Log-Inn: Large Creek-Front Home, a Short Stroll to the Beach.
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Pawleys Island house description
Log-Inn was constructed in 1947. It was one of the first year-round houses on Pawleys Island, which is one of the oldest resorts on the east coast and steeped in history! The house is unique and original and being creek-front, offers a yard with more outside space and privacy than ocean-front houses that hug the sand dunes. It is a large, comfortable home that has been in the same family for 65 years. The salt-water creek and marsh are its backyard and are viewed through all of the rooms on the west side of the house. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 downstairs and 2 up, with a bathroom on each floor. The large den opens onto a long screened porch, complete with rockers for reading, chatting and relaxing and a picnic table for 'outside' dining. There is a brick BBQ grill in the front yard, along with an enclosed outside shower with hot/cold water. A long dock leads to the creek where kayaks, canoes or stand up paddle boards can be launched. Fishing, crabbing and/or swimming in the creek are favorite activities while staying at Log-Inn. The house is especially conducive to bird watching, as numerous species of shore birds and long-legged wading birds visit the creek daily at low tide. And a bald eagle or two are often spotted flying over, and sometimes resting, in a tall pine on an undisturbed wooded lot, owned by the family, that is adjacent to the house. If the beach is calling your name, the ocean is just a short walk away (approx. 1.5 blocks) where swimming, fishing, surfing or simply relaxing, walking and beach-combing await. If you are seeking a bit more action, Myrtle Beach is a mere 30 minute drive up Hwy 17. And last but not least, if you are seeking down-home comfort, serenity and a sense of home away from home, this is the house for you. Bring your kayak, your canoe, your boogie board, surf board or skim board, your bike, roller blades or jogging shoes! There's room for all! Be our guests and start building your Pawleys Island memories by staying at Log-Inn. You might end your vacation feeling like part of the family. We're not just a rental house, we're a family house. Visit Log-Inn on Facebook for more photos and comments.
Keywords: Rustic, original old Pawleys Island style, creek-front, put your feet up comfortable, 1.5 blocks from the ocean. Free WiFi and long distance.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
- Double Beds (3) There are 3 double beds at Log-Inn. Two downstairs and one upstairs. Linens are not provided., Twin or Single Beds (4) There are 4 single beds at Log-Inn, one being a trundle. All single beds are upstairs. Linens are not provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a queen-size mattress in a pull out couch in the den. Linens are not provided....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- There is also an outside enclosed shower with hot/cold water.
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Pawleys Island is located between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, which host a variety of activities. Included in the Pawleys area are a number of golf courses; Huntington Beach State Park, nature/history-related sites; Brookgreen Gardens, a large outdoor sculpture/ botanical area that includes a zoological park/aviary; plantation tours, river tours, deep-sea fishing trips and shopping. The beach is within walking distance of the rental property and there is always plenty of space for spreading out. Hobcaw Barony, part-time home of Bernard Baruch, advisor to several former Presidents, is featured in a 3 hour long tour, highlighting the history and wildlife of the area. You will never be bored when you visit Pawleys Island!...moreless
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Rustic and Relaxing: Perfect for a family vacation
Rustic and Relaxing: Perfect for a family vacation
This house was exactly as described by the owners and the previous reviews were right on the mark. We were there for a wonderful and relaxing week of exploring the marsh and beach. It was a great location right on the creek (at the best crabbing spot on the island) and only a few easily walkable blocks to the beach. We had kids from 6 to 11 years old who loved the board walk behind the house and the close surf break for boogie boarding at the beach. The owners were very responsive and helpful. While the house lacks a back screened porch for watching the sunset and a shower upstairs, these were not surprises. We loved the outdoor shower (filled with fiddler crabs that scurry away) and many of us never used the one inside. We definitely would recommend the property to friends and family but they should read everything and know what to expect (like no dishwasher).
- Guest Julie M.
