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Serenity-by-the-Sea Victorian Cottage - Charleston's Best

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Last updated: 06/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Charleston voted Conde Nast's number one world travel destination AGAIN. Enjoy the world-class amenities of at Wild Dunes Resort from the most desirable neighborhood in Wild Dunes, Seaside in the Grand Pavilion. Serenity–by-the-Sea, a Victorian beach cottage re-creation, is set among white picket fences with its own rose garden. Located on a quiet, palm tree-lined cul-de-sac only 100 walking steps from the beach in the most sought-after area of the resort. The home’s architecture evokes a simpler, quieter, relaxed atmosphere to allow enhanced enjoyment of Wild Dunes island living and Charleston’s deep historic tradition.

This 2200-square-foot home, built oversized by the developer, features an open floor plan broken only by the wood-burning fireplace. The main living area, featuring 10-foot ceilings, includes a living room, dining room and kitchen opening to the largest screen porch in Seaside. The porch is large enough for lounging and dining under two ceiling fans and two large skylights.

This spacious house features three bedrooms; two master suites with private baths - one with king bed, the second with queen bed. One master includes a large sitting area with its own TV and DVD player. The third bedroom, located just off the living room, shares the bath that opens to the living area. All beds come complete with luxurious 600 thread-count cotton sheets.

Porches are the central theme of all the Seaside houses. A large front porch with old-fashioned rocking chairs and porch swing is perfect for greeting friends and neighbors walking by on their way to all the social activities at the nearby Grand Pavilion. The expansive back screened porch is perfect for outdoor dining and lounging in softly-cushioned sofas and chairs while still having enough room for the oversized hammock. Even in inclement weather the screen porch offers plenty of space to snooze or read a book while listening to the rain on the tin roof. Eight sets of French doors provide abundant light and access from all rooms to one of the porches.

No vacation home is complete without the required entertainment accessories. A flat screen TV with high-definition cable service in the living room, and flat screeen TVs in all bedrooms allow everyone to view their favorite programming. Wireless high-speed Internet access is included, keeping email available to those who need it.

Staying within the gated community of Wild Dunes affords great relaxation for family members of all ages. Seaside guests also enjoy access to three Grand Pavilion pools and Wild Dunes beaches just steps away. Whether relaxing on the beach, at the pool, or enjoying iced island drinks at the Grand Pavilion, there is something for everyone during your relaxing visit in South Carolina’s Low Country.

Guest Comments

'The house is fabulous - very comfortable and accommodating. It feels like we are sitting in a friend's home not a rental! Our daughter had some girlfriends come visit and we loved eating and talking on the fabulous screen porch. Thank-you for the fresh flowers and evereything you did to make our stay so special. We would love to come back and stay again.' Mike and Linda - Lynchburg, Va.

'Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cottage. We felt like we were visiting someone's home rather than renting a vacation cottage. Your love for this home is very apparent, and we loved it as well. We hope to return, if you'll have us. Thanks again. It was a pleasure to meet you! The fresh roses were wonderful! You're the best!' Larry and Jan - Cleveland, Ohio

'A very comfy, cosy house with extremely accommodating owners. It was a pleasure to meet you! Heaven is definately a little closer in a house by the sea!' Alick and Joan - Ontario, Canada

'Thank-you for renting your home! You have a perfect location for the beach, pools, market and play yard. Thank-you for the movies and games. You provide a beautiful experience and southern hospitality. We look forward to seeing you soon!' Frank and Kim - Cincinnati, Ohio

Keywords: Home, private, quiet, recommended, relax, beach, golf, tennis, pavilion


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Suite One...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Master Suite 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Third Bedroom ...moreless

  • Inflatable child beds are available upon request, cribs are avaialble through rental agencies...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master Suite 1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Master Suite 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3 connects to outdoor shower

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor rain shower; Beach Cart filled with beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and fun toys for adults and kids! Glorious Fall Sunsets on the beach with Sullivan's Island Light House in the view!...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Game goodie box with puzzles, cards, chess, movies, etc. Bocce ball and croquet sets. Ocean front volleyball....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV including HD upgrade...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo and separate iPod player; Live music nightly in season at Grand Pavilion....moreless

