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Secluded House with Dock on Marsh

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Last updated: 07/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pawleys Island house description

Mace House is a beautiful family home in a quiet, secluded neighborhood where moss hangs from live oaks and deer stroll in the evening. Located on the mainland across the marsh from the south end of the island, this house has a private dock on the frontage along the marsh and is still owned by the family that built it in 1972.

A large screened porch with hammock, swing, and rocking chairs overlooks the tidal marsh where the private dock gives access for crabbing, fishing, kayaking, and watching birds - egrets, herons, and osprey in the marsh and painted buntings and whippoorwills in the woods. Glass doors across the main room let you enjoy the glorious views in the comfort of AC or heat, or you can open them and bring the sea breezes into the house.

Under the house, sinks and showers let you clean up before bringing the catch into the roomy kitchen, and a big fireplace makes the great room cozy for cooler times. A short drive or boat ride, depending on the tide, takes you to the historic Pawley's beach for swimming, surfing, and walking. (Kayaks are available to rent for $75 per week for one, $100 per week for two, and $150 per week for three.)

This is a perfect place for a family to get away from the world and spend time together with our little collection of books and games, or with those you bring yourself. The house is large enough to offer privacy as well.

Nearby are world-class golfing, shopping, historic homes and churches, and restaurants galore. The beautiful sculptures and gardens at Brookgreen are only a few miles north. Fifteen minutes takes you to Georgetown, half an hour to Myrtle Beach, and an hour to Charleston.

Unfortunately, we do not offer long-term rentals--two weeks is the maximum. We also rent by the week only--no short-term rentals. For more details and many more pictures, please see our main website (linked below).

Keywords: House, pawley's, beach, cottage, beach house, marsh house, private house, private cottage, waterfront, creek

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age for official renter is 25. Minimum age for any occupant is 5 years old. We do not rent to houseparties or groups of highschool or college students. We must talk with renters by phone....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Dangerous for children under 5 because of high open stairs and porches, unfenced access to deep water, etc....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking permitted on the rental property....moreless

          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Looks out on creek....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            Also on main floor....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            Upstairs, with windows on three sides, including creek view....moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            Creek view, TV and DVD, adjoins bathroom....moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) one in one room, Double Beds (2) one each in two rooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) two in one room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower


          • Outdoor shower is enclosed, under house, with hot and cold water.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            One six-person table in kitchen, another on screened porch....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            Dual systems for central heat and air, one for each floor, with separate thermostats...moreless

          • Living Room:

            part of great room, adjoining kitchen. Big glass doors with creek view....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            under house with access to covered stairs, limit of one car...moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking for up to four cars, with one under house. ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            in house, not shared...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            in house, not shared...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            limit of four cars...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            use at own risk...moreless

          • Heating
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Private dock on tidal creek (very low water at low tide, but plenty of water at high tide). Pets allowed with fee and owner permission....moreless


              • Books:

                Local history, plus various other mysteries, etc....moreless

              • Television:

                One upstairs, one on main floor....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                One upstairs, one on main floor....moreless


              • Internet
              • Telephone
              • Free Long Distance
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Covered porches on both sides of house. Porch near creek is screened as well....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                screened front porch, looks out on marsh, with hammock, swing, rocking chairs...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                3 kayaks available for rent--all single, none ocean-going...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden


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

              Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    on the west side of the Pawley's creek, across from Bird's nest...moreless


                  • Cinemas
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Surfing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Ruins
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Boating
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 22 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  High Season
                  May 29 - Jul 31
                  7 night min stay

                  Aug 1 - Sep 9
                  7 night min stay

                  Fall Shoulder
                  Sep 10 - Oct 31
                  7 night min stay

                  Nov 1 - Mar 1
                  7 night min stay

                  Spring Shoulder
                  May 1 - May 28
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  Fee for cleaning after departure by our cleaning service is $115, due with deposit.


                  Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's weeks are $1000 per week.

                  Payment is by personal check. Taxes are included in rental.

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                  Last updated: 07/26/2014
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                  29 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Myrtle Beach International Airport
                  55 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Kingstree, SC
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  US 17
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Pawley's Island
                  4.3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  3.3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Car: Necessary

                  Historical districts at Georgetown, Pawley's Island, and Brookgreen Gardens (monumental outdoor sculpture garden), nature centers, and the special memories of Pawley's Island


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1972

                  About the owner: Mace House is owned by Nancy Mace Kreml and Jane Mace Davis. We're both retired teachers: Jane taught math at Irmo High School and Nancy taught English at Midlands Technical College, both in Columbia. Our husbands are retired, too: John Davis edited South Carolina Wildlife magazine, and now paints wonderful wildlife scenes, and Bill Kreml taught Political Science at USC and DePaul. Jane and John also have a house near Brevard, NC, and Bill and Nancy have an apartment in Chicago--but we all live in Columbia much of the year with cats, dogs, rats (in cages), and other tame and not so tame animals!

                  Why the Owner Chose Pawleys Island:
                  Our parents, Mary and Parke Mace, built the house in 1972, and our family has enjoyed it ever since. The marsh is the true heart of all our memories, and we're so happy every spring when the first warm evening lets us take cold drinks out to watch the sunset. Our parents and grandparents spent summers at Pawley's, and now our children and (future)grandchildren do, too. Pawley's offers beautiful beaches and marshes, fascinating history, great golf courses, excellent fishing and crabbing, and easy access to Georgetown, Murrell's Inlet, and Charleston, as well as the Francis Marion National Forest.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We've always thought that paradise is in the marsh at Pawley's. When we're there, you'll always find us on the dock at sunset, eating supper on the porch, or curled up to read by the fire if the evening is cool. We always like to take a trip to Brookgreen or a nature tour at Hobcaw, eat out or buy fresh-caught seafood and cook it ourselves, play games or watch a movie, and best of all, kayak in the marsh to see egrets, herons, ibis, eagles and other wonderful creatures. And every summer, we swim in the perfect surf on Pawley's beach!

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

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                  • Mace House

                    Mace House

                  • Main room with fireplace and glass doors to porch

                    Main room with fireplace and glass doors to porch

                  • The roomy front bedroom looks out on the marsh

                    The roomy front bedroom looks out on the marsh

                  • Downstairs bath--redecorated 2013

                    Downstairs bath--redecorated 2013

                  • Hammock and chairs on front porch, looking toward marsh

                    Hammock and chairs on front porch, looking toward marsh

                  • Table on porch

                    Table on porch

                  • Twin beds, upstairs

                    Twin beds, upstairs

                  • Upstairs bathroom

                    Upstairs bathroom

                  • Kayaking at high tide

                    Kayaking at high tide

                  • Evening view of private dock

                    Evening view of private dock

                  • Downstairs bedroom, road side of house

                    Downstairs bedroom, road side of house

                  • Swinging in the sun is great any time of year

                    Swinging in the sun is great any time of year

                  • back porch, from road

                    back porch, from road

                  • Upstairs bedroom with full bed

                    Upstairs bedroom with full bed

                  • The dock at high tide

                    The dock at high tide

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                  This listing was first published here in 2003.

                  Date last modified - Friday, July 11, 2014

                  $756 - $1,300 per week (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/26/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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