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Port O'Call villa description
..........what we require of our guests. You absolutely MUST serve Charleston Tea (we furnish it) to your spouse in bed. Laughter aside, this is included in the contract that we will both sign. Intrigued? Please continue reading… I have been in the enviable position of owning two other properties at Wild Dunes - Seascape and Ocean Club. The Seascape property was valued at $700,000 and the Ocean Club property was worth $1,200,000. That was certainly ‘tall cotton’ by anyone’s standards. Alas - herein lies the rub - I was not happy. My greatest desire was to awaken in the morning, propped up on my pillow with a steaming cup of tea or coffee in my hand, look out a massive window directly onto a scene of waves crashing on the beach. Visualizing myself opening the sliding glass doors, I would hear the hypnotic crescendo of the rise and fall of the waves and feel the mist as it seeped gently into the room. The crowning touch was to watch the sun’s golden orb edge upward over the water as I sipped my morning beverage and basked in the glow. However, at both of the other properties, if I propped up on my pillow and looked straight ahead, I had a glorious view of the.....TV. I could have done this back home.
As you can surmise, I am a dreamer. My web site does not have a lot of meat and potatoes. VRBO when I last looked had 7 Port O’Call listings (#661, #41704, #20357, #7381, #9703, #52420 and #46431.) I would suggest that you check these out and compare. All of the owners have a common goal - we want to meet your needs and insure that you have a wonderful vacation experience. What makes us unique vs other Port O' Call villas is we are DIRECTLY on the ocean and have a third floor unit (no over head noise and better angle) allowing us a second story 'widow's walk' that leads to a deck above our screened-in porch overlooking the beach and ocean for miles beyond. The screened in porch below the deck provides a distinct advantage for the top floor units. (Elevator provided at no additional cost!) We can truthfully brag that we have the best view of the beach from both our deck and porch, without exception!
Our villa has been completely redecorated and updated from top to bottom when we purchased it in 2004 - we cordially invite you to enjoy our new furniture, ultra modern appliances, freshly painted and newly carpeted vacation haven. A large portion of the wall displays an original painting of a beach sunrise, while other signed and numbered prints create interior beauty that is only rivaled by the real and actual breathtaking oceanfront view. If you are reading about us on VRBO, take note of the first picture. At the top of it click on the video icon. That will help pull together all of our still pictures. If you are reading about us on HomeAway, I will send you a link to the video when you send in an inquiry.
We are proud to boast that we have the finest housekeeper in Wild Dunes. If you are so inclined, you may picnic off our floor without the benefit of a blanket. If you are one who loves a deal, let me assure you that if you can quote me a better price from someone else, I will happily beat it. ---Apples to apples---
We provide needs of those wishing WiFi that wish to use our wireless, high speed Internet connection to stay in touch with their offices. In one of the pictures you will note a desk that you can work from. We have installed a special screen for the window, that filters out the sun but not the vision of the waves lapping at the shoreline. Sorry, but you cannot stay beyond your week even if your boss calls me and says it is the most productive week of work you have ever had.
No one that knows me well ever accused me of embellishment! But since you and I are total strangers, and my writing may have an embellishing tone you are urged to click on 'comments' further down on the web page. None of them stand to gain financially from you renting our place. Their words come from the heart.
Location, location, location ! If your desire is to be at the beach, if you want to know it will be there right in front of you, all around you, 24/7, then this is the location for you. You can eat out at some of the finest restaurants in the South, play golf, tour Fort Fisher, or ride the bikes that we have provided for you. But what it all boils down to is the setting of our condo is all about the beach and one’s love for the ocean and certainly mine. Imagine our sadness for the past two years of watching the ocean slowly laying claim to our beach. But in the end it took us nine million dollars, two months, working 7/24 to claim it back.
The South has two major cities that reek of culture, the arts & history: Savannah and Charleston. It never ceases to amaze me I can have the beach and Charleston at the same time...two very different worlds, 25 minutes apart. They say Heaven is going to be a pretty nice place. In my opinion, it has some competition!
My first priority is to make sure we meet your needs. Much as we would like to have you rent from us, it is meeting your needs that is more important. To that end I have additional information to email you. Just fill out the form adjacent to this text. Ask any particular questions you might have. Hopefully I can answer them. Along with the answers will come the additional information. Please click on the calendar before getting in touch with us to make sure the dates you want are available. We are good about keeping it up to date. We only rent by the week all year round, Saturday to Saturday. There is one exception: you can rent January or February (four weeks) by the month.
HIGHLIGHTS IN REVIEW: 1)If you are requesting a lower price than our posted rate, then we need the web link to the lower priced one you are considering. 2)Check calendar for availability before submitting an inquiry. 3)Review the 16 pictures and video. 4)Read comments by past guests. 5)Thank you so much for considering our place.
