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Murrells Inlet - Creekfront Deepwater with Dock - Just Add Boat!

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Welcome to Kings Krest! Creekside view of house-with rope swing-deep water dock

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy this renovated century old home on the creek in historic Murrells Inlet. Visit us on the web - www.kingskrest.com or on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KingsKrest

This large family home is perfect for families that enjoy the great outdoors.

The beaches of Garden City, Huntington, Litchfield, or Pawleys are only a short drive away. (or boat ride)

The vibrant shopping and entertainment of Myrtle Beach are only 15 minutes to the north. The unspoiled beauty of the Inlet and its marshes are at your doorstep.

Kings Krest has plenty of room for the whole family. Four bedrooms allow for plenty of adults and/or children without giving up privacy.

Three porches provide for open-air dining on the eating porch, quiet relaxation on the sitting porch, or a seasonal open-air night on the sleeping porch. Wifi availability

The home also has a living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen. The back patio has a brick barbecue for large cookouts or oyster roasts, along with a charcoal grill.

The dock was built new in 2007. The child-safe upper dock is covered, and has lighting and electrical outlets.

The dock has running water and a sink, especially useful for cleaning your fresh catch. The floating dock can secure a boat of 20+ feet and has enough water at low tide to provide access to the ocean. (No boats allowed larger than a 24-25 feet, please.)

A ladder is available to help swimmers out of the water. Crab traps can be tied off the floating dock for a good harvest of blue and stone crabs in the spring and summer.

One of the best flounder holes in the Inlet is just off the front of the dock! And of course, the bounty of the Atlantic is just a ten minute boat ride away.

Kings Krest is loaded with character. The home is perfect for those looking to relax with many creature comforts. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy this historic one-of-a kind getaway!

Absolutely no house parties. We do not allow guests to have large parties, weddings, or other special events, as we are zoned residential.

History - Prior to 1906, Archie Woodward purchased this property for $150 and built the house around 1909. In 1920, J.W. King of Raleigh, NC and his wife, Capitola Holiday King of Galivants Ferry, bought it as a summer home at an auction for $1,985. “King’s Krest” refers to the family surname and the high point on which the home sits.

The King’s three children shared time at their parents’ summer home through the late 1930s. In 1941, one son, Dr. William King, and his wife, Mary Catherine Carter King, (Mama Kate) took title to “King’s Krest.” Together with their children and grandchildren they spent many summers at the family home well into the 1960s. Today, it is the 50 members of the fourth, fifth and sixth King family generations who enjoy “King’s Krest.” For generations, the kids have swung on the wisteria vines, jumped off the dock’s railing, bounced on Oliver’s joggling board, begged for hush puppies at the Oliver’s Lodge back door, ran in the creek with Roosevelt “Rooster” Pickett and Bubba Love, hung out at the old government dock, visited Eason’s store and enjoyed the July 4th family reunions.

“King’s Krest” is filled with generations of family memories, including old water skis, fishnets and pencil sketches. Many of the black and white photos hail from Chip Smith, local photographer who lives in the tree house apartment over the garage, circa 1930, once home for the King’s servants. The tree is estimated to be 150 to 200 years old.

In the dining room is Mama Kate’s writing desk, which used to face south in the family room towards the sitting porch. The bell on the fireplace was used by Viola, the family cook, to summon the Kings for breakfast. Viola, who daily walked from her home in Brookgreen Gardens to work for the Kings, remained with the family into the early 1980s.

Though there is an eating porch off the kitchen, the dining room table, two green chairs and buffet date back to the first generation King matriarch. The table is set with Mama Kate’s everyday china from the 1940s.

The upstairs sleeping porch was screened in after WWII and filled with army cots to accommodate Dr. King’s own growing army of grandchildren, who slept here until the 1970s, when A/C arrived. Recently the upstairs and downstairs porches were remodeled.

The Inlet side of “King’s Krest” has always been the front of the house given an old road that ran between the creek and the houses. Notice the rope swing that has been hanging from the old oak tree since WWII. The boys nailed steps to the tree, making climbing easier. Over the past 60 years, the tree has grown over one of those steps.

Christmas mornings for Dr. King’s grandchildren at “King’s Krest” means a visit to Belin’s church service followed by a romp in the Inlet to gather seafood. King’s Krest Christmases set the tone for a warm, cozy, creek side holiday, adorned with natural magnolia, cedar and cypress greenery and shells.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Huge yard for playing. Swing on the rope swing under the huge creekside oak tree. Swim off the dock, tide permitting....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Enjoy a cigar or smoke on the dock or yard, just NOT inside the house....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Upstairs back bedroom: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs front bedroom: 2 double

    ...moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs Sleeping Porch

    The porch is the perfect place for a nap in the hammock!...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    This room has access to the sleeping porch....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 - Downstairs: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 2 Outside Showers : outdoor shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Covered dock on creek with floating dock large enough to accommodate a 20'+ boat and/or jet skis. Dock is lighted with running water and fish cleaning station. Crab traps available. Public boat ramp three doors down. Walking distance to multiple seafood restaurants. Large lot (over 1 acre) can accommodate boats, trailers, extra autos, etc. Sleeping porch has hammock. Hammock hook-ups in yard under huge spreading oak tree and on covered dock....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner Cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    On Demand - Record and relax and enjoy your family outings and return later to watch your selected viewing alone with family...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Family appropriate movies....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Beautiful view of Murrells Inlet marshes and creeks across to Garden City. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dine in the dining room, kitchen table, or eating porch. Plenty of room for a large family gathering....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Separate upstairs and downstairs units....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet:

