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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
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
Non Smoking Only:
No smoking permitted on the rental property....moreless
Not Suitable For Children:
Dangerous for children under 5 because of high open stairs and porches, unfenced access to deep water, etc....moreless
High Season May 29 - Jul 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer Aug 1 - Sep 9, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall Sep 10 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Thanksgiving Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2015 7 night min stay
$1,000 flat fee
Christmas Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2015 7 night min stay
$1,000 flat fee
New Year's Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016 7 night min stay
$1,000 flat fee
Winter Long-term Jan 2 - Feb 27, 2016 28 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Spring Feb 28 - Jun 4, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning$115 + tax
Pet Fee$100 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$100
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's weeks are $1000 per week. Kayaks rental available at house.
Payment is by personal check. One-half of rent and total cleaning fee is required for deposit. Balance is due one week before rental begins.
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Historical districts at Georgetown, Pawley's Island, and Brookgreen Gardens (monumental outdoor sculpture garden), nature centers, and the special memories of Pawley's Island
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!