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Gorgeous Secluded Island W/Creeks & Ocean Views

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Edisto Beach house description

'Spectacular!' 'Awesome!' 'Unique.' 'Beautiful.' 'Fun.' These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the unspoiled natural setting for our vacation home, Sea Forest. Located on Cowpens, a small private island accessible by causeway, the house offers stunning views of marsh, creek and the Atlantic Ocean.

The island itself, with fifteen homes including ours, is situated just behind Edingsville Beach, an uninhabited barrier beach just north of Edisto Beach. The setting is secluded, relaxing, and peaceful.

Our home is designed to maximize enjoyment of its beautiful marsh and ocean views and abundant wildlife. The main level has an open floor plan with living area, dining room, kitchen, and master suite. In the summer you may enjoy the cool ocean breezes, or if you prefer, the air conditioning. In the colder months, the fireplace adds to the cozy comfort provided by central heating.

Large picture windows across the front and front-sides of the house provide unobstructed views of the ocean, creek and marshes. The outside deck provides a perfect seating area to enjoy the afternoon sea breezes while you watch the pelicans, great blue herons, egrets, wood storks and other shore birds fly overhead or feed in the marsh grasses a few feet away.

The back screened porch provides for panoramic views of the beautiful creek, marsh and gorgeous sunsets while you enjoy the peace and quiet. The additional fireplace on the porch provides the luxury of a cozy fire to gather 'round on chilly afternoons or evenings with friends and family, even when it's raining outside!

The master suite offers a large bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a deck overlooking the creek, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. There are two bedrooms upstairs. One has a double bed and a small deck overlooking the creek and marsh. The other bedroom has a double and a single bed which is perfect for families with young children. There is also a fold-up cot for an additional guest.

A covered fixed pier with floating dock is on the creek behind the house. The dock provides additional 360-degree marsh/creek views and access to the creek for small boats (kayaks, jon boats, etc.), crabbing, fishing, and swimming, This is a wonderful swimming 'hole' and great for lazy afternoons spent relaxing in and on the water. There's a hammock to enjoy the breezes while you read or nap --- the perfect way to while away the hours on vacation.

The creek is navigable for small boats even at dead low tide (about 2 feet of water at the dock at low tide), and provides easy access to Edingsville Beach, Botany Bay Beach, and Frampton Inlet. Edingsville Beach has historic significance because it was the established beach community in the 1800's for the Edisto Island plantation owners until it was completely destroyed by the hurricane of 1893.

For the serious beachcomber, pieces of fine china and old wine bottles from the old Edingsville community can still be found on this beach today. Both Edingsville and Botany Bay Beaches are literally covered with numerous seashells and fossils, including sharks' teeth, and these beaches are prime locations for swimming, walking, sunning, and surf fishing. It is requested by creek property owners that jet skis not be used on the creek.

In addition to boat access to Edingsville Beach, one can walk from our home to the beach which is a distance of about a half mile through a private residential development. For other beach access, we also use the public path options at Edisto Beach.

Sea Forest is located about five miles from Edisto Beach with its restaurants, gift shops, grocery and hardware stores, golf course, tennis courts, churches, and special community events. It is about a forty-five minute drive south of romantic Charleston, SC, known for its outstanding gourmet restaurants, chic King Street shops, and historic sites and homes.

Yes, Sea Forest really is 'unique!' It's a comfortable home in an incredibly beautiful setting. There is lots to do and see, and yet it's so relaxing that you might not want to do anything at all!

Keywords: Home, fireplace, beach,island, secluded, ocean view, creek,

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Renters must be 27 or older. Exceptions made for honeymooners. No Houseparties, please....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                This is a great place for kids with lots to do....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs for an extra fee; no cats, please. $100 for first dog, $50 for second dog. Maximum of 2. Pets not allowed on the furniture....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • The master bedroom has a queen size bed. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a double bed and the other upstairs bedroom has a double bed and a single bed. Also, there is a fold-up cot available that can be set up anywhere inside or on the screened porch....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Please note that linens are not included. We will provide them for an additional fee of $150. 1000-Gallon Reverse-Osmosis Fresh-Water System....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • Games:

                    We have traditional board games as well as puzzles and group games such as Balderdash....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    100 Channels available on Dish satellite. New flat-screen TV...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    Our view of the ocean is unobstructed. ...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Faces the ocean with creek on front and back of island (see aerial view!)...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Two central air conditioning systems allow the living area and the bedrooms to be cooled/heated separately....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    High Speed Internet available....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Linens are not provided as part of the regular rental. We will provide them for an additional $150 fee....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Front loader uses 'high efficiency' detergent....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wireless with Router for multiple computer use...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    One in living room and one on the screen porch...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    We have a Keurig coffee maker as well as a traditional Mr. Coffee type....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    The kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of high quality cooking utensils. ...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher:

                    Sorry, but there is no dishwasher....moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Our kitchen is open to the living area, allowing the cook to continue being part of whatever is going on, while enjoying the beautiful views. ...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Sliding glass doors from master bedroom to balcony on 1st floor. Balcony Outside sliding doors on 2nd floor bedroom....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Bicycles are available for rent from a separate source. Ask for details....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Expansive decks on front, side and back for views....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    A furnished screen porch with fireplace...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter Rate
                  Dec 1 - Mar 14, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $195
                  $1,330
                  Spring Mid-season Rate
                  Mar 15 - May 23, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $290
                  $1,960
                  Summer 2015 Rate
                  May 24 - Aug 15, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $365
                  $2,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $365
                  $2,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                  • 2 Dogs $150 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  Add 3% credit card processing charge if not paying by check


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/23/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Birdwatching, Wonderful Marsh/Nature Scenes for artists who paint and for nature photographers

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1953

                  About the owner: The Lumpkin Family has owned this property since purchasing the original home in 1953. We love using it as a year round retreat from the too-hurried pace of our daily lives.

                  Why the Owner Chose Edisto Beach:
                  The mystery and magic of Edisto Island has always been a draw for us. The privacy and isolation of this island community has been particularly rich for our lives.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The secluded location, along with the entertainment provided by nature and the spectacular views, provides an oasis conducive to relaxation. Here we can enjoy the truly rich pleasures of life. Some of the things we enjoy most are the peace and quiet...the birdlife (from painted buntings to pelicans)...the wildlife (porpoises, otters, deer)...shelling...swimming...boating...fishing...crabbing...reading...napping.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Exterior view of the front of the house

                    Exterior view of the front of the house

                  • View of high tide from our front windows.

                    View of high tide from our front windows.

                  • Our new master bedroom and deck.

                    Our new master bedroom and deck.

                  • View of den looking out our front windows over the marsh to the ocean.

                    View of den looking out our front windows over the marsh to the ocean.

                  • View of our dock from the master bedroom deck.

                    View of our dock from the master bedroom deck.

                  • Having fun jumping in the creek from our dock.

                    Having fun jumping in the creek from our dock.

                  • Back of our house as seen from our dock.

                    Back of our house as seen from our dock.

                  • A typical day on Edingsville Beach

                    A typical day on Edingsville Beach

                  • View of the marsh, beach and Atlantic Ocean from our front deck.

                    View of the marsh, beach and Atlantic Ocean from our front deck.

                  • Our living area with comfortable furniture, TV armoire and cozy fireplace.

                    Our living area with comfortable furniture, TV armoire and cozy fireplace.

                  • Creek dock and 'swimming hole' located on backside of the house.

                    Creek dock and 'swimming hole' located on backside of the house.

                  • Our screened back porch with views of the creek and marsh.

                    Our screened back porch with views of the creek and marsh.

                  • Aerial view of the property showing the creeks and marsh

                    Aerial view of the property showing the creeks and marsh

                  • Our dog in the jonboat as we approach the Botany Bay side of the inlet

                    Our dog in the jonboat as we approach the Botany Bay side of the inlet

                  • Sunset over Cowpens Island as seen from the creek.

                    Sunset over Cowpens Island as seen from the creek.

                  • Relaxing in the creek on a hot summer day.

                    Relaxing in the creek on a hot summer day.

                  VRBO #8850

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

                  $195 - $365 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2001
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
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                  3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 8

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