  • Television:

    3 flat screens - Living room, Master Suite 1, Master Suite 2, regular TV in bedroom 3....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Home is oceanside within 100 meters of the beach ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Home is situated in Wild Dunes resort. Please visit Wild Dunes website for details!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Adjacent to kitchen, open to living areas...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    4 cars in 2X2 configuration...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee and Mrs. Tea...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Breakfast bar with three stools...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Deep fryer, waffle iron, electric griddle, Crockpot, crab/lobster pot, can opener, blender...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch with 3 rocking chairs and porch swing; Rear screen porch with lounging area, chaise lounge, small bar with three barstools; Dining area seating 6, hammock, 2 ceiling fans and 2 skylights....moreless

  • Golf:

    Wild Dunes Links and Harbor Courses on the property...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nine lighted palm trees surround the house for ambiance; landscaped yard with rose bushes, Adirondack chairs and chaise lounges; overlooks croquet courtyard from rear screened in porch...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill on patio at ground level ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Wild Dunes tennis center with over 20 courts and varying surfaces....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach wagon with beach umbrella, 6 beach chairs, boogie boards, etc....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Wild Dunes Grand Pavilion Pools are accessible to Seaside renters with provided pool access cards....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spectacular Summer
May 17 - Aug 15, 2015
7 night min stay

Summer's End
Aug 16 - Sep 12, 2015
7 night min stay

Wedding Season
Sep 13 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
Happy Holidays!
Dec 20 - Dec 31, 2015
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 13.5%

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Last updated: 06/12/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charleston International Airport (CHS)
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Wild Dunes
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
Wild Dunes
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 17
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Wild Dunes
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Wild Dunes

Car: Recommended

History -- Charleston Historic Home and Ashley River Plantation Tours; Shopping -- Tanger Outlets and Charleston's King Street; Sullivan's Island -- Quarterly Lighthouse Tours and Fort Moultrie National Monument; On the Water -- Sunset Cruises, EcoTours, USS Yorktown, CSS Hunley, Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie, sailboat rentals, paddle boarding rentals


Owner info

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We are oceanside in the Seaside section of the Grand Pavilion. Near enough -- less than 5 minutes walk -- to the main area of the pavilion to enjoy the pools (which only Seaside Grand Pavilion renters are now allowed to use in the daytime), evening music and entertainment and the grand pavilion cafe and bar -- but far enough away-- to still retain the quiet and solitude for true relaxation. We are also within 5 minutes walk to the center of the resort including The Lettered Olive, Hudson's Market, the tennis center and the Harbor golf shop. You don't need to get in the car to enjoy most of Wild Dunes finest

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Seaside in the Grand Pavilion

    Seaside in the Grand Pavilion

  • Living Room/ Dining Room

    Living Room/ Dining Room

  • Screened Porch with hammock, ceiling fans and skylights, seats 16

    Screened Porch with hammock, ceiling fans and skylights, seats 16

  • Queen Master Suite

    Queen Master Suite

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • Great beaches for a variety of safe family activities

    Great beaches for a variety of safe family activities

  • Serenity-by-the-Sea rose garden

    Serenity-by-the-Sea rose garden

  • Grand Pavilion pool passes included in rental

    Grand Pavilion pool passes included in rental

  • Lighted palm trees for enhanced privacy and security

    Lighted palm trees for enhanced privacy and security

  • Kitchen


  • King Master Suite with sitting area

    King Master Suite with sitting area

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • Queen master suite bath

    Queen master suite bath

  • Spectacular sunsets over the beach

    Spectacular sunsets over the beach

  • Grand Pavilion for food and drink during the day, entertainment at night

    Grand Pavilion for food and drink during the day, entertainment at night

  • Wild Dunes newly refurbished beach only 100 yards away

    Wild Dunes newly refurbished beach only 100 yards away

  • Rear screened porch

    Rear screened porch

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