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/21/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: It is always nice to hear that renters feel the house is fairly represented! So happy you enjoyed the creek and beach...that's what Pawleys is all about. I, too, wish the house had a back screened porch...it would have been a wonderful addition! Thanks for the kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
Back in Time at Pawley's
Back in Time at Pawley's
The Log-Inn is a wonderful home which embraces you when you step out of your car. The home is set back over the creek marsh, so that when you are on the front porch you still are able to see the sunrise and creek to the left. The porch has several rocking chairs, andirondack chairs and a picnic table that my kids loved to eat every meal at. Inside there are four comfortable bedrooms along with two tiled baths, along with two living areas, kitchen and eating area. The back porch has the washer/dryer along with a line to hang your bathing suits on to dry. Right out the back door is the dock leading to the creek which is absolutely beautiful. My husband enjoyed fishing and caught several flounder. We swam across the creek at low tide and explored the marsh which my kids loved. We didn't get to see the eagles, but the great egrets were plentiful. We loved the Log-Inn and hope we can go back one day. The owner is very helpful and we appreciated the privilege of staying in a place that feels like home.
- Guest Sheila M. (Pamplin, Virginia)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/25/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for the kind words! It is our hope that our guests will leave feeling like family and it sounds like you did! Log-Inn is not only a rental house, it's a family house as well. Glad you enjoyed the creek and who can argue with flounder? Thanks for making us part of your vacation!
The Best of Both Worlds
The Best of Both Worlds
I can honestly say that our family of nine has never had a better beach vacation, and we have spent a lot of time at a lot of beaches in our lifetime. This comfortable old home tucked back at the end of a cul-de-sac and its quiet creekside location made all the difference. If you like paddling in the marsh (we brought our own canoe) and fishing for flounder or just walking the nearby beach and watching the pelicans, Log-Inn is the ideal place for you. If you like not having to worry about bringing in a little sand on your flip-flops, Log-Inn is for you. And, best of all, if you enjoy watching birds and little crabs scuttering about, there's no finer spot for a nature get-away than Log-Inn. (We saw a Painted Bunting in the front yard one morning!) Quite frankly, our family was having too much fun cooking together to eat out, but we did notice several nice restaurants nearby. The owner was most helpful and eager to make our stay a pleasant one. The absence of a dishwasher was no problem, and in fact, after a week of hand washing dishes, we all agreed it was no big deal and came home and threw out our dishwashers..... The property was as advertised - clean and homey. The little yard made for great family cook-outs - we did bring our own grill, although the house has a brick outdoor fireplace. And, the outdoor shower house is wonderful! Several of us enjoyed taking our showers in the great out-of-doors when the bathrooms were in use..... I hate to say too many good things about Log-Inn for fear everyone will want to come and we won't be able to get a week for ourselves. So, just know that you will not be disappointed if you choose Log-Inn for your next beach vacation. We loved it!
- Guest Lou (Greenville, SC / USA)
- Date of stay 05/25/13
- Review Submitted 06/06/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are so happy you had such a good week! We always love it when our renters can connect with the area, the house and its surroundings. Thanks so much for choosing Log-Inn! We look forward to your return trip! And we loved the drawing in the guest book!!
Right up our alley!
Right up our alley!
Great stay at the Log Inn! We loved the historical appeal of the house, the privacy on the street, creek views, and proximity to the beach. The house allows for personal privacy when desired, but great central areas for coming together. Great porches, cozy kitchen. Loved the laundry porch.! Charming!
- Guest Mary K. (Knoxville)
- Date of stay 05/20/13
- Review Submitted 05/31/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for the kind words! We are so glad you had a good stay...and appreciate the picture you sent! It's always nice when our renters can connect with the house and "old Pawleys". Thanks again for choosing Log-Inn!
Watch Bald Eagles from the Porch!
Watch Bald Eagles from the Porch!
A visit to Log-Inn is a lovely step back in time. This is an authentic log home where your family can create and share wonderful experiences in the marsh and the tidelands. You will enjoy this comfortable home nestled on the creek and just a short walk to the beach. The highlight of our visit were the almost daily visits by one or both Bald Eagles! This was our second visit and I am sure we will be back soon to enjoy another relaxing Pawleys experience.
- Guest Susan (Lyman, SC)
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/07/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are so glad for your return visit! It is our wish that our renters feel at home while staying in Log-Inn. And how wonderful that the eagles played a part in your Easter week! We never tire of seeing them...so happy you feel the same. And we especially enjoyed the poem you left in our guest book!!
