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Renovated in 2012 Ocean Front House on the Isle of Palms

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View from the beach side

View from the beach side Beach in front of property Dining area Two double beds on second floor Second floor living room First floor bathroom First floor king bedroom Kitchen Second floor kitchenette Master bathroom Master bedroom Second floor king bedroom First floor porch First floor twin bedroom Second floor twin bedroom Second floor deck


Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Isle of Palms house description

Relax on the front porch with friends and family while enjoying the gentle breeze off the Atlantic Ocean. Or sunbathe on our new second floor deck overlooking the vast expanse of sky and ocean. This beach house was made for families with upstairs and downstairs living rooms, plus deck and screened porch with plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy themselves.

Ths spacious family, beach house was just renovated in 2012. All new appliances, granite counter tops in the kitchen, new bathrooms and a huge new second floor deck with views 'to die for!' Ocean Dream is located at 3002 Palm Blvd. on the front beach of the Isle of Palms. Lots of sun, sand, wind, and water. Perfect for beachcombers, turtle watchers, kite flyers, and sand castle builders of all ages. No more lugging beach paraphernalia across busy streets and hot sand to get to the ocean. Gorgeous water views from a long screened-in porch, upstairs living room, and two of the six bedrooms. RV hookup for single RV, 50 amp, water and sewer.

Screened porch, two king-size bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, one queen, and one bedroom with two double-size beds. Satellite TV upstairs and down with 4 TVs. Gas grill under house with picnic tables. One hundred yards to white-sand beaches. Plenty of room for entertaining friends and family. Ample living space on both floors. Two outdoor showers under the house.

No pets, no smoking, please. Rental includes cleaning fees and changing linens at the end of the week. It does not include furniture moving or excessive wear and tear. Check in is on Saturdays at 4:00 PM. Check out is no later than 10:00 AM on the following Saturday. The front door is unlocked via a punched code so no one has to worry about losing keys or family members accidentally being locked out. You will receive a welcome letter prior to arrival with general information as to trash pick up, phone numbers, emergency contacts, etc.

Keywords: Spectacular Family beach house completely renovated in 2012 and ready for spring and summer visitors!

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We have chosen to be sensitive to the many people who are highly allergic to pet dander. Although we'd love to have your pet, out of consideration to others we have to say, no to pets....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Please enjoy smoking on either the street side porch or the upper deck but NOT inside the house. Smoking inside will result in loss of security deposit....moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Newly renovated designer kitchen, granite counter tops, all new appliances. Wet bar with icemaker and beverage refigerator off the kitchen....moreless

              • Shared Kitchen:

                New Kitchenette with full refrigerator, microwave and bar sink in the second floor living room will serve the new upper deck....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Coffee Maker, toaster, electric frying pan, pots and pans, all cooking utensils supplied as well as plates and glassware....moreless


              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Full hook up with 50 Amp Service availabe for an extra $25 per night with weekly house rental....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Clean linens wrapped in plastic and delivered weekly...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Air Conditioning

              Other Amenities

                  • Not only is the house located on the ocean but we are a short 20 minute drive over the Ravenel Bridge into the Port City of Charleston with fabulous restaurants, boat rides to historic Ft. Sumter, festive Market Street vendors with unique wares to sell, a state of the art Aquarium, historic and museum houses, walking tours, carriage tours of the historic city. It's all right there for your enjoyment should you tire of sitting on the beach and swimming in the Atlantic....moreless


                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (4) 50' Plasma TV in main floor living room. Smaller TV's in upstairs living room and 2 bedrooms....moreless

                  • Video Library
                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo


                  • Broadband Access:

                    High speed internet connection through Comcast so bring your own laptop and stay connected to the world....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Available for local calling only. Renters should use their cell phones for long distance....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Underneath the house is a large paved area with picnic tables suitable for cook-outs and family parties. Brand new second floor deck runs the entire length of the house and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is served by a new upstairs kitchenette....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Large screened porch over looking the ocean...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    This house is on a wide expanse of beach, noted by many locals as the best surfing area on the Island....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    No streeets to cross. Just walk down the stairs and out to the Atlantic Ocean....moreless


                      • Necessary


                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cycling
                      • Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Ruins
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Boating
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Bird Watching
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Shelling

                      Other Activities

                          • Ask any of the locals and they will tell you this is the best surfing location on the Isle of Palms!...moreless