I usually respond to an inquiry within 24 hours of receipt. If you haven't heard from me within that frame period, check the calendar for availability. I usually don't respond if we don't have availability. Next try your spam. Sometimes I get caught there. Last but not least call me at 704-896-1995 (Peter)
Keywords: Oceanfront, WiFi, Villa, Pool, Golf, Near Charleston
ONCE YOU SUBMIT AN INQUIRY, YOUR FIRST COMMUNICATION WILL COME FROM VRBO/HOMEAWAY. VERY IMPORTANT TO READ IT CAREFULLY ESPECIALLY IN REGARD TO SECURITY.
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Heating/Air Conditioning, Cable TV(2), VCR/DVD, AM/FM/Cassette/CD, Garbage Disposal, Toaster, Blender, Coffee Grinder, Pots and pans, Silverware, Washer/Dryer, Housekeeper and Maintenance on call, FOR OUR WORKING COUPLES THAT NEED TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH THEIR OFFICE, WIRELESS/HIGH SPEED INTERNET CABLE AND REDUCED RENTAL RATES!...moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Pier Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Miniature Golf
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Coin Laundry
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- BIKES (new each Spring) PROVIDED by us for the enjoyment of our guests, Golf (Wild Dunes), Tennis (Mt Pleasant), For particulars please check Google mentioned above, *Reference from the Charleston Tea mentioned above, please do a google search for 'Charleston Tea Garden', We provide you with Charleston Tea for your drinking pleasure either hot or cold, We would be very grateful your researching it BEFORE you come, so you can more fully appreciate the experience, It is the ONLY Tea Plantation in the United States, The owners and I strongly urge you to visit while you are in the area...moreless
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You have thought of everything to make your renters feel welcome. We enjoyed the bottle of wine, the Charleston tea, and we brought home the pen and pad you provided.The condo is beautifully decorated and furnished, very clean, and stocked with an entertainment center, movies, books, and two very nice televisions. We enjoyed our relaxing stay immensely.
- Guest The Wynns (Spartanburg, SC)
- Date of stay 10/01/07
- Review Submitted 10/31/07
This is the very 1st condo we stayed at when we visited IOP our first time~~over 15 years ago. It never fails to disappoint. We have always stayed at Port 'O Call during our numerous visits, sometimes twice a year. This has always been our favorite unit. Peter Cole is superb at paying attention to the details. We travel with small dogs and he is pet-friendly. We appreciate the willingness of this owner to offer their unit as pet-friendly.
- Guest John and Vicky (Johnson City, TN)
- Date of stay 11/16/13
- Review Submitted 11/22/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway.
This was one the most memorable vacations we've had and in large part to this particular condo. The place was immaculate with all the amenities. A bottle of wine greeted us at the front door upon our arrival. The views are spectacular with nothing to obstruct your view from the ocean. We plan on staying here again and again. The location is convenient to Charleston in a very exclusive gated resort community. I'd recommend this property to anyone looking for a cozy one bedroom condo.
- Guest Greg (Cleveland, Oho)
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 06/02/13
May 4 - May 11 2013 Vacation Week
May 4 - May 11 2013 Vacation Week
The listing on VRBO is exactly as we found the property. The view is spectacular, and we enjoyed both the crow's nest and enclosed deck each day. The added features of the lawn chairs, loungers and umbrella made beach time so easy and comfortable. Walking the wide beach was wonderfully relaxing and listening to the waves at night very soothing. The 2 bikes looked really nice, but we didn't have time to go for a joy ride. The condo was very clean and all the added little touches made it such a joy when we arrived. There are several eatery places and shopping malls within a short driving distance you can acquire anything you will possibly need. The Boat House Restaurant was our favourite. I would definitely recommend this condo for a vacation destination. Enjoy we sure did!
- Guest Lynn C. (Collingwood, Ontario)
- Date of stay 05/04/13
- Review Submitted 05/14/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Winter escape from WI
Winter escape from WI
We absolutely loved the condo! It met all are needs perfectly, but we especially enjoyed the ocean view from both the living and bedroom areas! The daily paper was delivered to our door...what a treat with morning tea or coffee on the deck. The rooms were very clean, well-stocked with every need. The accomodation was hard to leave for daily trips, but Charleston and the surrounding areas called out to us. Our week went all too quickly. We would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a beautiful spot to relax and get away. The walks on the nearby beach were the best!
- Guest WI travelers (Iola, WI)
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 03/27/13
Recommended for: Age 55+.
This condo is absolutely beautiful. The location is very relaxing - not many on the beach. The screened in porch and roof deck are great and this unit is the closest beachfront property. Fully stocked kitchen, all the kitchenware one would need (although we ate out most of the time). The whole week was exactly what we needed in the perfect location. We will definitely be back.
- Guest Ocean-less in OH (Columbus, Ohio)
- Date of stay 10/06/12
- Review Submitted 10/12/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.
A nice visit
A nice visit
We had a nice week here after time in my favorite city, Charleston. The manager was very helpful with providing information for locks, as well as numbers to call for various problems that may arise. We enjoyed the top deck, the bikes (though very rusty) and the paper and magazines were a nice touch. However, this condo needs updating in the kitchen and the screen porch was moldy and in need of good cleaning. The carpet in the master bedroom also was dirty/stained. I had expected this would have been take care of before the season began. There were many pluses to this condo, yet it was not "white glove" clean, as advertised. Some improvements would make a big difference.
