, and keep mini sun shade pools, 62x62x48 for guests to set up on deck if they choose. Also, our GOLF Cart is a fun way to scoot about the island.
Designed for congregating, this home also offers individual privacy. Each of the bedrooms has its own HDTV with cable, four of these have ocean views and three have doors onto the upper level deck. The large kid's room has been painted to resemble an aquarium. It has two sets of bunks with trundles under each.
We are set up to very comfortably accommodate 10 adults with 2-6 children, or 12 is our FIRM MAX for ALL-ADULT GROUPS, for your comfort and our home's safety.
Free private XFinity WIFI and digital cable TV.
The underneath of this home is a grill-out, hang-out, play area, white washed and open-air, 14 ft ceiling. It has a gas and charcoal grill, a tiki bar area, ping pong table, hammock chairs, GOLF CART, and various outdoor/beach games, as well as outdoor table and chairs. We keep 8-11 or so beach/sand chairs (along with the resin adirondacks that are great for beach), a large cooler, and an awesome all-terain Wonder Wheeler to tote your things across your private boardwalk and down the dune. I also have info for a service that will set you up with wood and canvas loungers and umbrellas each morn. Call or email to ask about our pool access.
OCEAN BOULEVARD'S OCEANFRONT HOMES ARE THE CLOSEST LEGALLY POSSIBLE ON THE ISLAND.
1 king master BR with ocean view on main floor (other 5 BRs are upstairs)
4 Queen BRs, 3 with oceanfront view (2 have loveseats which have been also used as toddler beds)
(1 without ocean view)
6 twin beds in kid's room (2 sets of bunks with trundles; plus a port-a-crib for tots).
Main floor King master is full en suite.
1/2 bath on main floor
3 full baths upstairs are all accessed from hallway
enclosed outdoor shower ground level great to get the sand off
Bed linens and bath towels can be provided. We use 100% cotton linens, and 100% cotton cover, top-line hypoallergenic pillows in all rooms. Bear in mind please that 100% cotton wrinkles, and sunbathing products stain terribly. Sheets and towels are certainly guaranteed clean, but not free from such small product stains. You may rent linens from a service if preferred, or bring your own.
We now have a golf cart availble for use by licensed drivers only, with signed waver!
LOCATION... LOCATION... LOCATION!
We choose this specific spot to build for the closest legal proximity to the beach (20 yds down our private boardwalk), safe swimming areas, and non-crowded privacy from the commercial area, a 3/4 mile walk.
Private Chef - Ask about Tsamin's awesome Lowcountry dinners feeding 11-15, delivered to the home with 48 hour notice for a perfectdinner in.
You are 3/4 mile walk or drive down the beachfront to the Banana Cabana, Long Island Cafe, Coconut Joe's, Acme Lowcountry Grill, and many great restaurants. 3/4 mile the other way to The Boathouse Restaurant on Breech Inlet. The world famous Windjammer beach bar offers up live entertainment.
While enjoying the Island Life, you can go swimming, body surfing, play volleyball, dine at oceanfront restaurants, bike the beaches, jog, cruise the intercoastal waterway, sail, surf, windsurf, take in some live music, shop the boutiques. Check out the scuba diving or go deep sea fishing. Relax at a spa or try horseback riding. Kayak, parasail, water-ski, fish, go 'Crabin or Shrimpin,' walk the beach for shells, take a sunset cruise, charter a small boat, explore uninhabited islands, play some of the South’s finest golf courses.
You are only ten miles from the Historic District of Downtown Charleston. Take in the charm of this beautiful city and learn more about Charleston on a horse-drawn carriage ride, or tour Charleston Bay and Fort Sumter by boat. South Carolina Aquarium, world class restaurants, the Charleston City Open Market and shopping galore, live theater, live music, museums, and more.
You are just five minutes from Mount Pleasant Towne Centre: an upscale shopping experience in classic southern style. With over 65 national and local tenants, including: Banana Republic, Gap, Bath & Body Works, Caché, Men's Wearhouse and Old Navy, as well as the regions only J.Jill, Coldwater Creek and Francesca's. Sample exquisite home-made candy at Sweet Julep's Candy & Gifts, or dine at PF Changs, 5 Guys Burgers, Longhorn Steakhouse, TGI Friday's, Atlanta Bread Company, - there is sure to be a culinary diversion to suit your palette. After dinner, stroll the lush, tree-lined streets or relax at the luxurious Palmetto Grande 16-screen theatre. Ten minutes away you'll find famous Shem Creek shrimp boats and seafood restaurants. The Yorktown WWII destroyer and several historical plantations are all within easy driving distance as well.
Again, We are set up to very comfortably accommodate 10 adults with 2-6 children, or 12 adults. Isle of Palms now strictly enforces their CODES which limit the number of guests in all rentals. We may only exceed 16 guests for children 2 years or younger. Guests risk a fine for violating Codes.
(Please note: there is a separate 1 BR Suite NOT available for rental that will be locked off and empty for your stay, and is Not part if the 6BR/ 4.75BA .)