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                          • Blue House Family Vacation

                            Blue House Family Vacation

                            • Guest B-Daddy (Knoxville, Tn)
                            • Date of stay 07/01/07
                            • Review Submitted 01/12/08
                            We had an absolutely wonderful time. My wife and I, with our entire family consisting of two sons and two daughters, along with their spouses or friends spent a week enjoying each other and the beach in July. The house was very comfortable and spacious. The screen porch is enormous, and provided us hours of pleasure. It also was secure enough to let our 2 year old grandaughter roam about freely. The house was very clean and homey, without being too pretentious, The owners are very friendly, and greeted us upon arrival. The waves were great for playing in, and the beach was clean. I will definitely be renting this place again. I have stayed in numerous rentals on the IOP for the last 15 years or so, and this ranks right at the top.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Thanks for your kind words about the Blue House! We love it too and look forward to our return in the spring every year.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                          • Perfect House

                            Perfect House

                            • Guest Gilbert Family (Hartsville, S. C. )
                            • Date of stay 04/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/24/13
                            I am sorry it took me awhile to write this review. It certainly wasn't because of any shortcomings of the house. My daughter got married at Boone Hall on April 28, 2013 and our family stayed in this beautiful home. My daughter and her bridal party had the upstairs and the rest of the family stayed downstairs. So much room and everything you needed. All you need to bring is yourself and your clothes!! The pictures on the website do not do the house justice. Everything is updated and immaculate! The rehearsal dinner was held in the space underneath the house and in the huge picturesque back yard. It was perfect! I could have spent all my time on the screened in porch overlooking the ocean and have been perfectly content. The owner was very easy to work with and accomodating! We made some wonderful memories in your "Ocean Dream" Thanks for sharing with us and I certainly hope to be back.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

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                          • Wonderful vacation home.

                            Wonderful vacation home.

                            • Guest Nana (West Alexander, Pa.)
                            • Date of stay 08/04/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/06/13
                            We rented the Blue House for three summers in a row. We were unable to secure the house for this summer and were greatly disappointed. We take our entire family which consists of four grandchildren ages 7 to 2, my daughters and their husbands, myself and my husband. There is plenty of space for all of us. The owners are very accomodating and understanding. Having four small children is a challenge in trying to keep spills and breakage to a minimum, but what is wonderful is that the owners are also aware of the problem. The house is children friendly. This is a very special place to us and our grandchldren spend the entire year talking about "our beach house" and asking how soon can we return. The rental fee is the best bargain on the island. This is one time you get more than you pay for. Looking forward to securing our two weeks for 2014.

                            Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

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

                          • Ocean Dream

                            Ocean Dream

                            • Guest Upstate beach lover (Easley, SC )
                            • Date of stay 03/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/03/13
                            We stayed at the Ocean Dream for a family wedding in the early spring. The pictures online do not do this property justice. The inside is in immaculate condition and decorated beautifully. The only regret we had was that we did not have more time to spend on the lovely screened porch that offers a nice view of the ocean. The owner was readily available and easy to work with. I would definitely rent this property again.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Laurie--thanks so much for your kind words. Hope you'll come again sometime!

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

                          • The Blue House

                            The Blue House

                            • Guest Zack (Colorado)
                            • Date of stay 09/22/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/02/12
                            Geat Place...highly recommended

                            Recommended for: Age 55+.

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

                          • Blue House

                            Blue House

                            • Guest Dianne Tant (Franklin, TN)
                            • Date of stay 09/01/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/18/12
                            we had a most enjoyable week with kids and grandkids at this home. it was beautiful, comfortable and clean. the Beach was very very fun! we loved being so close to dowtown Charleston so we could go into the city easily to shop and eat out. Working with the owner was very compatible. All of our questions were answered in a timely way. The location was really perfect for accessing the activities and sights on the Island. we would recommend this house to our friends.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

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                          • Perfect for our daughters wedding on the beach !

                            Perfect for our daughters wedding on the beach !

