Dewees Beach Retreat: Charlotte's Pearl; Ocean Side of Island
You sent a message to this owner.
- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Dewees Island house description
Charlotte's Pearl is a pristine barrier island retreat with one of the most beautiful beaches in the southeast. Our home is one of only 60 houses on this 1200 acre island. Our house is located near a beach access path which allows for an easy walk to the beach or a short golf cart ride. Most of the two and a half mile long island is untouched by development and over half in permanent conservation. You are often the only ones on the beach. Wildlife abounds on the island and includes deer, water fowl and migrating birds. The two tidal lakes on the island provide great fishing, crabbing, clamming and shrimping. However, just because you feel like you are worlds away from the stress you left behind, you are only 20 minutes from shopping, great restaurants, golf and the romantic city of Charleston via our comfortable Dewees Island ferry. Dolphins often escort the ferry to and from the island.
The custom built elevated second row home provides a wonderful private two acre oasis on the edge of a maritime forest with lake and marsh views. The sights and sounds of nature dominate. You feel like you are staying in your own private tree house with the closest visable home on the other side of the lake. The floor plan is inverted to allow maximum advantage of the marsh and lake views from the living areas and wrap around covered screened porch on the top floor. Each bedroom on the second level opens to a covered screened porch. Both master bedrooms have thier own private screened porch. From the rooftop observation deck, the views of the ocean and intercoastal waterway are magnificent.
As our guest you are able to use all the ammenities of the Huyler House such as the wonderful pool area and tennis courts. The Huyler is a magnificent lodge that serves as the center of the community.
Ferry rides cost $16/round trip/person.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Covered Parking:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Vacation of My DreamsGuest comment entered by owner
Vacation of My Dreams
Recently my family and I visited Charlottes Pearl on Dewees. I had waited all year to take this vacation and it did not disappoint. We arrived later than we expected and were able to find the house even in the dark (thanks to a good map and some really nice people out taking a moonlite stroll). When we arrived the house lights were on and everything was so inviting. The elevator was a luxury that I think every house should have. This was my daughters trip to celebrate her birthday. She and her 6 month old baby and a friend accompanied my husband and I. We awoke early, made mimosas and headed for the beach. During our stay we rode bikes, walked the beach, hunted for seashells, built sand castles, rode in the canoe and drove the golf cart around until the battery nearly died on the way back to the house. We saw alligators, deer, dolphins and crabs. My grandson put his toes in the ocean for the first time and tasted his first sand. The house was amazing. The dual master bedrooms afford us lots of privacy. The kitchen had everything we needed to make and serve meals. The doors that opened up onto the screen porch made me happy. We opened all the doors and let the breeze flow. We cooked on the grill. Had margaritas on the deck and listened as the ocean roared in the back ground. Only one surprising thing in the whole experience and not necessarily a bad one; just an FYI. There is only one tv in the entire house. We only had to do a little negotiating to see whether we were going to watch a movie or play video games. The wifi worked perfectly and there were books and magazines available as well. We met some very lovely people on the island as well, foremost was Judy and her charming husband. They were so kind and helped us navigate around even throwing crabs (the spiders of the sea) out of the canoe so that my daughter would not be scared. Their kindness was extraordinary. I learned a lesson though and decided that next time, I would take the advise of the experts and go to the house drop off all the luggage and go to the store later or have the groceries delivered before I arrived. The most difficult part of the trip was taking tired adults and a baby to the grocery store on our way in. My advise, take enough stuff for breakfast and go get what you need the next day. I give Charlottes Pearl a 10 out of 10. I would recommend the house to people of all ages and abilities.
- Guest V.F.