( *We also have a small oceanfront condo that sleeps up to 5 - 2/3 of a mile up the beach for small groups or additional guests. See - 'All My Rental Listings' below for links. We have a large 2BR townhouse 1 mile from Sullivan's Island beach and 6 miles to downtown for fabulous rates, as well as a 1BR (king bed)/1BA next door to that which sleeps up to 4. Please ask about the great rates and availability.
Private chef services are available. Ask for more info.
Please note: We provide a lmited amount of start-up paper goods, soaps, etc.
Our cleaners provide quality basic linens. Some guests prefer to bring their own for maximum comfort. Extras are also avaiable for rent from our cleaning service, or several independant ones in the area.
The underneath is cleaned regularly, but not in between every weekly Summer use and wil likely have sand and dirt, etc, like a yard outdoor area. Also grills may have some gas, but it is possible you will need to get a refill, plus your own charcoal, as we do not regularly supply those items.
The full deposit will be returned if a CANCELLATION is made 90 days prior to the reservation. 50% will be refunded for a cancellation 45-90 days prior. 100% minus $100 handling fee will be refunded in any case, if the spot can be filled after cancellation. A serious threat of hurricane (actual hurricane warnings for the Charleston area in the next 48 hours) would constitute a 100% refund.
It is standard practice to have guests empty trash, as they may have stinky stuff (diapers, seafood, shells...) which permeates the place when not cleaned for hours, or occasionally the next day.
The full deposit will be returned if a cancellation is made 90 days prior to the reservation. 50% will be refunded for a cancellation 45-90 days prior. 100% minus $100 handling fee will be refunded in any case, if the spot can be filled after cancellation. A serious threat of hurricane (actual hurricane warnings for the Charleston area in the next 48 hours) would constitute a 100% refund.
Could not have been happier! Fantastic views of the ocean, walk out the door to the beach, all kinds of games for the family to play - just a wonderful place to hold a family vacation! You never know what you are getting when you rent a house for the first time - this house far exceeded our expectations! Everyone had their own bedroom and bathroom - most with views. A large kitchen and family area with spectacular views of the ocean. We will definitely be back with our family - hope to make it a yearly event!
Great house for our family reunion. The owner was very communicative and accommodating! The house has so many wonderful vantage points to enjoy the beach and the teenagers loved the downstairs area. This house has lots of perks we enjoyed. We cook everything since there are 16 of us . Nice grill and minutes from Simmons Seafood. House is blocks from restaurants , groceries, and shops. We have never had a more conveniently located rental before.
We had twelve members of our family staying at the house--from 9 months old to 71 years old --- and the house was accommodating for all of them. Loved the huge dining table, the well equipped kitchen, and the massive picture windows with magnificent views of the beach and the ocean. Only downside --all of the sofas had seen better days. All things considered, we enjoyed our stay at 406 Ocean Blvd. and would try to rent this house again.
This was our first time to visit IOP but it won’t be our last. The house worked really well for our family. We had 14 including 5 children. The beach access was great and the gently rolling waves were great for the kids. No one was tumbled by heavy surf though we did incur a few jellyfish stings but that’s going to happen at the beach. We’ll definitely be going back again.
Susan is a great person from which to rent. And at a great value. I will be returning. Here is a long-winded review of the house: The house itself is amazing. Vaulted ceilings, huge old doors, beautiful open kitchen and dining room, great light, huge beach front window, excellent patio space, lovely bridgeway to the beach, prime location away from the crowded beach section by the pier (but also close enough to walk to it), wonderful furniture arrangement in the living room- comfy and warm and also able to accommodate two different groups of people having two different conversations. Ample parking space, beautiful stair case in the front. Lovely hangout spaces outside- upper and lower decks and the bridgeway. I am so grateful for the golf cart, which we used to travel to and fro the other house that we rented. The ping pong table was also a nice feature. Also, thank you so much for providing chairs and beach toys. We didn’t need to rent anything. My cousins and I probably spent a combined time of 6 hours fixing and flying the fighter kite. So fun. What else... I think I’ve touched on everything. Ample rooms and bathrooms for everyone who stayed there. Everyone loved the house. Great great location. So I give it five stars all day.
This property has an incredible location......super view and easy beach access! The home layout is wonderful.....it is spacious and handles a large group very well! We, however were very disappointed with the lack of cleanliness! We did very little cooking but some of the appliances did not work and were missing parts. The kitchen drawers had spilled food and the laundry room was poorly kept. It is a shame as this house is a real gem but the upkeep is lacking!
My family keeps coming back to 406 Ocean Blvd - it just has a "feel" that is sublime - from the heart pine wood scent of the interior that greets you, the sunrises seen from the porches or from the large picture window, the shipping channel and its activities, the lovely sea oats and purple fountain grass in the dunes, the immense feel of the beach, the star-filled night sky seen from the boardwalk.... need I go on?! Susan is a wonderful property manager and prompt in her response time. This is as good as it could get for us!
Beautiful home with unbelievable views. The perfect place to stay on the Isle of Palms.
We enjoyed our time at this perfectly located home, the ocean is right at your door and the ocean views are fantastic. Lots of porches, and a big living/dining area that is great for families. Perfect for our needs.
We had such a great time!!! Perfect house for a family event! Thank you for opening your beautiful house to our family!