                            • Guest Donna M (Michigan)
                            • Date of stay 08/25/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/04/12
                            Couldn't have asked for more, plenty of room, well laid out home with 3 bedrooms on each floor, they did an absolutely wonderful job on the recent remodeling . We had a few members of the grooms family stay with our family and they couldn't believe how beautiful and comfortable the home was. Other then bringing your own clothes, only food was needed to be brought in. The kitchen was well stocked with everything else needed. The new upper deck was used a lot by sunbathers and moon worshipers and it had a totally different view of the ocean then the lower porch which was where most of the "older" folks spent most of their time, eating, playing games (which are there) and just visiting.. There were really only 3 full bathrooms but it did have 2 large showers under the home with hot and cold water which some used and it was very handy to rinse off the ocean water. Under the home would be a great place for a huge party ! Plenty of parking available too. Pictures do not do this place justice, it it so much better when there in person. Yes we did see some ants outside but nothing inside, the ants were no bother to anyone. I think we might have left some sea shells on the beach for future visitors even tho buckets of them were brought back with crafts already planned for them. The only regrets I have are not being able to stay longer and not finding the book about the history of the land and homes, and all the little stories of what happened through the years. I found it in a drawer on Fri. and we left Sat. And there were many of us that wanted to read it.. I do hope that owner/author Stanley will consider having more copies printed so they can be bought for keepsakes by others that stay there and know about the book. I did leave the book out on a small table under the picture on the wall that matches the books cover so hopefully others will find it sooner :-) Our stay in this beautiful blue house was more then we dreamed it would be and it has made many wonderful, happy, lasting memories for all that stayed or joined in for the wedding day of Michele and Michael, and for those that helped celebrate our 53 wedding anniversary.. Thank you for sharing your home and making it possible !

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Donna--thanks so much for that glowing recommendation. I'm so glad your family enjoyed that special wedding and anniversary time at the beach. We love it there as well and so appreciated it when others enjoy it as much as we do. Come back again sometime. Best regards, Stanley Reahard

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                          • 2012 beach trip

                            2012 beach trip

                            • Guest familytime12 (raleigh, nc)
                            • Date of stay 07/14/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/24/12
                            Our family really enjoyed our stay in The Blue House. It has been beautifully and thoughtfully renovated. You can tell it is a well loved and taken care of family home, not just rental property. Isle of Palms is a wonderful beach and it is a bonus it is so close to Charleston.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.

                            Owner response: Thanks, Debbie, for your kind words. We work very hard to make sure the house is comfortable and welcoming for our guests and are so glad you enjoyed the house as much as we do when we are on the island.

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                          • Family vacation destination

                            Family vacation destination

                            • Guest Mike & Diane R (Hendersonville, NC)
                            • Date of stay 08/20/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/20/11
                            After some 7 rentals on Folly Beach, we decided to try an IOP rental. No regrets...should have done this sooner. The area is quieter & more refined. Our family has grown since the first group vacation. The "Blue House" was ideal for our 3 generations. Each family had their own full bath...a nice touch of privacy. The bathrooms are all new; beautiful ceramic tile, trim, granite countertops, Kohler fixtures & glass shower doors. The furnishings are beach house 'eclectic' but clean & comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment. The beautiful, expansive screen porch + our toddlers meant we cooked many meals here. We usually came to Charleston in May; this was our first Aug trip =weather hot but AC / ceiling fans worked fine & surf was like a bath. Hurricane Irene passed offshore=some riptides, rain & some performances by daring surfers. The house is built to post-Hugo code & is impressively sturdy in its construction. Even forced indoors, the house has 4 TVs so all were happy. The "Kids Charade" game was so funny /an absolute delight playing with the tots. The linens were all pre-wrapped & of a nice quality. The towels were plush and plentiful. The two nice outside/under house showers have both hot & cold & were appreciated when sweaty & sandy & coming from the beach. The bedrooms are nicely decorated...lovely hand painted / crafted items in each & even homemade quilts in half of them. The negatives: There are ants in the dunes, back yard & under house patio. While annoying, they should not deter you from coming here. The only other criticism would be that the lower 'king' bedroom needs a small chest of drawers. Considering that 2 adults would be in here, clothing storage space is needed. We were a tad disappointed with the restaurants. Huck's, while not picturesque, does have fine food (have the homemade ice cream sampler). Luke & Ollies has some nice pizza. Acme Low Country was a major disappointment & our group is easy to please. The grandkids loved the "Splash Island" water park at the Mt. Pleasant county park / playground. It was clean & lifeguards everywhere. Also enjoyed was the beach, nearby Rec. Dept playground, the beach, the aquarium (pet the baby stingrays=feel like velvet!), the beach, the waterfront park, the beach, the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry & did I mention the beach. We are formerly from Long Island, NY & are now in the western NC mountains. We need our 'beach fix'. For all this was the best family trip ever!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Dear Michael--thanks so much for your kind words about your stay at the Blue House. Glad you all enjoyed it. Just sorry about the restaurants. I should have recommended some to you. The Long Island Cafe in the Red and White shopping center has the best fried oysters on the planet (no great atmosphere but good food) Morgan Creek Grill is also usually good--it's on the end of the IOP by the marina and overlooks the Inland Waterway. So maybe on your next visit you can try those. Again, thanks for your gracious comments. We plan to redo the kitchen and a few other thing this winter. We combat those ants every year and nothing seems to work! I hate them too... Best regards always, Stanley Reahard