    Visit us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/KingsKrest ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Included in weekly rentals - if staying less than 5 nights available for a fee....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Abundant car and boat parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Ample room for boat and/or trailer parking with room for turnaround....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Included in weekly rentals - if staying less than 5 nights available for a fee....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer & Dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    crab pot, large pots, bowls, fully equipped...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gas range and oven. Coffee maker, toaster oven, toaster, blender. Fully equipped. Eat in kitchen or eat on porch....moreless

  • Microwave:

    microwave...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large yard for playing & relaxing...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn under huge, Spanish moss laden oaks....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 charcoal grills & large fire pit for grilling....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Value Season
May 2 - Jun 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,300
Summer High Season
Jun 6 - Aug 7, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,850
Summer Value Season
Aug 8 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,300
Low Season
Aug 29 - Dec 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,050

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Weekly rental rates include departure cleaning and linen package (beds made, bath towels provided) and are subject to $40 reservation fee and either a $70 non-refundable damage waiver or $400 refundable security deposit. Half of the total is due with a signed contract and final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Myrtle Beach
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many bars within walking distance
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many restaurants within walking distance
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Huntington Beach

Car: Necessary

Creek related activities include crabbing, shrimping, oystering, fishing, clamming, swimming, boating. Boat rentals (daily/weekly) just one block away. Walking distance to some of the best seafood restaurants in South Carolina. Just a ten minute boatride to the Atlantic Ocean. Public boat ramp just one block away.

No house parties, weddings, or large events.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1920

About: Prior to1906, Archie Woodward purchased this property for $150 and built the house around 1909. In 1920, J.W. King of Raleigh, NC and his wife, Capitola Holiday King of Galivants Ferry, bought it as a summer home at an auction for $1,985. “King’s Krest” refers to the family surname and the high point on which the home sits. The King’s three children shared time at their parents’ summer home through the late 1930s. In 1941, one son, Dr. William King, and his wife, Mary Catherine Carter King, (Mama Kate) took title to “King’s Krest.” Together with their children and grandchildren they spent many summers at the family home well into the 1960s. Today, it is the 50 members of the fourth, fifth and sixth King family generations who enjoy “King’s Krest.” For generations, the kids have swung on the wisteria vines, jumped off the dock’s railing, bounced on Oliver’s joggling board, begged for hush puppies at the Oliver’s Lodge back door, jumped in the creek with Roosevelt “Rooster” Pickett and Bubba Love, hung out at the old government dock, visited Eason’s store and enjoyed the July 4th family reunions. “King’s Krest” is filled with generations of family memories, including old water skis, fishnets and pencil sketches. Many of the black and white photos hail from Chip Smith, local photographer who lives in the tree house apartment over the garage, circa 1930, once home for the King’s servants. The tree is estimated to be 150 to 200 years old. In the dining room is Mama Kate’s writing desk, which used to face south in the family room towards the sitting porch. The bell on the fireplace was used by Viola, the family cook, to summon the Kings for breakfast. Viola, who daily walked from her home in Brookgreen Gardens to work for the Kings, remained with the family into the early 1980s. Though there is an eating porch off the kitchen, the dining room table, two green chairs and buffet date back to the first generation King matriarch.


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Photos

  • Welcome to Kings Krest!  Creekside view of house-with rope swing-deep water dock

    Welcome to Kings Krest! Creekside view of house-with rope swing-deep water dock

  • Roadside sign

    Roadside sign

  • Street Side of Kings Krest w/Outdoor Patio & Barbecue

    Street Side of Kings Krest w/Outdoor Patio & Barbecue

  • Crabbing off dock!

    Crabbing off dock!

  • View from Dock to Public Landing, Captain Dicks & beyond.  Relax and Enjoy!

    View from Dock to Public Landing, Captain Dicks & beyond. Relax and Enjoy!

  • Sitting Porch - creek side

    Sitting Porch - creek side

  • Welcome to Kings Krest!  Creekside view-rope swing and hammock-deep water dock

    Welcome to Kings Krest! Creekside view-rope swing and hammock-deep water dock

  • Downstairs bedroom with queen and twin bed & bathroom with shower.

    Downstairs bedroom with queen and twin bed & bathroom with shower.

  • Upstairs bedroom - off porch - 2 doubles

    Upstairs bedroom - off porch - 2 doubles

  • Comfortable Living Room

    Comfortable Living Room

  • Kitchen.  Table seats up to six, w/room at the bar for four more.

    Kitchen. Table seats up to six, w/room at the bar for four more.

  • Early morning - Fishing and boating!

    Early morning - Fishing and boating!

  • King's Krest dock - deep water - facebook https://www.facebook.com/KingsKrest

    King's Krest dock - deep water - facebook https://www.facebook.com/KingsKrest

  • Great flounder hole off the dock!

    Great flounder hole off the dock!

  • Enjoy the dock for all day fun -   fishing, swimming, crabbing, & relaxing.

    Enjoy the dock for all day fun - fishing, swimming, crabbing, & relaxing.

  • View from dock to Belin Church, Public Landing, and Marina

    View from dock to Belin Church, Public Landing, and Marina

  • Eating porch - Enjoy the sites and sounds of the inlet!

    Eating porch - Enjoy the sites and sounds of the inlet!

  • Sitting porch - Enjoy relaxing with a good book or games!

    Sitting porch - Enjoy relaxing with a good book or games!

  • Upstairs porch with hammock for relaxing!

    Upstairs porch with hammock for relaxing!

  • Upstairs bedroom - creekside - queen, double, & twin

    Upstairs bedroom - creekside - queen, double, & twin

  • Upstairs bedroom -  queen and bunk beds

    Upstairs bedroom - queen and bunk beds

  • Living room with TV, DVD, & Stereo

    Living room with TV, DVD, & Stereo

  • Formal dining room/game room.  Extend table to seat 8.

    Formal dining room/game room. Extend table to seat 8.

  • Sunrise over the creek!

    Sunrise over the creek!

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