2nd time around
2nd time around
We spend our family vacation at Log Inn for the second year and were not disappointed. The atmosphere is so very conducive to relaxation and family fun. There are so many touches of home there, it is evident it was and still is, a home filled with love. Together there were 6 adults and an 18 month old. The home is large enough we could spread out and be comfortable, having areas for family time and areas for private time when needed. It is located within walking distance from the beach and close to the creek where we enjoyed floating on a tube and kayaking. Lots of things to do in close proximity for those who liked an adventure. We enjoyed keeping a look out for the eagles, but alas, were disappointed not to see them this year. It was a wonderful week.
- Guest Annie (Roanoke, VA)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 08/27/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are so happy you have made Log-Inn your home away from home. It is our hope that those who stay will look forward to return visits, feeling as if they are returning to an old friend. Thanks for the kind words!
We did enjoy our time on Pawleys island. We found Log-Inn to be a home that grew on us over the course of our stay. There is generous space in this home, with many places to lounge and gather. Found much of our time was spent in the large living room, and kitchen/dining room. Wifi was a plus. The girls enjoyed the upstairs bedroom with their own bathroom for much needed mirror time. What impressed us was how close to the house the marsh egrets, cranes, and other fishing birds came; since this is the only home, on the island(as we understand), built over the salt water marsh. The crabs are myriad, and we enjoyed getting to know the different ones (i.e. ghost crabs, hermit crabs, and those numerous tiny ones that come out at low tide). We believe we saw a juvenile or young eagle catch a fish very close to us, and managed to carry his catch away without the gulls challenging him. The home is clean, with no musty or unpleasant odors detected. The different woods used in the home add to it's character. We could tell that the family who lived here enjoyed reading and learning exhibited by the many books located in the home, and they were knowledgeable regarding the nature in their corner of South Carolina. This is a home that begs to be explored, including it's 2 large porches, each with its own character. There is a paw paw tree in the lawn, and it's fruit looked inviting. Easy walk to the beach, with just enough time allowed to discover other people in the neighborhood, which leads to meeting very pleasant neighbors. This home adapted itself well to our active lifestyle while here. As much of our time was spent on the beach, the home didn't seem offended by the introduction of sand onto its porch, nor by towels and swim suits draped over its many rocking chairs. Is it any older home? Yes, with many memories left there to be discovered by its guests. Granted, it does require some planning in order to bring enough bed linens, bath towels, etc. but these are well spelled out in the rental agreement. Pay attention to the list of things to bring. This home seemed surrounded by the privacy of the natural island flora, without any sense of other homes infringing on your privacy, but access was easy.
- Guest JJ (Ohio, Missouri, Texas)
- Date of stay 07/27/12
- Review Submitted 08/05/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: It sounds like you discovered the magic that is Pawleys...and Log-Inn. We love hearing that our renters feel comfortable enough to explore the nooks and crannies. Thank you for the kind words and for choosing Log-Inn for your vacation!
The house was extremly filthy! The upstairs of the property had such a foul oder we had to sleep on matress on floor downstairs! Not to mention all furniture was dirty, & u pay a cleaning deposit but u have to wash all dishes by hand, take out all garbage, wash & dry all dish rags & dish towels u use! I could have cleaned the whole time i was there! Very disgusted with property!
- Guest bibi (franklin, ohio usa)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Owner response: Needless to say we are sorry the renter had such an unpleasant experience. However, none of the problems mentioned were brought to our attention while the house was being occupied. In other words, the renter stayed 5 nights without reporting any problem whatsoever. Log Inn is not filthy. It is cleaned thoroughly in between renters. The foul odor was caused by a bird that had gotten stuck, and perished, between 2 windows above an AC unit. The renter discovered this and still did not call to let us know of the problem. We are always here to help, should issues arise. But we cannot do that unless we are notified. In regards to other points mentioned, that is, dish washing and trash, these terms are stated clearly in our Rental Agreement. They were accepted and initialed by the renter before occupying the house. We have rented Log Inn to vacationers for 4 years. This is the first negative review we have received.