- Date of stay 10/11/13
- Review Submitted 11/11/13
This property is nested between the colorful greenery of the saltmarsh and the sea. When you walk into the house, you will be drawn to the second level's great room and open floor plan. It is surrounded with floor to ceiling glass doors that open onto large screened in porches. The rocking chairs and hammock invite you to open a cold drink, take a deep breath and RELAX while becoming a part of the colorful landscape. This home is very clean, well equipped with kitchen supplies,serving pieces and clean, crisp linens. It is perfect for entertaining a crowd, and there are many seating areas inside and out. There is a large, comfortable hammock on the porch, and in the mornings we saw deer walking through to the marsh area. This is also a great observation area for bird watching, and we saw a bald eagle, an osprey, and many other grand birds. The rooftop "crows nest" is also a great lookout to get a 360 view of the island. The bedrooms are on the first level and the two master suites have their own private porches, while the other two share a porch. The beds are very comfortable and the master suite has a cute little outdoor room with a rug and futon. This home is located a short walk from the beautiful beaches. There are two golf carts that accomodate exploring, fishing trips, or traveling to the pool or tennis courts. We love this house and will be back. It is a good place to rejuvenate your soul and the owner was trustworthy and very kind.
- Guest MMP (Raleigh, NC)
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 05/15/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Charlotte's PearlGuest comment entered by owner
Our visits to Dewees and Charlotte's Pearl (#51)have become somewhat of a tradition. We love so much about this special place; we love its natural habitat, the quietness of the island, the uncluttered and unspoiled beaches, the long walks most often seeing no one and the opportunity to gather my family in a week where we can forget yesterday and tomorrow and focus on living today. We come to relax, to join hands and to catch up with each's busy lives. Good food, good coffee, good books and good music - life is good. We love having our children and grandchildren share this week with us. Despite there now being eight of us, we never feel crowded and we enjoy being together, in small groups for play, for games or quiet time spent reading and reflecting. One of the very special qualities of Charlotte's Pearl ( #51) is it's ability to be open for gatherings such as our family meals; intense privacy as well as shared times for play and conversing is always available on the many screened porches. We are a family of cooks and meal times have an even more special meaning. Charlotte's Pearl is beach casual and yet she has a touch of class. I sometimes feel she is smiling from her vaunted peaks. We enjoy her character and her ability to make each of us a part of her history. Most of all - we love the ability to escape our daily lives and to enjoin with our spirits and souls, rejuvenating and renewing until we can gather again. Though we do not know the Plemmons family, we appreciate their hospitality in making our respite at Dewees an extraordinary time.
- Guest Tom
- Date of stay 09/11/11
- Review Submitted 09/20/11
Guest comment entered by owner
We all had a great time on Dewees Island last week! It makes it quite hard to get back to the grind here in Atlanta when thinking about relaxing on Dewees. You certainly went well beyond what any other leasing agents have done before acting as concierge, fishing guide, naturalist, social director, tour guide, and even bellhop! Jack, Edward and I will definitely return to visit soon!
- Guest Clifton
- Date of stay 07/24/11
- Review Submitted 07/26/11
Guest comment entered by owner
Dewees Island is an Amazing place to stay. The Charlotte's Pearl is by far our favorite vacation spot. The home is lovely with nice large bedrooms and plenty of space to relax. The home is very clean and modern. It has everything you'll need for a perfect vacation. We enjoyed riding on the golf carts, fishing, swimming in the pool, and visiting the private beach. There is an abundance of Nature to behold on your visit. We saw Gorgeous Sunsets, Deer, Raccoons, Birds, Alligators, Hermit Crabs, and Sand Crabs while exploring the Island. My 5 year old son loves Dewees Island. He enjoys looking for Mud Minnows and Visiting the Nature Center. Staying in the Charlotte's Pearl is definately a little piece of Heaven on Earth.
- Guest Beverly
- Date of stay 03/24/11
- Review Submitted 07/20/11
Weekly rates between $1995-$3395. Go to our website for more details deweesrentals.com
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details.
Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: When you rent with Dewees Rentals, you get professional experience and top-level service. We are here to help you plan the perfect vacation and make it great at every step of the way. We greet you at the ferry, assist with luggage, connect you with the turtle team activities, and help you plan your vacation. Judy is a certified South Carolina Master Naturalist and photographer who lives on the island with her family in the summer (and every other minute she can!) She will be on the island while you are there and will help you get started enjoying the beauty of the island right away. Emily takes care of the paperwork and calendars, and makes sure things go smoothly on the Mount Pleasant side.
- Primary: (843) 882-5052 (South Carolina, USA)
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
Front of house with golf carts
Bedroom 1 Porch
Looking toward the Kitchen
Wrap around upper porch
Sunset on upper porch
There have been visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Wednesday, December 04, 2013
4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.