- Guest sig (Richmond, VA)
- Date of stay 05/20/12
- Review Submitted 06/16/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: 1) Bikes: most owners do not provide these with a rental. We replace bikes once a year because of the adverse effect the salt air has on them. We keep them in excellent riding condition. 2) The kitchen is scheduled to be completely renovated in November of 2013. The last renovation was in 2007. 3) All renters are told to give the condo a 'white glove' test as soon as they arrive. If it is not up to their standards they are told to call back in our housekeeper. A renter is told complaining after the fact is not acceptable. We have had the same housekeeper for 7 years. He is given merit bonuses at the end of the year. The condo receives a deep clean lasting two solid days once a year before the rental season starts. 4) The carpet in the bedroom will be replaced in November of 2012.
This condo was exactly as described - no surprises. No problems getting in the gate or with the locks - everything was perfectly planned. The beach location was perfect, yet so close to the beautiful city of Charleston. After a day of sightseeing, returning here was the best. Relaxing, enjoyable - what more can you ask for? All in all, this was a wonderful (much needed) vacation. Thank you, Peter. We wouldn't hesitate to come back.
- Guest Shelly & Jack (Toledo, OH)
- Date of stay 05/12/12
- Review Submitted 05/29/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Fantastic Condo and Location!!
Fantastic Condo and Location!!
To be in South Carolina for a vacation is good, to be on the Isle of Palms and in Wild Dunes is great and to have rented this condo makes it perfect! Everything in the condo was as advertised plus a lot more! The owners included everything you would need for a great vacation, including beach chairs, bicycles, and even a welcome bottle of wine! My best recommendation is that I would definitely rent this condo again the next time we're in the Charleston area.
- Guest Dick (St. Paul, MN, United States)
- Date of stay 03/17/12
- Review Submitted 03/23/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway.
We love the ocean, and our stay at Peter's villa was perfect. The villa was clean, the amenities were super, and Peter Cole was a great host! The location on the beach and the view from the widow's walk were priceless. We spent so much time admiring the views from the screen porch and up top that we never did tour the area as we had planned! We would definitely stay at this property again.
- Guest Paul and Nancy (Oak Ridge, TN)
- Date of stay 10/09/10
- Review Submitted 01/02/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.
CURRENT RATES. RENTALS BY THE WEEK ONLY (Sat to Sat). Mid-Jun to mid-Aug > $1995, 1st 2 wks in June & last 2 in Aug > $1795 May > $1595, Sept > $1495, Apr > $1395, Oct > $1295, Mar > $1195, and Nov thru Feb > $895. Extra Fees include: Cleaning/linen/towels > $95, Sales Tax 12.5%, Some Holiday Weeks have a Surcharge of $200 (Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years). Monthly rate for Jan and/or Feb $2295. Rates NOT subjected to change. Check online calendar before inquiry.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: Charleston at 10 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: My name is Peter Cole and I am the owner’s representative. I wear many hats: an oceanfront, resort, rental condo owner; property manager; rental agent; dog tender (That is Woody in the picture. Spends most of his day in the chair across from my desk watching me work.) and favorite; loving husband. As a Medicare card carrying senior, I look back over a full life. My chosen life ‘occupation’ (my Mother could never bring herself to call it a job) was to take teens on cross country camping trips; 3000 teens in all, spanning 33 years. My nephew Doug slipped into my shoes as I slipped into my retirement. My friends and relatives worried about my having too much time on my hands in retirement so they gave me their resort properties to manage. My reputation as a good manager/agent grew. Now 12 properties fill my stable. It was 1967 when I took ownership of my first rental property. In the years since, we have bought and sold 11. I come to you with a lot of experience. I do not take lightly the importance of your vacation. I want to match your needs with the properties I represent. There are 16 pictures, a video and lots of verbiage. I am here to answer all your questions.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Oceanfront. In a gated resort community with everything at your finger tips. Easy drive into Charleston.
- Primary: + 704-896-1995
Upper deck. Had zillion pictures to choose from & still couldn't do it justice
Foyer. Bedroom & bath on right. Living/dining room, kitchen on left. Porch ahead
Right side of the living room.
Kitchen recently redone. All possible conveniences
"Judy, here comes Charleston Tea". Lean up! Master bed angled to look at ocean.
Only room in the condo without an ocean view.
I know it is your vacation but please try & get up for a few sunrises.
Top floor, second from the left
Please note that only the bathroom is without a fantastic view of the ocean.
Left side of living room
WiFi. Bring laptop. Enjoy ocean while work. Sun block screen. Porch to the right
WOW, doesn't this look inviting
One of two great ocean views from your bedroom. Also sliding glass door to porch
Enter the porch from the living room or bedroom. Does it look inviting?
Your pool. Steps from our door, ocean behind me, gas grill to the right
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