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                          • A Family Vacation to Remember!

                            A Family Vacation to Remember!

                            • Guest Kitsy (Lawrence, Kansas)
                            • Date of stay 12/27/09
                            • Review Submitted 01/30/10
                            This was our first time renting a beach home and we were very pleased. We took our children, their children, and my mother-in-law for the week after Christmas and we had a fabulous time. The two floors each with their own living area and three bedrooms were perfect for our situation. Everything we needed in the kitchen was there and more! The large screened in porch was perfect for the grandchildren to run and play and for the adults to sit and enjoy. The view of the ocean is breathtaking! We loved watching big ships come and go in the distance and the sunrise in the mornings was incredible. We loved walking across the long grassy back yard to the beach and playing with the tide was great fun for those of us from Kansas! Isle of Palms is a lovely community and very close to Charleston where we spent time doing the "touristy" things. The end of the week came far too soon and we look forward to when we can return.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

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                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                          • Tax Rate 13%


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                          Last updated: 04/23/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1948

                          About the owner: Stanley Reahard is the oldest child of the original home owners: My parents bought this property when my Father was on a 30 day leave during WWII. After the war they built a small bungalow with a side porch. They later added a front porch, and a second floor with a large deck for enjoying the views in the evening. When hurricane Hugo destroyed the house in 1989, they rebuilt the current house which we have all enjoyed for the past 20 years. With 6 bedrooms, a wide front porch and two living rooms it has served our growing family very well. In 2011-2012 the house has undergone a major renovation, updating the kitchens, the bathrooms, adding a huge deck upstairs. In spite of all that it maintains its comfortable family feel and is great for multi-generational gatherings--the kind we alway enjoy each year with our own family.

                          Why the Owner Chose Isle of Palms:
                          My family is from Summerville SC which is 30 miles away. Before the days of air conditioning (I know--it was a long time ago!) lowcountry folks picked up stakes and moved to their beach houses or their mountain houses to escape the suffocating heat of the towns and cities. We would move down looking like the Okies in my dad's green pickup truck, carrying all of our bedding, towels, beach chairs, the family dog and a nurse for us children. In those days high tide came so close to the house that my mother could sit on the porch, watch 2 of the children playing the the gully and hear the baby when he woke up from his nap. Today you have to walk the length of a football field to get to the beach but it is certainly worth it!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Time on the beach and watching the ocean are always a great joy. Look for orange tape marking sea turtle nests and find out when they are expected to hatch. It's well worth staying up all night to help the little ones race to the open sea. For families with young children we are a 5 minute walk from the IOP Recreation center with its tennis courts and play ground and gymnasium. They have many activities for families including Yoga classess for adults.

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                          • View from the beach side

                            View from the beach side

                          • Dining area

                            Dining area

                          • Second floor living room

                            Second floor living room

                          • First floor king bedroom

                            First floor king bedroom

                          • Second floor kitchenette

                            Second floor kitchenette

                          • Master bedroom

                            Master bedroom

                          • First floor porch

                            First floor porch

                          • Second floor twin bedroom

                            Second floor twin bedroom

                          • Beach in front of property

                            Beach in front of property

                          • Two double beds on second floor

                            Two double beds on second floor

                          • First floor bathroom

                            First floor bathroom

                          • Kitchen


                          • Master bathroom

                            Master bathroom

                          • Second floor king bedroom

                            Second floor king bedroom

                          • First floor twin bedroom

                            First floor twin bedroom

                          • Second floor deck

                            Second floor deck

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                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, March 22, 2014

                          $500 - $714 per night (USD)

                          6 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

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                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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