Wonderful 4th of July week with family!
Wonderful 4th of July week with family!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Log Inn. It was so much fun watching the marsh come in and out and seeing the kayaks, floats in the marsh, the birds and all of the sea creatures just outside of our windows. We cooked, played corn hole on the porch, read and had lots of fun times that week. I know we will want to return very soon.
- Guest Debi (Greenville, SC)
- Date of stay 06/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/21/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Sounds like you had a great 4th on Pawleys! Thanks for choosing Log-Inn.
My husband and I had a very relaxing stay at Log Inn. We were very interested in the book of family stories about growing up at the marsh/ocean. It was fun to look out the window at different times of the day to see how the marsh changed with the tides. The ocean was just a short walk away, and we went several times during the week. We also went to Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach state park, both were interesting places. Our favourite restaurant was Applewood House of Pancakes. just north of Pawleys, in Litchfield SC. We did see an eagle one day, but we believe it was a juvenile, as it had not developed the white head and tail yet, but did have the yellowish legs.
- Guest Ohio Traveler (Columbus, OH)
- Date of stay 05/18/12
- Review Submitted 05/27/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! And seeing a juvenile eagle is something we haven't seen yet...although we knew the 2 that come by was a nesting pair. Thank you for choosing Log-Inn!
There are 2 different rental rates. $1283/week for spring/fall (April/May or Sept/Oct) or $1750 for summer (June-August). Each rate includes the $125 cleaning fee, taxes and a $100 damage/security fee, refundable when the property is left in good condition. The damage/security fee + 1/2 the weekly rate is required as a deposit to hold the house for rental. Our rental week runs from Saturday to Saturday. The house is usually not available during winter months. There is no heat upstairs. There is a fireplace but it is not available for use. The downstairs has only 3 small gas space heaters.
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Year Purchased: 1947
About the owner: My brother, sister and I grew up in Log-Inn. It is not your typical 'beach rental' but a real family home. My brother and I still live in the Pawleys area, across the creek from Log-Inn. Our father was a forester who brought us up to love and respect nature and we have encouraged our children and grandchildren to follow in those footsteps. We have family gatherings at Log-Inn whenever we can and enjoy continuing the traditions passed on to us by our parents.
Why the Owner Chose Pawleys Island:
Log-Inn was not purchased, but built by my grandfather and a contractor who was a close friend of my father. It was one of the first year-round homes in the Birds Nest section of the Island and was completed in 1947, when Pawleys was truly a 'paradise'.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We get together with family as often as possible and simply enjoy being in the house we grew up in, reliving old memories while creating new ones. Crabbing, fishing, playing in the creek or beach-combing and surfing (those younger than us) are favorite activities. What better way to spend your time, than whiling away long evening hours on the screened porch with family members?
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Log-Inn. Your family's home away from home.
Log-Inn sits on the edge of the marsh. The view changes with the seasons..
The Big Room, aka the den. Enough space for you and your friends.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. But eating out is always an option, too!
Or you can bring your meal (or book) outside to the screened porch.
And the view from one of the upstairs bedrooms. The dock/path lead to the creek.
Ibises and herons...some of the many birds you'll see in the creek/marsh.
Wooded lot included in the rental property, where eagles often visit.
The view across the marsh with Log-Inn in the background. Time for peace & quiet
A bouquet of flags for our 4th of July renters. We like to surprise our guests!
Casting for bait...or supper?
Log-Inn's watch dog. The eagles visit frequently, scanning the marsh for snacks.
Welcome!! A great vacation is about to begin!
Step into the living room and put your feet up. Enjoy the peace and quiet.
The picture window overlooks the saltwater marsh. The view changes daily.
Many family meals (or card games) are waiting to be enjoyed around this table.
The view from the Big Room window. This is during a particularly high tide.
The path from the creek to the dock is just a short stroll.
The great egret is a frequent visitor.
There's no need to find a parking spot for the beach. It's a short walk away!
Just a few steps to the beginning of a great vacation.
Some of our guests get up close and personal with the creek.
Fishing just a stone's throw from the back door. It's a way of life at Log-Inn.
Sunset on Pawleys' creek. It's a beautiful thing.
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