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Mace House

Mace House Evening view of private dock Main room with fireplace and glass doors to porch The roomy front bedroom looks out on the marsh Downstairs bedroom, road side of house Downstairs bath--redecorated 2013 Swinging in the sun is great any time of year Hammock and chairs on front porch, looking toward marsh Table on porch back porch, from road Twin beds, upstairs Upstairs bedroom with full bed Upstairs bathroom The dock at high tide Kayaking at high tide

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Last updated: 04/21/2014
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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

  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

            ...moreless

          • 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:

            6...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Oven
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • 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

          • Washing Machine:

            in house, not shared...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            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

              Entertainment

              • 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

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance
              • Internet
              • Telephone

              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

              Theme

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

              Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

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

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

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

                      Other Activities

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

                          Reviews

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                          • Quiet place to ring in the New Year!

                            Quiet place to ring in the New Year!

                            • Guest Monica U.
                            • Date of stay 12/28/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/12/14
                            Great house for a quiet winter week; which was exactly what we were looking for. Enjoyed an afternoon kayak trip on the creek. Felt like we were home the minute we walked in the door. Owners were great to work with, we will be back. Wish they rented for a month at a time.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                            Owner response: We're so glad you had a good time! We've had many happy winter weeks there, and so glad you liked the peaceful, empty marsh and beach. We really hope you will come back--and we will rent for more than a week at a time, just not at a reduced rate :)

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                          • Peace and quiet on the marsh

                            Peace and quiet on the marsh

                            • Guest Pat (Madison, GA)
                            • Date of stay 09/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/07/13
                            What a wonderful peaceful place with plenty of room to wander around and enjoy the marsh. It's so much more interesting than the island and the beach is a short car ride away!! We will definitely go back! And our dog loved it too!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+.

                            Owner response: We're so glad you loved it like we do! And we know it's heaven for dogs, too. One of the best times of the year, but come back anytime, soon!

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                          • Great, quiet vacation

                            Great, quiet vacation

                            • Guest becky (Disputanta, va )
                            • Date of stay 09/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/23/13
                            Perfect week as always. Crabbing in the marsh and knitting on the back porch. Can't ask for anything more. Might try for both spring and fall visits next year.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+.

                            Owner response: We're so glad you had a good visit! September is really one of the perfect times to be there, with the warmer water and cooler air. Hope you'll come back soon!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • We love the Mace House!!!

                            We love the Mace House!!!

                            • Guest Lisa (Springfield, Va)
                            • Date of stay 08/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/20/13
                            Recently my family and I enjoyed another fun filled week at the Mace house. We have been returning to this property repeatedly for the last 5 years. The dock and the house have everything we could want in a vacation home and thoroughly enjoy our stay. During high tide My kids love fishing, crabbing, shrimping! During low tide we walk around in the creek bed and the kids love seeing all the little sea creatures that are exposed. We will be back next year~!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: We're so glad that you're part of our beach family! It's great to get to know folks like you over the years, and we hope you'll keep coming back to Mace House! It's a great place to build those family memories that last. Thanks for being wonderful renters.

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                          • Travel with Pets

                            Travel with Pets

                            • Guest Nick (Virginia)
                            • Date of stay 06/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/08/13
                            Property was exactly as described. Quiet and relaxing. Close enough to Merrells Inlet that its not a long drive but remote enough to enjoy the water and relax. I would stay here again in the future. Thanks

                            Recommended for: Pet owners.

                            Owner response: We're so glad you had a good visit to Mace House! And glad you found it both peaceful and convenient. We hope you and your pets will come back soon!

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                          • A great trip to the Mace Houa

                            A great trip to the Mace Houa

                            • Guest Bev (Winnsboro, SC)
                            • Date of stay 04/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/13/13
                            Nice, clean comfortable house. So quiet and peaceful. Plenty of room. Wonderful screen porch with sliding doors that would open for great breezes to blow through the house. Close to beaches and shopping. We had a wonderful time.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: Thanks for letting us know your first visit went well--and so glad you liked the porch and the open doors. We hope you'll come back soon!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Second Visit

                            Second Visit

                            • Guest Zen2Zen (Columbia, SC)
                            • Date of stay 04/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/30/13
                            If you want beauty in a relaxing setting, this is it. Quality property, well maintained and good accessories. Our dog loved it as well.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                            Owner response: We're so glad you enjoyed another beautiful spring at Mace House! We hope you'll keep coming back and bringing your dog.

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                          • Wonderful Marsh Front Home

                            Wonderful Marsh Front Home

                            • Guest Linda (Tallahassee, FL)
                            • Date of stay 05/05/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/13/12
                            I don't think we could've chosen a more perfect home for our vacation in the Pawley's Island area! It is truly pet friendly with a wonderful yard. We were greeted by the neighborhood canine ambassadors- Mister and Lucky who quickly became part of our family for the week! The location is a nature lovers paradise. We saw wild turkeys, rabbits, deer, and more birds than I can list - everything from a bald eagle to heron & egrets on the marsh. The house is spacious and open, with a huge screened in porch overlooking the marsh - the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or spend an hour reading in the hammock. Crabbing and fishing from the dock provided hours of fun, as well as delicious meals. Beaches at Pawley's or Litchfield are just a short drive, but even better is the trip by kayak. We also took day trips to Charleston and Bulls Island. There are numerous restaurants to choose from in the area, in addition to many places for carry out, if you prefer. All that we tried were excellent. I would highly recommend this property. You won't find a better location if you enjoy the marsh or more personal and friendly service from the owners! We certainly hope to return in the future. Thank you again for sharing your lovely home!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • My Visit

                            My Visit

                            • Guest Judy (Columbus, Ohio)
                            • Date of stay 04/07/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/21/12
                            House was nicely decorated and very comfortable. Some things needed repair or maintenance but generally is was a very nice stay. Close to restaurants and attractions. The kids enjoyed the dock and we liked the view. I would visit again. Good value for the price.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                            Owner response: We're so glad you had a good time and enjoyed the house and the area, and really glad your children enjoyed the dock! Please let us know of any problems, so that we can have them repaired. We hope you'll come again, soon.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/3

                          • Mace House Lovers.

                            Mace House Lovers.

                            • Guest Eydie and Frank F. (Greentown, PA.)
                            • Date of stay 03/17/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/09/12
                            This our second stay at the Mace House and we just love it there. Great location for peace and quiet and yet close enough to many activities that Pawleys Island has to offer. We plan on returning again next year.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                            Owner response: We're so glad you came back! And also glad you had a good visit. The house will be waiting for you next year. Nancy and Jane

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $847
                          Spring Shoulder
                          May 1 - May 28
                          7 night min stay

                          $950
                          High Season
                          May 29 - Jul 31
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,300
                          Summer
                          Aug 1 - Sep 9
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,197
                          Fall Shoulder
                          Sep 10 - Oct 31
                          7 night min stay

                          $950
                          Winter
                          Nov 1 - Mar 1
                          7 night min stay

                          $756

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Additional Fees and Taxes:

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


                          Notes:

                          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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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Myrtle Beach International Airport at 29 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Kingstree, SC at 55 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: US 17 at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Pawley's Island at 4 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Landolfi's at 4.3 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Landolfi's at 3.3 Miles
                           

                          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!


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                          Photos

                          • 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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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, July 09, 2013

                          $756 - $1,300 per week (USD)
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                          Sleeps 6

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