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Recent Edisto Beach reviews
"Our stay at Nature's Retreat was perfect. If you are not familiar with Jeremy Cay, it's a hidden gem on Edisto Island and is ideal spot for those seeking a beach vacation without all of the hustle and bustle of a busy, commercialized beach. The house was spacious, the beds cozy, and the kitchen was ideal for all meals. The icemaker spoiled us - seriously considering purchasing one for our home now! We took our kayaks and fished in the lagoon behind the house several times each day. We caught creek shrimp with the cast net right at the landing as well as blue crab, flounder, and redfish. The inlet was a natural "lazy river" and the kids enjoyed floating back and forth as the tides rolled in and out. It was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever had! Cannot wait to go back. Thank you so much for your hospitality Vickie!"
Guest: Jennifer & ChrisDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 17, 2015
Amazing weather, perfect location and a very comfortable cottage!
"Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves this past weekend!
Amazing weather, perfect location and a very comfortable cottage!
Thanks so much for the hospitality!
Guest: BillDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: September 26, 2014
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was very clean.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
My extended family of 8 (6 adults, 2 children) enjoyed our stay in Beach Bums. We chose it because of the elevator as my father had been having back problems. This was definitely a huge bonus as it made move-in and move-out so much easier. The only complaint was with the mattresses. They are very firm, so a pillow-top cover as an option would have been nice. Also, while we were there the tap water had an abnormally bad smell. I'm accustomed to "beach water", but this was unlike any other time we've been there. I don't know if it was this way all over the island or just in our house, but the good thing is, there is a tap for filtered water in the kitchen sink that made the otherwise unusable water perfectly suitable for cooking and even making coffee and tea. What a lifesaver that was! The home is lovely, and the layout is great. The nice big kitchen and large kitchen table made meal prep and dining easy. We had a golf cart, so the one block trip to the beach was a breeze. I even walked it once, and it was not bad at all. Jungle Road is busy, but the house has a fence out front so there's no worry of the kids running into the street. Some traffic noise, but not too bad. Speaking of golf carts, if you take one or rent one, know the rules. We got pulled over and issued a warning citation from the Edisto police for a number of violations. They were stopping carts left and right, which seemed new since last year.
Manager responded on 8/3/2015:
We have just received your review. Thank you for sharing your experience. We value your feedback! We are so pleased that your family enjoyed the comfort and convenience found at Beach Bums on Edisto Beach. The tap water is extremely salty throughout the beach so it is so nice when homeowners decide to put reverse osmosis systems in their homes. We would love to be your host on Edisto during any season. We are always a phone call away!
Atwood Vacations Team"
Guest: A guest from Spartanburg, SCDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 3, 2015
"We chose this property because of the large space available and the bunk beds in one of the bedrooms. The property itself is fascinating and has obviously been tastefully added on to. We brought two families down and packed the house to the gills with 4 adults and 8 children. Never did we feel like we were cramped or stepping on each other. The kids really enjoyed the movies and the novelty of using VHS tapes... "How do you start the movie over?" REWIND! The covered, paved carport was great for a small kiddie pool that we brought and the outdoor shower was great when some of the younger kids got into the mud during a trip to the sound. How can you be mad at a muddy kid when you have such a nice, heated outdoor shower? The kitchen was well furnished and the various porches were amazing to get away from the madness of the indoors.
Key points (positive):
Bike/running trails directly behind house. Rent a bike and use it every day. Awesome, easy access to beaches.
24hr Grocery store on island is great and prices are reasonable
Fresh water can be obtained from the city hall building less than 3 blocks away
Laundry room downstairs perfect to keep dirt and mud from inside
Visit Botany Bay for some truly outstanding nature sights! That beach is amazing!
Mattresses in master suites desperately need replacing. I have a bad back and it was utterly painful to sleep on. This was easily the worst part about our trip. Sleeping on a rock hard, squeaky mattress actually made me dread going to sleep at night. The kids' beds were just fine.
Tap water is really salty, even after filtering. Do NOT make coffee or tea with it. Get fresh water from city hall. Not really a big deal.
Bring dishwasher soap as it is fairly small compared to most newer units. Just takes a few extra cycles to wash everything when the house is full.
Owner: Consider adding some hammocks or swings under the home to encourage more outdoor activities. Otherwise, we truly enjoyed our stay and your property will be high on our list of recommendations, but PLEASE get those mattresses updated. After a day of chasing kids, I want to be snuggled in a nice bed while on vacation, not struggling for sleep. Also, you may want to have someone look at the power sockets in the living room and dining area. Some of the plugs fall right out as they are worn out. Possible fire hazard, but really easy to fix. Would definitely recommend, overall!"
Guest: Elizabeth M.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 23, 2015